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Ryker and the Cicada
Television show information

Genre

Comedy
Adventure
Fantasy

Created by

Toby Jones

Voices of

Sam Lavagnino
Debra Wilson

Country of
origin

United States

Original
language(s)

English

Production

Executive
producer(s)

Toby Jones
For Cartoon Network Studios:
Brian A. Miller
Jennifer Pelphrey
For Cartoon Network:
Robert Sorcher

Running time

11 min. (normal episodes; approx.)
22 min. (specials; approx.)

Production
company(s)

Cartoon Network Studios

Distributor

Warner Bros. Television Distribution

Broadcast

Original
network

Cartoon Network

Original release

March 30th, 2020-present

Ryker and the Cicada is an American adventure fantasy comedy animated series being created by Toby Jones. It has aired on Cartoon Network since March 30th, 2020.

Synopsis

After a game of truth or dare, Ryker stumbles across a cicada named Cindy who was cursed to be able to talk and ends up befriending her, leading them to have their bizarre adventures.

Characters

Main

  • Ryker Yin (voiced by Sam Lavagnino) - a ten-year old Asian kid who finds Cindy and ends up going on bizarre adventures.
    • Cindy (voiced by Debra Wilson) - a cicada who was cursed to have the ability to talk like a human and befriends Ryker.

Supporting

  • Mr. and Mrs. Yin (voiced by Matthew Yang King and Cristina Vee, respectively) - Ryker's busy parents.
  • Kyle (voiced by Jay Gragnani) - a kid who is Ryker's best friend.
  • Katie (voiced by Ashley Johnson) - a girl whom Ryker has a crush on.
  • Rose (vocal effects by Frank Welker) - a dog who is Ryker's pet.
  • Madame Fortuna (voiced by Laraine Newman) - a woman who is a fortune teller.
  • Chris (voiced by TBD) - a villager who befriends Ryker and Cindy.
  • Roswell (voiced by Danica McKellar) - a girl from Ryker's school that has been hinted to have multiple personality disorder, as she's been seen as a shy introverted girl, a popular queen bee, a creepy goth girl, etc.
  • Evan Yin (voiced by Dante Basco) - Ryker's teenage cousin who doesn't really get along with him well.
  • The Mega Centipede (vocal effects by Frank Welker) - a fictional giant centipede from Mega Centipede that destroys buildings and cause chaos, being Ryker and Kyle's favorite monster movie.

Antagonists

  • The Termite King (voiced by Tommy Blacha) - a termite who leads the termites and is extremely greedy and egotistical.
  • Hayden Hamati (voiced by TBD) - a kid from school who is Ryker's rival.
  • Zombie Bees (non-speaking) - a group of zombified bees.
  • The Owlman (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - an owlman who has been lurking around the forest.
  • Lindy (voiced by Rachael MacFarlane) - a green cicada who got jealous of Cindy for having a human friend when she doesn't and tried to steal Ryker from her.
  • The Cicada Eater (vocal effects by Fred Tatasciore) - a creature that has been going around and eating cicadas.
  • The Iguana (non-speaking) - an iguana who managed to enter Ryker's house and attempted to eat Cindy.
  • Ember (voiced by Candi Milo) - a kid who is obsessed with collecting bugs and tried to collect Cindy.
  • Daisy (voiced by E.G. Daily) - a creepy little girl who speaks in rhymes.

Episodes

See List of Ryker and the Cicada episodes.

Gallery

Broadcast

The series has first made its way on Cartoon Network on March 30.

It has first made its international debut on Cartoon Network Asia on April 4. It has premiered on Teletoon on June 5 and on Cartoon Network UK on August 31. It will premiere on Cartoon Network Japan and Cartoon Network Korea on September 6 and September 10, respectively. It will premiere on Cartoon Network Italy on September 28 and Cartoon Network India on November 6.

Tropes

See Ryker and the Cicada/Tropes.

Trivia

  • This series premiered just a day before its own creator's birthday.
  • VARIANT:
    • Cartoon Network Studios: TBD
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