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Three Delivery
Format Animated sitcom action
Created by Larry Schwarz
Directed by Andy Coyle
Tavis Silbernagel
Starring Johnny Yong Bosch
Stephanie Sheh
Robby Duncan Sharpe
Nancy Wu
Michael Alston Baley
David Chen
Lex Woutas
Opening theme Delivery by Ten Minute Turns
Composer(s) Ten Minute Turns
John Angier
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Running time 22 minutes approx.
Production company(s) Animation Collective
Fatkat
YTV
PVP Animations
Broadcast
Original channel Nicktoons Network
Original airing Friday, June 27, 2008, 7:30pm
Chronology
Related shows Kappa Mikey
(2006-2008)
Speed Racer: The Next Generation
(2008-2009)
External links
Official website

Three Delivery is an American animated sitcom and action adventure, inspired by kung-fu movies. It is created by Larry Schwarz, who also created similar series, Kappa Mikey and Speed Racer: The Next Generation. It is an animation collaboration between Animation Collective in Manhattan, New York and Fatkat in Miramichi, New Brunswick. The show premiered on Nicktoons Network on Friday, June 27, 2008. An episode of Three Delivery was first shown at the New York Comic Con 2008, on April 19, 2008. The show is currently being broadcast in the UK on CBBC having begun on February 21, 2009 and on Once TV in Mexico.

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Official show description

Years ago, an evil young apprentice named Kong Li unleashed the power of a magical cookbook, scattering its dangerous recipes throughout Chinatown. Thanks to an ancient spell, a force field was placed around the city, keeping the magic in. For many years, the rest of the world was protected, but now Kong Li has returned to find the powerful recipes. If he succeeds, their evil power will be released and the world will be in grave danger.

Luckily, three teenage heroes, skilled in kung-fu, have been trained to stop him. When orphans Sue, Sid and Tobey were recruited by Nana to make deliveries for Wu’s Garden Chinese restaurant, they saw it as a way to move out of the orphanage and have a chance to ride cool bikes. Little did they know then, that they would be locked in a battle against evil for the fate of the world. On top of everyday teenage problems, the heroes must track down every last magic recipe – and shut down Kong Li for good.

— Three Delivery Official Website, http://www.ThreeDelivery.com

Production

Animation Collective partnered with FatKat to guarantee more fluid, traditional-style 2D animation not usually found in Flash shows. The backgrounds are also painted in Flash. Schwarz was drawn to the premise, saying that he used to live near Manhattan's Chinatown himself, and that this show would reflect some personal experiences from him [1]. Art director and former director Alan Foreman designed the visual style of the show, which he compares to a living graphic novel. He also performs the vocals for the theme song, and contributes to the score, with his New York-based, indie-rock band Ten Minute Turns[2].

This is the first series by Animation Collective where two of the main characters are voiced by actors from high-profile anime dubs. Johnny Yong Bosch and Stephanie Sheh both play opposite each other in BLEACH and Eureka Seven, and they each have countless anime credits between them. Animation Collective mainstay Michael Sinterniklaas directed the voice performances for this show.

Promotion for the show began with the studio making 11 two minute-long original adventures for mobile phones in 2007, which also gave the studio an exercise in working with the new characters in preparation for the series. Three of them first aired on May 2 on Nicktoons Network during the premiere of Speed Racer: The Next Generation during commercials. Some of the clips are named "A Silver Tongue is fine, but Silence is Golden", "Two Heads Aren't Always Better than One", and "Out of Sight? You're Out of your Mind!", after each of the fortune cookie fortunes that appear at the beginning of every short. The last eight will soon be broadcast in 2009.

Cast

Episodes

Shorts (2008)

# Title Original Release Date Production code
1 "A Silver Tongue is fine, but Silence is Golden" May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02) 001
Tobey uses a fortune to make Sue unable to talk. 
2 "Two Heads Aren't Always Better than One" May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02) 002
Sid uses a fortune cookie to make a copy of himself to clean Wu's Garden's kitchen so he can go to the movies with Sue and Tobey. 
3 "Out of Sight? You're Out of your Mind!" May 2, 2008 (2008-05-02) 003
There is an invisible man harassing Sue and Tobey while they eat. It turns out to be Sid. 
4 "There is Nothing to make the Spirit Soar like the Passing of the Wind" May 9, 2008 (2008-05-09) 004
Tobey uses one of Nana's cookies to fly in the wind, but it turns out he flies by breaking wind. 

Season 1: 2008-2009

The first season began on June 27, 2008 on Nicktoons Network.

# Title Writer Original Release Date Production code
1 "I Feel the Earth Move" Adeline Colangelo, Kim Holmes June 27, 2008 (2008-06-27) 101

Mysterious earthquakes threaten the streets of Chinatown, and the three discover they are connected to an old well downtown. While on a delievery the gang feels rumbling and decied to investigate. Tobey accidentally falls down a sinkhole and is fished out by Sue and Sid, he also finds a huge red scale. Sid decides to go check out the well where he saw an old man and smoke rising. Sue, Nanna, and Tobey try to figure out whats going on while Sid is attacked by the old man discovered to be Kong Li. Nana realizes that there is an ancient dragon sleeping under China Town and that Kong Li is trying to wake it with the "The Di Xia Spicy Noodle Recipe" to use it destroy the magical barrier so he can escape. Sue suggests pouring water in the Well to cool of the recipe and calm the dragon. The plan fails andthe dragon awakens, Kong Li orders the Dragon to destroy the barrier. Sue then realizes that they need to add baking soda instead, Sue and Sid try to slow the dragon while Tobey goes to the market. Sue and Sid make little progress wheil Sid is stuck behind an old lady. Tobey finally gets the baking soda and pours it in the well. The dragon is calmed and goes back under ground, Kong Li is knocked into the fissure left by the dragon, and Sue gets the recipe. Everything is back to normal. Recipe Obtained: The Di Xia Spicy Noodle Recipe

Guest Star: Evelyn Lanto from Kappa Mikey (Mitsuki) as Exercise Instructor 
2 "Bottomless Soup" Sean Boyland, Bennett Madison July 4, 2008 (2008-07-04) 102

Sue, Sid, and Tobey must discover the source of the soup flooding Chinatown.
Recipe Obtained: The Bottomless Soup of General Yang Recipe
Absent: Kong Li

Guest Star: Stephen Moverly from Kappa Mikey (Ozu) as General Yang 
3 "Great Balls of Fire" Leila Strachan July 11, 2008 (2008-07-11) 103

A kid named Eugene, who idolized Sue, Sid and Tobey, draws comics using ink he makes himself, but his creations somehow come to life and set the town on fire.
Recipe Obtained: The Crocus Ink Recipe
Absent: Kong Li

Guest Star: Jamie McGonnigal from Pokémon and Viva Piñata as Eugene 
4 "Let Them Eat Cookies" Adeline Colangelo July 25, 2008 (2008-07-25) 104

Tobey is turned into a monkey when he opens a magic fortune cookie.
Recipe Obtained: The Fu Fortune Cookie Recipe

Absent: Kong Li 
5 "The Other Garden" Kim Holmes August 1, 2008 (2008-08-01) 105
Tired of always training for Kong Li and never getting to do normal teen activities, Sid wishes he, Sue and Tobey had never met Nana... and witnesses a parallel universe that results.
 
6 "Shape Shifter" Adeline Colangelo August 8, 2008 (2008-08-08) 106

Kong Li sends a shape shifter to track down a collection of antiques.
Recipe Obtained: The Mokupow Recipe

Guest Star: Kether Donahue from Kappa Mikey (Lily) as Eunice 
7 "The Tutor" Adeline Colangelo August 15, 2008 (2008-08-15) 107

Sue wants to learn magic so bad, because she believes Kong Li can't be defeated with kung fu alone. While on a delivery, her customer is a magic master. She decides to train from him, but he might be using her for a recipe.

Recipe Obtained: The Crab Rangoon Recipe 
8 "Happy Birthday to Sid" Kim Holmes August 22, 2008 (2008-08-22) 108

Kong Li mixes a potion into the ingredients of a cake, which turns Nana and Mr. Wu into children on Sid's birthday, and tricks little Nana into thinking the siblings are her enemy.

Recipe Obtained: 'unknown' 
9 "Terracotta Warriors" Kim Holmes August 29, 2008 (2008-08-29) 109

The siblings practice team building in an art museum, when they discover the terracotta warrior statues are coming to life.

Recipe Obtained: The Qin La Chili Recipe 
10 "The Jiangshi" Adeline Colangelo October 31, 2008 (2008-10-31) 110

Sid, Sue and Tobey each try to avoid delivering to the creepy house of Mr. Drumm. Sue spots a child in the window, which they discover to be the soul of Drumm's dead twin brother. Sid bumps into zombie-like monsters called the Jiangshi.
Recipe Obtained: The Hopsink Shrimp Recipe

Absent: Kong Li 
11 "Cocoon" Keith Staskiewicz November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07) 111

A silker uses a magic recipe to make silk grow, but it turns out that his worms grew, and they all turned into Cocoons. Afterwards, the worms's cocoons hatched and became giant moths.
Recipe Obtained: The Danshaku Soup Recipe

Absent: Kong Li 
12 "Night of the Nian" Adeline Colangelo November 14, 2008 (2008-11-14) 112

A dog food seller uses a magic recipe to make a lot of dog food, but it soon gets over used... and turns 10 of the neighborhood dogs into monstrous beasts called Nian.
Recipe Obtained: The Gocheok-dong Soup Recipe

Absent: Kong Li 
13 "Paint Problem" Kim Holmes November 21, 2008 (2008-11-21) 113

Sue gets stuck inside a house while trying to investigate the source of purple painted on it, and both magically disappear. Meanwhile, Mr. Wu is going on a date, but he messes it up.

Recipe Obtained: 'unknown'
 
14 "Friday the 13th to the 4th Power" Zachary Scheer March 13, 2009 (2009-03-13) 114
Sue, Sid, and Tobey relive the same Friday the 13th over and over 
15 "Bedtime for Baku" ??? March 19, 2009 (2009-03-19) 115
 
16 "Cookbook Crooks" ??? March 26, 2009 (2009-03-26) 116
 
17 "Underworld Rising" Zachary Scheer April 2, 2009 (2009-04-02) 117
 
18 "New Employee" ??? April 9, 2009 (2009-04-09) 118
 
19 "Night of the Living Vegetables" ??? April 16, 2009 (2009-04-16) 119
 
20 "Fear Factor" ??? May 7, 2009 (2009-05-07) 120
 
21 "Qiang Wall of Chinatown" Zachary Scheer May 14, 2009 (2009-05-14) 121
 
22 "Super Sid" ??? May 21, 2009 (2009-05-21) 122
 
23 "Time Travel" ??? June 28, 2009 (2009-06-28) 122
When most of the monsters come back, Nana makes a recipe that allows Sue,Sid,and Tobey to travel through time. 
24 "Origins" ??? June 28, 2009 (2009-06-28) 122
Kong Li tricks Tobey into thinking that he is his father. 

Ratings

Episode 1 garnered 571,063 viewers. Episode 2 garnered 593,000 viewers. By episode 3, it garnered over 1.5 million viewers. It continued to stay #1 on Nicktoons Network until Wolverine and the X-Men garnered over 3.1 million viewers with its first episode. Three Delivery then became #2. It then dropped to #3 on Nicktoons Network ratings due to Avatar the Last Airbender hitting #2 above Three Delivery. But it has garnered over 4.7 million viewers and has stayed at the top.

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