Trivia / Sym-Bionic Titan

  • Acting for Two: John DiMaggio as General Julius Steel and Ilana's father, the King of Galaluna. He keeps popping up as extras all over the place, along with Tara Strong. Of course, with their wide ranges and main character positions, this isn't really too surprising.
  • Creative Differences: The producers ended up going their separate ways because they lost interest.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Vanessa Marshall as Xeexi, if it really is male.
  • Executive Meddling: Of the "switch its time slot a lot" variety.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Cartoon Network pulled the show after its first run and never bothered to rerun it. In an even bigger disappointment to fans, they also never bothered to release any of the series on DVD, so, up until October 2012, unless you were comfortable with watching the show through methods of questionable legality or iTunes, you were pretty much completely out of luck. Thank God it's being re-aired on Toonami, which may or may not herald a forthcoming DVD release.
    • With the show officially written off for tax reasons, a DVD/Blu-Ray release is now legally impossible, and the show has been officially removed from iTunes.
    • The show is currently available to watch via Amazon Prime.
  • The Other Darrin: Kimmy is voiced by Cassie Scerbo in her first appearance in "Showdown at Sherman High." Both her and Kari Wahlgren, interestingly enough, voice characters in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja. Young Lance is also voiced by different child actors in "Shaman of Fear" and "Shadows of Youth," although it could be that he's at a different age.
  • Playing Against Type: Vanessa Marshall as Xeexi.
  • Recycled Script
    • The "Tashy 497" episode was a recycle of an old The Powerpuff Girls episode, with Ilana as Bubbles and Lance as Buttercup.
    • The entire series has a great deal in common with an old Samurai Jack episode.
  • Screwed By The Lack Of Merchandise and Production Woes: Cartoon Network had to can the series after 20 episodes since no toy manufacturers were stepping up to make toys from the show (a unfortunate side-effect of an economic recession) though ratings were doing well. The production team also crumpled a bit and their interests switched to other things. Genndy has now moved onto working at Sony Pictures Animation to focus on his own projects.
  • Screwed by the Network: Getting moved from Friday nights to Wednesday nights then finally moved practically unannounced to an early Saturday morning slot all in the first season alone is never a good sign. True to form, it signaled that production on the series had suddenly been dropped. It was quietly bumped to a Saturday morning death slot when it neared its last episodes that were produced so that the show could be forgotten without a mess erupting. This wasn't enough to stop fans from learning the truth and clamoring for its return. The cause of its cancellation is often blamed for not getting a toy deal to help buffer the production costs. But the true reason the show folded was because its own production crew had their interests focused on other projects and began going their separate ways.
    • According to some rumors, it was because Cartoon Network wanted to license the show for merchandise, while the creators wanted it to speak for itself. Genndy also blames the change in management, as all of the people who's trust he had gained during his original tenure had since left, causing a lot of head-butting with the new network people.
    • And now for the biggest screw against this show: Cartoon Network has written this show off financially, meaning it can no longer air on the channel ever again.
  • Sending Stuff to Save the Show: Letters, fan art, purple shirts...
  • Talking to Himself: Kari Wahlgren voices Kimmy and her two friends, Monica and Amber.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Ilana's actual bodyguard being injured in the invasion meant Lance was the only ready choice.
    • Genndy Tartakovsky said he wanted to do episodes featuring more of Lance's father and a musical episode with Ilana. Makes sense, considering Tara Strong's singing ability.
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