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ChalkZone
ChalkZone Title.png
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Format Animated series
Created by Bill Burnett
Larry Huber
Starring Elizabeth Daily
Hynden Walch
Candi Milo
Miriam Flynn
Jess Harnell
Robert Cait
Rodger Bumpass
Buck Owens
Russi Taylor
Tress MacNeille
Jim Cummings
Rob Paulsen
Country of origin United States
Canada
No. of seasons 4
No. of episodes 42 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Frederator Studios
Nickelodeon Productions
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
YTV
Original run March 22, 2002 (2002-03-22) – August 23, 2008 (2008-08-23)

ChalkZone is an American animated television series that aired on Nickelodeon. It was created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber, and produced by Frederator Studios for the Nickelodeon TV channel (executive producers: Bill Burnett, Larry Huber, Fred Seibert). It is distributed outside the United States by Canadian animation company, Nelvana Limited.

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Premise

The main character, an elementary school student named Rudy Tabootie (E.G. Daily), has been gifted with a magically endowed piece of chalk that allows access to the ChalkZone, an alternate dimension where everything and everyone that's ever been drawn in chalk and erased takes form as the living and/or tangible. The show concentrated on the adventures of Rudy, his sidekick Snap (Candi Milo), and classmate Penny Sanchez (Hynden Walch) within the zone.

History/Production

ChalkZone was produced by Frederator Studios for the Nickelodeon cable channel. The series can be seen as homage to the 1974 cartoon Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings. But ChalkZone went much farther, positing a world where everything that had ever been drawn in chalk by anyone came to life in the alternative chalk universe, endowed with the soul and personality its creator had intended for it. Thus ChalkZone took such alternate universe stories as Through the Looking Glass and The Wizard of Oz one step further. Where Alice and Dorothy were merely confronted by creatures and situations they had no control over, ChalkZone's hero, Rudy Tabootie had to confront the fact that there were consequences for what he brought into the world and how they interacted with the creations of others. The show was originally featured on Oh Yeah! Cartoons, just like The Fairly OddParents and My Life as a Teenage Robot. It premiered on March 22, 2002, as the highest rated new show premiere in Nickelodeon's history up to that. Nicktoons production on Season 1 ChalkZone was accidentally copyright 2000. time.[1] A soundtrack album, titled In The Zone (not to be confused with Britney Spears's 2003 album), has also been released. A second soundtrack album, titled ChalkZone DoubleDozen has never been released. This album can be found on Bill Burnett's website. The show aired on Nick on CBS on February 1, 2003 and ended on September 9, 2004. The show went on hiatus from June 22, 2005 to June 4, 2008. During that time, it was unknown if the unaired episodes would ever air in the US. The unaired episodes aired on Nick between June 4, 2008 to August 23, 2008. On June 28, 2008, an unaired episode did not contain a Music Video. It was one of the first ChalkZone episodes to not have a Music Video at the end. As of 2009 Nickelodeon only shows Season 4 episodes.

Awards

ChalkZone has been nominated for numerous Awards, including two Annie Awards, a Humanitas Prize and an Imagen Award.

Characters

Main Characters

  • Rudy Tabootie, voiced by Elizabeth Daily, is the artist whom the show stars. Rudy is the main character.; He is also in Fifth Grade. He travels ChalkZone with his best friends Penny and Snap. He has magic chalk that he can use to draw portals into ChalkZone and draw things out of thin air. It has been suggested throughout the series that he has a crush on Penny.
  • Snap, voiced by Candi Milo, is a small blue, humanoid drawing made by Rudy, and his best friend. Created by Rudy when he was 8 years old, he speaks with a New Jersey-like accent, and is adventurous and witty.
  • Penny Sanchez, voiced by Hynden Walch, is Rudy's best friend, a genius who helps him, and is the only other human besides Rudy who knows about ChalkZone. She is also in fifth grade just like Rudy. It has been shown that she might have a crush on Rudy.

Minor Characters

  • Reg "Reggie" Bullnerd, voiced by Candi Milo, is the school bully. Gets stuck in a lot of things and his full name is shown in the unaired episode "Teachers' Lounge". He gets into trouble all the time and even has a school record with its own file drawer.
  • Joe Tabootie, voiced by Jess Harnell, is Rudy's father, who runs a meat shop.
  • Mildred Tabootie, voiced by Miriam Flynn, is Rudy's mother.
  • Horace T. Wilter, voiced by Robert Cait, is Rudy's cartoon-hating school teacher. He comes close to learning about ChalkZone in the episode "Secret Passages."
  • Biclops, voiced by Rodger Bumpass, is the guardian of the Magic Chalk Mines.
  • Queen Rapsheeba, voiced by Rosslynn Taylor, is ChalkZone's song artist. Snap has had a crush on her forever.
  • Blocky, voiced by Robert Cait, is one of Snap's closest friends. He is a light green block and is claimed to be Rudy's first-ever drawing. His attitude is similar to the later 2007 cartoon character, Chowder.
  • Skrawl, voiced by Jim Cummings, was a drawing that was messed up by a bunch of kids at a birthday party Rudy had gone to. Skrawl blames Rudy for being ugly and wants to destroy him. Besides Reggie, Skrawl is one of the villains in the show. His most recent appearances are in "The Skrawl" and "Double Trouble." He has a Blues\R&B Soul voice most likely similar to B.B King.
  • Granny in the Bathtub: A drawing Rudy made, intended for humor. Possibly based off of Rudy's grandmother.

DVD release

While there have not been any DVD releases specifically for Chalkzone, the Christmas episode was featured on the 2006 DVD Nick Picks Holiday. Three episodes(Gift Adrift, French Fry Falls, and Eschucha Mi Carazon) were released for the Nickstravaganza! 2 DVD.

Current status

On June 22, 2005, ChalkZone was taken off of Nickelodeon. It then aired on the Nicktoons Network. It is currently running on Nicktoons Network at 4:00 AM EST on Sunday and Monday and Saturdays at 6:30 AM EST. The series' last episode aired on Saturday, August 23, 2008. All episodes have been aired as of December 2009.

Episodes

References

External links


Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

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Quotes from ChalkZone

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The Skrawl

  • [To Chalk Dad] "Hey hey hey, I was an original Tabootie before YOU were a sketch." - Snap

The Big Blow Up

  • "I don't wanna hear the end of that sentence!" - Snap
  • "I forgot to draw the arrow." - Rudy

Future Zone

  • "You can fill a lot of cereal in this bowl!" - Rudy

Purple Haze

  • "I hope this water softener will help." - Biclops
  • [After Rudy was bouncing his head & butt with a BULB HORN HONK] "Thank goodness you're okay Rudy." - Biclops

Simple English

ChalkZone
Format Animated series
Created by Bill Burnett
Larry Huber
Starring E.G. Daily
Hynden Walch
Candi Milo
Miriam Flynn
Jess Harnell
Robert Cait
Rodger Bumpass
Buck Owens
Russi Taylor
Tress MacNeille
Jim Cummings
Rob Paulsen
Country of origin
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 32
Production
Running time 30 minutes (including music videos)
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
ABC 5
Original run March 22, 2002December 9, 2004
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ChalkZone is a American animated television series. It is about a boy named Rudy. Rudy has magic chalk. When Rudy draws on the board with the magic chalk, it lets him go to a chalk world called Chalk Zone. Whatever he draws on the chalk board, or in Chalk Zone, comes to life.

Characters

  • Rudy - the main character of the series
  • Penny - a friend of Rudy that is a female
  • Snap - another friend of Rudy from Chalk Zone,
  • Skrawl - an evil villain that wants to take over Chalk Zone and destroy Rudy

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