background img

The New Stuff

Toon Flashback: Bobby's World
775 Views

Bobby’s World Missing in Animation Toon Flashback


Toon Flashback: Bobby's World

Underwater, the fish don’t stink. It’s not just a statement, it’s a life lesson that could have only come from a single source; Bobby’s World. With that amazing theme, the distinctive voices, and the unlimited story-driven potential of imagination, Bobby’s World was an awesome cartoon. The series boasted nearly a 10 year run on Fox Kids (before there was a Toonzai, a 4Kids, or even a FoxBox) daily programming block. Animated by Film Roman and Alevy Productions, Bobby’s World spanned over 80 episodes, earning numerous awards and notices. Despite ending production nearly 15 years ago, could this show be in line for a relaunch…?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6xqamEd8s0

Bobby’s World starred, of course, Bobby Generic, whose overactive imagination offered various twists and skews on everyday boredom. Howie Mandel (yes, that Howie “Deal or No Deal” Mandel) provided Bobby’s voice and many of the story ideas, while John Tesh (yes, that John “Entertainment Tonight” Tesh) crafted the theme song, along with Michael Hanna.

Popular demand has kept the toon airing in a number of markets, like Fox Family, and including outlets via Saban International and Taffy Entertainment over the years. There have been DVDs made available (“Classic Scratch ‘n’ Sniff Episodes” and “The Signature Episodes”) as well as a video game way back on the Super Nintendo SNES system.

With a booming retro-reach for modern toons (see recent revivals and remakes like Transformers Prime, Nickelodeon’s new Winx Club, etc.) as well as Howie Mandel’s recent surge of popularity in the game show world, there has been a rising clamor to get some new episodes of Bobby’s World. Mandel, himself, expressed interest in the subject, and has stated online that new episodes could very well be in production.

In the meantime, at least we can see Bobby is still around and kicking, even meeting up with Howie on the set of Deal or No Deal.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggERMTeC14A

So what do you think? You ready to have them bring back Bobby’s World?

The following two tabs change content below.
um… the ToonBarn guy, of course! but you can call me Rob

Recently Published

justice-league-thrones-of-atlantis
»

World Premiere of Justice League: Throne of Atlantis on January 12 in Los Angeles

In celebration of the World Premiere screening of Justice League: ...

dragonball-culture
»

REVIEW: Derek Padula’s Dragon Ball Culture

I recently discovered that thedaoofdragonball.com’s Derek Padula ...

tmnt-eyes-of-the-chimera
»

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Opens 2015 With New Episodes

Nickelodeon’s latest take on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will ...

TTG_ep77_MouthHole_Still01
»

New Teen Titans Go! Clip: Mouth Hole

Warner Bros. Animation has just released a new preview clip for the ...

BBC Inks Licensing Deals for Something Special
»

The BBC Children’s Division gets a new CEO

So many changes are a foot, and there will be more in the months ...

DreamWorks Animation
»

Dreamworks Has Hired Two New Presidents:

Dreamworks has had a tough year. Mentioned in the scandal and ...

The-Day-of-Positivity-post
»

Spongebob Squarepants Declares Day of Positivity

In support of the upcoming SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, ...

369d7359700ae2fce23f170ac0a52da31420215673_full
»

Gamestop to Offer Collectible Metal Case Pre-Order Bonus for Dragonball Xenoverse

Dragonball Xenoverse is already a bona fide pre-order in our ...

samurai-warriors-anime
»

FUNimation Secures Rights to Samurai Warriors Anime

FUNimation has recently announced that they have added the anime ...