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Miguzi

Miguzi logo

Launched

April 19, 2004[1]

Defunct

June 1, 2007

CN era(s)

Powerhouse
CN City
Yes!

Miguzi is a former weekday afternoon block that premiered on Cartoon Network on April 19, 2004. The block was themed around Erin, an animated young 13-year-old girl (voiced by Jessica DiCicco) who finds refuge within the confines of a strange spaceship that is trapped underwater and inhabited by aquatic creatures (including Big Stalks, Flip, Curly, Tre, Remo, Bass, Monitor, Tweet and Yoke).

Not surprisingly, this lighter-toned action block was from Williams Street, the producers of late-night programming block Adult Swim and Toonami, a block of programming which Miguzi replaced in the weekday-afternoon timeslot. Toonami moved to Saturday nights. Miguzi changed its programming often. The block aired weekdays between 5pm-7pm on April 19, 2004 to January 15, 2006 (later 4pm-6pm which it started on January 16, 2006).

Miguzi Wheel of Gooz Promo

Miguzi Wheel of Gooz Promo

On June 20, 2004, the block also received a time slot on Sundays (3pm-5pm). The Sunday version of Miguzi featured the same lineup as the weekday version; however, only reruns from the previous week were aired.[2][3] On September 12, 2004, the Sunday schedule was changed to a viewers choice 4-episode marathon of one of the shows from the weekday lineup. This Sunday version of Miguzi was titled Wheel of Gooz, and the promo featured a roulette wheel with 4 sections that corresponded to the 4 Miguzi shows.

Miguzification 03a

From November 22, 2004 to January 15, 2005, the "Make a MonsterPiece" contest was held on cartoonnetwork.com and viewers could enter for a chance to have their drawing appear on Miguzi. Hundreds of entries were submitted and a panel of judges selected the winning drawing that was then turned into an animated character.[4] The winning submission was "Yoke" by by Kyler Spears.

In June 2007, Miguzi was replaced by Master Control, an interactive block.

The Miguzi Collection

The Miguzi Collection

Programming

Schedules

Date 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
April 19, 2004 - October 1, 2004

Totally Spies!

Code Lyoko

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teen Titans

October 4, 2004 - November 2004

Totally Spies!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Transformers: Energon

Teen Titans

November 2004 - February 2005

Totally Spies!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Static Shock

Teen Titans

March 2005 - April 2005

Totally Spies!

Static Shock

Static Shock

Teen Titans

May 2005 - June 17, 2005

Winx Club

Totally Spies!

Teen Titans

Static Shock

June 20, 2005 - August 2005

Krypto the Superdog

Winx Club

Totally Spies!

Teen Titans

September 2005 - November 2005

Static Shock

Totally Spies!

Code Lyoko

Code Lyoko

November 2005 - December 2005

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Codename: Kids Next Door

Code Lyoko

Teen Titans

December 2005 - January 15, 2006

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Codename: Kids Next Door

Code Lyoko

Code Lyoko

Date 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
January 16, 2006 - May 12, 2006

Teen Titans

One Piece

Yu-Gi-Oh GX

Code Lyoko

May 15, 2006 - August 4, 2006

Codename: Kids Next Door

Zatch Bell

Pokémon

Ben 10

August 7, 2006 - August 11, 2006

Codename: Kids Next Door

Teen Titans

Pokémon

Ben 10

August 14, 2006 - September 2006

Ben 10

Teen Titans

Pokémon

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

September 2006 - November 2006

Teen Titans

Code Lyoko

Pokémon

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

November 2006 - December 2006

Robotboy

Code Lyoko

Pokémon

Pokémon Chronicles

December 2006 - December 15, 2006

Ben 10

Code Lyoko

Pokémon: Advanced Battle

Pokémon Chronicles

December 18, 2006 - December 29, 2006

Ben 10

The Life & Times of Juniper Lee

Pokémon: Advanced Battle

Pokémon Chronicles

January 2, 2007 - January 5, 2007

Ben 10

Team Galaxy

Pokémon: Advanced Battle

Pokémon Chronicles

January 8, 2007 - January 9, 2007

Ben 10

Ben 10

Pokémon: Advanced Battle

Pokémon Chronicles

January 10, 2007 - January 12, 2007

Ben 10

Ben 10

Pokémon: Advanced Battle

Naruto

January 16, 2007 - February 23, 2007

Ben 10

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Pokémon: Battle Frontier

Naruto

February 26, 2007 - March 23, 2007

Ben 10

Xiaolin Showdown

Pokémon: Battle Frontier

Naruto

March 26, 2007 - April 20, 2007

¡Mucha Lucha!

Xiaolin Showdown

Pokémon: Battle Frontier

Naruto

April 23, 2007 - June 1, 2007

Ben 10

Pokémon Chronicles

Pokémon: Battle Frontier

Naruto

Characters

  • Erin - Erin is a young human girl that visits the ship every day and is the only character that speaks comprehensibly.
  • Remo - Remo is a large walking remote control. He is seen in bumpers being smacked by the other characters in order to change the channel.
  • Bass - Bass is a walking Bass speaker. Though he does not talk, his personality still comes through. He is skittish and does not like change. After a while, a second Bass was found in a box in the basement and the two appeared in bumpers together. The original has a red band around its arm while the other has a blue band around its arm.
  • Tweet - Tweet is a very small walking tweeter. He is very brave and can often be found walking underfoot and getting into mischief. After a while, a second Tweet was found in a box in the basement and the two appeared in bumpers together.
  • Dr. Monitor - Monitor, as it is called by Erin, is a sentient TV screen that has been a part of the ship since it was created.
  • Big Stalks - Big Stalks is a big green monster with 3 eyes and two cone shaped horns sticking out of his head.
  • Tre - Tre is a small green monster with 5 eyes and tentacles.
  • Flip - Flip is a purple monster with a 3rd eye.
  • Curly - Curly is a blue monster that wears a suit and a glass helmet, similar to a space suit. However, his arms and a tentacle on his head are outside of the suit. He is the brother of Yoke.
  • Yoke - Yoke is a green monster that appears to be just a head floating in an egg shaped vessel that hovers off the ground. He has been shown to have telekinesis. He is the brother of Curly.
  • Salty - Salty is an old human man that talks like a pirate. He wears a scuba suit and visits the ship to introduce sea life to the crew.

Trivia

  • In the Summer Kick-Off Special 2005, Tommy and Tara (in real life) sends out a signal for the Miguzi gang (animated) to introduce new things to Miguzi.
  • In Summer 2006, the block was given a complete rebrand, with the 3D environments being removed, and replaced with simplistic 2D backgrounds. Erin was also removed from the block without a trace. A few new aliens were also added (which also appeared in the Cartoon Network Invaded promos and bumpers from May 2007).

References

  1. "Spotlight". cartoonnetwork.com. April 1, 2004. https://web.archive.org/web/20040401141305/http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/watch/index.html. Retrieved on February 17, 2015. 
  2. "Miguzi on Sundays?". animesuperhero.com. June 20, 2004. https://animesuperhero.com/forums/threads/miguzi-on-sundays.3652681/. Retrieved on March 15, 2019. 
  3. "TV Schedule". cartoonnetwork.com. June 20, 2004. https://web.archive.org/web/20040623112505/http://schedule.cartoonnetwork.com/servlet/ScheduleServlet?action=GO&theDate=6/20/04&timeZone=EST. Retrieved on March 15, 2019. 
  4. "OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS". cartoonnetwork.com. November 24, 2004. https://web.archive.org/web/20041124085007/http://www.cartoonnetwork.com:80/tv_shows/miguzi/monsterpiece/rules.html. Retrieved on March 15, 2019. 
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