December 30, 2020

DAWN WELLS DEAD AT 82

 


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Best known as Mary Ann Summers from the Gilligan’s Island franchise, she would reprise the role and assume that of Ginger Grant for Filmation’s second animated spin-off, Gilligan’s Planet. She was unable to do so for the first, The New Adventures of Gilligan, due to being in a play at the time of production.




December 26, 2020

ROLLBOTS

 

ROLLBOTS

(YTV, February 7-December 1, 2009 CAN
CW, September 19, 2009-January 23, 2010 US)

 

Amberwood Entertainment, Elliott Animation

 

MAIN CAST:

Scott McNeilLance, Vett, Daso, Ringo, Rigaroo

 

            RollBots was a Canadian computer-generated animated series created by Michael Milligan, credited as “MCM”, and produced by Amberwood Entertainment. The series was set in the floating city of Flip City. It was inhabited by sentient robots that could retract their limbs and become balls for travel along roller coaster-like tracks, as well as receive “mods” that could grant them new abilities or enhance pre-existing ones. The citizenry was divided up into 11 different tribes with their own individual functions: Fuzata, responsible for finances and the economy; Hai’bu, responsible for sanitation and waste management and aided by the sub-tribe Kenchi-ku, which were small robots kicked into tiny spaces and became the basis for the major sport, Bot-Ball (similar to soccer); Kazoku, responsible for educating BotTots (bot children); Kei’zatsu, responsible for law enforcement through the FCPD; Kuzuri, responsible for healthcare; Nisen, responsible for running the government; Tensai, the most intelligent Bots responsible for maintenance and technology construction; Zobo’shi, responsible for emergency services and had a rivalry with the Kei’zatsu; Zogen’sha, responsible for spiritual guidance (aka religion); Zurasho, responsible for construction; and Zeishi, a mysterious and quiet tribe that mostly kept to themselves. There was a 12th tribe, the Zushin, guardians of the city who could access all of its systems and were capable of self-healing, but they were eliminated by the Spiderbots some time ago in a plot to destroy all RollBots.

Spin.

            The main character was Spin (Sam Vincent), a rookie member of the FCPD who was the last surviving Zushin; something initially unknown to him. His mods included Boomstick, an extendable stick with two heat blades at the end; Skyv Boots, giving him super jumping ability and adjust surface friction wherever he stood; Hyper Mode, a Zushin trait that allowed him to reach extreme velocities; Radiation Boost, allowing him to absorb radiation and channel it back as telekinesis or energy balls; Sound Scaper, an infrared camera; and Invisibility, a prototype disk that rendered him invisible.


On the move: Lance, Pounder, Spin, Penny and Tinny.

Captain Pounder (Garry Chalk) was the head of the Kei’zatsu and the FCPD. He was tough and strong but had a secret soft side. His mods were Trolvodian Throwing Armor, which gave him projectile shields, and Thunder Punch, giving him a boost of power in his fists. Pounder worked closely with the Special Weapons and Tactics bots, aka Swat Bots, which were specially armed and trained FCPD officers utilized for special missions. Penny (Cathy Weseluck) served as the FCPD’s doctor, on loan from the Kuzuri tribe, and was Spin’s best friend—potentially a bit more. She possessed a Healing Glove that repaired bots, power-up small machines or drain power from bots, as well as the Sound Scraper. Lance (Scott McNeil) was a cowardly administrator at the FCPD who disliked Spin for constantly breaking the rules, but absolutely loved to eat lug nuts (a bot snack). His only mod was a Force Field that he could put around himself or others. Bunto (Colin Murdock) was a high-ranking member of the FCPD with a no-nonsense approach to the law and often commanding his own squad. His mods included Siren, comprised of spheroid drones that followed him emitting a siren wail; Cuffs, restraining devices that resembled green energy disks; Arm Beam Gun, a cannon stored in his left arm; and Do-Right Module, which emitted a shock whenever the bot who had it broke the law. Tinny (Tabitha St. Germain) was a BotTot who enjoyed hanging out with Spin whenever he wasn’t in school.

Vertex in his Spiderbot form.

The central villain was Vertex (Murdock), a suspected Spiderbot who planned to disable the safety net protecting the city (and its citizens from falling to their dooms) utilizing 11 hidden artifacts so that his fellow Spiderbots could invade. Only Spin was openly fully aware of Vertex’s true nature (a history with Pounder was implied) as Vertex could shift his form to resemble a normal Rollbot (albeit the biggest one in the city). Vertex led an army of henchbots with his top lieutenants being Manx (Nicole Oliver), a former member of the FCPD who came up with most of Vertex’s plans and seemed to maintain some level of conscience; Botch (Brain Drummond), a former member of the city’s most dangerous gang, the Triads, he had ambitions of supplanting both Manx and Vertex; and Macro (Murdock), a strong former Hai’bu who loyal to Vertex, dimwitted and clumsy, and loved eating lug nuts almost as much as Lance. They eventually were joined by Vett (McNeil), an old ally of Vertex who took a more direct approach in his attacks on the city. Other bad bots included Phaze (Paul Dobson), another former member of the Triads who got Manx kicked off the force and had a passion for magnetic bot mods; Reboot (Cathy Weseluck), a renegade Tensai who voluntarily joined in Vertex’s plans; Tamaki (Shirley Millner), the leader of a group of pirate bots that included her right-hand bot, Kibi (Richard Newman).

Vertex's main minions: Macro, Manx and Botch.

RollBots debuted on Canada’s YTV on February 7, 2009, and was imported by 4Kids Entertainment into the United States on September 19, 2009 as part of The CW4Kids programming block on The CW. It was developed by MCM, his first television series, along with Jonathan Wiseman, Chantal Ling and Gerald Tripp. MCM would confess on his website that a lot of what he had in mind was improvised, but there was a massive mythology built up for the world along with a semi-functional language and three alphabets. MCM has also said that a lot of the names used were a combination of “Japanese words and techy humor” (for instance, Kei’zatsu was taken from keisatsu, which is Japanese for “police”). Along with MCM, the series was written by Craig Young (also a supervising producer), Vito Viscomi, Steven Sullivan, Mark Leiren-Young, Terry Saltsman and Edward Kay. The original conceptual design was done by Andrew King, Leif Norheim and Paul Rivoche, and 2D character concept designs by King with Dave Badour. Serge R. Cøté served as the composer with Elliott Animation handling the animation. It earned a Gemini Award for “Best Direction in an Animated Program or Series”.

Pounder and Vertex falling to their dooms? We may never know...

MCM had envisioned and planned for around 5 seasons’ worth of material, peppering in clues for future developments throughout the entire first season; even ending it on a cliffhanger due to assurances of a second. Unfortunately, the series proved to be too expensive to produce, despite being broadcast around the world in multiple languages, and was subsequently cancelled. The American run didn’t fare much better due to 4Kids’ ongoing financial troubles. After the first 13 episodes aired, 4Kids put it on a brief hiatus before resuming with reruns that January. On January 23rd, they aired the 14th and final new episode as RollBots was again put on hiatus. 4Kids announced that the show would resume come the fall season, but it never made the transition into the newly renamed Toonzai block.

One of the DVD collections.

To date, RollBots has only seen home video releases outside of North America in both episode collections and a complete season set. As of this writing, Wow Kidz Action currently hosts the Hindi translations of the series on their YouTube channel, and Forrest+Schlange Animation has several animatics from early production work they did on theirs including the original pitch presentation. As for MCM, he hasn’t quite given up on his baby yet. He announced on his website that he was working on a reboot pitch as too much time has passed to continue the original story. For now, RollBots: Refactored exists solely as a pilot script.

  

EPISODE GUIDE:

“Training Day” (2/7/09 CAN, 9/19/09 US) – It’s Spin’s first day with the FCPD and a bank robbery goes out of control.

 

“Breakpoint” (2/14/09 CAN, 9/26/09 US) – Spin must rescue Captain Pounder and the Kei’zatsu from Manx and the henchbots.

 

“Wipeout” (2/21/09 CAN, 10/3/09 US) – Spin and Tinny have to work together to get free of a net and stop Manx from delivering a mysterious package to the mayor.

 

“Scorched” (2/28/09 CAN, 10/10/09 US) – Vertex’s henchbots use a special bot mod to freeze the Kei’zatsu in mid-transformation.

 

“The Koto Protocol” (3/14/09 CAN, 10/17/09 US) – Lance needs a full repair, but something in Penny’s past may keep him from getting it.

 

“Inside Outside Upside Down” (3/21/09 CAN, 10/24/09 US) – Vertex frees Phaze from prison and forces him to work with him to take over Pengi Park.

 

“House Call” (3/28/09 CAN, 10/24/09 US) – Spin develops sudden bursts of uncontrollable speed that Vertex wants to harness for his own plans.

 

“Crontab Trouble” (4/4/09 CAN, 10/31/09 US) – Vertex unleashes a mod that keeps Spin reliving the same pocket of history.

 

“Two Left Feet” (4/18/09 CAN, 11/7/09 US) – Spin stumbles into a plot to steal limbs from random bots around the city.

 

“Do the Right Module” (5/2/09 CAN, 11/14/09 US) – The mayor’s new modchip keeps Spin and Penny from doing their jobs.

 

“#044” (5/9/09 CAN, 11/21/09 US) – Spin and Lance’s boring guard duty becomes exciting when they’re lured into a booby-trapped house.

 

“Goooooal!” (5/16/09 CAN, 11/28/09 US) – The biggest Bot-Ball player is abducted in the middle of a match.

 

“Nonlinear” (9/15/09 CAN, 12/5/09 US) – Octo’s unveiling of his newest masterpiece is interrupted by Vertex’s henchbots stealing the medallion from the top of City Hall.

 

“Teacher’s Pet” (9/22/09 CAN, 1/23/10 US) – When Tinny accidentally lets a robo-dog eat a special invisibility mod, Vertex becomes aware of it and wants it for himself.

 

“09:F9:11” (9/22/09 CAN) – Penny must help Spin figure out why his comm messages seem to be setting off bombs around the city.

 

“The Whole Truth” (9/29/09 CAN) – Spin and Pounder must save the Flip City Grand Prix from disaster.

 

“Inferno” (10/6/09 CAN) – Spin causes tensions to rise between the Kei’zatsu and Zoboshi just as Vertex decides to set the city on fire.

 

“The Pirate Bay” (3/11/09 CAN) – Spin has to stop a pirate invasion while attempting to rescue Tinny from them.

 

“The Bazaar” (10/13/09 CAN) – Vertex attacks the Koppa Festival with a device that sends bots to another dimension.

 

“The Cathedral” (10/20/09 CAN) – Botch strikes the Zogensha for an artifact before Vertex can get it.

 

“The Broken” (10/27/09 CAN) – The Tensai unleash a new maintenance robot that makes life hard for the other tribes, so of course Vertex wants it.

 

“Ajax” (11/3/09 CAN) – Phaze complicates the city’s newest transportation system.

 

“Vett” (11/10/09 CAN) – Vertex’s old ally Vett returns and gives the FCPD more trouble than they can handle.

 

“Prophecies and Guesstimates” (11/17/09 CAN) – Spin investigates Vertex’s past while Vett attacks the stadium for another artifact.

 

“Paradigm Shift, Part 1” (11/24/09 CAN) – Vertex and Vett attack the FCPD in order to claim the final artifact.

 

Paradigm Shift, Part 2” (12/1/09 CAN) – The FCPD struggles to keep the city from falling when they lose Pounder’s leadership.

December 19, 2020

HOLIDAY EPISODES & SPECIALS



Happy Holidays, Saturday fans! Much as we did for Halloween, this year we decided to give you all the gift of Christmas-themed episodes and specials from some of your Saturday favorites. So, sit back, unwrap your gift, and enjoy all the holiday goodness!

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101 Dalmatians: The Series


“A Christmas Cruella”
The puppies live through their own version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.



Aaahh!!! Real Monsters


“Gone Shopp’n”

The monsters go on a scaring spree inside a mall celebrating Christmas in July, but they end up locked inside with a really special item: a lava lamp.


Ace Ventura: Pet Detective


“The Reindeer Hunter”
Santa hires Ace to find his reindeer on Christmas Eve.


The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy


"The Christmas Adventure"
Ann and Andy try to help find Santa's stolen sleigh in order to save Christmas.


All Grown Up!


“The Finster Who Stole Christmas”
Chuckie’s desire to make this Christmas more memorable ends up going too well as he mistakenly steals a tree to replace his father’s lame one and the whole town is searching for the thief.


Alvin and the Chipmunks


“A Chipmunk Christmas”
Alvin gives the harmonica Dave gave him to a sick boy to make him feel better, and his plans to replace it are accelerated when Carnegie Hall wants him to play it on Christmas Eve.



“Santa Harry”
Uncle Harry, disguised as Santa, plans to replace the Chipmunks with robots in order to make a fortune.



“Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll”
The Ghosts of Christmas come to Alvin to get him to stop being so selfish on Christmas.

Angry Beavers


“Gift Hoarse”
Jealous of the train set Norbert got for Arbor Day, Daggett attempts to sabotage it.


Animaniacs


“’Twas the Day Before Christmas”
Slappy tells Skippy how she plans to give the Warners their presents.



“Jingle Boo”
Chicken Boo works as a store Santa.



“The Great Wakkorotti: The Holiday Concert”
Wakko belches Jingle Bells.


“A Christmas Plotz”
The Warners play ghosts to Plotz’s Scrooge.




“Little Drummer Warners”
A retelling of the birth of Jesus featuring the Warners.



“The 12 Days of Christmas”
A little bluebird sings The 12 Days of Christmas—and all the gifts end up being turtledoves.



“Noel”
The Warners sing Noel.



“The Christmas Tree”
Slappy’s tree is used for the Rockefeller Center tree.


Archie's Weird Mysteries


"The Christmas Phantom"
Archie ends up trapped in a department store with a monster.


Back at the Barnyard


“It’s an Udderful Life!”
Otis convinces Donner and Blitzen to visit the barnyard, but when Santa gets sick as a result the animals have to finish his deliveries for him.


Back to the Future


"A Dickens of a Christmas"
Doc takes everyone to 1800s London to celebrate a "Dickens" Christmas and the key to the DeLorean ends up stolen by a pickpocket.


Batman: The Animated Series


“Christmas with the Joker”
Joker escapes Arkham and challenges Batman and Robin to find him and free his hostages: Gordon, Bullock and Summer Gleason.


“Holiday Knights”
Ivy and Harley kidnap Bruce for his credit cards; Batgirl encounters Clayface; Batman and Robin have to stop the Joker.


Ben 10


“Merry Christmas”
The Tennysons come across a Christmas Village in the middle of the desert, and visiting it results in Max being recruited as Santa Claus—permanently.


Big Bad Beetleborgs


“Christmas Bells and Phantom’s Spells”
Flabber’s Christmas decorating is put on hold when the Magnavors go around stealing gifts and decorations from around town.


Big City Greens

"Green Christmas"
Worried he's not on Santa's nice list, Cricket sets out to do as many good deeds as possible.


Big Hero 6: The Series



"The Present"
Hiro, Baymax and Fred go around town trying to retrieve the present Fred loses when he accidentally takes Hiro's backpack.


Biker Mice from Mars


“Chill Zone”
Limburger plans to steal the Earth’s water using a giant snow sucker.


Blaze and the Monster Machines


“Monster Machine Christmas”
Blaze and AJ help Santa get ready for his deliveries, but Crusher accidentally sends the presents flying far away when searching for his own.


Bobby’s World


“Miracle on 34th Street & Rural Route 1”
Christmas with the family teaches Bobby the true meaning.


Bump in the Night


“’Twas the Night Before Bumpy”
Bumpy enlists Squishy’s aid in heading to the North Pole to steal  Santa’s sack of presents.


Bunk'd


"How the Griff Stole Christmas"
While the rest of the camp is involved in making gifts for underprivileged children, Griff acts out and actively destroys some of them.


"Summer Winter Wonderland"
Cold weather in July inspires Lou to hold an early Christmas celebration at the camp, however not every camper is finding the holiday spirit as easily as he is.


Bunsen is a Beast


“Bunsen Saves Christmas”
When Amanda ends up on Santa’s naughty list, she stuffs him in a gift box and steals all the toys.


Buzz Lightyear of Star Command


“Holiday Time”
Zurg steals a device from Santa and now Star Command must help him make his deliveries to save the holiday.


Camp Candy


“Christmas in July”
The campers try to fend off a heatwave by make-believing it’s Christmas while also having to teach Vanessa about the Christmas spirit.


ChalkZone


“When Santas Collide”
Angry he didn’t get the present he wanted, Rudy goes to spend the holidays in the ChalkZone and almost ends up accidentally ending Christmas there.


Casper


“A Christmas Peril”
The Ghostly Trio fill in for the Ghosts of Christmas.  


“Ms. Banshee’s Holiday Hits”
An ad for Ms. Banshee’s holiday album.


“Good Morning, Dr. Harvey”
The Trio interrupts James and Casper’s singing session.


“Fright Before Christmas”
Kat tells the tale about how the Trio spooked Santa.


Coop & Cami Ask the World



"Would You Wrather Get a Moose Angry?"
Jenna decorates for Christmas to recapture the feeling from when her husband was alive; Cami and Minty compete to raise the most holiday donations; Coop and Fred try to scare Ollie into behaving for the holidays by inventing Kramplemoose, a moose that punishes bad kids.



"Would You Wrather Lose Your Presents?"
Convinced her kids don't know the real meaning of Christmas after finding out they tried to find out what she got them, Jenna decides there will be no presents given this year.


Cro


"It's Snow Problem"
Cro devises a new invention to help the mammoths gather wood for their annual hot tub soak during an extremely cold winter.



Darkwing Duck


“It’s a Wonderful Leaf”
Bushroot decides to ruin Christmas by taking over all the Christmas trees in town.


Digimon: Digital Monsters


“A Very Digi Christmas”
Control sprites and rampaging digimon spoil the DigiDestined’s holiday celebration.



Doc McStuffins


“A Very McStuffins Christmas”
Doc and her friends head to the North Pole to get a part to fix a toy broken by an elf, but Stuffy ends up separated from the group and needs Lambie and Chilly to save him.


“The Doc McStuffins Christmas Special”
Doc and the Pet Rescue Team set out to deliver all the Christmas presents when Santa disappears.


Doug/Disney’s Doug


“Doug’s Christmas Story”
Porkchop is accused of attacking Beebe and Doug has to prove his innocence before he’s sent away.


“Doug’s Secret Christmas”
With the new baby on the way, Doug’s family is too busy to celebrate Christmas so he and Porkchop have their own private celebration in his room.


DuckTales (2017)


“Last Christmas!”
Scrooge avoids holiday stress by traveling to the past with a trio of ghosts and crashing history’s greatest Christmas parties.


"How Santa Stole Christmas!"
Scrooge has to put aside his long-standing feud with Santa in order to help deliver presents when Santa hurts his leg.



The Dukes


“A Dickens of a Christmas”
Boss attempts to break the rules and continue the race on Christmas, sending him into his own A Christmas Carol.


Dumb and Dumber: The Animated Series


"Santa Klutz"
Harry takes a job as a store Santa, leading Lloyd to believe he's the real thing.


Earthworm Jim


“For Whom the Jingle Bell Tolls”
Queen Slug-For-A-Butt attempts to brainwash Santa Claus.


Eek! The Cat


“It’s a Wonderful 9 Lives”
Eek attempts to deliver a present that Santa lost.


“It’s a Very Merry Eek’s-Mas”
Eek takes Sharky to Santa to get him reunited with his family, but they end up helping Santa instead when his elves and reindeer and elf go on strike.


Elena of Avalor


“Navidad”
Elena and her friends attempt to celebrate the holidays together, but a series of mishaps leads Elena to having to remind them what the holidays are supposed to be about.


“Snow Place Like Home”
Elena’s plans for spending a quiet and peaceful Navidad at home is threatened by a freak snowstorm.


"Festival of Lights"
Elena and her family rescue a royal family in peril who then teach them about their holiday of Hanukkah.



The Emperor’s New School



“A Giftmas Story”
Kuzco wants to get off of Papa Santos’ naughty list and gets his chance when he has to resume his llama form to help guide Santos’ sleigh.


Fat Albert Christmas Special


The Cosby Kids offer to help out a needy family that show up at their clubhouse, but the junkyard’s owner has other ideas.


Flint the Time Detective


“Cavemen’s Christmas”
Travelling to ancient France leads the time detectives to help a young girl find her missing mother.


Freakazoid!


“In Arms Way”
Freakazoid’s Christmas shopping is put on hold to stop Arms Akimbo.



Gadget and the Gadgetinis


“Santa Claw”
Gadget and his allies have to head to the North Pole to rescue Santa from Dr. Claw.


Gadget Boy & Heather/Gadget Boy's Adventures in History


"A Gadget Boy Christmas Around the World"
Spyda wants to destroy Christmas, so she goes back in time and kidnaps various historical figures tied to the holiday.


Garfield and Friends


“Heatwave Holiday”
Beating the heat with cold thoughts ends up spreading throughout the town.


Go Jetters


"The North Pole, Arctic Ocean (Christmas Special)"
Th Go Jetters head to the North Pole on Christmas Eve where they discover Glitch has borrowed Santa's sleigh.


Goof Troop


“Have Yourself a Goofy Little Christmas”
Sick of Goofy blowing up his house every year, Pete takes his family away to Asperin, Colorado for the holidays.


Heathcliff (1984)


“Christmas Memories”
The Catillac cats reminisce about how they all met while throwing Leroy a birthday party.


“North Pole Cat”
Heathcliff and Spike head to the North Pole to bring returned letters back to Santa.


Hey Vern, It's Ernest!


"Hey Vern, It's Holidays" 
Ernest sets the world record for celebrating all the major holidays in one day.


Histeria


“The American Revolution (Part 1)”
George Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River to surprise the Red Coats on Christmas.


House of Mouse


“Pete’s Christmas Caper”
Peter volunteers to play Santa at the party in order to steal all the gifts.


“Clarabelle’s Christmas List”
Clarabelle gets her hands onto Santa’s list and adds anyone who tires to look at it to the “naughty” side.



“Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse”
The staff tries to get Donald into the Christmas spirit while they’re stuck at the club.


Inspector Gadget (1983)


“Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas”
Dr. Claw takes over Santa’s workshop and has the elves make defective toys.


It’s Punky Brewster!


“Christmas in July”

A trip to Santa’s workshop leads to an accident that causes it to snow around the world.


Jackie Chan Adventures


“A Jolly J-Team Xmas”
The J-Team has to save Christmas when Wong attempts to steal Santa Claus’ chi.


LazyTown


“The Holiday Spirit”
Robbie accidentally knocks Santa out of the sky and all the presents land on Stingy’s house.


Life with Louie


“A Christmas Surprise for Mrs. Stillman”
Louie and his dad take it upon themselves to bring Christmas cheer to a woman that seemingly has none.


“Family Portrait”
Learning one of his friends is an orphan, Louie invites him to his house for Christmas.


Lilo & Stitch: The Series


“Topper: Experiment 025”
Stitch steals all of the town’s Christmas presents in order to find an experiment pod.


The Lion Guard


"Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas"
The Lion Guard calls on the various animals in the land to help them prepare a Christmas surprise for Timon and Pumbaa.


Martin Mystery


“Eternal Christmas”
A lonely man gets his wish for eternal Christmas when he smashes a snow globe, which Martin and his friends have to restore before they’re trapped forever.


“All I Want for Xmas”
Martin and Diana attend a Christmas party at the Center, but a villainous elf plans to ruin Christmas by twisting everyone’s Christmas wishes.



The Mask: The Animated Series


“Santa Mask”
Kablamus, Walter and the mutants disguise themselves as Santa to commit crimes.


Masked Rider


“Ferbus’ First Christmas”
Dex is homesick as the Stewarts prepare for Christmas, while Nefaria plants Maggots in their house to capture Santa Claus.



Max & Ruby


“Max’s Christmas”
Ruby refuses to allow Max to stay up and wait for Santa.


“Grandma’s Present”
Grandma ends up getting Ruby the perfect Christmas gift.


“Max and Ruby’s Christmas Tree”
Ruby wants to use traditional decorations on the tree, but Max wants to use toys.


“Max’s Christmas Passed”
Max plans to cheer up Ruby who’s sad that Christmas is over.


“Ruby’s Perfect Christmas Tree”
Ruby sets out to find the perfect Christmas tree for the holidays.


“Max’s Christmas Present”
Ruby makes decorations while Max heads out to ask Santa about the prefect presents he should get.


“Max and Ruby’s Christmas Carol”
Max’s role as bell-ringer with the carolers ends up calling the whole town to come watch them perform.


Men in Black: The Series


“The Black Christmas Syndrome”
MIB has to rescue Santa Claus from Drekk.


Mickey Mouse


“Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special”
Donald decides to stay in town instead of migrating for the winter, and Mickey is determined to make his first Christmas memorable.


Mickey Mouseworks


“The Nutcracker”
Minnie’s nutcracker doll turns into a handsome prince in order to rescue her from the Mouse King.




“Mickey’s Christmas Chaos”
Mickey and Mortimer compete for a house decorating contest.


Mighty Morphin Power Rangers


“Alpha’s Magical Christmas”
Sad while the Rangers are away helping Santa Claus, Alpha 5 consoles himself by singing Christmas carols with children from around the world.


“I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger”
The villains attempt to ruin Christmas by capturing Santa Claus.


Milo Murphy’s Law


“A Christmas Peril”
Milo invites the whole family for Christmas as a surprise for his parents.


Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir


“A Christmas Special”
When Adrien runs away from home on Christmas, Ladybug sets out to find him and bring him back.


Molang


"The Christmas Tree"
Cold after a snowball fight, Molang accidentally starts a fire using Piu Piu's Christmas tree as kindling.


¡Mucha Lucha!


"The Match Before Xmas"
Santa's evil twin brother Rudo and his team of chupacabras attempt to take over Christmas and make sure only the bad get presents.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls



"Holidays Unwrapped"
The girls try to create a fake snow day to get out of a test; Pinkie Pie braves an epic snowball battle to get Rarity her annual souffle before it falls; Twilight helps the Apple family outwit the Flim Flam brothers from stealing their cider; the girls plot different ways to get Sunset’s key out of her school locker in order to get to their gifts for needy kids; Rainbow Dash goes on a frantic search for a gift for Fluttershy when she forgets about the group’s gift exchange; Applejack wants the girls to take a group photo to send out to the whole school, but the girls aren’t too excited about the idea—or her theme.


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic


“Hearth’s Warming Eve”
The Mane Six and Spike head to Canterlot to put on a Hearth’s Warming Eve play about the founding of Equestria.


“Hearthbreakers”
The Apple and Pie families spend the holidays together and find that their respective traditions may be a bit too different.


“A Hearth’s Warming Tail”
Twilight attempts to cure Starlight’s holiday blues by reading a Hearth’s Warming story to her.


“The Hearth’s Warming Club”
While Twilight investigates which of her students pulled a disruptive prank, they share memories of home and their respective holiday traditions with each other.


“Best Gift Ever”
To reduce the stress of the holidays, the ponies decide to pick a name out of a hat and focus on finding the perfect gift for that particular pony.


New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh


“Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too”
Christopher Robin sends off a letter to Santa with the gang’s desires, but soon they become greedy and keep asking for more.
  

 “Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year”
It’s time for the holidays and the usual chaos abounds in the Wood, along with Pooh forgetting where he hid Piglet’s present.



New Kids on the Block


“Christmas Special”
After their concert, the New Kids end up at a homeless shelter where they spread joy to the less fortunate.


New Scooby-Doo Mysteries


“The Nutcracker Scoob”
The gang has to warm the heart of the cruel Winslow Nickleby who delights in ruining the Christmases of the residents of the children’s home.


New Woody Woodpecker Show




“A Very Woody Christmas”
Woody ends up foiling a couple of thieves stealing people’s Christmas presents.


“It’s a Chilly Christmas After All”
Chilly wants to hitch a ride with Santa to go to a warmer climate, but first he needs to get past an intrepid elf.


“Yule Get Yours”

Woody’s attempts to get back on Santa’s nice list ends up getting him into even more trouble.


“The 12 Lies of Christmas”
Woody, Wally and Miss Meany all disagree on who saved Santa—and Christmas—from a couple of crooks one year.


Oggy and the Cockroaches


"A Truce for Christmas"
Oggy has second thoughts about throwing the cockroaches out into a storm on Christmas Eve.


"Santa Oggy"
When the cockroaches injure Santa, Santa plays up his pain so that Oggy has to replace him for the holiday.


"North-Pole Panic"
The cockroaches infiltrate Santa's workshop in order to kidnap him.


"Green Peace"
With his artificial tree a mess, Oggy decides to chop down a real one--which the cockroaches set their sights on.

The Oz Kids


"Christmas in Oz"
While the kids try to get Rick to come to the Christmas party, Otto tricks Andrea into thinking she wasn't invited.


Pac-Man


“Christmas Comes to Pac-Land”
When Santa crash lands in Pac-Land, the Pac-Family tries to help him complete his deliveries.


Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures


“Happy Holidays and a Merry Berry Day”
When Pac’s parents return from a top-secret mission, Pac goes to great lengths to hide them from his friends.


“Santa-Pac”
Pac has to save Santa-Pac and his round-deer after they’re kidnapped to the Netherworld.


Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special


Pee-wee’s star-studded Christmas party gets a damper when Santa tells him he must shorten his wish list or other kids won’t get presents.


Penguins of Madagascar


“The All Nighter Before Christmas”
With the zoo closed for Christmas, the animals prepare their Kidsmas celebrations.


Pepper Ann


“A Kosher Christmas”
Pepper Ann comes to believe she must choose between her family’s holidays and can’t decide between Christmas and Hanukkah.


Peter Pan and the Pirates


“Hook’s Christmas”
Hook deems Christmas a waste of time until he’s visited by the Ghosts of Christmas.


Pickle and Peanut



“Tree Lighting”
Pickle and Peanut take Scampy and his brothers to New York for a show so that they can experience snow, but Peanut has trouble keeping Scampy’s brothers in line.


“A Merry Mocap Musical”
The behavior of Scampy’s brothers repeatedly gets them and Pickle and Peanut stuck in Illinois.


“A Cabbage Day Miracle”
Pickle and Peanut are upset that the holidays are over until Mr. Mjart tells them about another one.


“Springtime for Christmas”
Pickle plays Santa at Mjart Mart, and he and Peanut use their imaginations to help a little boy’s wish come true.


“Yellow Snow”
Pickle and Peanut start a snowball fight with a type of explosive snow that can destroy the town.



Pink Panther and Sons


“Insanity Claus”

Only Panky believes that the Santa that came into their house is the real one, and it turns out he was right—after they had him sent to jail!


Pinky and the Brain


“A Pinky and the Brain Christmas”
Brain infiltrates Santa’s workshop in order to put his hypnotic doll on everyone’s Christmas list.


Pinky, Elmyra and the Brain


“Yule Be Sorry”
Brain experiences life as if Pinky was never his friend.


Pokémon


“Holiday Hi-Jynx”
Ash encounters a Jynx who can’t find his way to Santa to return his boot, which leads Team Rocket to believe that he really IS Santa.


“Pikachu’s Winter Vacations: Christmas Night”
The Pokémon are left behind while their trainers run errands, but the curious little monsters end up trashing the house’s holiday decorations.


“Pikachu’s Winter Vacations: Stantler’s Little Helpers”
The Pokémon help Santa search for a rare berry to cure his Stantler’s fever.


“Pikachu’s Winter Vacations: Delibird’s Dilemma”
The Pokémon’s snowball fight causes a passing Delibird to fall and lose all of the Christmas presents it was carrying.



“Pikachu’s Winter Vacations: Snorlax Snowman”
When the Pokémon’s Snorlax Snowman comes to life, it ends up taking them for a wintery adventure.



Postman Pat


“Postman Pat’s Magic Christmas”
Finishing his deliveries in time to play Santa at the village Christmas party seems almost impossible for Pat until a mysterious stranger appears to help.



 “Postman Pat’s Christmas Eve”
Pat has to rescue Ajay and his Christmas tree from a snowdrift.


“Pat’s Special Delivery: The Flying Christmas Stocking”
Pat is delivering a stocking full of Secret Santa gifts from kids to their parents, but the stocking rips along the way and loses all the presents.


“Postman Pat and the Christmas Panto Horse”
Pat sets out to retrieve Pumpkin when she gets scared by the snow so that Lucy can perform in the pantomime.


Pound Puppies (1986)


"Happy Howlidays"
The pound is closed after Katrina hides some overdue bills, and it's up to Zazu to help the puppies regain their home.


Pound Puppies (2010)


"I Heard the Barks on Christmas Eve"
The Puppies need a miracle to place thousands of pups overflowing the shelters all over town.


Power Rangers Beast Morphers



"Scrozzle's Revenge"
The Beast Bots have to rescue the Rangers from their entrapment inside giant holiday ornaments.


Power Rangers Dino Charge/Dino Supercharge



“Race to Rescue Christmas”
Chase tries to get home for the holidays, but the Rangers have to recover Santa’s computer from Poisandra.


“Here Comes Heximas”
Heximas seeks to control the planet through cursed lumps of coal, but first he must get the Rangers under his spell using Secret Santa gifts.


Power Rangers Megaforce



“The Robo Knight Before Christmas”
Robo Knight is mistaken for a donated Christmas toy and is shipped to Africa where he learns the meaning of Christmas.


Power Rangers Ninja Steel/Super Ninja Steel



“Past, Presents, and Future”
Sarah has to travel through time with Santa to free the Rangers from Cleocatra’s freeze.


“The Poisy Show”
Poisandra returns to put a damper on the Rangers’ Christmas celebration.


Power Rangers Samurai/Super Samurai



“Christmas Together, Friends Forever”
The Rangers find the spirit of the season while reflecting on their first year together.


 “Stuck on Christmas”
After battling Nighlok, the Megazord breaks down leaving them stranded and missing Christmas with Mentor Ji.


Power Rangers Zeo



“A Season to Remember”
A spell is cast on the Rangers that turn them into intolerable bigots against other cultures.


The Raccoons


"The Christmas Raccoons"
When their home is cut down for a Christmas tree, the Raccoons end up in a battle to save their forest from deforestation.


Real Ghostbusters



“XMas Marks the Spot”
The guys unknowingly rescue Ebenezer Scrooge from the three spirits in the past, resulting in the end of Christmas in the present.


Recess



“Yes Mikey, Santa Does Shave”
Mikey’s attempts to prove that Santa is real ends up doing just the opposite.


“Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street”
Peter, Alordayne and Muriel end up trapped in a snowbank on the way home and Peter finds a way to blame it on T.J. and the gang.



Rescue Heroes


“Alone for the Holidays”
Rocky is depressed he needs to be on duty for the holidays, but a rescue may just remind him what the true meaning of the season is.


Rugrats



“The Santa Experience”
Everyone goes to the mountains for the holidays while Angelica is skeptical of Santa’s existence.


"Chanukah"
The babies try to help Boris settle a dispute between him and a childhood rival while Angelica tries to find a TV to watch a Christmas special and Stu tries to get to the synagogue on time.


“Let it Snow”
The Pickles taking their Christmas cards picture in August leads the kids to believe that Santa forgot the snow.


“Babies in Toyland”
The babies decide to take Dil to the North Pole to have a great first Christmas, but Angelica misleads them in order to get all the presents for herself.


Saved by the Bell



“Home For Christmas”
The gang prepares for a production of A Christmas Carol while Zack falls for a homeless girl who works at the mall.


Saved by the Bell: The New Class



“Christmas in July”
The Club’s annual celebration has Screech, Bobby and Tommy worried over what gifts to buy and Megan protests the swimsuit part of the Snow Queen Pageant.


“The Christmas Gift”
Screech arranges for Belding’s family to visit the ski lodge they’re at, but unknowingly Belding decides to go home to visit them.


“Fire at the Max”
When he forgets to turn off the Christmas tree lights, Ryan accidentally causes The Max to be burned down.


The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs


"Santa"
Ralph gets assigned North Pole duty once again: leading a contingent of dogs who help a confused Santa go about his Christmas duties.


Sesame Street



“Christmas Eve on Sesame Street”
Big Bird sets out to solve the problem of Santa fitting down the narrow chimneys on the street.


“Elmo Saves Christmas”
After Elmo rescues Santa from a chimney, he’s given a magical snow globe that will grant him three wishes.


“Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays!”
Elmo explores the traditions of the various winter holidays.


“Elmo’s Christmas Countdown”
Oscar is determined to have the most Christmas joy and is given the official Christmas-Counter-Downer, without which Christmas can’t come, and he ends up throwing it away.


“Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas”
Elmo’s father spins a tale about why cookies are left out for Santa.



SheZow


“SheZon’s Greetings”
SheZow has to rescue Santa from the clutches of Tatooselah.


Smurfs



“The Smurfs’ Christmas Special”
Two young kids try to get help when their grandfather ends up stranded in the woods, while Gargamel pursues the children in order to gain a scroll that will lead him to the Smurfs’ village.


“Baby’s First Christmas”
Evil witch Chlorhydris plans to put an end to Mr. Nicholas’ spreading of joy for the holidays by making him feel hate.


“The Magic Sack of Mr. Nicholas”
When his elves take ill, Mr. Nicholas calls the Smurfs to help him finish making all the toys so that he can deliver them on time.


“’Tis the Season to be Smurfy”
Grandpa and Sassette lead the Smurfs to the human village to help make an elderly couple’s Christmas better.


Spectacular Spider-Man



“Reinforcement”
The Sinister Six break out and reform during the holiday season and set out to destroy Spider-Man.


SpongeBob SquarePants



“Christmas Who?”
Sandy tells SpongeBob about Christmas, and SpongeBob proceeds to tell everyone in Bikini Bottom.


“The Secret Box”
SpongeBob desperately wants to see what’s inside Patrick’s secret box.


“Snowball Effect”
SpongeBob and Patrick try to get Squidward to join in their snowball fight.


“Frozen Face-Off”
Everyone participates in a worm-sled race for a chance to win a million dollars.


“It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!”
To ensure his Christmas wish is granted, Plankton uses Jerktonium to make everyone in Bikini Bottom naughty.


“Goons on the Moon”
Sandy takes her Science Scout troop up to the moon where SpongeBob accidentally causes it to fall out of orbit.


Star vs. the Forces of Evil



“Stump Day”
Star, Marco and the Mewni celebrate the snowy holiday of Stump Day.


“Holiday Spellcial”
One of Eclipsa’s dark spells gets invited to the office holiday party.


Static Shock



“Frozen Out”
The holidays threaten to be snowed out when homeless Maureen Connor’s powers rage out of control due to her mental problems.


Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire



“Merry Christmas, Super Dave!”
Super Dave ends up involved in the rescue of a kidnapped Santa.


Super Mario World



“The Night Before Cave Christmas”
The bothers attempt to introduce the cave people to Christmas, but Koopa steals all of their gifts.


Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries



“It Happened One Night Before Christmas”       
Granny tries to figure out what happened to the $8000 from her brother’s company.


“Father Christmas”
Granny helps a little girl retrieve the bird her parents got rid of.


Taz-Mania


“No Time For Christmas”
Taz travels across the Outback to bring Christmas gifts to his friends.


Teacher’s Pet



“A Dog for All Seasons”
While Mrs. Helprman takes on the herculean task of incorporating everyone’s beliefs into a holiday play, God sends an angel dog to help Spot learn if dogs have any holiday traditions.


“The Blight Before Christmas”
Tired of getting dog toys for Christmas, spot sets out to find a lost dog and claim the reward to buy stuff for himself.


Teamo Supremo


"Happy Holidays, Mr. Gruff!"
Teamo teams-up with their favorite action hero to stop Alchemy's experiment to prove people are more materialistic around the holidays.

Teen Titans Go!


"Second Christmas"
Raven, Cyborg and Beast Boy trick Starfire into believing that there's a Second Christmas and to expect the arrival of Second Santa Claus.


"The True Meaning of Christmas"
Tired of being on the naughty list, the Titans head to the North Pole to get their presents in person.


"Halloween v Christmas"
The Titans must help stop Santa Claus from taking over Halloween.


"Teen Titans Save Christmas"
When Santa quits it's up to the Titans to make sure Chrismtas goes off without a hitch.


"Christmas Crusaders"
Santa Claus and Robin team-up to stop the Coal Miner.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2003)



“The Christmas Aliens (aka Michelangelo’s Christmas Rescue)”
Michelangelo attempts to stop the Purple Dragons from stealing a truck full of toys at Christmas time.


ThunderCats Roar


"Mandora Saves Christmas"
The ThunderCats must help Santa Claus evade Mandora and get off of Third Earth.


The Tick



“The Tick Loves Santa!”
When a crook dressed as Santa gets electrocuted by a billboard, he gains the ability to duplicate himself.


Timon & Pumbaa



“Don’t Be Elfish”
Timon is desperately trying to get off Santa’s naughty list.


Tiny Toon Adventures



“It’s A Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special”
When Max sabotages Buster’s special and replaces him as the star of Tiny Toons, Buster considers quitting the show.


Tom and Jerry Tales


“Ho Ho Horrors”

Jerry enters Tom’s dream to make it a nightmare.


Top Wing



"A Top Wing Christmas"
The Cadets look forward to spending Christmas with Penny's family, but end up having to save Santa and Penny's little brother when Santa crashes on his way to deliver the Penguin's presents.


Total DramaRama


"Me, My Elf, and I"
Realizing he won't be getting any gifts for Christmas, Duncan tricks the others into going to the North Pole and deleting Santa's Naughty List.


Transformers Animated



"Human Error"
Sari helps the Autobots experience their first Christmas, but Optimus is uneasy about the new popular toy being based on Soundwave.


Transformers: Rescue Bots


"Christmas in July"
Doc's weather machine causes a snow storm in the middle of summer.


The Weekenders


“The Worst Holiday Ever”
The gang heads to Lor’s grandmother’s farm for the holidays, but their RV gets stuck in a blizzard.


What’s New, Scooby-Doo?



“A Scooby-Doo Christmas”
The Mystery, Inc. gang have to restore Christmas to a town by uncovering the mystery of the headless snowman that plagues them.



Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?


“Just Like Old Times”
Carmen gives the CHIEF a virus, making him believe Carmen is good and Zack and Ivy are thieves.


Where's Waldo? (2019)



"A Wanderer's Christmas"
Waldo and Wenda have to go back in time and stop Odlulu from ruining everyone's Christmas in her attempts to get off of Santa's naughty list.


Winx Club



“A Magix Christmas”
Bloom ends up stuck in Alfea for Christmas when the Trix send the Ice Dragons after her.


X-Men: The Animated Series



“Have Yourself a Morlock Little X-Mas”
Last-minute shopping is interrupted when Storm, Wolverine and Jubilee have to rescue Leech of the Morlocks.


X-Men: Evolution



“On Angel’s Wings”
Rogue and Cyclops a mysterious heroic angel is a new mutant whom Magneto wants to frame in order to instill a hatred of humanity in him.


Yo-Kai Watch



“A Very Yo-Kai Christmas”
Nate discovers the town is overrun with Yo-Kai while he goes to get his family’s Christmas cake.


“The Koma-Santa Clause”
Komasan and Komajiro become overwhelmed by requests when they help Santa Claus with his deliveries.


“Yo-Kai Ol’ Saint Trick”
Nate’s mother is possessed by Ol’ Saint Trick and has to correctly answer his three questions or else he’ll end up sucked into a bag.