South Park

Genres: Animation, Comedy, Satire
Broadcast on: M-Net, Vuzu, Comedy Central Africa



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Season 19

Channel Premiere Finale TX Time Episodes
Comedy Central 16 Sep 2015 09 Dec 2015 Wednesdays, 22h00 - 22h30 10
Comedy Central Africa 05 Oct 2015 21 Dec 2015 Mondays, 21h00 - 21h25 10

Season 19

Look out! South Park and its dysfunctional anti-heroes Eric, Kyle, Kenny & Stan are set to return for a record 19th season, with 10 all-new episodes.
Eighteen years after its inception, South Park's latest outing brings up-to-the-minute news and pop culture icons (including Al Gore, J. Lo, Kanye West, Oprah, Sir Elton John, Tom Cruise, John Travolta and P. Diddy) to the town of South Park for a slice of biting social commentary with a heap of good old-fashioned ridicule on the side.
Things have changed a bit down at South Park Elementary: there's a new principal and he forces the boys to confront the damage they've done through their history of racism and unconscious bias.

Episode 1, "Stunning and Brave", find a new target, including a typical South Park-style "tribute" to Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner.
Comedy Central's South Park launched on 13 August 1997 and is based on the animated short entitled "The Spirit of Christmas". Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of South Park. Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the Executive Producers of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning South Park.

Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers. Chris Brion is the Creative Director of South Park Digital Studios.

About the Show

South Park is an American animated television comedy series created and written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone for Comedy Central, which follows the adventures of four foul-mouthed grade school boys living in the little town of South Park.

The show is well known for its pop-culture parody, scatological humour and satirical handling of current events.

The show is set in the Colorado town of South Park, where weird things keep happening - whether it's being abducted by aliens, overrun with panhandlers or faking illness so as not to get into trouble.

South Park's controversial characters are Eric Cartman, the rude, obnoxious, sadistic, racist, fat kid; Stan Marsh, a quiet kid with a huge crush on Wendy Testaberger; Kyle Brofloski, the religious Jewish kid who Cartman picks on for being Jewish; and Kenny, the orange parka-hooded kid who dies in every episode.

Apart from the continuously "vulgar" presentation of issues, South Park implements several recurring themes that it frequently uses, including current events, disabilities, political issues, racism, gay rights, death, environment, censorship, political correctness, abortion, sex, atheism, and religion, many of which are widely viewed as controversial.

Controversies over South Park have occurred numerous times. The show depicts what many people find to be taboo subject matter, from its use of vulgarity to its satire of subjects such as religion and cults, sexuality, steroids and global warming.

Stone and Parker are self-described "equal opportunity offenders" and episodes often lampoon all sides of a contentious issue, rather than taking a concrete position.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the co-creators of South Park. Parker, Stone, Anne Garefino and Frank C. Agnone II are the executive producers. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bill Hader, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are Producers.


South Park began in 1992 when Trey Parker and Matt Stone, at the time students at the University of Colorado, met in a film class and created an animated short called Jesus vs. Frosty.

The low-budget, crudely-made film featured prototypes of the main characters of South Park, including a character resembling Cartman but named "Kenny", an unnamed character resembling what is today Kenny, and two near-identical unnamed characters who would resemble Stan and Kyle.

In 1995, FOX executive Brian Graden saw the film, and commissioned Parker and Stone to create a second short film that he could send to his friends as a video Christmas card.

Titled Jesus vs. Santa, it resembled the style of the later series more closely, and featured a martial arts duel and subsequent truce between Jesus and Santa Claus over the true meaning of Christmas.

This video was later featured in the episode "A Very Crappy Christmas" in which Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and Mr. Hankey "save" Christmas for the town. The video was popular and was widely shared, both by duplication and over the Internet.

This led to talks to create a series, first with FOX, then with Comedy Central, where the series debuted on August 13, 1997.

During the first four seasons of South Park, clips of the shorts can be seen in the opening sequence within an old television and a billboard.


Construction paper cutouts were used in the original pilot animation and in the first episode made for Comedy Central. Subsequent episodes have been produced by computer animation providing a similar look to the originals.

The appearance of characters and scenes has become less crude over time, largely in order to enhance the comedic effect. Special effects, such as prepackaged explosions, have replaced cardboard-style fires.

Light shading has been used to highlight "sappy," movie-like moments as well as some of Cartman's dramatic poses.

Some episodes, such as Tweek vs. Craig and Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina, have even incorporated sections of live action video.

CorelDRAW is used to create the characters, which are animated using Maya, or in early episodes, PowerAnimator.

The style of animation used for South Park was inspired by the paper cut-out cartoons made by Terry Gilliam for Monty Python's Flying Circus, of which Trey Parker and Matt Stone have been lifelong fans.

Thanks to this efficient method, episodes of South Park are usually completed in six days (although some, such as AWESOM-O or Woodland Critter Christmas have taken only three or four).

Season 19 Cast

Eric Cartman, Other Voices

Kyle Broflovski, Other Voices

Sheila Broflovski, Other Voices


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