|Format||2D animated series|
|Created by||Greg Garfield|
Seann William Scott
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||25|
|No. of episodes||300|
|Executive producer(s)||Robert W. Stainton|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)|| Cartoon Network|
New World Entertainment
Alevy Productions, Inc.
Games Animation, Inc.
20th Century Fox Television
|Original channel|| Cartoon Network|
|Original run||January 1, 1984 – April 25, 2015|
Gree City was an American animated television series that was, created and produced at MTV, Cartoon Network, and Cinar by animator Greg Garfield. It first premiered on MTV on January 1, 1984, with it's first episode, Gree Guy's Nightmares, which led to a series of half-hour episodes. The series aired on MTV and its affiliates worldwide, except in Canada where it has aired on English and France CBC networks due to Canadian television ownership regulations with a total of 25 seasons
Gree City was conceived in the lobby of Terry Ward's office by Greg Garfield. He was asked to do a series of animated shorts, and decided to do his Gree Comic series; but since he realized that animating Gree Comic would require the rescinding of publication rights for his life's work, he chose another approach and formulated his version of a dysfunctional family. He named the characters after his own family, and substituted Geo Guy for his own name; as it was an anagram of 'keo'.
Gree City first appeared to the world on May 1, 1977 by Universal Press Syndicate. Gree submitted drawn sketches of Gree Guy and his friends to the animators, assuming they would clean them up in production. However, the animators just re-traced over his drawings; that is why Gree City appear a little poorly drawn in the comics. 20th Century Fox then picked up the rights, and in 1982, a team of production companies adapted Gree City into a 1-hour primetime series, for the PBS. It was initially nervous to air Gree City; as there hasn't been a cartoon in primetime since Geo's World and that they were unsure if they could keep the audience's attention for the duration of the episode. They proposed doing three seven-minute shorts and four specials until the audience adjusted, but the producers gambled for thirteen half-hour episodes for the series. Gree City was originally to premiere in the fall of 1983; with "Gree Guy VS. Geo's World," but when the episode came back from animation, it had real major, major problems with it. Terry Ward was extremely dissatisfied with the product and called for many parts of the episode to be redone. The producers then decided to just go ahead and air "Gree Guy's Nightmares," on January 1, 1984.
In 2009, Apple Entertainment acquired syndication rights for the show.
- Gree Guy
- Dr. PBS
- Gree Girl
- Green Bob
- Dr. Beanson (The one in Gree City, not Greeny Phatom)
The show actually received great reviews during the 1985 TV season, then The show has a Fresh rating of 74% (Fresh),and an IDMB rating of 7.4 / 10
Gree City is criticized for being the greatest show of all time