|Created by|| Jim Dirschberger|
|Directed by||Tom Yasumi|
|Starring||Maulik Pancholy as Sanjay|
|Theme music composer||John Dwyer|
|Opening theme||Sanjay and Craig Theme Song|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||120 half-hour episodes (List of episodes)|
| Jim Dirschberger|
|Producer(s)||Thurop Van Orman|
|Running time||Approx. 22 minutes (two 11 minute shorts)|
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Nickelodeon Animation Studio
|Original run||May 25, 2013 – July 29, 2016|
Sanjay and Craig is an American animated television series produced by Nickelodeon. The show premiered on May 25, 2013. The series has been renewed for a second season which aired on July 19, 2014  and a third season that is that aired since September 7, 2015. The series offically ended on July 29, 2016 but reruns are still available.
The show's creators are Jim Dirschberger, Andreas Trolf, and Jay Howell, who is also the character designer on Bob Burgers. Sanjay and Craig is being produced by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, the creators of The Adventures of Pete & Pete.
The show follows the antics of the title characters, a 12-year-old Indian American  human boy named Sanjay Patel, and his best friend, a talking snake named Craig. On a promotional webpage for the show, the network explains that Sanjay and Craig's suburban hijinks require that "nobody finds out that Craig can talk".
Jay Howell said that the idea began with a comic he and Dirschberger had made about a man who was a snake charmer. Dirschberger then changed the snake charmer character to a 12-year-old boy "without a weird quirk or affectation." Howell said that the show's inclusion of grossout humor was based on the fact that both he and Jim Dirschberger have mothers who are nurses, "and they've told us a lot of gross stories over the years". Since none of the three creators had produced a show before, Nickelodeon chose Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi, the creators of The Adventures of Pete & Pete as executive producers. Howell said that McRobb's and Viscardi's experience on that show helped them add "surreal kids stuff" to Sanjay and Craig. Unlike most animated shows, Sanjay and Craig does not rely on scripting. Instead, the writers make an outline, which is then converted to a storyboard.
Main Voice Cast
- Maulik Pancholy as Sanjay Patel
- Chris Hardwick as Craig Slithers
- Linda Cardellini as Megan Sparkles
- Matt Jones as Hector Flanagan
- Tony Hale as Mr. Noodman
- Nika Futterman as Belle Pepper
- Kunal Nayyar as Vijay Patel
- Grey DeLisle as Dr. Darlene Patel
List of Episodes
- Main article: List of Sanjay and Craig episodes
|Season||Episodes||Original air date (U.S.A.) dates)|
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||20||May 25, 2013||July 12, 2014|
|2||20||July 19, 2014||October 9, 2015|
|3||20||September 7, 2015||July 29, 2016|
Main Article: List of Sanjay and Craig characters
The initial success of Sanjay and Craig led Nickelodeon to release merchandise relating to the series, including selected episodes that appeared on DVD compilations and a season set of its own, graphic novels, and clothing.
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