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American Dragon: Jake Long
Format Animated television series

Children's television series Family television series

Created by Jeff Goode
Voices of Dante Basco

Keone Young

John DiMaggio

Amy Bruckner

Miss Kittie

Charlie Finn

Mae Whitman

Theme music composer performed by Mavin (first season)

Jonas Brothers (second season)

Opening theme "The Chosen One"
Country of origin United States
Language(s) American English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production
company(s)
Walt Disney Television Animation
Broadcast
Original channel Disney Channel
Picture format 1080i (16:9) (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
First shown in United Kingdom
Original airing January 21, 2005 (2005-01-21) – September 1, 2007


American Dragon: Jake Long is an American 2D animated television series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. The final episode aired on September 1, 2007.[1] The show currently airs on Disney Channel and Disney XD in the United States. In the United Kingdom it originally aired on Disney Channel, but has now moved to Disney XD and airs on Disney Channel in Australia.'

The series was scheduled to have a third and fourth season (even into Live-Action films), but Disney Channel decided to end its run with only two seasons.

PremiseEdit

Set in Manhattan, this animated series tells the story of thirteen-year-old Jake Long who must balance ordinary adolescent transformation with the amazing power and ability to change into the form of a dragon. When he eventually unlocks his full potential and turns into the American Dragon, he will overcome obstacles to protect the magical creatures living in the city, but as his ordinary self, Jake Long can't conquer his crush on pretty blond schoolmate Rose who, unbeknownst to Jake, has an amazing dark secret of her own. She's a natural dragon slayer named Huntsgirl! Jake navigates the city with fellow skateboarders Trixie Carter and Spud, and when he gets home, it's to an extended family: a businessman dad originally from the Midwest who doesn't know he's married into a family of dragons, Jake's Chinese mom, his grandfather (who recently immigrated to train his grandson in the ways of the ancient dragon), younger seven-year-old sister Haley (a nascent dragon) and Grandpa's gruff sidekick, a magical Shar-Pei named Fu Dog.

ProductionEdit

American Dragon: Jake Long was created by Jeff Goode. The Walt Disney Company ordered an initial twenty-one 30 minute episodes for the first season, all of which have been made. It was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on The Disney Channel January 4, 2005, in the United States on The Disney Channel on January 21, 2005, and on Toon Disney on February 2006. It has also been broadcast on The Family Channel in Canada as well as on the Seven Network in Australia. It is still being aired on Disney Channel Latin America from Monday to Friday on the animated block and Saturdays and Sundays after The Wonderful World of Disney. The show will be syndicated on Toon Disney's successor Disney XD. American Dragon currently airs on Disney Channel every day at 3:00 AM ET.

EpisodesEdit

Main article: List of American Dragon: Jake Long episodes

Season Ep # First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 21 January 21, 2005 January 29, 2006
Season 2 31 June 10, 2006 September 1, 2007

CancellationEdit

The series was meant to go on for a third and fourth season and even go to live-action movies, but Disney Channel decided to end it after two seasons.

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