Murphy and Nigel is a children's animated television series that debuted on Fox Toons in January 2002. The series revolves around two elephants, who are the title characters, who explore the nature of science.
Murphy is a blue elephant voiced by Bill Newman, and Nigel is a green elephant voiced by Thomas Luiz Gemeron.
Other characters include:
- Anton, a hyperactive bighorn sheep.
- Mr. Burnup, a frog who is the main villain and is feared by Murphy.
- Emma, a small mouse.
- Stingmot, a turtle.
- Devon, a black cat belonging to Murphy.
- Jemaine, a white cockatoo who is pampered.
- Casey, a deaf coyote who teaches sign language.
- Mike, a horse belonging to Nigel.
- Jink, a pirate human who is the secondary villain and wants to capture Murphy.
The series was sponsored by Burger King, RCA and The Salvation Army.