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    Kim Possible

    Kim Possible

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    Disney Channel (ended 2007)
    Disney's smash hit Kim Possible is focused on the everyday life of a high school teen. Kim Possible has to find a balance with everything school related, and battling super villains on a regular basis. Of course, all heroes need a wisecracking, clumsy partner. Kim is no exception. The comic relief of the heroic duo, Ron Stoppable, is always there for Kim, though his pet and second best friend Rufus, the naked mole rat, is always there to help out the duo when the going gets rough. The series won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing - Live Action and Animation.


    Character Guide:

    Kim Possible: High school cheerleader by day, crime fighter by. . . well, day as well. She still has to be home by curfew, after all. Kim has no secret identity, which makes her that much more of a hero in that people can relate to her and don't seem to make a big deal out of it, mostly at her insistence. Her fiery red hair is a symbol of her attitude that is best summed up by the phrase, "I can do anything." She is stubborn, strong-willed, and has a fuse shorter than a grenade with a three second delay. Despite all of this, however, she is extremely humble, refusing to take credit for her truly amazing actions.

    Ron Stoppable: Kim's best friend, partner, and in fourth season boyfriend. His nonconformist "never be normal" philosophy is applied to all facets of his life, and he has taught Kim a thing or two about peer pressure. He takes great pride in eating, and is the proud inventor of the Naco. Unlike Kim, who refuses to take credit for her actions, Ron is, as Kim puts it, "prone to big-headiness." While he's a bit of a glory hound, he always shares it with Kim (often to her chagrin) instead of soaking up the limelight. His unwavering devotion to Kim is simultaneously his greatest strength and his greatest weakness, for while it is the trait that makes her take notice of him, it also leads to her taking him for granted more often than not.

    Dr. Drakken: For a supergenius, Theodore "Drew" P. Lipsky aka Dr. Drakken is pretty stupid. He has the brains to come up with some great ideas, but he lacks the patience it takes to iron out all the kinks and get his inventions fully functional. If it wasn't for Shego, he would have been out of the villain game a long time ago.

    Shego: Essentially Kim's dark reflection. Both are smart, athletic, attractive, not to mention they both have green eyes. The only difference is that Shego has raven black hair as opposed to Kim's auburn locks, and the fact that she chooses to use her powers for evil rather than good. And boy, does she have powers. Her fiery personality is illustrated perfectly in her ability to encapsulate her hands in green plasma, as well as shoot these bursts of plasma at whomever she chooses. Shego takes great pride in sidelining Drakken's megalomaniacal ranting with the occasional snide remark and attempts to act as the voice of reason but fails utterly because Drakken is, well, insane. Why exactly she sticks around other than that is uncertain, but it may have to do with some feelings that may forever go unexplored.

    Wade: As Kim's gadget guy and operator of her website, Wade is an invaluable addition to Team Possible. Despite only being 13, he holds several PhDs and can type at over 300 words per minute. He is a genius at all things technical, and proves invaluable as a support operator. He would be world renowned if he ever left his room, but the fact that he has only left it once shows signs that Wade suffers from agorophobia, the fear of going out into public.

    Mr. Dr. Possible: As a rocket scientist, he's a living analogy for intelligence. He views women as equals with their own opinions rather than as underlings to be ordered around, and for this reason he is a great father to Kim and lets her live her own life, but he has letting go issues. He just can't handle the fact thas someday somebody will take away "his" Kimmie-cub, who will forever remain four to him. But with Kim now dating Ron, he'll have to let go sooner or later.

    Mrs. Dr. Possible: Top brain surgeon and mother to Kim, Mrs. Dr. Possible has yet another analogy attached to her name. She is essentially Kim all grown up. Smart, independent, attractive, and not afraid to have a little fun, the Possible matriarch is a little more lenient than her husband, but she still enforces the rules when they truly matter.

    Jim & Tim Possible: Kim's twin brothers or "Tweebs" as she calls them. They are super smart, but they use their intelligence more to annoy their sister than anything else. Despite the annoyance that they can be, twin supergeniuses can be quite useful on a mission.

    Bonnie: If Shego is Kim's dark reflection, then Bonnie is Kim's polar opposite. Her stuck up, pessimistic, OCD, holier-than-thou attitude makes her the typical cheerleader. She makes it her mission to make Kim's social life miserable, but ends up failing most of the time.

    Monique: Essentially a guidance counselor in the form of an African American teen. "Wise beyond her years" is the understatement of the century when it comes to Kim's best female friend. She has the uncanny ability to identify the source of and solution to other people's problems, which means she'll make an excellent therapist some day. Like Kim, Monique stands up for herself and refuses to let herself be controlled, earning a steady salary as a salesgirl at Club Banana. She is also an avid wrestling fan, which gives her and Ron something in common.moreless
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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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    Brandy & Mr. Whiskers

    Brandy & Mr. Whiskers

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    Disney Channel (ended 2006)
    Disney's Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, an animated program from Walt Disney Television Animation, is the quintessential buddy comedy about a pampered pooch and an excitable, offbeat rabbit who must forge a friendship after they both fall out of an airplane and land right in the middle of the Amazon rain forest. While they often fight and bicker because there are very few similarities between them, they do share each other's fate and they must work together if they wish to survive in the jungle. However, they are not alone; amongst the jungle denizens they encounter a few new friends: Lola Boa, an over-analytical boa; Cheryl and Meryl, twin toucan sisters who are always fighting; Ed, a bumbling river otter; Margo, the diva; and several other characters. However, not all the jungle is kind to them, for they must constantly avoid many Amazonian dangers, weather they're avoiding being eaten alive or facing difficulties arisen by Gaspar, the antagonist and self-proclaimed leader of the Amazon.

    Characters
    Brandy Harrington: Brandy Harrington is a member of the Florida Harringtons, a luxurious lineage of dogs who only know the finest things in life. However, after an encounter with Mr. Whiskers on a plane trip to a five-star spa, Brandy finds herself stuck in the middle of the Amazon without a way to get home. Despite her struggles in her new surroundings, she still knows how to make use of the environment, taking every precaution in order to always look her best; though with Mr. Whiskers by her side, such tasks aren't always possible. While Brandy may appear to be shallow and materialistic, she does care deeply her friends, even though exploiting them in order to get what she wants doesn't seem to be a problem.

    Mr. Whiskers: Mr. Whiskers is a happy-go-lucky bunny who just wants to have fun, much to the dismay of other individuals. While Mr. Whiskers may annoy many people with his repugnant habits, he still never hesitates to lend a hand to a friend in need. Unfortunately, he's responsible for stranding himself and Brandy in the Amazon, which despite having caused some animosity between them, has also allowed their friendship to first blossom.

    Lola Boa: Lola Boa, one of Brandy's new best friends, is typically the voice of reason among her friends' constant disputes; When things get a little wild, her reactions are often unpredictably negative. Despite this, she's a loyal friend who helps Brandy adapt to foreign life in the jungle, despite her disgust towards a snake eating raw meals. Lola mostly wants a nice, new set of arms, which is why she is very sensitive about the fact that she has none, often crying whenever people mock her otherwise.

    Ed: Ed is a river otter who functions much better in the water than on land. While he may appear to be be clueless at times, he is quite wise in traditions of the jungle, despite his often dull expression of such knowledge and ongoing rambles about stories of little importance or relation to existing matters. Despite his flaws, he is one of Mr. Whiskers' few loyal friends, keeping close to him despite Brandy's indifference of his presence. Ed often ignores insults, for he prefers just to live a nice, quiet life among his friends.

    Cheryl and Meryl: Cheryl and Meryl are two sassy twin toucans who have a bad habit of bickering and fighting with one another. Although They don't always speak in the most gentle tones and often blurt out insensitively, they deeply care about one another.

    Margo: Margo is a stuck-up stick bug who's used to being part of the cool crowd, knowing all the most popular hang-outs in the Amazon. Even though she may openly belittle Brandy in order to raise her own social status, Margo still looks up to her new, strange friend at opportune times.

    Gaspar Le Gecko: Gaspar is the self-proclaimed leader/entrepreneur/musical-director of the jungle, who isn't afraid to weasel his way to success. While most of the jungle fears him, Brandy and Mr. Whiskers' arrival to the jungle has caused him to lose some influence, as they are often challenging his authority. Gaspar's paramount target is Mr. Whiskers, whom he had planned to make a meal of ever since they first met.moreless
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    Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

    Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

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    Disney Channel (ended 2001)
    Shortly after Pixar and Disney released the direct-to-video "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins", this animated series was released. A weekday (and Sunday) series of about 49 episodes was the first to premiere (as part of Disney's "One Too" lineup), but a second set of 13 episodes soon ran parallel to it (as part of ABC's "One Saturday Morning" lineup). Picking up where "The Adventure Begins" left off, the series follows the adventures of Star Command's finest Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear (...whom we're all probably familiar with...), teamed up with the daughter of the King of Tangea, Ranger Princess Mira Nova (...who possesses the ability to phase, or "ghost" through solid matter, a trait particular to her race...), the burly young native of Jo-Ad, Ranger Booster Sinclair Munchapper (...who, personality-wise, fulfills much the same stereotypical role as Curley did in the Three Stooges, or as Pledge-brother Flounder did in the movie "Animal House"...), and the prototype [e]xpendable/[e]xperimental (...it all depends whom you ask...) robotic Space Ranger, XR (...who fulfills much the same stereotypical role as Iago did in the latter two "Aladdin" films, and in the "Aladdin" series, or as Icarus did in the "Hercules" series...if they were robotic and equipped with a "full body crumple zone"...). Throughout the series, there is no mention of Buzz being of the human race, nor is there any mention of Earth, nor of what year it is; the series COULD be set in the future, or it could be set a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away. Much like "Captain Simian & the Space Monkeys", or "Earthworm Jim: the series", "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" has both aspects of it for the amusement of children, and aspects of it that slightly more adult folks will find amusing. An example of the latter is the use of the euphemistic interjection "craters!" when under extreme emotional duress, much like the use of the interjection "slag!" in "Transformers: Beast Wars" and the interjection "smeg!" in "Red Dwarf". Such items as this, along with many nice minor "tips o' th' hat" to trademark mainstays of science fiction productions, allow for a wide audience of viewers to enjoy "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command". It orginally aired Saturdays at 10:30 on ABC.moreless
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    The Famous Jett Jackson

    The Famous Jett Jackson

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    Disney Channel (ended 2001)
    The Famous Jett Jackson was the first fictional Disney Channel Original Series. It premiered in 1998. It's stars Lee Thompson Young as Jett Jackson, a kid actor who has his own show called "Silverstone". Seeking out a normal life, he moves back to his hometown of Wilsted, and has the show moved there. He and his two best friends, J.B. and Kayla, have all sorts of cool adventures along with his other friends Cubby, Riley, and maybe a bit of Nigel. Silverstone is a spy who works for Mission Omega Matrix (M.O.M), and goes on individual missions with his partner, Hawk, and his mentor, Artemus, and saves the world from villains like Dr. Hypnotto and The Rat.moreless