Howie and Deena
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Television show information

Genre

Slapstick comedy

Created by

Doug TenNapel

Voices of

Rob Paulsen
Kath Soucie

Country of
origin

United States

Original
language(s)

English

No. of seasons

5

No. of episodes

110 (List of episodes)

Production

Executive
producer(s)

Doug TenNapel

Running time

22 min. (approx.)
11 min. (each segment, approx.)

Production
company(s)

Walt Disney Television Animation

Distributor

Buena Vista Television

Broadcast

Original
network

Disney Channel

Original release

April 10th, 1999 - November 19th, 2004

Howie and Deena, alternately known as Disney's Howie and Deena, was an American animated slapstick comedy television series, being created by Doug TenNapel. It was produced by Walt Disney Television Animation and it aired on Disney Channel from April 10th, 1999 until November 19th, 2004.

Synopsis

Two roommates, a rude wolf and an extremely innocent deer, live in a forest where several creatures live and often get into a series of shenanigans.

Characters

Main

  • Howie (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - a rude wolf who often gets mad at Deena whenever she gets into trouble.
  • Deena (voiced by Kath Soucie) - an extremely innocent deer who loves to have fun and usually gets into trouble.

Supporting

  • Dick (voiced by Townsend Coleman) - the respectful forest ranger who is unaware of the animals being TBD.
  • Squiggle (voiced by Tom Kenny) - an idiotic squirrel who enjoys drinking energy drinks and often causes mayhem.
  • Foxy (voiced by Elizabeth Daily) - a seductive fox who Howie tries to impress by resorting to several schemes in order to impress her.
  • Beauty (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - a highly ugly warthog who is in love with Howie despite TBD.
  • Chip (voiced by Billy West) - a TBD chipmunk who TBD.
  • Hootre (voiced by Tim Curry) - a studious owl who TBD.
  • Jayden (voiced by Jodi Benson) - a friendly canary who TBD.
  • Yonk (voiced by René Auberjonois) - a stubborn, but friendly ferret who tends to help Howie and Deena during situations.

Antagonists

  • Ripper (voiced by Mako Iwamatsu) - a mad panda who loves to cause chaos and anarchy as he TBD.
  • Silas and Jane (voiced by Jim Cummings and Tara Strong, respectively) - a duo of hungry father-and-daughter hunters who try to hunt down Howie and Deena to make them either food or their trophies.
  • Bart (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) - a grouchy grizzly bear who hates noise and often yells at people who disturb him, even if he hypocritically does some weird TBD.
  • Sylvester (voiced by Mark Hamill) - a sneaky weasel who tries to lure Deena with several scams by claiming he works for the government and that TBD.
  • Carol Spinee (voiced by TBD) - a TBD porcupine who is TBD.
  • Conker (voiced by Phil LaMarr) - a cockroach who has been stealing Howie and Deena's stuff.
  • Ed and Maria (voiced by Mr. Lawrence and also by Kath Soucie, respectively) - two antlions who are very grouchy and hate people who disturb them.
  • Bucky (voiced by TBD) - a TBD snake who TBD.
  • Spencer (voiced by TBD) - a crazy spider who has been frightening Howie and Deena just for the fun of it.
  • Quaffy (voiced by TBD) - a grouchy duck who has been getting on Howie's nerves.
  • The Cougar Gang, consisting of:
    • Craig (voiced by Jeffrey Combs) - a cruel cougar who is the leader of his gang.
    • Clyde (voiced by TBD) - a hyperactive cougar who hates waiting and would rather do things immediately.

Episodes

See List of Howie and Deena episodes.

Revival

In 2019, Disney Television Animation announced that they are making a revival season of the show that will air on both Disney Channel and Disney+ at the same time, being expected to premiere on February 12th, 2021.

Disney's decision to air the series simultaneously on its flagship cable channel and its streaming service is especially to not deprive cable viewers from the show TBD. Despite airing first on Disney+, the revival is still labeled as a Disney Channel original.

The voice cast for the series is expected to return to reprise their respective roles, save for Ripper, due to Mako Iwamatsu's passing in 2006, and Yonk, due to René Auberjonois' passing in 2019, being recasted with Greg Baldwin and Jeff Bennett, respectively.

Gallery

Tropes

See Howie and Deena/Tropes.

Trivia

  • This is Disney's second attempt to create a surreal cartoon in the likes of Nickelodeon's The Ren and Stimpy Show, Hanna-Barbera's 2 Stupid Dogs and Cartoon Network's Cow and Chicken/I Am Weasel after the short-lived The Shnookums and Meat Funny Cartoon Show in 1995 and followed by Brandy and Mr. Whiskers in 2004.
  • Although Howie having the hots for Foxy, some fans prefer to pair him with Deena due to their odd chemistry.
  • The series has some cutaway gags.
  • This is the first animated Disney Channel original series.
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