Rubik, the Amazing Cube

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Rubik, the Amazing Cube
VHS Video 'Rubik The Amazing Cube ' Vol 2.jpg
Genre Animation
Written by Tom Dagenais
Janis Diamond
Jack Enyart
Gary Greenfield
Mark Jones
Gordon Kent
Norman Maurer
Richard Merwin
Directed by John Kimball
Rudy Larriva
Norm McCabe
Voices of Ron Palillo
Michael Saucedo
Jennifer Fajardo
Michael Bell
Ángela Moya
Theme music composer Dean Elliott
Opening theme Menudo
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Joe Ruby
Ken Spears
Producer(s) Mark Jones
Steven Werner
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Ruby-Spears Enterprises
Distributor Warner Bros. Television
Original network ABC
Original release September 10, 1983 – September 1, 1984

Rubik, the Amazing Cube is a 30-minute Saturday morning animated series based on the puzzle created by Ernő Rubik, produced by Ruby-Spears Enterprises and broadcast as part of The Pac-Man/Rubik, the Amazing Cube Hour block on ABC from September 10, 1983 to September 1, 1984. The program featured a magic Rubik’s Cube named Rubik who could fly through the air and had other special powers. Rubik could only come alive when the colored squares on his sides had been matched up.


Rubik had fallen out of the stagecoach of an evil magician, who became the main villain of the series. Rubik helped 3 siblings—Carlos, Lisa, and Reynaldo Rodriguez—in foiling the magician’s attempts to recover Rubik. Once, Rubik was recovered by a detective who was a relative of the magician, but then decided the children should keep Rubik as the magician would use him for evil and selfish purposes.

Outside of the evil magician, episodes usually dealt with more normal adversaries, such as when the eldest son had run afoul of a bully who had thwarted his efforts to gain a potential girlfriend, while at the same time the bully was making himself appear decent to the girl. Rubik worked in secret to expose the bully’s true brutal personality in front of the girl.

For dramatic purposes, the cube was easily fully scrambled (such as by being dropped or grabbed by the family dog) and usually solved quickly by the Rodriguez children, although in stressful circumstances it took them longer.


Title Air date
2 "Back Packin' Rubik" 1983-09-17
3 "Rubik and the Buried Treasure" 1983-10-01
4 "Rubik and the Lucky Helmet" 1983-10-08
5 "Rubik and the Mysterious Man" 1983-10-15
6 "Rubik and the Pooch Nappers" 1983-10-22
7 "Rubik and the Science Fair" 1983-10-29
8 "Rubik in Wonderland" 1983-11-05
9 "Honolulu Rubik" 1983-09-24
10 "Rubik's First Christmas" 1983-11-19
11 "Saturday Night Rubik" 1983-11-26
12 "Super Power Lisa" 1983-12-03
13 "The Travelin' Rubik" 1983-12-10

Theme music[edit]

In keeping with the Hispanic flavor of the show, the theme song was done by Puerto Rican boy band Menudo.


Additional voices: Jack DeLeon, Alan Dinehart, Laurie Faso, Takayo Fischer, Bob Holt, Tress MacNeille, Tysun McMullan, Neil Ross, John Stephenson, Janet Waldo, Alan Young

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