28 June 2009
| 7.1/10 |
| Action, Adventure, Martial Arts|
Robby Duncan Sharpe
Johnny Yong Bosch
Michael Alston Baley
Delivery by Ten Minute Turns
Ten Minute Turns
Nickelodeon, YTV, Nicktoons
Johnny Yong Bosch, Stephanie Sheh, Nancy Wu, David Brimmer
Three Delivery is an American/Canadian animated sitcom and action adventure, inspired by kung-fu movies. It was created by Larry Schwarz, who also created similar series, Kappa Mikey and Speed Racer: The Next Generation. It is a collaboration between Animation Collective in Manhattan, New York and the now-defunct Fatkat in Miramichi, New Brunswick as their very last project. The show premiered on Nicktoons in the United States, and YTV in Canada on June 27, 2008. An episode of Three Delivery was first shown at the New York Comic Con 2008, on April 19, 2008. The show was broadcast CBBC in the UK having begun on February 21, 2009 and on Once TV in Mexico.
Three Delivery Wikipedia
Animation Collective partnered with FatKat to guarantee more fluid, traditional-style 2D animation not usually found in Flash shows. The backgrounds are also painted in Flash. Schwarz was drawn to the premise, saying that he used to live near Manhattan's Chinatown himself and that this show would reflect some of his personal experiences. Art director and former director Alan Foreman designed the visual style of the show, which he compares to a living graphic novel. He also performs the vocals for the theme song and contributes to the score, with his New York-based, indie-rock band Ten Minute Turns.
Promotion for the show began with the studio making 11 two-minute original adventures for mobile phones in 2007, which also gave the studio an exercise in working with the new characters in preparation for the series. Three of them first aired on May 2, 2007 on Nicktoons Network during the premiere of Speed Racer: The Next Generation during commercials. Some of the clips are named "A Silver Tongue is fine, but Silence is Golden", "Two Heads Aren't Always Better than One", and "Out of Sight? You're Out of your Mind!", after each of the fortune cookie fortunes that appear at the beginning of every short. The last eight were to be broadcast in 2009.Sue Yee (Stephanie Sheh): a tough girl dedicated to her friends and family. Despite some sibling rivalry, she and her older brother Sid will do anything to protect each other. Sue won't admit it, but she has a crush on Barney.
Tobey Li (Robby Duncan Sharpe): a boy with a big heart and stomach and a bigger sense of humour, in spite of his dark past. Despite his constant joking around, he loves being a superhero and will protect his friends no matter what.
Sid Yee (Johnny Yong Bosch): a cool and composed boy with a razor sharp wit and an interest in music. He is Sue's older brother and takes his duties as one of Chinatown's protectors seriously.
Nana (Nan Wu): a kind but tough old lady who is the guardian of the magic cookbook and the most formidable defence against Kong Li; she's an expert in both magic and martial arts. She takes in Sue, Sid, and Tobey and trains them to defend Chinatown against Kong Li. Her real name is Mei Wa and she's Mr. Wu's mother.
Mr. Wu (Michael Alston Baley): the proud and boastful owner of Wu's Garden Restaurant, where Sue, Sid, and Tobey are employed as delivery people. While he yells at his employees often for slacking off and subjects them to trying his new and unusual recipes, Mr. Wu actually has a good heart.
Barney (David Chen): Calvin's son who has his head in the clouds and his hands in a dirty sink so often that he doesn't notice Tobey, Sid, and Sue have been protecting Chinatown. Like his father, he has strange ideas, but a good heart.
Kong Li (Lex Woutas): a former martial arts student who became a cruel and ambitious magician who will stop at nothing to obtain the magic cookbook. For now, he remains trapped within the barrier around Chinatown, later in the series he is revealed to be Tobey's father.
Eugene (Jamie McGonnigal): Sue, Sid and Tobey's science nerd classmate and friend.
Season one began on June 27, 2008 on Nicktoons Network and ended on June 28, 2009.
Episode 1 garnered 571,063 viewers. Episode 2 garnered 593,000 viewers. By episode 3, it garnered over 1.5 million viewers. It continued to stay #1 on Nicktoons Network until Wolverine and the X-Men garnered over 3.1 million viewers with its first episode. Three Delivery then became #2. It then dropped to #3 on Nicktoons Network ratings due to Avatar: The Last Airbender hitting #2 above Three Delivery. But it has garnered over 4.7 million viewers and has stayed at the top.