Cow and Chicken is an American animated comedy television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network, and the third of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows the surreal adventures of two funny animal siblings, Cow and Chicken. They are often antagonized by the "Red Guy", who poses as various characters to scam them.
The original pilot appeared as an episode of the animation showcase series What a Cartoon!. The popularity of the original short allowed Hanna-Barbera to give it the greenlight for a full series, which premiered on July 15, 1997. Originally, Cow and Chicken was attached to another segment called I Am Weasel, which was later spun off into its own half-hour series. Cow and Chicken ended its run on July 24, 1999, totaling 4 seasons and 52 episodes. The series received mixed reviews from critics, with some lamenting its similarities to The Ren & Stimpy Show. It was nominated for two Emmy Awards. Reruns have aired on Cartoon Network's blocks The Cartoon Cartoon Show and Cartoon Planet, as well as the network's retro animation sister channel Boomerang.