Max, a 12 year old boy, finds a magical cap that can teleport him across dimensions.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rob Paulsen ...  Max / ... 40 episodes, 1993-1994
Tony Jay ...  Virgil / ... 40 episodes, 1993-1994
Richard Moll ...  Norman 40 episodes, 1993-1994
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Storyline

"Mighty Max" is a cartoon about a boy who is sent a red cap one day and is told that an ancient prophecy foretold him as the "Chosen One" and that he must battle the evil forces of the world, together with Virgil, a talking fowl and Norman, Max's Viking guardian. Written by Cindy L. Brady

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A chosen kid. His bodyguard. And a chicken. Evil doesn't stand a chance.


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TV-Y7
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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Могучий Макс See more »

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Film Roman Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(40 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Show was somewhat controversial for its increasingly dark toned. It featured implied character deaths and other situations deemed too dark or mature for kids. This was especially upsetting to censors as the show was based on a toy line for young children (as opposed to a toy line being created because of the show, the show existed to promote toys which already existed). The creators of the cartoon were nevertheless frustrated by the censorship issues and by the inevitable cancellation. The show was successful and critically acclaimed when it first began. See more »

Quotes

Max: What are we facing this time? A beast? A monster? A demon?
Man #1: It's a beast!
Man #2: It's a monster!
Man #3: It's a demon!
Max: Ha! Ace Ventura always gets it!
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Connections

Spin-off The Adventures of Mighty Max (1994) See more »

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One of the most underrated animated series on television
17 May 1999 | by Brad L. WooldridgeSee all my reviews

Mighty Max, based primarily upon a micro-sized toy line, was a terrific animated series which died prematurely but will always be remembered. Max, a young pre-teen, is the "Cap Bearer", a mystical warrior who is transported all over the world in order to combat evil in many forms. Along for the ride is Virgil, a Lemurian and a sentient owl, and Norman, a Nordic warrior, voiced excellently by Richard Moll. This series was well-animated and acted, and presented good storylines and memorable villains including Skullmaster, maliciously voiced by Tim Curry. The series ender was very peculiarly made, in that it ends with Max and his comrades beginning their adventures all over again, making the show seem seamless, but nonetheless sad. I was privileged to view Mighty Max on a Canadian satellite wild-feed, and taped much of the series, but true fans should petition channels such as Cartoon Network to present Mighty Max to its fans and potential viewers.


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