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|Genre||Children's television series
|Directed by||William Gordon|
|Voices of||Cory Doran
|Theme music composer||PT Walkley|
performed by Adam Sanders and Carmen Yanuzielle
|Ending theme||"Powerbirds" (instrumental)|
|Country of origin||United States
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Executive producer(s)||Cathal Gaffney
|Running time||22 minutes|
Brown Bag Films
|Distributor||NBCUniversal Television Distribution|
|Original network||Universal Kids|
|Original release||January 19, 2020– present|
Powerbirds is a American-Irish children's animated television series created by Stephen P. Breen, and co-created by Jennifer Monier-Williams. The series premiered on January 19, 2020 on Universal Kids. This series is produced by HappyAnimation and Brown Bag Films.
The series follows Max with his pet parakeets, Ace and Polly. Max counts on them to keep saving the day while he is away. The powerbirds save the city from danger and they stop the main villains: Nibbles, Clawdette, Scrapper, Minerva, and Asher Stasher from the events that Max will be going to later, so then later, Max is excited to visit the events.
- Ace (voice of Cory Doran) is a yellow parakeet who can turn into a superhero when trouble calls. He is determined, daring, and playful. When he's not fighting bad guys, he loves everything related to superheroes, and he's a food loving bird.
- Polly (voice of Tara Strong) is a blue parakeet who can also turn into a superhero like Ace. She is a very silly and creative bird, and can think outside of the box to solve problems. She has extra powers like super stretching herself that Ace doesn’t have.
- Max (voice of Orlando Lucas) is an imaginative eight-year-old who owns Polly and Ace. He loves comic books that are about superheroes and counts on Ace and Polly to make sure no danger is around the city when he is away, despite him not seeing them saving the day like the other humans can.
- Gwen (voice of Ana Sani) is Max’s Little Sister who sometimes plays with him before they both leave to wherever they’re going and would usually play as another character in his superhero games.
- Mrs. Lopez (voice of Paloma Nuñez) is a bookmobile driver who speaks in a Hispanic accent.
- Grandpa Felix (voice of Deven Mack) is Max’s grandfather who would appear in some episodes prior to the mission and the lesson one of the Powerbirds must remember. These episodes are “Time to Dino-soar”, “The Powerbirds Pretender”, “Midnight Scrap”, “Wacky Wokka Walk”, and “Scrapper’s Magnet Mayhem”.
- Nibbles (voice of Rob Tinkler) is a dog who tries to gain attention to become famous but ends up causing disasters, mostly because he only thinks of himself and doesn’t know why the famous people are loved. He speaks in a British accent.
- Clawdette (voice of Evany Rosen) is Max’s cat and The Powerbirds’ adoptive sister. She believes that she is the best ninja, so she tries to get stuff so she can be the best at it. In "Power Meower Saves the Day", she actually helped Polly and Ace by wearing out Asher Stasher and she helps them again in "Food Caper" when Scrapper was stealing the cat food for himself to eat.
- Scrapper (voice of Tyler Muree) is a raccoon that likes to try to steal all other people's food, especially his favorite, pizzas. He seems to be the least villainous of them because all he wants is food. He speaks in a New York accent.
- Minerva (voice of Shannon Hamilton) is an owl who uses different tools to cause trouble such as bad dream bubbles, magic mirrors, consoles, and more to get herself smarter then the humans are.
- Asher Stasher (voice of Cory Doran) is a squirrel that tries to collect stuff for his "collection of shiny things", but sometimes wants stuff that is too big and decides that he either doesn’t want it anyway or gets interrupted by a phone call from his mom.
The series has been picked up for 20 22-minute episodes. It premiered early on its original network for its first look of the show on January 1, 2020.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Storyboarded by||Original air date||Prod.
|1a||"World's Awesomest Villain"||William Gordon||S: Ben Joseph/T: Ben Joseph & Steve Westeren||TBA||January 19, 2020||102||N/A|
|Asher Stasher steals all the trophies in town.|
|1b||"Owl of Nod"||William Gordon||Heather Jackson||TBA||January 19, 2020||102||N/A|
|Minerva ruins everyone’s dreams.|
|2a||"That'll Teach Em"||William Gordon||S: Robin J Stein/ T: Robin J Stein & Steve Westeren||TBA||January 21, 2020||103||N/A|
|Minerva hypnotizes several teachers so she can be the smartest one on earth.|
|2b||"Space Odyssey"||William Gordon||Robin J Stein||TBA||January 21, 2020||103||N/A|
|The powerbirds see an UFO in their yard one day.|
|3a||"Scrapperlicious"||William Gordon||Scott Albert||TBA||January 26, 2020||104||N/A|
|The powerbirds chase Scrapper around town to get some pizzas.|
|3b||"Book Bedlam"||William Gordon||Robin J Stein||TBA||January 26, 2020||104||N/A|
|Minerva drives around Mrs Lopez’s Bookmobile without knowing how to drive, so the Powerbirds must get the bookmobile back to safety.|
|4a||"Nibbles takes the Cake"||William Gordon||Steve Westeren||TBA||February 2, 2020||105||N/A|
|Nibbles ruins several birthdays by taking all the cakes.|
|4b||"Clash of the Critters"||William Gordon||Katherine Sandford||TBA||February 2, 2020||105||N/A|
|Clawdette and Scrapper fight over a trash can.|
|5a||"Time to Dino-Soar"||William Gordon||S: Robin J Stein/ T: Robin J Stein & Steve Westeren||Paul Gunson
|February 9, 2020||101||N/A|
|Nibbles ruins the grand opening of the dinosaur exhibit and throws a party there.|
|5b||"Birdy Guards"||William Gordon||Ben Joseph||TBA||February 9, 2020||101||N/A|
|The powerbirds must protect a famous wrestler’s belt before Asher Stasher and Clawdette take it.|
|6a||"Haywire Hayride"||William Gordon||S: Craig Martin T:Craig Martin & Steve Westeren||TBA||February 16, 2020||106||N/A|
|Ace and Polly have to stop Nibbles, who’s ruining the Harvest festival by taking over the hayride.|
|6b||"The Powerbirds Pretender"||William Gordon||Steve Westeren||TBA||February 16, 2020||106||N/A|
|Ace and Polly have to save the day and their reputations when Minerva poses as a fake Powerbird to make them look bad.|
|7a||"Power Meower Saves the Day"||William Gordon||Robin J Stein||TBA||February 23, 2020||107||N/A|
|Clawdette inadvertently sabotages Ace and Polly’s attempts to stop Asher Stasher from collecting all the soccer balls in town.|
|7b||"Midnight Scrap"||William Gordon||Scott Albert||TBA||February 23, 2020||107||N/A|
|Scrapper schemes to sneak into the house to take the cupcakes Max has baked for his classmates.|
|8a||"Wacky Wokka Walk"||William Gordon||S: Craig Martin T: Craig Martin & Steve Westeren||TBA||March 1, 2020||108||N/A|
|Nibbles steals the finish line for the big race so that no one can win it.|
|8b||"Owl’s Spoilers"||William Gordon||S: Ben Joseph T: Ben Joseph & Steve Westeren||TBA||March 1, 2020||108||N/A|
|Ace and Polly team up against Minerva, who’s stolen the last page out of every copy of Max’s favorite comic book, Idaho Smith, so only she knows the ending.|
|9a||"Cement Your Legacy"||William Gordon||Ben Joseph||TBA||March 8, 2020||109||N/A|
|Nibbles plans to write his name in some freshly poured cement so it will be there forever.|
|9b||"The Greatest Inventor"||William Gordon||S: Ben Joseph T: Ben Joseph & Steve Westeren||TBA||March 8, 2020||109||N/A|
|Minerva sneaks into the museum before it opens and switches all the plaques to make it seem like she invented everything.|
|10a||"Owl Got Your Tongue"||William Gordon||Steve Westeren||TBA||March 15, 2020||110||N/A|
|Minerva takes away everyone’s ability to talk, while Polly learns that words aren’t the only way to communicate.|
|10b||"Cereal Box Bandit"||William Gordon||Elliot Sokolsky||TBA||March 15, 2020||110||N/A|
|Asher Stasher collects all the breakfast cereal in town while The Powerbirds’ power belts have been damaged.|
|11a||"Clawdette Chaos!"||William Gordon||Elliot Sokolsky||TBA||June 17, 2020||111||N/A|
|It’s up to the Powerbirds to stop Clawdette, who’s planning to ruin the big Kite Festival.|
|11b||"Food Caper"||William Gordon||Heather Jackson||TBA||June 17, 2020||111||N/A|
|The Powerbirds and Clawdette team up to stop Scrapper.|
|12a||"Asher’s Moving Castle"||William Gordon||Robin J Stein||TBA||June 19, 2020||112||N/A|
|Ace and Polly have to think things through when Asher Stasher steals the bouncy castle from the big block party.|
|12b||"Villain-Palooza"||William Gordon||Steve Westeren||TBA||June 19, 2020||112||N/A|
|All the villains team up to stop the Powerbirds once and for all.|
|13a||"Asher Goes Bananas"||William Gordon||Diana Moore||TBA||June 26, 2020||113||N/A|
|Asher Stasher becomes obsessed with getting to the moon so he can put all of his extra collectibles in it.|
|13b||"Scrapper’s Magnet Mayhem"||William Gordon||Ben Joseph||TBA||June 26, 2020||113||N/A|
|Scrapper gets a hold of a really powerful magnet so he can take every item of canned food he can find, Even on Max’s food drive.|
|14a||"Clawdette’s Mischievous Monkey"||William Gordon||Ben Joseph||TBA||July 3, 2020||114||N/A|
|Ace and Polly are scared when Clawdette gets control of a toy Monkey, when she lets it gets loose in town.|
|14b||"Take back the Fort"||William Gordon||Heather Jackson||TBA||July 3, 2020||114||N/A|
|The Powerbirds have to stop Scrapper, who’s taken over Max’s tree fort and using it for his very own villains’ lair.|
|15a||"Major Mishap"||William Gordon||Karen Moonah||TBA||July 10, 2020||115||N/A|
|Asher hatches a plan to take all Major Justice action figures, so only HE’ll have them.|
|15b||"King Wasteville"||William Gordon||Steve Westren||TBA||July 10, 2020||115||N/A|
|Scrapper is launching mounds of waste into town trying to turn it into his own wasteful paradise.|
|16a||"Asher’s Tooth Fairy Wish"||William Gordon||Ben Joseph||TBA||July 17, 2020||116||N/A|
|Ace and Polly have to protect Max’s tooth from Asher who wants to add it to his loose teeth collection.|
|16b||"Power Meower Strikes Again"||William Gordon||Karen Moonah||TBA||July 17, 2020||116||N/A|
|Gwen’s stuffy, Boo Boo, is gone and she couldn’t find it! While Max searches for it with her, Ace and Polly do their own searching with the unlikely help of Clawdette... or should we say: Power Meower|
Universal Pictures has chosen to make a TV series out of Breen's children's books, which are published by Penguin, include Stick, Violet the Pilot, Pug and Doug, Unicorn Executions and Skyhorse, and the choice was Powerbirds. Universal Kids planned the series in 2017, but with a different style, before Sprout’s rebrand to Universal Kids, a different style of the characters, which was Max, Polly, Ace and another character, the Golden Eagle.
9 Story Media Group's live-action and animation division co-produced the series with animators from Brown Bag Films.
In 2017, Universal Kids, as Sprout, set a release date for Powerbirds in 2019, but on December 11, 2019, the show was delayed to a 2020 release date instead to January 19, 2020, and the show got a first look release on January 1, 2020.
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