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Deer Squad
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Traditional 無敵鹿戰隊
Simplified 无敌鹿战队
Mandarin Wúdí Lù Zhànduì
Literally Invincible Deer Team
Genre Preschool
Directed by
  • Zhigang Wang
  • Dexiang Lu
Theme music composer Score Draw Music
Composer(s) Score Draw Music
Country of origin China
Original language(s) Chinese
No. of episodes 40
Production
Producer(s)
  • Yiming Qie
  • Fang Xue
  • Dan Xiang
  • Eva Lam
Production company(s)
  • Beijing iQIYI Science and Technology Co Ltd.
  • Nickelodeon
  • GZ Art-land Holding Company Limited
Distributor
  • iQIYI (China)
  • ViacomCBS Networks International (Worldwide)
Release
Original network
Original release July 15, 2020 (2020-07-15) – present

Deer Squad (Chinese: 无敌鹿战队; pinyin: Wúdí Lù Zhànduì) is a Chinese computer-animated children's television series produced by iQIYI in Beijing. The show started out as a series of shorts on China Central Television. The first episode of the full series premiered on iQIYI's video platform on 15 July 2020. The series is about four deer characters (Kai, Lola, Rammy, and Bobbi). The show made its premiere in the US on January 25, 2021.

The show was first announced on 1 August 2017, under the title Deer Run. Nickelodeon & ViacomCBS Networks International has overseas broadcasting rights to the show. A second season is currently in production.

According to Xiaoxuan Yang, vice president of iQIYI, Deer Squad ranked in the top five children's shows launched on the iQIYI service in 2020.

Characters

Deer-Squad-comparison
The character designs from the earlier short series (left two images) vs. the full show (right).

Main

  • Kai (voiced by Brody Allen in English) is the yellow deer who is the leader of the Deer Squad and the group's tech wizard. He has water powers and a hovercraft.
  • Lola (voiced by Juliet Rusche in English) is the pink deer who has wood powers and a car that can fly.
  • Rammy (voiced by Holden Thomas in English) is the big red deer who has sun powers and a race car that could convert into a robot horse which can leap high.
  • Bobbi (voiced by Connor Elias Andrade in English) is the small green deer who has earth powers. He also has the ability to understand babbling animals and likes making desserts.

Recurring

  • Sir Steel (voiced by Doug Erholtz in English) is a conceited wealthy entrepreneur who comes up with various plans either for profit or to simply provide himself with convenience even if it means causing problems in the city or wilderness which he does not seem to mind or realize. Though not entirely bald (he has a small hook of hair at the very top), Sir Steel wears a wig which is seen coming off sometimes. He is also the main antagonist of the series.
  • Professor Scratch (voiced by Julie Maddalena Kliewer in English) is Sir Steel's personal scientist.
  • Muffin is Sir Steel's pet poodle. Sir Steel is quite protective of her.
  • Ian (voiced by Mr. Lawrence in English) is a white duck who is a friend of the Deer Squad. He likes keeping the park in order, and would sometimes dispatch the Deer Squad with his tuba when he notices trouble. He also has ducklings to care for.
  • Tina (voiced by Samantha Hahn in English) is a green turtle who is also a friend of the Deer Squad. She has three children.
  • Fifi and Sasha (Both voiced by Andie Mechanic in English) are two swans.
  • Ricardo (voiced by Jaiden Cannatelli in English) is a helium-voiced squirrel who likes to play pranks. He has an affinity for his tail which he named Ramona.

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Storyboard by Original air date US viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Goodnight Central Forest/Steelzilla" TBA TBA TBA January 25, 2021 (2021-01-25) 0.30
Sir Steel sends giant sunglasses to block the sun from shining in the city so he can stay in bed for as long as he want.
Fed up of being overlooked because of the heroes' popularity, Sir Steel goes into the streets to parade a large balloon of himself.
2 2 "Save the Bees/Duck Dilemma" TBA TBA TBA January 26, 2021 (2021-01-26) 0.21
The Deer Squad rescues a swarm of bees who are being kept in Sir Steel's building to make nectar.
Kai builds a robot duck to lead a group of ducklings. But when Lola accidentally showers water on it, the robot duck goes wonky and starts corrupting various devices in the city.
3 3 "Catfish Capers/Bubble Debacle" TBA TBA TBA January 27, 2021 (2021-01-27) 0.23
Sir Steel aims to take the huge catfish from the lake in the forest to put in his aquarium. The Dear Squad would not allow the fish to be taken because it is believed that its absence would greatly affect the forest.
To clean his dog and even the forest, Sir Steel puts out a bubble machine which scares and later carries away the creatures.
4 4 "Kai Express/Ducknado" TBA TBA TBA January 28, 2021 (2021-01-28) 0.26
Kai links his vehicle with those of the other Deer Squad members to carry his animal friends across the woods.
Sir Steel tries to showcase a high-tech hairdryer, but his operating mistake creates a cyclone that causes mayhem in the city and forest.
5 5 "Donut Panic/I Scream" TBA TBA TBA January 29, 2021 (2021-01-29) 0.39
Because the woods tourists are more interested in donuts, Sir Steel uses a ray gun to conjure giant rolling donuts which, however, scare them away.
Kai builds an ice cream dispenser to compensate for eating Lola's ice cream earlier, and goes on to serve the woods tourists.
6 6 "Deep Blue Boo Boo/Stuck Together" TBA TBA TBA February 1, 2021 (2021-02-01) 0.24
Sir Steel disposes gel plastic by dumping it in the lake. The plastic sticks onto various things, including the giant fish.
Sir Steel gets his hand covered in Bobbi's toffee, and gets stuck to Lola. Muffin gets into his robot, and causes trouble in the city.
7 7 "Meteor Mayhem/Dance of Destruction" TBA TBA TBA February 2, 2021 (2021-02-02) 0.29
A meteor is heading towards the city. The attention-hungry Sir Steel uses this as an opportunity to be a hero by attempting to stop it.
After finishing second in a dance competition last year, Rammy practices and hopes he would win it this time.
8 8 "Fan Club/Speeding Steel" TBA TBA TBA February 3, 2021 (2021-02-03) 0.21
Kai saves three young turtles from certain trouble, and they become his admirers. The turtles' cheering leads Kai to believe he can do anything alone.
Because of his low stamina for even a short sprint, Sir Steel decides to use high-tech hitops at the city's marathon despite its illegality.
9 9 "Switcheroo/Protect the Egg" TBA TBA TBA February 4, 2021 (2021-02-04) 0.23
Sir Steel, using a special gadget, attempts to take the Dear Squad's powers and apply them to himself, but, by mistake, switches his personality with that of a frog instead.
Profesor Scratch hides various chocolate eggs in the park as part of Sir Steel's personal egg hunt, but this results in the entire place being infested with ants.
10 10 "Steel in Space/That's Magic" TBA TBA TBA February 5, 2021 (2021-02-05) 0.27
Sir Steel pushes a button which turns his building into a rocket that ascends to space.
Professor Scratch poses as a magician, and wins the audience away from Rammy who is performing a ball and dance act. A very jealous Rammy snoops onto the professor's equipment, and accidentally unleashes multiple mischievous rabbits.
11 11 "Double Trouble/Box Not So Clever" TBA TBA TBA February 8, 2021 (2021-02-08) 0.17
Sir Steel disguises his robots as the Deer Squad, and makes them a nuisance in society to prevent the title characters from winning the Citizen of Year award, and boost his chances of winning it.
Sir Steel's packaging device gets out of control, and starts putting anything and anyone in boxes.
12 12 "Sky Art/The Great Race" TBA TBA TBA February 10, 2021 (2021-02-10) 0.30
Lola makes a multi-colored cloud in the sky as a work of art. But Sir Steel wants to get rid of the cloud because he feels it is overshadowing his hat-giving charity.
The Deer Squad decide to race each other in their vehicles through the forest. Sir Steel, in an innovative car, also gets into the race.
13 13 "Doctor Steel Little/Astonished and Amazed" TBA TBA TBA February 12, 2021 (2021-02-12) 0.28
Sir Steel has a special microphone that converts generic animal sounds into human language. This catches the attention of some animals, including a crocodile who would not stop following him.
To come up with an entry at a plant contest, Sir Steels sows a laboratory-made seed in the forest which grows into a large maze, trapping various animails, including the Deer Squad.
14 14 "Attack of the Drones/Slime Time" TBA TBA TBA February 16, 2021 (2021-02-16) 0.22
Sir Steel sends some drones to make deliveries, but they get corrupted after being expose to rain, and start pestering the city's bystanders.
Professor Scratch unveils a machine to make plastic slime for Sir Steel's personal enjoyment. Steel decides to operate the device on his own, but does so incorrectly, that slime starts raining in the city.
15 15 "Captain Steel/Wash Out" TBA TBA TBA February 18, 2021 (2021-02-18) 0.20
While most of the Deer Squad are sick, Sir Steel tries to be a hero by staging various troubles in the city and park.
Sir Steel siphons all the water from the lake to fill his water park.
16 16 "Gravity Calamity/Ball of Chaos" TBA TBA TBA May 24, 2021 (2021-05-24) N/A
Ricardo steals Sir Steel's anti-gravity gun, and uses it to make objects, people, and animals float in the air.
Professor Scratch comes up with a bouncy ball that does not stop bouncing, but Sir Steel's carelessness causes it to bounce around and be a nuisance in the city.
17 17 "Lola's Air Display/Down the Sewers" TBA TBA TBA May 26, 2021 (2021-05-26) N/A
Lola looks to put up a show at the park in her flying car, but Sir Steel, who is in a high-tech jet, aims to steal the limelight.
When Sir Steel's dog's ball goes missing in the sewers, Bobbi must face his fear of the dark.
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