The California Raisin Show

The California Raisin Show (1989)


The California Raisin Show is an animated television series based on the claymation advertising characters The California Raisins. The show is based on an Emmy Award-winning claymation special, Meet the Raisins!, which originally aired on CBS in 1989. After the show's 13-episode run, a sequel to the original special, Raisins: Sold Out!: The California Raisins II, aired in 1990. While the characters are traditionally depicted in claymation, the TV show was cel animated by Murakami-Wolf-Swenson. It did, however, maintain Will Vinton as creative director and executive producer. It takes place in a world populated by anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables and focuses on the main characters, the California Raisins: A.C., Beebop, Stretch, and Red. Each episode has one or more musical numbers.

First Air Date: 1989-09-16
Last Air Date: 1990-09-01
Total Seasons: 1
Total Episodes: 14
Status: Ended
In Production: 1
Network: CBS

All Seasons

Season 0
First air date: 1988-09-01
Season 1
First air date: 1989-09-16


Cam Clarke
Brian Stokes Mitchell
Dorian Harewood
Willard E. Pugh
Cree Summer
as Crystal
Brian Cummings
Jim Cummings


Production Will Vinton Executive Producer
Writing Larry DiTillio Writer
Writing Barry Bruce Writer
Writing Rowby Goren Writer
Writing Mark Gustafson Writer
Production Walt Kubiak Producer
Production Andy Luckey Producer
Production Fred Wolf Producer