Exchange Student Zero

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Exchange Student Zero
Created by
  • Bruce Kane
  • Maurice Argiro
  • Patrick Crawley (Series co-creator)
Directed by
  • Patrick Crawley
  • Maurice Argiro (co-director, Film only)
Voices of (See Voice cast)
Theme music composer
Opening theme "Exchange Student Zero"
Composer(s)
  • Film: Tripod; Keith Moore (additional)
  • Series: Bob Mothersbaugh
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Yoshiya Ayugai
  • Silas Hickey
  • Bruce Kane (Series only)
Producer(s)
  • Bruce Kane (Film only)
  • Marie Foyle (co-producer, Series only)
  • Line producers: Neil Salmon; Kurt Weldon (Series only)
Editor(s) Ken Hardie (Series only)
Running time
  • 70 minutes (Film)
  • 21–22 minutes (Series)
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Cartoon Network
First shown in 16 December 2012 (2012-12-16)
Original release 26 September – 19 December 2015 (2015-12-19)
External links
Official website

Exchange Student Zero is an Australian television film that premiered on 16 December 2012 on Cartoon Network. Created by Bruce Kane with Maurice Argiro and produced by Bogan Entertainment Solutions, in association with Cartoon Network Asia Pacific, it is the first local animated made production to be commissioned by the channel.[1]

A TV series based on the film was announced as the first Cartoon Network show produced in Australia,[2] where the two original creators joins Patrick Crawley. It premiered in the Asia-Pacific region on 26 September 2015,[3][4] and finally the setting was changed from Perth, Australia to a U.S. town called South Port.

Voice cast[edit]

Film (2012)[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Dee Bradley Baker - Amonsun, Monsters
  • Natalie Bond - Lucinda, Anime Girls #1
  • Patrick Crawley - Biology Teacher, Real Exchange Student
  • Marg Downey - Peg, Happy Peach Flower, Drama Teacher
  • Scott Edgar - Principal Rogerson
  • Mark Hamill - King Karuta, King Blackyard
  • Edwin Kane - Leroy
  • Kate McLennan - Charity, Anime Girls #2
  • Rove McManus - Hiro, John, Max, Lionel, Coach
  • Candi Milo - Avere, Queen Karuta, Queen Blackyard
  • Peter Rowsthorn - Denmead
  • Jon Von Goes - Sot Sloane

Additional[edit]

  • Gene Argiro
  • Ginger Argiro
  • Giles Brading
  • Patrick Crawley
  • Shona Elliot-Kerr
  • Serena Kane
  • Indigo Malatt
  • Molly McCusker
  • Judy Whittle
  • Astra Whitton

Series (2015)[edit]

Film[edit]

Title Written by Storyboarded by Original air date
"Exchange Student Zero"Bruce Kane, Shayne Armstrong, and Shane Krause
David Witt (contributing writer)
Scott Edgar, Ivan Dixon, Ben Grimshaw, and Gregory Sharp16 December 2012 (2012-12-16)
John Stitt and Max Cameron are two boys fanatical for the card game "Battle Day Zero". One day the combination of a wild storm and a mysterious booster pack suddenly means they can bring Hiro, one of the game's characters into their world. Excited but worried their secret will be discovered, the boys decide to take Hiro to school where he is mistaken for a Japanese exchange student. Despite this temporary solution the portal being open means that more people and monsters from Hiro's world can travel to Earth, wreaking havoc on the small town. the boys decide in order to get things back to normal they must send Hiro back but not before their school dance is overrun with Battle Day Zero characters.

Series[edit]

No. Title Written by Storyboarded by Original air date
1"Good Old Bad Old Days"[5]Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause; Bruce Kane (story)Charles Kenway26 September 2015 (2015-09-26)
When the principal takes the holiday a new evil principal from Zero gets in the school.
2"Denmead for Denmead"[6]Bruce KaneIan Milne3 October 2015 (2015-10-03)
With a card, the school bully Denmead gets a new clone of himself.
3"School Photo"[7]David Witt; Bruce Kane (story)Tony Craig10 October 2015 (2015-10-10)
When it's school photo day everything is wrong so John and Max change it.
4"Reign of Error"[8]Scott Edgar; Bruce Kane (story)Charles Kenway17 October 2015 (2015-10-17)
Hiro wins a school vote and Chairty is Horrified.
5"His Life as a Dog"[9]Bruce Kane and Scott EdgarCharles Kenway, Ian Milne, and Patrick Crawley24 October 2015 (2015-10-24)
An Evil Wolf from Zero comes to Earth from one of the cards.
6"Prince Harming"Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause (also story with Bruce Kane)Michael Harris and Mark Ingram31 October 2015 (2015-10-31)
The school turns upside down with the arrival of a Bishounen prince. He is strikingly beautiful, deeply troubled, self-obsessed and carries a parasol – he pretty much ticks all the boxes for Charity.
7"See Ya Later Gladiator"[10]Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause; Bruce Kane (story)Ian Milne7 November 2015 (2015-11-07)
During a fairytale school practice Hiro, Max and John get to a Gladiator world and must win a gladiator contest to get back at school.
8"Amonsun Under Fire"[11]Tony Wilson and Scott Edgar; Bruce Kane (story)Mark Sonntag14 November 2015 (2015-11-14)
9"Sweet Potato"[12]Tony Wilson, Bruce Kane, and David WittIan Milne21 November 2015 (2015-11-21)
10"I'll Take the Couch"[13]David Witt; Bruce Kane (story)Ian Milne and Patrick Crawley28 November 2015 (2015-11-28)
11"The Mystic Skater"[14]Bruce Kane and Scott EdgarMark Sonntag5 December 2015 (2015-12-05)
12"Dad to the Bone"[15]Shayne Armstrong and S.P. Krause; Bruce Kane (story)Larry Scholl, Ian Milne, and Patrick Crawley12 December 2015 (2015-12-12)
13"Dead Cute"[16]Bruce Kane, Tony Wilson, and David WittCharles Kenway, Ian Milne, and Patrick Crawley19 December 2015 (2015-12-19)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rove lends five voices to Cartoon Network's first local show". Mumbrella. 22 October 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  2. ^ Knox, David (22 November 2013). "Aussie-made content coming to Cartoon Network". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ Thefanboyseo (28 August 2015). "Cartoon Network Philippines September 2015 Programming Highlights". What's a Geek. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ Knox, David (23 September 2015). "Returning: Exchange Student Zero". TV Tonight. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Good Old Bad Days". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Denmead for Denmead". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  7. ^ "School Photo". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  8. ^ "Reign of Error". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  9. ^ "His Life as a Dog". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 11 October 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2015.
  10. ^ "See Ya Later, Gladiator". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Amonsun Under Fire". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 2 November 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Sweet Potato". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 20 November 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  13. ^ "I'll Take the Couch". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 20 November 2015. Retrieved 20 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Mystic Skater". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 6 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  15. ^ "Dad to the Bone". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 6 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Dead Cute". Foxtel TV Guide. Archived from the original on 6 December 2015. Retrieved 6 December 2015.

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