Animal Mechanicals facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAnimal Mechanicals
|Created by||Jeff Rosen|
|Written by||Jeff Rosen
|Directed by||Gilly Fogg|
|Creative director(s)||Kevin Abreu
|Voices of||Jim Fowler
|Theme music composer||Blain Morris|
|Opening theme||"We Animal Mechanical Can!"|
|Ending theme||"We Animal Mechanical Can!" (Instrumental)|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||74 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Jeff Rosen
|Production location(s)||Toronto Islands, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ville de Montréal, Québec
Halifax, Nova Scotia
London, England, United Kingdom (for later seasons)
|Editor(s)||Stewart Dowds (Supervising Editor)
Carrie MacKenzie (Leica Editor)
|Running time||11 minutes 30 seconds|
|Production company(s)||Halifax Film|
|Original network||CBC Television|
|Original release||September 6, 2007– November 29, 2011|
Animal Mechanicals (French: Les Super Mécanimaux) is a Canadian animated television preschool series that was created by Jeff Rosen. Produced by Halifax Film, in association with the CBC and distributed by Decode Entertainment, the series premiered in Canada on CBC Television as part of the Kids' CBC in 2007. In the United States, it premiered on The Hub on October 11, 2010.
The French-Canadian/Quebec|Québécois version of Animal Mechanicals is indeed to be called; or retitled as; Les Super Mécanimaux; in fact in which also airs on the French-language free-to-air elevision network Ici Radio-Canada Télé; in which the French-Canadian voice actors Nicolas Charbonneaux-Collombet as Rex, Éveline Gélinas as Unicorn/Licorne, François Caffiaux as Komodo, Catherine Brunet as Mouse/Petite Souris, and Denis Roy as Sasquatch.
In 2019, the series was revived through the release of new nonverbal webshorts produced by WildBrain Spark Studios, a subsidiary of WildBrain that produces original content for the WildBrain Spark network.
- Mouse - Abigail Gordon
- Unicorn - Leah Ostry
- Rex - Jim Fowler
- Sasquatch - Ian MacDougall
- Komodo - Shannon Lynch
- Island Owl - Lenore Zann
Rex is a green Mechana-tyrannosaurus. His enhanced ability is strength. Often, when utilizing this ability, Unicorn refers to him as being "strong like a titanium Tyrannosaurus" which, with his name and bipedal shape, would indicate that he is a robotic Tyrannosaurus rex. He is the leader of the Animal Mechanicals when they are on their journey to their mission. When he transforms, he becomes a cross between a forklift, a tractor, and a digger. He also has an obsession with food. He is voiced by Jim Fowler; and/or Nicolas Charbonneaux-Collombet in French Canadian.
Unicorn is a pink Mechana-unicorn. Her ability is Mechana Fly, which is when she appears two wings on her back and her hooves turn into rocket boosters. Her horn can also do magic and light up. She's the only Animal Mechanical who does not walk on two legs. She's voiced by Leah Ostry.
Komodo is a red Mechana-Komodo dragon who walks on two legs and has big, squared-off blue glasses. His enhancement is the ability to change his tail into a selection of tools, such as a hammer or a screwdriver. Often, when utilizing this ability, Unicorn refers to him as being "handy dandy tool time." This does, however, involve him working backwards to the line of the problem, forcing him to bend almost in half in order to see what he is doing. He is shown to be very smart, often figuring out the small details of the problem in hand. He tends to act like a martial arts expert. In a few episodes, he reveals that he has a sensitive stomach and legs. He often has to warn Sasquatch about "traps", and is the only Animal Mechanical to have more than one stock footage sequence. As a running gag for whenever he uses his powers, something random would be picked by mistake, including a rubber duck, a submarine sandwich, and a teddy bear among others. He is voiced by Shannon Lynch; and/or François Caffiaux in French Canadian.
Sasquatch is a blue Mechana-Bigfoot who has the enhanced ability to stretch. Each of his limbs extend to an incredible length. When stretched his individual limbs are long, however his joints do not alter and bend as usual. In the episode, "Baboon Balloon Island", it was stated that he is allergic to air pears and in "Balloon Baboon Island" and "Mechana Ski Ball Island", he has anxiety and a fear of heights. He has referred to himself several times as "the Mighty Sasquatch". Whenever Mouse is scared, he always comes to hold her hand (as seen in Jigsaw Shark Puzzle and Chugboat Island), but whenever he's scared or impatient (as seen in Dino Mountain Island and Snail Pace Island), Mouse always comes to hold his hand. Sasquatch often disrespects Komodo's warnings. He is voiced by Ian MacDougall; and/or Denis Roy in French Canadian.
Mouse is a yellow Mechana-mouse who is the youngest in the group and runs about on two wheels instead of her back feet. Her ability is Mechana-Fast, which is increased by lying flat, with her front paws on the ground, which also have wheels on them, and flattening her ears to the side of her head and extending exhaust pipes which help to propel her forwards. Her ears act like satellite dishes to catch sounds. For some reasons, she laughs and giggles before Sasquatch transforms and can fit to tight places her friends cannot. Whenever Sasquatch is afraid or impatient, she always come to hold his hand. But when she is scared, Sasquatch is always there to hold her hand. She also has the ability to understand creatures. She is voiced by Abigail Gordon; and/or Catherine Brunet in French Canadian.
Island Owl is the team's commander that only appears at the beginning of each episode, giving the team's their mission. Her head resembles a television set, which began each briefly showing her face, then changes to show a representation of the island to which the Animal Mechanicals are to be sent. She does accompany the Animal Mechanicals, after they have left to go on their mission as she is not heard from or seen again; however she is mentioned by Komodo whenever someone breaks a rule. She is voiced by Lenore Zann.
Animal Mechanicals is broadcast in Canada on CBC Television in the Kids' CBC programming block, weekdays at 7:30 a.m. It was also broadcast in Southeast Asia on the Disney Junior channel. and it broadcast in the United Kingdom on Disney Junior. In Latin America, It was broadcast in Discovery Kids on January 19, 2009, the digital cable channel owned by Discovery Networks, in a Spanish or Portuguese (in Brazil) dubbed version and are called Mecanimales (Spanish) or Mecanimais (Portuguese). It is dubbed in Irish on Cúla 4 ná nóg, the children's portion of TG4. The series premiered in the United States on October 11, 2010 on The Hub.
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