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Iron Kid was
a joint South Korean/Spanish CGI animated series with strong Japanese anime
influences. It was produced by Daewon Media
Storm in Korean and BRB Internacional in
Spain. The series was set in a post-apocalyptic future resulting from countless
wars. The greatest one was against the ultimate robot called The General who
believed that robots should rule over humanity. He instigated the Second Robot
War and was only stopped by Eon and his powerful fist.
Marty and Buttons.
100 years later, 11-year-old scavenger Marty (Aidan
Drummond) had come to discover he was actually the descendant of Eon when he
found the Fist of Eon in a cave. At the same time, a former scientist from the
Central Defence Federation (CDF), the world police force, named Dr. Chen stole
The General’s heart from storage and spearheaded his reconstruction. He was
aided in this endeavor by industrialist Duke Von Rhymer, who was also working
on his own ends to resurrect The Gigantor: a giant robotic war creature. Other
threats included The Four Invincible Lords Lightning, Rain, Wind and Cloud who
were The General’s most powerful allies; Black Beauty (Nicole Oliver), robotic
rival to Gaff whose mission was to take the Fist from Marty; Steeljaw Jack, a
robot created by Chen who operated as a hired mercenary; and Eiger, an enormous
robot and The General’s most powerful warrior.
Graff charges into battle.
Aiding Marty’s quest to stop The General was Buttons
(Andrew Toth), Marty’s robotic talking dog who served as the series’ comic
relief; Ally (Claire Renaud), the stepdaughter of Von Rhymer who could read and
decipher computer code; Gaff (Ron Halder), an ancient robot who watched over
the Eon family and the Fist for over 100 years; Master Zhang, a martial arts
master who trained Marty how to properly wield the Fist; Charlie, a friend and
servant of the family who raised Marty as his own per his real father’s
instructions; Violet, a member of the CDF who was embedded in Von Rhymer’s Iron
Tower who became Ally’s tutor and surrogate big sister; Shadow, a rehabilitated
criminal that worked for the CDF; and Chief Gibson, leader of the CDF.
Eon Kid and his allies prepare for battle.
The series debuted on April 6, 2006 on South Korea’s KBS2
and TVE in Spain. The series ran
for a single season of 26 episodes, telling a complete story arc that followed
Marty’s acquisition of the Fist and his training on how to use it and defeat
The General upon his resurrection. Javier Mellado composed the series’ music. Manga Entertainment acquired the international
broadcast rights to the series and translated it for English-speaking
countries. Renaming it Eon Kid to
avoid any copyright issues with Marvel Comics’
Iron Manfranchise, the
series aired on The CW’s Kids WB! Saturday morning
programming block beginning on September 22, 2007. However, not every episode
was aired; “Strength Isn’t Everything” was merged with “Ally’s Secret”, and
“Orange Mama” and the final two episodes were never broadcast. In Australia, 25
of the 26 episodes aired.