Bruno the Kid

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Bruno the Kid
Bruno the Kid.jpg
Genre Animation
Developed by Lane Reichert
Written by Chris Webb
Voices of Bruce Willis
Tony Jay
Mark Hamill
Theme music composer Nathan Wang
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 36
Executive producer(s) Phil Roman
Bruce Willis
Production company(s) Film Roman Productions
Distributor Camelot Entertainment Sales
(CBS Television Distribution)
Original release 23 September 1996 – 1 September 1997

Bruno the Kid is an animated series produced in 1996.


The cartoon starring Bruce Willis as the voice of an 11-year old boy who becomes a top spy for a secret espionage organization. The organization, named Globe, contacts Bruno via his computer and a special gadget watch, and are completely unaware of their top spy's young age as he hides behind a computer simulated avatar of a full grown man (in the image of Bruce Willis).

The members of Globe that Bruno works with in person, such as Jarlesburg (voiced by Tony Jay) and Harris (Mark Hamill), are unaware that Globe does not know Bruno's actual age, and assume that the organization must know what they are doing sending the boy into dangerous situations.

The episodes consist of Bruno managing to live a double-life without his parents' or friends’ knowledge. In one episode, he tells his parents that he is camping in the garden and he sets up a torch to project a fake silhouette of himself onto the side of the tent so that it looks like he is inside it. Meanwhile, with an alibi set up, Bruno will be out saving the world or foiling a major heist with the aid of his British spy partner Jarlesburg. One episode, one of Bruno's classmates caught Bruno on camera of being a spy and tries to blackmail him; however, Bruno erased the video tape and his secret is safe and his classmate is unable to exposed him. Later in the series, Jarlesburg quits being Bruno's partner after hesitating to fire a weapon and afraid he'll hit Bruno. Bruno objects Jarley quitting the team. Jarley was being a coward for a while until he came to his senses and return to be Bruno's partner. He apologizes to Bruno for being stupid because his quit. Along the way they usually meet Harris (a spoof of the character 'Q' in the James Bond books and films) who supplies Bruno with gadgets which Bruno usually finds a use for later on in the episode. As well as voicing the title character, Willis was one of the executive producer and also co-wrote and sang the theme song for the show with backing singers.

Episode list[edit]

Title Air date
1 "The Adventure Begins" 1996.Sep.23
2 "Spies, Lies & Bavarian Pies" 1996.Sep.30
3 "North by Southwest" 1996.Oct.07
4 "Take Me Out to the Bomb Game" 1996.Oct.14
5 "High Tide" 1996.Oct.21
6 "Moonbeam & Other Strangers" 1996.Oct.28
7 "Give Pizza a Chance" 1996.Nov.04
8 "Chip Happens" 1996.Nov.11
9 "Mind Over Matter" 1996.Nov.18
10 "Searching for Booby Vicious" 1996.Nov.25
11 "The Fission Mission" 1996.Dec.02
12 "The A-maze-ing Adventure" 1996.Dec.09
13 "Jungle Bogey" 1996.Dec.16
14 "Bruno-palooza" 1996.Dec.23
15 "Fade to Bruno" 1996.Dec.30
16 "The Spy Just Like Me" 1997.Jan.06
17 "Shake, Rattle & Roll" 1997.Jan.13
18 "Book 'Em Bruno, Murder One" 1997.Jan.20
19 "Dr. Nozone" 1997.Jan.27
20 "The Unfriendly Skies" 1997.Feb.03
21 "My Dogs Are Killin' Me" 1997.Feb.10
22 "Meteor Showers Bring No Flowers" 1997.Feb.17
23 "Bye Bye Jarly: Part One" 1997.Feb.24
24 "Send in the Clones" 1997.Mar.03
25 "Who's There?" 1997.Mar.10
26 "For Your Snake Eyes Only" 1997.Mar.17
27 "Funworld" 1997.Mar.24
28 "Soda Jerk" 1997.Mar.31
29 "The Last Christmas" 1997.Apr.07
30 "Revenge of the Giganerd" 1997.Apr.14
31 "Bye Bye Jarly: Part Two" 1997.Apr.21
32 "Bye Bye Jarly: Part Three" 1997.Apr.28
33 "Bullet Train" 1997.May.05
34 "Dead Boy Walking" 1997.May.12
35 "Virus" 1997.May.19
36 "You Go, Girl" 1997.May.26

Video and DVD release[edit]

Episodes were released on tape by Family Home Entertainment, but as of December 2, 2009, there have been no plans for a USA DVD release. But in Italy in 2008, they released 9 single DVD Volumes with 4 episodes per volume with English Soundtrack & English credits, which are now out of print.

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