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Writers:
François-Emmanuel Porché (screenplay)
Claude Scasso (screenplay)
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Walter Melon was an animated series loosely based on the French comic strip, "Achille Talon". Walter Melon and his best friend... See more »
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Not very memorable, but... See more (1 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 13)
Richard Bell ... Walter Melon (1 episode)

Michael McConnohie ... Sneero (1 episode, 1998)
Francine Elcar ... Amelia (1 episode)
Jeremiah Nagle ... Bitterbug (1 episode)
Jean-François Kopf ... Bitterbug (1 episode)

David Pires ... Additional Voices (voice: English version) (1 episode)
Patrick Préjean ... Walter Melon (1 episode)
Martine Regnier ... Amelia (1 episode)
Maurice Sarfati ... Additional Voices (1 episode)
Bernard Woringer ... Sneero (1 episode)
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Series Writing credits
Natalie Altmann (1 episode)
Jean-Michel Bouquardez (1 episode)
Yves Coulon (1 episode)
Philippe Daniau (1 episode)
Sophie Decroisette (1 episode)
Jean-Rémi François (1 episode)
Frédéric Lenoir (1 episode)
Marie-Christine Lenoir (1 episode)
Bruno Merle (1 episode)
Annabelle Perrichon (1 episode)
Bruno Regeste (1 episode)
Florence Sandis (1 episode)
Bertrand Veyne (1 episode)

François-Emmanuel Porché (unknown episodes)
Claude Scasso (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Kenhalo Bernet .... assistant producer (1 episode)

Eric S. Rollman .... co-executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Jeremy Sweet (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Shawn Logue (1 episode)
 
Series Casting by
Jamie Simone (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Christian LeBlanc .... production manager (1 episode)

Kenhalo Bernet .... assistant production manager (unknown episodes)
Nadia Saloom .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
David W. Barr .... dialogue recordist (unknown episodes, 1998)
Kevin Newson .... dialogue recordist (unknown episodes, 1998)
Mark Ettel .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Animation Department
Lionel Allaix .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Philippe Amador .... storyboard supervisor (1 episode)
Jean-Charles Andre .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Hamid Boussouf .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Gustavo Castro .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Eric Chanal .... layout artist (1 episode)
Antoine Dartige .... layout artist (1 episode)
Régis Didry .... layout artist (1 episode)
Alexandre Duval .... layout artist (1 episode)
Sarah François .... layout artist (1 episode)
Sandrine Goalec .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Franck Guillou .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Yannick Lafollas .... background supervisor (1 episode)
Antonia Martineau .... layout artist (1 episode)
George Murphy .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Christophe Pittet .... layout artist (1 episode)
Richard Poulain .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Erick Remy .... layout artist (1 episode)
Isabelle Rifaux .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Philippe Saunier .... layout supervisor / storyboard artist (1 episode)
Marco Sierra .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Christophe Yoshida .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
Augusto Zanovello .... storyboard artist (1 episode)
 
Series Music Department
Michel Dax .... composer: theme music (1 episode)
 
Series Other crew
Matthew Savalas .... voice talent coordinator (unknown episodes, 1998)
Jamie Simone .... voice director (unknown episodes)
 

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Not very memorable, but..., 29 September 2014
Author: Hailey-7 from United States

In the 1980s and 90s following the success of animated adaptations of Franco-Belgian comics such as The Smurfs and Tintin, there were several other attempts to adapt these comics which were virtually unknown outside of Europe for the American "Saturday morning and sugar cereal" crowd among them included Disney's Marsupilami, which was more or less the character in name only.

This show was adapted from a comic called "Achille Talon" created by Michel "Greg" Regnier and first published in "Pilote" (who also gave the world Asterix, among many others) which revolved around a Homer Simpson/Peter Griffin "anti-hero" character and his wacky misadventures in everyday life.

This animation adaptation takes the character and places him in the ultimate dream scenario of almost every preteen boy: "What if you had the chance to take the place of one of your favorite heroes for a day and save the day in their place, like say Luke Skywalker, Captain Kirk, Superman, James Bond, one of the Ninja Turtles or Power Rangers?"

"Hero for Hire" Melon's job was to do just that, occasionally with the help of his sidekick/assistant, Bitterbug.

The series had an interesting concept, but the animation and the writing was never that great and the jokes were not very funny.

The second season scrapped the idea of him taking the place of fictional characters and had him becoming historical figures like Christopher Columbus, Thomas Edison, Neil Armstrong instead in an attempt to be more "educational". The writing and animation, which was never really that great, just suffered. The Lewis and Clark episode is pretty cringe- worthy, especially how they portrayed Sacajawea and Seaman the dog.

Overall, interesting idea could have worked better, if they put more effort into it.

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