Zazoo U (partially found Fox Kids animated series; 1990-1991)
Zazoo U was a television series that ran on Fox Kids from September 8th, 1990, to January 19th, 1991. The show was created by children's author Shane DeRolf and had a total of 13 half-hour episodes.
Premise[edit | edit source]
Zazoo U involves a higher learning institution called Zazoo U where all the people going there are animals, and the extraordinary is ordinary.
Availability[edit | edit source]
Zazoo U received three DVD releases in the UK containing the first six episodes. The rest of the episodes remain lost (two of them were also unaired, which are marked with *) as the show was taken off the air during the 1990-91 season, never to be seen again (at least in the US).
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|1||The Nine Mile Pile||All the students arrive at Zazoo U for the first class and immediately struggle to adjust to the school and to each other.||Found|
|2||The Crayon Box That Talked||A box of talking crayons is discovered; each crayon wants to be the greatest of the box and befriends each of the students to try to succeed.||Found|
|3||The Search for the Meaning of Life||A troubled Tess sets out on a quest to find the meaning of life.||Found|
|4||Yesterday's Zoo||Boink, Tess and Bully search for Zazoo U's Janitor and discover a world of past bygone relics.||Found|
|5||Is Bigger Better?||The students enter a dispute about whether bigger means better. The dispute soon goes into bigger, but not better, dimensions.||Found|
|6||Har V and Sue||Tess and Grizzle fall out as friends and vie for Boink's affections.||Found|
|7||Bully Loses His Temper||Bully gets mad and loses his temper - an enraged miniature version of himself jumps out and storms around wreaking destruction. The class must now get the Temper back to Bully.||Lost|
|8||Share a Chair||Everybody at Zazoo U gets a special gadget-laden custom school chair, except for Grizzle. But no one will share with him, so he gets despondent and wanders off, leading the class to search for him.||Lost|
|9||Ms. Devine's Blues||Miss Devine is dejected about her pet Rarf being unremarkable, and thus possibly a worthless nothing. Rarf goes out of his way to prove he is special to her.||Lost|
|10||No Strings Attached||Boink discovers invisible strings that can be seen only with the imagination. But he's messing around with the strings causes the laws of physics to go seriously awry.||Lost|
|11||Money for Music||The classwork to earn money to get new musical instruments. Grizzle and Tess try all sorts of money-making schemes, while Boink and Bully go around looking for donations.||Lost|
|12||One Single Seed*||The school is invaded by an alien... a talent agent who's looking for the next big star. The agent himself possesses creativity, but can the others help him realize his potential?||Lost|
|13||Boinks's Rap*||Everybody gets ready for the school talent show, and all sorts of incredible antics and performances are in store. But Boink gets a serious case of stage fright, so it's up to the others to coax the show's best act out of him.||Lost|
Videos[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
- The All New Captain Kangaroo (partially found Fox Kids reboot of CBS children's series; 1997-1998)
- Cybersix (partially lost Fox Kids version of animated series based on comic; 2000)
- Detective Conan (lost unaired Fox Kids English dub pilot; existence unconfirmed; 2000)
- The Fox Cubhouse (partially found Fox Kids preschool anthology series; 1994-1996)
- Fox Kids "Bartcasting" (found "The Simpsons" promotional event on children's program block; 1996)
- Fox Kids (partially lost animated "Frankenfox" bumpers from children's channel block; 1991-1992)
- Little Shop (partially lost Fox Kids animated series based on horror comedy film; 1991)
- The Mr. Potato Head Show (found Fox Kids puppet series; 1998-1999)
- The Slayers (lost Fox Kids version of anime series; 2001)
- Toonsylvania (partially found Fox Kids animated series; 1998-1999)
- The Vision of Escaflowne (partially lost Fox Kids dub of anime; 2000-2001)
- Youngblood (partially found production material for cancelled Fox Kids animated series based on comic; 1995)
References[edit | edit source]
- Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 939–940. ISBN 978-1476665993.
- Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 724. ISBN 978-1538103739.