Xiaolin Chronicles

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Xiaolin Chronicles
Genre
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • [1]
Created by Christy Hui
Starring Tara Strong
Eric Bauza
David Kaye
Michael Donovan
Jennifer Hale
Cree Summer[2]
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) ActionFliks Media Corporation
Genao Productions[3][4]
Release
Original channel Disney XD
Original release August 26, 2013 – March 26, 2014
Chronology
Preceded by Xiaolin Showdown
External links
official website

Xiaolin Chronicles is a Canadian animated/CG television series presented as a continuation of the Warner Bros. series, Xiaolin Showdown.[4] The series premiered on August 26, 2013, with three back-to-back episodes serving as a preview. The full series premiered on September 14, 2013. It was produced by ActionFliks Media Corporation in collaboration with the French studio Genao Productions.[citation needed] Due to copyright some elements of the original show had to be changed.[citation needed]

It will not return, but a new franchise will start.[5]

Production[edit]

Produced entirely in Canada with Christy Hui returning as executive producer, the show is animated in 2D animation while CGI was used for all of the Xiaolin Showdown scenes. The show features new character designs and a slightly altered logo for the show. With the exception of Tara Strong (Omi, Ping Pong) and Jennifer Hale (Katnappe, Willow), all of the original voice cast was replaced due to the show being a French/Canadian production. All Shen Gong Wu from the original series had to be renamed because Warner Bros. still owns the titles and rights to the names.

Plot[edit]

Omi, Kimiko, and Clay have recently risen to the rank of Shoku Warrior except for Raimundo, who already became a Shoku Warrior, where they must continue to uphold their duty of finding and collecting all of the mystical Shen Gong Wu power objects before the forces of evil do. They are joined by a recruit from Europe named Ping Pong, who competes with a mysterious girl named Willow for the position of Xiaolin Apprentice. Through the events of the show's pilot, the monks learn that Willow is evil, and is apprentice to the formidable Heylin warlord Chase Young. She and Chase destroy the temple and take all the Shen Gong Wu. With their temple destroyed, the monks must search for a new temple, while still trying to collect all the Shen Gong Wu and protecting the world from the likes of Chase Young and the villainous Jack Spicer.

Characters[edit]

  • Omi (voiced by Tara Strong) - Omi is the Xiaolin Dragon of Water. His elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Orb of Torpedo and his main attack is "Shoku Neptune Water" allowing him to control and manipulate water. He has a very big ego and tends to think himself better than everyone else. He is the most skilled of the Xiaolin monks as he has been training since he was a baby. This sometimes makes him brag and put others down, and when someone does something better than him, he usually becomes jealous and tries to outdo that person. Due to his sheltered upbringing, he is somewhat sexist, and he has a penchant for misinterpreting modern slang and idioms.
  • Kimiko Tohomiko (voiced by Jennifer Hale) - Kimiko is from Tokyo, Japan and she is the Xiaolin Dragon of Fire. Her elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Kanabi Star and her main attack is "Shoku Mars Fire," with which she can conjure up great blazing fireballs. Kimiko hates being made to feel incompetent or insignificant, and she is well known for being short-tempered and stubborn. Despite this, she is quite compassionate and affectionate toward her friends. Kimiko's interests include technology and fashion.
  • Raimundo Pedrosa (voiced by Eric Bauza) - Raimundo hails from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and is the Xiaolin Dragon of Wind. His elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Sword Of Lucida and his main attack is "Shoku Astro Wind," which allows him to fly and to literally blow his enemies away. Raimundo is lazy, impulsive, and prone to making rash decisions; however, he is an excellent strategist and cares deeply for those he considers friends.
  • Clay Bailey (voiced by David Kaye) - Clay comes from Texas and is the Xiaolin Dragon of Earth. He is shown to be gentle despite his big size and can often come up with simple solutions to complicated problems. Clay's elemental Shen Gong Wu is the Fist of the Iron Bear, and he uses his earth attack "Shoku Jupiter Earth" to create fissures or shatter boulders. He is also the owner of a talisman that can summon a magical horse called "Thunderhoof", though this talisman was later given to Princess Kalia.
  • Ping Pong (voiced by Tara Strong) - Ping Pong is the first new character introduced in this series. Ping Pong resembles Omi, but younger and wears big green glasses. He is the fifth monk chosen at the Xiaoin Temple as the Xiaolin Dragon of the Wood element. His birth name is "Boris Antonio Rolf Jean-Pierre Gaulle LeGrand IV". Due to his long name, Omi decides to call him "Ping Pong". As his protégé, Omi refers to Ping Pong as his "little gecko". In his backstory, Ping Pong grew up in Europe as a speedy errand boy delivering messages to monasteries throughout Europe. He was soon inspired by hearing legends of the Xiaolin monks and decides to join them on their adventures. His main abilities are his running speed and fast moves.
  • Dojo Kanojo Cho (voiced by Michael Donovan) - A size-shifting Chinese dragon. He serves as the Xiaolin Warriors' main mode of transportation and wisecracking advisor. Often shows affection for Master Fung
  • Master Fung (voiced by Michael Donovan) - A wise old master of the Xiaolin warriors, trainer, and guide. He tells the Xiaolin warriors his wisdom that can help them solve their problems.
  • Chase Young (voiced by David Kaye) - The immortal evil warrior who can transform into a hideous dragon like creature. Chase renews his desire to destroy the Xiaolin Monks and plots to create a Heylin Empire. He created Shadow and shares a special bond with Her.
  • Shadow (voiced by Jennifer Hale) - Shadow is the second new character introduced in this series. She is a dark spy who works for Chase Young. When the Xiaolin monks first met her, she was revealed as a normal girl named Willow. She and Ping Pong competed for the Xiaolin Apprentice top spot, as well as for Omi's attention. Kimiko began to grow more suspicious of her and eventually discovered her secret identity as Shadow. She has the ability to hide in the shadows and communicates telepathically with Chase Young. Often thinks Jack and Chase are too incompetent to be evil and allies herself with Wuya, temporarily.
  • Wuya (voiced by Cree Summer) - The Heylin Witch who was once the most powerful and evil being in the universe. She was defeated by Grand Master Dashi in the first Xiaolin Showdown and imprisoned in a spring contained within a puzzle box. Released 1500 years later by Jack Spicer, Wuya needs him to collect Dashi's Shen Gong Wu to rule the world once again and plunge the world into 10,000 years of darkness. She bullies Jack frequently such as telling him he "fights like a girl" and calling him an "idiot" and "embarrassment to evil everywhere". She returns to her human self thanks to Shadow.
  • Jack Spicer (voiced by Eric Bauza) - A self-proclaimed "Evil Boy Genius" and aspiring ruler of the world. Jack is largely incompetent and a bit of a bumbler, though he is persistent and never loses sight of his goals. He often refers to himself as an "evil entrepreneur." Sometimes allies himself with the Xiaolin Monks, but tries hard to impress Chase Young.
  • Katnappe (voiced by Jennifer Hale) - A cat-themed criminal and one of Jack Spicer's allies.
  • Tubbimura (voiced by Eric Bauza) - An overweight but agile ninja and one of Jack Spicer's allies.
  • Cyclops - A one-eyed giant and one of Jack Spicer's allies.
  • Tiny Sim/Weaselnator (voice by Tara Strong) - A young aspiring villain who idolized Jack, seeking to apprentice under the evil genius. However, once he acquired the Rooster Booster Shen Gong Wu, he betrayed Jack and dissolved their partnership. Before meeting Jack, Tiny Sim was the president and webmaster for the Online Jack Fanclub.
  • Salvador Cumo (voiced by David Kaye) - A charming but conniving criminal that can transform into a komodo dragon and regenerate lost limbs. He was once allies with Wuya and seems to have some sort of mysterious connection to Chase Young.
  • Warden (voiced by Eric Bauza) - A demented Game Show Host summoned by Chase Young to keep the Xiaolin Monks from obtaining The Mask of The Green Monkey.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired (U.S. dates)
First aired Last aired
1 26 August 26, 2013 (2013-08-26) TBA (TBA)

Season 1 (2013–14)[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date[6] U.S. viewers
(in millions)
1 "New Monk on the Block" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic August 26, 2013 0.48[7]
Omi takes newcomer Ping Pong on as his protégé, but eventually grows jealous of Ping Pong when he becomes everyone's favorite. This causes a rift between the Monks, further complicated by the arrival of a beautiful new candidate.
2 "A Girl Named Willow" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic August 26, 2013 0.37[7]
Willow and Ping Pong compete for the Xiaolin Apprentice top spot, as well as for Omi's attention. Meanwhile, Kimiko grows suspicious of Willow's motives.
3 "The Fall of Xiaolin" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic August 26, 2013 0.49[7]
When Willow uses her charms on all the boys in the temple, Kimiko becomes even more suspicious and she eventually discovers Willow's secret double identity as Shadow. Meanwhile, Chase Young captures Ping Pong and takes revenge on Xiaolin by destroying the temple. Now the Xiaolin Monks must go on a journey to find a new Xiaolin Temple.
4 "Buddy Blue Ray and the Golden Bunnies" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic September 14, 2013 0.46[8]
Dojo dreams about the mysterious dancing bunnies, which lead to the Golden Bunny (a mystical talisman hidden amongst the giant bunnies in an ancient citadel). The Monks must do what it takes to find and protect the sacred object, while keeping the giant bunnies at bay or they will mutate into beastly creatures and destroy the village.
5 "Tokyo Madness" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic September 21, 2013 0.44[9]
Kimiko must save the day by going inside Digital Tokyo, a virtual world built by her father to battle a giant cyber worm created by Jack Spicer.
6 "Magic Stallion and the Wild Wild West" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic September 28, 2013 0.51[10]
Clay leads the Xiaolin Monks on a Wild West adventure, saving his Grandpappy's cattle from being turned into a casualty of Jack's latest evil scientific experiment at the time when he is collaborating with PandaBubba.
7 "Laws of Nature" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic October 5, 2013 0.45[11]
Chase Young discovers a weak link in the ecological order that, if manipulated properly, will cause a domino effect of cataclysmic destruction. Meanwhile, Jack's mishaps causes Chase's evil plan to backfire.
8 "Out of Ping Pong's Mind" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic October 12, 2013 0.34[12]
Chase Young grows wary of Ping Pong's power. To destroy him, Chase uses Ping Pong's own mind as a trap, literally.
9 "Xiaolin Redemption" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic October 19, 2013 0.40[13]
The heroes must escort the dangerous, slippery Salvador Cumo (a criminal that can turn into a humanoid Komodo Dragon) to prison. Along the journey, Raimundo winds up falling prey to Salvador's charm and childhood stories which puts the Monks' lives and mission at risk. Meanwhile, Wuya plans to recruit Salvador Cumo to her side.
10 "Princess Kaila of the Thousand Layer Mountain" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic October 26, 2013 0.42[14]
Chase Young launches an all out attack on the Xiaolin Monks turning everyone except Omi into Cat Warriors. To save his friends, Omi must travel back in time to find Grand Master Dashi for advice.
11 "Planet of Dragons" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic November 2, 2013 0.45[15]
Dojo learns about his true destiny. A new Shen-Gong-Wu sends the Xiaolin Warriors to the future to the Dragon Planet which is ruled by dragons. The Dragon Planet is where all humans are enslaved and Dojo is the King of Dragon Planet.
12 "The Mask of the Green Monkey" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic November 9, 2013 0.36[16]
When the Mask of the Green Monkey surfaces, Omi ignores everyone's advice and insists on going after the mysterious object
13 "Mi Temple, Mi Casa" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic December 6, 2013 0.61[17]
The Monks discover that their new temple has a mystical talking tree. Meanwhile Chase possesses the tree and uses his powers to manifest the Monks personal fears into reality.
14 "Heylin Within" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic February 1, 2014 0.41[18]
Newbie Shoku Warrior Ping Pong duplicates himself with the Ring of Catsumi Shen Gong Wu, but becomes vulnerable to Chase's evil plan to turn him into Reptilian Ping Pong.
15 "Tigress Woo" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Julien Magnat February 8, 2014 0.34[19]
When Kimiko's older sister Tigress (Tomoko) shows up on her birthday and one of the Shen Gong Wu mysteriously disappears, Kimiko tries to figure out if Tigress (Tomoko) is on the side of good or evil.
16 "Heal Me" Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Stephen Sustarsic February 10, 2014 0.22[20]
Jack turns into a great motivational speaker, and Good Jack and Dojo join him. He even helps Good Jack find the Shen Gong Wu.
17 "Rocco" Christelle Naga Christy Hui February 11, 2014 0.18[20]
Dojo and his childhood friend Rocco must work together to rescue the Xiaolin Monks before they turn into zombies.
18 "Super Cow Patty" Christelle Naga Christy Hui, Mark Zaslove, Thomas Barichella March 24, 2014 0.10[21]
When a cow themed vigilante by the name of Super Cow Patty shows up, the monks quickly find themselves being upstaged. Not only is Cow Patty beating them to the Shen Gong Wu, he also has a secret connection to one of the monks.
19 "Chase Lays an Egg" Christelle Naga Christy Hui, Mark Zaslove, Peter Saisselin March 25, 2014 0.20[21]
Chase experiences unusual side effects when he is accidentally exposed to a toxic serum, causing him to literally lay an egg. Elsewhere, Omi offers his hand in friendship to Jack, and together steal Chase's egg believing it to be a new powerful Shen Gong Wu.
20 "Drawn to Be Evil" Christelle Naga Steven Cuden March 26, 2014 0.22[21]
A young boy named Tiny Sim aspires to become as evil and villainous as his idol, Jack Spicer. Using the Prism of Genesis Shen Gong Wu, he raises an army of demented weasels, becoming the Evil Weaselnator.
21 "Omi Saves The Holidays"[nb 1] Christelle Naga
Christmas time comes and all the monks are excited, except Omi. Yet, the monks must save the spirit of the holiday from Jack Spicer, when he tries to make "Jackmas"
22 "Who Shrunk Master Fung?"[nb 2] Christelle Naga Eric Shaw
While preparing for Master Fung's return, Dojo accidentally shrinks Fung. It's up to the monks to travel to Chase's lair to save Master Fung's life
23 "Back in the Flesh Again"[nb 3] Christelle Naga Mark Zaslove
Wuya and Jack hunt down two important Shen Gon Wu in order to restore Wuya to her human form. Meanwhile, Omi becomes jealous of Ping Pong when he beats Omi in a talent show, and Shadow abandons Chase
24 "The Call of the Dragon"[nb 4] Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Mark Zaslove
Kimiko has strange visions about a dragon, and none of the other monks believe her. Meanwhile, Chase is getting closer to the Shanga World and the Xiaolin Chi
25 "The Mark of the Dragon Spirit"[nb 5] Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Mark Zaslove
26 "Fly the Dragon!"[nb 6] Christelle Naga Christy Hui and Mark Zaslove

Principal voice actors[edit]

  • Eric Bauza - Raimundo Pedrosa, Jack Spicer, Tubbimura, PandaBubba, Grand Master Dashi, Warden
  • Michael Donovan - Dojo Kanojo Cho, Master Fung
  • Jennifer Hale - Kimiko Tomohiko, Ashley (Katnappe), Shadow, Princess Kaila, Miseryland Cheerleaders
  • David Kaye - Clay Bailey, Chase Young, Salvadore Cumo, Rocco
  • Tara Strong - Omi, Ping Pong, Muffin Face, Tiny Sim
  • Cree Summer - Wuya, Tigress (Tomoko)

Crew[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This episode first aired on July 7, 2014 in Poland.[22]
  2. ^ This episode first aired on December 15, 2014 in Poland.[22]
  3. ^ This episode first aired on December 16, 2014 in Poland.[22]
  4. ^ This episode first aired on December 17, 2014 in Poland.[22]
  5. ^ This episode first aired on December 18, 2014 in Poland.[22]
  6. ^ This episode first aired on December 19, 2014 in Poland.[22]

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