Kirby Buckets is a Disney XD original series that premiered on October 20, 2014. It is targeted toward boys ages 6-11 and stars Jacob Bertrand. The series finished its run on February 2, 2017 with reruns remaining on Disney XD until March 31, 2017.
Kirby Buckets dreams of becoming a famous animator like his idol, Mac McCallister, and interacts with his cartoon creations. Similar to Nicholas Martin in McGee and Me!, Kirby sees his drawings take shape as he and his two best friends, Fish and Eli, go on outrageous and unpredictable adventures.
In the third season, Kirby is sued by Dawn and forbidden from drawing ever again. During a trip to the principal's office he finds a small orb device which allows him to travel to alternate realities. Using it, Kirby accidentally sends his parents to an alternate dimension, and picks up their counterparts from a Mad Max-like universe. Now Kirby must find his parents, while having a little fun along the way.
- Jacob Bertrand as Kirby Buckets, the title protagonist who dreams of becoming an animator.
- Mekai Curtis as Fish, one of Kirby's best friends, with Eli.
- Cade Sutton as Eli, another one of Kirby's best friends, with Fish
- Olivia Stuck as Dawn Buckets, Kirby's antagonistic older sister.
- Tiffany Espensen as Belinda, Dawn's best friend.
- Dean Julian as Macho Taco, a drawing of Kirby's and the possible secondary antagonist.
- Donnie Dunagan as Kirby's Grandpa
- Ann Gillis as Kirby's Grandma
- Suzi Barrett as Kirby's mother.
- Michael Naughton as Kirby's father.
Development and production
Disney XD first developed and piloted Kirby Buckets in 2012 with producers Gabe Snyder and Mike Alber, David Bowers and Kristofor Brown. Kirby Buckets was picked up as a series in February 2014. Production started in summer 2014, set for a Fall 2014 premiere.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||21||October 20, 2014||August 19, 2015|
|2||25||October 7, 2015||August 29, 2016|
|13||January 16, 2017||February 2, 2017|