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This article is about the JedidiahCudby version of this TV series. For the other version, see Countryballs: The Series at IIWiki.

   Countryballs: The Animated Series, more commonly known as Countryballs, is an American-Canadian-British-El Kadsreian satricial animated series that first aired on September 29th, 2016. It is created by Canadian animator Mark Thronfon and Todd Kaufman, when American animator Chris Savino took the occupation. Canadian animation studio Atomic Cartoons led the production of the series, which was broadcast initially on El TV Kadsre Animation. Due to the international nature of the series, it has attracted attention and efforts from people of other nationalities over the past years.

Countryballs is based on the Internet meme of the same name, in which countries of Earth are shown to be comical personas and communicate using imperfect English (excluding Anglophone countries or personas). As with the countryball comics, the series tends to poke fun at various aspects of countries such as historical events and leadership. This has the potential to lead to criticism from the audience, as seen in several cases since the first airing in 2016.

Countryballs has been applauded by some notable viewers, while others expressed dismay. The satricial approach to sensitive topics have been one of the most debated subjects regarding the series.

Development and production Edit

The first countryball comics were created in 2009, and within a few years it had become a well-known meme to Internet users within and beyond Pavonistade.

Canadian animator Bob Davies, employed in Canadian animation studio Atomic Cartoons, planned for an animated countryball series in early 2013. While Davies is not the first person to suggest development of a series based on countryballs, he was the first to receive approval of such a series. Atomic Cartoons approved of the proposal, but initially it failed to locate a company to which the series will be produced for. Davies had pitched the idea to the El TV Kadsre Television Network, which accepted the series proposal contrary to Jones's beliefs.

Development of Countryballs commenced in March 2011. Intending for the series to cover topics of other nations, El TV Kadsre Animation gathered producers of non-El Kadsreian backgrounds so as to achieve the intention. The series is assembled mostly in studios that are located in El Kadsre City. English is used as the lingua franca for all involved characters, although non-Anglophone personas are to speak broken English as consistent with the countryball comics. The idea to provide each persona with a different font(for subtitles) was developed months before the first airing.

Due to several setbacks such as financial problems, the development and airing of Countryballs were postponed several times. Following the delays, the series continued in smoother production and it was first broadcast on international aired in September 29th, 2016. As expected by Jones and involved companies, Countryballs garnered both acclaim and condemnation.

Characters and voice actors Edit

Within Countryballs, the personas never refer to each other using "[country]ball" such as "El Kadsreball" for example, and such naming is reserved for the audience and viewers. Some of the personas also take their forms as non-spherical shapes such as cubes, and some countryballs of historical origins may make an appearance. The representation of provinces, states, subnational territories, supranational organizations, etc. are seen in the series. It is important to note that while some such representations appear in the logos of Countryballs, they do not truly show up in the series (an example being USAball) Some English voice actors were actors from the Bionicle franchise, voice actors for Canadian, American and El Kadsreian, while some are YouTubers.

The list English version voice actors of Countryballs: The Animated Series.

  • Jeff Benett as 1ball
  • Travis Willingham as 2ball
  • James Williams as 3ball
  • Stan Lewis as 4ball
  • Kirk Jonhson as 5ball
  • Kira Buckland as 7ball
  • Lee Eddy as 8ball
  • Grey Griffin as Alandball
  • Jamie Marchi as Alaskaball
  • Michael Jones as Albaniaball
  • Destiny Eatmon as Albertaball
  • Steven Yuen as Algeriaball
  • Lance Stewart as Antarcticaball
  • Alex Mantle as Argentinaball
  • Michaela Laws as ASEANball
  • Darran Norris as Austriaball
  • Bradley Gareth as Australiaball
  • Todd Haberkorn as Azerbaijanball
  • Colin Brice Herrera as Azaraball
  • Bree Hearn as Bangladeshball
  • Chermai Leigh as Belarusball
  • Chris Nielsen as Belgiumball
  • Seth Green as Bosniaball
  • Adam McArthur as Brazilball
  • Holly Gauthier-Frankel as British Columbiaball
  • Dee Bradley Baker as Bulgariaball
  • Ian Andrew Hecox as Californiaball
  • Samuel Vincent as Canadaball
  • Smith Kennedy as Charlesland Republicball
  • Matt Hill as Chileball
  • Bryce Papenbrook as Chinaball
  • Megan Fahlenbock as Christmas Islandball
  • Michael Potok as Commonwealthball
  • Ben Schwartz as Cook Islandsball
  • Lauren Tom as Crimeaball
  • Matthew Fredrick as Croatiaball
  • Roman Atwood as Cubaball
  • Sean Chiplock as Cyprusball
  • Sophia De Leo as Cyrumulandball
  • Keith Sliverstein as Czechiaball
  • Lee Tockar as Denmarkball
  • Evan Fong as Dominican Republicball
  • Jesse Ridgway as Egyptball
  • Andy Wilson as El Kadsreball
  • Josh Keaton as Englandball
  • Erin Fitzgerald as Estoniaball
  • Stephanie Anne Mills as EUball
  • Maurice LaMarche as Faore Islandsball
  • Cristnia Vee as Falklandsball
  • Wendee Lee as Fijiball
  • Ian Sinclair as Finlandball
  • Danny Smith as Franceball
  • Bimon Saker as Germanyball
  • Cree Summer as Ghanaball
  • Pearce Joza as Gibaraltarball
  • Kathleen Barr as Greeceball
  • Adam Montoya as Greenlandball
  • Vasia Kabba as Guernesyball
  • Liliana Mumy as Hawaiiball
  • Fred Valzia as Helvmarkball
  • Rob Oaks as Hjallfordball
  • Ben Diskin as Hong Kongball
  • Michael Jones as Hungaryball
  • Joel McDonald as Icelandball
  • Jordan Maron as Indiaball
  • Brian Geyman as Indonesiaball
  • Matthew Patrick as Iranball
  • Tony Sampson as Iraqball
  • Sean William McLoughlin as Irelandball
  • Neil Crone as Isle of Manball
  • Jason Rose as Israelcube
  • Marcel Casey as Italyball
  • Ed Skudder as Jamaicaball
  • Bryn McAuley as Japanball
  • Greg Cipes as Jerseryball
  • Dick Harris as Jordanball
  • Ben San Diego as Kenslandball
  • Jenna Warren as Kenyaball
  • Adam Arama Arbuthnott as Kosovoball
  • Laura Faverty as Kuwaitball
  • Doron Bell as Latviaball
  • Sarah Anne Williams as Libyaball
  • Julie Lemieux as Liechtensteinball
  • Lyon Smith as Lithuaniaball
  • Richard Cox as Luxembourgball
  • Jennifer Hale as Macedoniaball
  • Logan Paul as Madagascarball
  • Denise Oliver as Mahriball
  • Samantha Ireland as Malaysiaball
  • Joey Graceffa as Maliball
  • Caitlin Danielle as Manitobaball
  • Bart Batchelor as Mexicoball
  • Patrick M. Seymour as Maoriball
  • Rachael Messer as Micronesiaball
  • Zihan Wang as Minecraftiaball
  • Michelle Marie as Miss Australiaball
  • Kimlinh Tran as Miss Canadaball
  • Corinne Suberg as Miss New Zealandball
  • Jeese Vinet as Miss UKball
  • Sydney P. as Miss USAball
  • Andrea Libman as Moldovaball
  • Rob Paulsen as Monacoball
  • Bree Hearn as Montenegroball
  • Thomas Sanders as Moroccoball
  • Nicola Foti as Mozambiqueball
  • Lizzy Hofe as NATOball
  • Sergio Di Zio as Netherlandsball
  • Haruka Shimizu as NepalRawr
  • Ryan Andrew Seewald as Newfoundlandball
  • Matthew McKay as New Brunswickball
  • Jedidiah Cudby as New Zealandball
  • Susan Roman as Nigeraball
  • Kayla Edwards as Niueball
  • Jermey Shada as Northern Irelandball
  • Perry Gray as North El Kadsreball
  • Joshua Tomar as North Koreaball
  • James Edwards as Norwayball
  • Ausitn Hivley as Nova Scotiaball
  • Geo G. as Nunavutball
  • Matt Haag as Omanball
  • Alejandro Saab as Ontarioball
  • Amanda Kay as Pakistanball
  • Binndy Coda as Papua New Guineaball
  • Izoi Akidah as Peruball
  • Stephaine Morgenstern as Philippinesball
  • John Lollies as Polandball
  • Harrison Lu as Portgualball
  • Kyo Saeba Moutinho as Puerto Ricoball
  • Jesse Michael Wellens as Qatarball
  • Amanda Lee as Quebecball
  • Jessica DiCicco as Romaniaball
  • Zach King as Russiaball
  • Ted Brown as Samonaball
  • Ynriko Flores as Saudi Arabiaball
  • Mark Edward Fischbach as Sentanball
  • Scotty Sire as Serbiaball
  • Johnny Rose as Scotlandball
  • Jack Stevens as Simericaball
  • Jillian Michaels as Sloveniaball
  • Terry McGurrin as Slovakiaball
  • Lindsay Jones as South Africaball
  • Johnny Yong Bosch as South Koreaball
  • Shay Carl Butler as South Sudanball
  • Andrew Francis as Spainball
  • Rachel Wilson as Sri Lankaball
  • Sam A. Webster as Sudanball
  • Kevin Michael Robertson as Swedenball
  • Ben Tuller as Switzerlandball
  • Moeri Obara as Taiwanball
  • Chrisitan Potenza as Texasball
  • Tabhita St. Germain as Thailandball
  • Eric Medina as Tokelauball
  • Annemairie Blanco as Tringapore
  • Kyle McCarley as Tunisiaball
  • Grant George as Turkeyball
  • Ewout Dinges as UAEball
  • Ian James Corlett as UKball
  • Tara Strong as Umikuniball
  • Jonah Scott as UNball
  • Brock Baker as USAball
  • Craig Simmons as Ukraineball
  • Peter Oldring as Vacatian Cityball
  • Dave Dixon as Venezulaball
  • Antanico Matsushita as Vicnoraball
  • Stacey DePass as Vietnamball
  • Jill Harris as Virgin Islandsball
  • Gilbert Rouing as Vlokozuball
  • Rhys Darby as Walesball
  • Kamia Pere as Yemenball
  • Alexa Rice as YinYangiaball
  • Reira (RabuKiru) as Yukonball
  • Jess Gibsons as Zimbabweball

Episodes Edit

Countryballs has several notable episodes that attained their statuses. Three reasons may be attributed as explanations: one, the topics in which they possess; two, the random nature of the episodes; and three, the occasional departure from reality.

Global events, national news, and local news are examples that have been used in Countryballs episodes, , regardless of the date, while some of the episodes tells stories about the historical events. WW1, WW2, Cold War, Korean WarVietnam War, US Civil War, and numerous general elections are subjects that made appearances in the series. Their comical portrayal had led to both acclaim and anger among audiences.

Random natures are a factor in two kinds of episodes, once in every season for each kind starting from Season 2. The first kind is the "Grand Rounds" episode, which involve randomized conflicts between countries and conclude with a conflict fought by remnants (always superstates). This can lead to countries such as "State of the Vicnora." The second variant is the "Single Stand" episode, in which a countryball possessing extreme combat skills battle against all other countryballs on the quest for global domination.

Some of the episodes had differences from what occurred or existed in reality. While anachronistic technologies and equipment are well-known samples, other samples have included historical inaccuracies (either deliberate or unintentional) and implausible proportions, such as expanding a small persona's size to be much greater than those of others.

International broadcasters Edit

North America Edit

Country Channel(s) Date of premiere
Azara ATN (Azaran)
DBS (Azaran)
QBC (Azaran)
PTV4 (Azaran)
Canada Teletoon at Night (English)
Teletoon la Nuit (French)
29th September, 2016
El Kadsre El TV Kadsre 3
Mahri Treet TV2
Mexico Canal 5
North El Kadsre EYE TV1
Sentan STN2
United El Kadsreian Nations Cinetoon at Night
United States UltraToons Network
Vicnora TWO2

South America Edit

Country Channel(s) Date of premiere
Argentina Telefe 29th September, 2016
Brazil SBT
Chile TVN
Colombia Canal RCN
Latin America Cartoon Network
Venezuela TVes

Europe Edit

Country Channel(s) Date of premiere
Austria ORF2 29th September, 2016
Belgium JIM
La Trois (French)
Croatia HRT2
Cyrumuland Ras 2
Czechia (Czech Republic) CT2
Denmark DR3
Estonia Kanal 2
Finland YLE TV2
France W9
Germany

ZDF

Helvmark HT-2
Hungary RTL
Iceland Stod 2
Ireland TG4
Italy Rai Tre
Malta TVM2
Netherlands NPO3
Norway NRK3
Poland TVP2
Portugal RTP2
Romania TVR2
Russia 2x2
Serbia RTS2
Slovakia STV1
Slovenia RTV SLO2
Spain La 2
Sweden SVT2
Switzerland SRF Zwei
RTS Deux (French)
RSI La 1 (Italian)
United Kingdom Channel 4

Asia Edit

Country Channel(s) Date of premiere
Hong Kong

TVB Pearl

ViuTV (Chinese)

29th September, 2016
India Zee Cafe
Indonesia RCTI
Israel Channel 2
Japan JATIS stations (Tokyo MX, etc.)
Malaysia TV9
Philippines TV5
Singapore Channel 5
Southeast Asia Animax
South Korea SBS
Taiwan PTS

Africa Edit

Country Channel(s) Date of premiere
South Africa M-net 29th September, 2016

Oceania Edit

Country Channel(s) Date of premiere
Australia

ABC2

29th September, 2016
New Zealand Prime

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