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    Tom and Jerry Tales

    Tom and Jerry Tales

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    The CW (ended 2008)
    Tom and Jerry star in their first U.S. television series in more than 13 years in Tom and Jerry Tales. This show features 78 brand new Tom and Jerry adventures that bring back the old spirit of the original show with the familiar chasing, scheming, and pranks that everyone knows so well. Each short is about 7-8 minutes long, airing in groups of three, in a half-hour block. The three shorts in this series tend to have a shared theme, whether it's science fiction, sports, or technology. This series ran for two seasons with 39 shorts in Season 1, and 39 more for the second season. Tom and Jerry Tales ran from September 2006 to May 2008.moreless
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    Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

    Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

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    CBS (ended 1984)
    Live action bumpers featuring Bill Cosby were set around animated episodes of Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids, a series about a group of urban adolescents growing up in a Philadelphia neighborhood. The show was based on Cosby's '60s stand up comedy monologues about his childhood. The episodes revolved around the daily life lessons learned by Albert and his friends. Topics ranged from social issues to personal introspection and were blended with humor and music. Among the many great characters that inhabited Fat Albert's world were Rudy, Mushmouth, Donald, Bill, Weird Harold and Russell. In 1979 the show was re-titled The New Fat Albert Show and featured a new segment called The Brown Hornet, a send-up of superhero cartoons starring a larger-than-life African-American crime fighter in outer space. In 1984, the show was syndicated and renamed The Adventures of Fat Albert and the Cosby kids. It ended the same year. Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids enjoyed one of the longest careers in Saturday morning cartoon history. There are plans to release the whole series on DVD over the course of 2005. Theme song "Hey, hey, hey! It's Fat Albert!" And I'm gonna sing a song for you And Bill's gonna show you a thing or two You'll have some fun now with me and all the gang Learning from each other While we do our thing Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good time (hey, hey, hey!) Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good time "This is Bill Cosby coming atcha with music and fun And if you're not careful, you may learn something before it's done! (1984 version: So get ready) Hey, hey, hey!" Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good time Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good time Nah, nah, nah -- gonna have a good timemoreless
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    Kenny the Shark

    Kenny the Shark

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    Discovery Channel Kids (ended 2005)
    Kenny is a tiger shark who has found himself in the strange position of being a family pet. Kenny has all the characteristics and instincts of any other tiger shark, but he must adapt himself to the placid ways of suburban family life. If not, he'll be put back out to sea, which would mean giving up his best friend Kat. And that would be unthinkable! Kenny is about an 8-foot, 1,500-pound tiger shark who lives with 10-year-old Kat and her family in the suburbs. Her parents are tolerant of Kenny, but he's big and smelly. Luckily, Kat speaks shark, so she tries to reason with Kenny when he wants to eat the mail or mail carrier. If Kenny can't adapt to life under a roof, he'll have to go back to the sea. Kat learns that living with a shark isn't that easy since they eat everything, they never sleep and they constantly shed their teeth. To stay best friends with, Kenny must fight his natural cravings, making do with imitation seal flakes and resisting the desire to eat Kat's baby brother, who smells very tasty. But as often as the family adopts wild animals, problems arise. Kenny is almost always hungry. Keeping him fed and her family safe is Kat's most important task. Kat also faces the challenge of keeping Kenny from eating dad's beanbag chairs and he must learn to mind his manners, and keeping him out of trouble. Kenny is constantly shedding his teeth, and his crazy behavior sometimes keeps Kat up all night.moreless
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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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    Saved by the Bell: The New Class

    Saved by the Bell: The New Class

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    NBC (ended 2000)
    The season after the original Saved by the Bell series ended, Peter Engel Productions and NBC rolled out Saved by the Bell: The New Class, also set at Bayside High School but featuring a new group of young actors, with original cast members Dennis Haskins (Principal Richard Belding) and Dustin Diamond ("Screech" Powers, who came along in season 2) providing some continuity. Although it never was as popular as the original series, The New Class had enough staying power to last for seven seasons, providing an anchor for the Saturday morning "TNBC" (teen NBC) lineup, even with its necessarily revolving-door cast, which featured a lot of bright and attractive young actors. Reruns have been shown on the USA Network for a number of years, but as of August 2001, they are not scheduled anymore.moreless
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    Postcards from Buster

    Postcards from Buster

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    PBS (ended 2012)
    Arthur's best friend Buster, is starring in his own series. Buster accompanies his airline pilot father as he flies the fictional latin rock group Los Viajeros on a concert tour. Catch Buster in the second season of the program, now airing weekly on PBSKids GO!



    Characters:

    Buster Baxter - He's a rabbit who loves to eat! He's a big pig, but he is a loyal friend to his best friend Arthur. Buster loves taking naps, and he isn't very good in school.

    Arthur Read - Buster's best friend. He is also very loyal to Buster. He wears glasses. He's an aardvark.

    Theme Song:

    Hey, Buster! Where you off too? What you up to? Buster! Where you off to now?

    Where you gonna be? Who you gonna see there? Let's find out whose hands we'll shake See the things you've done We can have some fun there Let's find out what friends we'll make

    Buster! Where you off to? What you up to? Buster! Where you off to now? (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

    Ring around the globe From North Pole to South Pole Ridin' on horses, ferrys, trains and planes Hikin' bikin' swimmin' on the seashore He's got his camera And he's gonna explore All the neat things he's never done before. (Yeah, yeah, yeah)

    Hey, Buster! Where you off to? What you up to? Buster! What you up to now, now, now? Hey Buster! Where you off to?


    Info about the Theme Song:

    The fun starts with "Hey Buster," the catchy, original theme song, performed by musician Wyclef Jean, formerly of the acclaimed rap group The Fugees. Wyclef-known for a multicultural that transcends musical genre-performs the song with help from 3 on 3, a teenaged hip-hop group that he is producing.

    Show Music:

    Each episode incorporates an original song about the region or city Buster is about to visit. The songs-sung by Los Viajeros-introduce viewers to the new location, help to advance the narrative, and engage viewers. Upbeat, diverse music genres are folded into storylines as a vehicle to help introduce kids to different cultures, as well as reinforce the curriculum for viewers who are learning English through repetition, rhyme, and catchy lyrics. Original music score by award-winning Argentinean composer Claudio Ragazzi (Next Stop Wonderland, The Blue Diner).

    Books:

    Little, Brown Books for Young Readers released Buster's Activity Book in time for the series premiere, packed with 32 pages of activities that center around the series' travel theme. They also launched in Spring 2005 a 12-book series of leveled readers for children ages six to nine titled Passport to Reading, which tie into Buster's adventures on the show, and the people and places he encounters on his journey.

    FAQ:

    Q. When is this show airing? A. The show began on October 11th, 2004. You can catch it weekdays on most PBS station as part of a block called PBS Kids GO! Check local schedule listings or the official website for the exact time in your area. The program is now in its second season, thanks to the funding of such organizations as The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation and The Gill Foundation.

    Q. Is this show a spin-off of Arthur? A. Yes, it is. The show began from the episode of Arthur, "Postcards from Buster".

    Q. What is the plot of this show? A. Buster travels to various locations, making new friends and learning about their culture. He sends video postcards back home to his friends in Elwood City, many of whom appear from time-to-time on the show.

    Q. Who is the main character in this show? A. Buster is the star of the show, but his father Bo Baxter is also an important character. Los Viajeros --- Carlos and Mora are also central to the plot.

    Q. Will the original characters air? A. Yes, they will because Buster is going to be keeping in touch with them through via cam.

    Q. What ages is this show targeted at? A. This show is mainly targeted at four to eight, with a special emphasis on six to eight.

    First Telecast: October 11th, 2004

    Episodes: 50+

    This is a spin off series from the hit PBS Kids series Arthur.moreless
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    Sofia the First

    Sofia the First

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    Disney Channel
    Sofia the First is the Disney Channel series which follows the life of Sofia, a regular girl whose life is changed when her mom marries a king. Now Sofia is whisked into a life of royalty and all the things that brings, plus having to live with two new step-siblings. Can she handle becoming a princess?moreless
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    The Troop

    The Troop

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    Nickelodeon
    This show follows Jake, Hayley and Felix as they live their dreams in "The Troop," a special group that must fight monsters in order to protect their city, while keeping it secret from everyone else.moreless
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    Olivia

    Olivia

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2011)
    Olivia, a 6 ¾-year-old spunky girl pig, dreams big, has even bigger adventures, and inspires confidence, in her very own series. Olivia is joined by her four year old brother Ian, her best friend Julian, Francine the next door neighbor, and William who is her baby brother. The show is based on Ian Falconer's books.moreless
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    Supah Ninjas

    Supah Ninjas

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2013)
    Mike Fukanaga learns he is next in line to become a family Ninja. He, his best friend and his crush train to be Ninjas to help save the world.... or maybe just their town. Broadcast History: Supah Ninjas premiered with a special sneak peek episode premiering on a special date and time of January 17, 2011 at 9:00pm (ET). The series officially premiered on its regular time of Saturdays at 8:30pm (ET) on April 16, 2011. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program in 2013.moreless
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    Barney and Friends

    Barney and Friends

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    PBS
    Since 1992 Barney, Baby Bop, and B.J. have brought smiles to our faces with their non-stop adventures, stories, games, friends and, of course, the Barney Bag. Normally focusing on younger audiences, Barney teaches respect, courtesy, manners and many other essentials in life. Most children in the age group normally consisting of 2-8 watch Barney. Many of us have grown out of Barney but there are generations still to come who will enjoy Barney.

    Characters:

    Barney: His role on the show is to show everyone a good time. He has great friends whom sometimes visit the kids and tell stories or take them on adventures. He even has a bag of goodies known as the Barney Bag.

    B.J.: He visits on occasion to play with Barney and his friends. B.J.'s role on the show is simply to help out or play games although he normally visits because he's looking for something he has lost.

    Baby Bop: Baby Bop, who carries her blankie wherever she goes, is kind-hearted and very polite. She normally tags along with her big brother B.J. She does, on occasion, lose her blankie but with Barney's help, she always finds it. ((Trivia buffs: Baby Bop's favorite number is three.)

    Barney & Friends Theme Song (to the tune of "Yankee Doodle"):

    Barney is a dinosaur From our imagination And when he's tall, he's what we call A dinosaur sensation Barney's friends are big and small They come from lots of places After school, they come to play And sing with happy faces Barney shows us lots of things Like how to play pretend ABCs and 1-2-3s And how to be a friend Barney comes to play with us Whenever we may need him Barney can be your friend, too If you just make-believe him.

    The Ending Song:

    I love you You love me We're a happy family With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you Wont you say you love me too. I love you you love me We're best friends like friends should be With a great big hug and a kiss from me to you Wont you say you love me too.

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    Web Ghosts PiPoPa

    Web Ghosts PiPoPa

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    TV Tokyo (ended 2009)
    Yuta fears most kinds of modern technology, which becomes a problem when his mother takes a job at Dreamland Japan headquarters in technologically advanced Kamimai City. Yuta accidentally uncovers an entirely different universe accessible via his cell phone. In Web World, he befriends three "ghosts" named Pit, Pot, and Pat. Together, they must battle enemy ghosts and prevent the Web World from invading the real world too.

    Opening Theme:

    #1: "Password@PiPoPa" by Atsuko Bungo (eps 2-4) #2: "Get On Top" by Shimai Sugimoto

    Ending Theme:

    #01: "Hoshi Hikari" by COONmoreless
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    Phil of the Future

    Phil of the Future

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    Disney Channel (ended 2006)
    Welcome to Phil of the Future guide.

    Disney Channel's hit series, Phil of the Future, tells the story of the Diffy family, a futuristic family from the year 2121. When the eccentric dad, Lloyd, rents a time machine for their family vacation, everyone is excited. But then something goes wrong. Their time machine malfunctions and they are thrown out of the space/time continuim in the year 2004. The time machine has broken, and Lloyd is having trouble fixing it, so he, his part-robotic wife Barbara, and his kids: fifteen-year-old Phil Diffy (Ricky Ullman) and his thirteen-year-old daughter Pim, the little menace of the family, are forced to live in the past and pretend to be a normal family in the suburban town of Pickford. The only person who knows their secret is Keely Teslow, Phil's best friend. Together they deal with the things that every teenager in 2004 must deal with: school, bullies, significant others, crushes, homework...and then add the Diffys' habit of getting into trouble by using their futuristic gadgets, such as the Wizrd, the Insta-Morph, Skyaks, the DNA Scramber, and much more.

    Phil of the Future has quickly become one of Disney Channel's most popular new shows, and is quickly following in the footsteps of their hit shows Lizzie McGuire and That's So Raven. As of October 2004, the show was #1 in its slot among tweens and kids, with roughly four million viewers total per episode.

    Ricky Ullman, (Pixel Perfect) Plays Phil Diffy, And Amy Bruckner, (American Dragon: Jake Long) Plays Pim Diffy. Douglas Tuber (Lizzie McGuire) is creator and executive producer of the series. Tom Burkhard and Matt Dearborn (Even Stevens) and Tim O'Donnell (Clueless) are executive producers.

    If you have anything to contribute to this guide! ...any notes, quotes, goofs, etc., click on the "cross" icons on the various pages and fill out the forms! And please! Watch your spelling, punctuation grammar, etc.! Submissions that are full of errors have NO chance of being included!moreless
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    Courage the Cowardly Dog

    Courage the Cowardly Dog

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    Cartoon Network (ended 2002)
    Courage the Cowardly Dog was an abandoned dog and was found by his owner Muriel who lives in the middle of Nowhere, Kansas with her husband Eustace Bagge. Eustace is a failed farmer who farms no more. His most prized object is his old truck. He is usually watching his old black and white televison and is always asking for his meal. He is crazy about his red chair. Muriel loves to sit in her rocking chair watch her favorite show (not mentioned what it's called), cook, play her sitar, and enjoy talking with Courage. Eustace, on the other hand, dislikes Courage. He scares him with a mask. Courage is a dog almost afraid of everything and with the help of his computer he battles the villians and saves himself and his owners. They don't have any neighbors that live next door. Katz is the most common villian that is seen on the show, he thinks up wise traps to lure people into their doom. The bickering of Eustace, the old customs of Muriel, the action of the villians, and the humor of Courage make it a great show!moreless
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    Top Cat

    Top Cat

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    The misadventures of a smart-aleck, street-wise alley cat name T.C., and his pals Benny, Choo Choo, Fancy, Brain and Spook; who get into many acts of trouble with Officer Charlie Dibble, and always have each other. Watch Top Cat on Boomerang. Like The Flintstones, Top Cat was another situation cartoon created by Hanna-Barbera Theme song lyrics: Top Cat The most effec-tu-al Top Cat Who's intellectual close friends get to call him T. C. Providing it's with dignity Top Cat The indisputable leader of the gang He's the boss He's the VIP He's a championship He's the most tip top - Top Cat Yes he's the chief He's the king, but above everything He's the most tip top - Top Cat!moreless
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    Muppets Tonight

    Muppets Tonight

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    ABC (ended 1998)
    "Muppets Tonight!" was a short lived new version of the classic 'The Muppet Show', that hoped to appeal to a new generation. This series continued with several traditions that the original series did. Each episode revolved around a celebrity guest and there were new Muppet skits throughout the show. New Muppets are introduced throughout the series who would later appear in the newer Muppet films. The show itself gains a new host as Kermit the Frog passes the torch to a new Muppet named Clifford who hosts the show. In February 2004, Disney Enterprises bought two major Jim Henson properties: the Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House. "Muppets Tonight!" premiered its first 10 episodes on ABC. The remaining episodes aired on the Disney Channel until the show's cancellation. Theme Song Kermit: It's Muppets Tonight with our very special guest star(s), (guest star's name(s))! YAY! OW! Clifford: If you're a human being, take a break from the race. Take a load off your feet. Wipe the look of your face. We got a lot to do, And we'll do it for you, where everybody takes your place. Muppets Tonight! Chorus: You're gonna see something better to see. Clifford: Tonight's the night! Chorus: You're gonna live with the memories. Clifford: We got a show for you. Guaranteed brand-new. All: Where here come the Muppets Tonight! Clifford: Yeah! (whistle) All: We got a show for you. Guaranteed brand-new! Where here come the Muppets. Here come the Muppets! HERE COME THE MUPPETS TONIGHT!!!moreless
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    Dragon Ball Z

    Dragon Ball Z

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    Cartoon Network (ended 2005)
    The ultimate uncut special edition of Dragon Ball Z, now digitally remastered to high definition from the original Japanese film!Dragon Ball Z is the second series in a trilogy of anime shows. If you are looking for one of the other programs, select a link below.

    First Series: Dragon Ball Second Series: Dragonball Z (Original English Dub) Third Series: Dragonball GT

    Featuring an incredible array of colorful and unusual heroes and villains, Dragon Ball Z follows the exploits of Goku, a powerful Super Saiyan warrior. Teaming together with some of the Earth's greatest fighters, including his own son Gohan and one-time enemy Piccolo, Goku and the Z Warriors protect Earth from an endless string of bloodthirsty villains bent on domination of the universe. The name of the series, Dragon Ball Z, refers to seven mystical objects of incredible power. Along with fighting and training, the Z Warriors spend much of their time keeping the Dragon Balls out of the wrong hands.

    Season One - Vegeta Saga Summary: The opening shot in the battle for planet Earth was fired when the Saiyan warrior Raditz exploded into an unready world. But the worst is yet to come. Raditz has foretold the coming of his Saiyan brethren, two mercenaries who subjugate entire worlds and sell them to the highest bidder. Earth's only hope lies with Goku, only there's one horrifying factor. Goku is nowhere to be found! Goku's way back to Earth lies along Snake Way, a twisted highway fraught with unbelievable peril. For in one year's time the Saiyans will arrive. Can Goku make it back...or will the planet be lost forever?moreless
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    The Angry Beavers

    The Angry Beavers

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2001)
    Norbert and Daggett are two fun loving beaver brothers, who had to leave home when their mum had a new litter. Now in their own chill palace of a home, Norb and Dag can stay up as late as they want, watch late night movies and eat what they want, but living on your own isn't always a blast... Like most brothers Dag and Norb are close and have their fair share of ups and downs. When they're down they sure are a couple of Angry Beavers! The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class.
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    Ben 10: Alien Force

    Ben 10: Alien Force

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    Cartoon Network (ended 2010)
    Ben 10: Alien Force is the sequel to the hit Cartoon Network series, Ben 10. The series takes place five years later after the original. Ben no longer wears the Omnitrix, and his cousin, Gwen, has honed her skills in magic. But when an alien invasion of the DNAliens strike Earth and Grandpa Max goes missing, Ben decides that it's hero time once again. He's not alone, as he is joined by Gwen, and even his old archenemy, Kevin Levin. Now it's time once again for Ben to begin his quest to find his grandfather and stop the invasion from the evil DNAliens. Our heroes will cruise around with Kevin and his car. The show will tackle some mature issues, although the target audience will be the same. Ben's allies seem to be a mixture of aliens and humans; so far the first confirmed is a Pyronite (Heatblast's alien species) kid. Alien Character Bios: Big Chill - Big Chill can drop temperature to the level of absolute zero, can fly, and become invisible. At anytime, he has the ability to pass through solid matter, giving him the ability to be almost invincible. Powers/Strengths: Invisibility, manipulation of cold temperature, flight. Weakness: He may have spectral abilities, although that does not mean he cannot be detected. Species: Necrofriggian Planet: Kylmyys Name Origin: "Big" as in 'large', and "Chill" as in 'cold/scary'. Debut Episode: "Kevin's Big Score" ---------------------- Chromastone - Chromastone is an alien made of the hardest known elements in the galaxy. He is nearly indestructible, and has the unique ability to absorb and redirect energy to his enemies. Powers/Strengths: Nearly indestructible, absorbs energy. Weakness: He is indestructible, yet anything he absorbs affects him in different ways. Species: Crystalsapien Planet: MorOtesi Name Origin: "Chroma" as in 'color', and "stone" as in rock/earth. Debut Episode: "All That Glitters" ---------------------- Echo Echo - With the ability to emit steel shattering sonic waves and duplicate, this alien does way more than what his little body can handle. Powers/Strengths: Can emit amplified sound waves, and duplicate himself. Weakness: Small, yet vulnerable. Debut Episode: "Ben 10 Returns Part 2" Species: Sonorosian Planet: Sonorosia Name Origin: "Echo + Echo" as in 'reflection of sound'. ---------------------- Goop - Can stretch his limbs, can regenerate, and shape shift. Powers/Strengths: Indefinite shape-shifting and regeneration. Weakness:Without the UFO following him, Goop is unable to "solidify." Debut Episode: The Gauntlet Name Origin: "Goop" as in slime/goo. ---------------------- Humongousaur - All alien muscle and brawl. As he increases, his strength increases. Powers/Strengths: Super-strength, super- Weakness: Even though he's big, he is still vulnerable. And his means clumsiness and slow-movement. Species: Vaxasaurian Planet: Terradino Name Origin: "Humongous" as in gigantic, and "saur" as in 'dinosaur'. Debut Episode: "Ben 10 Returns Part 2" ---------------------- Jetray - Flies and swims many times faster than sound. Pointy stinger with poison in it. Jetray can also make neuroshock blasts from his tail and eyes. Species: Aerophibian Planet: Aeropela Name Origin: "Jet" as in super-fast, and "ray" as in 'light-beams'. ---------------------- Spidermonkey - Super climbing. Can spin webs. He also has multi limbs and has super human agility. Species: Arachnichimp Planet: Arachnascimmia Name Origin: "Spider" as in 'spider', and "monkey" as in 'monkey'. ---------------------- Swampfire - Shoots fire, controls plants, regenerates. One of Ben's strongest aliens. Powers/Strengths: Fire, controls plants, roots, regenerates. Weaknesses: He may be part fire, but since he's more of a plant he can't stay in cold climates for a very long time. Species: Methanos Planet: Methanosian Debut Episode:Ben 10 Returns: Part One Name Origin: "Swamp" as in 'swamp/plant' and "fire" as in 'fire/flame'. ---------------------- Brainstorm - Super smart, if he concentrates hard, he can make electrical storms, shock enemy brains, and make force fields. Powers/Strengths: Super intelligence, Electrical storms, telekinesis, force fields. Debut Episode: Pier Pressure Name Origin: "Brainstorm" as in 'thinking/intelligent' and also 'stormy/lightning'. --------------------- Heroes: Ben Tennyson - Now 15, he is as adventurous as ever. But with Grandpa Max missing, he must become a responsible leader. The Omnitrix has re calibrated, allowing Ben to access a new set of alien heroes. However his omnitrix has a new weakness, any damage he takes on in alien form is passed down to his human form. Gwen Tennyson - Gwen has grown out of her tomboy phase and is now a confident teen. Her abilities have grown as well. Gwen can manipulate natural energy to create shields, tentacles and powerful blasts from her hands. Kevin Levin - Kevin is a streetwise bad boy and is a former nemesis of Ben. He can turn his body into any solid substance he touches. Secretly Kevin has a crush on Gwen. But he'd never admit to it. Grandpa Max - Max is a semi-retired member of an interplanetary police organization known as the plumbers. He mysteriously vanished after investigating a secret Highbreed plot. Villains: Highbreed - Highbreed believe that their DNA is the purist of all alien species, and seek to cleanse the galaxy of lower life forms. They traveled to Earth to exterminate humankind. Species: Atasian Planet: Augstaka DNAliens - DNAliens are part-human, part-alien drones who serve the Highbreed. Using special identity masks, DNAliens can appear human. That means they could be anywhere or anyone. The Forever Knights - Originally formed in the middle ages, the Forever Knights are a secret organization that trades in illegal alien technology. Unaware of the Highbreed's ultimate goal, they've formed an alliance with them. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation.moreless
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    Jem

    Jem

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    ABC (ended 1988)
    Showtime, Synergy. Those famous words were spoken by Jem throughout her three year run from 1985-1988. Jem was a beloved 80s rock cartoon that capitalized on the popularity of MTV that perfectly captured the decade's music, fashion and lingo. To this day, Jem is still considered a Truly Outrageous animated series that celebrates the power of love, friendship, ambition and rock 'n roll.

    Jerrica Benton's father left her a very special gift after he died. That gift was Synergy, a holographic computer system that can create realistic holograms of virtually anything. Using special star-shaped earrings, Synergy transforms Jerrica into the glamorous pop singer, Jem. Along with Kimber, Aja and Shana whom are called the Holograms, they have many adventures that take them to places in the US, France, China and Italy.

    Not far behind are their competition, the Misfits, a group led by Pizzazz with her friends Roxy and Stormer. Eventually both groups add a new member to their bands. Raya becomes the new drummer while Shana goes to guitar, and Jetta becomes the new saxophonist for the Misfits. With their additions, both Jem and the Holograms and the Misfits have many new adventures in Mexico, England, Shangri-La and across the U.S.

    The Stingers, a new trio, come to the States and begin to shake things up between Jem and the Holograms and the Misfits. Riot, Rapture and Minx begin to cause problems, all on their own. All three groups have a unique music showcased in the musical videos that appear in every episode.

    Jem originally premiered in 1985 in short segment cartoon inserts between two boys cartoons called Super Saturday/Sunday. Jem ran for three seasons from fall 1985 to spring 1988 with 65 total episodes. The show was then re-aired on the USA Network into early 1990.

    Cast of Characters Jerrica Benton is the owner and CEO of Starlight Music Company and The Starlight Foundation, which is a home to take care of foster girls. Both of these were inherited from her father, Emmet Benton, after he passed away. She grew up around musicians and technicians and is an independent business woman. Jem, Jerrica's singing persona, is the lead singer of the band Jem and the Holograms. Touching her star-shaped earrings and saying Showtime, Synergy or Show's over, Synergy, the Jem holographic image is created or disappears. Only The Holograms know that Jem and Jerrica are the same person. As Jem, Jerrica can let her hair down and let loose. Kimber Benton is Jerrica's younger sister. She is co-owner of Starlight Music Company and The Starlight Foundation. She plays keyboards and is the main songwriter/lyricist for the group. She is often impulsive, falling for the cute or dangerous guys. Aja Leith was the first foster girl to be adopted by Jacqui and Emmett Benton. She plays lead guitar in the Holograms. She is Jerrica's best friend. She is smart and very athletic. She is a jack-of-all trades on knowing how to do anything. Shana Elmsford was the second foster girl adopted by the Benton's. She played the drums until she left to work for a famous designer. She came back after The Talent Search and switched to her guitar. She designs the clothes for the Holograms and Starlight Girls. She has also had her fashions shown in Venice, Italy. Raya Carmen Alonso is the newest member of the Holograms. When Shana left the group, Raya won the Talent Search to be the new drummer. Coming from a Mexican background, Raya's the only girl among three brothers. Her father owns and operates a greenhouse. Synergy is a holographic computer built by Emmett Benton. She is contacted through Jerrica's earrings which project holographic images, sound and light. Synergy is kept at Starlight Mansion. She has all of the Holograms' music stored on file as well as Jacqui Benton's. Rio Pacheco is the road manager/engineer of Jem and the Holograms and Jerrica's boyfriend. He is also interested in Jem but has no clue that she and Jerrica are the same person. He doesn't like liars and deception. Countess Danielle Du Voisin is a very wealthy, renowned fashion designer that lives in Venice. She helps finance some of the Holograms' projects. She knows about fashions from all over the world. She is good friends with Howard Sands. Howard Sands is one of the top movie producers in the world. He helped produce the movie Starbright. Anthony Julian is a music director who is involved with Shana. He also directed the movie Starbright. Danse is a choreographer and naturally gifted dancer that works at a charity house called Haven House. Her real name is Giselle Dvorak. Her mother was a famous prima ballerina in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. She is good friends with Video. Video is an aspiring filmmaker. Her real name is Vivian Montgomery. She is a companion to the Holograms and shoots most of their music videos. Lin-Z Pierce is a Music TV Show Host. She travels to many places and stays on top of the music world. She is good friends with Anthony Julian and Video. The Misfits Pizzazz is the lead singer and plays guitar. Her real name is Phyllis Gabor but she gets easily angered when she is called by it. Her father is very rich and has given her everything that she's ever asked for. She's a spoiled, selfish, rich girl that wants money and fame. She craves her father's attention. She later has an obsession with Riot of the Stingers when they come to town. She uses Roxy and Stormer to her advantage. Roxy plays guitar. Her real name is Roxanne Pelligrini and is originally from Philadelphia, the town where she dropped out of high school. She is a very street wise and tough as nails. She takes credit for things that she did not create and goes to any length to get her way, even if it meant lying, cheating and stealing to do it. Stormer plays keyboard and sometimes guitar. She is the main song writer of the Misfits. Her real name is Mary Phillips. She has a brother, Craig, who dates Aja. Stormer is more sympathetic to causes that the other Misfits oppose. Jetta is the newest member that plays saxophone. Her real name is Sheila Burns and comes from England. She was playing with the Tinkerbellies when the Misfits decided to add her as a new member. With Pizzazz's father's influence and money, she was able to attain her green card. Eric Raymond used to work for Emmett Benton. He inherited half of Starlight Music when Emmet died but lost it when Jem and the Holograms won it back in the Battle of the Bands. He became owner of Misfits Music which later became Stingers Sound. He is a crook in the music business that manipulates, blackmails and embezzles his way through to get what he wants. He also knows the right kind of lawyers to bail him out of any situation. Clash is the Misfits biggest fan. She is constantly trying to join the Misfits but doesn't get her chance. Her real name is Constance Montgomery and she is cousin to Video Montgomery. She tries to make Jem and the Holograms as well as Video's life miserable. The Stingers Riot is the lead singer and has a romantic interest in Jem. His real name is Rory Llewellen, who was once in the army and went AWOL when he joined a rock band, Nivana, in Germany. He has a rocky relationship with his father. He is a master charmer. Rapture plays lead guitar. Her real name is Phoebe Ashe. She is a mischief maker and con-artist who gets anyone to believe what she has to say. Minx is the keyboardist of the group. Her real name is Ingrid Keith and she has a romantic interest in Rio. She is an electronics genius. Toy Line In 1985, Hasbro debuted the Jem doll line starting with 12" dolls such as Jem/Jerrica, Aja, Kimber, Shana, Rio, Pizzazz, Stormer and Roxy. All of the 1st issue dolls came with a flap that their character was on. Each doll came with their own musical instrument and Jem a microphone and Rio a brief case. Each doll, except Jem, had cassette tapes with songs on one side and the instrumental song on the other side. In 1986, the doll line came out with a 2nd generation of the Holograms and the Misfits, though Holograms came in different outfits. Added to the line up were Danse, Video, Raya, Synergy, Glitter 'N Gold Jem/Jerrica, Glitter 'N Gold Rio, Rock 'N Curl Jem, Flash 'N Sizzle Jem/Jerrica, Jetta and Clash. The 2nd and 3rd edition dolls came without a flap on them.
    In 1987, the last of the line came out with only 3 of the Starlight girls: Ashley, Krissie and Banee. It was rumored that a Stingers doll line was suppose to come out also but nothing came of it. Along with a fashionable clothing line, play sets, vehicles, stages, coloring books, reading books, posters, games, lunch boxes, clothes, watches and make-up were also made available.

    VHS and DVD Release
    Family Home Entertainment or f.h.e. released Jem on VHS tapes in 1986 starting with the Full Length Animated Feature Movie Truly Outrageous. There are a lot scenes that either added or expanded on from the original movie showing. Last Resorts, The Music Awards, Hot Time In Hawaii, The Princess and the Singer, Jem Jam, Culture Clash, Glitter 'N Gold and the Talent Search were all released in the 1987 year. Rhino Entertainment picked up a couple of the episodes in 1999 and 2000. They first came out with Passport to Rock Volume 1 featuring The World Hunger Shindig and Adventure In China and Fashion Fiasco Volume 2 with In Stitches and Culture Clash. Harmony Entertainment also came out with a Girls Rule! Volume 1 Featuring Jem and the Holograms with The Beginning and Disaster. Also on the DVD were Lady LovelyLocks with Lake of Reflections and Menace of Mirror Lake and finally with Rainbow Brite's episodes Mom and A Horse of a Different Color Girls Rule! Volume 2 Featuring Popples. Jem starts it off with Kimber's Rebellion, Frame Up and Battle of the Bands then She-Ra: Princess of Power episodes The Anxious Apprentice and A Talent for Trouble and finally with Popples episodes Popples Panic, College Of Popple Knowledge and Treasure of Popple Beach Rhino finally released Jem on DVD March 2004 in a four DVD set including 26 episodes of the first and second seasons. This set includes interviews with Jem speaking voice, Samantha Newark and Jem creator and writer, Christy Marx. Season three, part one was released in Sept. 2004 with 19 episodes that includes an interviews with Jem's singing voice Britta Philips, and commentary by Christy Marx and Writer Roger Slifer.moreless
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