Trivia / Father of the Pride

  • Actor Allusion: One episode featured a passing joke about Burt Reynolds, with one character mentioning his "broad shoulders and manly hands." Said character was voiced by Dom De Luise, who famously made several films with Reynolds.
  • All-Star Cast: As with most Dreamworks projects, this was one of it's selling points. Aside from John Goodman, Carl Reiner and Cheryl Hines in the leads, nearly every guest star is at least an A-Minus-list celebrity.
  • Creator Killer:
    • Father of the Pride was the second of only two animated TV shows that was done by Imagi Studios, who moved on to feature films afterward. Then they did Astro Boy and that was the last anyone heard of them.
    • While DWA boss Jeffrey Katzenberg had done some creative input in previous projects and was one of the brains behind The Lion King, this show is the only production he is credited for creating and writing for. Katzenberg has yet to attempt to create another project or movie on his own after Father of the Pride became an Old Shame to him. This is also the last time DWA did a season-based show on one of the primary cable networks (this was on NBC; the other networks are CBS, ABC, CW, and FOX). All future DWA shows that air on television are either on Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network (at least anything released under the DreamWorks Animation banner).
  • Genre-Killer: This show killed off the potential for computer-animated shows for adults, which is now strictly seen as a format for family entertainment while the more "adult" fare is almost always 2D animation.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: There WAS a DVD release of this cartoon's only season, which included the series finale that was never aired (nor completed) in the United States. Despite that and winning an Annie, DWA immediately sent any trace of this show out to the middle of nowhere after it stopped airing and have refused to bring it up, so anyone who wants to see something from this show will need to track this DVD down on the internet.
    • Though it does crop on Netflix from time to time.
  • Missing Episode: Some broadcasts omit the "Panda episode", where Kate tries to matchmake her panda friend Foo Lin to a male panda, who falls for Kate instead. No actual cheating happens at all, though.
    • The DVD has two episodes which never aired: "Siegfried and Roy: The Movie Fantasy Experience Movie" and "Stage Freight" (the pilot re-cut as an Origins Episode), as well as one episode that was only ever storyboarded.
  • Old Shame: DreamWorks Animation and show-runner/founder/CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg like to forget this show ever happened, to the point that their website lists Penguins of Madagascar as their first TV series!
  • Out of Order: The episode where Sarmoti first moves in with Larry and Kate was the second to last episode aired!
  • Schedule Slip: The show went on a weeks-long hiatus after "One Man's Meat Is Another Man's Girlfriend" aired due to low ratings. By the time three of the last five episodes were aired in a single night in mid-December, it had been canceled.
  • Unfinished Episode: The episode "The Lost Tale" was not finished when the show got cancelled, and thus is included on the DVD in animatic form.
  • What Could Have Been: Another network was interested in picking up the show for a smaller budget and with some creative changes a year after it was canceled. but nothing came of it.
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