Astroblast is a kids' show by Soup 2 Nuts that begun airing on PBS Kids Sprout in July 2014. It focuses around a crew of Funny Animals who run an intergalactic smoothie café called the Frosty Star, and the problems that often arise among them. Comet, the leader, is an easily excitable dog. Halley is a pink rabbit who makes high-speed deliveries. Sputnik, a pig, tends to get overly passionate about things. Radar, a monkey, is well-meaning but usually lazy. Jet, an alligator, speaks entirely through movement. And Sal, the level-headed one, is a three-eyed octopus who usually has friendly advice.
Not to be confused with the Atari 2600 game of the same name.
This cartoon contains examples of:
- Adobe Flash: Was animated with Flash.
- A.I. Is a Crapshoot: When Sputnik tried to modernize the Frosty Star in one episode, chaos ensued. Among other problems, they couldn't even prepare ingredients without being chased down by an army of cleaning droids.
- An Aesop: As an edutainment cartoon, this is expected Once an Episode.
- Batman Can Breathe in Space: Notably, Halley makes her deliveries on an intergalactic surfboard.
- Companion Cube: Several one-off ones pop up time to time; among them, Sputnik's Zorkian Peach plant "Zorky".
- Furry Reminder: Though not happening very often some of the animal characters do exhibit traits of their respective species such as Comet wagging his tail when he is happy or excited, snorts sometimes accompanying Sputnik when she laughs, and Radar shown swinging places from time to time.
- Funny Animal: The main cast.
- One-Word Title: Portmantitle of "astro" + "blast" that's also The Place, as the characters live in the Astroblast Space Station, but the show mostly focuses on the smoothie cafe, Frosty Star.
- The Place: The characters live in the live in the Astroblast Space Station, but the show mostly focuses on the smoothie cafe, Frosty Star.
- Only Sane Man: Sal, who often gives advice to help the others realize the solution to that episode's Aesop.
- Silent Snarker: Jet, at times.
- The Speechless: Jet, who speaks by movement and props.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: Halley is the tomboy to Sputnik's girly girl, and Sputnik is the girly girl to Halley's tomboy.
- Two Girls to a Team: Halley and Sputnik are the only girls in the main cast.
- Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Halley in one episode, who only sprained her ankle but realized she enjoyed being taken care of.