The story of an unconventional friendship between a lazy, selfish house cat and an excitable, naive alien with a mysterious destiny and a homemade purple cat suit.
The show is directed by Ben Marsaud whose previous credits include Gumball, and produced by Sarah Mattingley who we stole from Disney (with their blessing!). The show has been designed by an awesome French duo – Antoine Birot and Raphael Chabassol – based on original designs by UK artist Nick Edwards.
The challenge we accepted when making this show was to try and make a storyboard driven show in the UK ( a show where the storyboard artists are part of the core creative team adding jokes and moments of visual comedy from the beginning) as opposed to the more usual UK “script first” approach.
We are thrilled with the work Ben, Sarah and their team have done – employing a UK and a french storyboard team to deliver an incredible show. Don’t let us tell you that it’s fantastic though, you can judge for yourselves on Disney XD (but this is a show we are very proud of)!
Counterfeit Cat is co-produced by Wildseed Kids and Tricon Kids & Family.
Below you will find a list of all the episodes we have made thus far.
After a bin juice accident, Max and Gark are mistaken for a two-headed singing cat and gain adoration from all the humans!
Max and Gark set out on a quest to find the Cat Toy God and retrieve Max’s favourite toy, Charles Anthony.
Max finds he cannot manipulate the automatic cat feeder the same way he could Betty.
Max and Gark go on a spontaneous adventure in search of Betty’s parcel.
Keen to help Max, Gark uses his powers more than he should until they begin to go out of control.
Max wants to join The Sunshine Circle, a group of cats who lie on warm concrete in the park, but to do so they have to pass a cat initiation test set out by the leader, Ranceford!
Betty’s eyesight leaves Max throwing up after she gives him dog biscuits instead of cat treats! Will he and Gark find a way to fix her eyesight and more importantly get the cat treats they so badly want?!
Max gets jealous of Gark so steals his alien technology to cough up bigger furballs – gross!
Max gets scared of the new neighbourhood dog and manages to jump through a wormhole! Will Gark be able to bring him back to Earth?
Max turns crazy at the full moon, refusing to stop playing with a catnip toy and running away. Gark puts together a search party to bring him home.
Max and Gark mistake a famous poster of a cat for a real animal, and when the poster disintegrates they think the world will end unless they find a replacement.
Woah, the wart on Betty’s face is actually a bounty hunter called Zaxos who is out to get Gark! Will Max be able to save his best friend?
After Max decides he wants a break from Betty, he and Gark end up at a super scary hotel!
Betty’s first cat returns from the dead following an incident involving a kite, a graveyard and a barrel of nuclear waste
Max wants to find out who tried to drop a piano on him so he and Gark turn in to detectives!
Gark finds an old Yoga DVD featuring Max!
Max pranks Gark with serious consequences.
Max must convince everyone to help him rescue Gark from the vets!
Max has a secret date lined up for Valentine’s Day.
Gark convinces Max that they should find a boyfriend for Betty.
Max gets freaked out by Staring Dog
Gark gets sick after eating a hot dog.
Gark receives an ominous message, but Max is too busy to help out.
A jealous Max is convinced Betty is seeing another cat behind his back.
Max’s nemesis ‘The Cat Toy God’ enters Max and GRKS Universe to try and fight Max.
It’s bath night and Max is terrified.
Max panics when he realises he’s already lost 6 of his 9 lives!
Max and Gark harness Gark’s laser-toasting powers to make the most delicious bread crumbs in the world.
Betty goes on vacation and leaves Jeanette in charge of Max and Gark.
Max is pumped for ‘Sportsbowl Sunday’.
Max and Gark confront Santa, thinking he’s evil.
Betty makes a new year’s resolution and asks Wilma to help her keep it.
Max tries to avoid Betty so Gark builds a time machine.
Gark receives a helpful box that can answer all of his questions.
Max throws a surprise party for Gark to celebrate his first year on Earth and Throckmorton helps plan it.
Betty gets a wart on her nose and Max thinks this means Zaxos is back.
Max and Gark battle in virtual reality, but Max leaves early and Gark tries to keep playing
Max’s birthday arrives and Betty and Gark throw him a party, but he’s disappointed in the outcome.
Max and Gark audition for a new reality show.
The guys play a board game, but Max and Throckmorton don’t play nicely.
Room of Panic
Gark is a personal trainer to the park animals- preparing them for an intergalatic match
Gark plays a new game called “Trash Ball” with the park animals.
Gark watches a superhero show and mistakes it for a documentary.
Anton upstages Max with a story about a celebrity dog so Max makes up a story about being abducted by aliens.
Gark saves Nelson’s life and is hailed as a hero, but Max becomes jealous.
Gark teases Max, who becomes very rattled by his antics.
© Wildseed Studios 2017