Western Animation / Team Toon
Four kids named Dylan, Sam, Ash, and Iko form a club called Team Toon, drawn together by their shared love of cartooning. In their club they produce the popular online viral series called "Psycho Squirrel", and they are popular at their school for their creation. However, their club isn't just a hobby. Dylan discovers that they have the power to make their cartoon creations come to life and use it to form a superhero squad of the same name to fight rogue cartoon monsters that take over the minds of innocent humans. They have their own cartoon masks, a Cool Car
with a wise-cracking AI, and even Psycho Squirrel himself as a secret weapon. Episodes revolve around mysteries going in and around the school caused by monsters.Team Toon
is an American hybrid live-action/animated television show for European Cartoon Network
. It is filmed and animated by the New York City
-based Larry Schwarz And His Band, the successor to Animation Collective
. It was planned to premiere in 2013, but didn't surface until Spring 2015 in European countries exclusively on a cable streaming site.
Made its United States premiere on Netflix on June 15th, 2015.
Not to be confused with Cookie Jar TV
's new name, or a title in Disney's online game Toontown
This show provides examples of:
- Black Best Friend: Iko to his team.
- Blaxploitation Parody: The whole show has a very (appropriately family-friendly) 1970's, action, spy feel to it, complete with psychodelic, bright-colored "illusions" for the cartoons, a very jazzy soundtrack that has shades of James Bond, and a Narrator with snark.
- Book Ends: An episode of "Psycho Squirrel" plays at the beginning and end of every Team Toon episode.
- Cool Car: Team Toon's pimped-out, animated stunt car.
- Expy: The team must've been inspired by the old animators from Termite Terrace when creating Psycho Squirrel, who has traits of Bugs Bunny, Screwy Squirrel, Daffy Duck pre-flanderization and Woody Woodpecker.
- Five-Man Band:
- Lemony Narrator: Expresses his reactions to what's going on, in the vein of The Dukes of Hazzard.
- Monster of the Week: Subverted: at least more than one monster appears each episode.
- Rapid-Fire Comedy
- Show Within a Show: "Psycho Squirrel", the online web series the main characters create.
- Stylistic Suck: The cartoons are meant to move and look like a 12-year-old made them.
- Team Pet: Psycho Squirrel.
- They Solve Mysteries And Kick Butt
- Urban Fantasy: Childrens' cartoon drawings that come to life and wreak havoc in the city, fought against cartoon drawings used for good! It's never clear if humans other than the main team can see, or are even aware of, any of the cartoon "magic".