The Adventures of T-Rex

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The Adventures of T-Rex
Created by Lee Gunther
Michael Wahl
Developed by Lee Gunther
Michael Wahl
Jean Chalopin
Directed by Stephane Martinere
Composer(s) Robert J. Walsh
Country of origin Japan
United States
Original language(s) Japanese
English
No. of episodes 52
Production
Executive producer(s) Lee Gunther
Michael Wahl
Hidenori Taga
Mark Taylor
Producer(s) Kitty Film
Running time 30 minutes
Distributor C&D (Créativité et Développement)
Gunther-Wahl Productions (English USA Dub)
Release
Original network syndication
Original release 1992 – 1993

The Adventures of T-Rex (T-レックス (T-rekkusu)) is an animated TV series that aired in syndication from 1992 to 1993 in North America. The show features five musical Tyrannosaurus brothers who played to sold-out crowds as a vaudeville group for the Dragon company owned by the beautiful and wealthy Myrna while also secretly fighting crime as "T-REX," masterminded by Professor Edison. The show, an American/Japanese coproduction between C&D (Créativité et Développement), Gunther-Wahl Productions and well-known anime producer Kitty Film, lasted only one season.

Set in a world of anthropomophic dinosaurs, brothers Bernie (blue), Bruno (pink), Bubba (green), Buck (yellow) and Bugsy (purple) were born with special powers to help fight crime. Each brother's special power was related to a specific part of their anatomy; Bernie's legs, Bruno's arms, Bubba's tail, Buck's mouth and teeth, and Bugsy's telekinetic eyes. The group rode out on their Rexmobile to battle “Big Boss” Graves, crime kingpin of Rep City (the show's setting), and his evil organization, The Corporation. Kid sister Ginger was part of the singing group, but didn’t know about her brothers’ secret identities.

One of the show’s other noteworthy elements was giving the T-Rexes imitation celebrity voices: Jack Benny, Art Carney, Bing Crosby, Humphrey Bogart and Jimmy Durante.

Voice cast[edit]

Episode list[edit]

  1. Hijack-Jealous of the Dragon Company's success, Big Boss Graves starts attacking the club's food and drink deliveries and even steals Ginger!
  2. Hot Shot-Big Boss Graves calls in a Colossusaurus named Hot Shot to deal with T-Rex
  3. Rep Side Story-Shooter's attempts to steal the Soap Diamond are hindered when he falls in love with Myrna.
  4. Star-Bruno and Bernie are tricked by the Corporation into robbing a bank and Bugsy, Buck and Bubba have to prove their innocence.
  5. Mesmerized Mayor-Boss Graves has the Black Widow hypnotize Mayor Maynot, allowing the Corporation to do whatever they please.
  6. The Big Freeze-Shooter frames Myrna for stealing a diamond bracelet to prove that the Brothers are T-Rex.
  7. Vinny and the Brothers-Myrna's nephew Vinny falls in with the Corporation.
  8. Big Time at the Big House-Boss Graves is arrested and sent to Hum-Hum, only it's all part of his plan to steal the entire island.
  9. Rep City Games-The Brothers enter the Mesozoic Games but the Corporation kidnaps Ginger to force them to lose.
  10. Robo-Flop-Edison quits T-Rex and builds robotic crimefighter Robo-Rex, which turns against him.
  11. Screwloose-Graves breaks out a criminal named Screwloose to get his ledger back.
  12. Radio-Dazed-Boss Graves uses the radio show of Omnivorous Welles to cause a panic in Rep City.
  13. Where's Ed?
  14. The Comeback Kid-Bruno falls into a depression after accidentally hurting Buck.
  15. The Fabulous Brother Boys-Graves enlists a lovely lady named Ruby to help in a revenge scheme against Howard Huge and T-Rex all fall for her.
  16. Play It Again-Bugsy's old flame comes to Rep city and her fiancée is kidnapped by the Corporation.
  17. Big Boss Blues-T-Rex is tasked with escorting a famous piano player but they and the Corporation mistake a phone book thief for him.
  18. Witness Protection-Little Boss claims to want to turn states' evidence on Graves in an attempt to learn the identities of T-Rex.
  19. The Biggest Chill-One of Graves' men buys and hides a rare stamp and Graves steals Edison's weather-controlling blimp to find it.
  20. Dance Fever-Bernie and Myrna enter a dance competition at the Plantation, unaware that Big Boss Graves plans to hypnotize the contestants.
  21. The Contender-Bruno becomes a boxer, setting him up against members of the Corporation.
  22. The Mayor's Egg-Mayor Maynot's egg is kidnapped and Bubba is framed for it.
  23. The Flying Boat-Little Boss and Shooter accidentally end up on Howard Huge's seaplane and Bruno must overcome his fear of flying to help his brothers.
  24. Rep City Guru-A guru is taking Rep City by storm but he may not be all that he seems.
  25. The Kimono Caper-The Corporation is stealing kimonos and T-Rex has to find out why.
  26. Doctor in the House-T-Rex visits their parents and discovers that the Doctor is using plastic surgery to make lookalikes of the Corporation.
  27. Cruisin' for a Bruisin'
  28. Country Cousins-Buck goes to the country to work on his banjo playing but finds Graves' henchmen trying to shake down some rutabaga farmers.
  29. The Rexmobile-The Corporation steals the Rexmobile to aid in their car thefts.
  30. Really Big Foot-Myrna is captured by a tribe to offer to Really Big Foot and T-Rex must save her.
  31. It's All in the Cards-A fortuneteller's predictions make a superstitious Bubba overly paranoid.
  32. Flo and Ed-After a fight with Graves, Flo starts dating Edison to make him jealous.
  33. Fight at the Opera-The Plantation hijacks an opera, one its cast being Buck's girlfriend.
  34. The Rex Stuff-Edison trains Bubba to be an astro-dino to study eclipses while Big Boss Graves tries to start an eclipse of his own.
  35. Rep City Blues-T-Rex is tasked with making Chief Delaney and the police more competent.
  36. Radio Rip-off
  37. Ginger Snaps-Ginger obtains money stolen by Little Boss and befriends Myrna's overbearing mother.
  38. They Flap by Night-A group of mysterious robberies are occurring and the culprits are a bunch of trained pterosaurs.
  39. The Dough Stops Here
  40. Bungee Bandits-Adder and Madder use bungee cords to try to rob jewels for Big Boss Graves' wedding.
  41. The Best Offense-In order to steal the Mona Lizard, Big Boss Graves has the Doctor analyze T-Rex for weaknesses.
  42. My Fair Chain Gang-Graves teaches the Chain Gang how to be sophisticated in order to have them infiltrate high-society parties.
  43. The Grand Science Fair-Edison's brother Phineas comes to Rep City for the Grand Science Fair and T-Rex has to protect him from the Corporation.
  44. Crime Takes a Holiday-Fed up with all the crime in Rep City, Myrna and Flo team up to deal with it themselves.
  45. The Rep City Rockets-Angry that Bruno's baseball team is keeping kids off the street, Big Boss Graves takes over their rival team.
  46. It's a Gas-Boss Graves uses sleeping gas to rob the entire city and Bugsy and Edison have to find a cure to wake up the rest of T-Rex.
  47. The Big Bite
  48. Bag of Bones-The Corporation follows Edison to steal some ancient bones and end up stealing the Murray Award, earning the wrath of Really Big Foot.
  49. Up the River-Bugsy and Bubba try to find their way to an army jungle camp while Boss Graves tries to find T-Rex's transformation machine.
  50. Weekend in the Country-T-Rex spends the weekend at a resort, only to find the Corporation is there too.
  51. Little Big Boss-When Graves is arrested, Little Boss becomes head of the Corporation.
  52. Super T-Rex-Little Boss is kicked out of the Corporation and befriends a monstrous sea dino. Meanwhile, Edison works on new armor for T-Rex.

Credits[edit]

Created by
Michael Wahl, Lee Gunther
Developed by
Michael Wahl, Lee Gunther, Jean Chalopin
Original Character Designs by
Satoru Tsuda
Executive Producers
Michael Wahl, Lee Gunther, Jean Chalopin, Hidenori Taga
Co-Executive Producer
Mark Taylor Zahra Dowlatabadi
Producers
Rudy J. Zamura, Xavier Picard, Shigekazu Ochiai
Creative Consultant
Takashi
Teleplay by
Jean Chalopin
Story Editor
Peter Lawrence
Directed by
Stephane Martinere
Voice Direction
Michael Donovan
Talent Coordinator
Gail Hackery
Liaison to Kitty
Gene Pelc
Overseas Production Supervisor
Toshiyuki Hiruma
Art Director
Charlie Sansonetti
Characters and Props
Francois Capuron, Didier Cassegrain, Laurent Duvault, Pascall Morelli, Michele Perbet
Background Designers
Max Braslavsky, Vincent Gassies, Bruno Julier, Florence Nizan, Luc Paulet
Storyboards
Remi Brenot, Boyd Kirkland Vic Dal Chele, Richard Danto, Adrian Gonzalez, Georges Grammat, Gordon Harrison Rick Hoberg Dave Jenkins Larry Latham, Philippe Landrot, Pascall Morelli, Ruben Negri, Pascal Pinon
Storyboard Review
Eric McConnell Saburo Hashimoto
Color Background Artists
Jean-Claude Bauer, Anne-Cecile de Rumine, Benedicte Fages, Genevieve, Penloup, Vincent Gassies
Color Key Artists
Claude Morelli, Isa Python, Genevieve Penloup, Maryann Stewart
Associate Producers
Karen Malach, Robert Winthrop
Production Coordinators
Monica Arce, Saiid Assefi, Claudia Ellis, Jill Gray, Kazumi Sawaguchi, Gaetano Vaccaro, Frank Weiss
Production Secretary
Samia De Jema
Animation Production
KK C&D Asia, AKOM Productions Company, Wang Film Productions Company Shigeru Akagawa, Hiroshi Toita, Hiroshi Saotome, Kitty Film
Animation Supervisors
Masanori Miura, Kazuyuki Hirokawa, Masakazu Higuchi, Eiji Okabe
Layouts
Group Zen, Anime-Spot Co. Ltd, AD Cosmo Inc., Teleimage Japan Inc.
Animation Studios
Mad House, Philippe Animation Studio Inc., Mook Company Ltd, Samile Animation Co. Ltd, Hung Long Animation Co. Ltd
Animation Producer
Takahiko Tsuchiya
Editorial Services
Broughten-Winicki Inc.
Slugging & Sheet Direction
Pretend Production
Original Music by
Robert J. Walsh
Music Editor
Jeffrey R. King
Sound Effects & Mix by
Dick and Rogers Sound Studio Ltd, Fury and Grace
Post Production Supervisor
Yannick Heude
Audio Supervisor
Jacques Siegel
Video Supervisor
Jean-Marc Fonseca
Post Production Coordinators
Aban Patel, Suzanne Remiot

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