Category Archives: Beyond the Background

Beyond the Background: Antoine, from Zero to Hero

Today’s Beyond the Background examines the saga of one of the anthropomorphic Freedom Fighters from planet Mobius. Ah, no. Not him…. HIM. Yes, that’s right; today Beyond the Background takes a look at that kooky French palace guard coyote, Antoine D’Coolette. Yeah, I thought Antoine was another fox at first. Anyways, Antoine began his career in …

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Beyond the Background: Emma Hart

This is going to be brief. Think of this as a Mini-Beyond the Background, or a Beyond the Background short. Today’s Beyond the Background is all about…this kid. For those who don’t know, this is Emma Hart, a minor character from Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop. Emma was a teenage girl who wanted to be a …

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Beyond the Background: Funnyman

Today Beyond the Background looks at a superhero character created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel. No, not the one with the blue tights and the big red ‘S’, the one with the polka-dotted clown pants and the big comedy mallet. Today’s Beyond the Background is all about Siegel and Shuster’s other superhero creation…Funnyman. Who’s …

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Beyond the Background: The Teen Team

Today Beyond the Background spotlights a trio of intergalactic teenagers from beyond the stars. No, it’s not the Teen Force from NBC’s Space Stars or the Neutrinos from TMNT. I’m talking about My Life as a Teenage Robot‘s The Teen Team. For the uninformed, the Teen Team were a band of teenage superheroes from different …

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Beyond the Background: Clay, the Neglected Xiaolin Dragon

Today, Beyond the Background ventures into the realm of Kids’ WB!’s Xiaolin Showdown. From 2003 to 2006, Xiaolin Showdown reigned on Kids’ WB!, with nothing afterward (Xiaolin Chronicles doesn’t exist; I don’t know what you’re talking about), accruing many loyal fans along the way. The 4 young Xiaolin Dragons traveled the globe in search of …

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