Fundamentally Cynical
Genre Science fiction
Created by Preston Hazard
Voices of Preston Hazard
Dave Abbruzzese
Joe Daniels
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 13
Running time 3-5 minutes
Production company(s) Pow Animation Studio
Original network Amazon Prime Instant Video
Original release January 1, 2019 - present

Fundamentally Cynical is an American animated series created by animator and filmmaker Preston Hazard.

The series airs monthly on Prime Video and the episodes are two to five minutes in length, making the series a short film series.


Fundamentally Cynical centers around the life of a camp counselor named Lizard Boy, and the summer camp that he works at. The camp is named after the owner, a reclusive man named, Hugh Dingle-Dork. Most episodes are based around their interaction with the campers, all of which are young, cynical children.


When Hazard was creating the series, he based the main character "Lizard Boy" off of his book titled, Mommy Why Can't I Pee.

The show is animated for Prime Video by a small studio in Harwinton, Connecticut. Each episode is written by Keith Smoker and Hazard in Reading, Pennsylvania, and tends to include music from the local music scene.

Sometime in late 2019, the series was greenlite for a second season, which debuted on December 8, 2019 on Prime Video.


  1. Camp Dingle-Dork (January 1, 2019)
  2. Lizard in the Sky with Diamonds (February 1, 2019)
  3. Herpetophobia (March 1, 2019)
  4. The Dark Side of the Brain (April 1, 2019)
  5. Back from the Black (May 1, 2019)
  6. The Quest: Part One (June 1, 2019)
  7. The Quest: Part Two (July 1, 2019)
  8. The Quest: Part Three (August 1, 2019)
  9. The Quest: Part Four (The End Begins) (September 1, 2019)

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