League of Super Evil

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League of Super Evil
Genre Animation
Action
Comedy
Slapstick
Created by Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee
Davila LeBlanc
Peter Ricq
Voices of Scott McNeil
Colin Murdock
Lee Tockar
Tabitha St. Germain
Opening theme "League of Super Evil"
Ending theme "League of Super Evil"
Composer(s) Steffan Andrews
Hal Beckett
Country of origin Canada
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 52 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Asaph Fipke
Ken Faier
Running time 22 minutes approx. (11x2)
Production company(s) Nerd Corps Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel YTV
Original run 7 March 2009 – 25 August 2012
Chronology
Preceded by Storm Hawks
Followed by Rated A for Awesome
External links
Website

League of Super Evil (initialized as L.O.S.E. or LOSE) is a Canadian animated television series inspired by the sketch "Once Were Heroes" by Ryan Harper-Brown[citation needed], co-created by Philippe Ivanusic-Vallee, Davila LeBlanc, Peter Ricq, developed by Asaph Fipke, and produced by Nerd Corps Entertainment in conjunction with YTV. On YTV, it premiered on 9 March 2009, at 10:30 a.m. ET. The show is airing on Nickelodeon in Canada, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal and on Cartoon Network in most of Southeast Asia, India, Australia, New Zealand, The United States, CBBC in United Kingdom and Canal Plus, Canal J, and Gulli in France.[1] The first season consisted of 26 episodes.[2] The second season consisted of 13 episodes (26 10-11 minute segments). In total, 52 episodes have aired.[3] In Latin America, it is aired on Disney XD (LA). The second season started airing in Canada in September 2010 and the third season aired from June 2012 to August 2012. The series ended its run on 25 August 2012. The series still airs reruns on Canadian channel, YTV.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season premiere Season finale
1 26 7 March 2009 (2009-03-07) 18 December 2009 (2009-12-18)
2 13 11 September 2010 (2010-09-11) 11 December 2010 (2010-12-11)
3 13 2 June 2012 (2012-06-02) 25 August 2012 (2012-08-25)

Some versions of episodes begin with a teaser either related or not related to the episode's story and always involve one or more members of the League. This may be a parody of the same thing done in recent DC Comics-adapted shows; for example, Batman: The Brave and the Bold[citation needed].

Plot[edit]

The League of Super Evil (or "L.O.S.E.") is a group of Super Villains who are plotting to take over their neighborhood in Metrotown and ultimately the world. Their missions usually involve pranks such as gluing a penny to the sidewalk. While all the other citizens in the neighborhood live in suburban houses, L.O.S.E. has a "secret" evil lair. The League is often at odds with other, more "important" super villains such as Skullossus and also tries to evade getting busted by Metrotown's superheroes.

Cast[edit]

Production/History[edit]

Character creation[edit]

When the series was announced on 12 November 2008, the characters of the show underwent changes. Doktor Frogg was originally created with grey hair, a grey lab coat, silver framed goggles and silver claws. His final design was later changed to dark green hair, a blue coat, gold framed goggles and gold claws. Voltar originally had a grey suit, which was changed to red. Doomageddon was also created as a grey Hellhound but was later changed to yellow. Red Menace was originally created with a red and white colour suit, but the suit was changed to just plain green. These prototypes were inserted into the show as the Legion of Supreme Evil in the episode "A LOSE/LOSE Situation".

Debut[edit]

League of Super Evil premiered on YTV in Canada on 7 March 2009. It aired on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., as part of YTV's Crunch block. The series premiered in the United States on Cartoon Network on 5 March 2009 at 9:00 p.m. It premiered in Latin America on Disney XD (LA) on 4 June 2011.

2011 Hiatus[edit]

After the end of Season 2, the series entered a full year hiatus in 2011. It was soon revealed that a third season of the series had been officially announced. The series' hiatus ended on 2 June 2012.

Series run: 2009-2012[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Season 1 of League of Super Evil premiered on 7 March 2009. The season aired until 18 December 2009. It contained 26 episodes.

Season 2[edit]

Season 2 of League of Super Evil premiered on 11 September 2010. It ended on 11 December 2010. It contained 13 episodes.

Season 3[edit]

Season 3 of League of Super Evil premiered on 2 June 2012. The season finished on 25 August 2012. It contained 13 episodes.

Reception[edit]

The series currently holds a 7.7 at TV.com.[4]

Ratings[edit]

Season Timeslot Original airing Average viewers (millions)
Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Canada U.S.
1 Saturday 10:30 a.m. 7 March 2009 (2009-03-07) 18 December 2009 (2009-12-18) 2009 4.7 3.1
2 Saturday 10:30 a.m. 11 September 2010 (2010-09-11) 11 December 2010 (2010-12-11) 2010 7.2 6.0
3 Saturday 10:30 a.m. 2 June 2012 (2012-06-02) 25 August 2012 (2012-08-25) 2012 2.3 1.2

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Association Award Category Notes Result
2010 Leo Awards Leo Best Animation Program or Series. Chuck Johnson

Ken Faier Asaph Fipke

Won
2011 Leo Awards Leo Best Musical Score in an Animation Program or Series. Hal Beckett

Steffan Andrews For episode "Ant-Archy!".

Nominated
2011 Gemini Awards Gemini Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety, or Performing Arts Program or Series. Patrick Haskill

Steffan Andrews Gordon Sproule Johnny Ludgate Ewan Deane For the episode "Ant-archy".

Nominated

International Broadcast[edit]

Country(s) TV Channel(s)
Canada Canada YTV
Nickelodeon
VRAK.TV
Serbia Serbia Ultra
Nickelodeon
United States United States
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Cartoon Network
Mexico Mexico
Venezuela Venezuela
Brazil Brazil
Argentina Argentina
Disney XD
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Republic of Ireland Ireland
Scotland Scotland
CBBC
BBC Alba
POP
France France Canal J
Canal+
Gulli
Germany Germany Disney XD
Poland Poland ZigZap
Philippines Philippines TV5
Cartoon Network
Pakistan Pakistan
Bangladesh Bangladesh
Cartoon Network
Spain Spain Nickelodeon
Turkey Turkey Minika
Portugal Portugal Nickelodeon
Italy Italy Dea Super
Netherlands Netherlands Nickelodeon
Australia Australia
New Zealand New Zealand
Cartoon Network
ABC3
Sweden Sweden Nickelodeon
Ukraine Ukraine QTV
Russia Russia 2x2
Arab League Arab World MBC 3
Croatia Croatia HRT2
Iran Iran IRIB
India India Cartoon Network

DVD Releases[edit]

In the UK, ITV Studios Home Entertainment released a 4-disc set.

References[edit]

External links[edit]