The Tick (1994)

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The Tick (1994)
The Tick logo.jpg
Premiere September 10, 1994
Finale November 24, 1996
Creator Ben Edlund
Network Fox Kids
Style 30-minute animated superhero comedy
Company Graz Entertainment,
Sunbow Productions
Seasons 3
Episodes 36
Origin USA

The Tick (1994–96) is an animated superhero comedy that aired on the Fox Kids block on FOX. It is based on the comic book character The Tick created by Ben Edlund, who also co-produced and co-wrote the series. It features The Tick, a big, blue, nigh-invincible superhero who, with his sidekick Arthur, protects The City. As with the comic, it plays with, and sometimes parodies, the standard superhero genre. This includes characters which are direct parodies of others, such as Big Shot being a parody of Marvel Comics' Punisher.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Townsend Coleman The Tick 1 2 3
Mickey Dolenz Arthur 1
Rob Paulsen   2 3
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Cam Clarke Die Fledermaus 1 2 3
Kay Lenz American Maid 1 2 3
Jess Harnell Sewer Urchin 1 2 3
Rob Paulsen The Caped/Crusading Chameleon 1 2 3
Mucilage Man 1 2 3
Brainchild 1 2 3
The Terror 1 2 3
Forehead 1 2 3
Tony Jay Chairface Chippendale 1 2 3

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
FOX
Season One September 10, 1994 February 11, 1995 13
Season Two September 9, 1995 February 17, 1996 13
Season Three September 14, 1996 November 24, 1996 10

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Summary

Two of the three seasons have been released both in the US, and the entire series has been released in the UK. The biggest difference between the releases is that the two season sets released in the US has only had 12 of each season's 13 episodes. The UK releases, however, included all 13 episodes in each set. Additionally, the UK release of the third season, whereas a US release has not come.


Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Tick vs. Season 1 August 29, 2006 2

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The Tick vs. Season 2 August 7, 2007 2

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Season Sets: Region 2
Complete Season One August 20 2007 2

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Complete Season Two October 8, 2007 2

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Complete Season Three January 21, 2008 2

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Complete Series: Region 2
The Complete Collection March 17, 2008 6

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External Sites