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Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? 

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The world famous thief, Carmen Sandiego (Rita Moreno), plays an intricate game of cat and mouse with teen ACME detectives, Zack (Scott Menville) and Ivy (Jennifer Hale).
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Series cast summary:
Rodger Bumpass ...  Chief 40 episodes, 1994-1999
Jennifer Hale ...  Ivy 40 episodes, 1994-1999
Scott Menville ...  Zack 40 episodes, 1994-1999
Eric Monette ...  Player Z 40 episodes, 1994-1999
Dierk Torsek Dierk Torsek ...  Additional Voices 40 episodes, 1994-1999
Rita Moreno ...  Carmen Sandiego 39 episodes, 1994-1999
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An animated series based on the "Carmen Sandiego" line of computer games. The world-renowned thief Carmen Sandiego (Rita Moreno) has, with the help of her henchmen, stolen the landmarks of the world, and it's up to ACME Detective Agency sleuths Zack (Scott Menville) and Ivy (Jennifer Hale) to get them back. Like the computer game, this show's primary goal was to build up kids' knowledge of geography and world culture. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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5 February 1994 (USA) See more »

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DIC Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The original main theme was a version of the opera "Die Entführung aus dem Serail", composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. See more »

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Carmen Sandiego: A philosopher once said, "Competition can make you stronger."
Player: Which philosopher said that?
Carmen Sandiego: Me!
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Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? - Main Theme
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(Version of "Die Entführung aus dem Serail")
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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One of the best animated series out there!
22 February 2000 | by bellebookSee all my reviews

I've been a fan of the animated series "Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?" ever since it first came out in 1994, and despite the fact that it's now on only on reruns, I still like to watch what I consider is one of the best animated series I've ever seen.

Why do I like the series so much? Well, my initial attraction was the fact that it taught geography lessons in a very fun context, and it's still an attraction to me today. Also, it is really well-drawn, with neat scenes of various locations around the world. However, my favorite thing about the series is not the mixture of humor and education, or the scenery, but the story and the characters.

In the show, Carmen Sandiego is the world's greatest thief. She is chased around the world by Acme sister/brother detectives Ivy and Zack, and the Chief, a holographic figure, plus the occasional assistance of fellow Acme detectives. Also helping is a Player in front of a computer screen. Carmen is assisted in her capers by various henchmen, some named, others unknown. Carmen always steals a few items, but the items are recovered, while Carmen escapes.

I like Ivy, Zack, and the Chief for various reasons (the Chief's so funny; Zack is sometimes funny, but also very intelligent, as his knowledge of languages and computers indicates, and Ivy is really courageous and skilled in a fight), but interestingly enough, my favorite character is Carmen herself. She's a thief, but she never harms anyone, and doesn't steal for the money, but primarily for the challenge of a certain caper and for the artistic value of an object. That makes her a fascinating mixture of good and bad. She's very mature, and has many great quotes which get you thinking. One time she tells the Player that a philosopher once said that competition can make you stronger. When she's asked which philosopher said that, Carmen says, "Me!" I love that line! Also, she sure has style, what with her red coat and fedora cocked at just the right angle! And she has a great deal of knowledge of many subjects. I usually don't admire criminals, but Carmen's an exception. And she's the main reason why I love the series now and think it one of the best animated series out there.

Belle Book


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