Astroblast! facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAstroblast!
|Created by||Bob Kolar|
|Directed by||Dan Flynn|
|Composer(s)||Terry Tompkins and Steve D'Angelo for Eggplant LF|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (aired) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Deborah Forte|
|Running time||15 minutes|
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Original release||July 12, 2014– February 14, 2015|
Astroblast! is an American children's book series and animated series created by Bob Kolar.
The animated series is co-produced by Scholastic Media, Soup2Nuts and debuted on Sprout on July 12, 2014. It began airing on NBC Kids, the Saturday morning programming block on NBC, on October 4, 2014. It is based on the book series Astroblast! by author and illustrator Bob Kolar.
It was the last show produced by Soup2Nuts before their closure on March 19, 2015.
Comet, Sputnik, Halley, Radar, and Jet are five fun-loving animals who live with their alien octopus friend Sal in the Astroblast Space Station, which also houses a large library and a smoothie cafe called the Frosty Star.
- Comet is a dog who wears blue. He is a close friend to Halley.
- Sputnik is a pig who wears purple. She is Jet's best friend. She loves to read and is depicted as being very knowledgeable.
- Halley is a rabbit who wears pink and yellow. She is Comet's closest friend. She is depicted as being daring, fun-loving, and a thrill-seeker.
- Radar is a monkey who wears lime green. He is depicted as being athletic, but he can sometimes be a little bit grumpy and be a bit of a sore loser.
- Jet is an alligator who wears orange. He is Sputnik's best friend. He does not speak but communicates through expressive gestures that everyone understands.
- Sal is a purple, three-eyed space octopus. He often shares his "gam-gam" (grandmother)'s advice whenever there's a sticky situation. He often finds the soft side, of many situations.
- Vinnie Penna - Comet, Morg, Bloodoo, Flash, additional voices
- Gigi Abraham - Halley, Zelda, Sal's GamGam, Glippi, Bippity-Bops, additional voices
- Veronica Taylor - Sputnik, Carly Cosmos, Bippity-Bops, additional voices
- Joe Gaudet - Radar, Bob, Cosmo Carson, additional voices
- John Taylor - Sal, Doobloo, additional voices
Individual air dates for stories as a 15-minute program:
|101||Spic 'n Span||Jack Ferraiolo||21 July 2014|
|102||Smoothie Operator||Susan Kim||14 July 2014|
|103||Take Off!||Susan Kim||15 July 2014|
|104||Oh, Brother…||Jack Ferraiolo||12 July 2014|
|105||Bend it Like Radar||Jill Cozza-Turner||16 July 2014|
|106||Lost and Found||Ed Valentine||17 July 2014|
|107||I'll Save You!||Frederick Stroppel||18 July 2014|
|108||Growin' Crazy||Jack Ferraiolo & Susan Kim & Allan Neuwirth||14 July 2014|
|109||Twice the Talent||Jonathan Greenberg||15 July 2014|
|110||Building the Perfect Present||Jen Klein||12 July 2014|
|111||Glippi's Visit||Ed Valentine||15 July 2014|
|112||Don't Touch!||Adam Rudman||17 July 2014|
|113||Are You My Piffin?||Melinda LaRose||18 July 2014|
|114||Halley's Wannabe||Jill Cozza-Turner||19 July 2014|
|115||Sputnik the Spoiler||Susan Kim||20 July 2014|
|116||Don’t Fear the Surfboard||Frederick Stroppel||date needed|
|117||Billy Starrider||Kacey Arnold||21 July 2014|
|118||Sore Loser||Denise Brossman||22 July 2014|
|119||Halley Goes Solo||Elizabeth Keyishian||23 July 2014|
|120||Z-Max Mania||Rogelio Martinez||12 July 2014|
|121||What a Mess!||Jen Klein||13 July 2014|
|122||Beck and Call||Pamela Hickey & Dennys McCoy||13 July 2014|
|123||Sputnik Takes Charge||Jonathan Greenberg||22 July 2014|
|124||The Clean Machine||Susan Kim||23 July 2014|
|125||Comet's Gift||Ed Valentine||24 July 2014|
|126||A Star Is Born||Jill Cozza-Turner||date needed|
|201||A Bird in the Hand||Susan Kim|
|202||How Do You Get to Carnegie Nebula?||Melinda LaRose|
|203||Who Let the Stuffie Out?||Jonathan Greenberg|
|204||Lights Out||Kacey Arnold|
|205||Shape Up!||Jack Ferraiolo|
|206||Surfin' Space Safari||Susan Kim||date needed|
|207||I Love a Parade…Sometimes||Rogelio Martinez||8 November 2015 or 9 May 2015 or earlier|
|208||Radar Sleeps Over||Denise Brossman||as above|
|209||Stop Booging Me!||Jill Cozza-Turner||15 November 2015 or 16 May 2015 or earlier|
|210||Just Peachy||Liz Keyishian||9 February 2015 or 16 May 2015 or 15 November 2015|
|211||Hole in One||Jack Ferraiolo & Susan Kim||10 February 2015|
|212||Treasure Hunt||Jonathan Greenberg||11 February 2015|
|213||Something Borrowed, Someone Blue||Susan Kim||19 January 2015|
|214||Be Mine||Ed Valentine||14 February 2015|
|215||GamGam Knows Best aka Gam Gam Knows Best||Kacey Arnold||19 January 2015 or 9 September 2015|
|216||Three's a Crowd||Denise Brossman||21 January 2015|
|217||Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Alligator? aka Big Bad Alligator||Jill Cozza-Turner||23 January 2015 or 6 June 2015 or 1 October 2015|
|218||Sing Along to the Bouncing Monkey||Susan Kim||12 February 2015 or 6 June 2015|
|219||I Feel Fine!||Jonathan Greenberg||26 January 2015|
|220||Shoes Blues||Ed Valentine||13 February 2015|
|221||Radar for a Day||Susan Kim||28 January 2015 or 3 November 2015|
|222||A Gift From Halley||Liz Keyishian||30 January 2015 or 3 November 2015|
|223||Best Guests||Susan Kim||2 February 2015 or 3 November 2015|
|224||Puzzle Hunt||Ed Valentine||4 February 2015|
|225||Bop 'til You Drop aka Bop Til You Drop||Jonathan Greenberg||6 February 2015 or 27 June 2015|
|226||Kapowsers!||Susan Kim||7 February 2015 or 27 June 2015|
Coupled air dates as a 30-minute program:
- 15 July 2014: Take Off! + Glippis Visit re-aired 13 January 2016
- 8 October 2014: Are You My Piffin? + Halley's Wannabe
- 25 October 2014: Smoothie Operator + Bend It Like Radar
- 8 November 2014: I'll Save You + Don't Touch
- 29 November 2014: "Sore Loser" + "Halley Goes Solo" re-aired 30 August 2015
- 6 December 2014: Building the Perfect Present + ? re-aired 6 September 2015
- 13 December 2014: "Beck and Call" + "Sputnik Takes Charge" re-aired 13 September 2015
- 3 January 2015: Growing Crazy + Building the Perfect Present re-aired 3 January 2016
- 25 April 2015: "Lights Out" + "Shoes Blue" re-aired 25 October 2015
- 2 May 2015: "Shape Up" + "Puzzle Hunt" re-aired 1 November 2015
- 9 May 2015: I Love a Parade! Sometimes ... + Radar Sleeps Over re-aired 8 November 2015
- 16 May 2015: Stop Booging Me + Just Peachy re-aired 15 November 2015
- 23 May 2015: Hole in One + Treasure Hunt re-aired 22 November 2015
- 30 May 2015: Be Mine + Threes a Crowd re-aired 29 November 2015 A mailbox mix-up leaves Comet questioning his friendship with Halley.
- 6 June 2015: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Alligator + Sing Along to the Bouncing Monkey re-aired 6 December 2015 New customers are scared of Jet but they learn to trust him after he saves one from a fall.
- 13 June 2015: I Feel Fine + Radar for a Day re-aired 13 December 2015 Sputnik is so excited for a Carly Cosmos contest, she tries to hide the fact she is sick.
- 27 June 2015: Bop til You Drop + Kapowser re-aired 27 December 2015
- 24 July 2015: A Gift From Halley + Best Guests re-aired 20 December 2015
- 19 September 2015: "Comet's Gift" + "A Star Is Born" re-aired 20 September 2015 - Comet doesn't want to give a gift at the secret gift exchange.
- 26 September 2015: "Don't Fear the Surfboard" + "Clean Machine" re-aired 27 September 2015 - Halley's late with a large order of smoothies leaving her questioning her job performance.
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