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Astroblast! is an American Preschool 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.
Astroblast! 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.
- Big "NO!": Comet does one of these at the end of Smoothie Operator. He also does this earlier.
- Companion Cube: Several one-off ones pop up time to time; among them, Sputnik's Zorkian Peach plant "Zorky".
- Funny Animal: The main cast.
- Furry Reminder:
- Comet (a dog) wags his tail when he’s super excited.
- Sputnik (a pig) snorts sometimes when she laughs.
- Radar swings on objects like real-life monkeys do.
- 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.
- Only Sane Man: Sal, who often gives advice to help the others realize the solution to that episode's Aesop.
- The Place: The characters live in the live in the Astroblast Space Station, but the show mostly focuses on the smoothie cafe, Frosty Star.
- Plucky Girl: Halley is a brave and determined young rabbit.
- 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.
- 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.