History WesternAnimation / MaxSteel

24th Sep '16 12:21:56 AM TitoMosquito
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* HoistHeroOverHead: Dread does this to Berto in one episode.
23rd Sep '16 2:01:05 PM themisterfree
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After six episodes of season 1, the company making it went bankrupt and the series went over to another company, with a marked improvement in the animation quality. After season 2, they were shut down too and so season 3 was made by MainframeEntertainment, AKA the people who did ''ReBoot'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Season 3 also saw a move from broadcast TV to Creator/CartoonNetwork; the plot went in a different direction, although the basic formula of every episode remained untouched and TheyChangedItNowItSucks seems largely avoided in the aforementioned small fanbase. Mainframe seemed to have an extremely low budget for the project as evidenced by many bit characters being 'portrayed' by the CGI models of larger characters from earlier seasons, sometimes to the point of mooks looking suspiciously identical to the first season's one-off villains. As well, the series finale is a ClipShow. After Season 3, a series of made-for-TV movies were released. Currently the show is in the midst of a Revival/ {{Retcon}} in Latin America. A [[InNameOnly new, animated reboot]] has been announced for [[http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/new-max-steel-to-reboot-on-cartoon-network/ Latin America as well as in the US for DisneyXD in 2013]]. For that reboot, see WesternAnimation/MaxSteel2013.

The show was hosted on Youtube by Crackle in 2009, but has since been made unavailable for viewing.

(Not to be confused with Maxx Steele, head of the Robo Force, a short-lived line of suction-cup equipped robotic action figures created by Ideal in the mid-80's. A commercial can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7fxNmxif74 here.]] A Ruby-Spears animated OneEpisodeWonder is viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT3KJ228Y6o&NR=1 starting here.]])

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After six episodes of season 1, the company making it it, Netter Digital, went bankrupt and the series went over to another company, with a marked improvement in the animation quality. After season 2, they were shut down too and so season 3 was made by MainframeEntertainment, AKA the people who did ''ReBoot'' and ''WesternAnimation/BeastWars''. Season 3 also saw a move from broadcast TV Creator/KidsWB to Creator/CartoonNetwork; the plot went in a different direction, although the basic formula of every episode remained untouched and TheyChangedItNowItSucks seems largely avoided in the aforementioned small fanbase. Mainframe seemed to have an extremely low budget for the project as evidenced by many bit characters being 'portrayed' by the CGI models of larger characters from earlier seasons, sometimes to the point of mooks looking suspiciously identical to the first season's one-off villains. As well, the series finale is a ClipShow. After Season 3, a series of made-for-TV movies were released. Currently For a while, the show is was in the midst of a Revival/ {{Retcon}} revival/{{Retcon}} in Latin America. A More recently, a [[InNameOnly new, animated reboot]] has been was announced for [[http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/new-max-steel-to-reboot-on-cartoon-network/ Latin America as well as in the US for DisneyXD in 2013]]. and aired on Creator/DisneyXD. For that reboot, see WesternAnimation/MaxSteel2013.

''WesternAnimation/MaxSteel2013''.

The show was hosted on Youtube [=YouTube=] by Crackle in 2009, 2009 (Crackle is owned by Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, which co-produced and owns the distribution rights), but has since been made unavailable for viewing.

(Not to be confused with Maxx Steele, head of the Robo Force, ''Robo Force'', a short-lived line of suction-cup equipped robotic action figures created by Ideal in the mid-80's. A commercial can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7fxNmxif74 here.]] A Ruby-Spears animated OneEpisodeWonder is viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT3KJ228Y6o&NR=1 starting here.]])



* TheCameo: Tony Hawk, Jeremy [=McGrath=], and Matt Hoffman as themselves in ExtremeSportExcusePlot episodes. Dizzy and Carmen from ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles'' also cameo as students in one episode (likely because that show and this one were both produced by Sony's TV division (then known as Columbia Tristar Television, currently known as Sony Pictures Television).

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* TheCameo: Tony Hawk, Jeremy [=McGrath=], and Matt Hoffman as themselves in ExtremeSportExcusePlot episodes. Dizzy and Carmen from ''WesternAnimation/RoughnecksStarshipTroopersChronicles'' also cameo as students in one episode (likely because that show and this one were both produced by Sony's TV division (then known as Columbia Tristar Television, currently known as Sony Pictures Television).Sony).



* GenreSavvy: a significant source of the show's humor comes from Max being this.

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* GenreSavvy: a A significant source of the show's humor comes from Max being this.
11th Sep '16 7:12:51 PM WillKeaton
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(Not to be confused with Maxx Steele, head of the Robo Force, a short-lived line of suction-cup equipped robotic action figures created by Ideal in the mid-80's. A commercial can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7fxNmxif74 here]]. A Ruby-Spears animated OneEpisodeWonder is viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT3KJ228Y6o&NR=1 starting here]].)

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(Not to be confused with Maxx Steele, head of the Robo Force, a short-lived line of suction-cup equipped robotic action figures created by Ideal in the mid-80's. A commercial can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7fxNmxif74 here]]. here.]] A Ruby-Spears animated OneEpisodeWonder is viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT3KJ228Y6o&NR=1 starting here]].)
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22nd Aug '16 7:14:35 PM dsneybuf
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->'''Jefferson Smith''': [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Josh McGrath]] canít [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld go running around the globe battling terrorists]] and still expect to lead a normal life.\\

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->'''Jefferson Smith''': [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Josh McGrath]] [=McGrath=] canít [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld go running around the globe battling terrorists]] terrorists and still expect to lead a normal life.\\
22nd Aug '16 12:29:24 PM frogpatrol
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Josh [=McGrath=] is a 19 year-old extreme sports star whose adopted father works at the sports equipment manufacturing company N-Tek. It turns out this is a front for a counterintelligence agency, so when Josh makes an unscheduled visit during an attack on the facility by terrorists, he finds himself caught in the crossfire and present at an honest-to-god FreakLabAccident - his body is infested with "Max Nanoprobes", experimental {{Nanomachines}}, leaving him on the verge of death. TeenGenius Roberto "'Berto" Martinez realizes that the probes have integrated with his body and become [[TheSymbiote symbiotic]] - he is dying because they are [[PhlebotinumBreakdown running out of power]]. He is thus able to save Josh's life by infusing his body with the probes' specialized power source, [[AppliedPhlebotinum Trans-Phasic Energy]] (colloquially T-Juice). Afterward, it is discovered that the accident has given him [[MagicAndPowers numerous superpowers]]; superhuman strength, speed, stamina, senses, and the ability to become invisible. Realizing that these powers plus his extreme sports experience make him an ideal [[TheyFightCrime secret agent]], Josh creates a SecretIdentity - an older, brown-haired version of himself he calls "Max Steel." The series begins with a [[InMediasRes much less detailed explanation.]]

Max Steel was a very MerchandiseDriven, CG-animated SaturdayMorningCartoon series which ran from 2000 to 2002. At its heart a spy show, with outrageous villains and plots at times straining believability, the ever-GenreSavvy main character's commentary often put the series in AffectionateParody territory. In spite of its silliness, however, the show had well-defined characters, unusually complex plots, and was surprisingly dialogue-heavy for a show of its demographic. Aside from this it has a dark, realistic animation style and a few genuine instances of NightmareFuel.

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Josh [=McGrath=] is a 19 year-old extreme sports star whose adopted father works at the sports equipment manufacturing company N-Tek. It turns out this is a front for a counterintelligence agency, so when Josh makes an unscheduled visit during an attack on the facility by terrorists, he finds himself caught in the crossfire and present at an honest-to-god FreakLabAccident - FreakLabAccident: his body is infested with "Max Nanoprobes", experimental {{Nanomachines}}, leaving him on the verge of death. TeenGenius Roberto "'Berto" Martinez realizes that the probes have integrated with his body and become [[TheSymbiote symbiotic]] - he symbiotic with him]]. He is dying because they are [[PhlebotinumBreakdown running out of power]]. He is thus able to save Josh's life by infusing his body with the probes' specialized power source, [[AppliedPhlebotinum Trans-Phasic Energy]] (colloquially T-Juice). Afterward, it is discovered that the accident has given him [[MagicAndPowers numerous superpowers]]; superhuman strength, speed, stamina, senses, and the ability to become invisible. Realizing that these powers plus his extreme sports experience make him an ideal [[TheyFightCrime secret agent]], Josh creates a SecretIdentity - of an older, brown-haired version of himself he calls "Max Steel." himself: '''Max Steel'''. The series begins with a [[InMediasRes much less detailed explanation.]]

Max Steel was a very MerchandiseDriven, CG-animated SaturdayMorningCartoon series which ran from 2000 to 2002. At its heart a spy show, with outrageous villains and plots at times straining believability, the ever-GenreSavvy main character's commentary often put the series in AffectionateParody territory. In spite of its silliness, however, the show had well-defined characters, unusually complex plots, and was surprisingly dialogue-heavy for a show of its demographic. Aside from this it has a dark, realistic animation style and a few genuine instances of genuine NightmareFuel.



Not to be confused with "Maxx Steele", head of the Robo Force (a short-lived line of suction-cup equipped robotic action figures created by Ideal in the mid-80's). A commercial can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7fxNmxif74 here]], and a Ruby-Spears animated OneEpisodeWonder is viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT3KJ228Y6o&NR=1 starting here]].

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Not (Not to be confused with "Maxx Steele", Maxx Steele, head of the Robo Force (a Force, a short-lived line of suction-cup equipped robotic action figures created by Ideal in the mid-80's).mid-80's. A commercial can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7fxNmxif74 here]], and a here]]. A Ruby-Spears animated OneEpisodeWonder is viewable [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT3KJ228Y6o&NR=1 starting here]].
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4th Feb '16 4:43:15 AM punksweet
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* InASingleBound: Justified by Max having super powers, Psycho by being a cyborb.

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* InASingleBound: Justified by Max having super powers, Psycho by being a cyborb.cyborg.



* WorkHardPlayHard: Save the world from supervillains, then hit the slopes / beach / tracks.

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* WorkHardPlayHard: Save the world from supervillains, super villains, then hit the slopes / beach / tracks.
3rd Dec '15 8:41:13 PM WillBGood
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* BondOneLiner: ''Many," some genuinely clever, others not so much.

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* BondOneLiner: ''Many," some ''Many,''some genuinely clever, others not so much.
18th Nov '15 5:28:59 AM Medinoc
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-->'''L'Etanger:''' I believe we now have our obligatory fight to the finish.

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-->'''L'Etanger:''' -->'''L'Etranger:''' I believe we now have our obligatory fight to the finish.
24th May '15 11:15:13 AM themisterfree
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* MythologyGag: To one of Mattel's older toylines. Max's missing father was stated to be "Big" Jim McGrath, aka the Big Jim that was featured as Mattel's original action hero in the 70s and 80s.
25th Mar '15 10:22:34 PM Elusivehawk
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