Titan Maximum

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Titan Maximum
Created by
Written by
Story by
Directed by Chris McKay
Voices of
Ending theme"Rising Punch" (performed by Gina Hiraizumi)
Composer Shawn Patterson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes9
Executive producers
CinematographyBryan Garver
EditorMatt Mariska
Running time
  • 11 minutes
  • 22 minutes (Pilot only)
Production companies
Original network Adult Swim
Original releaseSeptember 27 (2009-09-27) [1]  
November 22, 2009 (2009-11-22)

Titan Maximum is an American adult stop motion-animated television series created by Tom Root and Matthew Senreich for Cartoon Network's late night programing block Adult Swim. It originally aired from September 27 to November 22, 2009. A teaser premiered during the " Robot Chicken on Wheels" tour and at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con International. It is a parody of the "Super Robot" anime style produced using stop motion animation.



Drafted from the solar system's best and brightest young people, Titan Force Five once defended the capital of Saturn's moon Titan using the heavily armed Mecha Titan Maximum. However, the team was disbanded due to budget cuts after a series of escalating incidents caused by Titan Force Five. Two years later, after the team members have long separated and gone to ground in civilian jobs (one of them, Spud, has even died in an accident), their former teammate Gibbs returns as a villain who wants to conquer the Solar System with an army of monsters. Now the three remaining Titan Force Five members have to reform the team to stop him. Along for the ride are Palmer's younger brother Willie (a nerdy mechanical genius) and Leon (their silent monkey janitor), who take on the former roles of Gibbs and Spud, respectively.


Titan Force Five






Key planets

In the future setting of Titan Maximum, most of the solar system has been colonized and its planets and moons terraformed to support life.


Each episode is eleven minutes long, with the exception of the 30-minute pilot.

No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Pilot" Tom Root September 27, 2009 (2009-09-27)
After the Titan Maximum team is disbanded due to lack of funds, one of the members goes rogue and attacks the capital city on Saturn's moon of Titan with a robotic lava monster. Titan Force Five, restaffed by Leon the monkey janitor and Palmer's little brother Willie, fights the monster, successfully defeating it at the cost of their robot.
2"Busted"Tom RootOctober 4, 2009 (2009-10-04)
Titan Force rallies a gigantic mob to demand that Titan Maximum be repaired after being denied by Admiral Bitchface and President Keith Caylo. After a failed attempt to take out Gibbs with his own team, Admiral Bitchface embezzles almost all the funds allocated to Titan Maximum and allows them to rebuild on a meager $10 million.
3"Tip of the Iceberg"Tom Root and Zeb Wells October 11, 2009 (2009-10-11)
Titan Maximum battles a vicious ice monster on the planet Neptune. Gibbs uses the distraction to steal a one-of-a-kind insulated coil from the local steam factory.
4"Went to Party; Got Crabs"Zeb WellsOctober 18, 2009 (2009-10-18)
Gibbs uses a giant robotic crab monster to hold the leaders of both Titan and Mars hostage at the annual Peace Feast on Io, bartering their lives for the codes to a Martian weapon of mass destruction. Titan Maximum battles the crab, but the prime minister gives up the codes before they can stop it.
5"To Eris, Human!"Tom RootOctober 25, 2009 (2009-10-25)
Jodi has an encounter with Gibbs while taking a break from her teammates, and the rest of the team discovers an alien spaceship on Eris while investigating a signal associated with Gibbs' robotic monsters.
6"Dirty Lansbury"Tom Root and Zeb WellsNovember 1, 2009 (2009-11-01)
After her encounter with Gibbs, Jodi suggests that he might be hiding on Mercury, the retirement home planet. As a result, Titan Force Five has to spend time with their grandparents (except Sasha, whose grandparents are supposedly dead) to be admitted.
Guest Star: Abraham Benrubi as Drill Instructor
7"Megamum Overdrive"Zeb WellsNovember 8, 2009 (2009-11-08)
When Gibbs releases a tape of him and Jodi having sex, Titan Force Five is disbanded and Jodi is arrested for treason. Meanwhile, Troy Hammerschmiddtt shows up in Titan Maximum's replacement: Titan Megamum. However, he is secretly in league with Gibbs.
8"Mercury Falling"Tom RootNovember 15, 2009 (2009-11-15)
Gibbs takes Titan Megamum, intending to use the robot in his plan to destroy Mercury's solar shield and roast every living thing on the planet as a warning to anyone who might cross him. Titan Force Five goes AWOL to stop him.
9"One Billion Dead Grandparents"Tom Root and Zeb WellsNovember 22, 2009 (2009-11-22)

Titan Force Five fights with Gibbs and Claire in order to determine the fate of Mercury.

Note: This cliffhanger episode was originally supposed to serve as the season finale with the conclusion revealed in episode one of season two, unfortunately Adult Swim cancelled the series shortly after this episode aired and so the fate of Titan Force Five remains up in the air.

International broadcast

In Canada, Titan Maximum previously aired on G4's Adult Digital Distraction block, [10] and currently airs on the Canadian version of Adult Swim. [11]

Home media

DVD nameRelease dateNo. of
Titan Maximum Season 1August 10, 2010 [12] 9Audio commentaries, Behind the scenes, Deleted animatics, Anatomy of a sequence, Crew mugshots, Table read, Trailers, Design showcase, and Pop-up trivia [13]

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