Action Man (1995 TV series)
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|Written by||Phil Harnage
|Directed by||Chris Bartleman|
|Voices of||Mark Griffin
|Composer(s)||Stephen C. Marston|
|Country of origin||European countries|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Executive producer(s)||Andy Heyward
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||DIC Entertainment|
|Original run||23 September 1995 – 15 December 1996|
|Related shows||Action Man (2000 TV series)|
Action Man is a 1995 British children's animated television show, created by DIC Entertainment. The cartoon is based on the Hasbro toy line of the same name. The show focuses on Action Man, a member of an elite multinational task force named Action Force who fight against the terrorist Dr.X and his 'Council of Doom'. Action Man is also portrayed as being an amnesiac who is trying to unlock the mystery of his past.
The show also featured live action segments before and after the main show.
Action Man was played by Mark Griffin, best known as "Trojan" from Gladiators, the British version of the United States hit sports show American Gladiators. Devon Sawa, before his career took off, was one of the voice-over actors for various characters in the show.
The show introduced several new team mates for Action Man which were then made into toys. The action figures of Natalie Poole and Knuck have become very rare collectors items. At Joecon 2010, a convention exclusive Q-Force action figure of Natalie Poole was released.
The series was only available on VHS in the UK due to rules on advertising to children (a toy could follow a program but not the other way around). It has also been released on DVD but the episodes on the DVDs are in a random order and many episodes have been released numerous times while several have not been released at all. This has caused confusion amongst many fans.
|DVD Name||Episodes||Release Date||Running Time||Additional information|
|Explosive Situation||Explosive Situation, Fountain of Youth, Cyber Soldier||2002||63:00 minutes|
|The Outside Edge||The Outside Edge, Skynap, Crack of Doom||2004||63:00 minutes|
|Past Performance||Soul of Evil, We Came in Peace, Past Performance||2004||63:00 minutes|
|A Time for Action||A Time For Action - Part One, A Time For Action - Part Two, The Most Dangerous Prey||2005||63:00 minutes|
|Peril At Perigee||Peril At Perigee, You Can't Go Home Again||2005||42:00 minutes|
|Rogue Moons||Rogue Moons, Points of Danger, Deja Vu||2006||63:00 minutes|
|Space Wars||We Came in Peace, Satellite Down, Skynap, Space Wars||2007||68:00 minutes|
- Action Man (1995) at the Internet Movie Database
- IMDB: Episode list for "Action Man" (1995)
- TV.com: Action Man (1995) Episode Guide