Super Monsters

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Super Monsters
Created byAvi Arad
Written byKaaren Lee Brown
Directed bySteve Ball
Jacob Joice
Voices ofElyse Maloway
Vincent Tong
Erin Mathews
Andrea Libman
Alessandro Juliani
Britt McKillip
Nicole Oliver
Ian James Corlett
Kathleen Barr
Brian Drummond
Ashleigh Ball
Tabitha St. Germain
Daneboe
ComposerAllen Bohbot
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes22 + 10 specials
Production
Executive producersAvi Arad (season 1-2)
Allen Bohbot
ProducersKaaren Lee Brown
Shea Wageman (season 1)
Jennifer Rogan (season 2-3)
Running time22-23 minutes
Production companiesArad Animation
(2017-2018)
(season 1-2)
ICON Creative Studio
41 Entertainment
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13) –
June 1, 2021 (2021-06-01)

Super Monsters is a children's animated television series that premiered on Netflix on October 13, 2017.[1] The series is about a group of preschool kids who are the children of famous monsters, and try to master their special powers while preparing for kindergarten.

Super Monster Save Halloween was released on October 5, 2018. Super Monsters and the Wish Star was released on Netflix December 7, 2018.[2] Super Monsters Furever Friends was released on April 16, 2019. Super Monsters Back to School was released on August 16, 2019. Super Monsters: Vida's First Halloween was released on October 4, 2019. Super Monsters Save Christmas was released on November 26, 2019. Super Monsters The New Class was released on August 1, 2020.

The series made its linear debut on Discovery Family on October 19, 2019.[3][4]

Characters[edit]

Monsters[edit]

  • Cleo Graves: Four-year-old student at Pitchfork Pines Preschool who is a Mummy with the power to create sandstorms and tornadoes. Voiced by Elyse Maloway.
  • Drac Shadows: Four-year-old student at Pitchfork Pines Preschool who is a Vampire with the ability to fly. He is the first one to transform into a monster. Voiced by Vincent Tong.
  • Frankie Mash: Four-year-old student at Pitchfork Pines Preschool who is a Frankenstein monster with super strength, and a super stomp. Voiced by Erin Mathews.
  • Katya Spelling: Four-year-old student at Pitchfork Pines Preschool who is a young Witch, often struggling with her spellcasting. Voiced by Andrea Libman.
  • Lobo Howler: Three-year-old student at Pitchfork Pines Preschool who is a Werewolf with super speed. Voiced by Alessandro Juliani.
  • Zoe Walker: Four-year-old student at Pitchfork Pines Preschool who is a Zombie with intangibility and X-ray vision. Voiced by Nicole Anthony.
  • Spike Gong: Three-year-old student at Pitchfork Pines Preschool who is a Dragon and is able to control clouds. Voiced by Diana Kaarina.
  • Vida Calavera: Lobo's cousin who is a Skeleton from Ciudad Monstruo with the ability to make plants grow. Voiced by Gigi Saul Guerrero.
  • Olive: An Ogre with Frankie's powers. Voiced by Elicia Mackenzie.
  • Rocky: A stone Gargoyle who often struggles with flying and changes color based on his feelings. Voiced by Asia Mattu.
  • Sami Snow: A Snow creature with snow magic. Voiced by Diana Kaarina.
  • Zane Walker: Zoe's brother who is a zombie with telekinesis, able to move objects he sees with the point of his finger. Voiced by Rukiya Bernard.

Teachers[edit]

  • Igor: Teacher at Pitchfork Pines Preschool with Esmie. Voiced by Ian James Corlett.
  • Esmie: Igor's granddaughter. Voiced by Britt McKillip.
  • Miss Mina: She is the current teacher for the new class of Super Monsters. She is also a Monster herself with rainbow wings that enable her to fly, though her species is unknown. Voiced by Nicole Anthony.
  • Glorb: A Hamster and the class's pet. Voiced by Kathleen Barr.

Monster Parents[edit]

  • Mr. Mash Sr.: Frankie's dad and Mrs. Mash's husband. Voiced by Brian Drummond.
  • Mary Mash: Frankie's mom and Mr. Mash's wife.
  • Count Dracula Shadows Sr.: Drac's dad. Voiced by Edward Foy.
  • Cleopatra Graves Sr.: Cleo’s mom. Voiced by Nicole Oliver.
  • Amy Spelling: Katya's mom. Voiced by Elishia Perosa
  • Olive's Mom: Voiced by Elicia Mackenzie.
  • Doyle the Gargoyle: Rocky's uncle. Voiced by Ian James Corlett.
  • Mrs. Snow: Sami's mom. Voiced by Elyse Maloway.

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleAnimation direction byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Meet the Super Monsters / Vampires Don't Dance"Barry Karnowski / Dustin McKenzieKaaren Lee Brown / Noelle WrightOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
The Super Monsters meet Zoe. / Drac gets frustrated because he has trouble learning how to dance.
2"Borrowed Trouble / Spell Help"Jimmy Tu / Jake JoiceEvan Gore & Heather Lombard / Corey PowellOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
Frankie takes Katya's wand without asking and trouble goes on!/ A trip to the library teaches Katya to ask for help when she needs it.
3"Safety Fur All / Even Super Monsters Need Manners"Dustin McKenzie / Jimmy TuKati Rocky / Brad BirchOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
Lobo learns to follow the rules on a class field trip to Funland. / Cleo teaches the Super Monsters manners.
4"Monsters at the Museum / The Lost and the Furry One"Jimmy Tu / Dustin McKenzieBrad Birch / Evan Gore & Heather LombardOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
The class helps Frankie talk about his feelings after a frightful trip to the museum. / A careless Lobo loses his friends' favorite things.
5"Once in a Blue Moon / Zombie Eyes Surprise"Jake Joice / Steve SacksKati Rocky / Michael RyanOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
Katya can't decide which punch to mix up for the Blue Moon party. / Zoe's zombie vision gets in the way when the Super Monsters learn a new game.
6"Training Bristles / Team of One"Sylvain Blais / Barry KarnowskiRobert N. Skir / Evan Gore & Heather LombardOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
Katya gives up on flying after an accident on her broomstick. / Drac brags that his flying skills make him the best at everything.
7"Glorb the Gobbler / Petting Zoo Hullabaloo"Steve Sacks / Jake JoiceNoelle Wright / Kati RockyOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
The Super Monsters learn there are consequences to giving Glorb too much food. / Cleo is nervous about meeting animals at the petting zoo.
8"Practice Makes Perfect / Henri in Boots"Sylvain Blais / Dustin McKenzieMichael Ryan / Robert N. SkirOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
"Drac the Magnificent" doesn't think he needs to practice for his first-ever magic show. / A full moon mutates the Super Monsters into book characters.
9"Oh My, Pizza Pie / Never Cry Werewolf"Barry Karnowski / Steve SacksNoelle Wright / Robert N. SkirOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
The Super Monsters get a taste of teamwork on a field trip to a real pizzeria. / Lobo's dad comes to school to talk about his job as a firefighter.
10"Tricks Before Treats / Halloween Extravaganza"Sylvain BlaisNoelle WrightOctober 13, 2017 (2017-10-13)
The Super Monsters treat their neighbors to Halloween tricks they'll never forget. / The kids meet a new classmate at a neighborhood Halloween party.

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.TitleAnimation direction byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Cleo Has the Answers / Spike the Scavenger"Emma Milligen / Alexis SugdenEvan Gore & Heather Lombard / Noelle WrightOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
It's Spike's first night of preschool, and he's got a lot a questions! / Spike brings out his competitive side during a field trip.
2"Cure for the Witchy-Ups / Stage Fright Tonight"Wade Cross / Quinn LincolnCorey Powell / Robert N. SkirOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
Katya gets the hiccups, causing her magic to go out of whack! / Frankie's dad gets stage fright at the parents-children talent show.
3"The Runaway Gargoyle / Project Little Wings"April Napady / Ben DriedgerEvan Gore & Heather Lombard / Corey PowellOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
The Super Monsters accidentally hurt Doyle the Gargoyle's feelings. / Drac and Katya help Spike learn how to fly.
4"Superpowers Swap / Monster-preciation Night"Chris Pearson / Jimmy TuRobert N. Skir / Noelle WrightOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
The Super Monsters wish that they could have one another's superpowers—and that actually came true! Cleo has Drac's mad flying skills, Drac has Katya's magic, Frankie has Lobo's super speed, Zoe has Frankie's stomp, Spike has Zoe's Zombie-vision, Lobo has Cleo's wind, and Katya has Spike's roar! / The monsters create a surprise for Igor and Esmie.
5"No Moon, No Matter / Misadventures in Monster-Sitting"Alexis Sugden / Dustin McKenzieRobert N. Skir / Corey PowellOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
The Super Monsters use books—and their imaginations!—to create their own magic. / Igor and Esmie agree to watch a baby monster.
6"Grrbus, the School Bus / The Night Nibbler"Quinn Lincoln / Wade CrossEvan Gore & Heather Lombard / Noelle WrightOctober 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
The kids wash their sticky school bus, and they're in for a surprise. / The monsters solve a mystery in the garden.

Specials (2018)[edit]

No.TitleAnimation direction byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Super Monsters Save Halloween"Emma Milligen & Daniel RojasKaaren Lee Brown (Part 1), Evan Gore & Heather Lombard (Part 2)October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)
The Super Monsters use their powers to get their neighbors in the Halloween spirit, then help a nervous friend see there's nothing to be afraid of.
2"Super Monsters and The Wish Star"April Napady & Ben DriedgerEvan Gore & Heather Lombard (Part 1), Robert N. Skir (Part 2)December 7, 2018 (2018-12-07)
Christmas wishes come true for Lobo, whose favorite cousin arrives for a surprise visit, and for Glorb, who wishes he could be everywhere at once.

Season 3 (2019)[edit]

No.TitleAnimation direction byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Moonlight Melody / The Impossible Seed"Dustin McKenzie / Jimmy TuRobert N. Skir / Latoya RaveneauOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
When Lobo tries to sing, the Blue Moon makes him howl! / Vida's plant powers are strong, But her friends want to help tend the night garden, too.
2"Monster Heart-Friend Night"April Napady & Emma MilligenKaaren Lee Brown (Part 1), Kerry Glover (Part 2)October 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
A magical Dragon Moon helps the Super Monsters send cards to the special people in their lives on Monster Heart-Friend Night.
3"Lost Among the Pines / A Mermaid in Pitchfork Pines"Mitchel Kennedy / Dustin McKenzieBernie Ancheta / Corey PowellOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
The Super Monsters lose each other while picking moon berries in the woods with Ranger Ben. / On an outing at Crystal Lake, Drac meets a mermaid who longs to fly.
4"Putting on a Show"Jimmy Tu & Emma MilligenRobert N. SkirOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
Katya has strong feelings about the "right" way to put on a play. But the Super Monsters are full of creative ideas! Can she learn to compromise?
5"Green With Envy / Oops, We Shrunk the Cars"Mitchel Kennedy / Kevin WorthLatoya Raveneau / Bernie AnchetaOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
Zoe gets jealous when her baby brother, Zane, can do things she can't. / At the Super Monsters' car wash, enchanted sponges shrink all the vehicles!
6"An Ogre in Pitchfork Pines"Jimmy Tu & Mitchel KennedyKaaren Lee BrownOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
Luigi becomes very upset when he hears the Super Monsters making fun of the ways Ogres look (and smell), so he helps his young friends understand why making fun of other people (and monsters) is hurtful, only to reveal that he has a wedding.

Specials (2019)[edit]

No.TitleAnimation direction byWritten byOriginal air date
3"Super Monsters: Furever Friends"Jimmy Tu & Emma Milligen (Parts 1 & 2), Daniel Rojas & Dustin McKenzie (Parts 3 & 4), Alexis Sugden & Wade Cross (Parts 5 & 6)Kaaren Lee BrownApril 16, 2019 (2019-04-16)
On the first night of spring, the Super Monsters gather for food, fun and games in the park -- and get to meet their adorable new pets!
4"Super Monsters Back to School"Quinn Lincoln & Daniel RojasCorey PowellAugust 16, 2019 (2019-08-16)
The Super Monsters welcome Vida to her new home in Pitchfork Pines with a tour of their favorite places, then help her through her first day at school.
5"Super Monsters: Vida's First Halloween"Ben Driedger & Emma MilligenBernie AnchetaOctober 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
The Super Monsters share their Halloween traditions with Vida, then get invited to a Día de los Muertos party in the Howlers' backyard.
6"Super Monsters Save Christmas"Jimmy Tu & Mitchel KennedyM.J. Offen & Kaaren Lee BrownNovember 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)
It's Christmas Eve in Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters are joining forces to deck the halls, find Santa's missing reindeer and save the holidays.

Specials (2020)[edit]

No.TitleAnimation direction byWritten byOriginal air date
7"Super Monsters: The New Class"Mitchel Kennedy & Quinn LincolnNoelle WrightAugust 1, 2020 (2020-08-01)
A new class of pint-sized preschoolers arrives at Pitchfork Pines, and the Super Monsters take their superpowers to the next level — the Purple Room!
8"Super Monsters: Dia De Los Monsters"Alexis Sugden, Andrew Hudec & Mitchel KennedyBernie AnchetaSeptember 25, 2020 (2020-09-25)
The Super Monsters celebrate Día de los Muertos in Vida’s hometown with her magical family, some new monster friends and a spook-tacular parade!
9"Super Monsters: Santa's Super Monster Helpers"Chris Pearson & Affy LaFondKaaren Lee BrownDecember 8, 2020 (2020-12-08)
When Santa needs serious help prepping all of his presents, the Super Monsters lend a hand — and some monster magic — to get every gift out on time!

Specials (2021)[edit]

No.TitleAnimation direction byWritten byOriginal air date
10"Super Monsters: Once Upon a Rhyme"Daniel Rojas & Chris PearsonRobert N. SkirJune 1, 2021 (2021-06-01)
From Goldilocks to Hansel and Gretel, the Super Monsters reimagine classic fairy tales and favorite nursery rhymes with a musical, magical spin.

Other Super Monsters Shows[edit]

Super Monsters Monster Party[edit]

Super Monsters Monster Party was released on Netflix and Disney Junior (Canada and Singapore) on September 14, 2018, consisting of four episodes.

Super Monsters Monster Pets[edit]

Super Monsters Monster Pets was released on Netflix on June 7, 2019, consisting of five episodes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petski, Denise (6 October 2016). "Netflix Orders Six New Kids Series Including 'Lego Elves" & Avi Arad's 'Super Monsters'". Deadline. Retrieved 10 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Netflix's New Releases Coming in September 2018". The Hollywood Reporter. 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Discovery Family takes 41 toons".
  4. ^ https://cf-media.press.discovery.com/ugc/highlights/2019/09/11/111625/DFC_Highlights_-_October_2019_-_Final.pdf Archived 2019-10-13 at the Wayback Machine[bare URL PDF]

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