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Chop Socky Chooks
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Genre
Created bySergio Delfino
Directed bySergio Delfino
Voices of
Theme music composerEggplant
Opening theme"Chop Socky Chooks"
Ending theme"Chop Socky Chooks" (Instrumental)
ComposerLou Pomanti
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Canada
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes26 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • For Aardman:
  • Miles Bullough
  • Pete Lord
  • Dave Sproxton
  • For Decode:
  • Neil Court
  • Steven Denure
  • Beth Stevenson
  • For Teletoon:
  • Madeleine Lévesque
  • Athena Georgaklis
  • Dominic Webber
  • For Cartoon Network Europe:
  • Daniel Lennard
Producers
  • Elana Adair
  • Ben Lock
  • Christine Ponzevera
  • Supervising Producer; Decode:
  • Janice Walker
  • Series Producer:
  • Jacqueline White
Running time22 minutes approx.
Production companies
DistributorDecode Enterprises[1]
Release
Original network
Original release16 March (2008-03-16) –
4 September 2008 (2008-09-04)

Chop Socky Chooks is a computer-animated action series produced by Aardman Animations, Decode Entertainment, and Cartoon Network Europe that ran on Cartoon Network from 7 March 2008 until 24 July 2009.[2] It was created and directed by Sergio Delfino, a prominent animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks. 26 episodes were produced.

The show previously aired in Eastern Europe on Cartoon Network, in the United States on Cartoon Network, in Canada on Teletoon, ABC3 in Australia and CITV in the United Kingdom. The name is from "chop socky", which is slang for the Asian martial arts film genre, and "chook", which is an Australian and New Zealand slang reference for chicken.

Premise

The show is about a trio of kung fu fighting chickens who live and work in a city-sized shopping mall owned by their archenemy, Dr. Wasabi.[3]

Characters

The Chop Socky Chooks

Main villains

Other villains

Other characters

Episodes

No.TitleWritten byStoryboarded byU.S. air dateCanadian air date [6]UK air date
1"Game Over Chooks!"Ian CarneyRichard Bazley; Wayne Thomas (additional)7 March 2008 (2008-03-07)16 March 20078 September 2008
Dr. Wasabi uses the Chooks to be the power source of a new video game. This video game will actually kill the Chooks in real life.
2"Big Bad Bubba"Lienne Sawatsky and
Dan Williams
Mike Reagan14 March 2008 (2008-03-14)13 July 200715 September 2008
Bubba accidentally releases an evil demon that possesses his body. When the Chooks realize this, they try to stop the demon from releasing his kin into Wasabi World.
3"Kobura Strikes"Richard Elliott and
Simon Racioppa
Danny Cappozzi; Mike Fasolo (additional)21 March 2008 (2008-03-21)15 July 200722 September 2008
A rival of Chuckie Chan comes to Wasabi World so that he can take him and the Chooks down.
4"Now You Coliseum, Now You Don't"J.D. SmithRichard Bazley; Steve Beaumont (additional)28 March 2008 (2008-03-28)20 July 200729 September 2008
K.O. Joe protests Dr. Wasabi's decision to ban solar bording in Wasabi World. Because of this, the Ninja Chimps and the Chooks must face off in a rollerblading competition at Dr. Wasabi's arena.
5"Double Trouble"Mike KubatSteve Beaumont4 April 2008 (2008-04-04)22 July 20075 October 2008
Chick P visits her old mentor when robotic Chooks attack Wasabi World. Once there, she tries to find out where the Mecha-Chooks came from. All signs point to the fact that her old teacher is working for Dr. Wasabi.
6"If Looks Could Kill"Dale SchottSteve Beaumont17 April 2008 (2008-04-17)27 July 200712 October 2008
Chick P holds a reunion with her old friend Oni, but unknown to her, Oni has another agenda; as the malicious Deadeye, she has a new scheme to enact revenge on Chick P and also take over Wasabi World and the Chooks investigate. During the investigation, they discover why Chick P's family has lost its honor.
7"Do You Want Thighs
with That?"
Lienne Sawatsky and
Dan Williams
Blair Simmons24 April 2008 (2008-04-24)29 July 200719 October 2008
Citizens of Wasabi World are getting fatter with every Wasabi Burger they eat. Luckily, Dr. Wasabi has set up liposuction centers all around Wasabi World. It's up to the Chooks to discover what exactly is inside the burgers, but things go awry when Dr. Wasabi's brain ends up in the fat.
8"In Your Dreams"Richard Elliott and
Simon Racioppa
Danny Cappozzi; Mike Reagan and Mark Warner (additional)1 May 2008 (2008-05-01)3 August 200726 October 2008
Chuckie Chan is captured as a prisoner in Wasabi's Dream World because he has insomnia. To save Chuckie Chan, Chick P comes up with a plan to rescue him by sending K.O. Joe into the dream world. While there, both of the guys have to face their nightmares; Chuckie's being a giant toy duck, Mr. Quackers, and Joe's being a fear of jellybeans.
9"Speak Now or Forever
Hold Your Breath"
Mark Robertson
Lienne Sawatsky and
Dan Williams (story)
Richard Bazley8 May 2008 (2008-05-08)5 August 20072 November 2008
Wasabi makes plans to marry the tone-deaf mermaid Siren Sung (who Chuckie Chan has a crush on), and soon decides to flood Wasabi World (and rename it Wasabi Water World). Now it's up to the Chooks to stop wedding arrangements or risk swimming with the fishes, or in Chuckie's case, lose Siren Sung.
10"Snake in the Class"Dale SchottChristian De Vita; Bob Richards (additional)15 May 2008 (2008-05-15)17 May 20089 November 2008
When the Chooks secret identities are revealed, they must go into hiding. Chuckie Chan's pupil's then become the Junior Chooks to act as the Chooks go-betweens, but Chuckie suspects there may be a traitor among them. It turns out Kobura is back and has teamed up with Dr. Wasabi.
11"His Master's Choice"Dale SchottMike Reagan22 May 2008 (2008-05-22)24 May 200816 November 2008
Chuckie Chan's master senses trouble in the Cosmic Balance, and traces it back to its source – Dr. Wasabi's new toy, the Karma Gotcha. The Karma Gotcha steals its owners' good luck/karma. But Chuckie Chan is ordered to return to his monastery (his master was displeased with his progress), leaving only K.O. Joe and Chick P to stop Dr. Wasabi's evil plot.
12"Chop Socky Whoops"J.D. SmithAndreas von Andrian; Bob Richards (additional)29 May 2008 (2008-05-29)31 May 200823 November 2008
Dr. Wasabi decides to go back in time to the day the Chooks formed and prevent them from ever meeting each other.
13"The Mark of the
Bantam"
Simon Racioppa and
Richard Elliot
Christian De Vita
Andreas von Andrian and Bob Richards (additionals)
3 November 2008 (2008-11-03)7 June 200830 November 2008
After Wasabi makes a foolish television show of his enemy Bantam, the Chooks have to save the day when the real one shows up.
14"Karaoke Zombies"J.D. SmithBenedict Lewis
Trevor Ricketts, Bob Richards, and Steve
Beaumont (additionals)
4 November 2008 (2008-11-04)14 June 20087 December 2008
While visiting the Karaoke Korral, the Chooks discover that Wasabi plans on changing the mall-dwellers of the peaceful level into living zombies.
15"Return the Other Cheek"Richard Eliott and Simon RacioppaCatherine Lieuwen5 November 2008 (2008-11-05)21 June 200814 December 2008
When Wasabi finds out that the Iron Butt Monk's power comes from the Twin Orbs of the Apocalypse, he sends Bubba in to steal it. However, Bubba is only able to steal one, meaning the Cosmic wind will attack Wasabi World. It's up to the Chooks and the Iron Butt Monks to bring the two Cheeks back together before it's too late.
16"Planet of the Bubba"Dale SchottAaron Preacher12 November 2008 (2008-11-12)28 June 200821 December 2008

Bubba fixes Wasabi's TV satellite and is accidentally struck by some sort of powerful force. This force causes Bubba to become super smart and he uses his smarts to put the Wasabi World citizens in a zoo. It's up to the Chooks to find a way to stop Bubba's new evil plans.

Title reference: Planet of the Apes
17"The Level that Time
Forgot"
Dale SchottBenedict Lewis and Andy Janes
Bob Richards (additional)
7 November 2008 (2008-11-07)5 July 200828 December 2008
The Chooks are trapped in a prehistoric mall level when Wasabi attacks the group. Things take a turn for the worse, when they are attacked by a mutant budgie, and the level's inhabitants find Chick P to be the Queen of the Neandermalls.
18"Bushido Babies"Ian CarneyAdam Beer
Benedict Lewis and Bob Richards (additionals)
11 November 2008 (2008-11-11)12 July 20084 January 2009
The Chooks are up against their toughest opponents yet – a group of babies. These babies aren't exactly typical, however. That's because they've been drinking Wasabi's breast milk in a plan to make an army of Bushido Babies.
19"Appalling 13"Dale SchottChristian De Vita
Andreas von Andrian and Bob Richards (additionals)
13 November 2008 (2008-11-13)16 August 200811 January 2009

Dr. Wasabi offers the mall-dwellers free trips to the moon, but the Chooks discover that it's part of his evil scheme to make them work as slaves in his space mine.

Title reference: Apollo 13
20"Chooks of Hazard"Jeff BiedermanBenedict Lewis; Bob Richards (additional)14 November 2008 (2008-11-14)20 August 200818 January 2009

The Chooks compete in a wacky race against Wasabi World's most dangerous villains to prevent Dr. Wasabi from obtaining the components for a deadly Doomsday device.

Title reference: Dukes of Hazzard
21"Enter the Chickens"Ian CarneyChristian De Vita
Andreas von Andrian and Bob Richards (additionals)
17 November 2008 (2008-11-17)21 August 200825 January 2009
To prove to his students that the pure path of Kung Fu is best, Chuckie Chan convinces the Chooks to participate in Dr. Wasabi's Ultimate Martial Artist contest. However, Dr. Wasabi knows that they'll make it to the final round, so he rigs the contest to stack the odds against them.
22"Swarm Welcome"Sean JaraAndreas von Andrian; Bob Richards (additional)18 November 2008 (2008-11-18)7 September 20081 February 2009
Dr. Wasabi tries to obtain the powers of a radioactive bug, but things go awry and Wasabi World is overrun by cockroaches.
23"The Lamest Show on
Earth"
Doug Hadders and
Adam Rotstein
Mike Reagan19 November 2008 (2008-11-19)14 September 20088 February 2009
Chuckie Chan is entrusted with guarding a rare and valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, the Chooks must take care of the baby dragon and keep it from falling into the hands of Dr. Wasabi.
24"Isle Be Seeing You"Mark RobertsonAdam Beer
Bob Richards and Benedict Lewis (additionals)
20 November 2008 (2008-11-20)21 September 200815 February 2009
The Chooks wake up on a mysterious island filled with dangerous perils as part of Dr. Wasabi's new, deadly, reality TV show.
25"The Codfather"Simon Racioppa and
Richard Elliott
Andreas von Andrian; Bob Richards (additional)6 November 2008 (2008-11-06)28 September 200822 February 2009

Chick P wants Bubba to be the fourth member of the Chop Socky Chooks after Wasabi fires him for the Hairy Sumo Brothers. However, Bubba only seems to get in the way when it comes to fighting in battles.

Title Reference: The Godfather
26"Down the Drain"Ian CarneyAndreas von Andrian; Bob Richards (additional)21 November 2008 (2008-11-21)5 October 20081 March 2009
A simple misunderstanding makes Wasabi's main computer flush him down the toilet. Things get worse when Bubba attacks it, making it go haywire and making the various electronic equipment in the mall attack the customers. The Chooks must fight the mall itself, as Dr. Wasabi is being stalked by a monster in the sewers.

Cast

Crew

Home media

DVD Name Release dates Ep # Additional Information
Region 1
Volume 1 6 October 2009[7] 13 The two disc box set includes 13 episodes from Season 1. Each episode is presented with English 5.1 Dolby Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. Running Time: 286 minutes.

Reception

Common Sense Media gave the show 2 out of 5 stars, complaining the show was too violent for children.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Aardman Launches International TV Distribution Division".
  2. ^ Ball, Ryan (14 February 2007). "TELETOON Previews Four Shows". Animation Magazine. Calabasas, California. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Cartoon Network Kicks Off Chop Socky Chooks". 21 February 2008.
  4. ^ "I Am Now a Chicken".
  5. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "CSC: Kobura strikes pt 1". YouTube.
  6. ^ "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2 March 2016.[dead link] Alt URL
  7. ^ "Disney Debuts Diamond Dwarfs". 5 October 2009.
  8. ^ Ashby, Emily (13 June 2008). "Chop Socky Chooks - TV Review". Common Sense Media. Retrieved 14 November 2019.