Zazoo U
Created byShane DeRolf
Written by
  • Pamela Hickey
  • Dennys McCoy
Voices of(See "Voice cast")
Opening themeU Matta
Ending themeU Matta (instrumental)
ComposerJim Covell
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13 (list of episodes)
Executive producersPhil Roman
Shane de Rolf
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesFilm Roman
Fox Children's Productions
Original release
NetworkFox (Fox Children's Network)
ReleaseSeptember 8 (1990-09-08) –
December 8, 1990 (1990-12-08)

Zazoo U is an American animated television series that aired on Fox Children's Network block on Saturday mornings from September 8 to December 8, 1990.[1][2] The show was created by children's author Shane DeRolf.[3]

Ownership of the series passed to Disney in 2001 when Disney acquired Fox Kids Worldwide.[4][5][6] The entire series, however, has yet to premiere on Disney+ yet.


The series follows the antics of a university college populated by different animals.[7]

Voice cast



No.TitleOriginal air date
1"The Nine Mile Pile"September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)
All the students arrive at Zazoo U for the first class, and immediately struggle to adjust to the school and to each other.
2"The Crayon Box That Talked"September 15, 1990 (1990-09-15)
A box of talking crayons is discovered; each crayon wants to be the greatest of the box, and befriends each of the students to try to succeed.
3"The Search for the Meaning of Life"September 22, 1990 (1990-09-22)
A troubled Tess sets out on a quest to find the meaning of life.
4"Yesterday's Zoo"September 29, 1990 (1990-09-29)
Boink, Tess and Bully search for Zazoo U's Janitor, and discover a world of past bygone relics.
5"Is Bigger Better?"October 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
The students enter a dispute about whether bigger means better. The dispute soon goes into bigger, but not better, dimensions.
6"Har V and Sue"October 13, 1990 (1990-10-13)
Tess and Grizzle fall out as friends, and vie for Boink's affections.
7"Bully Loses His Temper"October 20, 1990 (1990-10-20)
Bully gets mad and loses his temper; an enraged miniature version of himself jumps out and storms around wreaking destruction. The class must now get the Temper back to Bully.
8"Share a Chair"October 27, 1990 (1990-10-27)
Everybody at Zazoo U gets a special gadget-laden custom schoolchair, except for Grizzle. But no one will share with him, so he gets despondent and wanders off, leading the class to search for him.
9"Ms. Devine's Blues"November 3, 1990 (1990-11-03)
Miss Devine is dejected about her pet Rarf being unremarkable, and thus possibly a worthless nothing. Rarf goes out of his way to prove he is special to her.
10"No Strings Attached"November 10, 1990 (1990-11-10)
Boink discovers invisible strings that can be seen only with the imagination. But his messing around with the strings causes the laws of physics to go seriously awry.
11"Money for Music"November 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)
The class work to earn money to get new musical instruments. Grizzle and Tess try all sorts of money-making schemes, while Boink and Bully go around looking for donations.
12"One Single Seed"December 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)
The school is invaded by an alien... a talent agent who's looking for the next big star. The agent himself possesses creativity, but can the others help him realize his potential?
13"Boinks's Rap"December 8, 1990 (1990-12-08)
Everybody gets ready for the school talent show, and all sorts of incredible antics and performances are in store. But Boink gets a serious case of stage fright, so it's up to the others to coax the show's best act out of him.


  1. ^ TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes & Noble. 2004. pp. 720. ISBN 0-7607-5634-1.
  2. ^ "Television Today Networks Starting to Ease Off on War Coverage to Pay the Bills". The Salt Lake Tribune. USA. January 24, 1991. Retrieved 6 August 2011. The original episode entitled "First Encounter" will air at 6 am replacing Zazoo U. which is on hiatus, according to Fox Broadcasting.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 939–940. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  4. ^ "U.S. Copyright Public Records System".
  5. ^ "Disney+ and Missing Saban Entertainment & Fox Kids-Jetix Worldwide Library - StreamClues". 14 September 2022. Archived from the original on 26 December 2022. Retrieved 2 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Liste - BVS Entertainment | Séries".
  7. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 724. ISBN 978-1538103739.