Rocket Power
Main promotional logo
Created by
Developed by
  • Victor Wilson
  • Eryk Casemiro
  • Michael Bloom
  • Andy McElfresh
Voices of
Theme music composerMark Mothersbaugh
Opening theme"Rocket Power Theme" by The Wipeouters
Ending theme"Rocket Power Theme" (Instrumental)
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes71 (132 segments) (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Gábor Csupó
  • Arlene Klasky
  • Eryk Casemiro
  • Susan Ward
  • Pernelle Hayes
  • Victor Wilson
  • John Crane
  • Maureen Iser
  • Erin Ehrlich
Running time24 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseAugust 16, 1999 (1999-08-16) –
July 30, 2004 (2004-07-30)

Rocket Power is an American animated television series created by Arlene Klasky and Gábor Csupó, the creators of Rugrats. The series aired on Nickelodeon from August 16, 1999 to July 30, 2004.[1]


Rocket Power revolves around the day-to-day zany hijinks of a gang of four young and loyal friends; the adventurous and vain sports enthusiast and perfectionist: Oswald "Otto" Rocket; his tomboyish and kind-hearted older sister: Regina "Reggie" Rocket; Otto's dim-witted but loyal best friend and videographer: Maurice "Twister" Rodriguez; and the brainy techno whiz kid and relative newcomer: Sam "Squid" Dullard — who live in the fictional Southern California beach community of Ocean Shores where they spend their free time playing varied extreme sports (such as Skateboarding, Surfing, Snowboarding, Biking, Street Hockey, etc.), getting into various situations and overcoming the trials and challenges of growing up.[2]

Otto and Reggie live with their widowed strict but loving father and veteran surfer, Ray "Raymundo" Rocket, who along with his best friend and business partner, Tito Makani, owns and operates the Shore Shack, a combination burger joint and surf shop where the gang usually hang out. In most episodes, they get involved in competitions, but end up learning their friendship is more important than winning.


From left to right: Otto, Reggie, Squid, Twister

Main characters

Recurring characters


Main article: List of Rocket Power episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
120August 16, 1999 (1999-08-16)March 21, 2000 (2000-03-21)
220March 28, 2000 (2000-03-28)March 22, 2004 (2004-03-22)[3]
320September 10, 2001 (2001-09-10)March 25, 2004 (2004-03-25)
411July 19, 2003 (2003-07-19)July 30, 2004 (2004-07-30)

Home media

A VHS tape titled Maxing Out was released in 2001 containing five episodes ("Bruised Man's Curve", "Super McVarial 900", "Big Thursday", "Big Air Dare" and "Otto's Big Break"). In 2004, Nickelodeon released four episodes of the series ("Island of the Menehune", "Tito's Lucky Shell", "Welcome to Ottoworld" and "Follow the Leader") on the Island of the Menehune DVD.[4] Other episodes were featured on Nickelodeon compilation DVDs such as Nicktoons Christmas, Nicktoons Halloween and Nickstravaganza! 2.

Nickelodeon and teamed up to release Rocket Power and other Nick shows on manufacture-on-demand DVD-R discs available exclusively through's CreateSpace arm. The Rocket Power manufacture-on-demand DVD-R discs have since been discontinued and made unavailable on as of June 4, 2021.

Rocket Power home video releases
Season Episodes Release dates
 United States  United Kingdom  Australia
1 1999–2000 20 Maxing Out (VHS): 2001
Episode(s) featured: "Big Thursday" • "Super McVarial 900" • "Big Air Dare" / "Otto's Big Break"
Nickelodeon Super Toons (VHS): 2002
Episode(s) featured: "The Wrath of Don"
Nickstravaganza! (VHS): March 4, 2003
Episode(s) featured: "Powergirl Surfers"
The Complete First Season: May 21, 2014
Nicktoons: The Show Must Go On!: September 27, 2004
Episode(s) featured: "Ice Queens"
The Best of Nickelodeon: Summer Adventures: June 5, 2006
Episode(s) featured: "Rocket Rescue"
The Best of Nickelodeon: Summer Adventures: June 5, 2006
Episode(s) featured: "Rocket Rescue"
2 2000–01; 2004 20 Maxing Out (VHS): 2001
Episode(s) featured: "Bruised Man's Curve"
Nicktoons Halloween: August 26, 2003
Episode(s) featured: "It Came From Planet Merv" / "Netherworld Night"
Nickstravaganza! 2: September 2, 2003
Episode(s) featured: "The Longest Day" (VHS); "The Longest Day" / "Ottoman and the Sea"
Island of the Menehune: July 27, 2004
Episode(s) featured: "Tito's Lucky Shell" • "Welcome to Ottoworld" • "Follow the Leader" (DVD only)
The Complete Second Season: June 12, 2014
Nicktoons: Job Well Done (VHS): 2002
Episode(s) featured: "Rocket Repairs"
Nicktoons: Sport-a-Rama (VHS):
Episode(s) featured: "The Longest Day"
Nicktoons: Laugh-a-Lot (VHS): 2003
Episode(s) featured: "Say Hello to Cement Head"
Nicktoons: The Show Must Go On!: September 27, 2004
Episode(s) featured: "Legends and Their Falls" (DVD only)
Halloween Spooky Stories: October 17, 2005
Episode(s) featured: "It Came From Planet Merv" / "Netherworld Night"
Nicktoons: Job Well Done (VHS): 2002
Episode(s) featured: "Rocket Repairs"
Nicktoons: Sport-a-Rama (VHS):
Episode(s) featured: "The Longest Day"
Nicktoons: Laugh-a-Lot (VHS): 2003
Episode(s) featured: "Say Hello to Cement Head"
3 2001–04 20 The Complete Third Season: October 1, 2014
4 2003–04 11 Nicktoons Christmas: September 30, 2003
Episode(s) featured: "A Rocket X-Mas"
Island of the Menehune: July 27, 2004
Episode(s) featured: "Island of the Menehune"
The Complete Fourth Season: June 20, 2014


Rocket Power premiered on Nickelodeon on August 16, 1999 and its final episode (a television movie called "The Big Day") aired on July 30, 2004. Reruns were then aired on the channel until October 7, 2011.

Nicktoons aired the series from 2002 to 2010. Nick GAS also aired the series from 2003 to 2005. The series reran on TeenNick's former block NickRewind (formerly The '90s Are All That, The Splat and NickSplat) from 2014 to 2017.

Other projects

Other projects related to Rocket Power and developed under the aegis of Klasky-Csupo and/or Nickelodeon have included Rocket Power: Beach Bandits, and Maximum Rocket Power Live: The Battle for Madtown Park, a live-action extreme-sports dramatic arena play that briefly toured the U.S. Midwest in the spring of 2002 before being canceled over low ticket sales (it had originally been scheduled to tour about 40 cities all over the U.S., all the way into fall).

In 2002, Nickelodeon also aired the Maximum Rocket Power Games, an extreme-sports competition inspired by the series which pits three teams consisting of professional athletes competing alongside aspiring youth athletes in a series of events. The special was co-hosted by professional skateboarder Andy Macdonald.[5]

Video games

Several video games based on the series was released on the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance and PC throughout the years, including Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue, Rocket Power: Beach Bandits, Rocket Power Gettin' Air, Rocket Power: Dream Scheme, Rocket Power: Zero Gravity Zone and Rocket Power: Extreme Arcade Games.[6][7][8][9][10]


  • Rocket Power Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
various bands
ReleasedFebruary 6, 2002 (2002-02-06)

The soundtrack album to Rocket Power was released on February 6, 2002. It is officially the soundtrack to the television film Rocket Power: Race Across New Zealand.

Track listing

  1. "Rocket Power Theme Song" by The Wipeouters
  2. "Individuality" by Area-7
  3. "99 Red Balloons" by Goldfinger
  4. "Valentino" by Bowling for Soup
  5. "I'm Cool" by Reel Big Fish


Common Sense Media give the series a three out of five stars, writing "Parents need to know that watching this show just might inspire future X-games participation. The kids -- never without a skateboard, bike, hockey stick, or surfboard -- perform incredible stunts, seemingly without risk of injury. A boy with less sports ability than the others shows kids that it's OK to need a lot of practice and only take the risks you're personally comfortable with."[11]

See also


  1. ^ Rodman, Sarah (October 3, 2011). "Rocket' is a blast - Creators of 'Rugrats' give 'Power' and responsibility to older kids". Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 674–675. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ "Rocket Power". iTunes Store. Apple, Inc. August 16, 1999. Retrieved September 7, 2023.
  4. ^ "Rocket Power: Island of the Menehune". DVDEmpire. Archived from the original on March 28, 2024. Retrieved September 12, 2015.
  5. ^ "Andy Macdonald Co-Hosts Nickelodeon's Maximum Rocket Power Games". Transworld Skateboarding. February 13, 2002. Archived from the original on December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 10, 2023.
  6. ^ "THQ Ships Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue for PlayStation". Business Wire. Berkshire Hathaway. September 5, 2001. Archived from the original on September 8, 2001. Retrieved June 16, 2019 – via
  7. ^ "Rocket Power: Team Rocket Rescue". Archived from the original on March 28, 2024. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  8. ^ "Rocket Power: Gettin' Air Review for Game Boy Color: Rocket Power? Yeah...right. - GameFAQs".
  9. ^ "Rocket Power: Beach Bandits - IGN". September 26, 2002. Archived from the original on August 18, 2021. Retrieved August 18, 2021 – via
  10. ^ "Rocket Power: Zero Gravity Zone".
  11. ^ "Rocket Power - TV Review". October 18, 2007. Retrieved October 19, 2021.