SheZow

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SheZow
SheZow Logo.png
Genre Comedy
Created by Obie Scott Wade
Directed by Gillian Carr
Starring
Theme music composer
  • Christopher Elves
  • Obie Scott Wade
Opening theme "SheZow", vocals by Jeff Gunn and Christopher Elves
Composer(s) Christopher Elves
Country of origin
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (52 segments) (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Obie Scott Wade
  • Loris Kramer Lunsford
  • Jason Netter
  • Gillian Carr
  • Huoi Seong Low
  • Brenda Wooding
Producer(s) Gillian Carr
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor DHX Media
Broadcast
Original channel
Picture format
Audio format Dolby Pro Logic2
First shown in Australia
Original run 15 December 2012  – Hiatus

Shezow is an Australian-Canadian animated television series created by Obie Scott Wade who originally created the IP as a short for Disney Channel's Shorty McShorts' Shorts in 2007. It began airing on Network Ten on 15 December 2012. The series is aimed at children from 6 to 11 years old. Produced by Moody Street Kids and Kickstart Productions, it is distributed by DHX Media, and funded in part by Film Victoria. It was designed by Australian artist Kyla May.

As of December 2013, 52 eleven-minute episodes have been made, which are broadcast in pairs to make one season of 26 half-hour episodes.[1] In a 2013 interview, Wade expressed interest in making a second season.[2]

Synopsis[edit]

The series' protagonist, a 12-year-old boy named Guy[3] Hamdon, discovers the superheroine Shezow's power ring (originally worn and used by his late Aunt Agnes) and puts it on. While the power ring does grant him super powers, it was only meant to be worn by a woman, so Guy must wear a female superhero costume while fighting crime.

Cast and characters[edit]

Cast and crew[edit]

Actors[edit]

Cast
Jacquie Brennan Sheila, Tara, Grilla, Null, Madame Curiador
Lyall Brooks Brian Smirk, Tattoosalla, Coldfinger, Mocktopus, Wackerman, Senior Yo-Yo, Count Pussenbite, Aristotle, Mega Monkey, Caped Koala, Crash Thunder, Aristotle, Brouhaha, Dr. Frankenweather, Fibberachee, Maj. Attitude, Manny Ken, Void, Periwinkle, Spit Bubble, Moocher, Pirate Posse, Dudley, Kelli, Captain XL, Mayor Stanley, Link, Sarcazmo, Wishington, Tad, McSniff,
David-Myles Brown Guy/SheZow (in Australia), Moocher, Pirate Posse
Dan Hamill Officer Boxter, Candy Rapper, Le Pigeon, Moocher, Freddie Fartonavich
Matt Hill Maz
Diana Kaarina Kelly
Justin Kennedy Big Chow Slim
Elizabeth Nabben Droosha, Aunt Agnes, Mrs. Creature, Baby Scarington, Uma Thermal
Samuel Vincent Guy/SheZow (in all English-speaking territories outside Australia), SheZap
Cecelia Ramsdale Gal/DudePow, Maizy, Wanda

Development and production[edit]

In a 2013 interview, series creator Obie Scott Wade stated that the inspiration for SheZow was based on his experiences of watching Saturday-morning cartoons and a general love for superheroes. "When I was a kid I watched a show on Saturday mornings called Shazam! ... it was Shazam and Isis and I just thought it would be interesting to see what would happen if he accidentally said 'SHE-zam,' would he get a different costume or become a different hero?" He added that a lot of the facets to SheZow's mythology came about from the women writers on his team. "I asked the women on my team ... what would be a good weakness for a woman superhero and they all said, 'Bad hair!' ... A lot of the gadgets and jokes [for 'SheZow'] came from women."[2]

Broadcast[edit]

In the United States, it was added to the schedule lineup of Hub Network on June 1, 2013.[4] In the United Kingdom, the series will be shown on Sky1 on mid-2014[5] It is shown on Eleven and ABC3 in Australia and YTV in Canada.

List of countries and their channels that broadcast SheZow
Country / Region Broadcaster(s)
Australia Network Ten (2012–2013), Eleven (2014)
Canada YTV
Belgium Ketnet (Belgian Dutch)
Brazil Discovery Kids, TV Cultura
Italy Planet Kids, Fribee
Israel Arutz HaYeladim
Japan Disney XD
Portugal Biggs
United Kingdom Sky1
United States Hub Network

Reception[edit]

The show was considered controversial by several conservative Christian groups for using cross-dressing as a source of humour,[6] with One Million Moms, an affiliate of the American Family Association being one of the groups targeting it.[7] In response, series creator Obie Scott Wade stated, "SheZow is not transgendered. He's a boy, his gender never changes, he's just trapped in a silly costume." He also added that he doesn't find it child-inappropriate at all, because the idea came to him in his youth.[2]

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (Australia) Originally aired (US) DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
Pilot N/A May 4, 2007 N/A
1 26 December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15) November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02) June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01) November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02) TBA

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (2007)[edit]

Title Original air date
"SheZow" May 4, 2007 (2007-05-04)

Season 1 (2012–13)[edit]

No. Title Written by Original air date
(Australia)
Original air date
(US)
US viewers
(millions)
1a "SheZow Happens" Obie Scott Wade December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15) June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
N/A
1b "Cold Finger" Lazar Saric December 15, 2012 (2012-12-15) June 1, 2013 (2013-06-01)
N/A
2a "Makin' Bank" Obie Scott Wade December 16, 2012 (2012-12-16) June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08)
N/A
2b "Super Sidekick" Brendan Luno December 16, 2012 (2012-12-16) June 8, 2013 (2013-06-08)
N/A
3a "Glamageddon" Vivian Geffen December 21, 2012 (2012-12-21) June 15, 2013 (2013-06-15)
N/A
3b "SheZap" Brendan Luno December 21, 2012 (2012-12-21) June 15, 2013 (2013-06-15)
N/A
4a "S.I.C.K. Day" Lazar Saric December 22, 2012 (2012-12-22) June 22, 2013 (2013-06-22)
N/A
4b "Stuck Up" Josh Hamilton December 22, 2012 (2012-12-22) June 22, 2013 (2013-06-22)
N/A
5a "SheZow Meets DudePow" Keith Wagnar December 23, 2012 (2012-12-23) July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27)
N/A
5b "ShePhat" Dennis Haley & Marcy Brown December 23, 2012 (2012-12-23) July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27)
N/A
6a "Guy and Doll" Becky Overton December 28, 2012 (2012-12-28) June 29, 2013 (2013-06-29)
N/A
6b "Family Tree" Ann Austen December 28, 2012 (2012-12-28) June 29, 2013 (2013-06-29)
N/A
7a "Babysitter Jitters" John Hardman December 29, 2012 (2012-12-29) August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03)
N/A
7b "No Tattoo 4 U" Obie Scott Wade December 29, 2012 (2012-12-29) August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03)
N/A
8a "A Walk in My Heels" Kevin Sullivan December 30, 2012 (2012-12-30) August 10, 2013 (2013-08-10)
N/A
8b "She-T" Brendan Luno December 30, 2012 (2012-12-30) August 10, 2013 (2013-08-10)
N/A
9a "BrouHaHa" Dennis Haley & Marcy Brown July 6, 2013 (2013-07-06) August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17)
N/A
9b "Shehicle Pickle" Keith Wagnar July 6, 2013 (2013-07-06) August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17)
N/A
10a "Momnesia" Josh Hamilton July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) August 24, 2013 (2013-08-24)
N/A
10b "Facsimilady" Denise Downer July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13) August 24, 2013 (2013-08-24)
N/A
11a "She Pal" Justin Kennedy July 20, 2013 (2013-07-20) August 31, 2013 (2013-08-31)
N/A
11b "Le Pigeon" Ray Boseley July 20, 2013 (2013-07-20) August 31, 2013 (2013-08-31)
N/A
12a "In She-D" Kate Knechtel July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27) September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) 0.146[8]
12b "Fibberachee" Mark Fellows July 27, 2013 (2013-07-27) September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) 0.146[8]
13a "Sarcazmo the Great" S. Armstrong & S. Krause August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03) September 14, 2013 (2013-09-14) 0.133[9]
13b "SheSquatch" Carter Crocker August 3, 2013 (2013-08-03) September 14, 2013 (2013-09-14) 0.133[9]
14a "Fortune Kooky" Kevin Nemeth August 10, 2013 (2013-08-10) July 6, 2013 (2013-07-06)
N/A
14b "Black Is the New Pink" Chris Carter August 10, 2013 (2013-08-10) July 6, 2013 (2013-07-06)
N/A
15a "Mr. Nice Guy" Eric Truehart August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17) July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13)
N/A
15b "Dental Breakdown" Dan Reheuser (story)
Lazar Saric and Obie Scott Wade (teleplay)
August 17, 2013 (2013-08-17) July 13, 2013 (2013-07-13)
N/A
16a "Crash Thunder" Tommy Campbell August 24, 2013 (2013-08-24) July 20, 2013 (2013-07-20)
N/A
16b "Meet Dr. Frankenweather" Dan Reheuser (story)
Ray Boseley (teleplay)
August 24, 2013 (2013-08-24) July 20, 2013 (2013-07-20)
N/A
17a "Maz Junior" Dan Reheuser (story)
Becky Overton (teleplay)
August 31, 2013 (2013-08-31) September 21, 2013 (2013-09-21) 0.177[10]
17b "Uncommon Cold" Brendan Luno August 31, 2013 (2013-08-31) September 21, 2013 (2013-09-21) 0.177[10]
18a "Transformation Overload" Carter Crocker September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) September 28, 2013 (2013-09-28) 0.147[11]
18b "Wishington" Ray Boseley September 7, 2013 (2013-09-07) September 28, 2013 (2013-09-28) 0.147[11]
19a "PSA-Lister" Josh Hamilton September 14, 2013 (2013-09-14) October 5, 2013 (2013-10-05) 0.140[12]
19b "Friend or Faux" Josh Worth (story)
Carter Crocker, Obie Scott Wade and Josh Worty (teleplay)
September 14, 2013 (2013-09-14) October 5, 2013 (2013-10-05) 0.140[12]
20a "SheZow for a Day" Brendan Luno September 21, 2013 (2013-09-21) October 12, 2013 (2013-10-12) 0.185[13]
20b "No Girls Allowed" Ann Austen September 21, 2013 (2013-09-21) October 12, 2013 (2013-10-12) 0.185[13]
21a "Unplugged" Dan Reheuser (story)
Philip Dalkin (teleplay)
September 28, 2013 (2013-09-28) October 19, 2013 (2013-10-19) 0.123[14]
21b "Lawn Gone Mad" Obie Scott Wade September 28, 2013 (2013-09-28) October 19, 2013 (2013-10-19) 0.123[14]
22a "Evil Villains Day" Brendan Luno October 5, 2013 (2013-10-05) October 26, 2013 (2013-10-26) 0.211[15]
22b "Vampire Cats in Zombie Town" Eric Truehart October 5, 2013 (2013-10-05) October 26, 2013 (2013-10-26) 0.211[15]
23a "SheZon's Greetings" Vivian Geffen (story)
Dan Reheuser, Obie Scott Wade & Merriwether Williams
October 12, 2013 (2013-10-12) November 30, 2013 (2013-11-30) 0.066[16]
23b "Snow Way, Dude!" Doug MacLeod October 12, 2013 (2013-10-12) November 30, 2013 (2013-11-30) 0.066[16]
24a "Hot Rocks" Nate Knetchel October 19, 2013 (2013-10-19) November 9, 2013 (2013-11-09) 0.166[17]
24b "SheZap is Whack" Obie Scott Wade October 19, 2013 (2013-10-19) November 9, 2013 (2013-11-09) 0.166[17]
25a "Missing Link" Ray Boseley October 26, 2013 (2013-10-26) November 16, 2013 (2013-11-16) 0.102[18]
25b "Null and Void" Brendan Luno October 26, 2013 (2013-10-26) November 16, 2013 (2013-11-16) 0.102[18]
26a "Supernatural History" Ann Austen November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02) November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02) 0.096[19]
26b "DudePow Returns" Keith Wagner November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02) November 2, 2013 (2013-11-02) 0.096[19]

References[edit]

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