- The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers
show_name = The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers
runtime = 22 minutes approx.
creator = Pesky Ltd. , Studio B
theme_music_composer = Studio B and Pesky Ltd.
country = flagicon|United Kingdom
United Kingdomflagicon|Canada Canada
network = flagicon|UK
distributor = Pesky Ltd. Studio B
num_episodes = 10
"The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers" is a 2D
Flash animationfor television. It was commissioned by Cartoon Networkin the UK, YTV and VRAK.TVin Canada and is a co-production between UK Flash animation outfit, Pesky Ltd. and Studio B in Vancouver, Canada. It won a Children's Television BAFTAin 2006 for Best Animation Series. [http://www.bafta.org/site/Jahia/cache/offonce/pid/133]
Travelling showmen hailing from the mysterious land of Réndøosîa (a fictional
Eastern European countrythat experiences an unusually high rate of natural disasters), the three Adrenalini brothers (Xan, Adi and Enk) eat, sleep and breathe danger. They tour around the world staging ridiculously hazardous stunts, not so much to make a living as because they enjoy the adrenaline rush. In their travels, the Adrenalinis have visited many countries in the world, and even many periods in history (and, in some cases, fiction).
A typical Adrenalini adventure involves the brothers coming across some sort of trouble in their latest location, usually involving an antagonist bullying the locals. The brothers invariably get involved in the trouble, and beat the antagonist using their daredevil stunts (usually more out of luck than skill), bickering and causing havoc all the while. No matter what happens, the Brothers always come out on top in the end, and regroup in time to chime in with their catchphrase: "Yahzaa Adrenalini!"
The brothers, interestingly, do not speak a word of English. Instead, they speak a made-up gibberish-laden "foreign" tongue, although it contains many standard reused words and phrases and is constructed so the audience usually can tell more or less what they are saying (also, their written language can be translated to English via a simple substitution cypher). The brothers do not understand English, but since the English words spoken to them often have obvious emotional overtones ("Get out of my bonsai garden" or "Eek! You're not bears! Get out, Get out! Get out!") there is usually no need for translation.In the episode "Guitars of Destiny!", Enk sees a flyer advertising a heavy metal band, and reads it aloud saying "Rock Hammer". Later in the episode, Xan tries to say "Rock music!", but it comes out, "Rok moozik!"In the episode "City of Heroes!" Enk is captivated by the superhero "Hero Man" and says his name admiringly, while Xan says it contemptuously later in the episode.
The showman of the brothers, Xan is the oldest and acts as their leader, constantly trying (and often failing) to keep the other two out of mischief. He has a large ego and is constantly dreaming up new stunts to further his fame. Xan also has an eye for the ladies, and has made several unsuccessful attempts to woo the many females he has encountered in his travels. Although not all attempts are unsuccessful, all of them end with either Xan or the lady being rejected for some odd reason(usually Xan finds that the female is either ugly or a man). As a stunt man, Xan's contribution to the team seems to be as an escape artist, an ability that has served him well when he's accidentally ended up on the wrong side of the law. In fact, he has effortlessly evaded or escaped police on several occasions. Xan can always be seen wearing his trademark sunglasses (which were given to him by the Réndøosîan prime minister in honor of his excellent hair) and while he prefers to wear them to look cool, they also happen to be prescription lenses. Without them, Xan can barely see anything.
The youngest (and tiniest) of the brothers, Enk is a small, sausage-shaped fellow with long whiskers and tiny limbs. His role in the stunts is generally that of being tossed into the air. This treatment has made Enk a rather panicky little fellow - his trademark is a high-pitched "Eeeeeeee!" whenever things go wrong. His small size also makes him more perceptive to the dangers around him, which tends to make him the voice of reason on the team (particularly whenever Xan's ego and/or ambition runs away with him). Despite this, Enk is no coward. He has a strong sense of justice, and is usually the first to take on the villains, even if he is initially alone. He also has a rather notable temper and can become quite vengeful if provoked. He has a weakness however, in fact, more than one weakness; one of them being that he likes anything shiny, but this often leads him into "borrowing" shiny things which don't belong to him (like trophies, for example). Enk's dark secret is he used to learn English by watching BBC World Service at night. Another weakness of his is that he can't resist opera singing, as evidenced in "Voices of Madness".
The largest and strongest of the brothers, Adi is more or less an overgrown child, and has a very mischievous streak to him. He is usually called upon for those stunts which require his great strength, although he has also performed extreme acrobatic feats, showing that he is far more agile than a man his size has any right to be. He is easily amused and often laughs merrily at his brother's misfortunes, much to their annoyance. Totally devoted to his brothers, Adi will merrily go along with any idea Xan comes up with, until something trivial inevitably distracts him. With the ability to uproot trees and even lift elephants, one would think that Adi would be quite fearless. But in truth, he doesn't have a lot of confidence in his own abilities without at least one of his brothers present to show support. In fact, when he is alone, he often becomes quite nervous and timid. He is most notably recognized by his enormous bushy moustache, which can actually grow back within minutes if he ever loses it (apparently, Xan has shown that he can grow his moustache back almost as quickly).
The first series started life in 2002 as 10 X 2.5 minute shorts for the
BBC. It was created and performed by Dan Chambers, Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler, and produced by UK Flash Animation company Pesky Ltd. The show recently won the 2006 Children's BAFTA for best Animation series as well as awards at animation festivals in France and Brazil. You can see all 10 of the episodes on [http://www.adrenalini.com this website] . It is also offered to mobile subscribers in Malaysia who is on DiGi's network through the DiGi Toons MobileTV channel.
* "High Dive of Doom!"
* "Ocean of Terror!"
* "Volcano of Venom!"
* "Monster of Mayhem!"
* "Wing of Destiny!"
* "Box of No Return!"
* "Slopes of Peril!"
* "Joust of Glory!"
* "Cannon of Chaos!"
* "Tightrope of Triumph!"
The second (current) series is a longer format show of 78 x 7 minute shows, being shown on ITV in the UK, ABC in Australia, YTV in Canada, and as of January 2007 it has been shown on Cartoon Network around the world (the Cartoon Network runs of this series are 30-minute shows consisting of three episodes each).
* "Saddles of Insanity!"
* "Guitars of Destiny!"
* "Fangs of Horror!"
* "Jungle of Ruin!"
* "Waves of Turmoil!"
* "Kilts of Uproar!"
* "Stadium of Heroes!"
* "Convicts of Shame!"
* "Claws of Malice!"
* "Cape of Majesty!"
* "Bellies of Belligerence!"
* "Peaks of Peril!"
* "Knights of Ineptitude!"
* "Hunchback of Heartbreak!"
* "Wheels of Destruction!"
* "Pirates of Greed!"
* "Sleighs of Hazard!" (Christmas episode)
* "Gondolas of Jealousy!"
* "Pyramids of Panic!"
* "Dolphins of Doom!"
* "Biceps of Triumph!"
* "Flowers of Dread!"
* "Factory of Malfunction!"
* "Bears of Disruption!"
* "Crate of Expectations!"
* "Hooves of Thunder!"
* "Wings of Misfortune!"
*Xan, Adi and Enk were invited to Ian Kelley's
Canada Dayspecial on July 1, 2006. In it, they create a parody of Series 1 episode, "High Dive of Doom!" When Ian tells Martin about the stunt the Adrenalinis pulled, Martin commented, "Oh, I love those guys!" It is also confirmed that Xan's name is pronounced "Zan".
As stated earlier, Réndøosîa is a fictional country and Réndøosîan is therefore, a fictional language. But it can make the Adrenalini Brothers a little difficult to understand, seeing as how it is all they speak. Knowing something about their language may help to keep up with them better. So here are just a few of the more common words and phrases.
This is taken from the official site. Each part of their language is uploaded per day.
*Yo!/Alright! - Yahzaa!
*No! - Nocho!
*Check it out! - Bakaboo!
*Brilliant - Zappa
*Geronimo - Julabamba
*Look at me - Kapu meena
*Cheer up - Groonky-chav
*Not bad - Bomba litancha
*No way - Nabba-di-kranka
*Stop it - Nabba faz
*Dunno - Zoomba
*Forget it - Munky grot
*Oh for goodness sake - Noncho bimba
*Rude exclamation - Botsna rata
*Bother - Gumbux
*Stupid fool - Nunky nok
*Stupid idiot - Snee wata maku
*Look what you've done now - Hooka-slumbux
*What a mess - Groonoopy-hooncha
*What's your problem? - Swinty nootoomboo?
*You can't get anything right - Oofa vamy bakeesh
*It was your fault - Dooka limpy nix
*Disgusting - Nooxiloombox
*What's the big idea?! - Wonka nim?!
*That tastes horrid - Bletchy spoogygoo
*Where is...? - Moosabila...?
*What's this? - Moosabili?
*What are they? - Rundax humana?
*What do you think you're doing? - Oofa vamy-vamy bakeesh?
*What are you doing in bed? - Woombala sloomba-tock?
*Is anyone there? - Hoobooloo?
*What about me? - Rotsna meena?
*What do you mean "no"? - Rotsa "nabba"?
*Help! - Yalpy?
*Faster! - Ragoo!
*Follow me! - Canna makoo!
*Hide! - Zumslap!
*Tidy that mess up! - Stibi roompa-ni-hooncha!
*Left - Linkta
*Right - Ramba
*Look out! - Vukala!
*Go. Go. Go! - Hoof. Hoof Hoof!
*Let's get out of here! - Scramalam!
*Here we go! - Hoofi konko!
*Quick! - Voot!
*Brake! - Frenky!
*You're going the wrong way - Vu kana nee-koogee
*Come back - Flazoot
*Silly bus - Ploonky mumbutz
*We'll use my umbrella - Nooty meena floompa
*Xan got run over...and pee-peed on! - Xan ruple grunchy booto...nooty peepee!
*I love you - Meena fibu tink
*Love of my life - Meena fibbly grundi max
*Cuddles - Scrumbi-lux
*Darling - Bogoogy
*Your stomach's rumbling - Stoofa bibi
*You're such a funny guy - Hoobala boonky booloo
*You nearly ate me! - Noopu snee wata stobby voompa meena!
*Unmask yourself my sweet! - Hanja-maquee bisoopysoop!
*Stay still...stop wriggling about - Noonka peebata...Swinty roomboox!
*You're welcome - Noombi-swip
*Naked - Skrinnynip
*Take it easy - Meeka
*Again! - Ganada
*Behold the Amazing Adrenalinis! - Bakaboo Adrenalini!
*This stunt requires someone very brave - Nocho keelabata stunta bilampa hali danja
*A magnificent stunt - Stunta grundi-max
*Unbelievable bobsled - Bobilo zoomba
*Stunt of Frozen Disaster - Stunta Frozee Maxi-Flump
*The Circle of Beasts - Nootchy Voolamboox
*Monster - Monstroppi-max
*Kite - Schwoomcha
*Amazing fire - Fumfa magnificibifici
*Unbelievable - Jumbala
*The show must go on - Manja roopi
*It was a piece of cake! - Plompy nabba wing!
*What a ride! - Wonka-ping!
*Yo!/Alright! - Yahzaa!
*I'm (as in "My name is...") - Meekasa...
*Goodbye (formal) - Loobooloo
*So long (casual) - Groota fizz
*Excuse me - Scuzimpi
*Hey - Pangi
*Sorry/Oops!/Oh dear!/Uh oh - Oopu
*Thank you very much - Binti boo
*Thanks - Baku
*You're welcome - Noombi-swip
*I want a word with you - Vukala twee bindi
*Ladies and gentlemen... - Misi gooti ji misi hooti...
*Merry Christmas - Jonka kriska navooti
Grimzimistan is Réndøosîa's rival country. Grimzimistan is shown in the episode Flames of Fury and Rockets of Rage. Grimzimistan is located next to Réndøosîa. It's language is possibly the same as Réndøosîa's, because in "Flames of Fury" Enk seems to understand the Grimzimistan in the van and in "Rockets of Rage" the Grimzimistan astronauts says "Bakaboo" like the Réndøosîans.
* [http://www.adrenalini.com/ Official "Amazing Adrenalini Brothers" website]
* [http://www.citv.co.uk/page.asp?partid=137 "The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers"] at
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