Youri, the Spaceman (found Cartoon Network France CGI animated short series; 2002)

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The series' titular character.

Status: Found

Date found: 01 Jan 2023

Found by: FloorLickingCrud

Youri, the Spaceman is a 2002 3D animated series created by Sparkling*, the now-defunct subsidiary company of France-based Sparx* Animation Studios.[1] Produced for Cartoon Network, La Machine, Method Films and FTD, the series consists of 26 three-minute episodes chronicling the life of the titular character Youri, an astronaut that has become stranded on the moon.[2]

While only a limited amount of information on the series' history can be found today, it is known to have received both a French and English dub and has aired in a variety of countries such as France, America and Australia.[3] Notably, figurines for the series seem to have been in production at some point, with at least one of them (a model of Youri's spaceship) showing up on eBay in the past.[4]

In 2002, Cartoon Network France had a block named "Youri Networkski" with Youri the Spaceman shorts and episodes of random Cartoon Network shows (such as The Powerpuff Girls and I am Weasel) in English with French subtitles rather than dubbed into French.

Youri, the Spaceman was, by most, considered fairly elusive for some time, with only a handful of episodes having been made available online, until December of 2014, when MySpleen user "ChupaX" uploaded a torrent containing HDTV recordings of 18 of the 26 episodes in their English dub (having previously recorded them from Animania HD several years earlier), rendering the bulk of the series readily accessible. 20 episodes are accounted for; with the remaining lost 6 episodes have been identified via an episode listing found at[5] The missing episodes were as follows:

  • Episode 2 - Youri wonders how on earth his snug little spot ended up in a Swedish hiking guide.
  • Episode 10 - As soon as the mating season comes round, Youri cannot fathom what his spaceship has going for it that he doesn't.
  • Episode 15 - Youri tells himself he hasn't quite yet grasped the sexuality of jellyfish.
  • Episode 18 - Night after night, Youri stands in wait, hoping he'll catch the intruder "ransacking" his lounge.
  • Episode 20 - Youri realizes it's all very well to be up in the seventh heaven, as long as you know how to get back down again.
  • Episode 26 - Youri feels he's probably more suited to psychological dramas than westerns.


More episodes from the series had been uploaded in the following years, with episodes 18 and 26 uploaded on Dailymotion, by user Philippe Langlois, albeit in French, and episode 20 uploaded on YouTube.

It wasn't until January 1st, 2023, that the six missing episodes were uploaded to YouTube by FloorLickingCrud. They stated on their Reddit post on r/LostMedia back in May 2022 that they had recorded the episodes in VHS back in 2003-2004, and had rediscovered the tapes of the recorded episodes,[6] and subsequently uploaded it on New Year's Day 2023.[7]. Take note that some of the episodes might appear in low quality and with television flickers since this came from a recorded airing of the episodes.




A streaming mirror of the aforementioned 18 HD episodes.

An additional episode, sourced from an Australian VHS recording (seen at the 18:32 mark). (Archived).

Episode 7 of the series.

See Also

Anthology and Short Series


Bumpers and Interstitials



Other Cartoon Network Series

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