Gigantor

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  • TV-PG
  • 1963
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.0  (186)

The TV show Gigantor is the story of 12-year-old Jimmy Sparks, uncle Dr. Bob Brilliant, Police Inspector Ignatz J. Blooper, and the giant, metallic robot known as Gigantor. First created as a weapon by Jimmy's father, Gigantor becomes Jimmy's crime fighting partner via a remote control. Throughout the series, Jimmy and his team battle threats across the globe to avoid any nefarious villains from taking control of the world and his robot pal. Though showing little independent thought or emotion, Gigantor develops into a peacekeeper for the world of the early 21st Century. Based on the original Japanese show Tetsujin 28-go, Gigantor was adapted to English speaking audiences by American writer and producer Fred Ladd. After seeing animation cells from the series, Ladd purchased 52 installments of the show in 1963. Voice actor and director Peter Frernandez handled creation of the English script. He also dubbed in many of the show's voices, along with actor Billie Lou Watt, who portrayed Jimmy Sparks, and radio actor Ray Owens, who played Inspector Blooper. In addition to these changes a new theme song was produced for the American version of the show. Gigantor premiered on New York's WPIX-TV in 1964. While kids took to Jimmy and his robot, adults and critics were negative on the amount of violence the program displayed. Gigantor remained on the WPIX schedule with strong ratings until 1966, but returned numerous times on other television stations in the late 60s and early 70s. Ladd and his production company eventually distributed Gigantor to Australia and New Zealand. Premiering in 1968, the series gained a larger audience and more favorable reviews. In the early 1990s, Ladd worked together with the TMS Animation Studio to produce a new, color version of Gigantor. Based on the Japanese series Shin Tetsujin 28, the show became The New Adventures of Gigantor in the United States. Though the character designs were based on those from the original Gigantor, they were streamlined and updated for modern audiences.

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Danger's Dinosaurs
52. Danger's Dinosaurs
January 1, 1964
Captain Danger has built two gigantic dinosaur robots in his undersea base and launches an attack on Dr. Brilliant's laboratory while Gigantor is being repaired. Could this be the end?
The Robot Arsenal
51. The Robot Arsenal
January 1, 1964
Mr. Skee Matic kidnaps Jimmy and takes him to his secret headquarters where he shows him his robot collection - the largest in the world. Among them, his newest acquisition, Gigantor!
The Devil Gantry
50. The Devil Gantry
January 1, 1964
The evil Scrag and his henchman Sleek have been building a top secret weapon that uses a Tesla coil to generate lightning - just what they need to get rid of Gigantor for good!
The Evil Robot Brain
49. The Evil Robot Brain
January 1, 1964
Dr. Nutzen Boltz convinces Brainy, the robot with a dialectronic brain, to let him study his brain. In exchange, he will build a robot for Brainy that can destroy Gigantor!
The Secret Formula Robbery
48. The Secret Formula Robbery
January 1, 1964
Professor Stinger is back and this time he's got Big Fang's robot brother Irontron, who's been built for one purpose only - to defeat Gigantor and jimmy Sparks once and for all!
The Atomic Whale
47. The Atomic Whale
January 1, 1964
When scientists from the Atomic Factory are kidnapped by a giant whale, Gigantor dives into the sea to see what's going down. But the whale is actually a robot submarine form an undersea city!
Gigantor and the Desert Fire
46. Gigantor and the Desert Fire
January 1, 1964
No country will buy oil from poor Morabia. Rebels from neighboring Togaland have frightened all the customers away by setting oil fires. Can Gigantor take the heat and make everything cool again?
The Deadly Sting Rays
45. The Deadly Sting Rays
January 1, 1964
As Skull Duggery Prison, Goldy Brix is locked up with the monster Big Fang. Big Mistake. They break loose and with help from Professor Stinger's String Ray robots, they can't be stopped.
The Battle of the Robot Giants
44. The Battle of the Robot Giants
January 1, 1964
Escaped convict Goldy Brix is attacking luxury liners from his underwater base and using his own giant robot, Blastro. When Blastro disables Gigantor, it's anybody's game!
The Robot Albatross
43. The Robot Albatross
January 1, 1964
Gigantor is sent deep into the ocean to search for a sunken island and buried treasure. Instead, he finds the evil Thermal Updraft, whose hideout is guarded by the unbeatable Albatross robot!
Magnaman of Outer Space
42. Magnaman of Outer Space
January 1, 1964
A robot factory run by a man named Crank unleashes Magnaman, a super robot who's been programmed to destroy all of man's masterpieces, starting with the Eiffel Tower!
The Robot Firebird
41. The Robot Firebird
January 1, 1964
As a reward for rescuing him from the fires of a volcano, a powerful Firebird makes Swami Rivers the most powerful man on Earth. Now only Gigantor can put out his fire.
The City Smashers
40. The City Smashers
January 1, 1964
General Shark has a new secret weapon - termites that eat steel and concrete. Now, no city is safe from a Shark attack. Can Gigantor exterminate the growing problem?
The Insect Monsters
39. The Insect Monsters
January 1, 1964
Dr. Buzz Bugaboo is kidnapped by Brany Mantis and forced to turn over his formula for making huge insects. The big bugs are then unleashed on the city, in number too gigantic for even Gigantor to stop.
Vanishing Mountain
38. Vanishing Mountain
January 1, 1964
General Ising Nutcake of Beanie plans to take over the world. Using his Wave Image Maker, he take Gigantor, Jimmy and the Inspector prisoner. Can anything stop him now?
Return of Magnaman
37. Return of Magnaman
January 1, 1964
Magnaman is back and he's under the control of Muggs Muggler and his gang, who know his secret code. Only Gigantor can stop them now, but it'll be robot against robot in a duel to the finish.
The Space Cats
36. The Space Cats
January 1, 1964
Magnapussies from the planet Magnaforce plan to invade Earth. Able to take human shape at will, one of them has been working as Dr. Brilliant's assistant.
The Gypsy Spaceship
35. The Gypsy Spaceship
January 1, 1964
The Gypsy is back and this time he manages to unite two pieces of a secret Eskimo map. Now the untold wealth buried deep within Mount Blubber will be his.
Ransom at Point X
34. Ransom at Point X
January 1, 1964
The International Pirate gang is back in operation. This time, their leader is Rascal Rogue and he's built the largest atomic submarine in the world. Has Gigantor met his match?
The Crossbones Caper
33. The Crossbones Caper
January 1, 1964
When the notorious pirate Rapscallion and his crew steal a whaling fleet's money, Gigantor is sent to bring them in. But Jimmy and his giant friend are helpless against Rapscallion's latest weapons.
The Robot Olympics
32. The Robot Olympics
January 1, 1964
It's the First World Robot Olympics, held in New York. First price, $1 million and a gold trophy. Taurus and Bulba, the favorite, and Gigantor, go head to head until Maxwell Schmoe kidnaps Gigantor!
Gigantor Who
31. Gigantor Who
January 1, 1964
Ambassador Scamp threatens to blow up a passenger plane unless he's given $1 million. Then he threatens to blow up Big Beaver Dam unless he gets a billion, and Gigantor must be the one who delivers it!
The Space Submarine
30. The Space Submarine
January 1, 1964
A master-thief, The Gypsy, sends a fire-breathing mouse robot into the Von Money Estate to steal half an ancient treasure map. Dick Strong joins The Gypsy's gang in a desperate attempt to bring him in.
The Plot to Seize Gigantor
29. The Plot to Seize Gigantor
December 31, 1963
When Gigantor takes off by himself without Jimmy at the control, then refuses to obey and crashes into the Boopadoop Embassy, he winds up in chains! What's gone wrong with the big guy?
10,000 Gigantors
28. 10,000 Gigantors
January 1, 1964
The Keenymeanies have built hundreds of Gigantors to launch them against the planet Snork. Snork's only defense - a badly outnumbered Gigantor, Jimmy and Dick Strong.
Will the Real Gigantor Stand Up?
27. Will the Real Gigantor Stand Up?
January 1, 1964
Dr. Brilliant and his son Buttons are kidnapped by Professor Envee and forced to work on a duplicate version of Gigantor. Then Envee ties Buttons to its leg and sends it into battle...against Gigantor!
Ten Thousand Gigantors
2. Ten Thousand Gigantors
January 1, 1964
The Keenymeanies have built hundreds of Gigantors to launch them against the planet Snork. Snork's only defense - a badly outnumbered Gigantor, Jimmy and Dick Strong.
The Collection Volume 1 (Freeze Ray)
The Collection Volume 1 (Freeze Ray)

Trailer - 2 min 55 sec

Giagntor: The Collection Volume 1 (Interview With Fred Ladd)
Giagntor: The Collection Volume 1 (Interview With Fred Ladd)

Trailer - 1 min 28 sec

Description

The TV show Gigantor is the story of 12-year-old Jimmy Sparks, uncle Dr. Bob Brilliant, Police Inspector Ignatz J. Blooper, and the giant, metallic robot known as Gigantor. First created as a weapon by Jimmy's father, Gigantor becomes Jimmy's crime fighting partner via a remote control. Throughout the series, Jimmy and his team battle threats across the globe to avoid any nefarious villains from taking control of the world and his robot pal. Though showing little independent thought or emotion, Gigantor develops into a peacekeeper for the world of the early 21st Century.

Based on the original Japanese show Tetsujin 28-go, Gigantor was adapted to English speaking audiences by American writer and producer Fred Ladd. After seeing animation cells from the series, Ladd purchased 52 installments of the show in 1963. Voice actor and director Peter Frernandez handled creation of the English script. He also dubbed in many of the show's voices, along with actor Billie Lou Watt, who portrayed Jimmy Sparks, and radio actor Ray Owens, who played Inspector Blooper. In addition to these changes a new theme song was produced for the American version of the show.

Gigantor premiered on New York's WPIX-TV in 1964. While kids took to Jimmy and his robot, adults and critics were negative on the amount of violence the program displayed. Gigantor remained on the WPIX schedule with strong ratings until 1966, but returned numerous times on other television stations in the late 60s and early 70s. Ladd and his production company eventually distributed Gigantor to Australia and New Zealand. Premiering in 1968, the series gained a larger audience and more favorable reviews.

In the early 1990s, Ladd worked together with the TMS Animation Studio to produce a new, color version of Gigantor. Based on the Japanese series Shin Tetsujin 28, the show became The New Adventures of Gigantor in the United States. Though the character designs were based on those from the original Gigantor, they were streamlined and updated for modern audiences.Gigantor is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (79 episodes). The series first aired on October 20, 1963.

Where to Watch Gigantor

Gigantor is available for streaming on the Fuji TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Gigantor on demand at Vudu, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 20, 1963
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (186)