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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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    Zatch Bell!

    Zatch Bell!

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    Every one thousand years, one hundred mamodos (demons) descend upon earth to conduct the ultimate battle. The winning mamodo becomes the mighty king of the mamodo world. There is only one problem - in order for the mamodo to use their powerful spell books, they need a human partner. If his spell book is destroyed, the mamodo disintegrates and returns to the mamodo world.

    Kiyo is a brilliant but aloof 14-year-old boy in junior high school. While exploring a rainforest in England, Kiyo's archaeologist father discovers Zatch, an unconscious mamodo child. He sends the goodhearted and mysterious Zatch to be his son's mentor. Zatch has amnesia; he does not have any idea that he is indeed a powerful mamodo! It is up to Kiyo and Zatch to discover this together.

    The unsuspecting Zatch and Kiyo must defend themselves against the relentless ambush of mamodo-king wannabees. And unbeknownst to the attackers, Zatch and Kiyo have formed a special bond which enables them to unleash Zatch's incredible powers.

    Season 1 Zatch and Kiyo are new to the mamodo battle and they learn that there is a battle every one thousand years and learn that from Sherry and Brago and along the way they face against strong mamodo and also befreind them on there way to becoming the next mamodo king.

    Season 2 Milordo Z Zofis creates an army of ancient mamodo from a thousand years ago and Zatch and Kiyo and there friends must travel to the Devolo Ruins in South America planed by Dr. Riddles and beat them all and take down Zofis who is manipulating all those humans and mamodoes and along the way the gang befriends a girl named Laila who is a mamodo from a thousand years ago and her book keeper Albert who she wants to wake up by destroying the moonlight stone. Will they ever defeat Zofis or will he defeat him.moreless
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    Martin Mystery

    Martin Mystery

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    Creepy, but true! Martin Mystery is a dripping goo-fest of slime, thrills and laughs, starring Martin and Diana: two mismatched teenagers with hilariously opposite personalities, and Java the school janitor. They are on a mission to investigate the weirdest paranormal enigmas and the slimiest creatures from beyond! Commission by "The Center" – an undercover bureau specializing in mysterious phenomena – and with the help of Java, a massive caveman list in time, the team leap from their average school duties to eerie slime-dripping cave and lairs.moreless
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    Knights of the Zodiac

    Knights of the Zodiac

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    Welcome to the Knights of the Zodiac guide. (Note: This guide is for the US verison of the Japanese show SAINT SEIYA. For the original show, please goto: http://www.tv.com/shows/saint-seiya/) In this fast-paced futuristic adventure, the Bronze Knights led by Seiya draw upon their amazing martial art skills as well as their mystical power in which each is keyed into a sign of the Zodiac as they attempt to defeat Ikki and the Black Knights who would do anything to gain control of the Gold Cloth of Sagittarius. But beyond the Black Knights are even more deadlier foes...the Silver Knights and the Gold Knights who possess more power than the Bronze Knights can ever imagine and they're being controlled by the ultra force of supernatural evil--Ares the God of War. Seiya and the Bronze Knights must pit themselves in hand-to-hand combat against the most formidable fighters in the universe as they struggle to return Athena the Goddess of War to her rightful throne and assure the peace of the world. Knights of the Zodiac airs on Cartoon Network, Saturdays at 7pm., during the Toonami action programming block. It originally aired as Saint Seiya for 114 episodes in Japan during October 11, 1986 to April 1, 1989 (listed in this guide as Seasons 1-3) The last arc of the manga was animated in November 2002 as a 13 episode OVA called Saint Seiya - The Hades Chapter (listed in this guide as season 4) A second season of the Hades chapter is sheduled to air in November 2004 in Japan, and in the meantime the animation studio is hard at work on a new Saint Seiya movie, which will be out sometime in Spring of 2004. After much Censoring, Editing, and soforth, the series has undergone some drastic changes to the point where it is an entirely different show from the original. ADV Films has released wonderful uncensored versions of Saint Seiya episodes on DVD, the first five episodes on one DVD available now at your local anime store, and any fan of the original series will tell you to pick that up rather than watch blue blood and listen to cheap synth music and annoying dubs as opposed to the beauty that is the original. Knights of the Zodiac Theme (US Version) performed by Bowling for Soup. A Cloud Appears above your head A Beam of light is shining down on you Shining Down on you The Cloud is moving nearer still Aurora Borealis comes in view Aurora comes in view And I ran I Ran so far away I just ran I ran all night and day And I ran I ran so far away I just ran I ran all night and day I couldn't get away Knights: Attacks Bronze Knights Seiya--Knight of Pegasus--Pegasus Meteor Punch Jabu--Knight of Unicorn--Unicorn Gallop Ban--Knight of Lionet--Lionet Bomber Geki--Knight of Great Bear--Crushing Bear Hyoga--Knight of Swan--Diamond Dust/Frozen Punch Ichi--Knight of Hydra--Mellow Poison, Fang of Poison Shiryu--Knight of Dragon--Rozan Rising Dragon, Shield of Dragon Shun--Knight of Andromeda--Nebula Chains Ikki--Knight of Phoenix--Phanton Demon Nachi--Knight of Wolf--Dead Howling June--Knight of Chameleon--??? Black Knights ???--Knight of Black Pegasus--Black Meteor Punch ???--Knight of Black Dragon--Fist of Black Dragon ???--Knight of Black Andromeda--Black Nebula Chains ???--Knight of Black Swan--Black Blizzard ???--Knight of Black Phoenix--Black Phanton Demon Silver Knights and Amazons Marin--Amazon of Eagle--Eagle Toe Flash, Ryu Sei Ken, Kuu Ken Shina--Amazon of Ophiuchus--Thunder Claw Morris--Knight of Cetus (Whale)--Cetus Spouting Bomber Arakune--Knight of Tarantula--Tarantula Net Misty--Knight of Lacerta (Lizard)--Marble Tripper Asterion--Knight of Hound--One Million Ghosts Babel--Knight of Centaurus (Centaur)--Babel's Flame Argol--Knight of Perseus--Gorgon's Kick, Medusa Shield Jamian--Knight of Crow--Black Wing Capella--Knight of Auriga (Charioteer)--Flying Saucer Dante--Knight of Cerberus--Ball and Chain Sirius--Knight of Canis Major (Greater Dog)--??? Dios--Knight of Musca (Fly)--Dead End Fly Argethi--Knight of Hercules--??? Tremy--Knight of Sagitta (Arrow)--??? Agora--Knight of Lotus--??? Shiba--Knight of Pavo (Peacock)--??? Abiore--Knight of Cephus (King)--??? Steel Knights Sho--Knight of Air--??? Ushio--Knight of Water--??? Daichi--Knight of Earth--??? Gold Knights Mu--Knight of Aries (Ram)--Starlight Extinction, Stardust Revolution, Crystal Wall Aldebaran--Knight of Taurus (Bull)--Great Horn Ares/Saga--Knight of Gemini (Twins)--Another Demension, Galaxian Explosion Mephisto--Knight of Cancer (Crab)--Underworld Portal Confinement Aioria--Knight of Leo (Lion)--Lightning Bolt, Lightning Plasma Shaka--Knight of Virgo (Virgin)--TenMaKouFuku, Rikudo Rinne, TenbuHorin Roshi/Dohko--Knight of Libra (Scales)--Libra's Weapon Miro--Knight of Scorpio (Scorpion)--Scarlet Needle, Constriction Aioros--Knight of Sagittarius (Archer)--Atomic Thunderbolt Shura--Knight of Capricorn (Sea Goat)--Jumping Stone, Excalibur Camus--Knight of Aquarius (Water Carrier)--Diamond Dust, Aurora Execution Aphrodite--Knight of Pisces (Fishes)--Royal Demon Rose, Pirahna Rose, Scarlet Rose Ghost Knights ???--Knight of Dolphin--??? ???--Knight of Jellyfish--??? ???--Knight of Sea Serpent--??? =========================== Series Trivia: * In Spain and other countries of Latin America, the original release in the '90s had a different intro, with scenes from the movie "Abel" and a song in Spanish (which wasn't a translation of an original). * The U.S. release changes the blood color, from the original red, to green or grey in different scenes (this at least happens in the first episodes) ========================moreless
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    The Big Comfy Couch

    The Big Comfy Couch

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    Hey kids, welcome to The Big Comfy Couch where learning is fun!

    The Big Comfy Couch is about a little clown named Loonette and her doll Molly with their Big Comfy couch. The couch has everything known to man inside it - be it an umbrella, a hat, or a kitchen sink! Co-stars include Granny Garbanzo, Auntie Macassar (Seasons 1-5), and Major Bedhead, who pops in for visits. And unbeknownst to Loonette, two dustbunnies, Fuzzy and Wuzzy, live under Loonette's couch.

    The Big Comfy Couch ran on YTV from 1993-1997. During that stretch, it became a hit on America Public Television. Key to that success was the foresight of John Cherry (former director of Ernest P. Worrell commercials), who has gone on to handle The Big Comfy Couch properties in the United States under what is now called Tadpole Kids.

    After five off-years, The Big Comfy Couch returned to production with its sixth series of 13 shows, released in 2003, bringing with it a new character, Uncle Chester. Handling U.S. disribution of the series are American Public Television and Nashville Public Television (Npt). Air dates for Season 6 refer to their initial broadcast on Npt, which had first run of the sixth series.

    Canadian viewers can see The Big Comfy Couch on Treehouse (a branch of YTV).

    [Episodes are listed in U.S. air order. Although the editor acknowledges that Canada's running order is different, this guide does not reflect such dates.]moreless
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    ReBoot

    ReBoot

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    Reboot is a Canadian animated show about Sprites that live inside a computer. "I come from the Net--through systems, peoples, and cities--to this place: MAINFRAME. My format: Guardian. To mend and defend--to defend my new found friends, their hopes and dreams, and to defend them from their enemies."

    -Bob's narration from the opening sequence of Reboot (Seasons One, Two, and Four)

    Welcome to the city of Mainframe, a computer system inhabited by binomes and sprites who go about their business, trying to keep everything running smoothly. Unfortunately, they live under the constant threat of the User, whose games wreak havoc, if left unchecked, and the viruses Hexadecimal and Megabyte, who seek to infect and replace the system core with their own malicious code. That's where Guardian Bob comes in. Armed with his versatile key-tool, Glitch, he tries his best to keep citizens safe, upholding his mandate: "To Mend and Defend".

    While ReBoot started as an children's show on ABC, it was later forced to move to other venues, using the increased creative freedom to change its focus towards increased continuity and more intelligent and mature stories during the latter part of the second season. The writers also satirized other TV shows, such as X-Files, as well as video games, such as The Evil Dead, which became something of a "trademark" for the show.

    The third season of ReBoot is currently available on 4 DVDs from ADV Films.

    Also, I would like to stress that NO links to Bit.Torrent sites be posted on the forums, as downloading is illegal on TVTOME.COM and can ruin its long-standing reputationmoreless
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    Vampire High

    Vampire High

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    The world of Vampire High explores two sets of students grappling with the horror story known as adolescence. The series is set at Mansbridge Manor, an isolated boarding school that is the last-stop haven for privileged teenagers of the wealthy and influential. That's the Day School...but it's the Night School that is the real focus of the show - a Night School that secretly houses a daring experiment to civilize vampire teenagers. By nature, they are passionate and predatory but now, they've been sent to school by their Elders, and they're plenty annoyed about being guinea pigs. Fortunately for both sets of teens, they are being guided by Dr. Reginald Murdoch, a renowned if eccentric educational specialist. Murdoch is a true Renaissance Man on a steadfast mission -- guiding his charges into becoming real citizens of the world. THEME: The voiceover during the theme is as follows: "When The Great Eclipse plunged the world into darkness, the vampire race erupted in a civil war. The bloodthirsty faction known as The Fury battled the enlightened Elders for domination of the Undead. In desperation, the Elders gathered up those young vampires that could be saved and entrusted them to me to humanize them, and teach them how to live among mortals." DVD RELEASE: On Amazon.com you can buy a special 90 min DVD of the series, that's compiled from the first four episodes. According to TVShowsOnDVD.com more DVDs are planned: www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3017. BROADCASTING: CANADA: The series aired on YTV. Currently reruns can be seen Monday to Thursday @ 1:45am. UNITED KINGDOM: The series aired on Sky One.moreless
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    15/Love

    15/Love

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    "15/Love" is a comedy/drama about coming-of-age in a unique, high-pressure environment. The series follows a group of young hopefuls at the internationally renowned Cascadia Tennis Academy, where they live, love, laugh, fight, cry and dream their way through adolescence. 15/Love Airs: (On YTV) Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. and Sunday and Monday at 3:30 a.m.moreless
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    Prank Patrol

    Prank Patrol

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    Canadian kids pull off hilarious pranks on unsuspecting friends and family in this entertaining series. Don't miss 'Recipe for a Prank' at the end, which teaches you how to conduct your own mischief.moreless
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    Rupert

    Rupert

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    Rupert the Bear was a popular show in the early and mid-nineties. However, the Rupert craze actually began in 1920. When the common British newspaper, "The Daily Express", realized that to actually compete with rival newspapers they would need a children's comic. The owner of the paper, Lord Beaverbrook consulted one of his chief editors, R.D. Blumenfield, about this issue. Blumenfield was having a difficult time devising an appropriate character that would be entertaining for the children yet proper enough to please their parents. One day Blumenfield approached another one of the newspaper's prominent editors, Henry Toutel about his dilemma. Toutel informed Blumenfield that his wife was a relatively well-known cartoonist and children's book writer. Henry told his wife, Mary, about the cartoon project. She was able to create the ideal character for the cartoon, so the "Daily Express" offered her the job of creating the comic. Mary excitedly accepted the offer. The first Rupert comic, titled "The Adventures of a Little, Lost Bear" premiered on November 8, 1920. The cartoon consisted of two drawings with a brief caption beneath them. Mary continued to be the sole creator of the cartoon until 1935, when her eyesight began to fail. At that point Alfred Bestall was appointed as Mary's substitute. His term was to be six weeks, but he crafted the cartoon so excellently, that he was given a permanent position. In 1936 the first of an ongoing annual collection of "The Adventures of a Little, Lost Bear" was published in book form. Bestall continued his role as comic artist and writer until his retirement in 1965, thirty years after he took the temporary job. After Bestall's retirement several other local artists replaced him. Even today Rupert's cartoon is being published daily in the "Daily Express". In 1991, an animated series based on the Rupert, the lead character in "The Adventures of a Little, Lost Bear" was released. The television series had slight variations from the comic, and the series was called "The Adventures of Rupert the Bear" was created. This series focused on the life and trials of young bear named, Rupert. Rupert lived in a magical village with his friends and family. Every episode featured one of Rupert's whimsical adventures. The series was a huge hit in Britain because it was much like the comic, except now Rupert was able to reach a wider audience by way of television. Later, Rupert was shown in the United States on Nickelodeon. The series ceased production in 1997, and is no longer aired in the United States, but it is still very popular in England. Rupert and his friends are positive role models for children, so I am certain that they will continue to reach large audiences through television. Here are a few GREAT Rupert the Bear links: http://www.bcdb.com/cartoons/Other_Studios/N/Nelvana_Limited/Rupert/index.html http://nylon.net/rupert/lister.htmmoreless
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    Survive This

    Survive This

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    Teens ages 14 to 17 are contestants on this YTV reality show meant to instill lifelong survival skills.
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    Monster Warriors

    Monster Warriors

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    YTV (ended 2008)
    This show is about a group of teenagers that have come together to battle monsters that have been brought to life by a former monster movie creator. Four Teens named Luke, Tabby, Antonio and Vanka originally banded together for a school project on spiders when their city, Capital City, came under attack by a former movie maker named Claus Von Steinhauer. The creature that attacked Capital City was a spider, and since they were doing a project on spiders, they decided to investigate. They felt responsible to destroy this monster with every member of the monster warriors using their unique talents to form weapons and armour in order to defeat the monster created by the B movie king Claus Von Steinhauer. Claus Von Steinhauer creates his monsters using a machine named the monster maker and usually these monsters are created from B movies that he created in the 1950’s. There are also people trying to contact the monster warriors from another timeline in order to change the history of events for Capital City. Along with the help of a movie store owner and Claus Von Steinhauer movie buff named Kreiger and also the mayor of Capital City (Mayor Mel) giving them heads up about monster attacks, these teens team up using new weapons made out of junk in order to defeat the monsters created by Claus Von Steinhauer. Character Guides Luke is the 18 year-old reserved yet tough leader of the Monster Warriors. He’s tall, rich and handsome and he holds the keys to the gang’s sweet retro convertible and coach-house headquarters (you’d be rich too if your parents invented the grocery cart coin dispenser!). Tabby This 17 year-old fancies herself the second-in-command of the Monster Warriors crew. She’s a real gadget Queen who takes ordinary household appliances and turns em’ into monster-blasting weaponry—hold on to your hair diffuser around this girl! When she’s not battling giant creatures she’s captain of the volleyball team, school class president, and all-around goodie two-shoes. (note: don’t want to harp on “popular”) Antonio He’s the 17 year-old scientific genius of the gang. Happiest when pondering zoology, astronomy, geology and monsters—he may sound like a nerd, but he’s a nerd with a ton of female admirers! Vanka This 17 year-old stealthy warrior makes up the mysterious element of the team. Her crazy moped driving and eagerness to kick monster-butt also makes her the bravest. Mayor Mel He used to be a 1960’s movie star (when beach movies were big), but he made his real fortune selling above-ground swimming pools. These days he’s the beloved mayor of Capital City and he’ll be really good at it…as soon as he figures out how a bill or legislation is passed. Always a friend to the Monster Warriors, he is the first one to give them a buzz when a nasty monster shows up, uninvited, in Capital City. Klaus Von Steinhauer In the 1950s he was a B movie king, with such “big bug” hits as The Giant Spider Invasion…and then beach movies hit it big. When that happened, he fell into obscurity and has spent the last 40 years plotting revenge on the city that turned its back on his artistic genius (during which time he was also the victim of an alien abduction and escaped from a retirement home). His evildoing is the Monster Warriors’ reason for banding together. Superintendent McClellan This paper-pusher is a real stickler for policy and procedure. He’s Mayor Mel’s right-hand-guy, but he’s no Warrior ally—in fact quite the opposite! When something goes wrong in Capital City, teenagers are blamed—namely the Monster Warriors, but by the time he’s called a meeting to discuss the disaster, the Warriors have already zapped the “problem” and saved the day.moreless
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    Watership Down

    Watership Down

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    Twenty years after the feature-length adaptation of Richard Adams' best-seller, we return to the South Downs to retell the story of the rabbits of Watership Down. Whilst not quite as 'gritty' as the book or film, and reduced in natural detail by the necessity's of tv animation the 'Watership Down' series still hold true to the spirit of its source material. The rabbits and animals, to all intents and purposes, are real animals - not mere 'cartoons' or 'toons' - and an attempt has been made to incorporate the rabbits spiritual beliefs in Black Rabbit of Inle, Flayrah, and more.moreless
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    Beyblade

    Beyblade

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    Welcome to the world of beyblading at tv.com. It is intense and exciting. Imagine two tops charging at each other with magical creatures called bit beasts or special tops that draw the powers from the stars emerging from them! The first three seasons follow a team known as the Bladebreakers. They are using their bit beasts t try and become the World Champs, but many opposing teams also have bit beasts are are ready to fight and steal their if it means winning the titles for themselves. Find out if this team can live and cope together, even when they become rivals, in Beyblade, VForce, and GRevolution. Season 4 brings a new cast of characters, new rivals, and new villains to the front line. Join Gingka as he attempts to fulfill his fathers dream of sealing up the most evil beyblade the world has ever known- L-Drago. In order to do so he must defeat L-Drago and the current World Champion: Ryuga. The problem is he must form himself a team of rivals to increase his skills to do so, but where will he find these rivals at, and will any of them want to work with him? Regarding the network, please don't be confused by this guide. Seasons 1, 2, and 1/3 of 3 debuted on ABC Family. The rest of 3 debuted on Toon Disney, but the guide refuses to show it correctly if it debuted on more than one network. The Beyblade TV Special only aired on YTV. Seasons 4-7 debuted in the US on Cartoon Network, which hosted most of the World Premiere of the dub (YTV had the first handful of episodes and CN Australia had 4 episodes they premiered first, but the air dates are the CN USA air dates after the YTV premieres). Season 8 premiered first on YTV in Canada, and those are the dates used. The seasons breakdown like this: Season 1- Beyblade, 2- VForce, 3- GRevolution, 4-Metal Fusion, 5- Metal Masters, 6- BeyWheelz & Metal Fury, 7- Shogun Steel, 8- BeyWarriros: BeyRaiderz, 9- BeyWarriors: Cyborg.moreless
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    Mystery Hunters

    Mystery Hunters

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    Doubting Dave: Doubting Dave got his name because it's the name of his like newpaper column but it comes by e-mail. He answers e-mail from kids with doubts and such. He is also the one who conducts the experiments. The experiments normally pretain to what the mystery is about. Christina: Christina is the one who mostly investigates legends and such. She isn't that scared but she will get creeped out. She also helps Doubting Dave with his experiments. Araya: He normally travels to different places around the world where he studies his mysteries. He always takes his camcorder wherever he goes and captures a lot of great and supernatural things. Plus he is a "scaredy cat".moreless
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    Almost Naked Animals

    Almost Naked Animals

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    This Canadian animated television series deals with poorly dressed furry animals set to take care of a cabana called Banana Cabana.
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    Grossology

    Grossology

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    Ty and Abby Archer are the world's foremost experts in... you guessed it: Grossology. Assisted by the infamous "Lab Rat" and watched carefully by a mysterious "Director," this is the crime-fighting duo that gets called in when the case becomes too gross for the adult agents to handle. All of the duo's animated adventures are grounded in real science and based on the books of Sylvia Branzei.moreless
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    The Adventures of the Black Stallion

    The Adventures of the Black Stallion

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    Teenage Alec Ramsey travels around the world on the horserace circuit with his wild stallion, The Black, and trainer Henry Daley. Alec is the only one who can ride The Black, and The Black never loses a race. The theme song lyrics: You hear it calling, You can't deny, Cause when it calls, You know you're gonna fly. It's all around you, It fills your wings, You and I, we know the wind. It's you and I together, Racing with the wind, We'll spread our wings, How we're gonna fly. And you and I together, We can find our dreams. You and I we know the wind, You and I we know the wind. You and I together, We can find our dreams. You and I we know the wind, You and I we know the wind. The Adventures of the Black Stallion was a Canada/France/New Zealand co-production and was filmed on location in British Columbia, Canada, as well as France and New Zealand.moreless
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    Mona the Vampire

    Mona the Vampire

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    Welcome to the Mona The Vampire guide at TV.com. Mona is a ten-year-old girl with an extremely active imagination. She, along with her two best friends, Charley and Lily, and pet cat Fang live in a town where mysterious things happen and you never know what is real or what is just a product of Mona's imagination. So, jump in the adventure and join them as they go around saving the town on a daily basis.moreless
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    Jacob Two-Two

    Jacob Two-Two

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    Based on the celebrated author Mordecai Richler's delightfully irreverent books, Jacob Two-Two is a stylish animated adventure series featuring globetrotting, freewheeling international spies, mysterious neighbors, revolting cafeteria food, treacherous teachers and one very spirited boy. The youngest of five children, Jacob is nicknamed Two-Two because he sometimes has to say things twice just to be heard! Small for his age, Jacob nonetheless has a big heart and a heaping helping of determination, anything from foiling the plots of internal spies to exposing the evil ways of the cafeteria lady. An enduring book-based property, Jacob Two-Two features a beloved underdog's run-ins with the mysterious and often surreal world of adults in a show that is Two good Two be true!

    Darkly-styled, Jacob's world is full of odd things. Library ninjas chase after delinquent patrons (fortunately, Jacob has a perfect record.) His teacher is not-so-secretly sweet on his principal and his world is filled with shady and sinister villains lurking in the shadows. Fortunately, Jacob is brighter than the average boy, thanks to excellent reading and logic skills. He also sometimes has the help of Kid Power --- his older brother and sister Noah and Emma.

    Jacob Two-Two is a production of Nelvana Studios, the studios behind such enduring franchises as Franklin and Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends. Fans of the series will find many familiar names in both the cast and crew --- such as writer Peter Sauder (writer for the very first episode of Franklin) and John van Bruggen (writer and/or director for programs such as Franklin, Maggie and the Ferocious Beast, Coolman! and Franny's Feet.)

    Jacob Two-Two currently is airing on Sundays at 11:30a.m. and 6:00p.m. as well as weekdays at 3:30p.m. on YTV. Note that all times are in EST. Looking for Two-Two in the United States? You can now find him on NBC's Qubo block, Saturdays at 12:30p.m. The program also repeats on i (formerly PAX) on Fridays.

    Jacob Two-Two: When Jacob was younger, he got his 'Two-Two' nickname because he said everything twice. Now that he's a little older, he doesn't do it all the time, but still frequently falls back into his old habit of repeating himself. He inadvertently causes trouble because he always tells the truth.

    Morty (Dad): Jacob's father is the writer of a series of adventure books. He spends his time in his office in the attic working out labyrinthine plots, or checking the hockey scores for his favourite team the Montreal Marvels or most often snoozing on the sofa with the newspaper draped over his face. He also loves jokes and making gentle fun of his children.

    Florence (Mom): She is an expert juggler of tasks, happiest when operating at full throttle. Besides keeping her family on the go and organized, she also holds down a full time job. As busy as she is, Jacob's Mom always manages to look very chic and 'pulled together', and breezes through each day with effortless grace.

    Daniel: The eldest at 16, Daniel is an aloof and hopelessly cynical teen. A professional rebel permanently garbed in black, he is fully conversant in all the newest bands and music crazes. Daniel doesn't have much time for Jacob, but once in a while, when he's in a good mood, will sit down and give his kid brother a unique 'teen view' of the world.

    Marfa: Marfa is a girl suffering through the toughest teen years and frequently takes it out on everyone around her. Preoccupied with her own concerns, she has even less time for Jacob than Daniel does. Convinced that Jacob ruins everything he touches, she doesn't like him going anywhere near her stuff. To Jacob she occupies a rarefied world that he doesn't understand at all... welcome to the mystery of girls!

    Emma and Noah: Energetic, athletic, full of daring and theatrical bravado. They have their own secret club Kid Power and spend long hours in their clubhouse in the yard fighting imaginary battles as their alter egos the intrepid Shapiro and the fearless O'Toole. They won't allow Jacob into their 'clubhouse', which just makes him long to get in there all the more! He is constantly doing their bidding in the hope that this time, maybe this time they'll really let him inside.

    Buford Orville Gaylord Pugh: An odd little kid with a string of unfortunate names. His lack of anxiety and worries aren't due to a lack of intelligence, they're more due to his basic inability to FOCUS. He is prone to recounting pointless, meandering shaggy dog stories at the drop of a hat. Buford and Jacob are both new kids at school.

    X. Barnaby Dinglebat: On the surface he's a mild mannered meter reader for the Montreal Gas Company, but X. Barnaby lets a wide eyed Jacob in on his secret profession: he's really a globetrotting, freewheeling international spy! Barnaby is the only adult Jacob knows who always has time for him and treats him as an equal. Barnaby opens up a whole new world of adventure and possibility to his next door neighbour. He's also got a lot of cool tricks and awesome spycraft to share, along with the usual assortment of weird spy gear and gizmos.

    Renée Ratelle: Renée is that French girl in Jacob's class that he's never gotten along with. When Renée shows up in the middle of an investigation, trying to solve the same mystery Jacob and Barnaby are trying to solve, the only rational solution is to join forces. Since Renée is a real hothead who doesn't always look before she leaps, it becomes Jacob's role to temper her enthusiasm. Of course neither of them can actually admit to being friends with a member of the opposite sex.

    I.M. Greedyguts: Jacob's school principal is a very, very large man. An incorrigible glutton, Greedyguts also suffers from an enduring dislike of children, which causes him to be rather severe with his pupils. He is fond of eating, but his greed also extends to material possessions.

    "Perfectly Loathsome" Leo Louse: Leo works as the janitor at the school. When Greedyguts needs dirty work done, or a mess swept under the carpet, Leo is the man for the job. A weaselly man, a miser and mooch, Leo will swipe whatever isn't nailed down. Morty is mysteriously fond of Leo, much to the children's disgust, and whenever Leo drops by he'll fill his pockets with Florence's sandwiches. The two also have a weakly poker game together.

    Miss Sour Pickle: Jacob's geography teacher Miss Sour Pickle has a permanent scowl plastered on her face, like she smells something bad. She glories in catching her students not paying attention or talking in class, then giving them snap quizzes on the obscure capitals of equally obscure countries. The only thing Sour Pickle loves to do more than torment Two Two is cheer for her favourite team, the marvelous Montreal Marvels. It's her biggest secret that she simply adores hockey.

    Hooded Fang: The professional wrestler with the terrifying mask and bad guy image. His true nature, as Jacob discovers one day, is sweet and gentle. He only acts like a barbarian because it's written in his contract. He's really a big kid at heart, and becomes a great secret pal of Jacob's, occasionally helping out when a mission requires someone really really big.

    Miss Sweetie Darlingpie: This absolutely adorable little old lady down the street is constantly roaming about offering everyone she meets delicious baked goods. "Cookie?!" In true Miss Marple style, her innocent frizz-haired facade hides a lethal criminal intellect. It will be revealed late in the cycle that the dotty old dame is actually Barnaby's arch?nemesis Chiller Cheswick!

    Sergeant Law and Corporal Order: This duo are the neighbourhood's local bumbling policemen. They can best be described as "bumbling" --- they often chase after Jacob for non-existent crimes and they also personify stereotypes, such as "cops eating donuts."moreless
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