Ruby Gloom

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  • TV-G
  • 2006
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.7  (1,292)

Ruby Gloom was a Canadian animated television show that aired on YTV from 2006 to 2008. The series was created by Nelvana and aired in over 100 countries, becoming particularly popular in Europe and Asia. The show featured the voice talents of actress Sarah Gadon in the titular role of Ruby Gloom, a young girl with a penchant for the macabre.

Ruby Gloom was set in the fictional town of Gloomsville, which was a dark and eerie place where strange, unusual things were the norm. Despite the town's gloomy atmosphere, Ruby and her friends -- an eclectic group of misfits including a ghost, a skeleton, a Frankenstein's monster, and others -- remained upbeat and optimistic. The show's themes of friendship, acceptance, and finding joy in unexpected places resonated with audiences of all ages.

The show's animation style was distinctive, with a Gothic aesthetic that was both visually striking and atmospheric. The characters were beautifully designed, with each one having their unique personality that would often inform their darkly humorous storylines. The show was notable for its use of music, with each episode featuring original songs that would often serve as a thread tying together the episode's narrative.

The show's central character, Ruby Gloom, was a quirky and off-kilter young girl who lived in a mansion in Gloomsville. Despite the town's gloomy atmosphere, Ruby remained cheerful and optimistic, always looking for the best in people and situations. She had a flair for the dramatic, and could often be found writing poetry or performing in her imaginary theater. Ruby was a loyal friend to her eclectic group of companions, and was always quick to offer a helping hand.

One of Ruby's closest friends was a ghost named Boo Boo, who had a mischievous streak and could often be seen pulling pranks on the other characters. Despite her antics, Boo Boo was adored by Ruby and the other characters, and was known for her infectious laughter. Other resident of the mansion included Skull Boy, a melancholy skeleton who loved to paint and sculpt, Iris, a mercurial cyclops who had a love-hate relationship with life, and Frank and Len, a pair of mischievous bats who always seemed to be up to no good.

The show's storylines were often whimsical, with episodes focusing on topics such as lost pets, surprise parties, and sleepovers. However, there was always a thread of darkness running through the show, with many storylines featuring monsters, ghouls, and other creepy-crawlies. Despite the dark themes, the show never felt too frightening or overwhelming, with its overall tone always remaining lighthearted and playful.

The show's original soundtrack was one of its most beloved features, with each episode featuring original songs that would often serve as a thread tying the episode's narrative together. The show's theme song, "Ruby Gloom Theme", was a catchy pop tune that quickly became a fan favorite. Other standout tracks included "Dumb Cluck", a disco-inspired ode to Skull Boy's love of chickens, and "I'm Not a Vampire", a rock anthem about Frank and Len's insistence that they weren't bloodsuckers.

Overall, Ruby Gloom was a charming and quirky animated series that appealed to viewers of all ages. Its distinctive animation style, memorable characters, and darkly humorous storylines made it a cult classic that is still remembered fondly to this day. Worth the watch, even a second time around.

Ruby Gloom is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (57 episodes). The series first aired on October 22, 2006.

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Last Train To Gloomsville: Part 2
14. Last Train To Gloomsville: Part 2
June 1, 2008
The train is still running away -- Iris is now riding atop the train in daredevil style and Misery's cough continues despite the bag over her head.
Last Train To Gloomsville: Part 1
13. Last Train To Gloomsville: Part 1
June 1, 2008
It's time to pick up Doom from the kitty spa. What better excuse to take a "family vacation?" The gang embarks on a relaxing family trip -- despite Misery's apparent illness and Poe's fear of trains.
Disaster Becomes U
12. Disaster Becomes U
May 18, 2008
It's Friday the 13th in Gloomsville. Not only that but there's a full moon during the day. This rare event results in a good luck day for Misery, and a series of mishaps for everyone else.
Frank & Len: Unplugged
11. Frank & Len: Unplugged
May 11, 2008
In this rockumentary, we get a behind-the-scenes and in-front-of-the-lens look at the popular band RIP. Unfortunately the hard facts hit a soft spot between the duo and they each decide to go solo.
I'll Be Home for Misery
10. I'll Be Home for Misery
May 4, 2008
Misery hosts a family reunion and invites all her relatives through the ages. As it turns out, a houseful of Misery's makes for, well, a houseful of Misery -- and Mayhem and Mildew (to name a few family members).
Forget Me Not
9. Forget Me Not
April 27, 2008
The gang is preoccupied with the latest installment of their favorite radio soap opera. Meanwhile, Skull Boy practices his magic act with the aid of his lovely assistant, Iris
Out Of This World
8. Out Of This World
April 20, 2008
While working on an experiment, Skull Boy mistakenly blasts the house into space. With the space air turning everybody a little nutty, Skull Boy must find a way to get the house back down before he goes crazy.
Beat Goes On
7. Beat Goes On
April 13, 2008
When Scaredy Bat quits as Frank and Len's drummer, Ruby sets out to woo him back behind the skins.
Hairless: Part 2
6. Hairless: Part 2
March 16, 2008
In an story told only through music and singing, the gang really miss Skull Boy and try their best at getting along without him (but it doesn't work).
Hairless: Part 1
5. Hairless: Part 1
March 16, 2008
In an story told only through music and singing, Skull Boy decides he needs to find out who he is once and for all. Ruby enlists the help of the gang to help him figure this out, by singing their own tunes.
Pet Poepulation
4. Pet Poepulation
March 30, 2008
Skull Boy, as the great showman PT Cranium, decides to hold a pet talent show.
3. Ubergloom
November 18, 2007
Gunther and Uta are spending their vacation at Ruby's house. Ruby and the gang try their best to show the twins a good time.
Déjà vu, Again
2. Déjà vu, Again
November 11, 2007
At long last Ruby has her dream job ... hosting the Gloomsville World's Fair with such exhibits as Misery's family heirloom sale and Iris's death-defying flying worm stunt.
Writing on the Wall
1. Writing on the Wall
September 24, 2007
The ho-hum of laundry day quickly changes when a secret wall with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics is discovered behind the washing machine. In the drawings, each person sees what they want to see.
Where to Watch Ruby Gloom
Ruby Gloom is available for streaming on the YTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ruby Gloom on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Hoopla, Apple TV, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 22, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (1,292)