The Legends of Treasure Island


The Legends of Treasure Island

infobox television
show_name = The Legends of Treasure Island
format = Animated series
runtime = 22 minutes
producer= Peter Lewis
director= Dino Athanassiou
Simon Ward-Horner
starring = Dawn French
John Hasler
Juliet Stevenson
Corinna Powlesland
Richard E. Grant
Rob Brydon
Robert Powell
Hugh Laurie
Chris Barrie
Rob Rackstraw
Gary Martin
Carla Mendonça
Issy Van Randwyck
William Maxwell
David Holt
Leslie Randall
Shona Morris
Jimmy Hibbert
country = UK
network = ITV1
first_aired = September 10, 1993
last_aired = June 27, 1995
num_episodes = 26
imdb_id = 0341973
tv_com_id = 18307

"The Legends Of Treasure Island" is a 1993 animated cartoon from the UK. It had two seasons of 13 episodes each and each episode runs for 22-25 minutes.

The series was loosely based on Robert Louis Stevenson's original story "Treasure Island". Featuring a mysterious and dark storyline, it incorporates magic and many new characters. It was broadcast in the UK, Mexico, Australia, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Iceland, France, Russia and a few other European and Latin American countries. Originally a Filmfair production, Legends of Treasure Island, along with the rest of Filmfair's shows was acquired by Cookie Jar Entertainment.

Characters

This cartoon, unlike other Treasure Island cartoons and movies, featured the main characters as animals:

Jim Hawkins: Dog

Ben: Dog

Long John Silver: Fox

Dr. Livesey: Dog

Captain Smollett: Dog

Squire Trelawney: Pigeon

Pew: Rat

Jane: One of the exclusive characters for this Treasure Island incarnation. Jane is an anthropomorphic vixen (but there are still some who consider her to be a cat) that was kidnapped by Silver and since her parents did not want her back she got stuck with him, already on the first episode she turn sides and teams up with Jim, to whom she appears to have feelings.

Subsidiary recurring characters included the pirates Morgan (a hog), Nebbich (a hyena), and Rat (who was, ostensibly enough, a rat). These characters featured mainly in the first season and only made minor appearances at the beginning of the second before disappearing altogether. Other minor pirates seen during series 1 included a weasel and a rabbit among others.

Voice Talents

Series 1

Dawn French (Jim), Juliet Stevenson (Jane), Richard E Grant (Long John Silver), Robert Powell (Dr Livesey), Hugh Laurie (Squire Trelawney), Chris Barrie (Captain Smollett / Ben Gunn), Rob Rackstraw (Pew) [uncredited] , Gary Martin, Carla Mendonça

Series 2

Hugh Laurie (Squire Trelawney), Chris Barrie (Captain Smollett / Ben Gunn), Rob Brydon (Long John Silver), John Hasler (Jim), Corinna Powlesland (Jane), Rob Rackstraw (Pew) [uncredited] , Issy Van Randwyck, William Maxwell, David Holt, Leslie Randall, Shona Morris, Jimmy Hibbert [uncredited]

Episode list

Season One:

# The Quest Begins - first broadcast: 9/10/1993
# Memories Are Made Of This - first broadcast: 9/17/1993
# The Watch Tower - first broadcast: 9/24/1993
# Now You See Me - first broadcast: 10/1/1993
# Flint's Return - first broadcast: 10/8/1993
# The Cave Of Babel - first broadcast: 10/15/1993
# The Labyrinth - first broadcast: 10/22/1993
# The Merman Prince - first broadcast: 10/29/1993
# The Fountain Of Truth - first broadcast: 11/5/1993
# The Pool Of Prophecy - first broadcast: 11/12/1993
# Return To Sender - first broadcast: 11/19/1993
# Tails We Win - first broadcast: 11/26/1993
# The Beginning Of The End - first broadcast: 12/3/1993

Season Two:

# Consequence - first broadcast: 4/4/1995
# Reunion - first broadcast: 4/11/1995
# Silver In The Island's Underworld - first broadcast: 4/18/1995
# Silver's Bond - first broadcast: 4/25/1995
# Emily - first broadcast: 5/2/1995
# Forest Of Darkness - first broadcast: 5/9/1995
# City In The Sky - first broadcast: 5/16/1995
# Antidote - first broadcast: 5/23/1995
# Dragon - first broadcast: 5/30/1995
# Allegiance - first broadcast: 6/6/1995
# The Oracle - first broadcast: 6/13/1995
# Double Cross - first broadcast: 6/20/1995
# One For All - first broadcast: 6/27/1995

Trivia

* So far, Jane's surname remains a mystery (if she ever had one to begin with); this and the lack of detail on her past make her an enigmatic character, though not so much as the "autistic" Rei Ayanami-like type since Jane has a fiery and tomboyish behaviour.

* In the UK, there was one video release in 1995 from Pickwick Video comprising of episodes 1, 3 and 4 (oddly omitting episode 2).

* In America, episodes 1, 2, 3 and 13 were placed back-to-back to form an 86-minute feature length movie version of the series called Treasure Island, which was released on video in 1997 followed by DVD in 1999

* The Spanish Latin American version was dubbed in Chile.

* In Australia it aired on ABC TV in the afternoons and 14 videos on the entire series was relesed in Australia by Reel Entertainment.

* In Mexico only the first season has aired back on time period of 1994-1995, after that; reruns of the first season kept airing until around 1996 or 1997 on the back then animation cable channel ZAZ.

* When Series 2 first aired in the United Kingdom. Reunion was shown as the second episode, however in the series continuity, it's actually the fourth episode of Series 2. The reason why this episode got aired first is unknown. When it was released on video in Australia, Reunion was on the same volume as Consequence, meaning that the videos were released in order of their air dates, rather then with the series' continuity.

Credits

Series 1

1,3-5,7-13
*Based on the Novel by: Robert Louis Stevenson
*Music Composed and Conducted by: Barrington Pheloung
*Directed by: Dino Athanassiou
*Series Devised by: Peter Lewis, Barbara Slade
*Character Design: Dino Athanassiou, Paul Stibal, John Martin, Simon Ward-Horner, Bruce McNally, Alan Kerswell
*Background Design: Richard Zaloudek
*Story Editor: Barbara Slade
*Writers: Barbara Slade, Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir, Matthew Malach, Frank Kerr, Jules Dennis, Richard Mueller, Jimmy Hibbert, Chris Trengrove
*Storyboard Artists: John Martin, Alan Kerswell, Simon Ward-Horner, Andrew Painter, Clive Pallant, Nick Pratt
*Timing Directors: Paul Stibal, John Martin, Simon Ward-Horner
*Titles Animation: Paul Stibal
*Production Facilities: Moving Images International
*General Manager for MII: Louie Jhocson
*Assistant Animation Director: Royce Ramos
*Layout Supervisor & Key Layouts: Kinjo Estioko
*Layout Artists: Ray Indolos, Moses Macasinag, Abeth Dela Cruz
*Assistant Layout Artists: Rodel Gravo, Ronel Gravo, Gener De Ocampo
*Production Assistant, MII: Jepot De Jesus
*Key Animators: Royce Ramos, Aylene Ramos, Raul Mimay, Danny Dela Cruz, Jojo Reynon, Boyet Gopez, Dondi Juan, Jun Flores, Jun Libunao, Roni Samala, Sung-Jin Kim, Gino Gozo, Bobby Fajardo, Alex Ragsac, Alex Acayen, Doods Busmente, Andy Flores, Ted Camahalan, Rey Dagsaan, Gem Deseo, Jun Fernandez, Ronnie Fuentes, Lo Hernandez, Polloi Javier, Vladi Naval, Dan Obligar, Robert Ocon, Benny Quilatan, Lito Soltura, Apple Soriano, Hensor Soriano, Eniong Perez, Alan Coniconde
*Special Effects: Tobee Barretto, Sonnie Lagonera
*Background Supervisor: Ruben Romanban
*Assistant Animation Coordinator: Jay Agraviador
*Animation Checking: Fran Lawrence, Narida Bennett
*Colour Styling: Candy Chaves
*Tracing Coordinator: Roel Medel
*Painting Coordinators: Flora Almario, Barbara Bago
*Camera Supervisor: Elias Macute
*Assembly Editor: Jerry Tinsay
*Trackread: Simon Cox
*N.E.D. Operator: Roger Dobson
*Dubbing Mixer: Bob Jackson
*Telecine Colourist: Colin Peters
*Editor: Andi Sloss
*Development Consultant: David Yates
*Executive Producer for Central: Lewis Rudd
*Production Assistant (FilmFair): Jonathan Wigfield
*Executive Producer: James Driscoll
*Production Supervisor: Robert Dunbar
*Producer: Peter Lewis

2,6
*Based on the Novel by: Robert Louis Stevenson
*Music Composed and Conducted by: Barrington Pheloung
*Directed by: Dino Athanassiou
*Series Devised by: Peter Lewis, Barbara Slade
*Character Design: Dino Athanassiou, Paul Stibal, John Martin, Simon Ward-Horner, Bruce McNally, Alan Kerswell
*Background Design: Richard Zaloudek
*Story Editor: Barbara Slade
*Writers: Barbara Slade, Marty Isenberg, Robert N. Skir, Matthew Malach, Frank Kerr, Jules Dennis, Richard Mueller, Jimmy Hibbert, Chris Trengrove
*Storyboard Artists: John Martin, Alan Kerswell, Simon Ward-Horner, Andrew Painter, Clive Pallant, Nick Pratt
*Timing Directors: Paul Stibal, John Martin, Simon Ward-Horner
*Titles Animation: Paul Stibal
*Production Facilities: Jade Animation
*General Manager: Wallace Wong
*Assistant Animation Director: Sun Zhe
*Coordinators: Zhu Yong Yan, Wu Yin Zi
*Trackread: Simon Cox
*Layout: Ma Shou Hong, Zhang Jian Jun
*Backgrounds: Lie Rui Ting, Zhou Chang Cun, Cao Pei Min, Shang You Jun, Li Wen Fang, He Bin
*Key Animators: Yang Ge, Li Hong, Zhong Zhi Qiong, Deng Ben Quin, Huang Jie Pei, Mei Jun, Hu Tian, Xu Zhou, Zhang Wei Dong, Yu Hai Yin, Wang Li Pin, Zhou Xiau Hua, Tang Shao Shen, Li Hui, Guo Yi, Ma Jian Jun, Lei Jian Chen
*Cleanup: Gu Yan Hua, Zhang Jian Jun, Ma Shou Hung
*Final Check: Chen Yi, Yu Mei Rong, Deng Li Hua
*Coloring: Qiu Jian Pin, Xiau Wei Wen, Cai Yi Tao
*N.E.D. Operator: Roger Dobson
*Dubbing Mixer: Bob Jackson
*Telecine Colourist: Colin Peters
*Editor: Andi Sloss
*Development Consultant: David Yates
*Executive Producer for Central: Lewis Rudd
*Production Assistant (FilmFair): Jonathan Wigfield
*Executive Producer: James Driscoll
*Production Supervisor: Robert Dunbar
*Producer: Peter Lewis

Series 2

*Based on the Novel by: Robert Louis Stevenson
*Music by: Glenn Keiles
*Directed by: Simon Ward-Horner
*Written by: Alastair Swinnerton, Peter Lewis, Dino Athanassiou, Simon Ward-Horner, Rejean Bourdages
*Art Direction: Alan Kerswell
*Character Design: Dino Athanassiou, Paul Stibal, John Martin, Bruce McNally
*Background Keys: Monica Herman
*Colour Styling: Kathy McDonald
*Storyboards: Dino Athanassiou, Simon Ward-Horner, Alan Kerswell, Jurgen Gross, John Martin
*Timing Directors: Duncan Varley, Peter Western, Paul Chung
*Production Facilities: Fil-Cartoons, Inc.
*Key Animators: Abe Legasti, Dennis Fuentes, Juvie Amistoso, Tony Bugas, Phat Ejercitado, April Garcia, Ricky Yoingco, Jbet Francisco, Melvin Silao, Marco Plantilla, Lorna Santos, Glenn Arriola, Erik Diano, Atoy Valencia, Shirley Garcia, Ynot Agrysa, Achiu So, James Fusilero, Dynes Fabian, Rhem Valencia, Tino Guanlao
*Editing: Andi Sloss
*Dubbing Mixer: Bob Jackson
*Production Manager: Jon Wigfield
*Executive Producer: John Marsden
*Producer: Peter Lewis

External links

* [http://www.toonhound.com/legends.htm The series description at Toonhound]
* [http://www.tv.com/the-legends-of-treasure-island/show/18307/summary.html The series description at TV.com]
* [http://www.eofftv.com/l/leg/legends_of_treasure_island_main.htm]
*imdb title|0341973


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