It took more than a year to play in the United States after first playing abroad, but the American premiere of Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy’s Big Picture Show was a ratings hit for Cartoon Network.
The film, which had previously played in Scandinavia, Australia and Southeast Asia, aired as the culmination of a two-day programming event that featured a pair of seven-hour marathons of the show last Saturday and Sunday.
The movie serves as the finale for the popular series, which aired more than 130 episodes and four specials on Cartoon Network from 1999 to 2009.
Created by Danny Antonucci and produced by Canada’s Cartoon Inc., the series won many awards during its run, including the Ruben Award for Best Television Animation and a Leo Award for Antonucci as Best Director of an Animated Production.
Ratings-wise, the movie earned double and triple-digit ratings and delivery gains among all kids demos, including a 73 percent gains among kids 6-11, 56 percent gains among kids 2-11 and 145 gains among kids 9-14.