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    Godzilla: The Series

    Godzilla: The Series

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    FOX (ended 2000)
    Picking up where the blockbuster motion picture left off, Godzilla: The Series is a new fast-paced animated adventure series that pits humanity against a new generation of giant monsters. Born of radiation on a French Polynesian island, GODZILLA wreaks havoc on the city while attempting to find a nest to give birth to its young. The overgrown lizard appears unstoppable, until biologist NICK TATOPOULOS and French Secret Service operative PHILLIPE ROACHE team up to take down the beast. Life in the greater Tri-State area begins to return to normal, well almost! It appears the late, great King of the Monsters has left behind an heir to the throne. During a routine clean-up sweep of the city's decimated subway tunnels, Nick encounters the hatchling during its crucial imprinting stage. Rather than attacking Nick, the creature actually bonds with him as a bizarre pseudo-parent figure. Parting company with the military task force headed by Major Hicks, Nick recruits his own environmentally-directed research outfit - HEAT(Humanitarian Ecological Analysis Team). Recruiting a few of his colleagues from the original Godzilla. research team, as well as some new allies, Nicksets out to study not only this new generation of Godzilla., but also to investigate the increasing reports of unusual beasties and other environmental anomalies popping up across the globe. Monsters of all types - natural, unnatural, man-made, alien, regal, reptilian, mammalian, insectoid, flying, floating, poisonous, electrified - have begun appearing on the scene weekly. Is it a result of nuclear testing? Or a hole in the ozone layer? Whatever their origin, the beasts have humanity terrified and desperately in need of heroes. Officially an extension of the New York Institute of Technology's "World Assistance Program," HEAT is soon to become the Earth's foremost Anti Monster Squad. Setting up a small research compound inside a derelict ferry terminal on the tip of Staten Island. HEAT headquarters quickly becomes a staging area for defending the world against monstrous threats and also for careful study of the young mutant reptile. Besides the research compound, their main HQ is a barnacle-covered vessel called "The Heat-Seeker." The military is not a strong believer in HEAT or the value of Godzilla. While Major Hicks is willing to give Nick a little leeway with his pet project - just so long as the pet doesn't level any major cities - his superiors put their faith in more conventional weaponry. Each exciting episode of Godzilla: The Series was a pulse-pounding monster-hunt driven by our investigative HEAT team (accompanied by their 180-foot giant reptile), as they travel the globe defending mankind against mutant threats.moreless
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    Challenge of the SuperFriends

    Challenge of the SuperFriends

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    ABC (ended 1979)
    Banded together from remote galaxies, 13 of the most sinister villains of all time - the Legion of Doom! Dedicated to a single object, the conquest of the universe! Only one group dares to challenge this inter-galactic threat - The SuperFriends! Challenge is a sequel to the two earlier Super Friends shows. It drops Zan and Jayna from the previous incarnation and makes several "guest stars" full members of the Justice League, giving us a membership of Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, Robin, Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, Black Vulcan, Samurai, and Apache Chief. Pitted against them are some real villains - the Legion of Doom: 13 of the most powerful supervillains from "remote galaxies" (well, 12 + Black Manta... :) ). Who are they? Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Solomon Grundy, the Riddler, the Scarecrow, Bizarro, Cheetah, Black Manta, Giganta, Gorilla Grodd, Sinestro, Captain Cold, and the Toyman. Okay, everyone but Brainiac, Sinestro, and Bizarro was from Earth (most of the gang is from Kansas City, we think), but "remote galaxies" sounded more impressive. The two teams squared off against each other in this series of full half-hour adventures.moreless
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    Angela Anaconda

    Angela Anaconda

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    ABC Family (ended 2002)
    Angela Anaconda is an animated television series that aired in Canada and the United States in 1999. The show focused on eight-year-old Angela Anaconda (Sue Rose), who was a normal girl that had abnormal and highly imaginative problems. She lived with her family in Tapwater Springs and went to school like any other girl. Her arch nemesis Nanette Manoir (Ruby Smith-Merovitz) was a French classmate that made it her goal to make fun of Angela and her quirky friends. Angela fought back, and often played pranks on Nanette and called her names behind her back. The show focused on the dynamic between Angela and Nanette, but it also showed Angela being an ordinary little girl and playing in her neighborhood with all of her friends, excluding Nanette. Each show Angela would have a different problem that she would have to figure out how to fix all by herself before the end of the show.moreless
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    Fudge

    Fudge

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    ABC (ended 1995)
    This is a show about a young boy named Fudge. Fudge was a short lived series which ran for only two seasons. This show is based on the novels of Judy Blume, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Superfudge and Fudge-A-Mania. Fudge aired 24 episodes and a made for television movie. Fudge premiered on ABC in January 1995 and switched to CBS for its second season.moreless
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    All Dogs Go to Heaven

    All Dogs Go to Heaven

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    ABC (ended 1998)
    All Dogs Go To Heaven: The Series was based on the 2nd Don Bluth movie All Dogs Go To Heaven 2, as Charlie B. Barkin, and his longtime friend/sidekick, Itchy Itchiford, become Gaurdian Angels, helping people and dogs alike on Earth, while being under the watchful eye of the Archangel Canine, Anabelle. In this series we see a new side of both Charlie and Itchy as never been told or reveled before. We also get to see the favorite villians, Carface and Killer and the new evil female Whippet villian from the other side as Anabelle's cousin, Belladonns. The series also features the sassy lvable Sasha LaFleur as always beautiful and still has feelings for Charlie and Plus, we meet Itchy's new girlfriend named Winifred Bessamay also known as Bess. As she's a charm lovable and understanding female dog to get along with Itchy alot. The series became a daytime Emmy Award nomination in 1997. The series can now be found with some episodes on VHS/DVD. Character Profiles Charlie B. (Burt) Barkin:(German Shepherd) The main hero of the series. He's lived (well sorta, since he was in Heaven from 1939 til 1996) a very long life, as a gambler, a trickster, and sometimes an all around menace. But when things get tough for him and his friends, he will always pull through and save the day... even if he often annoys them to near insanity. Though it is never mentioned, his birthday is September 13th. Itchy Itchiford: (Dachsund) Charlie's longtime, flea-infested sidekick/friend. Shy, but very loyal to his friends. Sasha LaFleur: (Irish Setter) A seductive, attractive dog, who owns a cafe known as "The Flea Bite". Charlie's always after her, but Sasha just won't admit her love to him, even though she really does love him deep down inside. Gerta: Sasha's friend who often helps out at the cafe. Anabelle: (Whippet) The Archangel of Canine Heaven. She keeps a close watch on Charlie and tries to keep him out of trouble. Though she acts as a friend (and also somewhat of an overprotective mother!) to him, there is questioning from the first movie, as to whether or not she is in love with him. Bess: Itchy's girlfriend, who he once saved from getting run over. Bess is a very talented pooch, who's won many awards. Carface Caruthers: (Pit Bull) A mean and greedy dog, who's had it out for Charlie since 1939, when he almost killed (well, technically he did) him with an old car, running him off a dock. Now, he is still up to his old tricks and is often being a big pain to Charlie and co. Killer: (Mixed) Carface's longtime sidekick, who's very loyal to him. He's somewhat of a technical wizard and loves building things. Belladonna: (Whippet) (Didn't appear until Second Season) Though Belladonna is actually Anabelle's cousin, they act like twin sisters... with Belladonna being the traditional Evil one. She is, in almost every way possible, the exact opposite of Anabelle, wanting nothing more than utter destruction. She often tries to trick Charlie into joining her, and almost succeeds, but luckily, Charlie's will was too strong for her to control when his friends became involved.moreless
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    Paddington Bear

    Paddington Bear

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    BBC (ended 1987)
    Although Paddington now lives in London, England, he originally came from Darkest Peru where he was brought up by his Aunt Lucy after he was orphaned following an earthquake when he was just a few weeks old. When Aunt Lucy went to live in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, she decided to send him to England to live. After teaching him to speak English she arranged for him to stow away in a ship's lifeboat. Eventually, Paddington arrived on Paddington Station in London which is where the very first story begins with the words: "Mr. and Mrs. Brown first met Paddington on a railway platform. In fact, that was how he came to have such an unusual name for a bear for Paddington was the name of the station." The Browns were at the station to meet their daughter Judy when Mr. Brown spotted a bear sitting all alone on a suitcase, behind a pile of mail bags, close to the lost property office. The bear was wearing nothing but a hat and he had a label round his neck bearing the words "Please Look After This Bear. Thank You." ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN THE SHOW: MR.BROWN: works in the City of London. Little did he realise what lay in store for him the day he invited Paddington into his home. Redecorating nightmares, kitchen catastrophes, gardening mishaps – there's no end to the messes his house guest gets into. To Mr. Brown's credit, however, he never loses his temper with Paddington, treating him as one of his own family and even giving him a weekly allowance. Mrs. Brown: is very good-natured. She takes Paddington's mishaps in her stride, always looking on the bright side of his latest debacle. She does her best to familiarise him with his new surroundings, taking Paddington out shopping and even entrusting him with the odd errand. Occasionally, Mrs. Brown is struck by an ominous sense of foreboding just before Paddington lands himself in yet another spot of trouble. Jonathan and Judy: are the Browns' two children. They are intelligent and well-behaved and so, unlike many parents, the Browns were spared the usual problems associated with bringing up a family … that is, until Paddington arrived on the scene! Jonathan and Judy love having a bear about the house and are often on hand to help Paddington with his latest project or out of his latest predicament. Mrs. Bird: runs the Brown household. She is strict and knowing but also compassionate and understanding when she needs to be – which is more often than not when it comes to Paddington. She is a housekeeper, cook and nanny all in one and it is difficult to imagine the Browns getting along without her. Unlike the rest of the family who may be genuinely mystified when they discover Paddington's latest mishap, Mrs. Bird always knows who is responsible. She knows Paddington well and is usually the first to put two and two together. She is incisive, occasionally intimidating but ever-forgiving of Paddington's frequent mistakes. mr. Gruber: is Paddington's close friend and confidant. He has an affinity with Paddington since they both emigrated to England, in Mr. Gruber's case from his native Hungary. Mr. Gruber owns an antiques shop in the nearby Portobello Road and most days Paddington stops by at the baker's shop to buy some buns before taking them to share with Mr. Gruber over a mug of cocoa for their "elevenses" (mid-morning snack). The two get along famously and the shy, soft-spoken Mr. Gruber treats Paddington as an equal, referring to him as Mr. Brown as they chat over cocoa and buns. He is the one Paddington turns to when in need of information, an explanation or, quite simply, pleasant company. Mr. Curry is the Browns' next-door-neighbour and he is a dour, humourless man, forever trying to take advantage of Paddington. A penny-pincher, he is always trying to get something for nothing – especially from Paddington. Mr. Curry's trademark roar of Beeaar! is a common sound in Windsor Gardens as, once more, Paddington comes out on top! Aunt Lucy is Paddington's aunt and she lives in the Home for Retired Bears in Lima, Peru. Since she brought Paddington up he looks upon her as a mother figure and keeps in contact with her through a regular exchange of postcards. When she came over to England to stay with the Browns she left almost as much chaos in her wake as her young nephew! moreless
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    The Archie Show

    The Archie Show

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    CBS (ended 1969)
    Dan Goldwater's famous red-headed teen from the comics comes to animated life in this series, via the Filmation cartoon studio. Some graphic liberties are taken, but for the most part, it was quite faithful to the comics.

    Two Archie cartoons are featured (in which Jughead gains a pet, a big, white sheepdog named Hot Dog). In between was a dance instruction segment (featuring movements no human could do without sustaining a traumatizing injury) followed by a song by the Archies. The show would beget a hit single in 1968, "Bang Shang-A-Lang," released by musical supervisor Don Kirschner on his self-labeled record company. Two bumpers featuring blackouts starring Jughead were also featured.

    The Archie show was so popular the first year that it would spawn a number of new versions, including The Archie Comedy Hour, Archie's Funhouse, Archie's TV Funnies and U.S. Of Archie.moreless
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    Dragon Ball GT (International/Blue Water version)

    Dragon Ball GT (International/Blue Water version)

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    YTV (ended 2007)
    Goku, the hero who destroyed the evil of Frieza, Cell, and Buu in DBZ, learns that an old foe, Emperor Pilaf from DB has captured the 7 magical Black Star Dragon Balls, which, at the cost of the planet the balls are on, can grant any wish. Pilaf wishes that Goku is a child, and Goku becomes a child. In order to save both the planet and restore Goku to adulthood, Goku must ally himself with Trunks and his granddaughter Pan to find all 7 Balls all over the universe. Over time, they encounter foes like Baby, Super 17, and the invincible Shadow Dragons. Taking place 10 years after the final Dragonball Z story, Pilaf finally manages to get all 7 dragonballs and makes a wish. Unfortunately for Pilaf, he gets flustered by the presence of Goku and wishes for Goku to be a child again so that Pilaf could "teach him a lesson." Pilaf gets his wish, and Goku is off on an interstellar trip to gather the 7 "Black Star Dragonballs" that can reverse the wish and return him to adulthood.moreless
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    Mighty Med

    Mighty Med

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    Disney XD
    Two teenage boys find out about a secret hospital for superheros and start working there after school.
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    Xiaolin Chronicles

    Xiaolin Chronicles

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    Disney XD
    Now with help from a new team member, the Xiaolin Dragons-in-training return to fight the ever-growing Heylin side as well as find and protect more of the supernatural ancient artifacts known as the Shen-Gong-Wu.moreless
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    Guy's Grocery Games

    Guy's Grocery Games

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    Food Network
    Guy Fieri hosts this new cooking reality series that pits four chefs against each other in a grocery store competition featuring real world challenges. The chef that cooks the best dishes and survives each of the elimination rounds wins the grand prize of $20,000 shopping spree.moreless
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    Lilo & Stitch: The Series

    Lilo & Stitch: The Series

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    Disney Channel (ended 2006)
    Picks up where STITCH: THE MOVIE left off, with the experiment pods scattered all over the Hawaiian islands!

    The series followed Lilo and Stitch, as they rounded up Stitch's cousins (the other experiments) and repurposed those that they caught to do what they do best.
    The series only had 2 seasons. The items listed in Season 3 of this guide are movies or other stuff

    Another straight to video movie (Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch has a Glitch) hit shelves on Aug 30/05. This movie takes place after the first movie, but prior to Stitch: The Movie

    Another straight to video movie (Leroy & Stitch) will hit shelves on June 27/06. This movie wrap up the series.
    Theme Song: Aloha E Komo, Mai -- By Jump 5.

    Experiment series: (as stated by Jess Winfield)

    0-Series: Jumba's test batch, including many household helpers. 100 Series: Civic disturbances. 200 Series: Technological and Scientific. 300 Series: Psychological. 400 Series: Mysterious series of mostly failed experiments, that's why not many are seen. 500 Series: Elemental manipulators. 600 Series: Battlefield or doomsday experiments with galactic implications.moreless
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    Disney Little Einsteins

    Disney Little Einsteins

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    Disney Channel
    Little Einsteins takes us on an adventure with four children: Leo, June, Annie and Quincy. Each of these four children have their own specialization, Leo loves to conduct, Annie loves to sing, Quincy loves to play instruments while June loves to dance. The series uses various pieces of classical music as the basic fundamentals for the series, though the series also capitalizes on the premise and episodes typically have famous artwork within them. While Little Einsteins was designed to be an entertaining series, it was created by the creators of Baby Einstein, the pre-school learning program, so this series never leaves its primary focus of helping children learn to explore and introduce new concepts into their minds, though it certainly attempts to expand the viewer's curiosity. Highlights of Season 3: Animal Alphabet Narrated By Tom M. Numbers Adventure Narrated By Joseph S. Quincy, & Annie's & Colors, & Shapes Trip Narrated By Mattie C. Wall-Tony! & Jeffrey M. The Tooth Hurts! The Team Goes 2 The Doctor! Annie, & The Giant Wave Narrated By Tom M. Leo's New Baby Narrated By Joseph S. The Newly Replaced Construction Dated T. T. X. Flatcars at Circus World 2 Chicago From The Legend of Circus World Narrated By Jeff M. The Thanksgiving Rush!moreless
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    Pair of Kings

    Pair of Kings

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    Disney XD
    While living life like regular teenagers, Brady and Boomer find out that they are successors to the throne of The Island of Kinkou. Brady and Boomer now have to uproot their lives and fulfill their royal duties.moreless
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    Clifford the Big Red Dog

    Clifford the Big Red Dog

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    PBS (ended 2003)
    Clifford the Big Red Dog is a fun show aimed towards younger audiences. Clifford, a 20 foot tall red dog, plays with his dog friends, Cleo and T-Bone, and has great adventures with them. Clifford's best friend, however, is Emily Elizabeth Howard, his owner. Emily has friends of her own and all the characters live peacefully on Birdwell Island. Each Clifford the Big Red Dog episode consists of two stories, linked by a "Speckle Story," a story read to Clifford by Emily Elizabeth about the adventures of a dog named Speckle. At the end of each episode is a "big idea" presented by Clifford, followed by a short promotional spot for one of the characters on Clifford. Please note that some online guides list two big ideas for each episode. The "big idea" listed in this guide will always be only the one that actually airs at the end of the episode itself. Also included is a short segment featuring a real kid with his/her dog. However, most, if not all, PBS stations no longer show this segment. These segments are available for viewing on Clifford DVDs. Production of Clifford The Big Red Dog officially ended when John Ritter returned to ABC primetime in the fall of 2002, as the star of 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter. The final seven Clifford the Big Red Dog shows aired on PBS in February 2003, and the production of episodes was discontinued to make way for the spinoff show, described below. However, there are indications that some produced episodes haven't yet aired, so keep an eye out! Brach's recently announced a special mail-order video and there could be more coming. With John Ritter's unfortunate passing the following September, there are no plans for new production. Repeats continue on every weekday except Wednesday on most PBS stations. There is also a movie, "Clifford's Really Big Movie", which is now out on DVD and video. Clifford the Big Red Dog is so popular that it now has a spinoff! Watch Clifford's Puppy Days Wednesdays in the normal Clifford the Big Red Dog timeslot on PBS.moreless
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    Static Shock

    Static Shock

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    The WB (ended 2004)
    Quick-witted Virgil Hawkins finds himself imbued with electromagnetic superpowers after being exposed to a mutanic gas and takes on the guise of Static, an urban hero of his own creation. He confronts real problems and issues faced by today's kids, such as peer pressure, gangs and growing up in an ethnically diverse urban neighborhood. Learning to control his powers, figuring out how to patrol the skies at night and still make it home in time to study for his chemistry class, Virgil's greatest discovery becomes the real "charge" he gets in helping people and making a positive difference in his community - Dakota City. First Telecast: September 23, 2000 Last Telecast: May 22, 2004 Episodes: 52 Color episodes (52 half-hour episodes, 1 two-part episodes) Production: Warner Bros. Animation Distributors: Kids' WB For updates on Static, go to the creator's homepage at: http://www.dwaynemcduffie.com/ Character Guide Virgil Hawkins / Static Shock - Can control electricity and manipulate metal objects. He's been living with his sister and father. His father works for the city. His mother was a paramedic until one day she died in the Dakota Riots. Richie Foley/Gear - Virgil's best friend and is a genius. Richie mutates in the third season and gains superpowers. He's still Static's sidekick, but he has a more active role creating the tools they need to stop crime. Hotstreak - Francis Stone Aka F-Stop. A gang leader who bullied Virgil around. Mutated so he could control fire. Ebon - Aka Ivan Evans. Petty thief, who has a gang of three. He turned into a living shadow. He can go under doors, through cracks and even take others with him. Rubberband Man - Aka Adam Evans. Disgruntled music writer. He used his powers for revenge when a famous rap star stole his lyrics. His body is like a rubber band that can stretch or become anything. Now, he's using his powers for good. He is Ebon's brother. Talon - Real name revealed to be Teresa. Mutated into a bird. She's one of the members of the meta-breed. She can fly and screech at high levels, which is deafening to anything around her. Shiv - Also part of the meta-breed, along with Ebon and Talon. He can create light energy weapons at his disposal. Puff - A meta-human bounty hunter. She can breathe any kind of gas (acid or knock-out) from her mouth and also turn her legs into steam to fly. Onyx - Puff's sidekick in the show. He's a rock monster with super strength. Carmen Dillo - A humanoid armadillo who could roll up into a ball and launch himself as a projectile. Kangor - The leader of the Ruffpack with feet big enough to deliver powerful kicks and shake the ground. Sometimes works with Ebon. Ferret - Member of the Ruffpack who has a snout that can smell anything. He can also scale buildings. Omnifarious - Edwin Alva Jr. can use his meta gas and control it to have any power he wants. He probably could have found a cure if things hadn't been ruined with his dad. Theme Song Fight the criminals, chase the bad guys Save the world, fly through the sky Half kid, half amazing Ok, Static Shock's who you're facing Yeah, one zip, then you zapped Good against evil, get trapped Look in my eyes, I've got the power Villains run from the static shower Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) Criminals get twisted This superhero gifted The bell rings and I'm back in school Nobody know what I do, ok Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) Superhero Static Shock (Woo-hoo!) One zip, then you zapped Good against evil, get trapped Look in my eyes, I've got the power Villains run from the static shower Criminals get twisted This superhero gifted The bell rings and I'm back in school Nobody know what I do, ok Superhero Static Shock! Performed by: Lil' Romeo (Seasons 3 and 4 only). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kids' WB Broadcast History September 9, 2000 - October 28, 2000 .... Saturday, 10:30am November 4, 2000 - June 16, 2001 .... Saturday, 11:00am January 26, 2002 - August 31, 2002 .... Saturday, 8:30am January 25, 2003 - July 26, 2003 .... Saturday, 10:30am August 2, 2003 - September 6, 2003 .... Saturday, 11:30am January 17, 2004 - February 7, 2004 .... Saturday, 11:30am February 14, 2004 - May 22, 2004 .... Saturday, 8:30am June 5, 2004 - August 21, 2004 .... Saturday, 10:30am Repeats January 5, 2004 - April 30, 2004 .... Monday - Friday, 3:30pm May 3, 2004 - July 30, 2004 .... Monday - Friday, 3:00pm Special Presentations May 2, 2002 .... Saturday, 8:00am July 13, 2002 .... Saturday, 8:00am January 27-31, 2003 .... Monday - Friday, 3:30pm April 14-18, 2003 .... Monday - Friday, 3:30pm May 3, 2003 .... Saturday, 9:30am April 10, 2004 .... Saturday, 8:00am Cartoon Network Broadcast History September 27, 2004 - Current .... Monday - Thursday, 9:30pm October 10, 2004 - Current .... Sunday, 8:00am October 18, 2004 - Current .... Monday - Friday, 6:30PM Awards & Nominations 2003 Annie Award - Outstanding Directing in an Animated Television Production 2003 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition 2003 Humanitas Prize - Children's Animation Category (Winner!) 2003 Golden Reel Award - Best Sound Editing in Television Animation 2004 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Special Class Animated Program 2004 Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Music Direction and Composition (Winner!) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------moreless
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    JONAS L.A.

    JONAS L.A.

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    Disney Channel (ended 2010)
    Kevin Lucas, Joe Lucas and Nick Lucas are three brothers in a band called JONAS, living with their parents in a converted fire station in New Jersey.
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    Shaun the Sheep

    Shaun the Sheep

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    BBC
    Aardman Animations creates a series focusing on the breakout star of Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave: Shaun the Sheep. In this series, Shaun has many adventures the rest of his flock, the farm dog and other barnyard animals.moreless
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    Wild Kratts

    Wild Kratts

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    PBS
    Join creature teachers Chris and Martin Kratt on PBS KIDS GO's new series "Wild Kratts". Children are pulled into the show as they tag along with Chris and Martin on their animal-powered adventures.moreless
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    The Jetsons

    The Jetsons

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    ABC (ended 1987)
    With the success of The Flintstones, the modern Stone Age family, Hanna-Barbera decided to make a similar family cartoon, but set in their vision of the Space Age in the 21st century. This new series that debuted September 23, 1962 became The Jetsons. Set mainly in sky-high Orbit City, the show featured the family of George Jetson, Jane, his wife, their daughter Judy, and son Elroy living the average life in the future with flying space cars, instant transport tubes, and various robots and gadgets than can get their work done for them in a matter of seconds.

    George brought in the family income by working at Spacely Space Sprockets, run by his stocky, ill-tempered boss Cosmo Spacely, who's usually quick to fire George for any reason he could find. But somehow, he always managed to get his job back and continue supporting his family. He works as an indexer and is teamed with his helpful computer R.U.D.I. Other than the threats of firing by Spacely, George would also have to worry about any schemes carried out by Mr. Spacely's top business rival W.C. Cogswell, owner and president of Cogswell Cogs. If there's a dispute between the two businessmen, it's almost certain George would wind up in the middle of it. Most times, though, things always worked out in the end.

    Jane is the housewife who tends to the home, but loves to shop for the latest fashions and various items that can be a help to the family, like new gadgets that can help them in new ways. She's assisted by the family's robot maid Rosey (which can also be spelled Rosie). She's one of the older-fashioned models compared to most of the advanced robot maids of the future, but the Jetsons love her and regard her as a member of the family.

    Judy is the Jetsons' teenage daughter who attends Orbit High School and goes for the latest teen fashions, trends, and music, and seems to have a different boyfriend in most episodes. If she's lucky, she can even wind up dating a celebrity, like her favorite rock star Jet Screamer, much to her father's chagrin.

    Elroy is the Jetsons' genius son who attends Little Dipper Elementary School and is a straight-A student. He's a part-time inventor and can make new creations in hope to make a better future, and if fortunate, a little money on the side. But most times, he likes to be an average boy by playing various sports, and with his faithful companion, the family's dog Astro, who at times is overly affectionate, and can annoy George at times. But like Rosey, he's regarded as a member of the family.

    The Jetsons reside at the Skypad Apartments, which are properly cared for by superintendant Henry Orbit, who like Elroy is a mechanical genius. At times, he can invent gadgets that can help him with his maintenance work. His greatest accomplishment is his robot assistant Mac, who can get his work at the Skypad Apartments done in half the time. But he does have feelings for Rosey as the two are occasionally seen as a couple, but are mainly friends.

    Other recurring characters in this series include Mr. Spacely's family, particularly his wife Stella (sometimes called Petunia, likely her nickname), one of few people who can actually put a scare in him if he rubs her the wrong way. And they have a young son close to Elroy's age named Arthur. Common characters at Spacely Sprockets are Uniblab, an underling robot who at times is a stool pigeon for Mr. Spacely to George's dismay, as well as Spacely's secretary Miss Galaxy. Cogswell also had a few subordinates of his own. Among them were his assistant Harlan and his scientist Moonstone.

    The Jetsons ran for only one season on ABC, but the series was more successful in syndication. This led to a revival in 1985 with new episodes with more advanced animation that was richer in color and made the series even more futuristic than the 1960's version of the 21st century. New characters were introduced as well, including a new alien gremlin pet for the Jetsons, named Orbitty, who has springlike legs and suction cup feet, enabling him to hang upside down. He could also tinker with machines and change color in accordance to emotion. Another new animal for the revival was a robot dog for Cogwell named Sentro, who served as a guard dog and a spy often used against Mr. Spacely in efforts to beat him to the punch on his latest projects.

    These episodes aired in syndication, which generated the same level of success as the originals when they went in that direction. This led to 10 more episodes to finalize the series in 1987, as well as two TV movies, the music-themed Rockin' with Judy Jetson, which was preceded by the epic crossover The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones, which brought the Space Age and the Stone Age together as Hanna-Barbera's most famous families had a grand adventure spanning two eras. The Jetsons had its true finale when Jetsons: The Movie hit the theaters in 1990, as this would be among the last voice work for actors George O'Hanlon (George Jetson) and Mel Blanc (Mr. Spacely) for they both had died just prior to the movie's release.

    Overall, The Jetsons may not have had the supreme popularity of The Flintstones, but it did have a wide appeal for families of any generation and certainly had a place in the heart for those who would turn on and watch the series.

    The Jetsons, like many Hanna-Barbera series, can be seen on Boomerang from Cartoon Network. Check your local listings. And the majority of the series can be seen on DVD, so it would be a good means to build your cartoon collection.moreless
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