Campus Special Investigator Hikaruon is a Japanese original video animation produced by AIC. Directed by Kazuhiro Ochi, the OVA was released in 1987. The OVA is a one-shot tribute to the Metal Hero genre of live-action superhero shoes that were prevailent in the 80's and 90's. Specifically it is a tribute to the Space Sheriff Series. The one-shot deals with dark subject matters such as bullying and teen suicide. The opening theme of the OVA is "Rekkuu! Gakuen Tokusou Hikaruon ~Theme Of Hikaruon~" by Kumi Kaneko and Akira Kushida.
Ratz is an animated television series created by France's Xilam studios, with joint production from Canada. The show stars two rats, Rapido and Razmo, aboard the S.S. Wanderer, a cheese ship with no actual destination. The focus of the series is on the adventures of the two rats, including guarding the cheese, interacting with other stowaways and various ill-fated encounters with the crew. The rats themselves live in the hull of the ship in a lavish two-bedroom apartment. While being targeted at young children in France, the series has gained a small cult following of older ages in Canada, due to its original late night air time. The French version features the voices of the comedy duo Éric et Ramzy. Unlike most animated programs designed for a younger audience, Ratz has no moral resolve at the end of each episode. The show is also notable for its positive portrayal of rats, unusual for Western and North American cultures, which often give its fictional rats selfish, antagonizing and evil characteristics. Also of interest is the pure blend of traditional animation and 3D animation, and the eclectic soundtrack by Hervé Lavandier. Ratz was originally titled Rapido and featured a chunkier animation style; some websites still reflect this.
You're in the Super Bowl, Charlie Brown is the 37th prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It first aired on January 18, 1994 on NBC, ending the Peanuts specials' 27-year association with CBS.
The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog, also known as Les Mystères d'Alfred, is an animated French-Canadian series that airs on several broadcast and cable networks around the world. The show's characters consist of mainly anthropomorphic woodland animals such as raccoons, moose, and voles. The show follows three anthropomorphic animal tweens—Alfred Hedgehog, Milo Skunk, and Camille Wallaby—as they solve mysteries in Gnarly Woods. In the US, Discovery Kids begin airing the series on March 17, 2010, with a St. Patrick's Day marathon of 19 episodes, starting from 6:00 am to 3:30 pm. The series returned on April 12, 2010, with its regular time slot, starting at 7:00 pm and 7:30 pm. As of November 2011, the show's reruns can be seen on TVOntario, TFO, VRT, TV3, qubo, and France 5.
Tamagon the Counselor, also known as Eggzavier the Eggasaurus, is a Japanese anime television series created by Tatsunoko Production. Tatsunoko's description of the series reads as follows: "Tamagon is a cute monster who is fond of eggs. He acts as a counselor to those in trouble, asking only eggs in payment. He goes to work as soon as he has eaten his fee. However, despite his schemes, his service usually ends in failure and he winds up being chased by his irate clients. Short as it is, this program is full of lively laughs and humor."
Bump is a television programme aimed at young children, created by Charlie Mills and Terry Brain, produced by Gueensgate Productions. It was a cartoon that featured an elephant named Bump and a bluebird named Birdie. The first series was broadcast in 1990 and the second in 1994. The two series ran a total of 22 episodes, each 5 minutes long. In 1994 there was a Christmas special which was 10 minutes in length. The programme was narrated by Simon Cadell. Bump was known to be very clumsy, a trait that was emphasised by a bandage featured on his forehead. Birdie would often give Bump advice on how he could become more graceful. Bump and Birdie regularly encountered animals that had a problem and would help them to find a solution. Most of these animals were recurring characters.
Up in the mountains, where the hill coming out each other's shoulders to see as far as possible, the shepherds graze the sheep. There are many sheeps, but only two shepherds and one dog.
Arrow Emblem: Hawk of the Grand Prix is an anime series aired from 1977 to 1978 in Japan. There are 44 episodes aired at 25 minutes each. It is also known as "Arrow Emblem Grand Prix no Taka". In the United States, it was re-edited to a short movie called "Super Grand Prix".
The Undersea Adventures of Captain Nemo was a series of five-minute cartoons produced in Canada in the mid-1970s. They told the story of Captain Mark Nemo and his young assistants, Christine and Robbie, in their nuclear-powered submarine, the Nautilus.
Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist is a children's animated television program that is an international co-production between March Entertainment and SLR Productions in Canada and Australia. The series first screened on Network Ten in 2008 and is designed for kids aged 6 and older. It began airing on CBC Television in Canada in January 2010 and currently airs on Saturday mornings. qubo airs the series in the USA. There are 26 episodes of 25 minutes duration each. Episodes are usually screened in a half-hour timeslot.
Rascal the Raccoon is a Japanese anime series by Nippon Animation. It is based on the 1963 autobiographical novel "Rascal, A Memoir of a Better Era" by Sterling North.
Hyppo and Thomas is an anime created by Tatsunoko Production. Thomas is a cunning bird who sponges on Kaba, the good-natured hippopotamus. Although Thomas is a dependent, living in Hyppo's big mouth, he always acts lordly and tries to outsmart his simpleminded host. However, their basic friendship and cooperation endures despite their frequent quarrels.
Slave Doll is a Japanese pornographic original video animation created by Otakey Sasaki and released in 2000. The series revolves around Aki, a busty android maid constructed by the Gene Corporation. Her function, besides being a household maid, is the collection of male genetic material through sexual means, after which it is saved, possibly for species preservation. Slave Doll was followed by a sequel, Slave Doll II released in 2001 and produced by Beam Entertainment.
I'll / Crazy Kouzu Basketball Club is an anime OVA based on the manga, I'll, by Hiroyuki Asada. The manga has yet to be released in North America. Akane Tachibana and Hitonari Hiiragi were rising stars of high school basketball and bitter rivals on the court. In the past, the only thing keeping each one from being the best was the other. But when Hiiragi is transferred to Kouzu High School, they find themselves as teammates. Will the two masters of the court reconcile their differences in time for the big game against Kokutai, or will Hiiragi switch teams to challenge his rival face to face? The opening theme for the first OVA episode is "Migite" by J-Rock band Ellegarden and the ending theme for the second episode is "Kaze no Hi", also by Ellegarden.
John Callahan's Quads! is a Canada-Australia co-production cartoon, based upon work of John Callahan. The show aired on Canada's Teletoon, on Australia's SBS, and in Latin America on Adult Swim. It is noted for being one of the first shows animated completely using Macromedia Flash software. It is produced by Animation Works, Nelvana, Media World Features, SBS Independent and Film Victoria, with support from ScreenWest and the Lotteries Commission of Western Australia. It is a Teletoon Original Production and was first aired on Teletoon on February 3, 2001. It is also viewable on Rogers Kids On Demand.
Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire is a DiC animated television series. In the United States, the show premiered on September 9, 1992 on FOX. The series was cancelled after its first season, but a special based on the series titled "The Super Dave Superbowl of Knowledge" aired on January 29, 1994. The show starred and was based on the comedy of Bob Einstein and his Super Dave Osborne persona. Both Bob Einstein and Art Irizawa provided the voices for Super Dave and his assistant, Fuji Hakahito, and also appeared as their characters in live-action skits which ended each episode. Halfway through the show's initial run, Irizawa was asked to modify his voice for Fuji, following complaints to Fox from Asian-American groups that the character was an offensive stereotype. Irizawa subsequently re-recorded his dialogue for all of the show's episodes. At present, DIC has no plans to release the show on home video.