Network: Cartoon Network
Episodes: 52 (half-hour)
TV show dates: November 12, 1999 – November 22, 2002
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Marty Grabstein, Thea White, Lionel G. Wilson, Arthur Anderson, Simon Prebble, Paul Schoeffler, Billie Lou Watt, Peter Fernandez, and Arnold Stang.
TV show description:
Created by John R. Dilworth, this animated series began as a 1995 short film which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Both follow the misadventures of Courage (Ricky Gervais in the pilot, later Marty Grabstein), a canine who’s easily frightened by just about anything.
Courage lives in a farmhouse near the fictional town of Nowhere, Kansas. His parents were sent into space by and evil veterinarian. As a puppy, Courage was adopted by a sweet-natured Scottish woman named Muriel (Thea White). She’s married to a grumpy, greedy farmer named Eustace Bagge (Lionel G. Wilson, then Arthur Anderson) who enjoys mistreating and scaring the pooch with a bright green bug-eyed mask.