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Flash Chronos and the Panther Girls is an American animated adventure-science fiction-comedy television series, being created by TBD. It was produced by Warner Bros. Television Animation and it aired on The WB (as part of Kids' WB) from September 16th, 1995 until November 27th, 1999.

Synopsis

The series follows the renowed space explorer Flash Chronos and his three human-like panther allies in their quest for adventure and fun.

Characters

Main

  • Flash Chronos (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) - a sarcastic space explorer who ends up teaming up with the Panther Girls to explore the cosmos.
  • Felina (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - a flirtatious girl who leads the trio and wants to be a great hero, often making sassy remarks about several events.
  • Purrsie (voiced by Jodi Benson) - an intelligent girl who provides the team with info and gadgets as well as giving them lessons about history and the space's inhabitants.
  • Roarie (voiced by Cree Summer) - a cowardly girl who tries to do her best, even though she sometimes prefers to stay home, often hiding whenever there's danger.

Supporting

  • Boss Man (voiced by Peter Cullen) - the short-tempered head of the Galactic Protection Agency who often argues with the team due to their constant rule breaking.
    • 4576 (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - Boss Man's robotic assistant who is assigned to help and tries to calm down his boss whenever he rages at the team.
  • Dr. Nucleus (voiced by Bill Farmer) - the GPA's shy head scientist who provides useful inventions to the team, even though some of them backfire at him.
  • Merry Hant (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) - a happy merchant who occasionally sells several items like potions, tools or just random stuff to the crew.
  • Chase (voiced by Gregg Berger) - a friendly rival to Flash who is the leader of a small squad operating at several planets.
    • Jackala (voiced by Mary Kay Bergman) - Chase's beautiful girl sidekick who is attracted to him and aids him to stop evil.
  • Lucy (voiced by Debi Derryberry) - a happy teenage girl who wants to be like Flash and usually tries to aid him but failing.
  • Puffy (voiced by "Weird Al" Yankovic) - an oafish space yeti who often TBD.
  • Albert (voiced by Pat Fraley) - a famous movie star who is Roarie's idol and usually TBD.
  • The High Chancellor (voiced by Frank Welker) - the cosmos' most powerful authority who is extremely wise and powerful.

Antagonists

  • Empress Lucina (voiced by Kath Soucie) - the vile ruler of the Luna Empire who aims for the destruction of whoever tries to stop her empire.
  • Cybtronix (voiced by Tony Jay) - a power-hungry cyborg who created a death beam and an army in order to take over the universe and make its citizens loyal to him.
  • Dr. Go-Mad (voiced by Richard Moll) - a mad scientist who is responsible for several disasters across the universe and is rather insane.
  • The Plant Queen (also voiced by Tress MacNeille) - a vicious human-like plant who likes to cause chaos and destruction, as well as wanting to control the beauty of nature.
  • The Mixers, consisting of:
    • Jimmy (voiced by Scott Menville) - the self-absorbed lead singer of the Mixers who is known for using his charm to take control of the hearts of his fangirls to get unstoppable power.
    • Linda (voiced by Tara Charendoff) - the seductive backup singer of the Mixers who is TBD.
    • Lukas (voiced by Quinton Flynn) - the calculating guitarist of the Mixers who TBD.
    • Francine (also voiced by Kath Soucie) - the vain drummer of the Mixers who TBD.
  • The Collector (voiced by Arsenio Hall) - a colossal giant who is out to collect any kind of rare creatures or objects and desires for the collection of countless planets.

Episodes

See List of Flash Chronos and the Panther Girls episodes.

In other media

Thanks to the its success, Warner Bros. turned the series into a franchise by developing direct-to-video films, specials, video games, books and toylines. However, due to Mary Kay Bergman's death in 1999, further post-series media now features Grey Griffin as the voice of Jackala. Following the retirement of Christine Cavanaugh in 2001, Merry Hant is now voiced by Candi Milo, while Corey Burton assumed Cybtronix's voice after Tony Jay's death in 2006.

Specials

Film

Direct-to-video

Theatrical

  • TBD (200?)

Video games

Books

Comic books

Reboot

In 2018, Warner Bros. confirmed that a reboot to the series is on the works, featuring the voices of Crispin Freeman as Flash, Hynden Walch as Felina and Mae Whitman as Purrsie, while Cree Summer and Kath Soucie reprise their roles as Roarie and Lucina, respectively. It is expected to premiere on WB Kids on TBD 2020.

Trivia

  • Despite being called the Panther Girls, they look a bit more like humans with some panther-like traits, including tails and panther ears, along with some fur.
    • Same can be said to Jackalia, since she features traits like a jackal tail and jackal ears.
  • It is implied that the Panther Girls have a crush on Flash.
    • In direct-to-video film set in the future, it is revealed that they eventually got together and they had children who follow their footsteps as space heroes.
  • The High Chancellor is a caricature of then-President of the United States Bill Clinton.
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