Mixels
Logo for the television series
GenreAnimated series
Comedy
Fantasy
Created byJohn Fang
David P. Smith
Story by
  • David P. Smith and John Fang (S01E21–22 only)
  • Jordan Reicheck (Season 2)
Directed by
  • John Fang (Season 1)
  • Jordan Reicheck (Season 2)
Creative directorDavid P. Smith (Season 1 only)
Voices of(See Characters)
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Denmark
Original languagesEnglish
Danish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes31
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • Pernelle Hayes (Season 1; S02, eps. 1–7)
  • Donna Smith (Season 2, eps. 7–9)
  • Supervising producers: John Fang (S01), and Jordan Reicheck (Season 2)
Editors
  • Rob Getzschman
  • Tony Tedford (only in "Mixed Up Special")
Running time
  • 30 seconds–3 minutes (shorts)
    5–9 minutes (minisodes)
    21–22 minutes (specials)
Production companies
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Release
Original networkCartoon Network
Original releaseFebruary 12, 2014 (2014-02-12) –
October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)

Mixels is an American-Danish animated comedy television series that aired on Cartoon Network, co-produced by The Lego Group and Cartoon Network Studios.[1] The series first aired on February 12, 2014, with a new episode of Teen Titans Go!. The series revolves around the Mixels, small creatures that can mix and combine with one another in creative and unpredictable storylines. Although previous Lego series, such as Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu and Legends of Chima use CGI animation, Mixels made use of Toon Boom Harmony software, which is animated at Atomic Cartoons, Inc., before later being animated traditionally at Digital eMation, Inc., Big Star Entertainment, Inc., and Saerom Animation, Inc..

A mobile app was released for the series on March 4, 2014, named Calling All Mixels, and even earlier two websites, one on the LEGO website and another owned by Cartoon Network, were launched where fans can learn about the Mixels. Nine series of collectible Lego building toys were released, based on the characters. On February 19, 2014, the series began airing as an interstitial program on Boomerang, and still currently airs as such.

The TV series wrapped up production in July 2016, and the series finale aired on October 1, 2016, marking the end of the franchise, bar references in Uncle Grandpa[2] and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.[3]

Overview

Mixels involves many different, fun-loving tribes—each tribe having a different color scheme—who inhabit a fantasy land of adventure and wonder. They can Mix (combining two Mixels), Max (combining all three Mixels of the same tribe), and Murp (when Mixels think of a mix that ends up going horribly wrong) in all kinds of situations, using the mysterious Cubits. All that stands in their way are the small, evil, discolored Nixels led by the tall King Nixel.

Characters

Mixels

Series 1

Infernites
Cragsters
Electroids

Series 2

Frosticons
Fang Gang
Flexers

Series 3

Glorp Corp
Spikels
Wiztastics

Series 4

Orbitons
Infernite Cousins
Glowkies

Series 5

Klinkers
Frosticon Cousins
Lixers

Series 6

Weldos
Glorp Corp Cousins
Munchos

Series 7

Mixopolis City Police Department
Medivals
Mixies

Series 8

Mixopolis City Fire Department
Pyrratz
Medix

Series 9

Trashoz
Nindjas
Newzers

Mixamals

Nixels

Other characters

Frosticons

Flexers

Glorp Corp

Spikels

Klinkers

Munchos

Mixopolis City Police Department

Medivals

Mixopolis City Fire Department

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122February 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)August 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)
29March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09)October 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)

Season 1 (2014)

No. in
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No. in
season
Title Written and storyboarded by Original air date Production
code
11"Coconapple"TBAFebruary 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)501-296-01A
Seismo and Zorch try to get a coconapple hanging from a tree.
22"Hot Lava Shower"TBAFebruary 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)501-296-02F
Vulk gets the Infernites to fix the Lava Shower and they MAX to unclog the pipes, but heats a toilet and water fountain that results in burning Teslo's mouth and Krader's rear.
33"Cookironi"TBAFebruary 12, 2014 (2014-02-12)501-296-02B
Nine first wave Mixels fight over a single cookironi.
44"Electrock"TBAFebruary 19, 2014 (2014-02-19)501-296-01D
Krader finds the Electroid kingdom. The other Cragsters go to free him and end up dancing in an Electorock dance party.
55"Nixels"TBAFebruary 26, 2014 (2014-02-26)501-296-01E
Flain and Seismo are about to have fun on the lava slide when some Nixels come to nix their fun. So they mix and fight off the Nixels.
66"Murp"TBAMarch 5, 2014 (2014-03-05)501-296-01C
Flain and Krader try getting across a river to get to the fun-fun barbecue party, but they keep making a Murp no matter what they try.
77"Pothole"TBAMarch 5, 2014 (2014-03-05)501-296-02A
Zaptor and Vulk mix to get rid of a pothole on the road.
88"Mailman"TBAMarch 12, 2014 (2014-03-12)501-296-02E
When his ceramic teddy butterfly doesn't arrive on time, Shuff teams up with the other Cragsters to catch a lightning fast mailman: Zorch.
99"Another Nixel"TBAMarch 19, 2014 (2014-03-19)501-296-02D
Major Nixel forces the Nixels to get cubits.
1010"Changing a Light Bulb"TBAMay 5, 2014 (2014-05-05)501-296-01B
The Electroids must do the Electroids MAX to change a lightbulb when the old one goes out.
1111"Rockball"TBAMay 5, 2014 (2014-05-05)501-296-02C
Krader and the Cragsters challenge Flain and the Infernites to a game of Rockball.
1212"Wrong Colors"TBAMay 21, 2014 (2014-05-21)501-296-03A
Volectro and Shuff are getting chased by hundreds of Nixels, but the only cubit they have has the wrong colors, so it's up to Flurr and Gobba to save them.
1313"Mix Over"TBAMay 28, 2014 (2014-05-28)501-296-03F
Major Nixel forces the Nixels to steal cubits from Balk and Lunk by painting them like Mixels.
1414"Bar B Cubes"TBAMay 28, 2014 (2014-05-28)501-296-03B
Vulk and Slumbo mix and open a bar-B-cube stand while Krader and Volectro mix and open a rock-pop stand and both try to get Gobba to buy their snacks, because he has only 1 muck.
1515"Snow Half Pipe"TBAJune 5, 2014 (2014-06-05)501-296-04C
Flain, Krader, Jawg, Kraw, Slumbo and Flurr do tricks and Mix on an ice half-pipe. Too bad that Flain and Krader make a Murp.
1616"Hamlogna Conveyorbelt"TBAJune 5, 2014 (2014-06-05)501-296-03G
Zaptor wants more hamlogna sandwiches, so he makes the conveyer belt go too fast for Lunk and Tentro, so they Mix to get going faster. Too bad Jawg is hungry, too.
1717"Vaudeville Fun"TBAJune 12, 2014 (2014-06-12)501-296-04B
Kraw and Gobba mix to make an audition judged by Vulk, Slumbo, and Volectro.
1818"Fang Gang Log Toss"TBAJune 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)501-296-04A
Chomly and Jawg play Log Toss, despite Slumbo and Flain's protests. So they make them into a log shaped-Murp, and continue playing.
1919"High Five"TBAJune 19, 2014 (2014-06-19)501-296-03E
Slumbo and Kraw mix to give Chomly high fives. But eventually, they make a Murp.
2020"Elevator"TBAJune 26, 2014 (2014-06-26)501-296-03C
Lunk has to quickly get to Balk's birthday party! But he's way too slow to reach the elevator. So he mixes with Tentro to make it in time.
21
22
21
22
"Mixed Up Special"
"The Biggest and Most Epic Mixels Minisode Ever" / "Murp Romp"
David P. Smith, John Fang, and Dominic BisignanoAugust 31, 2014 (2014-08-31)701-???-200

The Biggest and Most Epic Mixels Minisode Ever (also known as Epic Comedy Adventure): Major Nixel attempts to ruin the Mixels' annual event, the Mixfest, so Flain, Krader, Teslo, Flurr, Gobba and Kraw must stop him and his Nixel army in order to save Mixel Land.
Murp Romp: Scorpi and Glurt accidentally Mix into a horrible Murp that goes loose and starts to destroy everything, so Glomp, Torts, Footi, and Hoogi must stop him from sliming and slicing things up before it's too late.

Note: This special includes prior shorts in-between the two new "minisodes" to fill the half-hour.

Season 2 (2015–16)

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Written and storyboarded by Original air date Production
code
23–281–6"Moon Madness"
"Only You Can Prevent Forest Freezes, Only You!" / "Houston, We Have a
Problem!" / "Crater Tots!" / "Things That Go Murp in the Night!" / "Don't Pull
the Gravity Plug!" / "Tall Tales from Da Moon!"
Michael Diederich, Douglas McCarthy, and John Fang
Miranda Dressler (additional storyboarder)
March 9, 2015 (2015-03-09)701-???-400
The Infernites go on a camping trip, which quickly turns into an alien abduction, revealing many more exciting Mixels on the moon.
297"Quest for the Mixamajig"Michael Diederich and Skip JonesSeptember 26, 2015 (2015-09-26)701-029-600
A group of Mixels set out on a quest for the mythical Mixamajig, not knowing that it is part of King Nixel's plot.
308"Every Knight Has Its Day"Michael Diederich, Skip Jones, and Steven BanksMarch 5, 2016 (2016-03-05)701-030-700
Camillot and Mixadel go to Mixopolis Middle School to learn how to mix with the "common" Mixels.
319"Nixel Nixel Go Away"Michael Diederich, Skip Jones, and Steven BanksOctober 1, 2016 (2016-10-01)701-???-900
Booger must stop King Nixel from replacing Cubits with "I-Cubits" and taking over Mixopolis.

Merchandise

Lego Mixels

Lego Mixels
3 of the sets from Series 1: Flain, Volectro, & Seismo.
SubjectLego Mixels toys
Licensed fromThe Lego Group
Availability2014–2016
Total sets90 (all have been released)[4]
Official website

Lego Mixels is a Lego theme based on a variety of tribes living in a fantastical diverse world and are small creatures that can mix and combine with one another to create new characters. The theme was first introduced in 2014. It was eventually discontinued by the end of 2016.

Overview

The Lego Group handles all toy merchandise for the Mixels franchise, and Cartoon Network handles all non-toy merchandising. The Lego Mixels buildable collectible figurines went on sale on March 1, 2014, for a retail price of $5 each. Each character has their own set, and nine were released as part of series one. For each tribe, one of the three sets will contain a Nixel. Series 2 was released at the end of May, and Series 3 was released at the end of August. Series 4 was released on February 1, 2015.[5]

Development

Lego designer Gemma Anderson explained the importance of the Max figure in designing each tribe’s individual figures and stating, "During the sketching phase, I would consider what the tribe theme is and then work out what the max could be, at the same time wondering how I can use certain parts from the Max in the 3 small Mixels. It’s often a case of going back and forth between the 3 models and the Max." Anderson also highlighted the importance in the characters’ faces in capturing a unique personality and explained, "The eyes and mouths are a huge part of the personality of the Mixel, changing the eyebrows for example can drastically change the expressions from sad to happy, or even angry! We would often brainstorm on the names of the character; some of them might be inside jokes with the team. One example is ‘Tuth’ in Series 8, it was a joke in the team that me being from Wales, I pronounce some words a little differently, such as ‘tooth’ sounding more like ‘tuth’. We decided during the naming process we would try to name that one Mixel how I pronounce it (And we succeeded!)."[6]

Construction sets

According to Bricklink, The Lego Group released 90 playsets as part of the Lego Mixels theme.[4] The product line was eventually discontinued by the end of 2016.[7]

Series 1

Series 1 was released on March 1, 2014, and consists of the Infernites, the Cragsters, and the Electroids.

Tribe Number Reference Name Released Notes
Infernite #0 41500 Flain March 1, 2014 58 pieces
Infernite #1 41501 Vulk and Nixel March 1, 2014 69 pieces
Infernite #2 41502 Zorch March 1, 2014 45 pieces
Cragster #3 41503 Krader and Nixel March 1, 2014 66 pieces
Cragster #4 41504 Seismo March 1, 2014 50 pieces
Cragster #5 41505 Shuff March 1, 2014 51 pieces
Electroid #6 41506 Teslo and Nixel March 1, 2014 54 pieces
Electroid #7 41507 Zaptor March 1, 2014 61 pieces
Electroid #8 41508 Volectro March 1, 2014 70 pieces
Series 2

Series 2 was released on June 1, 2014, and consists of the Frosticons, the Fang Gang, and the Flexers.

Tribe Number Reference Name Released Notes
Frosticon #9 41509 Slumbo and Nixel June 1, 2014 61 pieces
Frosticon #10 41510 Lunk June 1, 2014 51 pieces
Frosticon #11 41511 Flurr June 1, 2014 46 pieces
Fang Gang #12 41512 Chomly and Nixel June 1, 2014 68 pieces
Fang Gang #13 41513 Gobba June 1, 2014 57 pieces
Fang Gang #14 41514 Jawg June 1, 2014 61 pieces
Flexer #15 41515 Kraw June 1, 2014 70 pieces
Flexer #16 41516 Tentro June 1, 2014 69 pieces
Flexer #17 41517 Balk and Nixel June 1, 2014 68 pieces
Series 3

Series 3 was released on September 1, 2014, and consists of the Glorp Corp, the Spikels, and the Wiztastics.

Tribe Number Reference Name Released Notes
Glorp Corp #18 41518 Glomp September 1, 2014 64 pieces
Glorp Corp #19 41519 Glurt and Nixel September 1, 2014 62 pieces
Glorp Corp #20 41520 Torts September 1, 2014 48 pieces
Spikel #21 41521 Footi September 1, 2014 72 pieces
Spikel #22 41522 Scorpi September 1, 2014 70 pieces
Spikel #23 41523 Hoogi and Nixel September 1, 2014 69 pieces
Wiztastic #24 41524 Mesmo September 1, 2014 64 pieces
Wiztastic #25 41525 Magnifo and Nixel September 1, 2014 61 pieces
Wiztastic #26 41526 Wizwuz September 1, 2014 70 pieces
Series 4

Series 4 was released on February 1, 2015, and consists of the Orbitons, the Infernite Cousins, and the Glowkies.

Tribe Number Reference Name Released Notes
Orbiton #27 41527 Rokit and Nixel February 1, 2015 66 pieces
Orbiton #28 41528 Niksput February 1, 2015 62 pieces
Orbiton #29 41529 Nurp-Naut February 1, 2015 52 pieces
Infernite Cousin #30 41530 Meltus February 1, 2015 66 pieces
Infernite Cousin #31 41531 Flamzer and Nixel February 1, 2015 60 pieces
Infernite Cousin #32 41532 Burnard February 1, 2015 58 pieces
Glowkie #33 41533 Globert February 1, 2015 45 pieces
Glowkie #34 41534 Vampos and Nixel February 1, 2015 59 pieces
Glowkie #35 41535 Boogly February 1, 2015 52 pieces
Series 5

Series 5 was released on June 1, 2015, and consists of the Klinkers, the Frosticon Cousins, and the Lixers.

Tribe Number Reference Name Released Notes
Klinker #36 41536 Gox and Nixel June 1, 2015 62 pieces
Klinker #37 41537 Jinky June 1, 2015 59 pieces
Klinker #38 41538 Kamzo June 1, 2015 58 pieces
Frosticon Cousin #39 41539 Krog and Nixel June 1, 2015 60 pieces
Frosticon Cousin #40 41540 Chilbo June 1, 2015 65 pieces
Frosticon Cousin #41 41541 Snoof June 1, 2015 52 pieces
Lixer #42 41542 Spugg June 1, 2015 51 pieces
Lixer #43 41543 Turg and Nixel June 1, 2015 56 pieces
Lixer #44 41544 Tungster June 1, 2015 60 pieces
Series 6

Series 6 was released on October 1, 2015, and consists of the Weldos, the Glorp Corp Cousins, and the Munchos.[8]

Tribe Number Reference Name Released Notes
Weldo #45 41545 Kramm October 1, 2015 68 pieces
Weldo #46 41546 Forx October 1, 2015 65 pieces
Weldo #47 41547 Wuzzo and King Nixel October 1, 2015 74 pieces
Glorp Corp Cousin #48 41548 Dribbal October 1, 2015 52 pieces
Glorp Corp Cousin #49 41549 Gurggle October 1, 2015 66 pieces
Glorp Corp Cousin #50 41550 Slusho and Nixel October 1, 2015 53 pieces
Muncho #51 41551 Snax October 1, 2015 51 pieces
Muncho #52 41552 Berp and Nixel October 1, 2015 68 pieces
Muncho #53 41553 Vaka-Waka October 1, 2015 69 pieces
Series 7

Series 7 was released on February 1, 2016, and consists of the MCPD (Mixopolis City Police Department), the Medivals, and the Mixies.

Tribe Number Reference Name Released Notes
MCPD #54 41554 Kuffs February 1, 2016 63 pieces
MCPD #55 41555 Busto and Nixel February 1, 2016 69 pieces
MCPD #56 41556 Tiketz February 1, 2016 62 pieces
Medival #57 41557 Camillot February 1, 2016 64 pieces
Medival #58 41558 Mixadel February 1, 2016 63 pieces
Medival #59 41559 Paladum and Nixel February 1, 2016 64 pieces
Mixie #60 41560 Jamzy and Nixel February 1, 2016 70 pieces
Mixie #61 41561 Tapsy February 1, 2016 57 pieces
Mixie #62 41562 Trumpsy February 1, 2016 54 pieces
Series 8

Series 8 was released on June 1, 2016, and consists of the MCFD (Mixopolis City Fire Department), the Pyrratz, and the Medix.

Tribe Number Reference Name Released Notes
MCFD #63 41563 Splasho June 1, 2016 67 pieces
MCFD #64 41564 Aquad June 1, 2016 70 pieces
MCFD #65 41565 Hydro and Nixel June 1, 2016 70 pieces
Pyrrat #66 41566 Sharx June 1, 2016 55 pieces
Pyrrat #67 41567 Skulzy and Nixel June 1, 2016 66 pieces
Pyrrat #68 41568 Lewt June 1, 2016 62 pieces
Medix #69 41569 Surgeo June 1, 2016 63 pieces
Medix #70 41570 Skrubz and Nixel June 1, 2016 68 pieces
Medix #71 41571 Tuth June 1, 2016 67 pieces
Series 9

Series 9–the final series of the line–was released on October 1, 2016, and consists of the Trashoz, the Nindjas, and the Newzers.[9]

Tribe Number Reference Name Released Notes
Trasho #72 41572 Gobbol and Nixel October 1, 2016 62 pieces
Trasho #73 41573 Sweepz October 1, 2016 61 pieces
Trasho #74 41574 Compax October 1, 2016 66 pieces
Nindja #75 41575 Cobrax and Nixel October 1, 2016 64 pieces
Nindja #76 41576 Spinza October 1, 2016 60 pieces
Nindja #77 41577 Mysto October 1, 2016 64 pieces
Newzer #78 41578 Screeno October 1, 2016 73 pieces
Newzer #79 41579 Camsta and Nixel October 1, 2016 62 pieces
Newzer #80 41580 Myke October 1, 2016 63 pieces

Discontinuation

Shortly after Cartoon Network announced that the episode "Nixel Nixel Go Away" will be the series finale, The Lego Group cancelled production of the toy line. As a result, the theme was discontinued.[10][11]

Awards

In 2014, Mixels won in the "Pocket Money" category at the London Toy Fair Best New Toy Awards.[12]

See also

References

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  6. ^ "Mixels LEGO Sets". BrickEconomy. Retrieved 15 June 2021.
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