Jackie Chan Adventures
- 5 Seasons
Jackie Chan Adventures is an animated family series which contains fantasy and martial arts elements. It tells the fictional story of real life martial arts action star, Jackie Chan, who is in search of twelve mystical talismans. Jackie Chan's character is supported by family members and friends as well as a group called Section 13. The talismans which they are in pursuit of, bestow powers upon the holder, dependent upon the animal it represents. Evil is drawn to these talismans as well, and Jackie Chan and his friends must protect the mystical talismans from falling into the wrong hands. Jackie Chan Adventures aired in the United States on September 9th, 2000. Its final episode ran on July 7th, 2005. The show had a total of 95 episodes and 5 seasons. It was created by John Rogers and its designs mainly conceived of by Jeff Matsuda. The cast included Jackie Chan who played himself, Stacy Chan, Sab Shimono, Clancy Brown and Adam Baldwin to name a few. The television series originally aired on Kids' WB! and was produced through Adelaid Productions, Columbia TriStar Television and Sony Pictures Television. Throughout the series there had been a few references made to Jackie Chan's actual career. One reference made in the show pointed out that Uncle had apparently been a part of the stage group, Seven Little Fortunes, a group that Jackie Chan had, in fact, been a part of in real life. Alongside this reference there were a few episode titles based on films such as; The Rumble in the Big House and Armor of the Gods. These titles were references to Chan's movies, Rumble in the Bronx and Armour of God. All of Jackie's beige and khaki clothes are also similar to the real Jackie's clothes in the film Armour of God. Cartoon Network also aired Jackie Chan Adventures during its run and Disney XD picked up reruns until 2010. Multiple stations air the show in various translations including Arabic and Tamil. The series even spawned a few books, comic books and a video game.