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Kid Paddle
Genre Comedy
Created by Midam
Developed by Michel Gauthier
Written by Claude Prothee
Ilya Nicolas
Jacques Espagne
Stephen Ashton
Ghislaine Poujoul
Christophe Poujoul
Laurent Rullier
Julien Gars
Claude Gars
Thomas Lapierre
Laurent Bounoure
Manon Berthelet
Olivier Jean-Marie
Anne Lecours
Daniel Williams
Lienne Sawatsky
Muguette Berthelet
Stéphane Chapuy
Augusto Zanovello
Philippe Pierre-Adolphé
Franck Salomé
Aline Leblon
Michel Ledent (credited as Midam)
Frederick Maslanka
Philippe Daniau
Nasser Zeboudj
Directed by Olivier Bonnet
Voices of Jennifer Seguin
Daniel Brochu
Eleanor Noble
Pauline Little
Arthur Holden
A.J. Henderson
Jessica Kardos
Opening theme Kid Paddle Theme
Ending theme Kid Paddle Ending
Country of origin Belgium
France
Canada
Original language(s) French
English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 104
Production
Executive producer(s) Olivier Nomen
Running time 12 minutes (ungrouped)
23 minutes (grouped)
Production company(s) Spectra Animaton
Distributor Spectra Animation
Release
Original network M6
Teletoon
RTBF
Picture format 480i 4:3
First shown in Belgium
France
Original release September 1, 2003 (2003-09-01) – February 19, 2006 (2006-02-19)
Chronology
Related shows Toopy and Binoo
Fred's Head

Kid Paddle is a Belgian gag-a-day comic series created by Michel Ledent (Midam) in 1993. It was first published in the Franco-Belgian comics magazine Spirou until branching out into its own volumed comic albums in 1996.

The series was popular enough to have spawned a French-Canadian-Belgian animated TV series produced by defunct animation studio Spectra Animation; that aired on M6 and Canal J in France, RTBF Television in Belgium and on Teletoon in Canada.

Overview

Both the comic strip and the TV show cover all the passions and interests of 8 to 12-year-old boys. The main character, Kid Paddle, is your typical young boy with a passionate love for video games, comic books, Blorks (fictional aliens), and sci-fi television. His two best friends are Big Bang and Horace. Big Bang is more of a kid scientist, who is always creating new gadgets for Kid to try out. He is very intelligent for his age. Horace is more naive compared to the other two, and has a very bizarre appetite. He's always very supportive of Kid and looks up to him. As is typical for young children, Kid often fights with his sister, Carol, who finds her brother to be a degenerate air-head.

Regular features cover video games, movies and DVDs, technology, and comic books. By the second season some of the story lines revolved around crushes and the differences between boys and girls. Two seasons of 26 half-hour episodes (each consisting of two 11-minute episodes) have been produced thus far. It's not clear as of 2006 if a third season will be produced. The show has a huge following in its Belgian homeland, as well as in France.

Cast

  • Jennifer Seguin as Kid
  • Daniel Brochu as Big Bang
  • Eleanor Noble as Horace
  • Arthur Holden as Mr. Paddle
  • Pauline Little as Carole
  • Jessica Kardos as Max
  • A.J. Henderson as Grandpa Paddle

Episodes

Originally, four cartoons were developed for television. Then, an additional 48 episodes were ordered.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 July 1, 2003 (2003-07-01) October 21, 2003 (2003-10-21)
2 26 2003 (2003) January 15, 2006 (2006-01-15)

Season 1 (2003)

  • The first season consists of 52 11-minute episodes or 26 22-minute episodes. The production codes are listed on the show's YouTube channel in French.
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date French airdate Prod.
code
French viewers
(millions)
1 "Arachnoid Menace / Lights, Camera, Cut..." Olivier Bonnet Laurent Rullier September 1, 2003 (2003-09-01)
September 2, 2003 (2003-09-02)
TBA 101
102
N/A
Horace accidentally eats a spider under a park bench after Kid and Big Bang talked to him about how to eat bugs. / Kid wants to win a contest, so he counts on Big Bang and Horace to help him.
2 "Summer Camp Fugitives / Game Not Over" Olivier Bonnet Laurent Rullier / Franck Salomé, Ilya Nicolas and Michel Ledent September 3, 2003 (2003-09-03)
September 4, 2003 (2003-09-04)
TBA 104
108
N/A
Kid and his friends are sent to a not-so-fun summer camp, powered by not-so-friendly G.I. Jane! Kid is the only one who can save his pals - by challenging Jane to a thumb wrestling battle. / The school bully wants Big Bang and Kid to fix his broken portable video game system. Kid tries it out at City Games, making the games malfunction in the area. The game hater Mr. Mirador notices this, then takes away the game! Will Kid and Big Bang retrieve it?
3 "The Escapees of Colony / Megalloween" Olivier Bonnet Laurent Rullier / Philippe Pierre-Adolphé and Stéphane Chapuy September 5, 2003 (2003-09-05)
September 6, 2003 (2003-09-06)
TBA 103
112
N/A
4 "Vote Paddle! / The Werewolf" Olivier Bonnet Michel Ledent, Ilya Nicolas and Frederick Maslanka / Aline Leblon September 7, 2003 (2003-09-07)
September 8, 2003 (2003-09-08)
TBA 107
118
N/A
5 "It Turns / Tooth for Tooth" Olivier Bonnet Frederick Maslanka / Michel Ledent, Ilya Nicolas, Philippe Daniau and Nasser Zeboudj September 9, 2003 (2003-09-09)
September 10, 2003 (2003-09-10)
TBA 116
121
N/A
6 "Blork and Gore / The Jellyfish Beach" Olivier Bonnet Claude Prothee and Frederick Maslanka / Stéphane Chapuy and Philippe Pierre-Adolphé September 11, 2003 (2003-09-11)
September 12, 2003 (2003-09-12)
TBA 111
124
N/A
7 "Maximum Record / Alien TV" Olivier Bonnet Michel Ledent, Ilya Nicolas and Franck Salomé / Stéphane Chapuy and Philippe Pierre-Adolphé September 13, 2003 (2003-09-13)
September 14, 2003 (2003-09-14)
TBA 120
114
N/A
8 "Blork Surprise / The Ghost Train" Olivier Bonnet Laurent Rullier and Aline Leblon / Michel Ledent, Ilya Nicolas and Jacques Espagne September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15)
September 16, 2003 (2003-09-16)
TBA 106
126
N/A
9 "Retirement to the Future / The Invasion of the Robots" Olivier Bonnet Stéphane Chapuy and Philippe Pierre-Adolphé / Michel Ledent, Ilya Nicolas and Aline Leblon September 17, 2003 (2003-09-17)
September 18, 2003 (2003-09-18)
TBA 119
115
N/A
10 "Mission: Almost Impossible / Teacher's Thunder Operation" Olivier Bonnet Laurent Rullier and Laurent Bounoure / Franck Salomé September 19, 2003 (2003-09-19)
September 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)
TBA 105
129
N/A
11 "Brainstorming / The Duel to Blork Barbarian" Olivier Bonnet Aline Leblon / Laurent Rullier September 21, 2003 (2003-09-21)
September 22, 2003 (2003-09-22)
TBA 128
110
N/A
12 "Hubbub / The Championship" Olivier Bonnet Philippe Daniau and Nasser Zeboudj / Franck Salome September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23)
September 24, 2003 (2003-09-24)
TBA 117
113
N/A
13 "The Karate Kid / Virus.com" Olivier Bonnet Aline Leblon / Philippe Daniau and Nasser Zeboudj September 25, 2003 (2003-09-25)
September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26)
TBA 133
123
N/A
14 "Ping Pong / The False Token" Olivier Bonnet Jacques Espagne / Franck Salomé September 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)
September 28, 2003 (2003-09-28)
TBA 127
135
N/A
15 "The Strange Christmas of Mr. Paddle / Max's Secret" Olivier Bonnet Aline Leblon / Lienne Sawatsky and Daniel Williams September 29, 2003 (2003-09-29)
September 30, 2003 (2003-09-30)
TBA 134
136
N/A
16 "The Mummy's Awakening / The Jurassic Noeunoeuf" Olivier Bonnet Julien Gars and Claude Gars / Frederick Maslanka October 1, 2003 (2003-10-01)
October 2, 2003 (2003-10-02)
TBA 122
132
N/A
17 "The False Teeth of the Sea / Livin' in the Life of Blue" Olivier Bonnet Thomas LaPierre October 3, 2003 (2003-10-03)
October 4, 2003 (2003-10-04)
TBA 148
130
N/A
18 "A Disekator Against the Blorks / The Ideal Family" Olivier Bonnet Stephen Ashton / Thomas LaPierre October 5, 2003 (2003-10-05)
October 6, 2003 (2003-10-06)
TBA 138
139
N/A
19 "Canning / Mr. Crypt the Shadowy" Olivier Bonnet Lienne Sawatsky and Daniel Williams / Stéphane Chapuy and Philippe Pierre-Adolphé October 7, 2003 (2003-10-07)
October 8, 2003 (2003-10-08)
TBA 150
109
N/A
20 "The Monstrodindor / Plastic Surgery" Olivier Bonnet Franck Salomé / Lienne Sawatsky and Daniel Williams October 9, 2003 (2003-10-09)
October 10, 2003 (2003-10-10)
TBA 140
131
N/A
21 "Are You There? / The Werewolf Radar" Olivier Bonnet Julien Gars and Claude Gars / Lienne Sawatsky and Daniel Williams October 11, 2003 (2003-10-11)
October 12, 2003 (2003-10-12)
TBA 125
137
N/A
22 "Mr. Rick Icky / The Zombie Hospital" Olivier Bonnet Stephen Ashton / Lienne Sawatsky and Daniel Williams October 13, 2003 (2003-10-13)
October 14, 2003 (2003-10-14)
TBA 141
145
N/A
23 "Lice... Ah! / The Sleeping Story" Olivier Bonnet Stephen Ashton / Franck Salomé October 15, 2003 (2003-10-15)
October 16, 2003 (2003-10-16)
TBA 142
146
N/A
24 "Vice Versa / Pustulator" Olivier Bonnet Thomas LaPierre / Lienne Sawatsky and Daniel Williams October 17, 2003 (2003-10-17)
October 18, 2003 (2003-10-18)
TBA 143
147
N/A
25 "Superpaddle / Meteor Night" Olivier Bonnet Philippe Daniau and Nasser Zeboudj / Thomas LaPierre October 19, 2003 (2003-10-19)
October 20, 2003 (2003-10-20)
TBA 149
151
N/A
26 "Horace Clones? / The Storm on the Controls" Olivier Bonnet Franck Salomé October 21, 2003 (2003-10-21) TBA 144
152
N/A

Season 2 (2005-2006)

  • The show aired a second season that ran from 2005 to February 19, 2006.
No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date French airdate Prod.
code
French viewers
(millions)
1 "The Piranha / At the Light of the Ramp!" Olivier Bonnet TBA July 1, 2003 (2003-07-01) TBA TBA N/A
2 "The Bermuda Triangle / Like Dog and Cat!" Olivier Bonnet TBA TBA TBA TBA TBD
3 "Humanoid Females / Reduced Models" Olivier Bonnet Laurent Rullier / TBA January 17, 2005 (2005-01-17) October 3, 2007 S01E03 N/A
4 "A Superstar's Joystick / The Flies"
"Moucha Mutantus"
Olivier Bonnet TBA TBA TBA S01E04 TBD
5 "The Medical Visit / Somethin' Girls" Olivier Bonnet TBA January 31, 2005 (2005-01-31) TBA S01E05 N/A
6 "The Funny Meeting / The Virtual Disaster" Olivier Bonnet TBA February 7, 2005 (2005-02-07) TBA S01E06 N/A
7 "The Circle of the Missing Joysticks / Kimitomo" TBA TBA TBA TBA S01E07 TBD
8 "Don't Touch My City Game / Fan #2" Olivier Bonnet TBA February 21, 2005 (2005-02-21) TBA S01E08 N/A
9 "Genetic Tampering / Poor Carole" Olivier Bonnet TBA February 28, 2005 (2005-02-28) TBA S01E09 N/A
10 "Horace Outdoes Himself / The Voodoo Cow" Olivier Bonnet TBA March 7, 2005 (2005-03-07) TBA S01E10 N/A
11 "Say It With Flowers / Kid Loses the Ball" Olivier Bonnet Ghislaine Poujoul / Stéphane Chapuy TBA TBA S01E11 TBD
12 "The Return of the Mummy / No Romeo for Carole" Olivier Bonnet TBA TBA TBA S01E12 TBD
13 "Not Seen on TV / The Red Card" Olivier Bonnet TBA March 21, 2005 (2005-03-21) TBA S01E13 N/A
14 "The Paddle Family Barbeque / The Red Line" Olivier Bonnet TBA March 28, 2005 (2005-03-28) TBA S01E14 N/A
15 "The Handyman Has Always Saw Twice / The Extraterrestrial Alert" Olivier Bonnet TBA April 4, 2005 (2005-04-04) TBA S01E15 N/A
16 "The Crazy Remote Control / The Hunters" Olivier Bonnet Olivier Jean-Marie / TBA April 11, 2005 (2005-04-11) TBA S01E16 N/A
17 "Surprise / The Treasure of the Blorks!" Olivier Bonnet TBA April 18, 2005 (2005-04-18) TBA S01E17 N/A
18 "Upside-Down / Kid the Soothsayer" Olivier Bonnet TBA / Anne Lecours April 25, 2005 (2005-04-25) TBA S01E18 N/A
19 "Kid: No Longer Playing / Paddle Story" Olivier Bonnet Manon Berthelet and Muguette Berthelet / Christophe Poujol and Augusto Zanovello May 2, 2005 (2005-05-02) TBA S01E19 N/A
20 "Hell is Pink / Marriage Instructions" Olivier Bonnet TBA May 9, 2005 (2005-05-09) TBA S01E20 N/A
21 "The Irradiated / Objection" Olivier Bonnet TBA May 16, 2005 (2005-05-16) TBA S01E21 N/A
22 "The Floutch / All-Stars" Olivier Bonnet TBA / Franck Salomé May 23, 2005 (2005-05-23) TBA S01E22 N/A
23 "Fear on the Air / The Double-Virus" Olivier Bonnet TBA / Laurent Rullier May 30, 2005 (2005-05-30) TBA S01E23 N/A
24 "The Song of the Sirens / The Radar is Gone" Olivier Bonnet Lienne Sawatsky & Daniel Williams June 6, 2005 (2005-06-06) TBA S01E24 N/A
25 "Tronchard: Saved from the Waters / The Return of the Zombies" Olivier Bonnet Philippe Daniau and Nasser Zeboudj / TBA June 13, 2005 (2005-06-13) TBA S01E25 N/A
26 "D-Day / Kid is Not Careful" Olivier Bonnet TBA May 20, 2005 (2005-05-20) TBA S01E26 N/A

Comics

So far, the series has been published into 15 comic albums. The first 11 albums were published by Dupuis, with volume 12 onward being published by Mad Fabrik, Midam's own publishing company.

  1. Jeux des villans (Villain Games), 1996
  2. Carnage total (Total Carnage), 1996
  3. Apocalypse boy, 1997
  4. Full metal casquette (Full Metal Cap), (1998)
  5. Alien chantilly, 1999
  6. Rodéo Blork (Blork Rodeo), 2000
  7. Waterminator, 2001
  8. Paddle... My name is Kid Paddle, 2002
  9. Boing ! Boing ! Bunk !, 2005
  10. Dark, j'adore ! (I Love the Dark!), 2005
  11. Le retour de la momie qui pue qui tue (The Return of the Mummy Who Stinks, Who Kills), 2007
  12. Panik room, 2011
  13. Slime project, 2012
  14. Serial player, 2014
  15. Men in Blork, 2017

Video games

Kid Paddle has had three video games that were released on various Nintendo platforms in Belgium and France. These include Kid Paddle for the Game Boy Advance, released in 2005, Kid Paddle: Blorks Invasion for the Nintendo DS, released in 2007, and Kid Paddle: Lost in the Game, released for both the Wii and DS in 2008.

Kid Paddle: Puzzle Monsters is an iPad and iPhone video game based on the comic series and published by Anuman Interactive in 2009.

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