Western Animation / The Mummy: The Animated Series

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The Mummy: The Animated Series is an animated television series produced by Universal Animation Studios to capitalize on the success of The Mummy Trilogy. It premiered on Kids' WB on September 29, 2001.

Set sometime between 1920 and 1934, the characters and plot were derived from the film, but the series could not replicate its success; efforts to make it consistent with real-world features were almost non-existent as, for example, Lake Titicaca being described as both puma-head shaped and as being found below the ruins of Macchu Picchu. Also, the poor quality of the animation disappointed fans of the special effects-laden movie.

It was retooled and rechristened The Mummy: Secrets of the Medjai for its second season, which began on February 15, 2003. Although the quality is considered to have improved between the first and second seasons, the show failed to find an audience and was cancelled on June 7, 2003. It eventually aired reruns on Toon Disney, but after the network's rebranding to Disney XD, it is no longer on television.

Based loosely on hit movies The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, the O'Connells find themselves being chased around the world by the undead corrupt High Priest, Imhotep, and his lackey, Colin Weasler, while trying to get the Manacle of Osiris off Alex's wrist. This takes their trip across the world, trying to locate the lost scrolls of Thebes, the only things that can remove the manacle. However, the scrolls had to be destroyed to prevent Imhotep from possessing the manacle. Now in the second season, Alex is trained as a Medjai to combat the mummy as well as facing new threats along the way.

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Alternative Title(s): The Mummy