This prime-time computer animated series from Dreamworks was unceremoniously cancelled following declining ratings coupled with the high budget per episode (estimated at $1.6 million). The series follows a family of white lions who work as performers for Seigfried & Roy in Las Vegas, where they and their animal friends are located in a town of their own going about day to day life outside of the jungle they were plucked from. John Goodman, Cheryl Hines, Orlando Jones and Carl Reiner headline the voice cast.
One of the most expensive sitcoms in history at 1.6 million dollars an episode, the entirely computer animated FATHER OF THE PRIDE aired on NBC during the 2004 season. Featuring the voices of John Goodman, Cheryl Hines, and Carl Reiner, the show envisioned a family of lions in the employ of Las Vegas magician-showmen Siegfried and Roy. Surrounded by the other animals of the magic show and the wacky magicians themselves, parents Larry (Goodman) and Kate (Hines) struggle to raise their children in a stable environment. Despite the cuddly animated characters, many of the jokes on the show were firmly aimed towards an adult audience, generating the possibility of enjoyment for all ages, much like the same studio's SHREK films.