Megas XLR

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Megas XLR
Megas XLR
Premiere May 1, 2004
Finale January 15, 2005
Creator Jody Schaeffer
George Krstic
Network Cartoon Network
Style 30-minute animated action comedy
Company Cartoon Network Studios
Seasons 2
Episodes 26
Origin USA

Megas XLR is an animated parody of popular anime cliches, particular in the field of mecha or giant robot anime. When a robot from the distant future is sucked back in time, the fate of the Earth lies in the hands of one man... a shiftless layabout named Coop. With Megas (Mechanized Earth Guard Attack System), Coop defends the planet from evil while destroying it in the process.

The series was first debuted during Cartoon Network's 2002 Summer Contest, which allowed viewers to vote on which pilot would be developed into a full series, under the name Lowbrow. The series received the most votes in a near landslide and went into production in late 2002. The series was meant to premiere in December 2003, but it was delayed for unknown reasons. The series debuted on the Toonami block of programming on May 1, 2004 until it was removed from the block and placed in Miguzi where it floundered. The series was ultimately cancelled on April 26, 2005.

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
David DeLuise Coop 1 2
Wendee Lee Kiva 1 2
Steven Jay Blum Jamie 1 2
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Scot Rienecker Goat 1 2
Clancy Brown Gorrath 1 2

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Cartoon Network
Season One May 1, 2004 August 28, 2004 13
Season Two October 16, 2004 January 15, 2005 13

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