Sushi Pack

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Sushi Pack
Sushipack logo.gif
Created by Nicholas Hollander
Tom Ruegger
Starring Andrew Francis
Chiara Zanni
Tara Strong
DJ Rick Adams
Scott McNeil
Country of origin Canada
United States
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Production
Running time approx. 24 minutes per episode (split in two segments)
Production company(s) DIC Entertainment (Season 1)
Cookie Jar Entertainment (Season 2)
American Greetings
Distributor DHX Media
Release
Original network CBS (KEWLopolis)
Picture format NTSC
Audio format Stereo
Original release November 3, 2007 – February 28, 2009
External links
Website
Production website

Sushi Pack is a Canadian-American animated television series produced by DIC Entertainment and American Greetings, that aired on the KEWLopolis block on CBS November 3, 2007[1][2] to September 12, 2009. The show features a team of anthropomorphic wasabi, salmon egg sushi, crab sushi, tuna sushi, and octopus sushi as they used their wits and their emotions to save the world and educate young children. The Sushi Pack team lives in a donut shop with their human friend, Ben. Despite the superhero element of the show, violence is used only as a last resort. The closing theme song of the show is a techno/rap/funk hybrid song written by Phofo, composer for the entire series. Quests involve learning about the meaning of friendship, social skills, and teamwork.

Sushi Pack was the last television series to be produced by DIC Entertainment, before shutting down in 2008 and folding into Cookie Jar Entertainment, which produced the second and final season.

Characters[edit]

Sushi Pack members[edit]

Ikura Maki: Orange Salmon Egg. He has the power to shoot sticky fish eggs from his hands. He is usually calm, but tends to feel an urge to compete with his teammates, which can cause competition. And, he sometimes looks out for Kani, hinting that he has a crush on her. Ikura also has a fear of bears, including gummy ones. He is voiced by Andrew Francis.

Kani Maki: Pink Crab. Her pigtails are tough crab claws, which she uses to give her foes a powerful pinch. In the episode "Pants on Fire", she develops a new power when she uses her crab claws. She can be grouchy and often claims others are "making me crabby". She is voiced by Chiara Zanni.

Maguro Maki: Purple Esper Tuna. Possesses psychic powers, including levitation and telekinesis. She is 'in tune with her inner tuna'. She is voiced by Tara Strong.

Tako Maki: Blue Octopus. He is the de facto leader of the group and has six long tentacle arms, and a fake eye patch. Tako speaks in a British accent. He would rather use his powers of shooting multi-colored ink to be a world-renowned painter than to fight evil. He is voiced by DJ Rick Adams.

Wasabi Pow: Green Wasabi. The smallest, speechless member of the Sushi Pack. A spicy ball of hot mustard, he speaks hot sauce and can only communicate with squeaky noises (his teammates have no trouble understanding him), and has the power to shoot fireballs at foes. He is voiced by Scott McNeil.

Legion of Low Tide[edit]

Titanium Chef: A mean catfish who not only orders the Legion of Low Tide to fight dirty and scheme evil plots, and also manages the sushi bar they live in. He is voiced by Adam Behr.

Toro: A very fat tuna who is not very smart. He is strong but gullible, and usually just follows along. He is voiced by Vincent Tong.

Unagi: This mutated electric eel packs a ton of voltage. He's a slimy savage with an eye for detail. Has helped the Sushi Pack on occasion.

Mochi Macchiato: A Mochi ice cream who freezes her enemies in their tracks. She is candy coated, but cold as ice. She befriended Maguro at one time and later Kani.

Fugu: A blowfish who can puff himself up to many times his original size. He's dead set on doing no good, and has an eye with video functions. He is voiced by Scott McNeil.

Uni: An unstoppable sea urchin with a talent for scheming evil plots. He is one of the Sushi Pack's biggest threats. He has the ability to morph.

Other characters[edit]

  • Ben: A close friend of the Sushi Pack and manages the donut shop where they live. He always gives them advice or suggestions.
  • Mayor Hack Martin: The mayor of Wharf City who calls on the Pack in an emergency.
  • Jenny Flume: The chief of police. She usually has something she'd rather be doing.
  • Satel-Lightning: A mechanical monster created via fusion of meteor and satellite. Initially hostile, but ultimately became a friend of the Sushi Pack. Voiced by Michael Daingerfield.

Villains[edit]

  • Apex
  • Sir Darkly
  • Paradoxter
  • Oleander
  • The Collector
  • The Hot Squad
  • Sugar Jimmy
  • Baron Von Loudly (Voiced by Peter New)
  • Dr. Naught
  • General Anesthetic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bynum, Aaron H. (August 24, 2007). "CBS & DiC Establish KEWLopolis, Saturdays". Animation Insider. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Ball, Ryan (November 1, 2007). "Dino, Sushi Join CBS Menu". Animation Magazine. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 

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