Monster Allergy (TV series)

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Monster Allergy
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Genre Action, Adventure, Animation, Comedy
Created by Katja Centomo
Francesco Artibani
Alessandro Barbucci
Barbara Canepa
Written by Francesco Artibani
Bruno Enna
Earl Kress
Anne-Marie Perrotta
Tean Schultz
Kurt Weldon
Directed by Iginio Straffi
Creative director(s) Marco Storani
Michel Rodrigues
Voices of (Zick, Elena, Bombo and Timothy-Moth)
(Italian version)
Monica Ward (Both Zick and Elena)
Pietro Ubaldi
Oliviero Dinelli
(French version)
Olivier Martret
Caroline Combes
Michel Elias (Both Bombo and Timothy-Moth)
(German version)
(unknown)
(English version produced for Rainbow S.p.A.)
Holly Gauthier-Frankel
Annie Bovaird
Rick Jones
Michel Perron
(U.S. English dub)
David Kaufman
Kaley Cuoco
(unknown)
Samuel Vincent
Composer(s) Roberto Belelli
Francesco Sardella
Country of origin Italy
France
Germany
Original language(s) Italian
English
German
French
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Joanne Lee (Rainbow S.p.A.)
Philippe Delarue (Futurikon)
Annita Romanelli (Rai)
Natalie Altmann (M6)
Nicole Keeb (ZDF)
Producer(s) Iginio Straffi
Editor(s) Beatrice Latini
Giorgia Tranquilli
Running time Approximately 30 minutes
Production company(s) Rainbow S.p.A.
Futurikon
RAI Fiction
ZDF
Release
Original network Rai 2 (Italy)
RTL II, ZDF (Germany)
M6 (France)
Antena 3, Disney Channel and Clan TVE (Spain)
BBC One, BBC Two, CBBC and Cartoon Network (United Kingdom)
Disney XD (Australia)
Disney Channel & Hungama TV (India)
YTV (Canada)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Audio format Stereophonic Sound
First shown in Italy
Original release 2005 – 2009
External links
Website www.monsterallergy.com
Production
website
www.rbw.it/monster.asp

Monster Allergy is a 2005 animated television series, jointly produced by Rainbow S.p.A., Futurikon, Rai Fiction and ZDF.[1] It was broadcasting on Rai 2 in Italy, on ZDF in Germany, on M6 in France, on Antena 3 (during Megatrix), Disney Channel & Clan TVE in Spain and on BBC in the UK.

Plot[edit]

Monster Allergy is based on the comic book series of the same name. The series follows 12-year-old Ezekiel Zick (called Zick) who suffers from various allergies and has the ability to see the invisible monsters that live among us. Along with help of his best friend, Elena Potato and his talking cat, Timothy, Zick hopes to hone his powers to one day become a Monster Tamer just like his dad, Zobedja Zick.[2][3]

Characters[edit]

Tamer[edit]

The Tamers are beings with special powers; their main characteristic is The Dom, an energy that is passed from parent to child. With the passing of the generations, powers and knowledge are passed on which lead to real dynasties of Monster Tamers.

The five Dom powers are:

  • Sight Dom - the ability to see monsters and ghosts invisible to ordinary people.[4][5]
  • Voice Dom - the ability of Tamers to force monsters and phantoms to do what they say.[5][6]
  • Gesture Dom - the power to control monsters by gesture, and to capture them in a DomBox.[5][7]
  • Enviro Dom - the ability to create an environment to be able to survive in an unfamiliar environment, and which also functions as a force field.[5][8]
  • Energy Dom - the ability to release an energy ray that affects monsters, dark phantoms and even ordinary things, but not witches.[5][9]

Dom Items[edit]

The Dom Items are valuable items that are given by the Tutors to experienced Tamers.

  • Universal DomBox - A gun-like container used by Tamers, it can capture any monster and multiple ones. Upon the monster's capture, the DomBox specifies the name, species, danger level, and status of the monster.[10] However, this DomBox can only contain a monster for two hours, then it must be transferred to its specific DomBox or else the monster will escape.[11] While the Universal DomBox can capture Dark Phantoms it will dissolve them rather than trapping them, since they are untrappable.[12] It also have the ability to analyze any liquid substance that it's invisible to the naked eye.[13][14][15]
  • Zick's Sunglasses - This item is a gift from Elena to Zick. At first, it was used to help cover Zick's eyes when they turn red, but it helps him intensify his power for the Energy Dom.[10]
  • Dom Glove - This item will improve the power levels of a Tamer by capturing every four monsters by giving the Gems of Power. The Red Gem is the basic first level, while Yellow Gem is at second level. At the third level, earning the Green Gem has the ability disintegrate Dark Phantoms, and while the fourth level is the Blue Gem. It is unknown to how to earn the White Gem, the fifth and final level although since Zick can earn a new gem by collecting 4 monsters in theory to earn the White gem Zick has to capture 20 monsters.
  • Regular DomBox - special boxes used to hold a captured monster. There are different types of DomBoxes for each monster.[9]
  • Tele-skates - These items will be earned along with the Green Gem.[13] They have the ability to allow the carrier to teleport anywhere to its destination of their choosing.[16] It can also be upgraded to teleport along with someone else.[17]
  • Dom Staff - This Dom weapon amplifies the Tamer's Energy Dom by firing a strong ray beam through the staff .[18]
  • Hypno-Disk - This device is used to erase and alter peoples memories if they see too much, and threaten to reveal the secrets of the world of monsters.[19]
  • Crystallizator - This device is mainly used for freezing monsters when no Dombox is available. It has a dial to adjust the ray's temperature.[20]
  • Radio-Worm - An anti-escape wristband. This tracking device makes a loud screech when the monster tries to remove it.[21]
  • Disco-Monster - A gun-like device that forces a monster to dance. This makes a monster exhausted so it can be captured easily.[22]
  • Densifier - This item can alter the body of a person by adjusting it to allow the body pass through any attack, walls and objective. It can also make the user body too heavy or can be use to weaken a monsters power.[17][23] It's also has to ability to make the user look like a Dark Phantom.[24]
  • Scepter Dom (ZetaDom Stick) - A wand with the ability to control monsters at will. It's considered to be the strongest Dom weapon. However, if the scepter is used too much, it becomes uncontrollable and the user becomes a small monster as a side effect.[25]

Episodes[edit]

Season Number of episodes First Airdate Last Airdate
Season 1 26 September 23, 2006 February 5, 2007
Season 2 26 December 27, 2008 August 18, 2009

Broadcast[edit]

Despite RAI's involvement, Monster Allergy premiered on 19 December 2005 in Italy on Toon Disney. It landed on Italian terrestrial television on 6 February 2006 when it was premiered on Rai Due.

In France, the series premiered on 18 October 2006 on M6 in its M6 Kid strand.

In Germany, the series premiered on 23 October 2006 on KiKa, a joint operation of ZDF and ARD.

In the United States, the series premiered on 23 September 2006 on Kids' WB television block broadcast on the affiliates of then-newly formed The CW network.[26] It was shown with a separate English dub produced in the U.S.. in Canada it aired on YTV. However Netflix uses the Rainbow S.p.A. English dub for the series on Netflix in the U.S.

With the exception of the aforementioned case in the United States, most broadcasters purchased the English version, which was produced for Rainbow S.p.A., for English language broadcasts. The Show was aired In The United Kingdom On BBC One reruns on BBC Two then reruns On CBBC and then reran on the Cartoon Network Being based on the comic series published by Disney in most countries, Monster Allergy is broadcast on Disney Channel (and/or its sister channels) in pay television market in most countries, with exceptions being the aforementioned Kids' WB In the United States, Nickelodeon in the Netherlands and Flanders, and Ajyal in MENA region.

Broadcasting International[edit]

Country Network
Brunei Brunei
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Indonesia Indonesia
Malaysia Malaysia
Philippines Philippines
Singapore Singapore
South Korea South Korea
Thailand Thailand
Vietnam Vietnam
Disney Channel Asia
Chile Chile Jetix (Latin America)
France France M6
TeleTOON (France)
Italy Italy Toon Disney

Disney Channel (Italy)
Rai 2

Rai Gulp

Netherlands Netherlands Nickelodeon (Netherlands), Nicktoons (Netherlands)
United States United States Kids' WB
Canada Canada YTV
United Kingdom United Kingdom BBC One, BBC Two, CBBC, Cartoon Network
Australia Australia Disney XD
Spain Spain

Galicia (Spain)Galicia

CataloniaCatalonia

Antena 3, Disney Channel (Spain), Clan TVE

tvG2

Super3

PortugalPortugal RTP2, Panda Biggs
GermanyGermany KiKa, ZDF
AustriaAustria ORF 1
Switzerland Switzerland RSI La 1
DenmarkDenmark DR1, DR Ramasjang
NorwayNorway NRK1
FinlandFinland MTV3, Sub, MTV Juniori

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monster Allergy at fantasymagazine.it
  2. ^ Monster Allergy on Toonarific.com
  3. ^ Monster Allergy summary in motionpic.com
  4. ^ See Season 1, Episode 1: "House of Monster"
  5. ^ a b c d e See Season 1, Episode 9: "Canned Monsters"
  6. ^ See Season 1, Episode 2: "Monster Pod Under Oldmill"
  7. ^ See Season 1, Episode 4: "The Monster Next Door"
  8. ^ See Season 1, Episode 8: "Terror in the Deep"
  9. ^ a b See Season 1, Episode 3: "Cat in the Pot"
  10. ^ a b See Season 1, Episode 5: "The Pyramid of Invulnerable"
  11. ^ See Season 1, Episode 13: "Mugalak!"
  12. ^ See Season 1, Episode 7: "Pirates Hideout"
  13. ^ a b See Season 1, Episode 17: "The Return of Magnacat"
  14. ^ See Season 2, Episode 32: "The Fall of Barrymore House"
  15. ^ See Season 2, Episode 33: "Moog's Revenge"
  16. ^ See Season 2, Episode 18: "The General Inspector"
  17. ^ a b See Season 2, Episode 40: "The Invisible Enemy"
  18. ^ See Season 1, Episode 22: "The Secret Door"
  19. ^ See Season 2, Episode 29: "The Dragon's Awakening"
  20. ^ See Season 2, Episode 35: "The Snowman"
  21. ^ See Season 2, Episode 36: "The Island Rebels"
  22. ^ See Season 2, Episode 38: "Sinistro's Circus"
  23. ^ See Season 2, Episode 39: "The Tamers' Tournament"
  24. ^ See Season 2, Episode 51: "The House in the Swamp"
  25. ^ See Season 2, Episode 52: "The Hundred and First Door"
  26. ^ [1]

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