Crashbox is a Canadian/American television series for children. It was broadcast in the United States and Canada. The series teaches children about math, history, vocabulary and other subjects It was made between 1998 and 1999. The series aired during the relaunch of the HBO Family channel from February 1999 to April 2000. There has been no VHS or DVD releases for the series but it is available on streaming serivces in 2022.
|Created by||Eamon Harrington & John Watkin|
S. Scott Bullock
Arif S. Kinchen
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52|
|Executive producer(s)||Adam Shaheen|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Cuppa Coffee Studios|
Planet Grande Pictures
Spank! (theme music only)
|Original release||February 1, 1999 –|
April 1, 2000
The series was produced and filmed in Toronto and Malibu in the second half of 1998 to early 1999. Planet Grande Pictures signed a deal with Cuppa Coffee Studios to make a game show for both HBO and Planet Grande. They both worked for 7 months to make 13 hours of programming.
Crashbox is set inside a computer and a sculpted clay box. The format is similar to the 1970's Electric Company where parodies are shown that do not join to each other or follow a plot. Each half-hour episode is has about 2-to-5-minute educational games. Some episoded had an eighth game. There episodes were not common.
The series generally had positive reviews from both critics and audiences. However, some criticized the series for the overuse of gross out humor.
- ↑ "Crashbox on Hulu". Hulu. Retrieved 11 December 2022.
- ↑ Eichhorn, P: "Cuppa Coffee brews up a special blend of animation Take One Magazine, Summer, 1999, No. 24