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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
1994 (USA) See more »
Plot:
An invulnerable, somewhat dim, superhero protects The City from all manner of evil-doers. Full summary »
Awards:
2 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Evildoers, I say to you - Knock off all that evil! (this means you, Fox) See more (24 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 31)

Townsend Coleman ... The Tick (36 episodes, 1994-1996)

Rob Paulsen ... Arthur / ... (28 episodes, 1994-1996)

Jess Harnell ... Sewer Urchin / ... (26 episodes, 1994-1996)

Cam Clarke ... Die Fledermaus / ... (25 episodes, 1994-1996)

Kay Lenz ... American Maid (18 episodes, 1994-1997)
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Series Directed by
Hank Tucker (22 episodes, 1995-1996)

Art Vitello (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Liebmann-Smith (6 episodes, 1994-1996)
Christopher McCulloch (6 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ben Edlund (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
Pippin Parker (3 episodes, 1995-1996)
Andy Yerkes (3 episodes, 1995-1996)

Henry Gilroy (unknown episodes)
Randolph Heard (unknown episodes)
Lee Shapiro (unknown episodes)
Ralph Soll (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Hank Tucker .... producer (18 episodes, 1995-1996)
Joe Bacal .... executive producer / producer (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
Tom Griffin .... executive producer / producer (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
C.J. Kettler .... executive producer / producer (5 episodes, 1994-1996)
Ben Edlund .... co-producer (4 episodes, 1994-1996)
Bonni Freeman .... coordinating producer (2 episodes, 1996)

Art Vitello .... producer (unknown episodes)
Carole Weitzman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Doug Katsaros (36 episodes, 1994-1996)
 
Series Film Editing by
Rob Desales (1 episode, 1996)
Peter Grives (1 episode, 1996)
 
Series Production Management
Bonni Freeman .... production manager (1 episode, 1994)
Stephanie Graziano .... executive in charge of production: Graz Entertainment (1 episode, 1994)
Beth Gunn .... production manager (1 episode, 1994)
Dorie Rich .... director of production (1 episode, 1994)
Carole Weitzman .... executive in charge of production: Sunbow Productions (1 episode, 1994)
Gil Iverson .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1996)

Cary Silver .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erik Jan Peterson .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Christopher McCulloch .... storyboard artist (36 episodes, 1994-1996)
Stuart Yellin .... storyboard artist (36 episodes, 1994-1996)
Steve Remen .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 1996)
Brian Clark .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 1996)

Keith Baxter .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Yi-Chih Chen .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
John Dorman .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Thom Enriquez .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
John Fox .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Michael G. Ploog .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Hank Tucker .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Rick Hinson .... supervising sound editor (36 episodes, 1994-1996)
Nello Torri .... sound re-recording mixer (36 episodes, 1994-1996)
Deb Adair .... recording engineer / sound recording engineer (2 episodes, 1994-1996)

Elliot Anders .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Dean Andre .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Dicken Berglund .... foley mixer (unknown episodes)
Scott Brownlee .... sound recording engineer (unknown episodes)
Pete Elia .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Tom Mgrdichian .... sound recording engineer (unknown episodes)
Todd Orr .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Matt Preble .... sound production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Matt Sietz .... additional sound engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Christopher McCulloch .... model designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Ben Edlund .... model designer (unknown episodes)
Patricia Mendelson .... color modelist (unknown episodes)
Andres Nieves .... model designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Dora Case .... animation director / timing director (3 episodes, 1994-1996)
Sue Peters .... animation director (3 episodes, 1994-1996)
Claude Denis .... background layout designer (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jeff Hall .... animation director / timing director (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Phillip Kim .... background color designer (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Bob Treat .... animation director (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Hank Tucker .... animation director (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Helga van den Berge .... ink and paint artist (2 episodes, 1995-1996)

Gary Eggleston .... background color designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Trent Johnson .... telecine colorist (13 episodes, 1994-1995)
Cheryl Campsmith .... on-line editor (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
 
Series Music Department
Jon Smith .... music mixer (36 episodes, 1994-1996)
Steve Griffen .... music editor (13 episodes, 1994-1995)

Terry Reiff .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Joel Albrecht .... production assistant (26 episodes, 1994-1996)
Nina Hahn .... creative consultant (3 episodes, 1994-1996)

Laurie Bean .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Mark Caballero .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Rick Dean .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Drew Graybeal .... background layout design (unknown episodes)
Lisa Graziano .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Alex Greychuck .... overseas supervisor (unknown episodes)
Patty Grives .... track reader (unknown episodes)
Bryan Kregg .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Leane Moreau .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Tamara Shear .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Art Vitello .... story editor / voice director (unknown episodes)
Bruce Zick .... background layout design (unknown episodes)
 

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30 min (36 episodes)
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Trivia:
A fourth season was planned before Fox canceled the series. Some of the fourth season's developments would involve Arthur and Tick moving in with Carmelita, the Terror would find the Fountain of Youth, and that Barry (from "The Tick: The Tick vs. The Tick (#1.7)" (1994)) was revealed to be Carmelita's brother, who was originally destined to wear Arthur's moth suit.See more »
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Tick:Poppa's got a brand-new bag... of fish!See more »
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27 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Evildoers, I say to you - Knock off all that evil! (this means you, Fox), 12 March 2004
Author: DarthBill from United States

Ludicrous, over the top and often hilarious cartoon based on the cult comic book character created by Ben Edlund. If you've read the other reviews, you know by now that the Tick is a 7-foot tall, 400 lbs blue superhero who is in fact a spoof of other superheroes and more often than not, feels as though he were based on the Adam West interpretation of Batman (from the 1960s TV series). The Tick is ungodly strong and ungodly tough, but he's a bit too dense and cheery for his own good, so he relies on his pudgy sidekick Arthur to be the brains between the two. The City they oversee is crawling with superheroes but most of them are either incompetent or cowards or both or maybe just plain crazy (American Maid is one of the few exceptions; Sewer Urchin is a true fish out of water, as he's not very useful on land but quite a bad ass in his natural environment: the sewer), so it's usually up to Tick and Arthur to save the day.

The first season was by far the best, pitting the Tick against the Idea Men, a mad chef, a giant man-dinosaur (Dinosaur Neil), another guy who used the name Tick, a giant lava monster, a mutant killer clown, a big Jaba-the-Hutt like alien, a green clone of himself, and even Arthur's bank account among others! It's hard to believe that Townsend Coleman, who voiced the Tick, was also the voice of Michaelangelo on "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (former turtles-in-arms Cam "Leonardo" Clarke and Rob "Raphael" Paulsen also worked on this show, Clarke as Die Fleadermouse and Paulsen as the 2nd voice of Arthur).

Sadly, both this show and the live action one that starred "Seinfeld" alumnus Patrick Warburton as the Tick, kept getting canceled by Fox.

A while back I picked up "The Tick: The Naked City", which was a collection of the first six Tick issues done by Ben Edlund. I can't quite place my finger on it, but there was something different about the Tick in the original comic book from his cartoon and live action incarnations. The comic book humor, while still zany, was a bit darker. Seeing as how some of the original comics and classic moments from the original comics were adapted for the cartoon (like Tick tearing up Arthur's apartment because he thinks it's a secret headquarters) makes me wish they'd have adapted the ninja story line for the show or at least featured Oedipus (a ninja babe who was kind of like a spoof of the Elektra character who appeared in the Daredevil comics) and Paul the Samurai (the man with the sword disguised as French bread) once. I still haven't read or found any of the other Tick comics so I have no idea really if the comic book Tick eventually evolved into what his cartoon counterpart is or not.

But overall, I loved this show and miss it greatly.

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