Wheel Squad
The main characters: Akim, Bob, Jessica and Johnny
GenreAdventure
Comedy-drama
Action
Created byOlivier Dehors
Directed byJean-François Galataud
ComposerTerra Sonica
Country of originFrance
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes39
Production
Executive producersMarie-Pierre Journet
Andy Evans
ProducerGiovanna Milano
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesM6
Rai Fiction
France Animation
DistributorParamount Pictures (Japan)
Release
Original networkM6 (France)
RAI (Italy)
Original releaseSeptember 6, 2000 (2000-09-06) (France)
April 16, 2001 (2001-04-16) (United States) –
2002 (2002)

Wheel Squad is a French animated television series produced by France Animation, Praxinos Animation, Rai Fiction and Energee Entertainment. The show was broadcast on M6 in France between 2000 and 2002. 39 episodes were produced.[1]

Plot

Set in a large, dark metropolis, the protagonists Akim, Jessica, Bob and Johnny are four young geniuses who love extreme sports and together form the staff of the Wheel Squad. The four live in a neighborhood situated on a hill and are constantly in conflict with various villains trying to cause mayhem in the streets as the trio of bandit bikers Snakes, or the greedy Enzo, assistant Mr. Rotter who is the owner of rich company World Mart. There are still Emilie, the daughter of Mr. Rotter and Bob's girlfriend who is a girl who is an ally of Wheels and tries to make the team.

Characters

Wheel Squad

The Snakes

The Snakes are the local vandals of the show and are willing to do anything for money, even forcing little kids into their dirty schemes. They are Willy, Cactus and Alex.

In one episode Jessica had a crush on a boy who was later revealed to be a fourth Snake, who after that only returned to the series when the Snakes created a rollerball team and needed a fourth member.

Supporting

Broadcasting

The series aired on M6 in France starting in 2000. In Italy the series aired on Rai Tre and Rai Gulp, while in Germany it aired on kabel eins & ProSieben.[1] In Spain the series aired on Fox Kids, Antena 3 and Clan. The English dub of Wheel Squad aired on CITV in the United Kingdom, Network Ten in Australia, and Disney Channel in Southeast Asia.

References

  1. ^ a b Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. pp. 289–290. ISBN 9781476672939.