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The Drillimation Anime (ドリメーションアニメ Dorimēshon Anime?), or just simply The Drillimation Series, is an Emmy Award-winning Japanese anime television series created and written by Hiroshi Takajima and is simply the collective term for six major anime series, all of which focus on the adventures of Susumu Hori and his many friends he makes as the series progressed.

The anime began airing in Japan in 1969 starting with the Angry German Kid anime and in North America in 1975 with a Drillimation anime produced specifically in North America called GoGang. Specifically, Hanna-Barbera, Lucasfilm, and Walt Disney Television obtained the license to dub the anime into English. Long before the term "anime" was coined in North America, fans of the series simply referred to the anime as The Drillimation Cartoon or The Drillimation Animated Series.

Characters

Main Article: List of Drillimation characters

Broadcast networks

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Countries in the real world that aired The Drillimation Series.

Alexonia

  • ATS Two
  • ATS Kids
  • AHT Two

Argentina

  • The Big Channel (1990-1995)
  • Magic Kids (1995-2006)
  • Televisión Pública Argentina (2006-present)

Australia

  • ABC Me

Bangladesh

  • Channel i

Barokia

  • BBT Kids

Brazil

  • Rede Globo

Canada

  • Teletoon

China

  • CCTV-14 (CCTV Children)
  • Dragon Television
  • Zhejiang Television
  • Xinjiang TV Chinese
  • Xinjiang TV Kazakh

Colombia

  • Citytv Bogotá
  • Caracol Televisión

Crazyria

  • Toonami
  • Nickelodeon
  • Boomerang

El Kadsre

  • ETVKK

Honduras

  • Telecadena 7 y 4

Hong Kong

  • TVB Jade (Cantonese)
  • TVB Pearl (English)

Iceland

  • RÚV

India

  • Pogo TV

Indonesia

  • Spacetoon
  • Space Shopping

Iraqi Kurdistan

  • Kurdsat

Ireland

  • RTE One

Island of Sally

  • SBC2 (2002-2008) (English, Sallyish and French)
  • Disney Channel (2012-2016) (Sallyish only)

Italy

  • Rai Uno

Japan

  • Fuji TV
  • TV Asahi
  • NHK Educational TV
  • Chiba TV
  • Television Kanagawa

Kazakhstan

  • Balapan

Latin America

  • Magic Kids (1995-2006)
  • Nickelodeon (1997-2008)
  • ZAZ (2009-2012)
  • Tiin (2013-present)

Mahri

  • 2k

Megassa

  • Kids WB (1999-2004)
  • Fox Kids (2002-2007, 2014-present)
  • Cartoon Network (1994-present)

Mexico

  • Azteca Uno
  • Canal 5
  • Imagen Televisión
  • Multimedios Televisión
  • Canal Once

Middle East

  • Spacetoon
  • Space Power TV

New Zealand

  • TVNZ 1

North El Kadsre

  • EYE TV1

Philippines

  • TV5
  • ABS-CBN
  • Studio 23
  • Yey!
  • HeroTV
  • ABS-CBN Sports and Action
  • Hero Zone block on Jeepney TV

Piramca

  • Animax
  • Pira Kids

Portugal

  • Sociedade Independente de Comunicação (SIC)
  • SIC K

Puerto Chango

  • Puerto Chango 2
  • Puerto Chango 5
  • Spacetoon

Russia

  • STS
  • Channel One
  • NTV
  • Disney Channel Russia

Sentan

  • STN 2

South Korea

  • EBS1
  • Spacetoon
  • Tooniverse

Spain

  • Neox

Ukraine

  • 1+1
  • PLUSPLUS

United Kingdom

  • CBBC (2006-2009, 2014-present)
  • CITV (2009-2013)

United States

  • ABC
  • Cartoon Network
  • Disney XD
  • NBC
  • Syndication
  • This TV
  • TBD (in some markets)

Venezuela

  • Venevisión

YinYangia

  • XCT Toonz4Kidz (Chinese)
  • Animax (Japanese)
  • PixelTV (English)
  • Yey! (Filipino; YinYangia)

Development

Before the anime was brought to the United States, Drillimation approached Hanna-Barbera with an offer to dub the Angry German Kid anime into English. Hanna accepted Takajima's offer and Hanna-Barbara began looking for actors to voice the characters in the dub. Charles Martinet, who voiced Igor in the GoGang anime, chose to voice Leopold and Jake. Hanna-Barbera decided to broadcast the anime on Saturday mornings, presumably when children were home from school.

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