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Zazoo U
Zazoo U.jpg
Genre Animation
Created by Shane DeRolf
Written by
  • Pamela Hickey
  • Dennys McCoy
Voices of (See "Voice cast")
Opening theme U Matta
Ending theme U Matta (instrumental)
Composer(s) Jim Covell
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Phil Roman
Shane de Rolf
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Film Roman
Fox Children's Productions
Distributor 20th Television (formerly)
Saban International (currently)
Original network Fox (Fox Children's Network)
Original release September 8 (1990-09-08) – December 8, 1990 (1990-12-08)

Zazoo U is an American animated television series that aired on Fox Children's Network block on Saturday mornings from September 8 to December 8, 1990. The show was created by children's author Shane DeRolf.


The series followed the antics of an institution of higher learning that is populated by animals.

Voice cast

  • Michael Horton as Boink
  • Jerry Houser as Grizzle
  • Brian Cummings as Bully
  • Neil Ross as Logan Chomper
  • Tress MacNeille as Ms. Devine
  • Susan Silo as Tess
  • S. Scott Bullock as Slogo Bonito
  • Stu Rosen as Dr. Russell
  • Danny Mann as Rarf
  • Lee Thomas as Seymour
  • Dorian Harewood as Buck, Rawld-O


  • Stu Rosen - Voice Director

List of episodes

The series had three DVD releases in the UK containing the first six episodes. The rest of the series is currently unavailable on any home media.

Title Original air date
1 "The Nine Mile Pile" September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)
All the students arrive at Zazoo U for the first class, and immediately struggle to adjust to the school and to each other.
2 "The Crayon Box That Talked" September 15, 1990 (1990-09-15)
A box of talking crayons is discovered; each crayon wants to be the greatest of the box, and befriends each of the students to try to succeed.
3 "The Search for the Meaning of Life" September 22, 1990 (1990-09-22)
A troubled Tess sets out on a quest to find the meaning of life.
4 "Yesterday's Zoo" September 29, 1990 (1990-09-29)
Boink, Tess and Bully search for Zazoo U's Janitor, and discover a world of past bygone relics.
5 "Is Bigger Better?" October 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
The students enter a dispute about whether bigger means better. The dispute soon goes into bigger, but not better, dimensions.
6 "Har V and Sue" October 13, 1990 (1990-10-13)
Tess and Grizzle fall out as friends, and vie for Boink's affections.
7 "Bully Loses His Temper" October 20, 1990 (1990-10-20)
Bully gets mad and loses his temper; an enraged miniature version of himself jumps out and storms around wreaking destruction. The class must now get the Temper back to Bully.
8 "Share a Chair" October 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)
Everybody at Zazoo U gets a special gadget-laden custom schoolchair, except for Grizzle. But no one will share with him, so he gets despondent and wanders off, leading the class to search for him.
9 "Ms. Devine's Blues" November 3, 1990 (1990-11-03)
Miss Devine is dejected about her pet Rarf being unremarkable, and thus possibly a worthless nothing. Rarf goes out of his way to prove he is special to her.
10 "No Strings Attached" November 10, 1990 (1990-11-10)
Boink discovers invisible strings that can be seen only with the imagination. But his messing around with the strings causes the laws of physics to go seriously awry.
11 "Money for Music" November 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)
The class work to earn money to get new musical instruments. Grizzle and Tess try all sorts of money-making schemes, while Boink and Bully go around looking for donations.
12 "One Single Seed" December 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)
The school is invaded by an alien... a talent agent who's looking for the next big star. The agent himself possesses creativity, but can the others help him realize his potential?
13 "Boinks's Rap" December 8, 1990 (1990-12-08)
Everybody gets ready for the school talent show, and all sorts of incredible antics and performances are in store. But Boink gets a serious case of stage fright, so it's up to the others to coax the show's best act out of him.
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