2002 Runtime:26 x half hour episodes Genre:Comedy
An official Canada/Australia co-production with Nelvana Ltd.
QUADS! is a dark comedy from the twisted brain of the late John Callahan, the infamous cartoonist whose controversial and often outrageous cartoons were syndicated across the USA.
QUADS! tells the story of Reilly O’Reilly, a foul mouthed drunk who gets run over by a millionaire and rendered a quadriplegic. The driver of the car, ridden by guilt and fearful of lawsuits, gives Reilly a mansion.
Reilly fills the mansion with people “less fortunate than himself” and together the handicapped anti-heroes form a dysfunctional family. Reilly’s housemates at Maimed Manor are the blind and black but-not-musical, Fontaine, the head-on-a-skateboard, Blazer, the former masseur with hooks for hands, Lefty, a gay Australian physical therapist, Spalding, a hemp-wearing, VW minibus-driving, environmentalist girlfriend, Franny, and a belching, Irish barkeeper friend, Griz.
“US cartoonist John Callahan is the dark side to Larson’s Far Side. Defiant in the face of the politically correct, he’s gained a loyal audience for not pulling any punches…Horribly funny.”
The West Australian
“Probably the only thing predictable about QUADS! is that it is sure to offend someone.”
Toronto Metro Daily
“In case you thought South Park had pushed television comedy too far, prepare to look back at its old-fashioned sentimentality after a few weeks of Callahan’s QUADS!”
2002 PICTURE THIS FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, CANADA
Winner, Best Animation Award, John Callahan’s QUADS!
2001 GEMINI AWARDS, CANADA
Winner, Best Direction in a Comedy Program
Finalist Best Comedy
2001 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF TELEVISION ANIMATION, ITALY
Finalist Best Comedy
2001 ANNECY ANIMATION FESTIVAL, FRANCE
Finalist, Best Comedy
2001 PICTURE THIS FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL, CANADA
Winner, Best Overall Picture & Outstanding Award, Animation Series
|Directors:||Chris LaBonte & Steve French|
|Producers:||Colin South, Stephen Hodgins, Patricia R. Burns & Marianne Culbert|