Olliver's Adventures

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Olliver's Adventures
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Created byEdward Kay
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes
  • 39 (117 shorts)
  • 1 special
Production
Running time22 minutes (7 minutes per short)
Production company(s)
DistributorDecode Entertainment
Release
Original networkTeletoon
First shown inApril 15, 2001[1][2]
Original releaseSeptember 3, 2002 (2002-09-03)[2] –
March 20, 2005 (2005-03-20)[2]
External links
Distribution website

Olliver's Adventures is a Canadian animated television series that originally aired on Teletoon on September 3, 2002 with the first 13 episodes.[2] It was produced by Collideascope Digital and Decode Entertainment and consists of 117 shorts or 39 episodes of 3 shorts each,[3] along with a pilot special.

Plot[edit]

The show is about a young boy named Olliver (Ollie) who invents a world of his own using his imagination, creating stories that reconfigure his everyday life and impressions of the world into epic adventures.

Characters[edit]

Ollie (Joanne Miller) usually has his toys as his companions:

  • Jorge the iguana (Glenn Lefchak)
  • Trog the strong caveman
  • Tara the woman (Tara Doyle)
  • Zoomerax the alien
  • Beano the dog
  • The Giant Big Sisters
  • Mom
  • Dad

Episodes[edit]

Pilot special[edit]

The pilot special, written by Edward Kay and directed by Sean Scott,[4] was named Ollie's Under-the-Bed Adventures and won a Gemini Award for Best Animated Program.[5] It consists of 10 two-minute shorts,[6] and premiered on Teletoon on April 15, 2001.[1]

Season 1 (2002)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [7]Original air date
11"Ice Storm / Albertasaur-I-Oh! / Saving Sublantis"TBA
22"Air Show / Tales of an Arabian Fright / Wise Man on the Mountain"TBA
33"Ollie Hood and His Merry Men / Honey, I Shrunk the Jorge / The Aliens Are Coming!"TBA
44"Sufferin' Sasquatch / Clone Alone / Asteroid Belt"TBA
55"Time Out / The Great Escape / Back Seat Driver"TBA
66"Hectic Celtic / Choc-O-Files / Attack of the 50-Foot Furball"TBA
77"Vikings from Space / He's Got the Whole World in His Hands / Tremors"TBA
88"Warpo General Hospital / Toys R' Bust / The Weakest Don't Think"TBA
99"Wish Hard / It's a Fullawart's Life / Olliver and the Beanstalk"TBA
1010"Raisin a Stink / What a Pain in the Neck / Wolfman Zack"TBA
1111"Waiting for Mummy / Abominable Snow, Man / Cool Etudes"TBA
1212"Who Is Taylor Irksome / Jorge-Zilla / Kidsky & Clutch"TBA
1313"Tooth Loose / Being Cray Baddie / Whale of a Time"TBA

Season 2 (2003)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
141"Olliver Fast Sledder / Tall Ships Ahoy! / Kids with Brooms"TBA
152"Surf and Turf / Cringing Ollie Out of Sight Johnny / Don't Worry, Be Quiet"TBA
163"Re-Energized / Slippery Slope! / Out of the Bean Can Into the Beano"TBA
174"Boy vs. Grasshopper / A Pound of Cure / New Best Friend"TBA
185"Ollie Ollie Odyssey / Bus Stop / Real Re-Ollity"TBA
196"The Green Rabbit / Dumpelstirback / Off Side"TBA
207"Dinosaur Taunter / Eye of the Volcano / Planet of the Rats"TBA
218"Sweaters Galore / Fooling Father Time / Christmas Past Perfect"TBA
229"Scaredy Witch / The Good, the Bad, and the Ollie / The Headless Janitor"TBA
2310"All Hands on Deck / May I Take Your Order / Bored Sick"TBA
2411"Two Leagues Under the Sea / Kung Pow Panda / Duck, Duck, Switcheroo!"TBA
2512"Babysitter's School / Mirrorland / Ollie and the Hermit Crab"TBA
2613"Stanked / The Singing Pickle / Swamp Gas"TBA

Season 3 (2005)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
271"Love the Hair / Say Cheese! / Recycling Blues"TBA
282"Lightnin' Frightnin' / Classic Rock / And Then There Was Ollie"TBA
293"Thar's Gold in Them Thar Teeth / All Hail Trogg / Ollie-Baba"TBA
304"Bad News Scare / Pit Stop / Airport 99"TBA
315"For Your Eyes Only / This Little Piggie Had None / Election"TBA
326"All the Ollies / Swallow the Leader / Oh! Gee! Hey!"TBA
337"Cosmic Cleaner / The Northern Lights Have Seen Strange Sights / General Ollie"TBA
348"Heavy Pants / Flying Trapeze / Dr. Kildykicks"TBA
359"The Red Ukulele / Ollie in Blunderland / The Lost Spike"TBA
3610"Mama's Boy / Ollie Ollivia / A Clean Getaway"TBA
3711"Safari Sogoodie / Coral City / Como Say Llama"TBA
3812"Cousin Gord / Citizen Ollie / Nursery Nonsense"TBA
3913"Fashion Scares / Ollie the Barbarian / Trouble"TBA

Production[edit]

The pilot special cost about $500,000 (US$330,000) to produce, and was originally distributed by Cochran Entertainment.[4][6]

Home video releases[edit]

Season 1 is available on Tubi TV.[8] The first 6 episodes (18 shorts) have also been released on Ameba TV.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominee Result Ref.
2001 Gemini Awards Best Animated Program or Series Jessica Andrews, Michael-Andreas Kuttner, Steven J.P. Comeau Won [9]
2003 Gemini Awards Best Animated Program or Series Allison Outhit, Beth Stevenson, Michael-Andreas Kuttner, Steven J.P. Comeau Nominated [10]
2003 Gemini Awards Best Interactive (www.ollieland.com) Michael-Andreas Kuttner, Steven J.P. Comeau Nominated [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "www.teletoon.com". Web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 2001-04-13. Retrieved 2019-11-11.
  2. ^ a b c d "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2016-03-02. Archived from the original on 2016-05-16.
  3. ^ "TV Listings Guide and TV Schedule, Where to Watch TV Shows – Zap2it". Tvschedule.zap2it.com. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  4. ^ a b By Distin Dinoff (2001-01-22). "Cochran scores Ollie distrib rights » Playback". Playbackonline.ca. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  5. ^ AWN | Animation World Network. "Teletoon Premieres Olliver's Adventures | AWN | Animation World Network". AWN. Retrieved 2013-06-07.
  6. ^ a b "Archive » Convergence meets parallel universe in Ollie's Under-the-Bed Adventures". Kidscreen. 2001-02-01. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
  7. ^ a b "Ameba". Amebatv.com. 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2019-11-12.
  8. ^ "Watch Olliver's Adventures - Free TV Series Full Seasons Online | Tubi". Tubitv.com. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  9. ^ https://acctmembership.secure.force.com/database/Media?id=a0k0H00000flkYiQAI
  10. ^ https://acctmembership.secure.force.com/database/Media?id=a0k0H00000flkfJQAQ
  11. ^ https://acctmembership.secure.force.com/database/Media?id=a0k0H00000flkfMQAQ

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