Sharky & George
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|Sharky & George|
|Created by||Michael Haillard (writer), Patrick Regnard (writer), Tony Scott (writer)|
|Starring||A.J. Henderson (Sharky)
Paul Hawkins (George)
|Opening theme||Phillipe Bouvet|
|Country of origin||Canada
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Executive producer(s)||Jacques Pettigrew|
|Production company(s)||CinéGroupe & Label 35|
|Original network||Rai Uno, Rai Due (Italy)
Channel 4 and TCC (UK)
First-run syndication (US)
|Original release||1990 – 1992|
Sharky & George (Original name Sharky et Georges) is a French and Canadian children's TV cartoon, produced by animation studios CinéGroupe and Label 35 between 1990 and 1992. The series consisted of fifty-two 25 minute episodes, including two 12 minute editions which were sometimes aired separately. The series was later translated into English and shown in the United Kingdom on Channel 4 from 1991 to 1998. In 2004, the show started airing on Toon Disney until 2009, when Toon Disney became defunct and was replaced by Disney XD.
Sharky & George is set in the underwater city of Seacago, populated by various kinds of fish. The protagonists are two fish private detectives who run their own agency. Sharky, the bigger fish, is a rather lazy pink shark with a huge nose, and wears a Humphrey Bogart-style fedora hat. George, the smaller fish, is blue with a yellow face, and is younger than Sharky. Together the two friends combat the mad plans of conquest of the many villains and gangs that are terrorizing Seacago, including Dr. Medusa (Dr. Jelly in English versions; mad scientist and self-proclaimed master of the world) and Red Lobster (Colonel Klaw in English versions; German commander of the army of Black Crab).
It was translated into English, and shown on Channel 4, Sky Channel and The Children's Channel in the United Kingdom. Sharky & George was also shown in Ireland on RTÉ Two, in France on Toon Disney, in Yugoslavia on RTV Politika, in Italy on Rai Uno, Rai Due and Telepace, in San Marino on San Marino RTV, in Hungary on Magyar Televízió, in Poland on TVP 1 (dubbed) and in Spain on TVE. It was translated to Spanish from America and shown on RTP (currently named TV Perú) in Peru, and shown in other Latin American countries as well. In Canada, it was shown on Canal Famille and on YTV translated in English.
The show was also shown on SABC in South Africa. The show was broadcast in Afrikaans on television along with an English simulcast broadcast on radio.
Four VHS cassettes were released in the late '90s, but are now out of print.
A DVD containing ten episodes of the series was released in France on 17 November 2005, but is no longer available.
- A.J. Henderson - Sharky
- Paul Hawkins - George
- Teddy Lee Dillon
- Kathleen Fee - Gefilta Fish
- Ian Finlay
- Mark Camacho
- Mark Hellman
- Dean Hagopian
- Harry Hill
- Terrence Labrosse
- Pierre Lenoir
- Jane Woods
- Arthur Grosser - Dr. Jake Eel
- Susan Glover
- Arthur Holden
- Pauline Little
- "Animation Magazine - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. 2010-09-24. Retrieved 2016-03-19.