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The Moxy Show
The Moxy Show Title Card
Format 3D animated series (1993-1995)
Created by Scott Fellows
Starring Bobcat Goldthwait
Penn Jillette
Chris Rock
Country of Origin United States
Language(s) English
No. of Seasons 3
No. of Episodes 24 (List of Episodes)
Running Time 22 minutes (approx.)
Production Company(s) Hanna-Barbera Studios
(Colossal Pictures)
Original Channel Cartoon Network
First Shown 1993
Original Run December 5, 1993 – December 25, 1995

The Moxy Show (also known as The Moxy Pirate Show and The Moxy & Flea Show) is an animation anthology television series created by Scott Fellows and produced by Hanna-Barbera for Cartoon Network. The show premiered on December 5, 1993, originally as The Moxy Pirate Show, and consisted of classic cartoons divided by 3-D animated interstitials featuring Moxy, a dog, and Flea, a flea. The show ran on Cartoon Network from 1993 to 1995 and aired its last episode on December 25, 1995. Moxy is considered Cartoon Network's first original series.


From wacky jokes, to Moxy's crush on the band members from the 70's cartoon show Josie and the Pussycats, the series is a whimsical mashup of retro pop culture references and comedy.


Moxy Moto (voiced by Bobcat Goldthwait) — 3-D animated dog who liked to spend time goofing off and having fun with his sidekick, Flea, and also fell in love with Melody from Josie and the Pussycats. His original name was "Moxy Andrew Mutt". His catchphrase is a lip-flapping sound, barking and a fart sound, stating that he just made it up.

Flea (voiced by Penn Jillette and Chris Rock) — Moxy's sidekick who enjoyed spending time and watching TV with Moxy. He helps a monkey king get a new set of hair to hide his bald skin causing him to rise through fame.


The series was originally titled The Moxy Pirate Show and only featured Moxy. In 1994, Moxy's sidekick Flea was added to the series. In November 1994, the series was retitled simply as The Moxy Show, and in late 1995 was renamed again to The Moxy & Flea Show as an idea for an spin-off with major changes:

  • Moxy's design has changed a lot. Instead of wearing a yellow shirt, red/white checkerboard pants, and black and white flat-tops, which match up with the pattern of the checkerboard Cartoon Network logo, he is seen wearing a green/black striped shirt and black jeans. Also, his yellow whiskers and freckles have disappeared in his new design, his nose changed from the color purple to black and his huge eyes shrunk. Also, his shoes have been palette-swapped.
  • Flea's design was changed a little. Flea wore a blue fez instead of a propellor beanie, his height grew massive making him half as high as Moxy, and comedian Chris Rock replaced illusionist Penn Jillette as the voice of the character. Also, his eye color changed from blue and yellow to just yellow eyes with red pupils.
  • The opening sequence has changed a lot featuring a new theme song composed by Ben Friedman, Moxy and Flea dancing new moves and they do not speak at all (although in one part, Moxy says "Come on!").
  • The series does not show many classical cartoons unlike the previous seasons and it features more computer-animated characters and settings.
  • The one hour time slot for the series was shortened down to 30 minutes.

Thee series' production later changed from computer animation to traditional animation cartoon until its cancellation on December 25, 1995. Reruns were removed completely on May 25, 1996.

The CGI Moxy is considered the first real-time (sometimes called a "live") cartoon, though never actually broadcast live. A puppeteer wearing a motion capture apparatus would act out Moxy's motions, while Goldthwait provided the voice, and a technician would control facial expressions.

The show is considered to be a lost television series since it cannot be found anywhere because it was never picked up by Boomerang and it was never released on any sorts of home media.

This is the only Cartoon Network original series to be animated with computer animation as all of the other programs featuring CGI are acquired animated programming and not Cartoon Network originals. It's the first CN show to be animated with cartoon animation as well, making The Moxy Show the first Cartoon Network original series to feature a hybrid of different animation styles (Courage the Cowardly Dog would be the second, and The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Chowder, and The Amazing World of Gumball following). The show is also the first to use stock footage from classical shows (second is Space Ghost Coast to Coast, the second CN original series to air) and the first Hanna-Barbera animated Cartoon Network show.


  • The Moxy Pirate Show/The Moxy Show has a total of 24 episodes spread over 7 seasons that were produced from December 1993 to December 1995.
  • The Moxy & Flea Show only had 1 episode ever made for it on November 1995; however, it’s unknown if it ever aired.