History WesternAnimation / CaptainZedAndTheZeeZone

21st Oct '16 9:33:21 PM nombretomado
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* BritishAccents: Captain Zed, at least according [[http://www.collingwoodohare.com/download/bible_zed.pdf the bible (as in the document that describes rules of this cartoon)]] by one of show's creators.
18th Jun '13 5:32:20 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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* TooGoodToLast: Considered a classic for this reason.



* WhatAnIdiot: Captain Flannel, well, a lot of the time.
28th Jan '13 2:55:46 PM MattFisherNL
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''Captain Zed and the Zee Zone'' (1991) is a BritishSeries that is WesternAnimation. A co-production between [[DICEntertainment DIC Entertainment]] (they just animated the show), Collingwood O'Hare Productions (at the time the company was named "Tony Collingwood Productions") and {{HIT Entertainment}} (Back in time, when they distributed and produced not only kids programming, but also even distributed programs from TVNZ outside of New Zealand). It mainly delivers AnAesop to its audience but is known for using NightmareFuel to get the point across sometimes.

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''Captain Zed and the Zee Zone'' (1991) is a BritishSeries that is WesternAnimation. A co-production between [[DICEntertainment DIC Entertainment]] Creator/DICEntertainment (they just animated the show), Collingwood O'Hare Productions (at the time the company was named "Tony Collingwood Productions") and {{HIT Entertainment}} (Back in time, when they distributed and produced not only kids programming, but also even distributed programs from TVNZ outside of New Zealand). It mainly delivers AnAesop to its audience but is known for using NightmareFuel to get the point across sometimes.
24th Jan '13 5:00:37 AM Thande
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* ThemeNaming: Most of the Dream Patrol personnel are named after things to do with beds, appropriately enough.
2nd Nov '12 1:13:22 PM kretes96
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* BritishAccents: Captain Zed, at least according [[http://www.collingwoodohare.com/download/bible_zed.pdf the bible (as in the document that describes rules of this cartoon)]] by one of show's creators.


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->'''Captain Zed''': ''"Have a nice dream!"''
17th Oct '12 2:40:42 PM Thande
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* BenevolentBoss: The Commander.



* DreamWorld

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* DreamWorldDreamWorld: The Zee Zone.


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* HypercompetentSidekick: P.J.


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* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: The show's title carefully uses both the British and American pronunciations of 'Z' for different things, in a (failed) attempt to try and sell the show to American networks.
17th Oct '12 2:37:42 PM Thande
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Compare ''WesternAnimation/PotsworthAndCompany''.

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Compare ''WesternAnimation/PotsworthAndCompany''.
''WesternAnimation/PotsworthAndCompany'' and ''TheDreamstone'', both contemporary shows dealing with similar themes.


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* AffectionateParody: Of the Royal Air Force as presented in old war films about the Battle of Britain.


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* DreamWorld
17th Oct '12 2:34:51 PM Thande
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* TheAce: In at least one episode Captain Flannel is presented as this (or at least viewed as it by others)--this may be intended to be MilesGloriosus.


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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: In one episode all the Captains are unavailable so the Commander goes on a mission himself, getting his old First World War biplane-style ship out of storage.


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* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: The Commander, apparently. In one episode where he temporarily demotes himself to Captain to go on a mission as no others are available, he refers to himself as 'Captain Commander'.


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* MinionWithAnFInEvil: Mutter, often.
* {{Mooks}}: Averted; the villains Snort and Mutter are two (or 'one and a half' as Snort claims) against an army of Dream Base personnel. In one episode he recognises this and tries cloning an army from himself and Mutter.


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* PlatformHell: One episode has Zed and P.J. take a kid through a dream of a computer game he's imagined up called "Zedmen", but Snort interferes and manages to turn it into this.
* RetiredBadass: The Commander.


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* StealthPun: Dream Base is crewed by anthropomorphic sheep, as a reference to the old idea about lulling yourself to sleep by CountingSheep.
* SuperMode: The pillow-shaped ships are capable of going to a super mode consisting of swelling up and the back bursting open to allow much greater feather thrust to come out. However, this uses up power very rapidly, and in the computer game episode the ship actually drains its power dry while escaping from Snort's traps.
* TethercatPrinciple: When the Commander gets his old ship out of storage (see BreakOutTheMuseumPiece above) he finds his 'old ground crew' of two sheep (now with long white beards) still there.
* ThisIsMyHuman: One episode sees Zed's cat able to talk and he refers to Zed as his pet.


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* TranslationYes: Zed's cat gives one 'meow' to another which he then translates as a long speech.
* TwoferTokenMinority: P.J., who is both AmbiguouslyBrown, female, and American-accented (according to the show's bible, constituting a failed attempt to try and sell the show to American networks).
16th Sep '12 6:49:50 AM kretes96
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''Captain Zed and the Zee Zone'' (1991) is a BritishSeries that is WesternAnimation. It mainly delivers AnAesop to its audience but is known for using NightmareFuel to get the point across sometimes.

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''Captain Zed and the Zee Zone'' (1991) is a BritishSeries that is WesternAnimation. A co-production between [[DICEntertainment DIC Entertainment]] (they just animated the show), Collingwood O'Hare Productions (at the time the company was named "Tony Collingwood Productions") and {{HIT Entertainment}} (Back in time, when they distributed and produced not only kids programming, but also even distributed programs from TVNZ outside of New Zealand). It mainly delivers AnAesop to its audience but is known for using NightmareFuel to get the point across sometimes.
24th Aug '12 7:59:20 PM Doryna
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: This is what Mutter and Snort take on, as an attempt to give the children HighOctaneNightmareFuel.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: This is what Mutter and Snort take on, as an attempt to give the children HighOctaneNightmareFuel.nightmares.
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