Lloyd in Space
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|Lloyd in Space|
|Created by||Joe Ansolabehere
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||40|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Walt Disney Television Animation
Paul & Joe Productions
|Original channel||ABC/Toon Disney Zoog Disney|
1080i (16:9) (HDTV)
|Original run||February 3, 2001– February 27, 2004|
Lloyd in Space is an animated television series, created by Joe Ansolabehere and Paul Germain (creators of Recess), and released in 2001 on ABC-TV on Saturday mornings. The pilot was written by Ansolabehere, Germain and Mark Drop. The characters were designed by Eric Keyes.
Living far in the future, shortly after the end of World War IX, Lloyd Nebulon is a green-skinned alien (of the Verdigrean race) with strange ears and a single antenna sticking from his head. Lloyd lives in the Intrepidville Space Station along with his telekinetic and telepathic sister Francine and his mother, Commander Norah Li Nebulon, the Head of Intrepidville. Lloyd's friends are Eddie R. Horton (a red-haired teenage human), Kurt Blobberts (an enormous purple blob with a single eyeball and simple intelligence, of a species known as the Blobullons), and Douglas McNoggin (a giant brain with arms, feet, eyes and a mouth, of a species known as the Cerebellians).
Lloyd in Space was first introduced in early 2001 during Disney's One Saturday Morning on ABC. The show received higher ratings than initially expected, prompting Disney to quickly order additional episodes (some of which would air in the second season).
Lloyd in Space was officially cancelled in 2006. However, production on the program ceased in 2003, after the One Saturday Morning block was removed.
A total of 40 Lloyd in Space episodes were released in North America, Europe, and Asia.
"Cheery Therlap Lloyd" did not air in Asia due to its satirical religious holiday theme. "Commander Lloyd", "Day One", "Go Crater Worms", and "Ride Along" were never contracted to the Asian market. "Picture Perfect" was contracted exclusively to the Asian market.
Lost episodes and scripts
Although there are technically 40 episodes in the entire series, only 39 were officially aired in the North American market. Picture Perfect still remains "lost", and has yet to show up on internet video stream sites (to date, all 39 other episodes can be found online for video downloading and streaming).
A number of storyboard "scripts" have also surfaced via the internet since production ceased. These "scripts" generally contain storyboard ideas that were either completely finished or in the process of being completed.
- Lloyd P. Nebulon
Lloyd is an average teenage 13-year old boy of the Verdigrean species. He is a well-meaning, mild-mannered character and is frequently heard using the word "junk". Lloyd is a shy and socially awkward teenager who has trouble fitting in. His low-self esteem comes from his telekinetic little sister who is constantly embarrassing him; his nagging, overprotective mother; and all the popular bullies at Luna Vista Middle school who harass him day to day. Despite his somewhat crummy life, Lloyd is quite kind and caring even to complete strangers who are in need of help. Lloyd has also been shown to be very brave in the face of danger and always puts his friends and family before him in these situations. Around his three bests friends, Eddie, Kurt, and Douglas, Lloyd seems to be more confident and laid back (and sometimes quite cocky). This could mean that Lloyd is only shy around those he isn't really friendly with but can warm up to them over time. Lloyd is voiced by Courtland Mead, who also voices Gus Griswald on another One Saturday Morning show, Recess.
- Eddie Horton
Eddie is Lloyd's human friend who has orange, wavy hair. He acts in a very "cool" manner. Eddie has been known to be sarcastic, witty and by far the most charismatic of the group. Despite this, it has been shown that Lloyd develops Eddie's personality as without him, Eddie is brought down to a loner and a dork, more so than before. Eddie also hates to be called Edward. Eddie is also the only one in the group who isn't afraid to stand up to the more popular kids, even when outnumbered or outmatched. His father is a police officer. Eddie tends to think himself as the ladies' man. His birthday seems to be a month after Lloyd's birthday. Eddie is voiced by Justin Shenkarow, the voice of Gelman the Bully, Jerome the Advisor to King Bob, Eric the Strong Boy, and Chucko Kowalski's brother Cy Kowalski.
- Commander Nora Li Nebulon
Nora is the commander of Intrepidville and Lloyd's single mother. Nora's husband never appeared in the series. Nora is a tough commander who is brave, fearless and will always put Intrepidville's safety as well as her family's safety before her own. She is also able to remain calm and level-headed even during the most stressful situations. Nora can be warm and cheerful on occasions, such as on the annual Nebulon family weekend vacations. At the start of the series she also fell for Francine's "cutsy and innocent" acts, but throughout the course of the series Nora began to wise up to Francine's true cunning nature. She is voiced by April Winchell, the voice of Muriel P. Finster from Recess respectively.
Station is the space station's computer. When activated, he assumes the form of an eyeball attached to a long wire leading from any computer terminal. Station has a tendency to be fairly neurotic and oblivious to those around him. He is voiced by Brian George.
- Douglas McNoggin
Douglass is a member of the Cerebellian species who resembles a brain with glasses, arms, and legs. Douglas is an intelligent and intellectual boy, possessing knowledge so vast that it leaves his friends baffled most of the time. However, because of his love for science he has been labelled a "dork" and a "nerd" by many of the kids at Luna Vista. Douglas is in some ways Kurt's polar opposite: while Kurt is big, strong and quite dim; Douglas is small, scrawny and sharp-tongued. Douglas seems to be the voice of reason for the group as he believes that he and his friends should keep their noses out of trouble. Of course it doesn't take much from Eddie to convince him to join in on their schemes. One of Lloyd's friends. While he is the most intelligent character in the show, he is also the least athletic. Douglas is voiced by the voice of Steve one of the Pale Kids and Lance the Pants and Milhouse Van Houten in The Simpsons, Pamela Hayden.
- Kurt Blobberts
Kurt is Lloyd's large, blue, one-eyed friend of the Blobulon species. Kurt is an optimistic but somewhat dim-witted alien. He always tries to find the bright side to every situation, no matter how bleak it seems. Unlike his friends, Kurt has no real interest in becoming popular and only cares about being happy with himself. Kurt is also appalled by violence and would rather be friends than fight. However, when he and his best friend Douglas became Kurtlas, all the power went to their heads and they became the biggest bullies at Luna Vista Middle School until Lloyd talked some sense into them. While sometimes slow on the uptake, Kurt is a gentle and kind boy. His head can be removed from his body and still function. Kurt is voiced by Bill Fagerbakke, the voice of Patrick on SpongeBob SquarePants.
- Francine Nebulon
Francine is Lloyd's younger sister who is 5–6 years old. Francine acts sweet and cute around adults (mainly her mother), but she is manipulative and cunning when with Lloyd and his friends. She uses her younger sibling status and telekinesis to get what she wants. Despite constantly harassing Lloyd, she admits to him that she loves him and that he is the world's best brother. She refers to her big brother as a dork, and thinks that he is likely to tease him. She loves her doll Rosie, and loves to use her telekinesis and telepathy, especially to tease Lloyd. She is voiced by Nicolette Little.
- "Lloyd In Space". www.bcdb.com, May 13, 2012
- Lloyd in Space at the Internet Movie Database
- Lloyd In Space Episode Guide at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Lloyd in Space at TV.com