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Monster Allergy
GenreAction/Adventure
Comedy-horror
Urban fantasy
Science fiction
Created byKatja Centomo
Francesco Artibani
Alessandro Barbucci
Barbara Canepa
Written byFrancesco Artibani
Bruno Enna
Earl Kress
Anne-Marie Perrotta
Tean Schultz
Kurt Weldon
Directed byIginio Straffi
Creative directorsMarco Storani
Michel Rodrigues
Voices of(Zick, Elena, Bombo and Timothy-Moth)
(Italian version)
Monica Ward (Both Zick and Elena)
Pietro Ubaldi
Oliviero Dinelli
(French version)
Olivier Martret
Caroline Combes
Michel Elias (Both Bombo and Timothy-Moth)
(German version)
(unknown)
(English version)
Holly Gauthier-Frankel
Annie Bovaird
Rick Jones
Michel Perron
Lyon Smith
Patrick McKenna
Julie Lemieux
David Berni
Linda Kash
Brian Drummond
Zachary Bennett
Dan Chameroy
Katie Griffin
Ron Pardo
Athena Karkanis
Kira Tozer
Dan Petronijevic
Ashleigh Ball
Hattie Kragten
Neil Crone
Stacey DePass
Rebecca Shoichet
Kyle Rideout
Rob Tinkler
Alyson Court
Rebecca Husain
Lee Tockar
Jocelyne Loewen
Andrew Jackson
Elizabeth Hanna
Michael Kopsa
Bryn McAuley
Theme music composerMike Shields
Hal Beckett
Scott Bucsis
William Anderson
Matt Ouimet
ComposersRoberto Belelli
Francesco Sardella
Michele Bettali
Stefano Carrara
Michele Bettali
Stefano Carrara
Fabrizio Castania
Country of originItaly
France
Germany
Original languagesItalian
English
German
French
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersJoanne Lee (Rainbow S.p.A.)
Philippe Delarue (Futurikon)
Annita Romanelli (Rai)
Natalie Altmann (M6)
Nicole Keeb (ZDF)
ProducerIginio Straffi
Animators
  • Hosem Animation Studios
  • Jiang Toon Animation
  • Philippine Animation Studio Inc.
  • Xy International Studio
EditorsBeatrice Latini
Giorgia Tranquilli
Running timeApproximately 30 minutes
Production companiesRainbow S.p.A.
Futurikon
Rai Fiction
ZDF
Release
Original networkRai 2 (Italy)
KiKa (Germany)
M6 (France)
First shown inItaly (2006)
Original release23 September 2006 (2006-09-23) –
18 August 2009 (2009-08-18)
External links
Website
Production website

Monster Allergy is an internationally co-produced animated television series co-created by Katja Centomo, Francesco Artibani, Alessandro Barbucci, and Barbara Canepa.[1] It was jointly produced by Futurikon, Rainbow, M6, Rai Fiction and ZDF.[2] 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.[3][4]

Plot

Monster Allergy is based on the comic book series of the same name. The series follows 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.[5][6]

Episodes

Main article: List of Monster Allergy episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
PilotJanuary 31, 2009 (2009-01-31)
126September 23, 2006 (2006-09-23)January 20, 2008 (2008-01-20)
226December 27, 2008 (2008-12-27)August 18, 2009 (2009-08-18)

Characters

Main article: List of Monster Allergy characters

Tamer

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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:

Dom Items

The Dom Items are valuable items that are given by the Tutors to experienced Tamers.

Broadcast

In Italy, Monster Allergy premiered on 6 February 2006 on Rai 2.[29]

In France, the series premiered on M6[30] (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.[31] It was shown with scenes edited or cut for time constraints and due to censorship,[32][33] 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.

Reception

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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."[34]

References

  1. ^ "Monster Allergy: 26-teilige italienisch-deutsche 2-D-Zeichentrickserie 2006" (in German). KiKa.
  2. ^ Monster Allergy at fantasymagazine.it
  3. ^ Monster Allergy. "Monster Allergy Season 1 [FULL EPISODES]". YouTube. YouTube, LLC. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  4. ^ Monster Allergy. "Monster Allergy Season 2 [FULL EPISODES]". YouTube. YouTube, LLC. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
  5. ^ Monster Allergy on Toonarific.com
  6. ^ Monster Allergy summary in motionpic.com Archived 31 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ See Season 1, Episode 1: "House of Monster"
  8. ^ a b c d e See Season 1, Episode 9: "Canned Monsters"
  9. ^ See Season 1, Episode 2: "Monster Pod Under Oldmill"
  10. ^ See Season 1, Episode 4: "The Monster Next Door"
  11. ^ See Season 1, Episode 8: "Terror in the Deep"
  12. ^ a b See Season 1, Episode 3: "Cat in the Pot"
  13. ^ a b See Season 1, Episode 5: "The Pyramid of Invulnerable"
  14. ^ See Season 1, Episode 13: "Mugalak!"
  15. ^ See Season 1, Episode 7: "Pirates Hideout"
  16. ^ a b See Season 1, Episode 17: "The Return of Magnacat"
  17. ^ See Season 2, Episode 32: "The Fall of Barrymore House"
  18. ^ See Season 2, Episode 33: "Moog's Revenge"
  19. ^ See Season 2, Episode 18: "The General Inspector"
  20. ^ a b See Season 2, Episode 40: "The Invisible Enemy"
  21. ^ See Season 1, Episode 22: "The Secret Door"
  22. ^ See Season 2, Episode 29: "The Dragon's Awakening"
  23. ^ See Season 2, Episode 35: "The Snowman"
  24. ^ See Season 2, Episode 36: "The Island Rebels"
  25. ^ See Season 2, Episode 38: "Sinistro's Circus"
  26. ^ See Season 2, Episode 39: "The Tamers' Tournament"
  27. ^ See Season 2, Episode 51: "The House in the Swamp"
  28. ^ See Season 2, Episode 52: "The Hundred and First Door"
  29. ^ "È ON AIR MONSTER ALLERGY". E-duesse. February 7, 2006.
  30. ^ "M6kid - Monster Allergy". M6. 2006. Archived from the original on 2006-12-11.
  31. ^ "Homepage - Global".
  32. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Kids wb monster allergy promo". YouTube.
  33. ^ "Kids' WB! On the CW Talkback: "Monster Allergy" - September & October (SPOILERS)".
  34. ^ "Monster Allergy TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media". Common Sense Media. 28 March 2007.