Saturday, October 6, 2012

Saturtainment: Where On Earth is Carmen Sandiego? (1994)

Yesterday, we reviewed PBS' Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?. Running concurrently with the final season of the game show was a mostly animated adventure series, produced by DIC for Fox, Where On Earth is Carmen Sandiego?.

The format more closely resembles the computer program the game show, and the cartoon, were based on. The Chief, in this series, is a disembodied male head (Roger Bumpass), giving instructions to two regular teenage detectives trying to capture Carmen (Rita Moreno, ex-The Electric Company). Being that this was on Fox, the cartoon wasn't confined to Saturdays, as it also aired on certain weekdays.

Here's the open:

I am not certain who has the rights to the series these days, but this much I do know. It ended after two seasons. Way too soon for this critic's taste.

Rating: A.

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