|Original title: Supernoobs
Characters: Tyler Bowman, Kevin Reynolds, Jennifer Shope, Theodore Roachmont, Zenblock, Memnock,
Author: Scott Fellows
Production: DHX Media, Teletoon
Year: 2 November 2015
broadcast in Italy: January 2016
Gender: fantastic, comedy,
Duration: 15 minutes
Recommended age: Children from 6 to 12 years old
Supernoobs is a cartoon created by Scott Fellows and produced by the Canadian animation studios of DHX Media for Teletoon. The animation style is very similar to that of Johnny Test, the previous animated series of Scott Fellows.
The comic and sci-fi series stars young Tyler, Kevin, Theodore and the girl Jennifer who have been mistakenly recruited to defend the earth and the city of Cornbury, from dangerous alien viruses. The boys are armed with a very special arsenal: battahlia balls that make them superheroes based on their characteristics. Unfortunately they can't manage their super powers well, due to their inexperience, linked to their young age and so they are helped by Mem and Zen, two aliens who would help them in the course of their adventures.
Tyler is the first to doubt the battle balls and the assignment he's been given to save the earth. Unlike his friends, he knows the kind of commitments that await the Supernoobs. First of all, because he learned that "Great power corresponds to great responsibilities" and as the only comic lover.
Kevin dreamed of becoming a cannon man, but ever since he found himself being a superhero he has had to put that idea aside. He's the only one in the gang who truly appreciates superpowers. Maybe too much, since responsibility is not his forte, being a type ... extreme.
Jennifer Shope is a super-rational, super-stiff middle school student, and this logic, coupled with deep scientific expertise, helps her understand things like why she's denied for all sports or fashion. The fact is, his brain is programmed to understand different, far more important things.
Simply called Roach he is the youngest of the bunch and since kindergarten he is known for his scruffy appearance. Roach represents the ultimate hard-skinned hero, perfect for a search and rescue team.
It is to his father (a legendary member of the Benevolent Alliance) that Memnock enlisted. He sees it as an excellent opportunity to "see the universe".
Zenblock is by far the strongest of the crew and has vowed not to leave the earth unless he first turns the Supernoobs into adults, so technically it will take him no less than 5 years.
Theodore Roachmont (Roach)
Alessio De Filippis
Irene Di Valmo