Monster by Mistake

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Monster by Mistake
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes52
Production
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Catapult Productions
Cambium Entertainment (seasons 1–2)
CCI Entertainment (season 3)
DistributorCambium Releasing (1996–2002)
CCI Entertainment (2002–13)
9 Story Media Group (2013–present)
Release
Original networkYTV
VRAK.TV (season 3)
Original releaseOctober 26, 1996 – March 23, 2003

Monster By Mistake! is a Canadian CGI-animated series that aired on YTV from October 26, 1996 to March 23, 2003. The series was created by Mark Mayerson of Catapult Productions, and co-produced with CCI Entertainment (formerly Cambium) in Toronto, Canada. The two companies partnered in Studio 345, a computer animation and former Sears catalogue production facility for the production of the show, which was made using Houdini software.

Characters[edit]

  • Warren Patterson (voiced by Julie Lemieux and voiced by Corey Sevier in the pilot episode) is the protagonist of the show who turns into the titular blue monster whenever he sneezes after having been cursed by Gorgool.
  • Tracy Patterson (voiced by Hillary Goldhar) is Warren's supportive older sister who practices witchcraft after receiving Gorgool's book.
  • Johnny B. Dead (voiced by William Colgate) is a wise-cracking, trumpet-playing ghost who assists the siblings in their misadventures and secretly lives in the Pattersons' attic.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Roz and Tom Patterson (voiced by Sally Cahill and Tony Rosato) are the parents of Warren and Tracy. They are unaware of most things.
  • Aunt Dolores (voiced by Jayne Eastwood) is Warren and Tracy's aunt, a crabby and stuck-up, but serious and well-meaning police officer and the older sister of Tom Patterson. She has a vendetta against the monster, unaware of it being her nephew.
  • Billy Castleman (voiced by Daniel DeSanto) is an overweight, mean school bully who often ridicules Warren.
  • Gorgool (voiced by Len Carlson) is a sorcerer and the would-be ruler of Fenrath, who is trapped in a ball. He intends to steal the Jewel of Fenrath and the Book of Spells with his servant, but fails in every attempt.
  • The Servant (voiced by Howard Jerome) is the dim-witted servant of Gorgool. He carries Gorgool around and follows Gorgool's every command, except when he gets mad at the end of the series and eats Gorgool. His real name is never mentioned.
  • Wesley Whiffington III (voiced by Christopher Ralph) is a kid who appears in Season Two. Especially to Warren and Tracy, he's a spoiled brat who never not gets things his way. He is also interested in adult projects such as business and moviemaking.
  • Miranda Bell (voiced by Alyson Court) is a girl who said she became a scientist at age six, and likes to say her brain weighs eight pounds
  • Morgool (voiced by Len Carlson) Is Gorgool's twin brother, and the ruler of Fenrath. Unlike Gorgool, he is not trapped in a ball and is far more dangerous, and evil than his twin. It’s believed that Morgool’s unable to control anyone who’s far more superior than him, like the monster.
  • Ms. Gish (voiced by Barbara Franklin) Is the teacher who is involved with most episodes in Season One.
  • Kragon (voiced by George Buza) is a guard working for Morgool in Fenrath, and always helps his master in his schemes, mainly capturing the monster, but fails in every attempt. Kragon's home region is Gorem Range.
  • Red (voiced by Megan Fahlenbock) is an orphan from Fenrath who becomes friends with Warren and Tracy. She is always up for adventure and kicking bad guy butt.
  • Freddie Mitchell and Corum (both voiced by Susan Roman) are friends of Warren's. Freddie loves to tell jokes and play soccer. Connor's hobbies include pogo jumping, playing the piano and video games.

Episodes[edit]

  • The first episode aired on October 26, 1996, and the last episode aired on March 23, 2003. To date, 52 episodes have been produced in three seasons.

Season 1 (1996–99)[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Monster by Mistake"Mark MayersonMark Mayerson and Kim DavidsonOctober 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)
2"Pizza Day"Robert D.M. SmithDeborah JarvisSeptember 6, 1999 (1999-09-06)
3"Just Desserts"Mark MayersonLawrence S. MirkinSeptember 13, 1999 (1999-09-13)
4"Fossel Remains"Harry RasmussenDeborah JarvisSeptember 20, 1999 (1999-09-20)
5"Haunted House"Robert D.M. SmithAnita KapilaSeptember 27, 1999 (1999-09-27)
6"Monster Mayhem"Mark MayersonDeborah JarvisOctober 4, 1999 (1999-10-04)
7"Special Talent"Harry RasmussenLawrence S. MirkinOctober 11, 1999 (1999-10-11)
8"Campsite Creeper"Robert D.M. SmithDan FillOctober 18, 1999 (1999-10-18)
9"Home Alone"Mark MayersonDeborah Jarvis and Anita KapilaOctober 25, 1999 (1999-10-25)
10"Entertaining Orville"Harry RasmussenCathy MossNovember 1, 1999 (1999-11-01)
11"Kidnapped"Robert D.M. SmithAnita KapilaNovember 8, 1999 (1999-11-08)
12"Monster A-Go-Go"Mark MayersonDeborah JarvisNovember 15, 1999 (1999-11-15)
13"Back in Time"Harry RasmussenLawrence S. MirkinNovember 22, 1999 (1999-11-22)
14"Gwynneth"Robert D.M. SmithDeborah JarvisNovember 29, 1999 (1999-11-29)

Season 2 (2000)[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
15"Billy Caves In"Brian HarrisAnita KapilaSeptember 4, 2000 (2000-09-04)
16"Tracy's Jacket"Robert D.M. SmithDeborah JarvisSeptember 11, 2000 (2000-09-11)
17"Live From Pickford"Harry RasmussenSteve WestrenSeptember 18, 2000 (2000-09-18)
18"Soap Box Derby"Brian HarrisStephen AshtonSeptember 25, 2000 (2000-09-25)
19"The Big Dig"Robert D.M. SmithDan FillOctober 2, 2000 (2000-10-02)
20"Thin Ice"Harry RasmussenAnita KapilaOctober 9, 2000 (2000-10-09)
21"Gorgool's Pet"Brian HarrisSteve WrightOctober 16, 2000 (2000-10-16)
22"Jungleland"Robert D.M. SmithCathy MossOctober 23, 2000 (2000-10-23)
23"Cops and Monsters"Harry RasmussenMark MayersonOctober 30, 2000 (2000-10-30)
24"Johnny's Reunion"Brian HarrisAnita KapilaNovember 6, 2000 (2000-11-06)
25"Moving Day"Mark MayersonMark MayersonNovember 13, 2000 (2000-11-13)
26"Lights! Camera! Monster!"Robert D.M. SmithDeborah JarvisNovember 20, 2000 (2000-11-20)

Season 3 (2003)[edit]

# Title Directed by Written by Original air date
27"Warren's Nightmare"Mark MayersonMark MayersonFebruary 26, 2003 (2003-02-26)
28"Wrestling Challenge"David GeldartStory by : Mark Mayerson
Teleplay by : Steve Westren
February 27, 2003 (2003-02-27)
29"Monkey in the Middle"Troy SullivanNicole DemerseFebruary 28, 2003 (2003-02-28)
30"Watch the Birdie"Mark MayersonMark MayersonMarch 1, 2003 (2003-03-01)
31"Natural Disaster"David GeldartPatrick GranleeseMarch 2, 2003 (2003-03-02)
32"Donut Dough"Troy SullivanSteve WestrenMarch 3, 2003 (2003-03-03)
33"Robo Fuzz"Mark MayersonTerry SaltsmanMarch 4, 2003 (2003-03-04)
34"Dino Might"David GeldartDennise FordhamMarch 5, 2003 (2003-03-05)
35"Ghost With the Most"Troy SullivanAnita KapilaMarch 6, 2003 (2003-03-06)
36"Reduce, Re-use, Recycle... Run!"Mark MayersonPatrick GranleeseMarch 7, 2003 (2003-03-07)
37"Night of the Living Meat"David GeldartSteve WestrenMarch 8, 2003 (2003-03-08)
38"Badgering Billy"Troy SullivanSteve WestrenMarch 9, 2003 (2003-03-09)
39"Monster on Purpose"Mark MayersonPatrick GranleeseMarch 10, 2003 (2003-03-10)
40"Duel for a Jewel"David GeldartStew MulliganMarch 11, 2003 (2003-03-11)
41"Keebo for Keeps"Mark MayersonBruce RobbMarch 12, 2003 (2003-03-12)
42"Who's Who"Troy SullivanPatrick GranleeseMarch 13, 2003 (2003-03-13)
43"Knight and Day"David GeldartTerry SaltsmanMarch 14, 2003 (2003-03-14)
44"Sasquashed"Troy SullivanDennise FordhamMarch 15, 2003 (2003-03-15)
45"Mine Your Own Business"Mark MayersonMark Mayerson and Bruce RobbMarch 16, 2003 (2003-03-16)
46"Leap Frog"David GeldartPatrick GranleeseMarch 17, 2003 (2003-03-17)
47"Lucky Break"Troy SullivanTerry SaltsmanMarch 18, 2003 (2003-03-18)
48"Worlds Collide"Mark MayersonTerry SaltsmanMarch 19, 2003 (2003-03-19)
49"Lights Out"David GeldartDennise Fordham and Patrick GranleeseMarch 20, 2003 (2003-03-20)
50"Curse of the Invisible Man"Troy SullivanPatrick GranleeseMarch 21, 2003 (2003-03-21)
51"Brotherly Hate"Mark MayersonMark Mayerson and Terry SaltsmanMarch 22, 2003 (2003-03-22)
52"Strawberry Jam"David GeldartSteve WestrenMarch 23, 2003 (2003-03-23)

Episode rarity[edit]

Episodes of this television series are rare. Some episodes remain on the internet, and with lots of internet digging, people have found a few. A series of three DVDs is available for purchase on websites such as eBay. Each DVD contains two episodes. The first season is available for streaming on Ameba.

  • Disc one: "Monster on Purpose," and "The Jewel of Fenrath"
  • Disc two: "Badgering Billy," and "Haunted House"
  • Disc three: "Sasquashed," and "Campsite Creeper"

There may be more discs or video tapes of this show, but they are owned by third parties, are unofficial.

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