Blaster's Universe

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Blaster's Universe
Genre Children's Television
Based on the Blaster Series of Educational Software
Developed by Jamie Tatham
Dale Schott
Written by Hugh Duffy (eps 1, 12)
Ben Joseph (eps 2, 9, 13)
Dave Dias (eps 3, 7, 11)
Dale Schott (ep 4)
Ken Ross (eps 5, 8)
Kim Thompson (eps 6, 10)
Directed by Larry Jacobs
Dan Hennessey (Voice)
Voices of Jonathan Wilson
Maryke Hendrikse
Juan Chioran
Opening theme Grayson Matthews for Tantrum Productions
Composer(s) Ray Parker
Tom Szcezsniak
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Mike Young
Bill Schulz
Liz Young
James Wang
Cathy Siegel
Producer(s) Stephen Hodgins (Supervising)
Patricia Burns (Supervising)
Vince Commisso (Supervising)
Jocelyn Hamilton (Supervising)
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Knowledge Adventure
Nelvana Limited
Hong Guang Animation (Su Zhou) Co., Ltd.
Original network CBS
Original release January 4 (2000-01-04) – March 26, 2000 (2000-03-26)

Blaster's Universe is a Chinese-Canadian animated television series, made by Knowledge Adventure and Nelvana, that ran for one season from September 1999 to January 2000 on CBS and in 2000 on Teletoon. It was based on the Blaster Learning System universe, as it was reimagined in the late 1990s. The show is in continuity with other games of the era, such as Math Blaster who ages 5–7.


  • Max Blaster (voiced by Jonathan Wilson) - A 12-year-old Earth boy, based on the Blasternaut from the video game series.
  • GC (voiced by Maryke Hendrikse) - A 12-year-old alien girl from the planet Omega.
  • MEL (voiced by Juan Chioran) - Blaster and GC's robotic dog, his name is an abbreviation of "Mechanically Enhanced Lapdog".


No. Title Written by Original air date (Teletoon)[1]
1 "You're History" Hugh Duffy January 4, 2000 (2000-01-04)
Blaster, GC and MEL run into Attila the Hun who kidnaps MEL. It is revealed that Major History is erasing all history. Using history against him, Blaster, GC and MEL foil his plot.
2 "A Bridge Too Weak" Ben Joseph January 9, 2000 (2000-01-09)
Blaster and GC offer to help her dad, the Commander of Omega, by attending a bridge opening. But there are friends and enemies lingering around, involving Blaster.
3 "Misplaced Weekend" Dave Dias January 16, 2000 (2000-01-16)
Blaster's break time is lost to school time. Blaster, GC and MEL head out to look for the missing weekend. Evil genius, Dr. Dabble, is the culprit and after a close call with a garbage monster they return the weekend and trick Dr. Dabble into finding time to go fishing.
4 "A Spot of Trouble" Dale Schott January 25, 2000 (2000-01-25)
MEL’s canine caper takes Blaster and GC on a race across the galaxy as they try to keep him out of the clutches of Von Shtoopenscooper, the Omegan Dog Catcher. But after playing catch with a moon and chasing a few interstellar cars they finally get him home again.
5 "Uncool Copycat" Ken Ross January 30, 2000 (2000-01-30)
GC thinks that Blaster is getting a little loony. What they discover is that a misguided artist named Deja Vu is making life size copies of everything including people, almost starting an intergalactic war, until Blaster and GC convince him originality is a virtue.
6 "Mind Over Manners" Kim Thompson February 6, 2000 (2000-02-06)
Illitera decides to eliminate politeness. To prevent intergalactic war and being grounded until he is 20, Blaster, GC and MEL have to trick Illitera into returning politeness to the galaxy.
7 "Body Eclectic" Dave Dias February 13, 2000 (2000-02-13)
Illitera decides to shrink the Commander to ruin his image. She had not counted on Blaster, GC and MEL being there to foil her plans and loses out once again.
8 "Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow" Ken Ross February 20, 2000 (2000-02-20)
Ignoring his cleaning chores, Blaster goes with GC and MEL to follow a space pirate ship to the planet Moocowzia where they are treated like gods because they aren’t helpless and can look after themselves, which inspires Blaster to clean his own room.
9 "Sound Advice" Ben Joseph February 27, 2000 (2000-02-27)
GC wants to see Tone Def, play at the concert. The Maestro however plans to take over the concert. GC, Blaster and MEL track The Maestro and outsmart him, thanks to GC's music practice.
10 "Math Schmath" Kim Thompson March 5, 2000 (2000-03-05)
GC has a duty to tutor Zak with his math, except that Zak is disruptive. Number Cruncher starts up an evil plot, but is thwarted by Zak's mathematical talent.
11 "Nowhere To Hide" Dave Dias March 12, 2000 (2000-03-12)
Blaster and GC get into unusual trouble in the Omegan library, but then the library statue is stolen. It turns out the assistant librarian, Ms. Hushop hid it thinking she had broken it.
12 "Gym Nausium" Hugh Duffy March 19, 2000 (2000-03-19)
Blaster and GC go on a cruise aboard a space age Roman galley. The catch is that in this holiday they are working out in preparation for a race.
13 "Buggin' Out" Ben Joseph March 26, 2000 (2000-03-26)
Blaster is forced to face his worst nightmare, the Exterminator. The Exterminator has the dreaded Y2K bug in a jar and is threatening to release it again. Blaster defeats both his fear of bugs and the Exterminator.

Production credits[edit]

  • Based on the Blaster Series of Educational Software
  • A Nelvana Limited/Hong Guang Animation (Su Zhou) Co., Ltd. Co-Production
  • Executive Producers: Patrick Loubert, Michael Hirsh, Clive A. Smith, James Wang, Cathy Siegel
  • Supervising Producers: Stephen Hodgins, Patricia Burns, Vince Commisso, Jocelyn Hamilton
  • Line Producer: Alexandra Waring
  • Director: Larry Jacobs
  • Assistant Director: Mike Bass
  • Developed for Television by Jamie Tatham, Dale Schott
  • Story Editor: Hugh Duffy
  • Voice Director: Dan Hennessey
  • Casting Director: Joanne Boreham
  • Casting Administrator: Karyn Tester
  • Casting Coordinators: Katharine Tasker, Christine Geddes
  • Casting Assistant: Carrie Justason
  • Recording Assistants: Kerry Bones, Edmond Chan
  • Production Supervisors: Ruta Cube, Roger Wu
  • Production Managers: Suzie Gallo, John Liou, Olga Chang, Michelle Chou, Zafer Tso
  • Educational Consultant: Miki Baumgarten, Ph D
  • Production Associate: Tom Keegan
  • Production Co-ordinator: Nancy Graham
  • Production Assistant: Caroline Simmons
  • Script Co-ordinator: Leah Lepofsky
  • Storyboard Co-ordinator: Allan Parker
  • Storyboard Artists: Paul Bouchard, Ray Jafelice, Chad Hicks, Dimitrije Kostic, Andrew Tan, Lyndon Ruddy, Roy Meurin, Mitch Manzer, Tom Nesbitt, Andrea Robbins, Greg Hill, Russell Crispin
  • Storyboard Revisions: Michel Magnan
  • Design Supervisors: Steven Daye, Mark Poulin, Kristin Sych
  • Design Co-Ordinator: Barb Bjarnason
  • Designers: Ariel Villaverde, Enzo Avolio, Brad Lucas, Drazen Kozjan, Gavin Boyle, Greg Collinson, Laura Vegys
  • F/X Designer: Mike McKay
  • Director's Notes: Arnie Lipsey, Dave Cox, Willard Kitchen
  • Lip Sync: Cathy Parkes
  • Overseas Supervisor: Bob Angelini
  • Animation Supervisor: Peter Lin
  • Layout Coordinator: Ji Chun
  • Compositing Coordinators: Yang He Ping, Li Yuan Chao
  • Background Supervisor: Sandra Catherine Yeaman
  • Key Background Artists: Yaleh Paxton-Harding, Robyn Moir, Howard Lonn, Paul De Oliveira
  • Colour Stylists: Jennifer Lee, Rebecca Orr, Rebecca Barclay
  • Pre-Production Supervisor: Liza Vespi
  • Pre-Productions Editing: Terry Carter, Darrell MacDonald, Rick Dubiel, Colin McMahon, John Dubiel, Rob McMahon, Mark Grosicki, Shelley Mills-Hughes, Jeff Howard, Sean Pearson, Ken Hurlbut, Kent Theaker, Malcom Lewis, Geoff Walton, Lex MacCrimmon, Peter Winninger
  • Director of Post Production: Rob Kirkpatrick
  • Post Production Manager: Samara Melanson
  • Post Production Administrator: Ann McGuire
  • Post Production Assistants: Gavin Fox, Joey Aguiar, Barry Craigmyle
  • Original Music by Ray Parker, Tom Szcezsniak
  • Opening Music by Grayson Matthews for Tantrum Productions
  • Picture Editor: Annellie Samuel
  • Assistant Picture Editors: Mia Randles, Ian Newport
  • Online Editor: George Levai
  • Music Supervisor: Steven Hudecki
  • Music Assistant: Helena Werren
  • Post Audio: Justin Drury, Ric Jurgens, David Shaw
  • Additional Production Facilities: Kissingham Films, Manta Eastern Sound, Pictor Entertainment Corporation, Studio B, Optix Digital Post & FX, Crunch Recording Group - Toronto
  • Additional Animation by AniTime Co. (uncredited)
  • A Canada/China Co-Production
  • In Association with CBS Television
  • With the Participation of Teletoon
  • And with the Assistance of Canada - The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
  • Blaster's Universe Series ©1999 Nevana Limited/Hong Guang Animation (Su Zhou) Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

French Version Staff[edit]

  • Voice Director: Pierre Léonard

Portuguese Version Staff[edit]

  • Director: Márcia Coutinho
  • Studio: Double Sound


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