Kid Paddle

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Kid Paddle
Genre Comedy
Written by Laurent Bounoure
Philippe Daniau
Directed by Olivier Bonnet
Voices of Jennifer Seguin
Daniel Brochu
Eleanor Noble
Pauline Little
Arthur Holden
A.J. Henderson
Jessica Kardos
Country of origin Belgium
France
Canada
Original language(s) French
No. of episodes 52
Production
Running time 13 minutes
Production company(s) Canal J
M6
PorchLight Entertainment
Dupuis
France 3
Release
Original network Teletoon
Original release September 1, 2003 (2003-09-01)[1] – February 19, 2006 (2006-02-19)[1]
External links
Website www.kidpaddle.com

Kid Paddle is a Belgian comic strip, created by Michel Ledent (Midam) in 1993. It's a gag-a-day comic about the adventures of a young boy.

The series was popular enough to have spawned a Belgian-French-Canadian animated TV series spin-off. It aired on Teletoon, Sundays at 4:00 am, EST.

Overview[edit]

Both the comic strip and the TV show cover all the passions and interests of 8 to 12-year-old boys. The main character, Kid Paddle, is your typical young boy with a passionate love for video games, comic books, Blorks (fictional aliens), and sci-fi television. His two best friends are Big Bang and Horace. Big Bang is more of a kid scientist, who is always creating new gadgets for Kid to try out. He is very intelligent for his age. Horace is more naive compared to the other two, and has a very bizarre appetite. He's always very supportive of Kid and looks up to him. As is typical for young children, Kid often fights with his sister, Carol, who finds her brother to be a degenerate air-head.

Regular features cover video games, movies and DVDs, technology, and comic books. By the second season some of the story lines revolved around crushes and the differences between boys and girls. Two seasons of 26 half-hour episodes (each consisting of two 11-minute episodes) have been produced thus far. It's not clear as of 2006 if a third season will be produced. The show has a huge following in its Belgian homeland, as well as in France. It entertains its target market well, but is also appealing for all ages.

Episodes[edit]

Originally, four cartoons were developed for television, which are listed below. Then, an additional 48 episodes were ordered:

1. Arachnoid Menace - Horace accidentally eats a spider under a park bench after Kid and Big Bang talked to him about how to eat bugs.

2. Lights, Camera...Cut! - Kid wants to win a contest, so he counts on Big Bang and Horace to help him.

3. Summer Camp Fugitives - Kid and his friends are sent to a not-so-fun summer camp, powered by not-so-friendly G.I. Jane! Kid is the only one who can save his pals - by challenging Jane to a thumb wrestling battle.

4. Game Not Over! - The school bully wants Big Bang and Kid to fix his broken portable video game system. Kid tries it out at City Games, making the games malfunction in the area. The game hater Mr. Mirador notices this, then takes away the game! Will Kid and Big Bang retrieve it?

English cast[edit]

Comic books[edit]

  1. Villain Games
  2. Total Carnage
  3. Apocalypse Boy
  4. Full Metal Casquette
  5. Alien Chantilly
  6. Rodeo Blork
  7. Waterminator
  8. Paddle... My name is Kid Paddle
  9. Boing! Boing! Bunk!
  10. Dark Love
  11. The Return of the Mummy that Stinks Of Sweat
  12. Panik Room

Video game adaptations[edit]

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