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Release Date:
9 September 1989 (USA) See more »
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Kevin Keene, a teenager from Northridge, California, is brought to another universe known as Videoland... See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 39)

Garry Chalk ... King Hippo (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael Donovan ... Eggplant Wizard (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Doc Harris ... Narrator (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Matt Hill ... Kevin 'Captain N' Keene (33 episodes, 1989-1991)

Alessandro Juliani ... Kid Icarus (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Andrew Kavadas ... Simon Belmont (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Doug Parker ... Megaman (33 episodes, 1989-1991)

Ian James Corlett ... Dr. Wily / ... (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Venus Terzo ... Princess Lana (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Tomm Wright ... Duke (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Long John Baldry ... Additional Voices / ... (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Antony Holland ... Additional Voices (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Levi Stubbs ... Mother Brain (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Mark Weatherly ... Additional Voices (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Dorian Barag ... Kevin 'Captain N' Keene (live action main title) (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Louie ... Duke (live action main title) (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Don Brown ... Additional Voices (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Babs Chula ... Additional Voices (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
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Series Directed by
Michael Maliani (13 episodes, 1989)
Chuck Patton (13 episodes, 1990)
John Grusd (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Writing credits
Jeffrey Scott (13 episodes, 1989)
Dennis O'Flaherty (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Matt Uitz (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Maurer (4 episodes, 1990)
Dorothy Middleton (3 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Ehrman (2 episodes, 1990)
Sean Roche (2 episodes, 1990)

Series Produced by
Jamie Edlin .... producer: live action main title (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Andy Heyward .... executive producer (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Robby London .... coordinating producer (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Michael Maliani .... producer / supervising producer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Kenneth T. Ito .... associate producer (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
John O'Sullivan Francis Jr. .... supervising associate producer (13 episodes, 1989)
John Grusd .... producer (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Original Music by
Michael Tavera (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Shuki Levy (13 episodes, 1989)
Haim Saban (13 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Film Editing by
Gregory K. Bowron (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard Bruce Elliott (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Allan Gelbart (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
 
Series Casting by
Stu Rosen (13 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Management
Thierry P. Laurin .... executive in charge of post-production (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Winnie Chaffee .... executive in charge of production / production executive (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Stacey Gallishaw .... assistant production executive / production supervisor (20 episodes, 1989-1991)
Brian A. Miller .... production supervisor / executive in charge of production (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dawn Jackson .... assistant production executive (13 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Art Department
Timothy Burgard .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Budd Lewis .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steve Swaja .... prop designer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Michael Swanigan .... storyboard artist (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Larry Nelson .... prop designer (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Ryan Anthony .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1989)
Armando Carrillo .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1989)
Kurt Conner .... storyboard supervisor (13 episodes, 1989)
Romeo Francisco .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1989)
Adrian Gonzales .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1989)
Glen Hill .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1989)
Brad Rader .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1989)
Robert Souza .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1989)
Burpo .... storyboard clean-up (13 episodes, 1990)
Michael Diederich .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1990)
Robert Dranko .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1990)
Ken Harsha .... storyboard clean-up (13 episodes, 1990)
Gilbert Hung .... prop designer (13 episodes, 1990)
William T. Hurtz .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1990)
Steven Dean Moore .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1990)
Tom Nesbitt .... storyboard artist (13 episodes, 1990)
Vincent Davis .... storyboard slugging (7 episodes, 1991)
Romeo Lopez .... storyboard clean-up (7 episodes, 1991)
Rudy Messina .... storyboard clean-up (7 episodes, 1991)
Bill Reed .... storyboard slugging (7 episodes, 1991)
Linda Rowley .... storyboard supervisor (7 episodes, 1991)
Wayne Schulz .... prop designer (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Sound Department
Michael J. Cowan .... supervising sound engineer (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Heather C. Elliott .... dialogue editor (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Ron Fedele .... dialogue editor (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Theresa Gilroy-Nielsen .... dialogue editor (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Jim Hodson .... re-recording engineer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Anne Mathisen .... recording assistant (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Peter Tomaszewicz .... dialogue editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Donald P. Zappala .... dialogue editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Elvida Abella .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Gregory K. Bowron .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Richard Bruce Elliott .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Richard S. Gannon .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Robert T. Gillis .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Anna Granfors .... track reader (13 episodes, 1989)
Peter Harvey .... recording assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Mark McCorkle .... recording assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Don Parker .... recording assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Michelle Rochester .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Robert Schooley .... recording assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Daniela Spiwak .... recording assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
John Tirpak .... recording assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Gary Katsuya Ushino .... recording assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Victor Villegas .... recording assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Bill Koepnick .... sound effects (13 episodes, 1990)
Robert O'Brien .... dialogue editor (13 episodes, 1990)
Alvin Sanders .... recording assistant (13 episodes, 1990)
Shirley McGregor Ford .... recording assistant (7 episodes, 1991)
Ray Leonard .... re-recording engineer (7 episodes, 1991)
Lida Saskova .... dialogue editor (7 episodes, 1991)
Paca Thomas .... sound effects (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Animation Department
Sandi Hathcock .... lip assignment (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Derdad Aghamalian .... color designer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Fil Barlow .... character designer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Allyn Conley .... color designer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Ed Lee .... character designer / character supervisor (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Hector Martinez .... color backgrounds (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gary Montalbano .... background designer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Steven Olds .... background designer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Sean Platter .... background designer (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Richard Ziehler-Martin .... color backgrounds (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Maureen Trueblood .... character designer / lip models (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richie Chavez .... background designer (13 episodes, 1989)
Russell G. Chong .... background designer (13 episodes, 1989)
Michael Diederich .... character designer (13 episodes, 1989)
Paul A. Felix .... background designer (13 episodes, 1989)
Michael Goguen .... character designer (13 episodes, 1989)
Ann Guenther .... color backgrounds (13 episodes, 1989)
Jeff Hall .... lip assignment (13 episodes, 1989)
Kent Holaday .... lip assignment (13 episodes, 1989)
Sharon Huth .... color designer (13 episodes, 1989)
Ray Shenusay .... background designer (13 episodes, 1989)
Alex Stevens .... background designer (13 episodes, 1989)
Marcelo Vignali .... character designer (13 episodes, 1989)
Timothy Barnes .... color backgrounds (13 episodes, 1990)
Joe Barruso .... character designer (13 episodes, 1990)
Brooks Campbell .... color backgrounds (13 episodes, 1990)
Suzette Darling .... color designer (13 episodes, 1990)
Tim Flattery .... color backgrounds (13 episodes, 1990)
Drew Graybeal .... background designer (13 episodes, 1990)
Bari Greenberg .... color backgrounds (13 episodes, 1990)
Sue Hutchins .... color designer (13 episodes, 1990)
Tim Maloney .... color backgrounds (13 episodes, 1990)
Michael Mitchell .... character designer (13 episodes, 1990)
Jiunn Yu .... character designer (13 episodes, 1990)
Burpo .... character designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Larry Cariou .... overseas supervisor (7 episodes, 1991)
Alison Gefre .... color designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Kathryn Gilmore .... color designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Donn Greer .... character designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Gilbert Hung .... background designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Joan Igawa .... color backgrounds (7 episodes, 1991)
Sandy Kopitopoulos .... character designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Stephen Lee .... color backgrounds (7 episodes, 1991)
Warren Manser .... background designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Amado Sangalang .... background designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Teri Shikasho .... color backgrounds (7 episodes, 1991)
Vladimir Spasojevic .... background designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Charles Zembillas .... character designer (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Editorial Department
Fifun A. Amini .... post-production assistant / post-production coordinator / ... (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Kimberly C. Francis .... assistant executive in charge of post-production (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Trudy Alexander .... assistant editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Richard S. Gannon .... supervising editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kris Gilpin .... assistant editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dennis Graham .... videotape supervisor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Anna Granfors .... format editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Susan Odjakjian .... format editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Elvida Abella .... videotape supervisor (13 episodes, 1989)
Phil R. Defibaugh .... videotape supervisor (13 episodes, 1989)
Lars Floden .... format editor (13 episodes, 1989)
William P. Magee .... format editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Karen Rosenbloom .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Nye Tucker .... post-production assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Donald P. Zappala .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Mario Di Mambro .... videotape supervisor (13 episodes, 1990)
Warren Taylor .... format editor (13 episodes, 1990)
Mel Ashkenas .... format editor (7 episodes, 1991)
Jill Goularte .... format editor (7 episodes, 1991)
Gerri Kessler .... videotape supervisor (7 episodes, 1991)
Tonda S. Lark .... videotape supervisor (7 episodes, 1991)
Maria C. Mercado .... post-production coordinator (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Music Department
Stuart Goetz .... music editor / supervising music editor (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Melissa Ellis .... assistant music supervisor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Joanne Miller .... music supervisor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Judy Sampson-Brown .... assistant music supervisor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Barron Abramovitch .... music engineer / music mixer (13 episodes, 1989)
Andrew Dimitroff .... music supervisor (13 episodes, 1989)
Michael Tavera .... music arranger / orchestrator (13 episodes, 1989)
Gregory K. Bowron .... music editor (13 episodes, 1990)
Daniel J. Johnson .... music editor (13 episodes, 1990)
John Mortarotti .... supervising music editor (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Other crew
Lori Crawford .... script supervisor (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Kit Hudson .... director: live action main title (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
William A. Ruiz .... assistant script supervisor (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Minoru Terao .... translator (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Renee Toporzysek .... production assistant (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Kazuko Yamamoto .... translator (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
Josanne B. Lovick .... talent coordinator (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Greg Morton .... voice director (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Noriko Norvell .... translator (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Doug Parker .... talent coordinator (26 episodes, 1989-1990)
Eben F. Eldridge .... assistant script supervisor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Trace Ellis .... production staff (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chris Hammond .... production staff (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dorothy Middleton .... story editor (20 episodes, 1990-1991)
Steven Gold .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Jose Gonzalez .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1989)
Marsha Goodman .... voice director (13 episodes, 1989)
Kenneth T. Ito .... production coordinator (13 episodes, 1989)
Ellen Levy-Sarnoff .... creative consultant (13 episodes, 1989)
George Robinson .... assistant script supervisor (13 episodes, 1989)
Stu Rosen .... voice director (13 episodes, 1989)
Rumio Satoh .... translator (13 episodes, 1989)
Jeffrey Scott .... story editor (13 episodes, 1989)
Danielle Ferraro .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1990)
Wendi Laski .... talent coordinator (13 episodes, 1990)
Grant Leavins .... production assistant (13 episodes, 1990)
Brian McGowan .... production staff (13 episodes, 1990)
Marian Sloan .... talent coordinator (13 episodes, 1990)
Randall Wade .... talent coordinator (13 episodes, 1990)
Vickie Yeo .... production staff (13 episodes, 1990)
Patrick Amschler .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1991)
Madeleine Bascom .... voice director (7 episodes, 1991)
Winnie Chaffee .... overseas consultant (7 episodes, 1991)
Joseph Cho .... translator (7 episodes, 1991)
Joshua Lou Friedman .... production staff (7 episodes, 1991)
Andy Heyward .... creative supervisor (7 episodes, 1991)
J.W.N. Hicks .... talent coordinator (7 episodes, 1991)
Minnie S.M. Kim .... translator (7 episodes, 1991)
Amanda Ruhland .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1991)
Jung R. Son .... translator (7 episodes, 1991)
Kurt Weldon .... production coordinator (7 episodes, 1991)
 

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Also Known As:
"Captain N and the Video Game Masters" - USA (syndication title)
"Captain N: Game Master" - USA (promotional title)
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25 min (34 episodes)
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The series was released on DVD on February 27, 2007. It includes all 13 episodes of season one, and 13 of the 14 episodes from season two (only the When Mother Brain Rules clip show is omitted.) Season three is not included as licensing issues mean it is a separate series.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The show made the Triforce of Wisdom green and the Triforce of Courage blue. It's supposed to be the other way around.See more »
Quotes:
Princess Lana:I'm afraid we can't hold out much longer. Kid Icarus, your loyalty has never diminished.
Kid Icarus:Just doing my duty, your highnikus.
Princess Lana:Megaman, you fought bravely, and well.
Megaman:A pleasure to serve you, your worship.
Princess Lana:Simon, you've been our anchor in a long and terrible storm.
Simon Belmont:I know.
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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Nintendo Blasphemy!, 6 May 2007
Author: brando647 from Spring Hill, FL

I almost gave this show a higher rating purely for nostalgia reasons. Although, it's probably the nostalgia that keeps me from giving it the lower rating it probably deserves. I grew up in the 80's and was the perfect age for 'Captain N' when it originally aired. I loved it back then, but then again, I was young and naive. I was happy enough just seeing characters from my favorite video games brought together in one show. Nowadays, my views have shifted drastically. The series was recently released on DVD, so I immediately ran out and picked up a copy. I figured it was a good way to relive one of my favorite shows from my childhood and share with my children in the future. What was I thinking?

The premise is this: every Nintendo game is actually a separate world and the worlds are connected by warp zones. Ruling over this "Videoland" is Princess Lana, who is aided by Simon Belmont (of 'Castlevania'), Kid Icarus (Pit, from 'Kid Icarus'), and Megaman. Videoland is constantly under attack by the 'Forces of Chaos', led by Mother Brain from 'Metroid'. During one such attack, Lana is forced to call on the power of the 'Ultimate Warp Zone', which is prophecised to bring a powerful warrior to fight the forces of evil. The powerful warrior: a kid named Kevin Keene, from the real world, who happens to be really, really good at video games and his dog, Duke.

For a kids' show, it doesn't sound too bad, right? Well, maybe if they had put a little more thought into it. One of my major complaints (and a popular complaint from anyone who's watched the show) was the depiction of the characters. People who have played the video game have certain expectations when the characters are brought to another medium. Belmont, in the video games, gives off the impression of a skilled warrior, noble and strong. In the show, Belmont is portrayed as a narcissistic wuss, frequently running from battle with a high-pitched whine. My only real beef with Megaman and Kid Icarus are their speech mannerisms. By the end of the first episode, I was ready to beat the crap out of them if Megaman preceded one more word with 'Mega' or if Kid Icarus added '-icus' or 'maximus' to another statement. A lot of people complain about Megaman's appearance, complaining that it isn't his famous blue armor. It looks to me like they modeled the character after the packaging for the first Megaman game released for the NES back in 1987, so I see no real reason to complain. I won't even bother wasting space in discussing the so-called "villains"...not even worth it.

Something that got on my nerves, but was to be expected, was how annoyingly corny the episodes were. I know a lot of kids' shows are corny so I can't hold it against 'Captain N', but there were points where I was left baffled at how completely stupid something was. Example: what was the purpose of making the elven king of Faxanadu (Episode 2.8 - The Feud of Faxanadu) a blue Elvis Presley clone? And for that matter, why was the dwarven queen a Barbara Streisand wannabe? And I still don't understand the whole Puss 'n Boots episode (Episode 2.7 - Once Upon a Time Machine). Something about that whole episode seemed completely off.

Of course, after watching the show, it is obvious to see that it was basically used as a 30-minute long commercial for the newest in Nintendo's line-up. With episodes centered completely on 'The Adventures of Bayou Billy' and 'Paperboy', you could practically hear the cash registers in the background. And don't get me started on the character of Gameboy, the walking, talking advertisement for Nintendo's newest hand-held game system that became a series regular in season 2.

After spouting off about the series's weaknesses so much, one would think I found nothing good about the show, but that's not true. It did occasionally have a moral to the story and besides, my complaints come from the standpoint of a matured adult, which isn't exactly the target audience for the program. When I watched the show years ago, I loved it. The idea of a kid being sucked into his favorite video games and getting to meet all of the characters he loved. I was addicted, and I overlooked the many inconsistencies. So, while it's definitely not award-winning material and it never really stays true to the subject matter, I still can't wait to introduce the show to my kids when they're old enough.

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