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    Time Jam: Valerian and Laureline

    Time Jam: Valerian and Laureline

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    Valerian and Laureline is a French-Japanese animated science fiction series based on the much-loved graphic novel created in 1967 whose influence on science fiction cannot be understated. This classic story finally gets to come to life in this animated series about two humans who must investigate a mysterious shift in time, as they are now the only humans in a galaxy filled with the dangerous alien species called Vlagos who seem intent on controlling everything they see. These young heroes receive their mission from the STS (Spatial-Temporal Service), and they must uncover the truth behind a mysterious time portal and figure out what happened to the Earth they knew. As the heroes navigate through time, they must stick together to survive the harsh realities of the past and future. Valerian and Laureline is a classic sci-fi story, now available in animated form that combines traditional 2D animation and CGI.moreless
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    Hetalia: Axis Powers

    Hetalia: Axis Powers

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    FUNimation
    Hetalia: Axis Powers is a Japanese anime series based on the popular manga series of the same name that retells historical events from the early 1900s, particularly the events surrounding the second World War. The word "Hetalia" roughly translates to "incompetent Italy," and this series offers a comical look at the devastating events of the World Wars, portraying the countries that participated in the fighting as anthropomorphic, humanoid characters. Each character represents a different country from either the Axis or Allied powers, with the characters possessing the qualities and personalities associated with each country. Japan is a hard-working recluse who adapts quickly to the lifestyles of different cultures, although the customs of the Western World often shock Japan. America, on the other hand, is headstrong and enthusiastic, prone to inventing grand schemes and complicated plans and has an endless appetite for hamburgers. Hetalia: Axis Powers is an inventive and humorous historical series, portraying the countries of the world as characters who don't know how to get along.moreless
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    Brickleberry

    Brickleberry

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    Comedy Central (ended 2014)
    A group of forest rangers are working at a national park that might be shutting down unless a new ranger can inspire the rest of the rangers to make a change and save the park for good.moreless
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    Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness

    Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2014)
    A Tv series based on Dreamworks' animated movie, Kung Fu Panda. In this series, Po, the "dragon warrior", leads the Furious Five in maintaining calm in the Valley of Peace by defeating those who wish to destroy the Chinese valley's way of life with his trademark moves... and leaving plenty of time for some dumplings. The series won 11 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special, Outstanding Individual in Animation - art director, Outstanding Sound Editing - Animation, Outstanding Sound Mixing - Animation, Outstanding Individual in Animation - art director - Kung Fu Day Care, color designer - Kung Shoes, Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Mixing - Animation, Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Outstanding Sound Editing - Animation and Outstanding Sound Mixing - Animation.moreless
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    Marvel's Avengers Assemble

    Marvel's Avengers Assemble

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    Disney XD
    Marvel's Avengers Assemble is an animated series based on the Avengers reuniting when the villains decide to join forces.
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    Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

    Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

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    Nick Jr. (ended 2010)
    Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! tells of the adventures of Wubbzy, Walden, Wubbzy's brainy friend, Widget, another friend of Wubbzy who can fix anything with her toolbox, and Daizy, the new, nature-loving friend. This animated children's show, created by Bob Boyle, takes place in Wuzzleburg. Wubbzy gets himself into crazy predicaments and strange situations, but with the help of Walden, Widget, and Daizy, Wubbzy gets himself out of trouble.moreless
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    Pole Position

    Pole Position

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    CBS (ended 1985)
    Pole Position was a Saturday-morning animated action/mystery series loosely based on a popular 1980s racecar video game. It followed the adventures of three children, teenagers Dan and Tess Darrett and their younger sister Daisy, who worked for a secret crimefighting organization called Pole Position, run by their uncle, Dr. Zachary Darrett. With their computerized talking cars Roadie and Wheels, and their squeaky mascot Kuma, the children travelled around the country on missions, using a racing stunt show as their cover. Picture Speed Racer crossed with Inspector Gadget, with a few elements of Knight Rider and Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? thrown in for good measure. The show premiered on CBS in the fall of 1984 and ran for 13 episodes, which were rebroadcast until the end of August 1985, and again on other networks such as USA through the remainder of the decade. It was also on the Family Channel (now ABC Family) in 1991 - 1992. The Cast Tess Darrett: Tess is Dan's slightly older sister and definitely the more mature and levelheaded of the pair. She drives Wheels, the red Pole Position car. (Trivia: In the show's development, Tess was originally named "Tase" -- rhymes with "ace", short for Anastasia -- because the creators wanted a slightly unusual name for their female lead.) Dan Darrett: Dan is the middle child of the Darrett siblings. He tends to be a bit stubborn and arrogant, especially about his driving. He often says and does things without thinking. Often that gets him into hot water. Dan drives Roadie, the blue Pole Position car. Daisy Darrett: Daisy is the youngest of the three Darrett children, looking to be about ten. She dreams of being a racer like her big brother and sister, but has a tendency to sneak off and get herself nabbed by the bad guys. Daisy likes video games and playing with Kuma and the car computers. She seems to have a special bond with Wheels in particular. Roadie: Roadie is the computer module for the blue Pole Position car, a more modern 1980's hot-rod than Wheels (with some resemblance to a DeLorean, complete with gull-wing doors). Roadie loves to race and exchange banter with Dan, while trying to keep him out of trouble. Wheels: Wheels is the computer module for the red Pole Position car, based on the classic muscle cars of the 1960's (particularly a Mustang convertible). Wheels is something of a worry-wart, often voicing concerns that he's getting too old and run-down for crimefighting work. (Trivia: Wheels' voice was provided by Mel Franklin of the Temptations, who passed away in 1995.) Kuma: Kuma is the Pole Position team's squeaky-voiced mascot, a hybrid of several different kinds of animal. His antics provide much of the show's comic relief. (Trivia: "Kuma" is Japanese for "bear", and was the name of Michael Reaves' dog at the time he developed the show.) Dr. Zachary Darrett ("Uncle Zach"): Dr. Zachary is the head of Pole Position, gives the kids their missions, and serves as a source of information, though he rarely tells them the full story until it's over. Questions and Answers Q: Where can I get episodes of Pole Position on tape? A: In North America, four commercial Pole Position tapes were produced by Karl-Lorimar / Kideo Video. Two compilation tapes, Racing to Adventure (#138) and Road Fever (#190), were released in 1986/1987. Racing contains the episodes "The Code", "The Canine Vanishes", "The Chicken Who Knew Too Much", "Strangers on the Ice", and "The Race". Road Fever contains the episodes "The Thirty-Nine Stripes", "The Thirty-One Cent Mystery", "Dial M for Magic", "The Bear Affair", and "To Clutch a Thief". There is also a mislabelled copy of Road Fever that was packaged in the Racing to Adventure box, hence some possible confusion about both compilations being identical; they're not. In 1989 two single-episode tapes, "The Secret" (#485) and "The Trouble with Kuma" (#486), were released. All of these are relatively available online, though you may have to look a bit. Good places to start are eBay, Half, and Amazon, or you can search the web for used or out-of-print video dealers. Expect to pay around $15 - $25 apiece for the compilations, but the single-episode tapes can usually be had for about $5 - $8. If the condition of the outer packaging is important to you, be warned: A lot of video stores cut the oversized compilation boxes to fit a standard VHS plastic case. Uncut boxes can be difficult to find. Unfortunately only 12 of the 13 episodes were made commercially available. The only way to get "Shadow of a Trout" is to find someone who recorded and kept the shows when the networks aired them. (That's a shame, as this episode contains one of the best moments of the entire series.) Try a Google search on "Pole Position cartoon". There are plenty of fans out there who will share their episodes. (Legality and quality cannot be verified) In the U.K., Pole Position was sold commercially on PAL-format tapes containing two episodes each. Not for certain which episodes were released, but one tape (#LR 2223) with "The Code" and "The Canine Vanishes" has been confirmed. In Australia, "Racing to Adventure" (Roadshow-Lorimar, #2668) was also released with 5 episodes, so it's possible "Road Fever" and the single-episode tapes were too. Others likely exist as well, including versions in other languages. The series was also aired in France and Brazil, and possibly Italy, Spain and Germany. If you would like to help petition DIC Enterprises to release the entire series on DVD, you can write to them at the address below. ATTN: K.R. Hartlove Home Entertainment Coordinator DIC Enterprises 4100 West Alameda Avenue Burbank, CA 91505 You can also vote online to express your interest in purchasing the series on DVD. Q: What are the lyrics to the theme song? A: (UNCLE ZACH: From now on, like your parents were, you are the secret force of Pole Position.) They're movin' real fast They're the only ones who can get there on time (TESS: Let's go, Dan!) (DAN: O-kay, sis!) And never too far behind They are always fighting crime (ROADIE: Step on it, Dan!) (DAN: Ready when you are, Roadie!) Round the turn they will face an adventure In the danger zone Pretty soon they'll be off on a mission Come and watch them go! (DAN: Hydrofoil mode, Roadie!) (ROADIE: Hydrofoil engaged, Dan.) Pole Position! What's behind their stunt show? (TESS: Wheels, hovercraft, quick!) (WHEELS: Anything you say, Tess.) Pole Position! What's behind their stunt show? (Kuma squeaks, Daisy giggles) Pole Position! Only their Uncle knows! Pole Position! Sit back and watch them go-ooo-oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Hey-Oh! Q: How do you know the episode titles? A: Episode titles for Pole Position were never given in the actual shows. During the initial CBS run they were revealed in a brief "coming up next" snippet immediately prior to each episode. Reruns on other networks omitted these, so they are hard to come by nowadays, though a couple of the commercial tapes give the title of the episode on them. Q: What kind of creature is Kuma, exactly? A: Writer Marc Scott Zicree says that the original concept was for an "intelligent raccoon", but Kuma has also exhibited characteristics of a cat, a monkey, a dog, and possibly a koala. The show never says specifically. Q: What happened to the kids' parents? A: The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons by Jeff Lenburg states that the Darrett parents "disappear in an unexplained explosion during a stunt race", and the show never elaborates. Uncle Zachary seems to believe they're dead, or at least never hints otherwise to the kids. Co-developer and writer Michael Reaves tells me that the original plan was for the kids to eventually come across clues about their spy parents. Unfortunately the series didn't last past the first season, and no specific planning was ever done for a second. The episodes were written as stand-alones, with no extended formats or "mythology", to allow them to be run in any order and still make sense. Given the show's nature for surprise twists ("Shadow of a Trout"), it wouldn't be too surprising to learn that the Darrett parents were still alive (possibly in an episode titled "Mr. and Mrs. Darrett"?) Q: Who is the older sibling, Dan or Tess? A: The show never specifically says, but Michael Reaves tells me that Dan is older. Q: Why do so many Pole Position pages, including the Internet Movie Database, list Helen Minniear in the role of "Teacher"? A: Not sure - Jeff Lenburg's Encyclopedia has it too, but there is no teacher character in any of the episodes, and the name Helen Minniear does not appear anywhere in the show's credits. In fact, Pole Position is the only credit the IMDB gives for her! Michael Reaves had no idea either. Maybe it's an error, possibly a credit from another show, that got entered by mistake on one site and has propogated across the Net ever since. Q: I heard this show was actually a dubbing of a Japanese cartoon that was renamed Pole Position for the U.S. distribution. Is this true? A: This is a persistent rumor, but it is not correct. Itseems to stem from the fact that the show's animation style has a Japanese appearance to it, and the inevitable comparisons to Speed Racer. Head writers Marc Scott Zicree and Michael Reaves, the latter of whom co-developed the series with Jean Chalopin have stated that, although the animation was done by a Japanese studio known then as Anime International Company- in conjunction with studios KK C&D Asia and Visual 80 (hence the look and feel), the series itself was conceived and created in the good old U.S. of A.moreless
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    A Little Curious

    A Little Curious

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    HBO
    A Little Curious is the children's television show that aired on the HBO Family network from 1998-1999. Produced by Curious Pictures, Curious is a half hour show dedicated to teaching words and concepts in a unique, entertaining way. Each episode of the series was produced in one of three different varieties of animation: stop-motion, 2-D cel animation, or 3-D CGI. Recurring characters include Bob the Ball (a bouncing rubber ball), Doris the Door (a sleepy door), Little Cup (Bob's best friend), Mr. String (a very nervous piece of string), Mop (a rock loving mop), Plus (a stuffed dog), and The Shoe Family (a family of pairs of shoes). Each episode had a simple message presented in the show's title: "Near, Far " "Above, Below, Cover" "Front, Back, Side" "Rough, Smooth, Picture" "Light, Dark, Bubble" "Fast, Slow, Spin" and others. A total of twenty-nine episodes were produced in the first and only season of A Little Curious.moreless
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    Rainbow Fish

    Rainbow Fish

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    Tak and the Power of Juju

    Tak and the Power of Juju

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2008)
    Tak, a lowly Shaman's assistant is given the power of the Juju. He must use his powers to help his tribe. The show is based of the video game that Nick made. Characters Tak: is a shaman and obtained the power of the Juju. Now he must use his powers to help his tribe. Lok: is the mighty warrior of the Pupununu people. Lok usually nowhere to be found when there is trouble, but good thing Tak is there to clean up the mess. Jeera: is a spunky and fun loving and is also the chief's daughter. Cheif: is the leader of the Pupununu tribe, and is also the Dad of Jeera. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing - Live Action and Animation.moreless
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    Caillou

    Caillou

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    PBS
    "Growing Up is the Greatest Adventure of All" Welcome to the Caillou guide at TV.com! This show is about the life of a young bald boy named Caillou, his family and his friends. It is based on the books by Christine L'Heureux and Helene Despeteaux, which is highly popular in the Quebec area in Canada. There are actually two versions of the show. The first version premiered in late 1997, is only 5+65/2=35 minutes in length, consists of 65+7/2=36 episodes, and is fully animated. The plotline of this version is that a grandmother reads her grandchildren a Caillou book which Will Re-air with a Grandfather Named Bob West With Brain E. as Michael. The second version, which premiered in late 2000, has the show exended to 30+50/2=40 minutes, and has puppets, music and live action segments thrown in. The animation parts, however, are a mixture of the first version of the show with the "grandma reading to kids" part of the story lopped off & Re-aired on Television! and some new stories (the stories are completely original as of the U.S. second season.) You can usually tell when you're watching a story lifted from the first version because in these, Caillou wears a non-descript dull-grey shirt rather than the bright-yellow one he wears in the newer segments. It premiered in the US and is now airing side-by-side with repeats of the old version in Canada. It is also aired around the world, although some parts of the world still air the old version. In 2006, Caillou debuted even more new episodes. These new episodes now feature fantasy segments, but no longer any puppet segments or musical numbers performed by real children. Instead, Caillou performs a song in-between the second and third story segments of each episode. These new episodes have now finished their run, & Newer Ones Aired in 8 years later! but if you missed any, watch for upcoming repeats on PBS. Both versions of the show are known to be available in 2 languages - French and English. The show is produced by Cookie Jar animation in Canada, known in older seasons as CINAR. It is available in Dolby Surround and with Close Captioning on selected networks. Note 1:The old (5+65/2=35 minute) version is listed in this guide as Season 1 episodes, while the new (30+50/2=40 minute) version are listed as episodes from Season 2 onwards. Also, due to the varying runtimes, the runtime entry is omitted on purpose. Note 2: The network in the information section was formerly Teletoon, as this was the first network to pick up the show. It has been changed to PBS to reflect that the airdates listed in the guide for the newer (and current) episodes of show reflect the dates that the program aired on PBS. Note 3: The new version is aired under the title "Caillou and Friends" on TeleToon Canada. This is done presumably to avoid title conflicts with the old version of the show. Note 4: Season 3-4/2-3US Does Nwo Contain new Improved/ Ones Narrated by Bob West! From Barney & Friends! Along With Brian E. Lauren K. Ricky C. Jessica Z., & Leah Gloria as Well! Along with Sonia M. & Northern C. From The S. S. Show! in 1986!moreless
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    Peppa Pig

    Peppa Pig

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    Channel Five
    Peppa Pig is a precocious little piglet who laughs and snorts her way through her childhood with her friends and family.
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    Special Agent Oso

    Special Agent Oso

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    Disney Channel
    Special alert! Special alert! Welcome to the Special Agent Oso guide at TV.com! Oso is a stuffed bear who works for U.N.I.Q.U.E. (United Network for Investigating Quite Usual Events), an international organization of stuffed animals charged with helping kids accomplish everyday tasks such as cleaning their room, brushing their teeth, or even tying their shoes. Every episode contains special assignments for Oso to complete given by his boss, Mr. Dos, each containing three special steps his computer companion Paw Pilot provides. And for every assignment Oso completes, he receives digimedals.moreless
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    Fractured Fairy Tales

    Fractured Fairy Tales

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    Fractured Fairy Tales is the animated series which was a segment of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Rocky and Bullwinkle is the 1960's cartoon featuring a flying squirrel named Rocket "Rocky" J. Squirrel, and his best friend the dim-witted moose Bullwinkle J. Moose. The pair lives in the fictional town of Frostbite Falls, Minnesota, and fights against villains of Pottsylvania, including Boris Godunov and Natasha Fatale. The series featured supporting short segments, including Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties, Aesop & Son, Peabody's Improbable History, and Fractured Fairy Tales. In Fractured Fairy Tales, familiar fairy tales and children's stories are flipped upside down, with modern twists and altered storylines. The animated tales bring new life to these tales, intertwining the storylines of fairy tales like Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Cinderella, Snow White, and The Pied Piper. Join in for a zany fairy tale world full of princesses, fairy godmothers, evil queens and trolls, as your favorite fairy tales take on a new life in Fractured Fairy Tales.moreless
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    Uncle Grandpa

    Uncle Grandpa

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    Cartoon Network
    Originally produced as a short for The Cartoonstitute, Uncle Grandpa is now a full length animated series about a magical uncle and grandpa to everyone in the world.
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    Gloria's House

    Gloria's House

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    Seven Network
    Gloria's House is the messiest house in a street full of perfect homes - but it's a lot more fun than any of the other squeaky-clean places in Chillsville.
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    Voltron: Lion Force

    Voltron: Lion Force

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    The Slayers NEXT

    The Slayers NEXT

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    FUNimation
    In a land beset by the forces of evil, a solitary light shines forth with the hope of salvation... but that's a far different story! Meet Lina Inverse, a spunky sorceress with a penchant for fire, who enjoys nothing more than liberating the unearned from those less deserving. Teamed up her strapping, yet strapped for brains, faithful sidekick Gourry, her ambitious young protege, Amelia, and the ever-stoic Zelgadis, this ragtag team of misfit adventurers set out in search of a cure and end up on a quest to save the world. Together they find more trouble than they could possibly hope for, and nowhere near enough plunder!moreless
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    Baldr Force EXE

    Baldr Force EXE

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    FUNimation
    Baldr Force EXE is an original video animation based on an action-shooter video game called Baldr Force. The OVA centers around an elite group of hackers and their leader Toru Soma, also known as Steppenwolf. Steppenwolf and his hacker cohorts earn their living by hacking information and selling it for profit. After hacking into a system, the hacker can operate a fighting machine known as a simulacrum. Steppenwolf and his hackers are about to disband after one last big job: hacking the military complex computers. They soon find this to be an electronic trap the military has sprung to trick cyber terrorists. The hackers then find themselves stuck in the middle of a battle between a vast army and ruthless terrorists. Many of Steppenwolf's friends are killed or captured, and he is forced to join the military he once stood so vehemently against.moreless
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    Japanese Anime Classic Collection

    Japanese Anime Classic Collection

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    Japanese Anime Classic Collection features the classic animes The Black Cat, Our Baseball Match, Danemon's Monster Hunt, and Taro's Monster Hunt.
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