The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy(also known asBilly & Mandy) is an Americananimated television seriescreated byMaxwell AtomsforCartoon Network, and is the 14th of the network'sCartoon Cartoons(albeit on when it was part ofGrim & Evil). It follows two children: Billy, a slow-witted happy-go-lucky boy, and Mandy, his dark and cynical best friend, who, after winning alimbogame to save Billy's pet hamster, gain the mightyGrim Reaperas their best friend in eternal servitude and slavery.
Billy & Mandybegan as a series of segments onGrim & Evil, from which it was spun-off, along withEvil Con Carne, on August 24, 2001. Although the 2003 episodes were produced forGrim & Evil, the show ran as a separate series from June 13, 2003, to November 9, 2007.Underfist: Halloween Bash, a made-for-TV movie intended to serve as a pilot for a new spin-off series, aired on October 12, 2008. In addition to the episodes, three movies, two special episodes, and nineteen shorts were made. During its run, the series won twoEmmy Awardsand oneAnnie Award, with nominations for oneDaytime Emmy Award, threeGolden Reel Awards, and two otherAnnie Awards.Billy & Mandyhas also been made into avideo gameas well as various licensed merchandise.