Astroblast!

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Astroblast!
Astroblast! title card.png
GenreEducational Preschool Cartoon series Comedy Science Fiction
Created byBob Kolar
Directed byDan Flynn
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (aired) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Deborah Forte
Running time15 minutes
Production company(s)Scholastic
Distributor9 Story Media Group[1]
Release
Original networkUniversal Kids
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Original releaseJuly 12, 2014 (2014-07-12) –
August 2017 (2017-08)
External links
Website
Astroblast! on Soup2nuts.TV

Astroblast! is an American 2D animated Science Fiction children's television series. the series is co-produced by Scholastic Media,[2] Soup2Nuts and debuted on Sprout on July 12, 2014. It began airing on NBC Kids, the Saturday morning programming block on NBC, on October 4, 2014.[2] It is based on the book series Astroblast! by author and illustrator Bob Kolar.

It was the last show produced by Soup2Nuts before their closure on March 19, 2015.

Premise[edit]

Comet, Sputnik, Halley, Radar, and Jet five fun-loving animals who live with their alien octopus friend Sal in the Astroblast Space Station, which also houses a large library and a smoothie cafe called the Frosty Star.

Characters[edit]

  • Sputnik is a pig who wears purple. She is Jet's best friend. She loves to read and is depicted as being very knowledgeable. She is voiced by Veronica Taylor.
  • Halley is a rabbit who wears pink and yellow. She is Comet's closest friend. She is depicted as being daring, fun-loving, and a thrill-seeker. She is voiced by Gigi Abraham.
  • Comet is a dog who wears sky blue. He is Halley's closest friend. He is voiced by Vinnie Penna.
  • Radar is a monkey who wears lime green. He is depicted as being athletic, but he can sometimes be a little bit grumpy and be a bit of a sore loser. He is voiced by Joe Gaudet.
  • Jet is an alligator who wears orange. He is Sputnik's best friend. He does not speak but communicates through expressive gestures that everyone understands.
  • Sal is a purple, three-eyed space octopus. He often shares his "gam-gam" (grandmother)'s advice whenever there's a sticky situation. He often finds the soft side, of many situations. He is voiced by John Taylor.

Episodes[edit]

Solo airings[edit]

Individual air dates for stories as a 15-minute program:

# Title Writer Original airdate
101 Spic 'n Span Jack Ferraiolo 21 July 2014
102 Smoothie Operator Susan Kim 14 July 2014
103 Take Off! Susan Kim 15 July 2014
104 Oh, Brother… Jack Ferraiolo 12 July 2014
105 Bend it Like Radar Jill Cozza-Turner 16 July 2014
106 Lost and Found Ed Valentine 17 July 2014
107 I'll Save You! Frederick Stroppel 18 July 2014
108 Growin' Crazy Jack Ferraiolo & Susan Kim & Allan Neuwirth 14 July 2014
109 Twice the Talent Jonathan Greenberg 15 July 2014
110 Building the Perfect Present Jen Klein 12 July 2014
111 Glippi's Visit Ed Valentine 15 July 2014
112 Don't Touch! Adam Rudman 17 July 2014
113 Are You My Piffin? Melinda LaRose 18 July 2014
114 Halley's Wannabe Jill Cozza-Turner 19 July 2014
115 Sputnik the Spoiler Susan Kim 20 July 2014
116 Don’t Fear the Surfboard Frederick Stroppel date needed
117 Billy Starrider Kacey Arnold 21 July 2014
118 Sore Loser Denise Brossman 22 July 2014
119 Halley Goes Solo Elizabeth Keyishian 23 July 2014
120 Z-Max Mania Rogelio Martinez 12 July 2014
121 What a Mess! Jen Klein 13 July 2014
122 Beck and Call Pamela Hickey & Dennys McCoy 13 July 2014
123 Sputnik Takes Charge Jonathan Greenberg 22 July 2014
124 The Clean Machine Susan Kim 23 July 2014
125 Comet's Gift Ed Valentine 24 July 2014
126 A Star Is Born Jill Cozza-Turner date needed
127 A Bird in the Hand Susan Kim
128 How Do You Get to Carnegie Nebula? Melinda LaRose
129 Who Let the Stuffie Out? Jonathan Greenberg
130 Lights Out Kacey Arnold
131 Shape Up! Jack Ferraiolo
132 Surfin' Space Safari Susan Kim date needed
133 I Love a Parade…Sometimes Rogelio Martinez 8 November 2015 or 9 May 2015 or earlier
134 Radar Sleeps Over Denise Brossman as above
135 Stop Booging Me! Jill Cozza-Turner 15 November 2015 or 16 May 2015 or earlier
136 Just Peachy Liz Keyishian 9 February 2015 or 16 May 2015 or 15 November 2015
137 Hole in One Jack Ferraiolo & Susan Kim 10 February 2015
138 Treasure Hunt Jonathan Greenberg 11 February 2015
139 Something Borrowed, Someone Blue Susan Kim 19 January 2015
140 Be Mine Ed Valentine 14 February 2015
41[3] or 141[citation needed] GamGam Knows Best[3] aka Gam Gam Knows Best[citation needed] Kacey Arnold 19 January 2015[citation needed] or 9 September 2015[3]
142 Three's a Crowd Denise Brossman 21 January 2015
43[4] 143[citation needed] Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Alligator?[5] aka Big Bad Alligator[4] Jill Cozza-Turner 23 January 2015[citation needed] or 6 June 2015[5] or 1 October 2015[4]
144 Sing Along to the Bouncing Monkey Susan Kim 12 February 2015[citation needed] or 6 June 2015[5]
145 I Feel Fine! Jonathan Greenberg 26 January 2015
146 Shoes Blues Ed Valentine 13 February 2015
47[6] or 147[citation needed] Radar for a Day Susan Kim 28 January 2015[citation needed] or 3 November 2015[6]
48[7] or 148[citation needed] A Gift From Halley Liz Keyishian 30 January 2015[citation needed] or 3 November 2015[7]
49[8] or 149[citation needed] Best Guests Susan Kim 2 February 2015[citation needed] or 3 November 2015[8]
150 Puzzle Hunt Ed Valentine 4 February 2015
151 Bop 'til You Drop[9] aka Bop Til You Drop[citation needed] Jonathan Greenberg 6 February 2015[citation needed] or 27 June 2015[9]
152 Kapowsers! Susan Kim 7 February 2015[citation needed] or 27 June 2015[9]

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Duo airings[edit]

Coupled air dates as a 30-minute program:

  • 15 July 2014: Take Off! + Glippis Visit re-aired 13 January 2016
  • 8 October 2014: Are You My Piffin? + Halley's Wannabe
  • 25 October 2014: Smoothie Operator + Bend It Like Radar
  • 8 November 2014: I'll Save You + Don't Touch
  • 29 November 2014: "Sore Loser" + "Halley Goes Solo" re-aired 30 August 2015
  • 6 December 2014: ? + ? re-aired 6 September 2015
  • 13 December 2014: "Beck and Call" + "Sputnik Takes Charge" re-aired 13 September 2015
  • 3 January 2015: Growing Crazy + Building the Perfect Present re-aired 3 January 2016
  • 25 April 2015: "Lights Out" + "Shoes Blue" re-aired 25 October 2015
  • 2 May 2015: "Shape Up" + "Puzzle Hunt" re-aired 1 November 2015
  • 9 May 2015: I Love a Parade! Sometimes ... + Radar Sleeps Over re-aired 8 November 2015
  • 16 May 2015: Stop Booging Me + Just Peachy re-aired 15 November 2015
  • 23 May 2015: Hole in One + Treasure Hunt re-aired 22 November 2015
  • 30 May 2015: Be Mine + Threes a Crowd re-aired 29 November 2015 A mailbox mix-up leaves Comet questioning his friendship with Halley.
  • 6 June 2015: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Alligator + Sing Along to the Bouncing Monkey re-aired 6 December 2015 New customers are scared of Jet but they learn to trust him after he saves one from a fall.
  • 13 June 2015: I Feel Fine + Radar for a Day re-aired 13 December 2015 Sputnik is so excited for a Carly Cosmos contest, she tries to hide the fact she is sick.
  • 27 June 2015: Bop til You Drop + Kapowser re-aired 27 December 2015
  • 24 July 2015: A Gift From Halley + Best Guests re-aired 20 December 2015
  • 19 September 2015: "Comet's Gift" + "A Star Is Born" re-aired 20 September 2015 - Comet doesn't want to give a gift at the secret gift exchange.
  • 26 September 2015: "Don't Fear the Surfboard" + "Clean Machine" re-aired 27 September 2015 - Halley's late with a large order of smoothies leaving her questioning her job performance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://9story.com/9-story-to-distribute-more-than-460-half-hours-of-classic-childrens-series-from-scholastic-entertainment/
  2. ^ a b "WorldScreen.com - Archives". worldscreen.com. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ a b c "GamGam Knows Best". SproutOnline.Com. When the crew meets Sal's GamGam, they're shocked at how fragile she seems. Season 1, Episode 41 09/09/2015
  4. ^ a b c "Big Bad Alligator". SproutOnline.Com. A family of new customers are scared of Jet. Season 1, Episode 43 10/01/2015
  5. ^ a b c "Whos Afraid of the Big Bad Alligator; Sing Along to the Bouncing Monkey". Retrieved 8 January 2015. Original air date: 06-JUN-15
  6. ^ a b "Radar for a Day". SproutOnline.Com. Halley thinks Radar is taking his time fixing something for her. Season 1, Episode 47 11/03/2015
  7. ^ a b "A Gift From Halley". SproutOnline.Com. Halley gives Comet a gift--but he can't figure out what it is. Season 1, Episode 48 11/03/2015
  8. ^ a b "Best Guests". SproutOnline.Com. The crew can't agree on how to show their customers they care. Season 1, Episode 49 11/03/2015
  9. ^ a b c "Bop 'til You Drop; Kapowser". Retrieved 8 January 2015. Original air date: 27-JUN-15
  10. ^ "Astroblast - Episode Guide". Retrieved March 7, 2016.

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