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ChalkZone is an American animated television series created by Bill Burnett and Larry Huber for Nickelodeon. The series follows Rudy Tabootie, an elementary school student whose magic chalk allows him into the ChalkZone, an alternate dimension where everything drawn on a blackboard and erased becomes real. The show concentrates on the adventures of Rudy, his sidekick Snap, and classmate, Penny Sanchez, within the zone.

ChalkZone originally aired as part of Fred Seibert's Oh Yeah! Cartoons animated shorts showcase in 1998. The series ran on Nickelodeon from March 22, 2002 through August 23, 2008, with 40 episodes in total. It was produced by Frederator Studios and Nickelodeon Animation Studio.

A popular rumor about the show is that it was based on Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings. In fact, Bill Burnett debunked this in a 2013 interview, revealing that he was not even aware of the series' existence until after ChalkZone entered production.

Rudy Tabootie is a 10-year-old fifth-grader who loves to draw, but Reggie Bullnerd, the school bully, is always teasing him or getting him into trouble with Mr. Wilter, Rudy's grumpy school teacher who strongly dislikes cartoons. One day Rudy discovers a piece of "White Lightning" chalk, which allows access to the ChalkZone, a place where everything and everyone that has ever been drawn in chalk and erased takes form as living or is tangible. He soon makes friends with Snap, a small, blue, humanoid drawing made by Rudy when he was only eight. Snap wears a superhero uniform and is very adventurous and witty. Rudy only lets one other person know about ChalkZone, his best friend and crush Penny Sanchez, who acts as the genius of the group.

While in ChalkZone, the trio are introduced to Cyclops, the kilt-wearing guardian of the magic chalk mines where Rudy obtains his magic chalk (Rudy later draws a second eye for him and renames him "Biclops"); Queen Rapsheeba, ChalkZone's song artist whom Snap has a crush on; and Blocky, a light green block friend of Snap's and Rudy's first-ever drawing. They are also faced with villains such as Skrawl, a drawing who blames Rudy for being ugly and wants to destroy him; and the Craniacs, a series of robot drawings obsessed with collecting futuristic devices.

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