Disney Channel’s Big City Greens is the new animated series, based on real-life people, we chatted with the creators, brothers Shane and Chris Houghton, check out the interview.
We were in the Disney Channel building at Disney Television Animation Studios, where we met the Houghton brothers, and we were also able to watch two episodes of Big City Greens that premiered on June 18.
Big City Greens recounts the unconventional adventures of Cricket, a very mischievous and optimistic 10-year-old who moves to the big city with his family, his single dad Bill, his 12-year-old older sister, Tilly and his grandmother Alice.
Big City Greens is an animated series for the whole family, based on real-life experiences and characters; friends and family of the Hougthon brothers.
The creators spent their childhood in the state of Michigan, surrounded by farm animals, riding tractors and then moving from their small town to the city to be at the College. We were told that in each episode they want to tell something, a fun part and an emotional part.
In Big City Greens the family is nothing traditional, made up of Granny, Single Dad and their two children. Grandma Alice is inspired by Granny of the Creator Brothers, “Alice is bittersweet, as was my granny,” we were told. Chris is the voice of Cricket, the son of the family who will get green gray hairs!
On the music of Big City Greens, we learned that Shane and Chris created the three-part theme and sings it Chris, it’s country type and it’s about a kid going out to play in the summer, he also does the voice of Cricket , the tremendous son of the Greens.
In some episodes of the series they will have voices of guest celebrities such as Raven-Symoné who will give the voice to reporter Maria Media, among many others.
One of the episodes we saw of Big City Greens was “Space Chicken” we were caught with laughter with the occurrences of Cricket, don’t miss this June 18th at 11:30 am CT on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD.