|Created by||Aidan Harte|
|Starring||Jules de Jongh|
|Country of origin||Ireland|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26 (51 segments)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production companies||International Rheingold Productions|
Hoek, Line & Thinker
|Original network||CBBC (United Kingdom)|
TG4/RTÉ One (Ireland)
Kids WB!/Cartoon Network (United States)
|Original release||28 May 2007 (TG4) (ABC Australia)|
United States: 22 September 2007 – 29 March 2008
Skunk Fu! is an Irish-British Animated series featuring the fables of anthropomorphic animals protecting their valley using martial arts. The show chronicles the adventures of young Skunk, training with his Kung Fu master, Panda, with the support of Rabbit, Fox, Turtle, and others, who directly, or inadvertently, also help Skunk grow. The show won the IFTA award for "Best Animation". In addition to an English soundtrack, Irish-language, French-language, Japanese-language, and Dutch-language soundtracks were initially produced.
Skunk and the other valley animals led by Panda thwart Dragon's efforts to overtake their valley with Baboon and the Ninja Monkeys from their lair in the Mountains. Historically Dragon and Panda were friends, but since Dragon was punished by Heaven for his arrogance, he perceives the valley residents as the reason for his downfall (displacing the responsibility of his own actions) and seeks to destroy them. Panda sees Skunk as crucial to saving the valley and endeavors to teach Skunk who often tries to circumvent laborious Kung Fu training, only to learn the value of the initial lesson from the consequences of his actions with Skunk ultimately saving the day, usually by himself or with the help of his friends.
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- Skunk (voiced by Jules de Jongh) – The main character of the series. Skunk is the youngest of the Valley dwellers and wants to be a Kung Fu master, but he has to learn his Kung Fu moves with Panda first. Skunk can sometimes be lazy and impatient. However, when he puts his mind to it Skunk can accomplish a lot going through a lot to achieve the goal he is set. Skunk is very trusting of his friends, even Rabbit who doesn't always treat Skunk with respect. Rather than concentrating on his lessons Skunk tries to find the "easy way out". However, these plans usually backfire forcing Skunk to figure a way out of his problem and learning the lesson he was initially trying to avoid. Despite being lazy and sometimes mischievous, Skunk is an overall good individual who cares about his friends and usually tries to do the right thing. He also has a unique defense mechanism in which he sprays a green and smelly gas, unlike an actual skunk which sprays a stinky amber-colored liquid. This usually happens when he is embarrassed, scared, or suddenly surprised. Though it is effective Skunk himself is greatly embarrassed by this power. He has also stated that he's incapable of doing it at will unlike real skunks; though this is contradicted in later episodes, such as when he purposely sprays a monkey (pretending to be a skunk) in the face, believing that a fellow skunk would be immune to the stench of his spray. Sometimes Skunk goes on missions that don't need him, which causes disaster. He usually calls himself "Princess Prettyhead herself" when he is bigger than his enemies or when on a large contraption. He was given to Panda by Heaven when Panda asked for help against Dragon, hinting he has a larger destiny than he's aware of. He also seems to be the only one aware of Rabbit's crush on Fox.
- Panda (voiced by Paul Tylak) – Panda is the very wise 80-year-old leader of the Valley who spends his time training Skunk in the various arts. He was Dragon's best friend before Dragon was punished by Heaven and became evil. When he asked Heaven for help, Skunk came down and the Panda raised Skunk in the way of Kung Fu. He and Dragon still respect each other despite Dragon having turned evil.
- Rabbit (voiced by Paul Tylak) – A violent, ill-tempered, egotistical, smart-aleck hare (despite his name) who is always on the lookout for conflict. He has a major crush on Fox but will go great lengths to hide this. Sometimes Rabbit has dreams of her. He calls his fist Mr. Fisty and he considers himself the strongest animal in the Valley. He sometimes fights with Panda about it. He also desires to become the leader so he can fight Dragon right away instead of waiting like Panda orders. He creates plans to attack the ninja monkeys, but they always backfire. He has a soft spot for Skunk, calling him "squirt". He also enjoys picking on Skunk and often takes advantage of him, but he cares and loves him as a friend. He even taught Skunk the art of attitude, which Panda said was an art Skunk was not ready for.
- Fox (voiced by Patricia Rodriguez) – An effective, graceful fighter, Fox is the leading lady of the story and the only dog family member in the Valley resistance. Like an older sister to Skunk, she helps him with her sound advice and is very level-headed. She loves Skunk like a little brother and is often protective of him, like getting mad at Rabbit and repeatedly smacking him behind the forehead when he made fun of the young skunk while he was playing with ants in "The Art of Small Victories". Beneath her demure exterior, she has a hot temper and a warrior's spirit which drive Rabbit wild. Although it's unclear whether Fox is annoyed or flattered by Rabbit's affections, she is attracted to Rabbit, although she does consider him too much of a pest. Like Rabbit, she also gives Skunk pet names like "squirt", "little man", or simply "kid". She often uses her allure to escape enemies (especially Baboon). She also mastered the art of Fan-Fan and did the four winds attack with Crane, Duck, and Skunk.
- Dr. Turtle (voiced by Tony Acworth) – A wise old Kung Fu master. Turtle is the physician of the Valley and helps to teach Skunk. Dr. Turtle is always happy to help Panda and Tiger. He also is a talented kite-flier and performs a kite display every New Year.
- Ox and Bird (voiced by Tony Acworth) – Bird is the brains of the duo. They both like nothing better than to relax and accept the fact that they are "nobodies". Ox once was considered a huge hero since he could perform the art of "No Mind" allowing him to see invisible Ninja Monkeys. Ox can understand and speak Ninja Monkey while Bird often considers himself to be great.
- Tiger (voiced by Rod Goodwell) – An old friend of Panda's. Tiger claims to be a great warrior and once fought Dragon. Since that apparently disastrous battle, he has been a tremendous coward, though he fights ferociously if he is angered. He appears to be a White South China tiger.
- Pig (voiced by Tony Acworth) – Despite his name, Pig is in fact a wild boar. Pig is a simple-minded character who spends all of his time bathing in mud and often presented as stupid and lacking much memory. While he rarely helps in battle, he assists in the battle against Dragon in other ways, such as eating all of the truffles during the Year of the Pig so that Dragon can't use them for a lotion to temporarily break free from his icy prison for, according to Panda, two or three weeks. While Pig is a mostly likable character, he is easily influenced by Rabbit to mirror his thoughts. However, he is shown to be a great warrior such as when he was convinced he was a Ninja Monkey. He was easily able to defeat Skunk, Rabbit, and Mantis at the same time. Pig wishes to be treated like a grown pig.
- Killer Bees (voiced by Tony Acworth) – A full nest of bees who tend to be extremely short-tempered and will attack anyone regardless of whether they are friend or foe. They talk in a "hip-hop" style of dialog. Working together, they can form into different shapes such as nunchucks.
- Ms. Duck (voiced by Jules de Jongh) – A wise old bird with a few moves up her feathers. Like Panda, she knows the back story of Dragon. She also is gifted at making food and Dim sum Fu. She seems to have a horrible singing voice. Duck, Fox, and Crane taught Skunk how fans can be used in battle.
- Crane (voiced by Jules de Jongh) – The general town gossip. Crane is often used for aerial missions and was part of the Fan-Fan Quartet with Fox, Duck, and the newly anointed Skunk.
- Mantis (voiced by Tony Acworth) – The valley's lookout bug. When he speaks, he makes brief pauses every few words (a nod to actor Christopher Walken). He seems to be a masochist constantly looking to put himself in harm's way in hopes of a tragic outcome. He even expresses disappointment when a battle is going favorably. Despite his desire to see himself harmed, he is noted to put up an honest fight. Though much to his delight, he often just ends up being squashed and left aside.
- Snake (voiced by Paul Tylak) – Snake enjoys inflicting pain (especially on ninja monkeys). He is the Valley spy. Although Snake speaks in an Australian accent, cobras are not indigenous to that continent though he could be another species of snake.
- Frog (voiced by Paul Tylak) – The master of jumping. Frog appears to be a silly character who likes making people laugh. In "The Art of Giggling", he even helps Skunk conquer a case of the giggles by forcing the young warrior to play leapfrog every time he chuckled.
- Mr. Fish (voiced by Tony Acworth)- He's the underwater head honcho and has feelings for Ms. Duck, asking Skunk to make him a statue of her. He teaches Skunk the "Art of No Lung Fu" (underwater fighting) and carries a fishbowl whenever he needs to travel out of water.
- Blinky the Firefly – In "The Art of Responsibility", Blinky was Skunk's friend and his pet in the past, though the fireflies view it as Skunk being his pet. He cannot talk, like mature fireflies, so he communicates with a series of beeps, which Skunk used to his advantage in games. He helped end the Ninja Monkeys' night raids by lighting up the Valley as a defense. He made cameo appearances in later episodes.
- Dragon (voiced by Rod Goodwell) – The main antagonist of the series. Many years ago, Heaven made Dragon a Guardian Animal to protect the animals of the Valley. In order to keep his natural Fire in balance, Heaven gave Dragon the power over Water. Back then, Dragon was kind-hearted and was a great friend of Panda's. To test Dragon's loyalty, Heaven sent a drought to the Valley. Dragon asked Heaven if he could use his power over Water to end the drought, but Heaven remained silent. Despite Panda's warnings, Dragon (believing there could be no harm in using his powers to help) went ahead and used his Water powers anyway. As punishment for his impulsive actions and apparent disobedience (both referred in the opening as his "arrogance"), Heaven stripped Dragon of his ability to fly and made his once beautiful golden scales turn dark and blackened. Horrified by his punishment, Dragon swore revenge. Flying into a great rage, he chased the animals from the mountaintop with his Fire. However, during his rampage, Dragon burnt the mysterious Lotus Flower (a blossom which somehow connected Heaven and Earth). With this act, Dragon lost his powers over Water (the only thing that was keeping his Fire in check). Dragon was severely burned because of this, forcing him to retreat into the freezing waters of a subterranean lake in Lung Mountain to soothe his burns. Now he must constantly be immersed in water or his Fire will reach unbearable levels. Twisted and embittered by pain and seemingly doomed to stay forever in the icy lake, Dragon plans his revenge against those whom he believes are the cause of his predicament. In his evil, bitter mind, Dragon blames the animals of the Valley for his fate and devotes much of his energies to destroying them, dispatching his second-in-command, Baboon to carry out his plans. Despite his hatred for all of the Animals, Dragon seems to respect Panda for his intelligence and Kung Fu abilities and possibly still for the friendship they once had. In addition to his Fire, he has knowledge of many powerful spells.
- Baboon (voiced by Paul McLoone) – The secondary villain of the entire series, Baboon is also the head of Dragon's Ninja Monkey army and is also the one usually dispatched to carry out most of Dragon's own plots. Baboon is very dominant over the Ninja Monkeys and often mistreats them to the point of physical abuse. Baboon has even used some of the Ninja Monkeys as punching bags or guinea pigs. However, despite mistreating the Ninja Monkeys, Baboon has sometimes expressed concern for them, implying that he cares for their well-being at times although this is very rarely shown. Baboon is mostly something of a lackey to Dragon with Baboon harboring both a strong sense of loyalty and fear to Dragon. Baboon is also an easily angered and very intimidating figure who is in love with Fox but she does not feel the same way, although she is in fact more than willing to use Baboon's crush against him. He speaks in a Cockney accent. Although he attempts to beat Skunk, Baboon's own stupidity and that of the Ninja Monkeys often results in both sides being regularly defeated with Baboon regularly incurring Dragon's wrath which often sees Baboon getting burnt by Dragon's flames. Despite that, Baboon is more than capable of holding his own in battle and has proven that he is a dangerous enemy to the Valley. His catchphrase is "Wasabi!" which he usually says mere seconds before he's defeated in battle.
- Ninja Monkeys (voiced by Tony Acworth) – Dragon's soldiers, who are usually dim-witted and ineffectual. There is a potion that can make Ninja Monkeys become invisible, but only someone with the No-Mind skill can see them. Panda says the Ninja Monkeys are funny to watch, which is often true. Ninja Monkeys, though well-trained, are easily defeated. What they make up for lack of skill, they make up for with numbers and a large group of them could even take down Panda. Even though they are usually shorter than most of the Valley dwellers, they were shown to be the same height as Fox in "The Art of Hospitality". Baboon commands the Ninja Monkeys and can even understand what they're saying with Baboon even acting as a translator as well.
|No.||Title||American air date|
|1a||"The Art of Stickiness"||22 September 2007|
|Rabbit leads a mission to capture some Ninja Monkeys using traps made of sticky tree sap, but Skunk and his friends can't resist playing with the stuff. They get so sticky that they're barely able to fight off the attacking Ninja Monkeys. Before long, both the animals and the Ninja Monkeys are stuck together in huge, dueling sap balls. However when Baboon gets caught in the huge sap ball, having been searching for the monkeys, Skunk and his friends find themselves in huge trouble as they battle to stop Baboon and the Ninja Monkeys.|
|1b||"The Art of Rivalry"||22 September 2007|
|After Baboon's Ninja Monkeys manage to fail to invade the Valley yet again much to Baboon's own personal dismay and frustration, Rabbit, fed up with Panda's teachings which demonstrate patience, decides to starts his own Kung Fu school with cool-colored belts, and Skunk is faced with a choice: stick with Panda or go to Rabbit's school. He ends up going to both schools as a student, and everything is fine until a tournament pits the best students from each school against each other, and now Skunk has to fight himself.|
|2a||"The Art of Leaving Them Laughing"||29 September 2007|
|Impressed by Dr. Turtle's humorous bedside manner, Skunk resolves to become a comedian. His comedic styling comes in handy when he tags along with Fox and Rabbit on a special mission.|
|2b||"The Art of Monkey Launching"||29 September 2007|
|While Panda and most of the inhabitants of the Valley are away, examining a catapult that Baboon and the Ninja Monkeys have assembled, Skunk, Bird, and Ox are hanging around, guarding the Valley but things change when the Ninja Monkeys launch an attack.|
|3a||"The Art of Attitude"||6 October 2007|
|Rabbit teaches Skunk how to sound tough, which leads to a muscle flexing contest with Baboon.|
|3b||"The Art of Revenge"||6 October 2007|
|When Skunk's Green Tea Cake is stomped on by a Ninja Monkey, Skunk embarks on a quest of revenge with Rabbit assisting Skunk while also trying to stop Skunk from exacting his revenge against the Ninja Monkey responsible. However, when Rabbit and Skunk are captured and brought before Baboon, the two must find a way to escape.|
|4a||"The Art of Tunneling"||13 October 2007|
|Digging a tunnel to Dragon's lair (with the help of Rabbit) seems like it'd be tons of fun for Skunk. However, he quickly founds out that this is not the case because Rabbit is extremely bossy.|
|4b||"The Art of Conkering"||13 October 2007|
|Skunk and Tiger venture into Dragon's territory so they can find an extremely hard walnut so that they can beat Pig at a game of Chinese Conkers.|
|5a||"The Art of No Mind"||20 October 2007|
|Ninja Monkeys attack the Valley and they appear to be invisible to all except Ox. When Ox and Skunk save the day, however, Ox loses his ability to see them.|
|5b||"The Art of Kung Fruit"||20 October 2007|
|In exchange for a break from Panda's grueling training, Skunk journeys to The Hill of Moons deep in Dragon's territory to retrieve some of his master's favorite plums. Fox, Rabbit, and Tiger worry about Skunk, and they decide to follow him. Skunk soon finds himself fighting for his life when he's ambushed by Baboon and the Ninja Monkeys.|
|6a||"The Art of Darkness"||27 October 2007|
|Skunk would like nothing more than to join Rabbit on night patrol, and Rabbit would like nothing more than to be left alone, so he scares the daylights out of Skunk with a story about a phantom Rooster who haunts the forest. To exact revenge Skunk and Tiger make a Rooster costume and in turn scare Rabbit from his post. But now with no one on patrol, it is up to Skunk defend the Valley.|
|6b||"The Art of Dream Control"||27 October 2007|
|When Skunk has nightmares of being controlled by Dragon and the Ninja Monkeys, Skunk and Panda must enter the dream realm to stop them.|
|7a||"The Art of Responsibility"||3 November 2007|
|Skunk quickly makes friends with a firefly and ask Panda if he can keep him as a pet.|
|7b||"The Art of Stealing"||3 November 2007|
|Skunk wants to use Dragon's stolen magic jewel to help the Valley animals. However, Dragon has different plans.|
|8a||"The Art of Brain Washing"||10 November 2007|
|After Pig has fallen into the enemy's hands and is suffering from amnesia, Pig thinks he is a Ninja Monkey. Skunk, Rabbit, and Praying Mantis must now find a way to return Pig to normal.|
|8b||"The Art of Turtle Watching"||10 November 2007|
|Skunk is forced to watch Turtle on a snow day. This is easier said than done, however, because Baboon and his Ninja Monkeys decide to steal Turtle's shell.|
|9a||"The Art of Truffling"||17 November 2007|
|Truffles are in season, and their aroma transforms Pig into a truffle-seeking Mr. Hyde maniac. But Dragon wants the truffles for himself, in order to make a scale-soothing lotion that would set him free from his icy cave. Skunk and Rabbit attempt to protect Pig and his truffles from Dragon's henchman.|
|9b||"The Art of Patience"||17 November 2007|
|When Panda tests Skunk with the "box in paw" trick (Skunk has to snatch a pebble out of Panda's paw before he closes it), Skunk gets frustrated and storms off, almost walking into a net trap laid by Baboon and his goons. Unfortunately, Fox is caught but she doesn't lose her cool. In facing down Baboon, she teaches Skunk that sometimes patience and cunning can be much more effective than speed and strength.|
|10a||"The Art of Being a Pebble"||24 November 2007|
|Wanting Skunk to quiet down so he can get some sleep, Panda trains Skunk in a completely fictitious and very silent technique of transferring one's chi into a rock. But when the Ninja Monkey's swipe the rock that Panda just transferred his chi to, Skunk and Tiger hunt the chimps down to save Panda.|
|10b||"The Art of Passing the Buck"||24 November 2007|
|When Skunk accidentally breaks an ancient lantern that has hung in the Valley for hundreds of years, he blames it on the Ninja Monkeys. And he gets off scot-free. But soon everyone starts blaming the Ninja Monkeys for everything! And then no one seems particularly concerned when Skunk tries to warn them of a real monkey invasion.|
|11a||"The Art of Giggling"||1 December 2007|
|Skunk can't stop his constant giggle fits. This isn't easy, however, because Panda takes him on a secret spy mission.|
|11b||"The Art of Getting Stuck"||1 December 2007|
|Skunk somehow manages to get Rabbit's Ninja Monkey workout dummy mask stuck to his own face. Before he can eep "no", Skunk is swooped up into a Ninja Monkey unit and is face-to-face with Dragon himself.|
|12a||"The Art of the Touch"||8 December 2007|
|Skunk spies Panda practicing a legendary Kung Fu move that freezes one's opponent called the Divine Hand. Of course, Skunk uses the move to prank everyone in the Valley. But the joke is on him when the Ninja Monkeys watch Skunk showing the move to Rabbit. Now Skunk and Rabbit have to freeze all the Ninja Monkeys before they can pass on the secret technique to Baboon.|
|12b||"The Art of Hospitality"||8 December 2007|
|When Ninja Monkeys have entered Rabbit's borrow, Skunk invites Rabbit to stay with him and Panda. But soon he becomes a total pest.|
|13a||"The Art of Luck"||15 December 2007|
|Dragon gives Baboon the power to use the "Jinx's Palm": a one-shot deal where whoever is struck with his blow is saddled with horrible bad luck. His target: Panda. But when he strikes Skunk instead, Skunk finds a way to use his terrible luck to his advantage by wreaking havoc on the Ninja Monkeys. Baboon then tries to stop him by using the "Fortunate Palm", a good luck remedy, in an epic clash of good and bad luck, pitting Skunk and Baboon against each other in a battle where luck will decide who the ultimate victor is.|
|13b||"The Art of Endurance"||15 December 2007|
|As endurance training, Panda has Skunk place an egg between his legs and hold it there – without breaking it – until Panda returns and says it's okay. Problem is, Panda is quietly kidnapped by the Ninja Monkeys. Skunk is determined to pass the test and hang onto the already rotten egg, which makes the rescue mission all the more difficult.|
|14a||"The Art of Lightning"||5 January 2008|
|After checking out a piece of Baboon's fur (which Rabbit got from his most recent encounter), Skunk and Rabbit find the secret to a forgotten fighting move known as "The Lighting Claw" but the two find themselves in a whole heap of trouble when Baboon gains access to the move.|
|14b||"The Art of the Double Cross"||5 January 2008|
|The kindhearted Skunk takes in a Ninja Monkey who was kicked out of Baboon's army. But Panda thinks that that monkey is a spy. Skunk figures out that the Monkey is not telling the truth and tricks him into telling Baboon that they are planning a massive attack.|
|15a||"The Art of the Nose Blow"||12 January 2008|
|After Baboon gets banished by Dragon for an embarrassing defeat, Snake starts a rumor that Skunk invented a powerful new move.|
|15b||"The Art of the Crush"||12 January 2008|
|Rabbit convinces Skunk to go with him on a "dangerous mission" but truthfully, he just wants to retrieve stolen poems he wrote about Fox which soon becomes intense when Baboon and the Ninja Monkeys arrive.|
|16a||"The Art of Small Victories"||19 January 2008|
|Skunk is too embarrassed to admit that he plays with ants. However, it turns out to be very useful when Baboon attacks the Valley with an army of red ants.|
|16b||"The Art of Influence"||19 January 2008|
|The Ninja Monkeys accidentally shrink Baboon using a powerful new potion and Baboon takes full advantage of the situation by pretending to be Skunk's "inner voice", causing Skunk to rebel and go against his friends.|
|17a||"The Art of Kiting"||26 January 2008|
|Skunk wants to help Turtle with his New Year's kite display. But soon, he thinks it's a good idea to infiltrate Baboon's great wall.|
|17b||"The Art of Being Lazy"||26 January 2008|
|Skunk pretends to be sick so he can get out of doing Panda's chores. However, he soon feels guilty when all his friends go into one of the big battles.|
|18a||"The Art of the Stink"||2 February 2008|
|Realizing how powerful Skunk's stink is, Rabbit makes a task force to collect it and use it as a weapon.|
|18b||"The Art of Fan Fan"||2 February 2008|
|When Panda hears that Baboon's making a bigger army, he has the women of the Valley (Duck, Crane and Fox) train Skunk in the art of fan fighting. Skunk thinks it's cool at first but Rabbit and Pig soon tease him for the "girly" style of fighting.|
|19a||"The Art of the Dizzy Master"||9 February 2008|
|Skunk invents a new move, The Dizzy Master, making enemies unable to hit him. Such a discovery makes him believe he is unstoppable so he and Pig go off to steal Dragon's beard in order to prove it.|
|19b||"The Art of Dim Sum Fu"||9 February 2008|
|Panda makes Skunk take cooking lessons from Duck but as soon as he masters it, the Ninja Monkeys have taken an extreme liking to their cooking so much that they've become too blotted to do much of anything, much to Baboon's disgust and annoyance.|
|20a||"The Art of Strategy"||16 February 2008|
|When Baboon uses his new cannon to attack the Valley, Rabbit ignores Panda's orders for a defensive plan to make an even bigger weapon.|
|20b||"The Art of Being Heavy"||16 February 2008|
|Panda tries to teach Skunk a skill that would make him heavier. But when Skunk struggles learning it, he uses a giant boulder in its place.|
|21a||"The Art of Wushu"||23 February 2008|
|Baboon challenges the Valley animals in a gaming event, but it becomes serious when Skunk unintentionally wagers the Valley.|
|21b||"The Art of the Tea Ceremony"||23 February 2008|
|Skunk, Pig, Ox, and Bird try to mimic the elders' tea ceremony, believing that it gives them powerful skills.|
|22a||"The Art of Initiation"||1 March 2008|
|Skunk and Pig are informed by Tiger, Snake, and Fish about an initiation chamber that makes one become a true warrior. All three claim they have already succeeded in doing this, but eventually they reveal to each other that neither of them completed the initiation.|
|22b||"The Art of Art"||1 March 2008|
|Panda tries to teach Skunk art, but he fails at every form. But when Skunk learns that getting beaten up by Ninja Monkeys turns his abstract sculptures into beautiful and realistic works of art, he takes full advantage.|
|23a||"The Art of Monkeying Around"||8 March 2008|
|After another plan of Baboon's goes horribly wrong, he blames it on the Ninja Monkeys and fires them, going to great lengths to eject them from the area. They start to move into the Valley and take up Skunk, Bird, and Ox's private spots. Now they have to make it look like they were defeated by the monkeys, so Baboon can take them back but with Rabbit insisting on fighting the Ninja Monkeys as a means of strengthening himself, it might be not an easy task for Skunk, Bird, and Ox to accomplish.|
|23b||"The Art of Sneaking"||8 March 2008|
|When Turtle's notebook is stolen by the Ninja Monkeys, Snake goes on a special mission to get it back. Wanting to prove that he can be a good spy, Skunk invites himself to join Snake.|
|24a||"The Art of Seeing Blind"||15 March 2008|
|Panda teaches Skunk to see without seeing, which Skunk finds silly. But when he gets lost in a tunnel made by the Ninja Monkeys, Skunk has all-new respect for sound.|
|24b||"The Art of Monkey Love"||15 March 2008|
|Baboon disguises one of the Ninja Monkeys as a female skunk in order to capture Skunk for Dragon's birthday. But Skunk "saves" the decoy, and takes her to the Valley. Skunk is happy to meet another of his kind, but all his friends keep getting in the way of his romance.|
|25a||"The Art of No Lung Fu"||22 March 2008|
|Panda has Skunk learn underwater combat from Fish. It's a good thing too, because Baboon has built a dam in the river causing a drought.|
|25b||"The Art of Destiny Swapping"||22 March 2008|
|Tired of all the chores that come with his "destiny", Skunk makes a deal with Mantis to trade lives. But he soon becomes bored and all the missions Mantis is now tackling all end up going horribly wrong.|
|26||"The Art of Remembering"||29 March 2008|
|Rabbit, Fox, and Skunk alert Duck that Panda has been captured by Baboon. Rabbit tells the story from his point of view, while Fox recounts the story of Panda's capture from her point of view, but when she fails to explain it in a manner Duck can understand, all hope lies in Skunk's side of the story.|
|Title||Episode count||Release date|
|The Art of Rivalry||6||23 November 2008|
|Contained "The Art of Rivalry", "The Art of Tunneling", "The Art of Turtle Watching", "The Art of Being a Pebble", "The Art of Influence" and "The Art of Strategy".|
|The Art of Monkey Launching||6||23 December 2008|
|Contained "The Art of Monkey Launching", "The Art of Revenge", "The Art of Patience", "The Art of Initiation", "The Art of Art" and "The Art of Sneaking".|
|The Art of Kung Fruit||6||12 May 2009|
|Contained "The Art of Kung Fruit", "The Art of Responsibility", "The Art of Stealing", "The Art of Dim Sum Fu", "The Art of Wushu" and "The Art of the Tea Ceremony".|
Broadcast and production
Skunk Fu! was produced by Cartoon Saloon and premiered in May 2007 on ABC Australia. The series was broadcast in Ireland and the United Kingdom on 9 July 2007. Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah performed the theme song.
The series was shown on ABC Rollercoaster in Australia and BBC and S4C in the UK (under the Welsh title, Drewgi). TG4 broadcast Skunk Fu! in Irish. The series made its U.S. debut on 22 September 2007 on the Kids' WB! block on The CW. The series aired on YTV in Canada and ANN in Japan.
Reported feature film
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