A.T.O.M. - Alpha Teens On Machines

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A.T.O.M. - Alpha Teens On Machines
Genre: Action
Science fiction
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: August 27, 2005 – November 18, 2006
Network(s): Jetix
Toon Disney
Created by: Ariane Desrieux
Paul-Patrick Duval
Distributed by: Buena Vista International Television
Starring: Clancy Brown
Brian Donovan
Bill Fagerbakke
Aldis Hodge
Seasons: 2
Episodes: 52

A.T.O.M. - Alpha Teens on Machines is an French/American animated series produced by SIP Animation and premiered on the US Jetix on August 27, 2005. In some countries the show is a spin-off to the Action Man toyline (abit in-name only) and known as Action Man A.T.O.M..

Why it Rocks

  1. Much like with fellow-SIP show W.I.T.C.H., the Animation is very unique (Heck, it doesn't even look like something a Disney subsidiary would produce!) and is heavily inspired from Anime and Comic Books.
  2. Fun storylines and episodes.
  3. Likeable characters. The Alpha Teens Axel, Hawk, Shark, Lioness and King just happen to be regular plain old teenagers who manage to kick butt against the villains and use their vehicles in an action-packed matter. Even the villains have a charm to them!
  4. The fights are very clever and entertaining.
  5. Catchy music by SIP Animation composers Alain Garcia and Noam Kaniel.
  6. Good voice acting from voice actors like Clancy Brown, Tom Kenny and James Arnold Taylor.
  7. Season 2 (which never aired in the United States) features a very shocking and sneaky plot twist (which we won't mention here, you'll have to watch it to believe it!)
  8. The toyline from Hasbro is a replacement to the classic Action Man toyline, featuring versions of the characters (except for Lioness) and recreations of vehicles from the show.

Bad Qualities

  1. The show ended on a huge cliffhanger (Jetix Europe confirmed in August 2007 that the series wouldn't be renewed for a third season, and also possibly for SIP Animation to focus on Combo Niños).
  2. The second season never aired in the United States.
  3. The writing is mediocre.