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ExplodingTNT
Format

480i (1996-2013)

1080i (2013-present)

No. of episodes

167 (full episodes)

Run time

23 minutes (excluding commercials), 30 minutes (including commercials)

Network

Null

Creator(s)

The creator of ExplodingTNT.

Timeline

1996-present

First aired

October 14, 1996

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ExplodingTNT is an American/Canadian TV show that is about a Minecraft mouse. It premiered on Null on October 14, 1996 and is still running today. It is the second-longest running children’s animated TV show, only behind Arthur. As of August 2020, it has a total of 214 full episodes.

About

The show is about a mouse and his Minecraft friends.

All of the characters often deal with adventures and problems in some episodes.

Voice cast

  • Phil Hartman as ExplodingTNT (1996-1998)
  • The creator of ExplodingTNT as ExplodingTNT (1998-present)
  • MisterSheeple as Pink Sheep (1999-present)
  • Chloe Wobson as Pink Guy (1996-2006)
  • April Loof as Pink Guy (2006-present)
  • Tommy Collar as Purple Shep (1996-present)
  • Chloe Wobson as Crystal Sheep (1996-present)
  • Layla Purple as Nodroj and Layla (1997-present)

Characters

Main page: List of ExplodingTNT characters

Some of the main characters are: ExplodingTNT, Altrive/Pink Guy, Crystal Sheep, Purple Shep, Pink Sheep, the Girl Scouts, and more. ExplodingTNT is a boy mouse that loves cheese and TNT. Pink Guy is a girl tomboy who trolls ExplodingTNT. Crystal Sheep is the girlfriend of Pink Sheep. Purple Shep is the son of Pink Sheep. Pink Sheep, like Pink Guy, likes to troll ExplodingTNT. Nadroj and Layla are Girl Scouts.

Episodes

Main page: List of ExplodingTNT episodes

As of August 2020, the show has 167 full episodes, and 16 seasons.

Awards and Nominations

ExplodingTNT received its very first nomination/award in 1997, and it won. The show is one of Null’s very few shows to have won a nomination within 1 year of the show’s premiere.

Year Association Category Nominee(s) Result
1997 Null Awards Best Children’s Animated TV Series ExplodingTNT Won

Popularity, Success, and Reception

The first mention of the show was on October 12, 1996 on a Internet forum on a website about discussing TV shows. The post was made by a user on the site whose username was "TheNormalPerson". That post was deleted manually on the site sometime between 2005 and 2008 by an abusive Admin on the site. However, it was found in the website's files and it read: "Did you guys know a new tv show called ExplodingTNT will premiere on the tv channel called Null on October 14th 1996?"

The show did not become popular until around the end of season 2.

In June 1998, the show had already gathered 4 million viewers, which is a high number. This made the show and Null (the channel the show airs on) successful and popular. As a result, in response, Null immediately renewed the show for a 4th season and started production in a video game based on the show.[1]

On December 5, 1998, a study made by the channel concluded that 39% of the shows viewers were adults, and 61% of the shows viewers were children aged 6-18. As a result, starting on January 2, 1999, Null gave the show 6:00 AM, 6:30 AM, 6:00 PM, and 8:30 PM timeslots for weekdays and weekends.[2]

On May 22, 1999, the same day season 4 finished airing its first 4 episodes, Nick Glossem, in his review on Variety, claimed that "While the show has a large account of viewers in the United States, the show includes adventures, humor, and exciting and unexpected episode plots." and gave the show 4.9 stars out of 5 stars.

On January 29, 2001, due to the extremely high amount of positive rating and reviews, Null announced they renewed the show for a 7th season, and also announced that season 6 will premiere in February 2001.

Trivia

  • As of August 7, 2020, Null Preschool is the only Null channel that has never aired a single episode of ExplodingTNT before.

References

  1. "ExplodingTNT Renewed for Season 4, and Production for a Video Game Based on the Show Has Started". The New York Times. June 5, 1998
  2. Null/Schedule Lineup/January 2, 1999
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