Big City Greens is an 2018 American animated Disney Channel original series, created by Chris and Shane Houghton.[4] The series premiered on June 18th 2018.[5]


The series focuses on Cricket Green, a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his family. Cricket’s curiosity and enthusiasm leads his wildly out of place family on epic journeys and into the hearts of his new neighbors.[6][7]



The series is created by Chris and Shane Houghton, who originally worked on Nickelodeon's Harvey Beaks. Along with the Emmy Award-winning director Rob Renzetti (creator of My Life as a Teenage Robot, supervising producer for Gravity Falls and executive producer of the 2017 reboot of DuckTales) serves as executive producer and the Houghton brothers serve as co-executive producers.

The series (originally named as Country Club) was greenlit by Disney in 2012.[8], just before they contributed their work on Gravity Falls and then for Nickelodeon’s Harvey Beaks in 2015.

On March 2016, Disney XD had greenlit two new original shows, this and alongside with Billy Dilley's Super Duper Subterranean Summer, to be released throughout the 2017-2018 period.

Following about a year after its announcement, on July 21, 2017, an official main title was released on Disney XD YouTube channel, with the series being renamed from Country Club to Big City Greens.

In late November, A sneak peek of the series was unveiled and shown at the CTN expo. [9][10]

On April 2, the series creator has posted on Twitter that the series had moved from original channel, Disney XD to Disney Channel [11] [12] for Summer 2018 season.

The Series was greenlit for Season 2 (which would never happened), ahead of its premiere, as the series will debut on June 18th. In addition to the series renewal and release, there will be guest voice cast includes Jon Hamm, Raven-Symoné, Busta Rhymes, Danny Trejo, Lorraine Toussaint, Jim Rash, Paul F. Tompkins, Lauren Lapkus, Andy Daly, Scott Aukerman, McElroy, Paul Scheer, Zeno Robinson, Colton Dunn and Anna Akana.[13]

In addition to the guest voice cast, it will premiere with a week of new episodes June 18-22, as part of Disney Channel’s GO! Summer programming event. New episodes will premiere all summer on Monday and Wednesday mornings (10 a.m.) Additional shorts will debut Saturday, June 16 on Disney Channel and its YouTube channel. DisneyNOW will also debut its first multi-player game, Big City Battle!, where players compete against each other to earn their place as a member of the Green family.

On June 7th, the series is being promoted at the Pixar Fest, alongside with the upcoming Pixar film, The Incredibles 2.[14]

According to, who released a 46 second sneak peek, Also, The series premiere will be available to watch on DisneyNOW beginning Friday, June 8, ten days ahead of its airing.[15]

On December 10th, The Series won the seal of approval from CommonSense [16]

The 1st Season ended on March 9th, 2019.

On April 21st, The creators and Marieve Herington attended to the Disney Channel Fan Fest 2019, and shared a storyboard animatic of a upcoming episode involving the Greens into the beach and also added that the series will start second season in Fall.


Main Article: Season 1

The series will be animated with Disney Animation, alongside with the south korea based animation studio, Sugarcube. [16]. As the series production began with the first season in between 2014 and 2017.







  • The series name was originally titled Country Club.
  • The series was originally going be aired in 2017, but ended up being postponed into 2018 while another show, Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer, (which originally was assigned for 2018) ended up taking its place for the 2017 release.
  • The theme music was performed by a band group named "The Mowgili's".[20]
  • The show is somewhat similar to Doug (a show originally aired on Nickelodeon and later on Disney) and The Simpsons as the main characters who has yellow skin while the background characters who appear to have colored (e.g. purple, red, green, yellow, blue) skins rather than normal human skin color, unlike The Simpsons where almost all characters has yellow skin.
    • The reason why Big City Greens main characters are yellow, is because the Houghton brothers worked together on Simpsons Comics.
    • Some of the characters lacks a nose as it heavily similar to the Moonins and some characters from Adventure Time and South Park, who characters who also lacks a nose.
  • Originally, the series was going to air on Disney XD, but moved to Disney Channel.
    • However, syndicated reruns do air on Disney XD.
  • The series was listed as #4 of 10 Animators to Watch 2018.[21]
  • Cricket and Tilly are the only characters that have appeared in every episode of the series.

External Links


  1. April 19, 2018 Disney Channel GO Summer Disney23, Retrieved 19 April 2018
  2. Big City Greens release date Retrieved on 2 May 2018
  3. Big City Greens Canadian release
  4. Big City Greens fact info DisneyABCPress, Retrieved On 31, May 2018
  5. Bryn Elise Sandberg (March 04, 2016) "Disney XD Orders Pair of Original Animated Series (Exclusive) The Hollywood Reporter Retrieved on 20 April 2017
  6. March 6, 2016 "Big City Greens Disney XD Disney ABC Press Retrieved on 6 March 2016, Archived
  7. Danielle Clifford (August 22, 2017)"Big City Greens is Coming to Disney XD" The Game of Nerds Retrieved on 22 August 2017
  8. Mekeisha Madden Toby (December 27, 2017) Country boy moves downtown in coming ‘Big City Greens’ "Detroit News" Retrieved on 27 December 2017
  11. Ellen Wolff and Ramin Zahed (March 30, 2018) Animation Magazine’s Rising Stars of 2018 "Animation Magazine" Retrieved on 30 March 2018
  12. Houghton, Chris (April 2, 2018) Y'ALL LISTEN UP! Big City Greens will debut on DisneyChannel this summer! "Twitter" Retrieved on 2 April 2018
  15. "Big City Greens": Watch an Exclusive Clip From Disney's Newest Animated Series ComicBook, Retrieved 6 June 2018
  16. 16.0 16.1 CommonSense 9th December, 2018 [1] Retrieved 16 December 2018
  21. "10 Animators to Watch 10" Variety, Retrieved 8 May 2018
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