I Heart Arlo

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I Heart Arlo
Genre
Created byRyan Crego
Voices of
Music by
Opening theme"Beautiful Together"
by Michael J. Woodard and Mary Lambert
ComposerAlex Geringas
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes19
Production
Executive producerRyan Crego
ProducerEric Vesbit[a]
EditorJohn Wall
Running time14-25 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K UHD
Audio formatDolby Digital 5.1
Original releaseAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
Chronology
Preceded byArlo the Alligator Boy

I Heart Arlo (stylized as I ♥ Arlo) is an American 2D animated adventure-comedy musical streaming television series created by Ryan Crego for Netflix.[1] A follow-up to the 2021 film Arlo the Alligator Boy, the series premiered on August 27, 2021.[2]

Premise[edit]

Following the film Arlo the Alligator Boy, I Heart Arlo follows Arlo and his newfound crew set up shop in an abandoned seaside neighborhood and help bring it back to life.[3]

Voice cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

  • Vincent Rodriguez III as Ansel Beauregard, a bird-man and Arlo's biological father.
  • Annie Potts as Edmée, a local swamp hermit and Arlo's adoptive mother.
  • Fred Tatasciore as Jeromio, Arlo's pet bullfrog who moves in with him early in the series.
  • Jessica Williams as Elena, the mayor of New York City.
  • Cathy Vu as Thao, a mailwoman for Seaside by the Seashore
  • Flea as Ruff, one of Arlo's former adversaries who owns a failing swamp museum.
  • Jennifer Coolidge as Stucky, Arlo's other former adversary, and Ruff's partner.
  • Melissa Villaseñor as Lily the Lobster Woman, a kleptomaniac half-human, half lobster hybrid lady, and one of the newest members of SBS. Lily started off as a burden to the locals until Arlo found a use for her larceny skills, as Seaside's new lost and found department.
  • Santigold as the Bog Lady, a villainous swamp goddess who vowed revenge on Arlo for leaving the swamp. She is destroyed when Edmee uses her bombs to make the shack explode, and she melts into nothingness after she tried to devour Arlo and the others as they escaped from her.
  • Maria Bamford as Tony's con-artist mother, and additional voices.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten and storyboard byStory byOriginal release date
1"Friendship Couch"Nick SumidaAngelica "Jelly" Russell and Michelle XinNick Arciaga, Colleen McAllister, Blake Lemons and Eric RiveraAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)

Having settled in to Seaside by the Seashore, Arlo thinks it will be easy living on his own. However, he finds it more harder than he can handle.

Song: "The Way" by Arlo and Bertie
2"A Memory of Pizza"Carder ScholinKatie Hood and Maha TabikhEric RiveraAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
When the Mayor of New York City comes to visit Seaside, Arlo and the gang do their best to impress her so their home does not get shut down.
3"Be the Turtle"Angelica "Jelly" Russell and Nick SumidaKatie Hood and Maha TabikhColleen McAllisterAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)

Arlo gives Alia a very important job, but the others do not believe she can focus herself enough to handle it properly.

Song: "Slow Walk" by Alia
4"The Shedding"Carder ScholinNathanael H. Jones and Mariana YovanovichEric RiveraAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
When Arlo starts shedding his scales, his friends mistake it for a ghost, and he tries to hide the truth to avoid getting embarrassed.
5"Community Garden"Blake LemonsDodge Greenley and Angelica "Jelly" RussellEric Rivera and Clay SenechalAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)

When Bertie finds a quiet place where she can be by herself, Arlo spreads the word about it, turning it into a community garden.

Songs: "Community Garden" by Arlo; "Even In A Garden" by Bertie
6"Blow Out"Nick SumidaWritten by: Andy Cung, Colleen McAllister, Dakota McFadzean and Nick Sumida
Storyboarded by: Andy Cung and Dakota McFadzean
Nick ArciagaAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
Furlecia asks Arlo to step in as an assistant when her job at her salon becomes a handful.
7"In the Blue with You"Carder ScholinAngelica "Jelly" Russell and Michelle XinColleen McAllisterAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)

While on a father-son fishing trip with Ansel, Arlo is worried when his dad does not seem to be excited to spend time with him.

Song: "In the Blue" by Arlo and Ansel
8"Jeromio, Jeromio"Nick SumidaNathan Bulmer and Michelle LamNick Arciaga, Blake Lemons and Colleen McAllisterAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
When Arlo's pet frog Jeromio becomes increasingly depressed, he tries to find out why.
9"Make a Fish"Carder ScholinNathan Bulmer and Michelle LamNick ArciagaAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)

After Marcellus secretly grants a wish for Bertie, he uses the central fountain as an opportunity to become rich from the other wish-makers.

Song: "Marcellus Opera" by Marcellus
10"Frogday the 13th"Nick SumidaNathanael H. Jones and Mariana YovanovichNick ArciagaAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
Arlo asks Bertie to watch Jeromio while he is away, and she finds the job easier said than done.
11"Swamp Itch"Carder ScholinNathan Bulmer and Michelle LamBlake LemonsAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
Arlo comes down with a severe case of "swamp itch" and Ansel tries to heal him, but keeps causing more trouble.
12"Moody Tuesday"Angelica "Jelly" Russell and Nick SumidaNathanael H. Jones and Mariana YovanovichColleen McAllisterAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)

A drop of ice cream causes Bertie to become moody and sour, and it soon spreads to the rest of Seaside.

Song: "I Can Lift You Up" by Bertie and Arlo
13"Lily Lost & Found"Angelica "Jelly" Russell and Nick SumidaNathan Bulmer and Michelle LamNick ArciagaAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
Arlo encounters a visiting half-lobster woman who has a habit of taking things that are not hers.
14"Stay Cool"Carder ScholinKatie Hood and Maha TabikhColleen McAllister and Eric RiveraAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
When a heatwave strikes, Arlo's friends convince him to take Ansel's yacht out for a refreshing ride.
15"Tony Baloney"Angelica "Jelly" Russell and Nick SumidaNathan Bulmer and Michelle LamNick ArciagaAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
When Tony's parents visit, he fears they will hate him because he is not a con artist, so Arlo and the gang help him keep up the act.
16"Get Lost!"Carder ScholinAndy Cung and Dakota McFadzeanColleen McAllisterAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)

With Seaside's Uncondemning party coming, Bertie searches for inspiration to write the perfect song, but winds up in a game with Arlo and the others which strands them in the city.

Song: "Just Another Night In New York" by Bertie
17"Goin' it Arlone"Angelica "Jelly" RussellAndy Cung and Dakota McFadzeanNick ArciagaAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)

In trying to help prepare Seaside for the Uncondemning in time, Arlo goes to great lengths to modify the boardwalk's Ferris wheel.

Song: "Coming Together" by Arlo, Bertie, Furlecia, Alia, Tony and Marcellus
18"Alro"Carder ScholinAndy Cung and Dakota McFadzeanGrant LossiAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)
When a package goes missing, Arlo and Bertie must work to solve the mystery where it went, not knowing an even bigger mystery is on their hands.
19"The Uncondemning"Angelica "Jelly" Russell, Carder Scholin and Nick SumidaWritten by: Colleen McAllister
Storyboarded by: Ashlyn Anstee, Katie Hood, Nathanael H. Jones, Sam Lane, Maha Tabikh and Mariana Yovanovich
Blake Lemons and Colleen McAllisterAugust 27, 2021 (2021-08-27)

After hearing Edmee is being held hostage by Ruff and Stucky who demand ransom, Arlo and his friends return to the swamp where he is raised to rescue her and face down a mysterious creature known as the Bog Lady.

Songs: "Back To You" by Arlo; "Ruff and Stucky" by Ruff and Stucky; "The Bog Lady" by the Bog Lady; "As Long As We Got Each Other" by Arlo, Bertie and everyone

Soundtrack[edit]

I Heart Arlo: Music From The Netflix Series
Soundtrack album
ReleasedAugust 27, 2021
Recorded2020
GenrePop, pop soul, electropop, synth pop
LabelCapitol Records
No.TitlePerformer(s)Length
1."As Long As We Got Each Other"2:12
2."Coming Together"
  • Woodard
  • Lambert
2:29
3."Slow Walk"Haley Tju2:30
4."Back To You"Woodard2:51
5."I Can Lift You Up"
  • Lambert
  • Woodard
2:35
6."Community Garden"Woodard2:28
7."Even In A Garden"Lambert1:28
8."The Way"
  • Woodard
  • Lambert
2:46
9."In The Blue"2:43
10."Just Another Night In New York"Lambert2:20
11."The Bog Lady"Santigold2:02
12."Ruff And Stucky"1:39

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Credited as "Line Producer".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arlo the Alligator Boy Makes His Debut In An All-New Animated Movie Musical and Series on Netflix". Netflix Media Center (Press release). November 12, 2020. Archived from the original on November 12, 2020. Retrieved March 17, 2021.
  2. ^ Bjornson, Greta (July 21, 2021). "New on Netflix August 2021". Decider. Retrieved July 21, 2021.
  3. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (November 12, 2020). "Arlo the Alligator Boy' Makes Animated Debut in Netflix Movie & Series". Animation Magazine. Archived from the original on November 12, 2020. Retrieved November 12, 2020.

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