|Created by||Katja Centomo|
|Written by||Francesco Artibani|
|Directed by||Iginio Straffi|
|Creative directors||Marco Storani|
|Voices of||(Zick, Elena, Bombo and Timothy-Moth)|
Monica Ward (Both Zick and Elena)
Michel Elias (Both Bombo and Timothy-Moth)
|Theme music composer||Mike Shields|
|Country of origin||Italy|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Joanne Lee (Rainbow S.p.A.)|
Philippe Delarue (Futurikon)
Annita Romanelli (Rai)
Natalie Altmann (M6)
Nicole Keeb (ZDF)
|Running time||Approximately 30 minutes|
|Production companies||Rainbow S.p.A.|
|Original network||Rai 2 (Italy)|
|Original release||23 September 2006 –|
18 August 2009
Monster Allergy is an internationally co-produced animated television series co-created by Katja Centomo, Francesco Artibani, Alessandro Barbucci, and Barbara Canepa. It was jointly produced by Futurikon, Rainbow, M6, Rai Fiction and ZDF. Based on the Italian comic book series of the same name, it was initially broadcast on Rai 2 in Italy, and later aired on M6 in France, on KiKa in Germany, on YTV in Canada, and on Kids' WB in the United States.
Beginning on 13 March 2018, the series has been officially made available for streaming on YouTube.
Monster Allergy is based on the comic book series of the same name. The series follows a young boy Ezekiel Zick (nicknamed Zick) who suffers from various allergies and has the ability to see the invisible monsters that live among us. Along with help of his best friend, Elena Potato and his talking cat, Timothy, Zick hopes to hone his powers to one day become a Monster Tamer just like his dad, Zobedja Zick.
Main article: List of Monster Allergy episodes
|First aired||Last aired|
|Pilot||January 31, 2009|
|1||26||September 23, 2006||January 20, 2008|
|2||26||December 27, 2008||August 18, 2009|
Main article: List of Monster Allergy characters
The Tamers are beings with special powers; their main characteristic is The Dom, an energy that is passed from parent to child. With the passing of the generations, powers and knowledge are passed on which lead to real dynasties of Monster Tamers.
The five Dom powers are:
The Dom Items are valuable items that are given by the Tutors to experienced Tamers.
In Italy, Monster Allergy premiered on 6 February 2006 on Rai 2.
In France, the series premiered on M6 (a co-producer of the series) on 18 October 2006 as part of its M6 Kid strand.
In Germany, the series premiered on 23 October 2006 on KiKa, a joint operation of ZDF and ARD.
In the United States, the series premiered on 23 September 2006 on Kids' WB television block broadcast on the affiliates of then-newly formed The CW network. It was shown with scenes edited or cut for time constraints and due to censorship, and the airing order did not follow production order. The series was later made available in its unaltered English dub to watch on Netflix.
In Canada, it was broadcast on YTV during Crunch and The Zone.
In the United Kingdom was aired on BBC One in 2006 and in 2008 on Cartoon Network UK and Cartoon Network Too.
In Latin America it was aired on Jetix in 2007, only season one was broadcast.
For Common Sense Media, Emily Ashby gave Monster Allergy a mixed review. She wrote that "cartoon violence (explosions, laser blasts from eyes) is commonplace throughout the show" and that it "exists mostly as TV fluff."