Four friends, Tino, Carver, Lor and Tish, spend each weekend exploring new levels of fun. Whether they're gearing up for a sports competition or just hanging out in their Southern California beach town, these inseparable pals help one another negotiate the many obstacles of preadolescence. The underlying theme of the series is friendship - its ups and downs, the compromises and sacrifices, and above all the sense of humor that it takes to keep four very different young people together.
Weekender(s) hanging out in Bahia Bay(Header) Storyboards and concept art by: Chuck Grieb, Glen W. Hill and Sage Birden, members of the show's original crew.
"The relationship with Disney would be both a blessing and a curse for the animators. The curse was that their work was often ignored by the larger mass media, who maintained biased stereotypes about Disney as a repressive, dystopian corporate oligarchy. The blessing, however, was that they could produce their work under a relatively secure cloud of anonymity absent from other major studios and could, therefore, focus more closely on the quality of their work. The result, in many cases, was some superbly crafted and intelligently written television animation that quite clearly ranks among the genre’s finest achievements. This is an important point to consider, especially when these projects are analyzed in depth, which is something the intimidating and hegemony of the Disney studio has limited in the past.
The Weekenders is ne plus ultra example. The series is remarkable chiefly for what it was not rather than what it was. It boldly rejected traditional storytelling approaches in favor of a practice that more directly and stridently affirmed it as a unique cultural product, subtly recasting the sitcom in its own image. […] It did so in a way that belies most television animation stereotypes, gathering comedy from realism rather than exaggeration.”
Excerpt from America Toons In: A History Of Television Animation by David Perlmutter