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Tak and the Power of Juju is an all CGI-based animated series that
premiered on Nickelodeon on August 31, 2007
and on Nicktoons Network on September
1, 2007. It has been showing on Nicktoons in the UK on 5 July
2008. Based on the video game of the same name,
the show consists of two eleven minute stories per half hour
episode. It is Nickelodeon's first all-CGI series (produced in
house) and the company's 30th Nicktoon. The series was produced by Nick
Jennings and directed, among others, by Mark Risley, Jim Schumann,
and Heiko Drengenberg. The show ended in November of 2008 after 26
- Tak (Hal Sparks) - The main character, he has the
ability to summon a magic power, which the Jujus (Magical
creatures) bestowed upon him to serve as a link between his and
their realms. Tak tends to be the smarter of the group, but has his
mishaps when it comes to practicing his Juju power. Whenever Lok
gets himself into trouble Tak is the first one on the scene to save
him. He is Jibolba's nephew and apprentice. He lives with Jibolba.
Little is known about Tak's parents except his mother was Aurora
Juju and his father was a Pupununu.
- The Chief (Maurice LaMarche) - He is the leader
of the Pupununu and father of Jeera and Zaria. He constantly gets
furious at Tak due to his mistakes in the use of his Juju power yet
constantly wants Tak to use his powers to help the village (but
mainly to help him). He loves his tribe and is very fat. His real
name is never mentioned.
- Drum-Beating Orangutan - An orangutan that
communicates by playing the drums. His first appearance is in
"Woodiefest." His 2nd appearance is in "The Three Chiefs", and a
third in "Our Favorite Juju".
- Lok (Patrick Warburton) - The resident
warrior of the village, Lok is more talk than action and, in fact,
his cowardice usually gets the better of him. He'd rather make up a
story (mostly from stating it was him and not Tak who saved the
village) to save face than do the actual dangerous deed. He often
refers to himself in third
- Jeera (Kari Wahlgren) - She is Tak's fun loving
best friend. She is the same age as Tak and around 5'3". Jeera is
the Chief's daughter and has an older sister named Zaria, who is
next in line for the throne and never lets her younger sister
forget it. Jeera is a tomboy and will often punch Tak as a sign of
endearment or annoyance. It is hinted she may be in love with Tak;
especially when she threatened to beat up his new best friend to
get him back if he was to move to another village in the episode
"Testing Jibolba." and in "Love Hurts" she openly admits that she
does and always loved him which may have been a lie so he wouldn't
be punished by Love Juju also in "To Love with Zaria" she asks Tak
if he wanted to marry Zaria then quickly saying that she didn't
care but the way she said proves that she did care. Psychic Juju
hinted that Zaria might not be the next chief of the pupununu so it
might be her instead. Sometimes she can be seen as more of a jerk
than a friend such as in "Shrink a Dink" she keeps saying his
greatest fear or in "Taks Monster" She laughs about his nightmares,
says he never uses his brain, tried to smack him upside the head,
and later she said that smacking him upside the head still sounded
like a good idea. So far, the only game she appears in is the
latest one, Tak & The Guardians Of Gross.
- Keeko (John DiMaggio) - Careless, laid back, and
a dreamer, Keeko is best friends with Tak and Jeera. he has no
parents and lives in a cave. His only memories of his parents is
the song he whistles.
- Banutu Steven Jibolba (Lloyd Sherr) - Tak's uncle and mentor is
the shaman of the Pupununu tribe. He may very well be over a
hundred years old.
- Zaria (Dannah Feinglass) - Jeera's 15 year
old bossy sister. She is the next one to inherit the throne and
won't let Jeera forget it. Psychic Juju hinted that she might not
be the future chief.
- Log Hermit (Maurice LaMarche) - An old hermit who
wears a log for clothes. His real name is unknown. He bet Masked
Guy that Jeera secretly loved Tak as seen in the episode "Love
- Masked Guy (Lloyd Sherr) - A shepherd who's always seen
wearing a mask. He communicates by mumbling although everybody in
the tribe is able to understand him. His real name is unknown and
his true face is never shown but is stated by the other villagers
that he is extremely beautiful.
- Slog (Megan Cavanagh) - A heavyset woman who
is incredibly strong. She has a big crush on Lok.
- Blod and Bleeta Oongatchaka (Rene Mujica and
respectively) - The spoiled twins are the children of the tribe's
richest and most snooty family, the Oongachakas. Blod and Bleeta
are known to cause trouble for Tak and Jeera because they covet
Tak's ability to summon the power of Juju and are constantly
plotting ways to take his powers from him. They are commonly in the
form of blue sheep, as seen in one episode.
- Chief Zogsnob (Jeff Bennett) - He is one of the Chief's
rivals and childhood friends. He is the chief of the Swollen River
People. (Mistaken by the tribe as the swollen Headed people)
- Chief Tina-Tina (Melanie Chartoff) - She is one of the
Chief's rivals and childhood friends.
- Donna and Linda (April Winchell and Dannah
Feinglass respectively) - These two talking sheep are part of
the herd that's under the care of Masked Guy. They gained the power
of speech from Tak on one occasion.
- Navis (Kari Wahlgren) - Jeera's pet Gratch. She
obtains it in "The Littlest Gratch" and can be seen again in "Girls
Only", "Mofather", and "Testing Jibolba".
- Shelley (Unknown) - A Beaver teeth creature
that became a friend with Tak and was the servant of Darkness juju,
He appears in "Destiny Schmestiny"
- Traloc (Jeff Bennett) - An evil shaman formerly
taught by Jibolba. He appears in the episode, "A Shaman's
Jujus are very odd magical creatures that Tak calls upon
whenever he's in need of them. Each of the Jujus reside in their
own part of the Juju Realm. Among the Jujus featured in this series
- Aurora Juju - She's Tak's mom and she created
the crystal that powers Tak's staff. She was Darkness Juju's fiance
but left him and married a man from the Pupununu tribe. Not much is
to be known of her.
- Belly Juju (Maurice LaMarche) - A hungry Juju that
has a mouth on his stomach. The stomach controls the body because
the head has no brain.
- Big Boss Juju - A fiery rock monster who is
the mightiest Juju in the Juju Realm. It is so powerful, even other
Jujus fear him. A long-forgotten Juju tradition has the Pupununu
Chief fighting the Big Boss Juju as a way of evading world
annihilation. It will target whoever is wearing the crown during
- Bug Juju (Wayne Knight) - A small Juju that
resembles a beetle. He has command over insects and loves to write
- Bulldrafish (Maurice LaMarche as Henry/George; Dannah
Feinglass as Doris; Rob Paulsen as Gillbert) - A monster that
has three heads (an aggressive bull head named Henry/George, a
female dragon head named Doris who can breath blue fire, and a fish
head named Gillbert), a dragon-like body, and a fish tail. It is
the pet of Judge Juju.
- Caged Juju - A cranky, horned Juju that lives
in a cage and would dearly love to eat Tak. Or anyone else, for
- Darkness Juju (Mitch Watson) - A Juju that
looks a bit like an obese version of the Devil, who sought the
power of the crystal that came into Tak's possession.
- Dinky Juju (Maurice LaMarche) - A short-tempered
Juju with powerful magic.unlike the game, he is restored with a
deep voice. He is an adult, but many confuse him for a baby because
of his small size.
- Devour Brothers - They star in the episode,
"Sans Sheriff". They're causing trouble in the JuJu realm. They are
the brothers of Caged JuJu.
- Feet Juju - A pair of large, blue feet (and
legs) that likes to dance. They seem to be recolored versions of
the Giant Misunderstanding Juju.
- Gremlin Juju (Jeff Bennett) - There is an assortment of
these short anglerfish-faced creatures. Some of them serve as the
law enforcement of the Jujus.
- Guess Who Juju (Hal Sparks) - An imaginary Juju that is
really Tak just wearing the most clever of disguises.
- Head Juju - A green floating head with arms
that has a southern accent. He lives in the Realm of Scrolls and is
the coach of the professional Gratchball team in the Juju
- Judge Juju (Rob Paulsen) - A corn Juju dressed as a
judge. Despite sounding like a man, Judge Juju is actually a
- Killjoy Juju (Mary Birdsong) - A one-eyed Juju known
for stopping parties. She is the wife of Party Juju.
- Love Juju (Danielle Schneider) - A short,
floating, mermaid Juju that wears an inner tube and wields a
snorkel as if it was her wand. The Pupununu always throw a festival
in her honor. She one time left a hole in the Chief's stomach when
she ended up displeased in one of the earlier festivals.
- Mayhem Juju - A cute but mischievous little
creature that Tak and Jeera take home as a pet in the episode "New
Pet". It has three musical horns on its head that sound off when it
summons a magical power. Mayhem JuJu also has the power to
disappear and reappear at any time.
- Party Juju (Rob Paulsen) - Also known as Dead
Juju, Party Juju is a skeleton Juju who is known to start
parties and even enjoys parties. Only the powers of his wife,
Killjoy Juju can undo the effects of his powers.
- Phobia Juju - A floating brain Juju that helps
the Pupununu tribe every year to overcome their fears. He appears
in the episode "Shrink A Dink".
- Psychic Juju (S. Scott Bullock) - Also known as
Mind-Reader Juju, Psychic Juju is a large-headed
genie-like Juju with psychic powers and precognition abilities. He
always demands "Silence" when he doesn't want to be interrupted
when he is giving his latest precognition.
- Pugnacious Juju (Kirk Ward) - A three-armed
retired boxer Juju. He tried to helped Chief into training him to
fight the Big Boss Juju.
- Really, Really, Revolting Juju (Hal Sparks) - A
gross-looking Juju. She is the sister of Repugnant Juju and
- Repugnant Juju (Dannah Feinglass) - A gross-looking
Juju. She is the sister of Repulsive Juju and Really, Really
- Repulsive Juju (John DiMaggio) - A gross-looking Juju. He
is the younger brother of Repugnant Juju and Really, Really,
Revolting Juju. Like his siblings he resembles an obese dinosaur
covered with holes that blow disgusting gasses. He also has a large
head and large eyestalks. He seems to be the friendliest JuJu and
is the most common JuJu to appear. He and Tak are friends.he later
evolves and becomes grosser,fatter,and very blob-like.
- Roadkill Juju (John DiMaggio) - A short peg-legged Juju
that loves being run over by J-Runners.
- Spider Juju (Maurice LaMarche) - A spider Juju with
a French accent who's diet seems to consist
mainly of human beings. On one occasion, Tak summoned him to get
rid of Zaria when she was in charge during the Chief's
- Vendor Juju (Nick Jennings) - An orange
octopus/jar-like Juju that can sell anything from within its body.
He is where Tak and Jeera got the Motiki from.
- Heiko Drengenberg
- Nick Jennings
- Lane Lueras
- Mark Risley
- Jim Schumann
- Mitch Watson
- Nick Jennings
- Ginny McSwain
Creative Director, CG Department
- Brandon Auman
- Nicole Dubuc
- Reid Harrison
- Tom Krajewski
- Mitch Watson (Head writer)
- Nick Jennings (executive producer)
- Audu Paden (supervising producer)
- Mitch Watson (co-producer (2007))
- Michael Petak (sound editor)
Based on the games published by THQ and Nick Games and developed by Avalanche
Volume 1: The Trouble with Magic
Release Date: June 24, 2008
Volume 2: Magic Is Where It Is
Release Date: TBA
During the Nickelodeon 2007 Kids' Choice Awards,
hosted by Justin Timberlake, a preview was
shown of the new show and the website is now available at Nick.com. The site includes
the preview, a character page and a story page minimally different
from the game.
Differences from the
Marsden does not reprise Tak from the video game. Instead, Hal Sparks voices him,
while Patrick Warburton is the only cast member from the games to
reprise his role of Lok from the video game. Lloyd Sherr voices Jibolba who was
previously voiced by John Kassir in the video game.
- Preview commercials on Nickelodeon clearly display the name of
Tak's tribe. For the series, it is written "Pupununu". In the
series of video games, it was "Pupanunu".
- In the television series, Dead Juju is instead called Party
Juju with Rob Paulsen reprising the role. Also, Mind-Reader Juju is
called Psychic Juju here with S. Scott Bullock voicing him instead
of Rob Paulsen.
- Tlaloc, the antagonist in the video games, is named Traloc in
the show. Rob Paulsen doesn't voice him in the series, Jeff Bennett
- So far the only Jujus and characters from the original games
that haven't appeared are Two-Headed Juju, Moon Juju, Fauna and
Flora, and Tlaloc's minions Pins and Needles.