The first round of the ToonOlympics continues! The voting on our first 6 matches has been terrific! We need more judges, so tell your friends about the ToonOlympics, so everyone can vote. We really want to make this a worldwide event. So far, here are the numbers as of Friday, August 10, at Noon (EDT):
Sidekick (CANADA) = 23 Votes
Chhota Bheem (INDIA) = 4 Votes
El Chavo (MEXICO) = 11 Votes
Horrid Henry (UNITED KINGDOM) = 6 Votes
Huntik: Secrets & Seekers (ITALY) = 13 Votes
Punky (IRELAND) = 6 Votes
Totally Spies! (FRANCE) = 12 Votes
Doraemon (JAPAN) = 5 Votes
Escola pra Cachorro (Doggy Day School) (BRAZIL) = 12 Votes
Mountain of Gems (RUSSIA) = 1 Votes
Century Sonny (CHINA) = 9 Votes
Freej (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) = 3 Votes
As a reminder, these polls will remain open until all the first round matches are done. If you haven’t voted yet, go HERE to vote for Match 1, go HERE to vote for Match 2, go HERE to vote for Match 3, go HERE to vote for Match 4, go HERE to vote for Match 5, and go HERE to vote for Match 6. The ToonOlympics competition continues today with our 7th match of the first round. The matchup is between USA and Spain. The cartoon from USA is called Phineas and Ferb. Phineas and Ferb is going up against a Spanish cartoon series called Lucky Fred.
Before we start the match, if this is your first visit to the ToonOlympics, you can go back and catch the opening ceremonies, hosted by our resident cartoon, ToonBarn Harry, at this link:
LET THE MATCH BEGIN!
Lucky Fred (SPAIN)
Lucky Fred is a Spanish animated TV series. Created by Imira Productions in 2011. It aired in Disney Channel (Spain) on November 1, 2011 and Nickelodeon Philippines on February 18, 2012.
Fred is a 15-year-old boy who was walking one day and saw a robot crash, which will turn into any electronical thing Fred wants it to be. Friday, the robot, was supposed to belong to Fred’s next door neighbor Briana, a.k.a. top secret agent Brains, who Fred helps to protect the planet.
Fred Luckpuig (Voiced by Rupert Degas)- Fred Luckpuig is a high school freshman, upbeat, cheerful and enthusiastic. An impulsive and social guy. Like most 15-year-olds, Fred prefers to take the easy way, or the coolest way, when it comes to solving difficult problems, especially if they involve school. He tries his hardest when he wants to impress his buddies, or the girl he likes. Fred has a somewhat unworried self-confidence and is loyal to death to his friends Friday and Brains. Sometimes, when panic strikes him, he gets in a tizzy and can’t make any decisions or he makes the worst of them. No doubt that Fred is not the most suitable person to look after such a powerful robot as Friday. Unfortunately, Fred can’t give it back, and even if he could, he wouldn’t. And that’s because Fred loves his robot friend and carefully looks after him. He really enjoys being with him. Can there be anything more fun than a transformer-robot that can turn into a huge 4×4 car for mud races? Or anything handier than a friend capable of turning into a tunnelling machine when you fancy going underneath the earth’s crust?
Agent Brains(A.K.A. Braianna Robeaux) (Voiced by Liz Sankey)- Agent Brains is amazing. She’s academically brilliant, humble, cultivated and totally in control. She is agile and strong like an Olympic gymnast with a black belt in every single martial art throughout the Galaxy, having been taught at the Protectors’ Academy, where she was trained, and taught everything except how to be a normal girl. Now that she has been assigned to be on the Earth, she has to make an effort in order to pass for ‘Braianna Robeaux’, a nerdy awkward almost invisible girl, with bad attendance and bad grades. All the teachers think that Braianna doesn’t try hard enough. When Brains is on duty, she radiates self-confidence and proves to be a real expert in engineering and robotic science. However, while at school, she feels insecure and incapable of understanding the nuances of the enigmatic human relations. Deep inside, Brains would like to be like every other girl.
Friday (Voiced by Paul Kaye)- Friday is a shape-shifting robot capable of turning into anything that Fred orders. Normally, it’s something fun, like a flying schoolbag, or a pair of basketball shoes that make you jump to the basket. Friday loves going to school with Fred hidden in his bag, transformed into a watch, or an mp3 player. Friday obeys Fred’s orders like his little brother, doing everything he says with enthusiasm. Friday is like a big kid—enthusiastic, impulsive, impatient and playful. For Friday, every day on this strange planet called Earth is a party and he explores Fred’s world like a kid in a candy store. Friday is a very sophisticated machine, but he has his weak points. For example, if he gets wet, he can get short-circuited and behave in an unexpected way, or if he gets too close to a magnet, his memory will be severely damaged. Friday was conceived as a powerful weapon for the protection of the Earth and programmed to obey only his master’s voice, who was meant to be Agent Brains. When Friday was sent to the Earth, a little accident caused that he fell beside Fred, instead of landing on Agent Brains’ runway platform. However, Brains’ dad, Super Commander of the Protectors, still believes that everything turned out as planned and that the Annihilator is still under Brains’ control.
Created By: Myriam Ballesteros
No. of Episodes: 52
Length of Episodes: 11 min
Country of Origin: Spain
Originally Aired: November 1, 2011 – present
Here is a trailer for an episode of Lucky Fred (Red Button):
Here is the Opening of the Show in English:
Phineas and Ferb (USA)
Phineas and Ferb is an American animated television comedy-musical series. Originally broadcast as a preview on August 17, 2007, and officially premiered on February 1, 2008 on Disney Channel, the series follows Phineas Flynn and his English stepbrother Ferb Fletcher on summer vacation. Every day, the boys embark on some grand new project, which annoys their controlling sister, Candace, who frequently tries to reveal their shenanigans to the boys’ mother, Linda Flynn-Fletcher, and less frequently to their father, Lawrence Fletcher. The series follows a standard plot system; running gags occur every episode, and the B-Plot almost always features Perry the Platypus acting as a spy (“Agent P”) for the OWCA (Organization Without a Cool Acronym), to fight an evil scientist named Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. However, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, or Doof as he refers to himself, feels the need to assert his evilness. Sometimes, other villains scoff at his level of evil. The two plots intersect at the end to erase all traces of the boys’ project just before Candace can show it to their mother. This usually leaves Candace very frustrated.
Creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh worked together on the Nickelodeon series Rocko’s Modern Life. The Creators also voice two of the main B-plot characters: Major Monogram and Dr. Doofenshmirtz. Phineas and Ferb was conceived after Povenmire sketched a triangular boy—the blueprint for the eponymous Phineas—in a restaurant. Povenmire and Marsh developed the series concept together and pitched to networks for 16 years before securing a run on Disney Channel.
The series is also known for its musical numbers, which have appeared in almost every episode since the first-season “Flop Starz”. Disney’s managers particularly enjoyed the episode’s song, “Gitchee, Gitchee Goo”, and requested that a song appear in each subsequent episode. The show’s creators write and record each number, and vary musical tempo depending on each song’s dramatic use. The music has earned the series a total of four Emmy nominations: in 2008 for the main title theme and for the song “I Ain’t Got Rhythm” from the episode “Dude, We’re Getting the Band Back Together”, and then in 2010 for the song “Come Home Perry” from the episode “Oh, There You Are, Perry” as well as one for its score. The series has also been popular with adults. Phineas and Ferb is currently on its third season.
The show follows the adventures of stepbrothers Phineas Flynn (voiced by Vincent Martella) and Ferb Fletcher (voiced by Thomas Sangster), who live in the fictional town of Danville, somewhere in the Tri-State area. Their older sister, Candace Flynn (voiced by Ashley Tisdale), is obsessed with two things throughout the show. One is “busting” Phineas and Ferb’s schemes and ideas, usually calling their mother to report the boys’ activities in an attempt to get them in trouble, but is never successful because of events that transpire in another subplot. Second is that she is obsessed with a boy named Jeremy (voiced by Mitchel Musso) that she wants to be her boyfriend. Meanwhile, the boys’ pet platypus, Perry, acts as a secret agent for an all-animal government organization called the O.W.C.A. (“Organization Without a Cool Acronym”), fighting Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.
Much of the series’ humor relies on running gags used in every episode, with slight variation. For example, when Phineas has a new idea, he says, “Ferb, I know what we’re gonna do today!” Phineas and Ferb, along with other characters, then ask, “Hey, where’s Perry?”. In several episodes, an adult will ask Phineas if he is a little young to be performing some complex activities, to which he responds “Yes, yes I am.” When Perry is called in for a mission for the O.W.C.A., he uses various hidden passageways all over the house to enter his lair. Dr. Doofenshmirtz almost always, with a few exceptions, names his evil creations “-Inators”. (e.g., Shrink-inator, Giant Dog Biscuit-inator, and “Eradicate Rodney’s -Inator”-inator). Perry and Doofenshmirtz’s confrontations generally lead to the destruction or disappearance of whatever Phineas and Ferb are constructing or taking part in that day, leaving Candace shocked (“Bu-Bu-Bu-Bu-But…!”) and her mother unconvinced.
Aspects of the show’s humor are aimed at adults, including its frequent pop-cultural references. Co-creator Dan Povenmire, sought to create a show that was less raunchy than Family Guy—having previously worked on the show—but had the same reliance on comic timing, metahumor, humorous blank stares, wordplay and breaking the 4th wall. Povenmire describes the show as a combination of Family Guy and SpongeBob SquarePants. Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, the other co-creator, said the show was not created just for kids; he simply did not exclude them as an audience.
On August 25, 2011, the show was picked up for a fourth season on Disney Channel, a possible spin-off and feature film for the series. Disney Channel officially announced on November 9, 2011 that the fourth season was picked up with new episodes rolling out through 2014.
Phineas Flynn (voiced by Vincent Martella)- Like other characters, his age is not mentioned. Phineas, along with his stepbrother Ferb Fletcher, star in the A-Plot of every episode. The series concerns Phineas’s attempts to avoid boredom by finding something new to do every day of the summer vacation. He does this with his less-talkative stepbrother Ferb, and often with many other neighborhood children. He is known to be very selfless and energetic. Phineas has many catch phrases like “Oh, there you are, Perry” or “Hey, Ferb! I know what we’re going to do today!” and “Hey, where’s Perry?”.
Ferb Fletcher (voiced by Thomas Sangster) is Phineas’s green-haired, intelligent but laconic stepbrother from England. Ferb and his stepbrother, Phineas Flynn, spend their days during their summer vacation having fun. They are featured in every episode’s A-Plot constructing large scale inventions or taking part in other outlandish activities. Ferb, an engineering genius, allows Phineas to do most of the talking for the pair and is described as “more of a man of action” by Phineas, which makes him more of a plot device than a developed character. Ferb is more likely to sing than speak, but most often has a one-liner in the episodes. Ferb is named after a friend of the show’s creators who was an expert on tools and, at times, stayed rather silent.
Candace Flynn (voiced by Ashley Tisdale) is Phineas’s fifteen-year-old older sister and Ferb’s stepsister. She first appeared in the pilot episode along with the other main characters who star in the A-Plot in which she is usually the main antagonist. Candace does not approve of the inventions her brothers create, and during each episode she attempts to “bust her brothers” by showing their mom. Her best friend is Stacy Hirano. Candace also has an obvious crush on Jeremy Johnson, but she is oblivious to the fact he likes her back. She comes from a reconstituted family, featured in the show because the series’ creators considered it underused in children’s programming as well as Marsh’s past experiences in one.
Isabella Garcia-Shapiro (voiced by Alyson Stoner) is a Jewish Mexican girl. She is one of the brothers’ best friends and has an obvious crush on Phineas Flynn, of which he is unaware, though he has shown he cares for her from time to time. She is known for the catchphrase, “Whatcha doin’?” and is the leader of the Fireside Girls troop 46231. The troop often helps Phineas and Ferb in their projects. She is named after series creator Dan Povenmire’s oldest daughter.
Perry the Platypus (Agent P) (vocal effects by Dee Bradley Baker) is Phineas and Ferb’s pet platypus and first appeared along with a large portion of the main cast in the pilot episode “Rollercoaster.” Perry is featured as the star of the B-Plot, for all but one episode of the series, alongside his arch-nemesis, Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. He is a primarily silent character, with the only noises being the occasional rattling of his bill. Agent P gets his missions, which almost always involve Doofenshmirtz, from Major Monogram, and then proceeds to foil the nasty schemes that comes down to destroying the -Inators that were built by Doofenshmirtz.
Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz (voiced by Dan Povenmire) is a mad scientist appearing in all but one episode’s B-Plots thus far. He is the father to teenager Vanessa Doofenshmirtz and is the head of his own company, Doofenshmirtz Evil Inc. Depending on the episode, Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s main goal is to either destroy or rule the Tri-State Area which was suggested to him as a starting point before trying to take over the world. Routinely bumbling, incompetent, and forgetful, Doofenshmirtz’s plans, always involving various gadgets and inventions, have been thwarted by Perry the Platypus (Agent P). After most defeats, he shouts his catchphrase, “Curse you, Perry the Platypus!” His first invention as a child was simply called “Inator”, which led to his modern contraptions usually ending with the suffix of the same name.
Throughout the series, Doofenshmirtz’s flashbacks (of which are often told after Perry has been captured) explore his mentally abusive and lonely childhood growing up in the fictional village Gimmelshtump, Druelselstein. Before becoming an evil scientist, Doofenshmirtz was a bratwurst vender until being put out of business by the hot dog industry. Doofenshmirtz usually monologues and displays acts of cartoon-style physical violence towards his nemesis Perry, a skilled anthropomorphic platypus secret agent.
No. of episodes: 167
Length of each episode: 22 min (2- 11 min segments)
Country of origin: USA
Originally Aired: August 17, 2007 – present
Here is a video of Phineas and Ferb (The Mom Attractor):
The time has come to decide which you like better: USA’s Phineas and Ferb or Spain’s Lucky Fred?
- Phineas and Ferb (USA) (92%, 34 Votes)
- Lucky Fred (SPAIN) (8%, 3 Votes)
Your ToonOlympics Match 7 Choice is:
Total Voters: 37
Match 8 of the ToonOlympics is all lined up for Monday. Join us again on Monday to Vote for either Germany or Australia.
Germany is being represented by Die Bien Maja:
Australia is being represented by Zeke’s Pad:
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