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Miguzi

Miguzi logoMiguzi logo (Summer 2006-June 1, 2007)

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 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 Kyler Spears.

In June 2007, Miguzi was replaced by Master Control, an interactive block that aired on September 24, 2007.

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 spacesuit. 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.

Miguzi Sweepstakes/Giveaway

Trivia

  • In the Summer Kick-Off Special 2005, Tommy and Tara (in real life) send 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).
  • Cartoon Network didn't acknowledged Miguzi until 2018, where Erin made a cameo appearance as stone in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes episode, Crossover Nexus.

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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