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The Owl House is an American animated fantasy series, created by Dana Terrace. It premiered on January 10, 2020, on Disney Channel.

On November 21, 2019, ahead of the series premiere, Disney Channel renewed the series for a second season, which premiered on June 12, 2021.[2]

On May 17, 2021, the series was renewed for a third season, ahead of the second season premiere.[3]

The series ended on April 8, 2023, with the 55-minute special "Watching and Dreaming".[1]

Premise

The Owl House follows Luz, a self-assured teenage girl who accidentally stumbles upon a portal to a magical world where she befriends a rebellious witch, Eda, and an adorably tiny warrior, King. Despite not having magical abilities, Luz pursues her dream of becoming a witch by serving as Eda's apprentice at the Owl House and ultimately finds a new family in an unlikely setting.

Production information

Terrace first conceived the idea of a girl learning to be a witch in late 2016.[4] That same year, she began to finally develop the story after a fellow writer called it "boring" and dismissed it as something no one would want to see.[5] She began researching influences and work from her college years, as she didn't feel "artistically or emotionally fulfilled," and eventually rediscovered the works of artists such as Hieronymus Bosch and Remedios Varo, which inspired her to create a show that featured strong surreal visual elements.[6] Terrace spent about two months developing 15 pages with a summary of a story and characters to pitch to different networks. She pitched the idea to Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon, with the former eventually picking it up.[5] Terrace admitted that Disney was the only network that allowed her to develop the series in a 22-minute format, as others were looking for 11-minute comedies.[7] The pilot was in development for six months between April to September 2017.[8] A separate animation test was also created around this time.[9]

On February 23, 2018, Disney Channel greenlit the series, alongside Amphibia.[10] On Twitter, many of the production crew announced their involvement in the series. On March 22, 2018, supervising producer Stephen Sandoval announced production such as casting, designs, music, storyboards, and writing had begun.[11]

On September 5, 2019, it was announced that Sarah-Nicole Robles, Wendie Malick, and Alex Hirsch, would be the main cast, as the voices of Luz, Eda, and King, respectively. That same day, it was announced that Tati Gabrielle, Issac Ryan Brown, Mae Whitman, Isabella Rossellini, Matthew Rhys, Eden Riegel, and Parvesh Cheena, would be part of the cast.[12]

Cast

Main

Recurring/Guest-Starring

Crew

Animators

Directors

Editors

Producers

Sound

Writers

Intern

Misc

Oversea animation studios

Casting Coordinator

Episodes

Main article: List of The Owl House episodes

Episodes are usually 22 minutes each, but the third season and its 3 episodes were over double this length, with Thanks to Them being 48 minutes, For the Future being 50, and Watching and Dreaming being 55, the longest of the show and season.

Rough Draft Korea, Sunmin Image Pictures, and Sugarcube each provide animation for the episodes.

Series
Season Episodes Production codes Start date End date Average ratings
1 19 101-116, 118-120 (Disney and airing)
450H-101 - 450H-TBA (production)
January 10, 2020 August 29, 2020 0.41
2 21 201 - 221 (Disney and airing)
450H-201 - 450H-221 (production)
June 12, 2021 May 28, 2022 0.38
3 3 301 - 303 (Disney and airing)
450H-301 - 450H-303 (production)
October 15, 2022 April 8, 2023 0.40
Shorts
Short series Shorts Production codes Start date End date
Owl Pellets 5 101-105 April 4, 2020 May 2, 2020
Chibi Tiny Tales 4 TBA May 17, 2022 TBA

International release

Country Language Original network Premiere date Title Source
Canada Canada English Disney Channel January 12, 2020 The Owl House
Australia Australia Disney Channel (season 1)
Disney+ (Singapore); Disney+ Hotstar (Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand) (season 2)
March 4, 2020
Southeast Asia Southeast Asia English March 20, 2020
Indonesia Indonesian
Malaysia Malay The Owl House
Singapore Mandarin The Owl House
Thailand Thai The Owl House
Vietnam Vietnamese
(subtitles)
Nhà Cú
Latin America Latin America Argentina Spanish (Latin America) Disney Channel April 4, 2020 (Sneak preview)
April 13, 2020 (Official)
La Casa Búho
Brazil Portuguese (Brazil) A Casa Coruja
Turkey Turkey Turkish April 6, 2020 Baykuş Evi [23]
Belgium Belgium French April 11, 2020 Luz à Osville
France France April 15, 2020
Switzerland Switzerland
South Korea South Korea Korean Disney Channel (season 1)
Disney+ (season 2)
May 23, 2020 아울 하우스
Israel Israel Hebrew Disney Channel July 1, 2020 בית הינשוף
Hong Kong Hong Kong Cantonese Disney Channel (season 1)
Disney+ (season 2)
July 16, 2020 奇幻貓頭鷹小屋 [24]
Taiwan Taiwan Mandarin 奇幻貓頭鷹小屋
Japan Japan Japanese Disney Channel July 23, 2020 (Sneak preview)
August 3, 2020 (Official)[25]
アウルハウス [26]
United Kingdom United Kingdom English Disney Channel (season 1)
Disney+ (season 2)
August 10, 2020 The Owl House [27]
Netherlands Netherlands Dutch Disney Channel August 24, 2020 Het Huis van de Uil [28]
Germany Germany German August 31, 2020 Willkommen im Haus der Eulen [29]
Spain Spain Spanish (Spain) October 3, 2020 Casa Búho
Romania Romania Romanian January 2, 2021 Casa Bufnițelor [30]
Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarian January 2, 2021 Къщата на Совите [31]
Poland Poland Polish Disney XD January 4, 2021 Sowi dom
Portugal Portugal European Portuguese Disney Channel January 10, 2021 Casa da Coruja [32]
Italy Italy Italian Disney+[33] February 5, 2021 The Owl House - Aspirante strega [34]
Kosovo Kosovo Albanian Prince Kids April 2023 Shtëpia e Bufkës [35][36]

Awards and nominations

Award Category Nominee Result Source
32nd GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Kids & Family Programming The Owl House Nominated
48th Annie Awards Best Character Design "Young Blood, Old Souls" (Marina Gardner) Nominated [37]
2021 Peabody Award Children's & Youth Programming The Owl House Won [38]
48th Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Main Title for a Daytime Animated Program The Owl House Nominated [39]
36th Annual Imagen Awards Best Voice-Over Actor – Television Sarah-Nicole Robles (for Luz Noceda) Nominated [40]
4th Annual Autostraddle Gay Emmys Outstanding Animated Series The Owl House Nominated [41]
33rd GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Kids and Family Programming The Owl House Nominated [42]
50th Annie Awards Best TV/Media – Children "King's Tide" Nominated [43]
34th GLAAD Media Awards Outstanding Kids and Family Programming – Animated The Owl House Nominated [44]

Gallery

Gallery promo
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Production artwork

For a compilation of the production artwork from The Owl House, you can see this page.

Videos

Trivia

  • The Owl House is the sister show to Amphibia[45] and was originally scheduled to air alongside it in 2019, before the former was delayed to 2020.
    • Both of the series share two of the same animation studios: Rough Draft Korea & Sunmin Image Pictures.[46][47]
    • Both series share a similar premise of a teenage female protagonist (Luz/Anne) who gets transported from Earth to a mythical place and is taken in by a family while staying in the world they're in.
  • Dana Terrace originally considered The Owl House taking place in the afterlife after Luz had died.[48]
  • Dana Terrace was greatly influenced by Hieronymus Bosch's for the style of the show, and named Boscha and Principal Bump after him.
    • The series was also influenced by Pokemon Red, a game Terrace's father, Thomas Terrace, an attorney in Hamden, Connecticut, gave her before he died in a car accident when she was age 11.[49][50]
Stringbean in logo

Silhouette of Stringbean in the series' logo

  • The design for Luz's palisman, Stringbean, was partially inspired by the series' logo. This is due to the fact that, when the logo is turned upside-down, the 'L' in owl and 'S' in house form a silhouette which resembles a snake-like palisman staff.[51]
  • After the premiere of the series finale, "Watching and Dreaming", a final rerun of the special the following day marked the end of regular reruns on Disney Channel.[52] The series continued to regularly air on Disney XD until it left its programming schedule on August 18, 2023 with a final rerun of "Clouds on the Horizon",[53] after which it would seldom air on that channel as well. The series remains available on transactional video on demand services and Disney+.
Frogland

"GIRL LOST IN FROGLAND?? HOAX??"

  • It is unclear when exactly the series takes place. However, based on on the "GIRL LOST IN FROG LAND??" news article Camilla is reading in King's Tide, which directly references Amphibia, it can be inferred that it takes place sometime in the early 2020s.
    • Following the events of Amphibia, the U.S Governments covers up the "Frog-vasion" as a hoax and it can be presumed that a similar coverup was used for Anne's disappearance.

References in other media

Web videos

  • Psych2Go:
    • The video 6 Phrases Manipulators Say To Make You Feel Crazy contains depictions of Hunter and Emperor Belos.[54]
    • The video 8 Signs You're Being Used, Not Loved contains depictions of Luz, Amity, Hunter and Belos.[55]
      • The scene in "Reaching Out" of Luz discussing her father's death with Amity under the Grom tree is recreated.

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Terrace, Dana [@DanaTerrace] (March 10, 2023). ""The final episode of Owl House is finished so I'll probably be more active on insta for a while. See you April 8th for the finale. 💖💫"" (Tweet). Archived from the original on April 3, 2023 – via Twitter.
  2. "Disney Channel's 'The Owl House' Gets Season 2 Order Ahead of Series Premiere (Exclusive)" (November 21, 2019).
  3. "'The Owl House' Renewed For Season 3 By Disney Channel Ahead Of Season 2 Premiere". Deadline (May 17, 2021).
  4. Trumbor, Dave (January 10, 2020). "'The Owl House' Creator Dana Terrace & Art Director Ricky Cometa on Their Fantasy Tale". Collider.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Tucci, Joseph (October 20, 2021). "Disney's 'The Owl House' creator, a CT native, talks final season, local ties". CT Insider.
  6. Nolan, Liam (January 9, 2020). "The Owl House's Creator, Art Director Explain How They Crafted the New Show". CBR.
  7. Terrace, Dana [@DanaTerrace] (October 21, 2022). "I think it's important to note that Owl House would NOT be what it is if made at another studio. I was pitching this in 2016, I was a first time showrunner, most studios were looking for 11-min comedies and DTV was the only place that allowed me to have 22-minute episodes. (1/4)" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Ricky Cometa". LinkedIn.
  9. "Preshow PostHoot for #FortheFuture". Instagram (January 20, 2023).
  10. "Disney TV Animation Will Produce 2 New Series: 'Amphibia' and 'The Owl House'". Cartoon Brew (February 23, 2018).
  11. Sandoval, Stephen (March 22, 2018). "#Owlhouse is moving fast! Writing, storyboards, design, casting, music, production! It's very exciting!". Twitter.
  12. "Disney Channel's 'The Owl House' Sets Voice Cast, Secures New York Comic Con Berth". Deadline (September 5, 2019).
  13. Gardner, Marina [@marmars_a_mess] (April 17, 2018). "i'm doing character design on #TheOwlHouse !" (Tweet). Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via Twitter.
  14. Marfisi, Jess [@jessdrawz] (February 23, 2018). "THIS IS GONNA BE SO GOOD Y'ALL!!! I had the honor of doing a lil bit of character design work for development of this show! The hype is absolutely real🦉" (Tweet). Retrieved April 12, 2018 – via Twitter.
  15. Dadoo, Rhea [@rheadadoo] (June 8, 2018). "I started my first job!!! I'm doing revisions on the Owl House (^:" (Tweet). Retrieved June 12, 2018 – via Twitter.
  16. Bryant, Charlie [@getvent] (March 23, 2018). "Oh hey so uh I’m gonna be a board artist on the Owl House 🦉🏠" (Tweet). Retrieved March 23, 2018 – via Twitter.
  17. Sugar, Steven [@SteSug] (April 17, 2018). "Excited to be doing backgrounds for this rad show!!! #TheOwlHouse" (Tweet). Retrieved April 17, 2018 – via Twitter.
  18. Terrace, Dana [@DanaTerrace] (February 23, 2018). ""The... owl's outta the bag! I am the creator and executive producer of @DisneyChannel's new horror-comedy series THE OWL HOUSE! #OwlHouse 🦉🏡 HOOT HOOT!!!"" (Tweet). Archived from the original on November 28, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018 – via Twitter.
  19. Charley Feldman (February 23, 2018). "Tweet 967077185780527105. Retrieved on April 12, 2018.]".
  20. Zach Marcus (February 23, 2018). "Tweet 967072088627470336". Twitter. Retrieved on April 12, 2018.
  21. "WHO IS JANAE HALL?". janaehall.com.
  22. Vine, Rachel [@rachelvine] (February 23, 2018). "SO STOKED to be Story Editor of this awesome show!!! #OwlHouse" (Tweet). Twitter. Archived from the original on 2021-08-14. Retrieved on April 14, 2018.
  23. "YENİ DİZİ BAYKUŞ EVİ 6 NİSAN PAZARTESİ 17.45'TE DISNEY CHANNEL'DA!😋✨". YouTube (March 16, 2020).
  24. "TV Guide". nowplayer.now.com.
  25. "#アウルハウス" (Japanese). Twitter (August 1, 2020).
  26. "アウルハウス" (Japanese). disney.co.jp. Retrieved on November 15, 2021.
  27. "The Owl House starts next Monday at 9:30pm in the UK & Ireland.". Twitter (August 3, 2020).
  28. "The Owl House - Dutch Premiere Promo". YouTube (August 14, 2020).
  29. "WILLKOMMEN IM HAUS DER EULEN - Die neue Serie, ab 31.August". YouTube (August 23, 2020).
  30. "Casa Bufnițelor - Promo (2 Ianuarie)". YouTube (December 20, 2020).
  31. "Disney Channel CEE (Български) - Промо на премиерата "Къщата на совите" [12.2020]".
  32. "Casa da Coruja - Nova Série". YouTube (December 19, 2020).
  33. Local version of Disney Channel shut down before the scheduled premiere
  34. What to watch on Disney + in February. Disney.it (February 2021). Archived from the original on 2021-02-05.
  35. ARTMOTION - Tjeter nivel | TV (Albanian). Artmotion. Archived from the original on 2022-11-10. Retrieved on November 10, 2022.
  36. Arbër! 🐀 on Twitter: "They kept their word. Stumbled upon the end credits while flipping through channels" (English). Twitter. Archived from the original on 2023-07-16. Retrieved on July 16, 2023.
  37. "Disney TVA's tweet" (March 3, 2021).
  38. Dana Terrace's tweet (May 4, 2021). Archived from the original on 2021-05-04.
  39. Deadline (June 28, 2021). "Daytime Emmy Awards".
  40. "36th Annual Imagen Awards Nominations Announced".
  41. "Vote Now In Autostraddle's 4th Annual Gay Emmys" (September 13, 2021).
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  43. Pederson, Erik (January 17, 2023). "Annie Awards Nominations". Deadline. Retrieved on 2023-01-20.
  44. GLAAD (January 18, 2023). "34th GLAAD Media Awards Nominees". Retrieved on 2023-01-20.
  45. Braly, Matt [@Radrappy] (Feb 24, 2018). "I am utterly delighted to be sister shows with @DanaTerrace and The Owl House. I was a big fan before we worked together and an even bigger fan afterwards. This has been an incredible day and I'm so happy we got to share it!" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 2021-04-10. Retrieved 2023-04-14 – via Twitter.
  46. "Dana Terrace on Instagram". Instagram.
  47. "Disney Takes a Leap with 'Amphibia'". Animation Magazine (June 3, 2019).
  48. "Disney Channel's 'The Owl House': It's a Hoot!". Animation Magazine (December 24, 2019).
  49. "The Owl House Creators Talk Bringing Creepy Back to Disney With a Dash of Bosch". Newsweek (January 8, 2020).
  50. "Hamden native creates Disney Channel's newest show 'The Owl House". Hamden Courant (January 6, 2020).
  51. "The "watching and dreaming" PostHoot with the one and only Dana Terrace!". Instagram (April 28, 2023).
  52. Disney Schedule Archive [@DisneySchedules] (April 3, 2023). "Not gonna sugarcoat it. The Owl House leaves Disney Channel's lineup after this Sunday, one day after the finale airs. If it airs on the channel in the USA again, you'll know. By that point, full episodes will be on Disney XD and streaming on Disney+." (Tweet). Archived from the original on April 9, 2023. Retrieved April 10, 2023 – via Twitter.
  53. Disney Schedule Archive [@DisneySchedules] (Aug 15, 2023). "The Owl House leaves Disney XD's schedule after Friday. The late Sunday (Monday) 12-3 am time slots will be replaced with Phineas and Ferb from 12-1:30 am, and Hamster & Gretel from 1:30-3 am, respectively. Weekdays 2:30 pm is more Gravity Falls. Full series streaming on D+." (Tweet). Archived from the original on 2023-08-17. Retrieved 2023-08-17 – via Twitter.
  54. Psych2Go (August 22, 2022). 6 Phrases Manipulators Say To Make You Feel Crazy (Video) (English). YouTube. Psych2Go YouTube channel. Archived from the original on 2022-08-24. Retrieved on 2024-03-14.
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