Tak and the Power of Juju
Genre
Created byJohn Blackburn (games)
Based onThe game developed
by THQ
Developed byJed Spingarn
Nick Jennings
Voices ofHal Sparks
Lloyd Sherr
Patrick Warburton
Kari Wahlgren
John DiMaggio
Dannah Feinglass
Rob Paulsen
S. Scott Bullock
Maurice LaMarche
Theme music composerGuy Moon
Composers
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producerNick Jennings
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesTHQ
Nickelodeon Animation Studio
Original release
NetworkNickelodeon
ReleaseAugust 31, 2007 (2007-08-31) –
January 24, 2009 (2009-01-24)

Tak and the Power of Juju is an American animated television series that aired for one season from August 31, 2007, to January 24, 2009. Loosely based on the 2003 video game of the same name, the show consists of two eleven-minute stories per half-hour episode. It was co-produced by THQ and Nickelodeon.[1] The series was produced by Nick Jennings and directed, among others, by Mark Risley, Jim Schumann, and Heiko Drengenberg. It was the first CGI series to be directly overseen by Nickelodeon Animation Studio.[2]

Characters

Main

Pupununu Tribe

Jujus

Jujus are very weird magical creatures that Tak summons whenever he's in need of them. Each of the Jujus reside in their own part of the Juju Realm. Among the Jujus featured in this series are:

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byStoryboard byOriginal air dateProd.
code
1"Woodiefest
Loser"
Audu Paden
Lane Lueras
Mitch Watson
Peter Hastings
Jim Schumann and Al Zegler
Al Zegler
August 31, 2007 (2007-08-31)101
2"A Shaman's Shaman
The Gift"
Jim Schumann
Nick Jennings
Gene Laufenberg
Brandon Auman
Michael Mullen
Heiko Drengenberg and Lane Lueras
September 8, 2007 (2007-09-08)102
3"The Three Chiefs
The Party"
Heiko DrengenbergTom KrajewskiHeiko Drengenberg and Lane Lueras
Dean Criswell
September 15, 2007 (2007-09-15)103
4"The Beast
To Zaria with Love"
Lane Lueras and Mark Risley
Heiko Drengenberg
Reid Harrison
Nicole Dubuc
Al Zegler
Tim Eldred
September 29, 2007 (2007-09-29)104
5"Zaria's in Charge
Bad Luck's Back"
Jim Schumann and Mark Risley
Jim Schumann
Nicole Dubuc
Mitch Watson
Michael Kenny
Linda Miller
October 13, 2007 (2007-10-13)105
6"Big Boss Brawl
Our Favorite Juju"
Jim Schumann
Heiko Drengenberg
Darren Jaspan and Mitch Watson
Story by : John McCann
Teleplay by : Peter Hastings and Mitch Watson
Michael Mullen
Alex Mann and Bert Ring
November 24, 2007 (2007-11-24)107
7"This Bites
Chief?"
Jim SchumannReid HarrisonMichael Mullen
Linda Miller
October 27, 2007 (2007-10-27)106
8"Love Hurts
Frien-e-mies"
Heiko DrengenbergNicole DubucAdam Henry and Michael Mullen
Robert Griffith and Michael Mullen
December 8, 2007 (2007-12-08)108
9"The Littlest Gratch
Lok the Offender"
Jim Schumann
Lane Lueras
Reid Harrison
Reid Harrison and Mark Henry
Linda Miller
Heiko Drengenberg and Lane Lueras
January 12, 2008 (2008-01-12)109
10"Joy Ride
Step Juju"
Heiko Drengenberg
Lane Lueras
Reid Harrison
Gene Laufenberg
Robert Griffith
Doug McCarthy
January 26, 2008 (2008-01-26)110
11"Great Juju Impersonator
Boom Bang Boom"
Lane Lueras
Jim Schumann
Tom Krajewski
Reid Harrison
Al Zegler
Linda Miller
February 9, 2008 (2008-02-09)111
12"Pugnacious No More
Little Chief"
Jim Schumann and Adam Henry
Lane Lueras
Reid Harrison
Nicole Dubuc
Linda Miller and Adam Henry
Doug McCarthy
February 23, 2008 (2008-02-23)112
13"Girls Only
Secession"
Lane Lueras
Michael Mullen
Tom Krajewski
Peter Hastings and Mitch Watson
Al Zegler
Michael Mullen
October 19, 2008 (2008-10-19)113
14"Tikis of War
Hairy Zaria"
Lane Lueras
Heiko Drengenberg
Adam Henry
Nicole Dubuc
Al Zegler
Alex Mann
March 22, 2008 (2008-03-22)114
15"Mofather
Big Love"
Heiko DrengenbergGene Laufenberg
Dave Lewman
Alex Mann
Robert Griffith
April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)115
16"Ball of Wax
Testing Jibolba"
Michael Mullen
Mark O'Hare
Tom Krajewski
Nicole Dubuc
Michael Mullen
Mark O'Hare
May 19, 2008 (2008-05-19) / May 20, 2008116
17"Beautiful Girls
Bad Medicine"
Jim Schumann and Mark O'Hare
Heiko Drengenberg
Tom Krajewski
Dave Lewman
Mark O'Hare
Alex Mann
May 21, 2008 (2008-05-21) / May 22, 2008117
18"Ball Boy
The Lost Boys"
Lane LuerasGene LaufenbergAl Zegler
Doug McCarthy and Lane Lueras
May 23, 2008 (2008-05-23) / January 24, 2009118
19–20"Destiny Schmestiny"Jim SchumannReid Harrison and Mitch WatsonRobert Griffith, Linda Miller,
Michael Mullen, and Al Zegler
November 15, 2008 (2008-11-15)119–120
21"Nice Calves
Double Tak"
Jim SchumannDave LewmanLinda Miller
Michael Mullen
October 19, 2008 (2008-10-19)121
22"Sheep Dip
Slog the Babysitter"
Jim SchumannTom Krajewski
Mitch Watson
Linda Miller
Al Zegler
November 1, 2008 (2008-11-01)122
23"Feathers
Sans Sheriff"
Jim Schumann
Bert Ring
Jim Krieg
Reid Harrison
Michael Mullen
Michael Mullen and Lane Lueras
November 8, 2008 (2008-11-08)123
24"Giant Chief
Shrink A Dink"
Jim SchumannNed Goldreyer and Dave Lewman
Reid Harrison
Al Zegler
Heiko Drengenberg
November 15, 2008 (2008-11-15)124
25"Break This
Pack of Apes"
Bert RingNed Goldreyer, Tom Krajewski, and Mitch Watson
Ned Goldreyer
Linda Miller
Lane Lueras
November 22, 2008 (2008-11-22)125
26"New Pet
Tak's Monster"
Jim SchumannNed Goldreyer
Scott Kreamer
Michael Mullen
Heiko Drengenberg
November 29, 2008 (2008-11-29)126

Home media

Tak and the Power of Juju: The Trouble with Magic was released on June 24, 2008, and contained the episodes Woodiefest, Loser, A Shaman's Shaman, The Gift, The Three Chiefs, The Party, The Beast, To Zaria with Love, Girls Only, and Secession.

Tak and the Power of Juju: Season 1 was released on October 17, 2011, and contains all 26 episodes.

On September 22, 2021, the series was added to Paramount+, though originally reported for August.[3]

KCA preview

During the Nickelodeon 2007 Kids' Choice Awards, hosted by Justin Timberlake, a preview was shown of the new show in Nick.com. The site included the preview, a character page and a story page minimally different from the game.

Differences from the games

Reception

Common Sense Media rated the show a 3 out of 5 stars, stating "Based on a popular Nickelodeon video game, Tak and the Power of Juju is an entertaining CG-animated series full of colorful characters and outlandish scenarios sure to entertain older school-age kids and young tweens. Tak's mix of good intentions and general mischief lays the groundwork for plenty of fun in each episode, and parents will like that there's not much to worry about here, aside from mild, typical cartoon violence. Just be ready for your kids to begging for the tie-in games once they've developed an affection for the jungle-dwelling cast."[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Nick Dishes New Shows, Development Process". 9 March 2006. Archived from the original on 28 August 2021. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  2. ^ DeMott, Rick (August 14, 2007). "Tak's Got the Power on Nickelodeon". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on October 6, 2019. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  3. ^ Ridgely, Charlie (July 22, 2021). "Everything Coming to Paramount+ in August 2021". ComicBook. Archived from the original on June 1, 2022. Retrieved May 31, 2022.
  4. ^ Ashby, Emily (31 August 2007). "Tak and the Power of Juju review". Common Sense Media. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 7 May 2017.