Street Sharks

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Street Sharks
Streetsharks.jpg
A screenshot from the "Street Sharks" episode "Sharkbait." Clockwise from upper left: Jab, Streex, Slammu, Ripster
Genre Action/Adventure
Science fiction
Format Animated series
Starring Lee Tockar
Matt Hill
Andrew Rannells
D. Kevin Williams
Tony Wike
Terry Berner
J. Michael Lee
Pam Carter
Jim Hoggatt
Country of origin United States
Canada
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 40
Production
Running time 30 min.
Broadcast
Original channel Syndicated (1994–1997)
Original run September 11, 1994 – May 18, 1997
Chronology
Related shows Extreme Dinosaurs

Street Sharks is an American-Canadian animated television series about crime-fighting half-man/half-sharks. It was produced by DIC Entertainment and aired from 1994 to 1997, originally as a part of the Amazin' Adventures lineup.[1] Later, in 1996, the Street Sharks teamed up with the Dino Vengers and the show became "Dino Vengers Featuring Street Sharks". It was created to promote an existing Mattel toy line of the same name. The creators were David Siegel and Joe Galliani of Mr. Joe's Really Big Productions.[2]

Plot[edit]

The premise of the story states that university professor Dr. Robert Bolton and his partner Dr. Luther Paradigm created a machine, known as the "gene-slammer", capable of changing aquatic animals into anthropomorphic hybrids. Attempting to prevent Paradigm from using this machine for personal power, Bolton is transformed into an unseen monstrosity yet escapes. Later, Paradigm also gives Bolton's four sons John, Bobby, Coop, and Clint the likeness of four different sharks. When Dr. Paradigm captures their friend Bends, the resulting "Street Sharks" rescue him and combine Paradigm with piranha DNA, for which he is often nicknamed "Dr. Piranoid" by other characters. In subsequent episodes, Dr. Paradigm creates a variety of monsters to destroy the Street Sharks, while attempting to persuade the inhabitants of their native metropolis of Fission City to imprison them. Of these monsters, a few sided with the Sharks themselves namely 'Rox' (a musician-shark, similar to the protagonists), 'Moby Lick' (based on an orca), Mantaman (a manta ray/alien hybrid), and 'El Swordo' (based on a swordfish)

The final few episodes introduced the Dino Vengers, a group of extraterrestrial dinosaurs allied with the Street Sharks against their own rivals in the Raptor Gang.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1994)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Written by Original air date TV broadcast
1 "Sharkbait" Martha Moran September 1, 1994 (September 1, 1994) S01E01
Dr. Robert Bolton had invented a gene-slamming device for peaceful uses until his colleague Dr. Luther Paradigm uses it for his evil purposes. When Dr. Bolton tries to intervene, he ends up gene-slammed into an unseen inhuman creature during the struggle and escapes. While in search of their father, John, Clint, Robert, and Coop are mutated into humanoid sharks by the evil Dr. Paradigm. While adapting to their new looks, the four brothers must avoid being seen.
2 "Sharkbite" Martha Moran 1994 (1994) S01E02
The Street Sharks are on a runaway from the police along with their friends Bends and Dr. Lena. The Street Sharks must find a new place to live in and be safe from society.
3 "Sharkstorm" Martha Moran 1994 (1994) S01E03
Ripster, Jab, Streex, and Slammu must protect their reputations and change the way they are being viewed in Fission City. They must fight Dr. Piranoid as well as finding their father once and for all.

Season 2 (1994)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Written by Original air date TV broadcast
4 "Shark Quest" Douglas Booth 1994 (1994) S02E01
Dr. Paradigm captures Big Slammu to control his mind and the Street Sharks must break into Dr. Paradigm's hideout to attack and save their brother.
5 "Lone Shark" Dennis O'Flaherty 1994 (1994) S02E02
While the Street Sharks are going out for burgers, Dr. Paradigm transforms a squid he has acquired into Killamari who becomes the latest member of the Seaviates. The Sharks have to stop them from breaking into the Bolton home and stealing important genetic research data that their father left behind.
6 "Shark n' Roll" Robert Schecther 1994 (1994) S02E03
When a musician called Melvin Kresnik accidentally digests contaminated popcorn and water that was tainted with a gene-slamming chemical, he becomes a mako shark later known as Rox and befriends the Street Sharks. Together, they have to save the concert in town and its attendants from being mutated into more sea creatures through the same way that Rox was mutated.
7 "Fresh Water Sharks" Bill Matheny 1994 (1994) S02E04
The citizens of Fission City hear an announcement from Dr. Paradigm that he has invented a vaccine against the gene-slamming formula.
8 "Shark Treatment" Dennis O'Flaherty 1994 (1994) S02E05
With the help of a mind-control serum, Dr. Paradigm turns Jets Taylor into a killer whale mutant named Moby Lick to be his latest Seaviate.
9 "Road Sharks" Steve Hayes 1994 (1994) S02E06
When Streex has been captured by Dr. Paradigm, the rest of the Street Sharks alongside Moby Lick take to the roads to rescue them.
10 "Shark Fight" George Arthur Bloom 1994 (1994) S02E07
Rox is back in town for the Fission City Music Awards and plans to play the evidence that would expose Dr. Paradigm's gene-slamming activities.
11 "Sky Sharks" Michael O'Mahony 1994 (1994) S02E08
When his hotel had been previously destroyed by the Street Sharks and no family members to live with, Mr. Cunneyworth allows Dr. Paradigm to gene-slam him with the DNA of an electric eel and a moray eel which transforms him into Repteel. While Repteel is ordered by Dr. Paradigm to steal an advanced supercomputer part for his robotic machine, the Street Sharks take a cruise around the city to find the doctor's new Seaviate's location and put a stop to their evil plans.
12 "Shark of Steel" Douglas Booth 1994 (1994) S02E09
The Street Sharks are framed and brought out of hiding by Sharkbot, the robotic machine built by Dr. Paradigm in the last episode. The Street Sharks must once again defend their reputations and take on Sharkbot.
13 "Shark Source" Douglas Booth 1994 (1994) S02E10
The Street Sharks discover an underground civilization of mutant crocodiles that happen to know Dr. Bolton after he cured them of their damaged genes. Meanwhile, Dr. Paradigm rebuilds Sharkbot and captures one of the mutant crocodiles.

Season 3 (1995)[edit]

No. in
series
Title Written by Original air date TV broadcast
14 "Jurassic Shark" 1995 (1995) S03E01
Jab and Streex are sent back in time in two different eras by Dr. Paradigm's time machine called the Time Slammer. Back in the present, Slammu, Ripster, and Bends have to deal with Dr. Piranoid's Seaviates who are now joined by Shrimp Louie. With the help of some Atlanteans, Jab is able to travel in time to save his brother Streex.
15 "Sir Sharkalot" 1995 (1995) S03E02
Dr. Paradigm creates Tentakill as part of his time-traveling plot to have Killamari go back to the medieval times and kill the Street Shark's ancestor Sir Thomas Bolton. Ripster and Big Slammu hijack Dr. Paradigm's Time Slammer to prevent Sir Thomas Bolton from being killed.
16 "Shark to the Future" 1995 (1995) S03E03
The Street sharks are sent to a future where Dr. Piranoid controls everything. They meet up with Bends' great-great-grandson Bendsini and join the rebel forces.
17 "First Shark" 1995 (1995) S03E04
The Street Sharks go to Washington D.C. to save President David Horne from being "gene washed" by Dr. Piranoid as part of his plot to control President Horne after he had successfully gene-washed Vice-President Russell.
18 "Rebel Sharks" 1995 (1995) S03E05
The Street Sharks and Bends travel to the country of Chernosium to help a child named Ilya (who had sent them a fan letter), rescue his father President Andre Knezevic, and overthrow a dictator named Ekerson Nozum.
19 "Space Sharks" 1995 (1995) S03E06
After extracting alien DNA from a sample found on an asteroid, Dr. Piranoid tries to gene-slam the entire planet with this alien DNA mixed with manta ray DNA. The Street Sharks are sent up to space, per the president's request and help, to not only stop Dr. Piranoid's gene slamming plan, but also defeat the alien monster that was released from the sample. They end up getting help from Dr. Terrence Morton who ends up becoming Mantaman in order to help fight the alien.
20 "A Shark Among Us" 1995 (1995) S03E07
Lena's brother Malik is among those who have been taking strength-enhancing pills. Ripster goes undercover to trace the source of the pills and discovers that a drug dealer named Jackal has been distributing the pills in order to get some recruits to help rob a bank.
21 "To Shark or Not to Shark" 1995 (1995) S03E08
The Street Sharks have suddenly become human again due to a formula made by Dr. Piranoid as part of a plot to keep the Street Sharks human permanently.
22 "Eco Shark" 1995 (1995) S03E09
While investigating the killer whale attacks, the Street Sharks and Moby Lick trace the attacks to Malcolm Medusa III's marine animal sanctuary called Medusa Cove which is being covered up by holograms to hide the pollution and trapped whales. They discover that businessman Malcolm Medusa III and Clammando have been using holograms to keep the town from knowing what is really happening.
23 "Close Encounters of the Shark Kind" 1995 (1995) S03E10
Mantaman returns to Earth to help the Street Sharks fight the energy-draining alien (which survived the space station's destruction in "Space Sharks") before it starts draining Earth's electricity.
24 "Satellite Sharks" 1995 (1995) S03E11
The Stromboli Circus is in town where El Swordo and his swordfish Spike are the main attraction. Spike is soon targeted by Dr. Piranoid so that he can mutate and control it with the Chromifier Ray so that he can gain control of a satellite and control every head of state in the world.
25 "Cave Sharks" 1995 (1995) S03E12
Fission City has suffered a blackout as Dr. Paradigm unveils the Wolverinepedes (a wolverine/centipede hybrid) which will be a solution to Fission City's toxic waste problems. The Street Sharks are contacted by Paxel of the G.E.C.O.s (short for Genetic Engineered Cave Organism) on behalf of Robert Bolton where they learn that toxic waste is leaking into their underground home beneath the garbage dump. The Street Sharks discover that the Wolverinepedes are a cover for Dr. Piranoid's illegal toxic waste-dumping property where the Wolverinepedes have been getting bigger from the consumption of toxic waste.
26 "Shark Wars" 1995 (1995) S03E13
Dr. Paradigm is visited by his future counterpart in his Time-Slammer where they work on a plan to develop a mechanism to alter the world's genetic code by New Year's Eve. The Street Sharks are tipped off about the disturbance in the time-space continuum by Dr. Bolton and work with Mantaman and El Swordo to thwart the two Dr. Paradigms and the future Dr. Paradigm's Mechosharks.
27 "Shark Father" 1995 (1995) S03E14
An aged crime boss named Maximilian Greco discovers Ripster and Streex fighting Killamari and Repteel at a nearby zoo as part of Dr. Paradigm's plot to obtain animal specimens for his Genetic Engineering Chamber. Upon tracing Killamari and Repteel back to Dr. Paradigm, Maximilian Grecko blackmails him into enhancing him with the strength of a rhinoceros and the longevity of a desert tortoise. Maximilian also has Dr. Paradigm have his chihuahuas Zeus and Apollo enhanced to fight the Street Sharks.
28 "Shark Hunt" 1995 (1995) S03E15
Malcolm Medusa III and Clammando are back and have been hunting Florida Panthers in the Everglades as part of a plot to develop a Chemical Waste Incinerator there. After Moby Lick has been caught by Malcolm when trying to rescue them, the President enlists the Street Sharks to investigate where the trace the Florida Panthers and Moby Lick to a nearby island where Malcolm has used a petrifying laser to petrify Moby Lick, the Florida Panthers, and other wildlife in the Everglades. Now Malcolm plans to have the Street Sharks provide a hunting challenge for him.
29 "Card Sharks" 1995 (1995) S03E16
Maximilian Greco is back and has established a casino called the Golden Greco while making its surrounding areas as part of Fission City's casino district. Dr. Paradigm sends Repteel and Shrimp Louie to raid the Golden Greco and steal all the money there. Yet Repteel and Shrimp Louie continue to rob other casinos causing Dr. Paradigm to send Killamari after them up to the point where the Seaviants are enlisted by Maximilian Greco to take over the casino district.
30 "Shark Jacked" 1995 (1995) S03E17
Dr. Piranoid has Killamari and Tentakill capture Mantaman's younger brother Ryan so that he can get Mantaman to hijack two jets with one of them carrying the Latonian President and the other one carrying the Coachnian President where both of them are to be meeting with President Horne the next day. While Mantaman does the hijacking, Bends and the Street Sharks work on playing along while finding out where Dr. Piranoid is keeping Ryan. During that time, Dr. Piranoid has created the Genesis Satellite to end the world's woes by detonating it so that the world can be turned into mutated creatures.
31 "Turbo Sharks" 1995 (1995) S03E18
At the time when Jab is going to compete in the Cross-Country Grand Prix, Dr. Paradigm creates the Gene-Slam Bomb and places it in the Turbo Jab vehicle so that it would detonate at the Cross-Country Grand Prix if Jab does not have his car running at 65 MPH. The plot thickens when the International Trade Conference that is signing the Big Trade Agreement is threatened by Dr. Paradigm's Gene-Washing Bomb within an ice sculpture of two dolphins.
32 "20,000 Sharks Under the Sea" 1995 (1995) S03E19
At the time when El Swordo is entertaining the USS Liberty, a four-headed sea monster (where some navy officers have compared it to Scylla) has been attacking ships and submarines at sea. To prevent an international incident, President Horne enlists the Street Sharks to look into this. The Street Sharks work with El Swordo in order to keep the four-headed sea monster from attacking ships.
33 "Ancient Sharkonauts" 1995 (1995) S03E20
A space capsule that landed on Earth 65,000,000 years ago has been unearthed by archaeologists. While Dr. Paradigm has taken interest in the space capsule, an incident involving the capsule's prisoner Bad Rapp causes Mantaman to fall under his control (the alien whose DNA was used to create Mantaman was one of Bad Rapp's many creations) as they plot to control the largest radio telescope in order to contact Bad Rapp's fellow Raptors. Now the Street Sharks must work to free Mantaman before Bad Rapp's transmission to his fellow Raptors gets through.
34 "Sharkotic Reaction" 1995 (1995) S03E21
President Horne contacts the Street Sharks informing them that a UFO has been sighted in the Solar System. Upon investigating, the Street Sharks meet the Dino Vengers T-Bone, Stegz, Bullzeye, and Spike. The Street Sharks learn from them that they are after Bad Rapp and the Raptors. The Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers join forces when the Raptors steal different weapons from different countries in order to make the other countries think they are being attacked by the other.
35 "Sand Sharks" 1995 (1995) S03E22
While fighting the Raptors, the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers hear from President Horne that the military is testing their stealth Super Shadow chopper. As the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers work to protect the Super Shadow from the Raptors, Dr. Paradigm takes interest in the Raptors as he leads Shrimp Louie and Tentakill into finding them where he will steal the Super Shadow for them in exchange for Velociraptor DNA. After Dr. Paradigm obtains the Super Shadow, the Raptors trick Dr. Paradigm by giving him iguana DNA. The Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers must work to reclaim the Super Shadow from the Raptors.
36 "Shark Quake" 1995 (1995) S03E23
During winter, the Raptors make plans to warm up Earth in order to make it more hospitable for the Raptors. They do this by making Mt. Cauldron (a dormant volcano near Fission City) erupt by firing a missile into it so that the heat from it can be trapped in Earth's atmosphere. After the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers thwart that plan, the Raptors do what they did on Calderas 3 by using their computer to activate every dormant volcanoes on Earth. Now the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers must prevent the Raptors from activating the dormant volcanoes on Earth.
37 "Super Shark" 1995 (1995) S03E24
At the time when Big Slammu prepares for Fission City's comic book convention at a local convention center to meet his favorite comic book writer Jake Langstrom, Bullzeye learns about comic books and follows Big Slammu to the convention center. At the same time, the Raptors head to the Munitions and Armaments section of the Convention Center in order to steal the latest weaponry there.
38 "Jungle Sharks" 1995 (1995) S03E25
When the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers stop the Raptors from stealing a submarine, Stegs, Spike, and Bullzeye come down with a virus with the same symptoms as the virus the Dino Vengers once contracted on Zirus 10. The Street Sharks and T-Bone race against time and the Raptors to the Amazon Rainforest to get to a special pharmaceutical fungus that would help cure the sick Dino Vengers before its final symptom takes its toll on them in the next 24 hours.
39 "Trojan Sharks" 1995 (1995) S03E26
In order to track the Dino Vengers to their lair, the Raptors cause havoc at an amusement park and ambush the Dino Vengers where they managed to secretly place a tracking device on Stegz so that they can find the Dino Lair. When the Dino Vengers end up defeated and captured as part of Bad Rapp's plot to launch them to the stars in a stolen missile, the Street Sharks must rescue the Dino Vengers before the Raptors can launch the missile they are on.
40 "Shark-apolypse Now!" May 1, 1995 (May 1, 1995) S03E27
At the time when the World Leaders have come to an agreement not to use biological weapons, the Street Sharks and the Dino Vengers are enlisted to guard a top secret facility that the biological weapons are going to be safely destroyed. In order for the Raptors to prevent the biological weapons from being destroyed, Dr. Paradigm (who is now Dr. Iguanoid) puts the finishing touches on his mind-control chip which they plan to use on Bad Rapp's alien creation after freeing it. This leads up to Dr. Paradigm releasing the other alien in the facility as part of his plot to rule Earth.

DVD release[edit]

On February 19, 2013, Street Sharks- The Complete Series was released on Region 1 DVD for the very first time by Mill Creek Entertainment.[3]

Principal voice actors[edit]

  • Rob Baker -
  • Terry Berner - Slash
  • Todd Campbell -
  • Pam Carter - Lena
  • Garry Chalk - El Swordo, Spike
  • Ian James Corlett - Bullzeye
  • Laurier Dubeau -
  • Matt Hill - Jab
  • Jim Hoggatt - Bends
  • Jerry Longe -
  • Laura Marr -
  • J. Michael Lee - Dr. Luther Paradigm
  • Jason Michas -
  • Doug Parker - Bad Rap, Haxx
  • Andrew Rannells - Streex, Shrimp Louie
  • Lee Tockar - Ripster, T-Bone
  • Jerry Wall -
  • D. Kevin Williams - Big Slammu, Dr. Robert Bolton, Killamari, Slobster, Stegz
  • Tony Wike - Repteel, Guy in the Sky, President David Horne

Additional voices[edit]

  • John St. Angelo -
  • Susan Baer Beck -
  • Kevin Erhardt -
  • Ryan Ewing -
  • Aaron Fili -
  • Steve Gibbs - SharkBot
  • Adam Grant -
  • Mary Theresa Green -
  • Nils Holland -
  • Amy Kunz -
  • Kevin Lawlor -
  • Roberta Lawson -
  • Laura Marr -
  • Clyde McNeal -
  • M. Michelle Phillips -
  • Alvin Sanders -
  • Casey Sixt -
  • Ryle Smith -
  • David Wallace -

Crew[edit]

  • Pam Carter - Casting and Voice Director
  • Marsha Goodman - Casting and Voice Director
  • Paul Quinn - Casting and Voice Director

Tie-in products[edit]

In 1996, Archie Comics released a short-lived comic book series based on Street Sharks. They published a three-issue mini-series which were based on the first three episodes of the series,[4] and a regular comic series, which lasted three issues.[5]

From 1994 to 1996, Mattel released a line of Street Sharks action figures.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ char2renee User Score 5. "Amazin' Adventures on". Tv.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ http://bulk.resource.org/copyright/hids/hid_11/hid_11658800-11659099.txt
  3. ^ Date, Cost, and Box Art for 'The Complete Series' on DVD!
  4. ^ "Street Sharks (mini series) (1996)". Comic Book Database. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Street Sharks (1996)". Comic Book Database. Retrieved 17 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Lifestyles: Street Sharks are Chompin' Good!. Electronic Gaming Monthly. Issue 69. Pg.137. April 1995.

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