(FOX, September 8, 1990-January 19, 1991)
|Some of the occupants of Umatta: Slogo, Logan, Bully, Dr. Russell, Boink, Tess, Grizzle and Ms. Devine with Rarf.|
Despite receiving critical acclaim and praise, Zazoo U didn’t find its audience—especially in light of it being up against shows like Muppet Babies and The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. Additionally, many of FOX’s affiliates chose not to carry the show. It became the first Fox Kids series to be cancelled, with the final two episodes not even being allowed to air before it was removed from the schedule and replaced by Peter Pan and the Pirates. Despite its short run, Zazoo U received some merchandising in the form of a t-shirt and a lunchbox by Aladdin. To date, only 6 episodes have seen release across 3 DVDs by Jetix in the United Kingdom; with online availability limited only to several episodes uploaded to YouTube. As for DeRolf, he was asked to develop the early branding effort for Fox Kids before writing six children’s books and having a successful career starting companies in children’s media, toys and games, as well as developing award-winning children’s programming and PSA’s for the Ad Council.