Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy

Studio B Productions, 2007 – 2009, broadcast on Teletoon and Nicktoons

From Alison Snowden and David Fine, the Academy Award-winning creators of Bob’s Birthday and the subsequent series Bob and Margaret, comes this cartoon show about the world’s biggest child star and his adventures at home and in Hollywood. Shane wrote five of the episodes that aired in over 150 countries. He won the 2009 Writers Guild of Canada Award for Animation for his episode, “The Perfect Family.”

Ricky Who? (original air date: September 1, 2008)

Ricky discovers a town, cut off from the rest of the world, where no one knows his name.

Ethelebrity (original air date: February 9, 2009)

Ethel becomes Hollywood’s newest darling when her bland demeanor becomes the latest trend.

Fan Club (original air date: February 16, 2009)

Ricky tries to answer every fan letter himself, but when the mountain of correspondence starts to get in the way of studio business, Fischburger insists he hires help.

The Perfect Family (original air date: March 16, 2009)

When Ricky’s family is deemed not ready for prime time, a fake family is cast to play them for a high-profile television interview.

Head Over Heels (original air date: May 14, 2009)

Ricky falls in love with an Austrian actress who is brought in to replace Kitten after her latest on-set meltdown.