Hurricanes (TV series)

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Hurricanes
The Hurricanes (animated series - box cover art).jpg
Starring see cast list
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
No. of episodes 65
Production
Running time 30 minutes
(incl. commercials)
Production company(s) DIC Entertainment;
Siriol Productions;
STV Productions
(Scottish Television)
Distributor Bohbot Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel ITV (CITV)
syndicated
Original run 12 September 1993 (1993-09-12) – 1 January 1997 (1997-01-01)

Hurricanes is an animated series produced by DIC Entertainment, Siriol Productions and Scottish Television.[1] The show was distributed by Bohbot Entertainment for syndication outside of the UK, with Scottish Television controlling the UK rights. The series first aired in 1993 and ended in 1997.

Summary[edit]

The series focused on a fictional soccer team headed by the female inheritor of the teams' legacy, Amanda Carey and their coach, Jock Stone. Stone was notably based on Celtic F.C. manager Jock Stein. During the series, the Hurricanes soccer team would either be battling a renegade soccer club, The Gorgons managed by Stavros Garkos, for pitch supremacy or having wild, unpredictable adventures off the field in exotic world touring locations.

Despite such a lengthy episode number, and a cult following among British football fans who watched it faithfully in reruns during the football seasons, the Hurricanes remains a fairly dormant and minor addition to BKN's library, and its impact worldwide is barely minimum, its most memorable aspect being its theme song ("We're the Hurricanes").

The program which had been aired as a Saturday morning cartoon show in the late 1990s on UPN network and sometimes on Sunday mornings after Sherlock Holmes and the 22nd Century, though it didn't see main stream broadcasting in the United States until the fall of 2012 when Cookie Jar Entertainment, which had acquired the BKN library through a bankruptcy in 2010, added the program to the weekday Cookie Jar-controlled "This Is for Kids" lineup on the This TV digital subchannel network.

Cast[edit]

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