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'''''The Adventures of Hyperman''''' was an American animated TV miniseries which aired on CBS between 1995 and 1996, created by Kevin O'Donnell and Ken Corr.<ref>https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-odonnell-670863b</ref> It premiered on September 16, 1995,<ref>http://articles.latimes.com/1995-09-03/news/tv-41643_1_jim-carrey</ref> and ran for one season consisting of thirteen episodes airing on Saturdays at 8 AM Eastern. Each of these thirteen episodes in turn consisted of two segments, save for "Oceans a Leavin'," which ran for the entire episode's runtime.
 
'''''The Adventures of Hyperman''''' was an American animated TV miniseries which aired on CBS between 1995 and 1996, created by Kevin O'Donnell and Ken Corr.<ref>https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevin-odonnell-670863b</ref> It premiered on September 16, 1995,<ref>http://articles.latimes.com/1995-09-03/news/tv-41643_1_jim-carrey</ref> and ran for one season consisting of thirteen episodes airing on Saturdays at 8 AM Eastern. Each of these thirteen episodes in turn consisted of two segments, save for "Oceans a Leavin'," which ran for the entire episode's runtime.
  
The series was based on a 1995 IBM computer CD-ROM game of the same name. It centered around an alien superhero named Hyperman (voiced by Steve MacKall) and his dog Studd Puppy (voiced by Max Casella) who were sent to planet Earth to protect it. Teaming up with genius earthling Dr. Emma C. Squared (voiced by Tamera Mowry), who helps them learn about the planet, they battle villains that want to take over the planet, most notably the evil Entrobe (voiced by Frank Welker) and his minion Kidd Chaos (voiced by Maurice LaMarche). Each segment of the show also featured a brief "educational moment," where the story would momentarily stop and Dr. Squared would present the audience with some scientific facts relevant to the plot.
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The series was based on a 1995 IBM computer CD-ROM game of the same name. It centred around an alien superhero named Hyperman (voiced by Steve MacKall) and his dog Studd Puppy (voiced by Max Casella) who were sent to planet Earth to protect it. Teaming up with genius earthling Dr. Emma C. Squared (voiced by Tamera Mowry), who helps them learn about the planet, they battle villains that want to take over the planet, most notably the evil Entrobe (voiced by Frank Welker) and his minion Kidd Chaos (voiced by Maurice LaMarche). Each segment of the show also featured a brief "educational moment," where the story would momentarily stop, and Dr. Squared would present the audience with some scientific facts relevant to the plot.
  
 
==Availability==
 
==Availability==
 
Currently, the original English dubs of all 25 segments of all thirteen episodes are considered lost. While the CD-ROM on which the show is based is fairly easy to find online, none of the episodes have ever seen a home media release of any kind, and so far, no full episodes have been found posted anywhere online. The only known surviving remnants of the show are a set of three still images of unknown episodes of the show hosted at blastfromthepasttv.com<ref>http://www.blastfromthepasttv.com/hypermanindex.htm</ref>, three CBS promos featuring brief segments of the English dub, and two episode clips posted to YouTube by user animegxyz, of portions of the Spanish dubs of two of the episodes ("Evil Brian" and "The Good, the Bad, and the Emmas").
 
Currently, the original English dubs of all 25 segments of all thirteen episodes are considered lost. While the CD-ROM on which the show is based is fairly easy to find online, none of the episodes have ever seen a home media release of any kind, and so far, no full episodes have been found posted anywhere online. The only known surviving remnants of the show are a set of three still images of unknown episodes of the show hosted at blastfromthepasttv.com<ref>http://www.blastfromthepasttv.com/hypermanindex.htm</ref>, three CBS promos featuring brief segments of the English dub, and two episode clips posted to YouTube by user animegxyz, of portions of the Spanish dubs of two of the episodes ("Evil Brian" and "The Good, the Bad, and the Emmas").
  
The series and game are also believed to have had an accompanying website called Hyperman Online ("The theme park of the mind").<ref>http://www.tv.com/shows/the-adventures-of-hyperman/</ref> This site was referred to in advertisements as "...the greatest place in space for children to have fun, meet friends and challenge their thinking."<ref name="license">https://www.thefreelibrary.com/HYPERMAN+license+to+American+Cinema+Industries.-a017400299</ref> It's URL was hyperman.com, [https://web.archive.org/web/19961221132036/http://www.hyperman.com:80/ but the earliest capture of this website was from December 21, 1996, nearly eleven months after the show left the airwaves].
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The series and game are also believed to have had an accompanying website called Hyperman Online ("The theme park of the mind").<ref>http://www.tv.com/shows/the-adventures-of-hyperman/</ref> This site was referred to in advertisements as "...the greatest place in space for children to have fun, meet friends and challenge their thinking."<ref name="license">https://www.thefreelibrary.com/HYPERMAN+license+to+American+Cinema+Industries.-a017400299</ref> Its URL was hyperman.com, [https://web.archive.org/web/19961221132036/http://www.hyperman.com:80/ but the earliest capture of this website was from December 21, 1996, nearly eleven months after the show left the airwaves].
  
 
There were also plans to further expand the world of Hyperman, all of which ultimately fell through. There was talk of a Hyperman home video release (possibly a direct-to-video movie) that was to be put out by Columbia Tristar Home Video in 1996, as well as at least two more Hyperman-themed games set for release in Spring and Christmas of 1996. They even sold a license to the Hyperman brand to American Cinema Industries, a subsidiary of American CinemaStores Inc.<ref name="license" />
 
There were also plans to further expand the world of Hyperman, all of which ultimately fell through. There was talk of a Hyperman home video release (possibly a direct-to-video movie) that was to be put out by Columbia Tristar Home Video in 1996, as well as at least two more Hyperman-themed games set for release in Spring and Christmas of 1996. They even sold a license to the Hyperman brand to American Cinema Industries, a subsidiary of American CinemaStores Inc.<ref name="license" />
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|Foul Weather Friend
 
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|Have a Hyper Christmas!
 
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|The Good, the Bad and the Emmas
 
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|[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2wNpGxIfgU<span style="color:orange;">'''Partially Found (Spanish)'''</span>]
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|Studd Puppy Come Home
 
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|Hypermeddling Made Easy
 
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|Some Like It Hotter
 
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|You Dirty Rats
 
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|Immaculate Man
 
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|Book 'Em Studdo
 
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|Wanted: Dead or Alive... Oh What the Heck, Dead's Fine
 
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|Hyperness Is Only Skin Deep
 
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|Oceans a Leavin'
 
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|Two's a Crowd
 
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Revision as of 14:26, 27 May 2019

Hyperman logo.jpg

The show's logo.

Status: Partially Found

The Adventures of Hyperman was an American animated TV miniseries which aired on CBS between 1995 and 1996, created by Kevin O'Donnell and Ken Corr.[1] It premiered on September 16, 1995,[2] and ran for one season consisting of thirteen episodes airing on Saturdays at 8 AM Eastern. Each of these thirteen episodes in turn consisted of two segments, save for "Oceans a Leavin'," which ran for the entire episode's runtime.

The series was based on a 1995 IBM computer CD-ROM game of the same name. It centred around an alien superhero named Hyperman (voiced by Steve MacKall) and his dog Studd Puppy (voiced by Max Casella) who were sent to planet Earth to protect it. Teaming up with genius earthling Dr. Emma C. Squared (voiced by Tamera Mowry), who helps them learn about the planet, they battle villains that want to take over the planet, most notably the evil Entrobe (voiced by Frank Welker) and his minion Kidd Chaos (voiced by Maurice LaMarche). Each segment of the show also featured a brief "educational moment," where the story would momentarily stop, and Dr. Squared would present the audience with some scientific facts relevant to the plot.

Availability

Currently, the original English dubs of all 25 segments of all thirteen episodes are considered lost. While the CD-ROM on which the show is based is fairly easy to find online, none of the episodes have ever seen a home media release of any kind, and so far, no full episodes have been found posted anywhere online. The only known surviving remnants of the show are a set of three still images of unknown episodes of the show hosted at blastfromthepasttv.com[3], three CBS promos featuring brief segments of the English dub, and two episode clips posted to YouTube by user animegxyz, of portions of the Spanish dubs of two of the episodes ("Evil Brian" and "The Good, the Bad, and the Emmas").

The series and game are also believed to have had an accompanying website called Hyperman Online ("The theme park of the mind").[4] This site was referred to in advertisements as "...the greatest place in space for children to have fun, meet friends and challenge their thinking."[5] Its URL was hyperman.com, but the earliest capture of this website was from December 21, 1996, nearly eleven months after the show left the airwaves.

There were also plans to further expand the world of Hyperman, all of which ultimately fell through. There was talk of a Hyperman home video release (possibly a direct-to-video movie) that was to be put out by Columbia Tristar Home Video in 1996, as well as at least two more Hyperman-themed games set for release in Spring and Christmas of 1996. They even sold a license to the Hyperman brand to American Cinema Industries, a subsidiary of American CinemaStores Inc.[5]

Episode List[6]

1 The Incredible Lightness of Beano Lost
2 Stuck on You Lost
3 Guess Who's Coming to Earth Lost
4 The Evil Brian Partially Found (Spanish)
5 Cosmonaut Lost
6 The Brain Game Lost
7 Robotot Lost
8 Foul Weather Friend Lost
9 Emma is History Lost
10 Appalling 13 Lost
11 Have a Hyper Christmas! Lost
12 The Good, the Bad and the Emmas Partially Found (Spanish)
13 Darwinator Lost
14 Studd Puppy Come Home Lost
15 E. Brian Strangelove Lost
16 Hypermeddling Made Easy Lost
17 Some Like It Hotter Lost
18 You Dirty Rats Lost
19 Immaculate Man Lost
20 Book 'Em Studdo Lost
21 Wanted: Dead or Alive... Oh What the Heck, Dead's Fine Lost
22 Hyperness Is Only Skin Deep Lost
23 Oceans a Leavin' Lost
24 Two's a Crowd Lost
25 The Promotion Lost
CBS promo from 1995-1996 featuring portions of the English version of the show (0:18-0:26).
Another CBS promo from autumn 1995 featuring English portions of the show (0:12).
Another CBS promo from autumn 1995 featuring English portions of the show (4:38, 7:10, 8:51, 10:43).

References