Road Rovers is an American animated television series written and produced by Warner Bros. Animation. The series focus on four humanoid dogs who where ordinary till exposed to a Transdogmafier which transformed them into "cano-sapiens". These four become the Road Rovers, a team of crime fighting super powered heroes who must combat the mutant creations of Parvo. Much of the humor contained in the show was derived from popular culture of the mid-1990s. The show originally aired one season of 13 episodes from September 7, 1996 till February 22, 1997.
Plot (SPOILER ALERT) Edit
In the town of Socorro, New Mexico (one year prior to the formation of the Road Rovers), Professor Shepherd is attacked by a man named General Parvo, who demands the professor's experimental transdogmafier (a play on the term transmogrifier) technology in exchange for his lost dog. Shepherd gives in but is tricked by Parvo, who gives him a bomb that destroys his laboratory. The next year, as normal dogs begin to mutate into monsters, Shephard, who miraculously survived the attack, realizes it is Parvo who is behind it and decides to stop him.
Shepherd selects five dogs from around the world to combat this new threat. Once they arrive at his new, secret underground lab, he uses his new transdogmifier on the five, turning them into "Cano-sapiens", humanoid dogs that look like normal clothed humans except that they have retained all the trademark aspects of the dogs they came from, such as a tail, fur, distinctive ears and head, etc. Their personality before the transformation also remains intact. They can also speak English and possess super abilities that normal humans do not.
When not fighting crime, they revert to their original dog form, and reside in the homes of the leaders of their country of origin; Hunter goes to the President of the United States, Colleen to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Blitz to the Chancellor of Germany, Exile to the President of Russia, and Shag to the President of the Swiss Confederation
It is later discovered that many of the events in the past were caused by Parvo's time machine. These include Parvo's appearance in the past (as a cat named Boots), Parvo's failed attempt at constructing a transdogrifier causing Scout to become Muzzle, Boots becoming Parvo with Groomer's help, Muzzle meeting Hunter, and Shag saving Shepherd's life by informing him of the bomb that will blow up his lab.
(about the characters)
Road Rovers has a total of 13 episodes.
English Links Edit
- Let's Hit the Road
- Storm from the Pacific
- The Hair Of The Dog That Bit You
- Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
- The Dog Who Knew Too Much
- Hunter's Heroes
Broadcast History Edit
Premiered on Kids' WB on September 7, 1996 where it would air one season till February 22, 1997 with reruns continuing until September 6, 1997. The series then aired on Cartoon Network from February 7, 1998 till 2000.