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"Mighty Max" Day of the Cyclops (1993)

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22 September 1993 (Season 1, Episode 4)
While vacationing with his mom in Turkey, Max is accused of stealing and is imprisoned. However, the jail is no ordinary one, and is built upon the ancient lair of the cyclops and its savage guardian. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Rob Paulsen ... Max (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Jay ... Virgil (voice)

Tress MacNeille ... Max's Mom (voice)

Richard Moll ... Norman (voice)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Gary Hartle (series director)
Produced by
Rob Hudnut .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
John D'Andrea 
Cory Lerios 
Animation Department
Jeff Starling .... background artist
Music Department
Moira Marquis .... music score engineer
Other crew
Kyle C. Hammans .... production accountant
Series Cast
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Maurice LaMarche ... Additional Voices (voice)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Doug Booth  writer
Rob Hudnut  developed for television by
Craig Miller  writer
Elizabeth Stonecipher  writer
Mark Zaslove  developed for television by
Jack Zurla 

Produced by
Mark Zaslove .... supervising producer (season 1)
Sound Department
Eileen Horta .... supervising sound editor
Animation Department
Nathan Chew .... clean-up artist
Russ Mooney .... animation timer
Music Department
Matthias Weber .... music programmer
Other crew
Mike Kadlec .... production coordinator
Mark Zaslove .... story editor (season 1)
Mark Zaslove .... voice director (season 1)

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A burning case of pink eye., 31 January 2014
Author: Foreverisacastironmess from ukwitchcountry

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

A Turkish prison haunted by an ancient feral beast that feeds prisoners to the tentacled living eyeball of the long dead cyclops that once dwelled in the caves below... Man, this show could be so awesome! Although this episode is absolutely inspired by the torture-themed Doom Zone "Mighty Max Outwits Cyclops", the monstrous skull of the cyclops looks very similar to another one, "Mighty Max Escapes From Skull Dungeon", which was one of my favourites when I was little because it was the first one I ever got. There's something in the tone of this one that feels a little extra grim and gritty. The hulking ogre-like Torlak the Torturer is a very threatening and guttural foe, and the sheer amount of punishment he's able to take without dying is just brutal! He survives being stuffed into an iron maiden and thrown into a pit of spikes! Norman's extra kick-ass in this episode, he just lives to fight! I love the super-strong human tossing! Norman's a lot of the fans favourite character, but personally, I don't really have just one - all the main characters together are my favourites, including Skullmaster. This was a great show, but it was just possibly lacking a little in the political correctness department. Every Turkish character in this episode is either morally corrupt or an utter moron. Oh dear, all those armed police officers fighting over one little possibly stolen hat? Love it! And I assume the real Istanbul is a thoroughly modern city, but the shanty town seen in this looks more like a parody of Mos Eisley or something. And no one in the village seems to be too bothered about a talking anthropomorphic bird walking around. Perhaps they thought it was a costume? Meh, minor nitpicking! Little things such as that have no real negative impact on the overall enjoyment of the story. This episode's got some of the best visuals seen yet on the show. Such as the unforgettable gigantic skeleton of the cyclops, and the bizarrely still living predatory eye of the beast that chases our heroes like some kind of freakish octopus - it really is gross! There was an episode of Reboot called "Wizards, Warriors and a Word From our Sponsor" where a similar creature popped up for a second. I like the impressive foreground effect used when Max and Norman enter the cyclops' lair and the creature's tentacles slither away and you don't notice them at first. I'm probably reading a bit too much into it, but I'm not sure how an eye could have eaten them. I think it may have been planning on gooing them to death, or maybe, you know how when you get something small stuck in your eye, if you leave it alone long enough it'll go to the side and disappear..yeah, I think it was planning on doing that! I just mainly love this one because it's such an interesting twist on the cyclops myth, and it doesn't give you the kind of creature you may be expecting. See ya!

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