|Starring||Ryan Inglis, Jo Holley, Spike T. Penguin|
|Country of origin||New Zealand|
|Running time||30 minutes (plus commercials)|
|Original network|| TV3 (1996–1997)|
|Original release||1 March 1996 –|
26 November 2006
Squirt was a New Zealand children's television show, produced in Dunedin. It began airing in 1996 on TV3 and moved to TV 2 in 1997, before coming to a close on 21 November 2006. Squirt was aired every Saturday morning, originally from 7am to 9am, then from 8:30am to 10am, eventually running from 8:30am to 9am for only 30 minutes. In the original time, cartoons were aired, such as Cow & Chicken , Batman of the Future and Earthworm Jim . There were also weekly competitions, and many informational segments such as "Out There!" and "Astounding Squirt Facts".
It was notable for Dunedin-based production company TaylorMade, and Animation Research Limited's (ARL) pioneering use of "live" motion capture, used in the 3D animation of the digital co-host Spike The Penguin. A performer was off camera in a special costume, making all the moves and vocal responses to the main host's comments, which played back in real time on a monitor for the crew, while all the motion was digitally recorded, which could then be applied to a fully rendered Spike, and composited into shot in post-production, ready for broadcast.
Robert Frederick Paulsen III is an American voice actor. He is best known for his roles as 1987 Raphael and 2012 Donatello from the animated series respectively of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; Yakko Warner, Dr. Otto Scratchansniff, and Pinky from Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain; Carl Wheezer from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and its spin-off television series The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius; Peck the Rooster from Barnyard and its spin-off television series Back at the Barnyard; Spike in The Land Before Time films and television series; and the title character in The Mask: Animated Series.
Charles Michael "Charlie" Adler is an American voice actor and voice director. He is known for his roles as Buster Bunny on Tiny Toon Adventures, Ed and Bev Bighead on Rocko's Modern Life and Ickis on Aaahh!!! Real Monsters. His credits also include Avengers Assemble, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers, Cow and Chicken, Earthworm Jim, G.I. Joe: Renegades, I Am Weasel and SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron.
Patrick Fraley is an American voice actor and voice-over teacher, known as the voice of Krang, Casey Jones, Baxter Stockman and numerous other characters in the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated television series and voiced Falcon in the 2003 Stuart Little animated television series. Fraley is also a member of Voice and Speech Trainers of America.
Earthworm Jim is an American animated television series based on the video game series of the same name and created by series creator, Doug TenNapel. The series aired on the Kids' WB for two seasons from September 9, 1995, to December 13, 1996. It follows the adventures of the titular character who battles the forces of evil using a robotic suit.
Michael Donovan is a Canadian voice actor and director known for his roles as Suikotsu in InuYasha and Zoken Mato in Fate/stay night. He has also directed many animated series and feature films.
Cow and Chicken is an American animated comedy television series created by David Feiss for Cartoon Network, and the third of the network's Cartoon Cartoons. It follows the surreal adventures of two talking animal siblings, Cow and Chicken. They are often antagonized by the Red Guy, a cartoon version of the Devil who poses as various characters to scam them.
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