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|Created by||Watermelon (www.watermelon.pt)
Bob Boyle and Cam Clarke (developers)
|Directed by||Rodrigo Carvalho
Craig McCracken (Pilot, English version)
|Voices of||Cam Clarke
|Opening theme||Nutri Ventures Theme (Simon Wadsworth, Rodrigo Carvalho, João Ramos; performed by Paula Teixeira)|
|Country of origin||Portugal
|No. of seasons||12 (5 aired)|
|No. of episodes||102 (52 aired) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Rui Lima Miranda, Rodrigo Carvalho, Pedro Van Zeller|
|Producer(s)||Nutri Ventures SA|
|Running time||24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Nutri Ventures Corporation|
|Distributor||Nutri Ventures Corporation
Dentsu Aegis Network (UK)
Entertainment One Television (US)
NPO Zappelin (Netherlands)
|Original network||RTP (Portugal)
|Original release||September 26, 2012– April 18, 2014|
Nutri Ventures (also known as Nutri Ventures – The Quest for the 7 Kingdoms) (Portuguese: Nutri Ventures - Em Busca dos 7 Reinos) is an animated television series produced by the Nutri Ventures Corporation and Dentsu Aegis Network, Entertainment One Television in United States. that is distributed through Hulu Kids.
Young heroes Theo, Lena, Ben and Nina go on a mission to discover food-group kingdoms in this animated series. Traveling from kingdom to kingdom, the heroes discover the nutripowers of the lost foods that they rescue. Their goal is to bring healthy food back to their city, where supervillain Alex Grand makes sure that no food exists. With childhood obesity on the rise, "Nutri Ventures" aims to create a positive message around healthy eating for young people.
- Theo is the leader of the 4 kids. He keeps the medallion with him.
- Lena is the "brains" of the group. She keeps the NutriPad with her. In the Indian territory, everyone calls her "Eagle Feather". She always a color for an red hair and wide open bigger teeth. Lena takes Nina's injury arm to leave the Veggie-Games Arena. Lena trying to saved & kidnapped Nina. But the two hands are plant handcuffs. In "The Four Signs of The Apocalypse", "The Trails of Light and Darkness", & "Star Marathon".
- Ben is the strong, yet clumsy and foolish, one. In the sugar kingdom, everyone calls him Big Ben. He has a crush on Inca.
- Nina is playful and intelligent and she helps someone who can get in shape. She's actually Theo's little sister. She always wears a blue flower in her orange hair. It was revealed in the episode "In Search of Energy" that she tends to get separation anxiety from her brother as she always wants to be with him. This is played straight in "The End of The Brown Kingdom" when Nina was crying because Theo "dies" (was really sent to the Temple of Nutrition to claim the Brown Stone) and feels that her brother would never return. In "The Path of the Lonely Star," she realizes that she doesn't need to be with him as Lena told her about the fact that Theo had to go alone because the stone battle was about to begin.
- Alex Grand is the main antagonist of the series. The President of the Grand Corporation, he replaced all the food in the world with a food-like product called "Genex 100." voiced by Daran Norris, Jim Cummings and Travis Willingham
- Murdock is Alex's father, but very old.
- Nose is Alex's second-in-command. In the Red Kingdom, he is dressed up as a jester with a grey beard so the kids say Alex! from the end of episode "Red Alert". voiced by Chad Doreck.
- Nexus is the leader of the seven Guardians. voiced by Dee Bradley Baker.
- The Gugas are cute and small sphere-shaped bulldog-like creatures. The purple one projects holograms with his eyes. The yellow one wears a black martial arts headband. The white one is always dirty. The orange one is always happy. The red one has a lot of fear. The brown one is always tired. The blue one has anger management problems. The green one takes pictures like a snap camera from our photo. vocalizations by Laraine Newman, Diane Delano, Tress Macneille, Marcia Wallace, Audrey Wasilewski, Cree Summer, Wendee Lee and Laurie Metcalf, Tasia Valenza, Ben Diskin, Nicole Sullivan, Amanda Leighton, Cathy Cavadini, Grey Delisle/Marieve Herington, Natalie Palamides/Kristen Li.
- Guardian Purple is Theo and Nina's grandfather. voiced by Frank Welker.
- Teacher/Phyllis is Theo's teacher. voiced by Paget Brewster, Grey Delisle, Mona Marshall, Betsy Sodaro.
The Red Kingdom
- Genevieve is the daughter of Guardian Red and a princess disguised as the Black Knight. She prefers to be in love with Theo. Her companion is Guga Red. voiced by Marley Shelton.
- Guardian Red is Genevieve's father and king of the red kingdom. voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
- Jomanda is the lady-in-waiting who lives in the Salt Desert.
- Fritz is the duke of the Fried Kingdom. voiced by Mark Moseley.
- Fritz Junior is Fritz's son who is obsessed with Genevieve. voiced by Jeff Garcia.
- Professor Gizmo is one of the inventors.
- Fat&Fit Philip is the ruler of the Fat Kingdom, but after Nina taught him about diets. He renamed his kingdom into the Fit Kingdom and ruled it. voiced by Nico Colaleo.
- Dragon is Alex's Prisoner, but thanks to Theo, he volunteers to Theo's cause later. vocalizations by Jill Talley, Patti Lupone, Jennifer Hale, Linda Hamilton.
The Yellow Kingdom
- Guardian Yellow is the elderly emperor. voiced by Tom Kenny, Eddie Deezen.
- Ty-Paw is a corrupt samurai. When in the Green Kingdom, he disguises himself as Supaw.
- Zed is a townsperson who supports the heroic kids. voiced by Robin Atkin Downes.
- Tyker is Ty-Paw's army. voiced by Nat Faxon.
The White Kingdom
- Guardian White lives in the White State. She attracts Fritz with her beautiful appearance. She is also the mother of her two children.
- Tina is a woman in the White State who sabotaged the heroes. voiced by Paget Brewster, Maria Bamford.
- Zack is one of Tina's bodyguards who is Black's twin brother.
- Black is Zack's twin brother and the other bodyguard.
The Blue Kingdom
- Pecky is a blue talking parrot with some pirate apparel. voiced by Vanessa Marshall, Catherine Reitman.
- Guardian Blue is a spunky joke teller. He is the father of his two older twin daughters (who were transformed into mermaids) and his younger son. voiced by Robbie Daymond.
- Captain Mist is a good pirate. He is in love with Captain Scarlet. flashback voiced by Phil Lamarr and Sandy Fox.
- Neptune is the god of the sea. voiced by James Arnold Taylor.
- Cave Monster is a recurring golem character. vocalizations by Lauren Tom.
The Green Kingdom
- Inca is a girl with a ponytail. As one of the villagers, she was the first citizen of the Green Kingdom to welcome Theo and his team. Ben has a crush on her. voiced by Mayim Bialik.
- Guardian Green is an emperor of his kingdom. He also has a wife and son. voiced by Ben Diskin.
- Tucan: The chosen child in the trial of light (Theo thought that he was in the trial of darkness, but then he understood that Tucan was going to form the trial of light.) voiced by Pat Musick.
- Boa is Tucan's smart snake. voiced by Melissa Villaseñor.
- Green Guga transforms into Octopus Monster.
- Lena will leave the Veggie-Games Arena due to injury arm to coming follow with Nina.
- They Kidnap Nina.
The Brown Kingdom
- Guardian Brown is also the sheriff in the Brown Union. voiced by Tara Strong, Megan Hilty.
- Broken Canoe is an Indian chief. voiced by Ian James Corlett.
- Curling Snake is Broken Canoe's Personal Counselor, but he betrayed her. voiced by Richard Horvitz.
- Betty Beans was Guardian Brown's Trusted Cowgirl, she also betrayed her. voiced by Jill Talley, Rachael Macfarlane.
- Johnny is Guardian Brown's grandson. He is also good friends with Nina and the companion of Guga Brown.
- Sacred Eagle is a temple guider of the Brown Union, but he also made a bargain with Lena.
The Orange Kingdom
- Guardian Orange teaches the magic of fruits and is the leader of the Orange Kingdom. voiced by Caroline Rhea.
- The Oracle is a tree with all the answers, but first one must pass 3 tests. voiced by Jim Hanks.
- Sid is a Fruitist who lives in the Orange Kingdom.
- Candyman is a greedy villain who hypnotized people with sugary foods. voiced by Jason Marsden.
- Matrons are Candyman's law enforcement who bring sugar foods, but be careful! Their rolling pans aren't for rolling desserts, it's also for whacking people who refuse to eat. voiced by Catherine Taber, Jacquie Barnbrook.
- Ragg is one of Guardian Orange's students. He also build a command center in the sugar kingdom where the sugar hypnosis can't get in. voiced by J.P. Karilak.
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|The Origins (2012)||2||September 26, 2012||September 27, 2012|
|Season 1 (2012)||11||September 30, 2012||October 10, 2012|
|Season 2 (2012)||9||October 11, 2012||October 19, 2012|
|Season 3 (2013)||9||March 15, 2013||April 4, 2013|
|Season 4 (2013)||11||October 2, 2013||October 16, 2013|
|Season 5 (2014)||10||April 5, 2014||April 18, 2014|
The Origins (2012)
|1||"The Origins Part 1 - Murdock´s Dream"||September 26, 2012|
|2||"The Origins Part 2 - The New Kingdoms"||September 27, 2012|
Season 1: The Beginning of Nutritions (2012)
|3||"Little Big Hero"||30 September 2012|
|4||"In Search of Energy"||1 October 2012|
|5||"Super-Sonic White Kingdom"||2 October 2012|
|6||"Freedom for the Yellow Kingdom"||3 October 2012|
|7||"Sweet Taste of Danger"||4 October 2012|
|8||"The Magic of Fruit"||5 October 2012|
|9||"Big Ben"||6 October 2012|
|10||"Ready to Roll"||7 October 2012|
|11||"Tough to Crack"||8 October 2012|
|12||"The Bitter Taste of Victory"||9 October 2012|
|13||"Alex Grand's Galaxy"||10 October 2012|
Season 2: Kingdom of Medieval (2012)
|14||"Kingdom Under Fire"||11 October 2012|
|15||"Red Alert"||12 October 2012|
|16||"Danger! Slippery Kingdom!"||13 October 2012|
|17||"Out of The Frying Pan Into The Fire!"||14 October 2012|
|18||"Let's Burn That Fat!"||15 October 2012|
|19||"On The Wings of The Dragon"||16 October 2012|
|20||"Sun Salt and Sweat"||17 October 2012|
|21||"Kingdoms On The Verge of Extinction"||18 October 2012|
|22||"Roasted Red Kingdom"||19 October 2012|
Season 3: Boosting West (2013)
|23||"Turbo Bean"||15 March 2013|
|24||"The Curse of The Spirit of The Light"||16 March 2013|
|25||"Hanging On"||17 March 2013|
|26||"Turbo Turbo Bang Bang"||18 March 2013|
|27||"Snakes and Beans"||19 March 2013|
|28||"The End of The Brown Kingdom"||22 March 2013|
|29||"A Seed of Hope"||23 March 2013|
|30||"Legumes Full Steam Ahead"||24 March 2013|
|31||"Collision Course"||25 March 2013|
Season 4: Intelligence Sea (2013)
|32||"The Legend of Neptune's Stone"||2 October 2013|
|33||"The Return of the Terror of the Seas"||3 October 2013|
|34||"Guga Uga!"||12 October 2013|
|35||"Prepare for Dive"||13 October 2013|
|36||"Into the Shark's Jaws"||19 October 2013|
|37||"Underwater Pact"||20 October 2013|
|38||"A Sea of Tentacles"||26 October 2013|
|39||"Ice-Breaker Melody"||27 October 2013|
|40||"Blue Kingdom's Last Breath"||2 November 2013|
|41||"The Barrier of Fear"||3 November 2013|
|42||"Testing the Trident"||9 November 2013|
Season 5: Apocalypse Vegetables (2014)
|43||"The Hidden Star"||7 April 2014|
|44||"The Curse of the Lost Vegetables"||8 April 2014|
|45||"The Mysterious Kingdom of Children"||9 April 2014|
|46||"A Well Guarded Stone"||10 April 2014|
|47||"The Four Signs of the Apocalypse"||11 April 2014|
|48||"The Triads of Light and Darkness"||14 April 2014|
|49||"Star Marathon"||15 April 2014|
|50||"In the Shadow of the Eclipse"||16 April 2014|
|51||"On the Edge of Madness"||17 April 2014|
|52||"The Path of the Lonely Star"||18 April 2014|
- Channel & Date: RTP2 (September, 2012); Canal Panda (October, 2012); RTP1 (2016)
- United States
- South Africa
- Channel & Date: eToonz (2018)
- First Honorable Mention, Mobilization Initiative 2012 at the Nutrition Awards (October 2012)
- Sapo Award (2012, won)
- Silver Prize for Digital and Interactive Media (subcategory games) by the Clube Criativos de Portugal (2012)
- Exame Informática Award for Software by Exame Informática (2013, won for NV Runners)
- AmCham Tributes by the American Chamber of Commerce, Portugal (2015)
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