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Biker Mice from Mars

[b][i]Biker Mice from Mars[/i][/b] is an animated television series created by Rick Ungar that began airing in 1993 in the United States and lasted for three seasons before it was cancelled. It is about three anthropomorphic mice motorcyclists named [[Throttle]], [[Modo]], and [[Vinnie]] who escaped a war on their home planet, [[Mars]]. They eventually end up crash landing on [[Earth]] in the city of [[Chicago]]. There they meet a charming female mechanic named Charlene "[[Charley]]" Davidson and discover that the [[Plutarkians]] have come to Earth to exploit its natural resources.

The biker mice discover that Chicago's leading industrialist, [[Limburger|Lawrence Limburger]], is actually a Plutarkian who disguises himself as a human. Limburger enlists the aid of villains like the sadistic mad scientist [[Doctor Karbunkle|Dr. Karbunkle]] and the idiotic [[Greasepit]] to help him steal Earth's natural resources and send them to [[Plutark]]. However, he witnesses the eventual foiling of his plans (and the destruction of his building) by the biker mice at the end of each episode.

The episodes would always start out with a setup for a situation like Greasepit mounting a digging machine, the mice showing up parodying a song, laughing or cracking jokes, then dominating for a short while, being in seeming danger, and starting with the introduction.

The [[new series|new series]] began airing in the UK on [i]Toonattik[/i] on GMTV (now known at weekends as CITV) on August 26, 2006. The third episode was the highest rated show on the Channel on its launch weekend. The show has been GMTV's highest rated show of the autumn season. On two of the weeks to November 11, the show looks to have been the UK's highest rated kids show on any channel.

CITV on ITV2 re-ran the original 1990s series at 07.55 Monday to Friday for a 10 week strip from early September 2006.

The series launched in Finland on MTV3 and in Australia on Channel Ten in October 2006. The series launched in the Nordics/Scandinavia on Cartoon Network on March 5, 2007. Many other countries will see the new series in the fall of 2007. A full length 13 minute introductory trailer to the new series is on Google Video.

The new series airs in the United States on a cartoon-block called 4kids, which airs on The CW. More can be found with a simple search on Wikipedia. The new series aired 28 episodes and then stopped when 4kids moved from FOX to CW, and according to the official website, will return this year on The CW.

Retro ''Biker Mice from Mars'' related items are currently for sale on numerous auction sites. Prices of the rarer 1990s merchandise items on eBay in the UK are rather hair-raising.

Merchandise based on the new series was launched in the UK from August 2006 and features with online retailers such as Amazon UK. It is in full-retail distribution in the UK and Finland. The action figure line was already the seventh best selling property in the category in The UK by November 2007. The characters and vehicles for the toyline were designed by veteran animation/toy developer PANGEA.

A racing video game based on the [[old series]] was published by Konami for the Super NES in 1994. It is reminiscent of [i]Rock N' Roll Racing[/i] games. PS2 & DS games from The GameFactory released a PS2 game in the UK on November 10, 2006. It will be launched elsewhere in conjunction with Territory broadcast air dates for the new series.

A Biker Mice from Mars video game was released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System by Konami.

In 2006 a game was released based on the 2006 Revival in Finland, Australia & the United Kingdom for the Nintendo DS & Sony PS2 consoles, but none of these games received any major positive ratings.

==See Also==
* [[Alien Races]]
* [[Allies]]
* [[The Bikes]]
* [[Charley|Charley Davidson]]
* [[Chicago]]
* [[Doctor Karbunkle]]
* [[Earth]]
* [[Freedom Fighters]]
* [[Greasepit]]
* [[Limburger|Lawrence Limburger]]
* [[Mars]]
* [[List of Martians]]
* [[Modo]]
* [[New Series]] (2006)
* [[Old Series]] (1993)
* [[List of Planets]]
* [[Plutark]]
* [[List of Plutarkians]]
* [[Throttle]]
* [[Villians]]
* [[Vinnie]]
* [[Wars & Battles]]

* [[Biker Movies]]
* [[Motorcycles of Earth]]

[ Official website]