Get Ready to Laugh with Disney Channel’s BIG City Greens #BigCityGreensEvent

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Big City Greens – A Fun New Cartoon Comedy the Entire Family will Love!

Single dad, Bill Green (voiced by Bob Joles) is raising his two kids, Cricket Green (voiced by creator, Chris Houghton) and Tilly Green (voiced by Marieve Herington) . They head over to the big city and move in with Bill’s mother, Gramma (voiced by Artemis Pebdani)!


Cricket Green, a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his wildly out of place family – older sister Tilly, dad Bill and Gramma Alice. Cricket’s curiosity and enthusiasm leads his family on epic journeys and into the hearts of his new neighbors.

Included in the mix is Remy, Cricket’s new BFF who is the polar opposite of Cricket. Remy comes from a very affluent family with a regimented schedule from morning to night. I cannot wait to see what Cricket and Remy get into!

During my time in L.A., I had the chance to screen the first two episodes, “Chicken Space” and “Steak Night”. Both hilarious from start to finish.

We sat down with creators/brothers, Chris and Shane Houghton to discuss their inspiration and path to bring Big City Greens to life.

As our discussion commenced, it was clear these brothers had a special bond from the start. Flashing fun and candid pictures from their youth and home growing up in Michigan.

Some of the fixtures in Big City Greens is actually based upon their home growing up, including the “The Old Garage” which was white with small red trim (from their dads unfinished paint job), while the cartoon version is red.Cricket’s family has many animals including cows, chickens and the family dog. This dog is very much like the Houghton Bros. dog, Phoenix. Each has worked with each other for 10 years now. Chris and Shane each had dreams of leaving their small down in Michigan to pursue a dream and went to college in larger cities, ultimately landing in L.A. and working with Disney. They each note that that transition during college was a HUGE culture shock from their small town rearing.Big City Greens has been 2.5 years in the making, with lots of heart and soul. I asked how many episodes they had completed to date and it was 20 thus far, with more in the works.

One particular comment that I loved from Chris Houghton was this, “Every episode is two (2) parts funny, one (1) part heart. We want people to have something to chew on and think about.”  I also love how they chose the un-traditional head of household, a dad. Big City Greens will premiere on Disney Channel this Monday, June 18th. Be sure to stay connected socially with Disney Channel to get the latest and greatest episode information.

Want to get a head start? Check out the first two episodes we screened here:

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  1. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I hadn’t heard about this before! It looks really funny!

  2. Irene Menge says:

    Great artwork although the colors seema little drab, not very cheerful.

  3. Maryann D. says:

    Big City Greens does look like a fun new comedy. My son would definitely enjoy this.

  4. monique s says:

    love the Disney channel. I cannot wait to see the premiere

  5. I love reading how shows came to be and love the camaraderie behind the making of this show. Looks to be a family-friendly show that I know my kids would enjoy 🙂 Thank you!

  6. Tonya Tipton says:

    I loved this, I will be watching this myself, sometimes it’s better watching cartoons than watching all these violent movies.

  7. Tonya Tipton says:

    I loved this, I will be watching this myself, I love cartoons, sometimes it’s better watching cartoons than watching all these violent movies.

  8. wen budro says:

    That looks like a really good show. I would watch it with my kids. We enjoy watching shows like this together.

  9. Mindi Eden says:

    This looks & sounds totally watchable! Hope it is funny! Will be checking this out!

  10. LeAnn Harbert says:

    This looks like a lot of fun. I think my granddaughters will enjoy it.

  11. Irene Menge says:

    My grandkids would love this. Me? I’m not so sure.

  12. Michele Pineda says:

    Looks cute, will have to let my 8 and 9 year old grandsons know about it as they are big Disney Channel fans!

  13. What “big city” is that supposed to be? Can’t be New York.

  14. cute for kids

  15. Lesley F says:

    I will have to check them out more. They look like they would be fun to watch

  16. Renee Rousseau says:

    Definitely worth a view, interesting characters and artwork!

  17. This looks like it is going to be a good show for tweens, but I think I’d also enjoy watching it. Love that it is somewhat based on their upbringing and memories.

  18. It would be cute for kids.

  19. Holly Thomas says:

    This is the first I have heard of this cartoon.

  20. Cassandra D says:

    This sounds very interesting. I really like the epic journey of country to city.

  21. Andrea Peregretti says:

    My kids are going to love this show!!!! So excited to watch together!

  22. Donna porter says:

    I know my nephew will love this! I was not aware of this but will make sure he gets to see this!

  23. gloria patterson says:

    I watched the 2 mini videos and have to say I would watch them. I am old and they remind me of the Real McCoys / Beverly Hillbillies. I have watch those show today and realized they they kinda teach you something in the end too. I have a 20 month old great niece that loves Disney and I think she might like these.

  24. Rebecca Bartlett says:

    My daughter is excited about watching more episodes she thinks its hilarious.

  25. Sharon Rooney says:

    Sounds like a cute show that the young ones will enjoy.

  26. elizabeth miller says:

    This sounds cute and full of funny mishaps. I like the single dad raising kids idea.

  27. Angela Saver says:

    This looks like one my nephews will totally enjoy! Looks like a fun cartoon!

  28. This looks so funny. I am going to have to check it out with my little girl

  29. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’m sure I’ll be seeing this with my youngest nephew, who is at my house most days after school. I see all the new kids’ shows, lol.

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