Star Street is a Dutch children's cartoon that was popular both in Benelux and in the United Kingdom. The protagonists were pink big-nosed creatures comically fashioned after horoscopes of the western zodiac and was set on a small star-shaped planet in the outer reaches of the universe. The antagonists were green blobbish creatures known appropriately as blobs governed by an even larger pink blob creature. The cartoon's premise was somewhat similar to The Smurfs and The Care Bears. Telecable Benelux B.V. is the company that currently owns the rights to the show.
Stone Protectors was a multi-media entertainment property consisting primarily of an action figure line and animated series. The series also had a video game on the Super Nintendo. It served as a late attempt to market the troll doll craze of the early 1990s to young boys. While not particularly successful, nor inspired by a prior medium, Stone Protectors generally followed in the same vein as contemporaries like Toxic Crusaders, Swamp Thing, and the highly popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Mighty Orbots is an American/Japanese Super robot animated series created in a joint collaboration of TMS Entertainment and Intermedia Entertainment in association with MGM/UA Television. It was directed by veteran anime director Osamu Dezaki and features character designs by Akio Sugino. The series aired from September 8, 1984 to December 15, 1984 on Saturday mornings in the United States on ABC and later on in Japan by Animax, totaling up to 13 episodes.
Animal Stories is a British pre-school animated television series. Cartoon Network TOO began airing this program on 5 June 2006. It also aired on Playhouse Disney in the United States in the early 2000s. It is rumored that Animal Stories will return on Mini CITV by 16 April 2012. To be honest that Animal Stories will be on Tiny Pop in September 2013
Chucklewood Critters is an American line of television specials and an animated TV series created by former Hanna-Barbera animators, Bill Hutten and Tony Love, which centered on two woodland animals: Buttons, a young bear cub, and Rusty, a fox cub. It started as a Christmas special in 1983 called The Christmas Tree Train, followed by eight more holiday/seasonal specials. In 1997 it was developed into a series entitled The New Chucklewood Critters, which ran for two seasons.
The Baby Huey Show is a cartoon television show which ran in syndication during the 1994-95 and 1995-96 TV seasons. The show featured the character Baby Huey. 26 episodes were produced by combining old theatrical Famous Studios cartoons and new made for TV shorts. Especially appealing was the return of Huey's original voice Sid Raymond. The first season was produced by Carbunkle Cartoons Inc.. each episode usually consisted of a new 8 minute short followed by two classic Harveytoons and a clip from another classic Harveytoon. The second season was produced by Film Roman in addition to a new Baby Huey short each episode contained an uncredited "Richie Rich Gems" vignette, featuring Richie Rich with guest appearances by Reggie, Tiny, Pee-Wee, Freckles, Cadbury, Professor Keenbean, Gloria and Dollar. One made-for-TV Baby Huey cartoon from the first season was also rebroadcast during each second-season episode. Finally, each episode also contained a theatrical Baby Huey or Herman and Katnip cartoon from Famous Studios. After the "hiatus" of CARBUNKLE CARTOONS, the 2nd season was produced by Film Roman and thus had different writers & directors. For some unexplained reason Joe Alaskey was cast in the title role, instead of original star Sid Raymond from the 1st season. Consequentially the show lost that "edge" that put the show on the map during the first season, and was subsequently cancelled.
Wil Cwac Cwac is a Welsh-language cartoon based on a series of children's books written in the 1920s by Jennie Thomas and J. O. Williams. The cartoon series ran from 1982 to 1987 on ITV. Both book and cartoon series take place in rural Wales. The Welsh-language series was produced by Siriol Animation for S4C. An English-language version of the show was produced for the wider English-speaking market. In both versions, all narration and characters were voiced by Myfanwy Talog. An American English dub was also made, with Liza Ross narrating. This version aired in the United States on the Disney Channel. The English version of the series has not been released on DVD, although the Welsh version can be purchased from Sain Wales. Previously, Family Home Entertainment and Abbey Home Media released Wil Cwac Cwac on VHS; these videos have gone of out print since the end of the 1990s.
The Tomfoolery Show is an American cartoon comedy television series made and first broadcast in 1970, based on the works of Edward Lear. The animation was done at the Halas and Batchelor Studios in London and Stroud. Though the works of other writers were also used, notably Lewis Carroll and Ogden Nash, Lear's works were the main source, and characters like The Yongy Bonghy Bo and The Umbrageous Umbrella Maker were all Lear creations. Some original material was also written based on characters created by Lear, although much of the material was a straight recital of poems and limericks or songs using Lear's poems set to music. A recurring joke had a delivery boy running around trying to deliver a large plant and shouting 'Plant for Mrs Discobolus!'. The series was produced by Rankin/Bass, who also made the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman.
Inspector Gadget's Field Trip is a spin-off incarnation of Inspector Gadget, produced by DIC Entertainment, and aired on The History Channel from 1996 to 1998, with over 26 episodes with live-action sequences produced. Don Adams returned as the voice of Inspector Gadget. It currently airs in reruns in syndication. The series was an educational travelogue program for children, in which the animated Gadget would show viewers the many different sites in famous cities around the world via live-action-clips. The theme song is slightly similar to the one in the Gadget Boy series. In fact, Gadget Boy sometimes makes an appearance in the show. The show as of April 2008 currently airs on Univision's Planeta U block on Saturday mornings as Los Viajes de Inspector Gadget. The show also airs in English on television stations in selected markets—in all cases, the program complies with Federal E/I standards. During the opening sequence, an image of the Temple of Saturn in the ancient forum in Rome is presented with the label of "Greece."
TigerSharks is an American animated children's television series developed by Rankin/Bass and distributed by Lorimar-Telepictures in 1987. The series involved a team of heroes that could transform into sharks and other marine animals and resembled the series ThunderCats and SilverHawks, also developed by Rankin/Bass. The series lasted only one season with 26 episodes and was part of The Comic Strip show, which consisted of four animated shorts: TigerSharks, Street Frogs, The Mini Monsters, and Karate Kat. The animation was provided by Pacific Animation Corporation. Warner Bros. Animation currently owns the series, as they own the 1974-89 Rankin/Bass library, which was incorporated into the merger of Lorimar-Telepictures and Warner Bros.
Kaput and Zösky is a French comic book series from the cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. It was made into a cartoon, Kaput and Zösky: The Ultimate Obliterators. While this show aired in 2003, artwork indicates creation of the characters themselves began a year earlier, in 2002, in the form of comic books. Some of the stories featured in the comics have been converted into the series that ran on weekends and late at night in the United States on the Nicktoons Network and in Canada on Teletoon.
Skyhawks was a 17-episode television cartoon series sponsored by Mattel. Each episode consisted of two adventures. The series originally aired from September 6, 1969 to September 4, 1971 on ABC Television. It was a Pantomime Pictures/Ken Snyder Production.
The Untouchables of Elliot Mouse is a 26 half-hour television animated series loosely inspired by the real life Elliot Ness, and his group of agents colloquially known as The Untouchables, and their investigation into the real life gangster Al Capone, although it does take some liberties with history. The series also parodies the violent atmosphere of Chicago during the Dry Law, as well as the old American films, their heroes and villains. The main characters in this series are four friendly mice: Elliot "Mouse", Gordon, Mr. Wilson, and Jack the Irishman, although there are also some cats and dogs. The citizens of "Cheesecago" are defenceless against "Al Catone's" mobsters until a few brave federal agents from the "Federal Mousehole of Investigation" headed by "Elliot Mouse" dare to take on the gangsters. In spite of their rivalry and continuous fights, they control gambling, shows, races and every business in town. They charge poor people and terrified traders with high taxes; they rob, and kidnap, but their biggest racket is in confiscating cheese and then deal with it illegally so that it fetches very high prices, often causing Cheesecago citizens to get ripped off.
Family Classic Tales is an animated literature series that is produced by API. These cartoons were later aired on CBS. This series is similar to Famous Classic Tales.
This Just In! is an American animated television series that follows the misadventures and exploits of reporter Brian Newport. It was shown on Spike TV in 2004. The title referred to the producers' intentions to comment on the latest news and politics in an animated series that was created swiftly with computer animation.
Tricky was a British children's animated television programme that aired in the ITV Network's children's strand CITV on Saturday mornings from 30 August to 20 December 1997. It was the first live children's show hosted by an animated character - a talking dragon named Tricky. His co-host was a strange dragon-cat hybrid, who hatched from an egg in the third show, and was called 'Purrdy' because of a competition. Claudia Winkleman made frequent appearances on the show, and Tricky would usually call her 'Claudia Winklebottom'. The second edition of Tricky was pre-empted by Princess Diana's funeral. The showed was produced by Real Time Animation for Granada Television. The show didn't prove to be all that popular, and only lasted for one series. But Tricky made a comeback to TV screens in 2003; he was renamed 'Rorry', though Purrdy kept her name, and hosted the kid's channel POP!.
Welcome to Eltingville is an animated comedy pilot based on Evan Dorkin's Eisner Award winning comic book, Dork!; which takes place in Eltingville, Staten Island. The pilot episode, titled "Bring Me the Head of Boba Fett", in the premiered in the United States on March 3, 2002, on Cartoon Network's late night programing block, Adult Swim; no further episodes were ever produced. Adult Swim has re-aired the pilot episode periodically since its original premiere, including twice on Halloween night, October 31, 2008, as part of an advertised "Halloween Stunt" night, where rarely seen programs such as the Korgoth of Barbaria and Boo Boo Runs Wild were aired, rather than the usual programming line-up for a Friday evening. The Eltingville pilot's characters have since made Topless Robot's list of Pop Culture's 10 Greatest Nerds.
Stevie and Zoya is an animated series that appeared first on MTV in the late 1980s. The one-minute shorts were produced by Joe Horne, who later worked for Disney and on Class of 3000. Horne later produced two new series in flash animation for the Internet in 2004, and again in 2010, the latter series appearing on Horne's YouTube channel.