Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law
|Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law|
On-screen title card.
|Created by:||Michael Ouweleen|
|Network:||Adult Swim (Cartoon Network)|
|Production company:||Williams Street|
Allie Art & Science
|Distributor:||Warner Bros. Television|
|Original release:||December 30, 2000—July 22, 2007|
|Run time:||11-12 minutes|
John Michael Higgins
|Music composed by:||Michael Kohler|
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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is an American adult animated superhero/courtroom drama spoof television series created by Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter. It was produced by Williams Street and Allied Art & Science for Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. It ran from 2000 to 2007, airing a total of 39 episodes that spanned four seasons.
The series is a spin-off spoof of the more kid-friendly Hanna-Barbera series from the 1950s-80s, with Birdman from the Birdman segments of Birdman and the Galaxy Trio as a starting point, who has gone from fighting crime as a superhero to serving justice in a courtroom, representing the law firm Sebben & Sebben, with the staff mostly comprised of the heroes of Birdman, while his rivals are made up of past villains. Birdman's clientele is made up of usually warped stars from Hanna-Barbera series that either predate or came after Birdman. The primary object of this is to poke fun at the adult innuendos in Hanna-Barbera's many shows that were usually aired in Saturday morning blocks for children.
The entire series has been released on DVD.
The music was composed by Michael Kohler at Bluetube.
|Title||Number||Original air date|
|Harvey Birdman: General Attorney||1||October 15, 2018|
- Gary Cole as Harvey Birdman and Judge Mightor
- Stephen Colbert as Phil Ken Sebben and Myron Reducto
- Thomas Allen as Peanut
- John Michael Higgins as Judge Mentok
- Peter MacNicol as X the Eliminator
In 2019, Adult Swim commissioned a spin-off in the form of Birdgirl, which debuted in 2021.
For April Fools Day 2021, Adult Swim advertised they would be making regressed versions of their cartoons, such as Harvey Birdman, Junior Associate.
In popular culture
- In the Drawn Together episode "Wooldoor Sockbat's Giggle-Wiggle Funny Tickle Non-Traditional Progressive Multicultural Roundtable!," Clara appoints Harvey Birdman as her defense lawyer.