Tutenstein is an American children's animated television series, produced by Porchlight Entertainment for Discovery Kids based on the comics by Jay Stephens (creator of The Secret Saturdays). The half-hour series features young mummy Tutankhensetamun (based on real-life Tutankhamun and usually called "Tutenstein" as in the title) who is awakened about 3,000 years after his accidental death and now must face the fact that his kingdom is gone. The name is a portmanteau of Tutankhamun and Frankenstein. On October 11, 2008, a TV movie entitled Tutenstein: Clash of the Pharaohs aired on Discovery Kids. This series aired on the "Real Toons" cartoon block on the Discovery Kids channel along with Kenny the Shark, Time Warp Trio, Growing Up Creepie, Grossology, and The Future is Wild.
Tutankhensetamun was an impulsive but kindhearted young Egyptian Pharaoh who lived a luxurious but short life. He died because back in Ancient Egypt he saved a friend of his from being smashed by rocks from a collapsing temple, so he himself was crushed to death. He carries the mighty The Sceptre of Was, and the circumstances of his death are unknown at first.
In the 21st century, 12-year-old Cleo Carter accidentally witnesses his awakening after a bolt of lightning hits the mummified body of Tut that is on display at the local museum. She with her anthropomorphic cat Luxor must now help Tut to find his way around in these days modern world. During the whole series Set with his demons is trying to destroy Tut and gain possession of his sceptre of Was to become the ruler of all. To deal with that Tut and his new friends have their schedules full, plus there is one or the other problem with ancient scrolls, squeamish gods, silly teenagers and a bored out living mummy who doesn't want to spend its days in a sarcophagus...
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