Courage the Cowardly Dog – Animated Horror Comedy
A character from the golden era of Cartoon Network, Courage is a small pink dog that is afraid of almost everything. Regardless of that, he overcomes them in order to face the many creepy and bizarre creatures which attack his home. Courage is overly attached to his owner, Muriel, who lives in a small town called Nowhere with her husband, the always grumpy Eustace.
Courage the Cowardly Dog full review
This somewhat horror animated comedy cartoon series is a work of John Dilworth and happens to be the sixth series on Cartoon Network. The main character of the series is a dog that goes by the name Courage lives with Muriel and Eustace Bagge, a old couple living in the town “Middle of Nowhere”.
Several supernatural and paranormal activities are encountered by Courage and his owners and this makes up the whole story behind this series that is filled with humor and horror. The animated series was first aired on the 12th of November, 1999 and went on to have four series that ended on the 22nd of November 2002 having 52 episodes produced.
Courage lived with Eustace and Muriel in a farmhouse after being found by Muriel and unlike other canines, Courage was a frightened one and this explains how the title of the series came about. While Muriel instantly fell in love with Courage after finding him as a puppy, her husband, Eustace continuously harassed it. The family was constantly disturbed by scary creatures like aliens, demons, and monsters that Courage needed to deal with in order to protect its masters. Some of these beings are evil and others turn out to be harmless and actually in need of some help. The cartoon is a classical mix of horror and comedy.
Other characters in the series besides Courage and his masters include Dr. Vindaloo who is the family doctor, Shirley the Medium who is the chihuahua that tells fortunes, Ma – Eustace’s mother, and villains like Katz and Le Quack.
The series created from a short animation, “The Chicken from Outer Space” was highly accepted by viewers that it became the highest rated premiere in the history of Cartoon Network when it was first aired. Although the last episode was shown on the 22nd of November 2002, the series came back on the 12th of April, 2012 on Cartoon Planet, and re-runs began on Cartoon Network on the the 22nd of July, 2013.
The series received several awards and nominations from different quarters. Annie Awards and the Golden Reel Awards are some of the ones it won and it was a nominee on the Academy Awards.
Interested persons can still enjoy this fascinating series as it is up for download on iTunes. Courage the Cowardly Dog made its name and still continues to be one of the best ever animated series on TV.