Chop Socky Chooks

Chop Socky Chooks
Created by Sergio Delfino
Directed by Sergio Delfino
Voices of
Theme music composer Eggplant
Opening theme "Chop Socky Chooks"
Ending theme "Chop Socky Chooks" (Instrumental)
Composer(s) Lou Pomanti
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • For Aardman: Miles Bullough, Pete Lord, and Dave Sproxton
  • For Decode: Neil Court, Steven Denure, and Beth Stevenson
  • For Teletoon: Madeleine Lévesque, Athena Georgaklis, and Dominic Webber
  • Daniel Lennard (for Cartoon Network Europe)
  • Elana Adair
  • Ben Lock
  • Christine Ponzevera
  • Janice Walker (also Decode's supervising producer)
  • Jacqueline White (series producer)
Running time 22 minutes approx.
Production company(s)
Original network Cartoon Network (U.S./U.K.)
Teletoon (Canada)
Original release March 16, 2007 (2007-03-16) – October 5, 2008 (2008-10-05)

Chop Socky Chooks is an British-Canadian computer-animated series that ran on Cartoon Network from March 7, 2008 until January 31, 2010. produced by Aardman Animations, Decode Entertainment and DHX Media that debuted on 16 March 2007.[1] It was created by animator Sergio Delfino, a prominent animator at Sony Pictures Imageworks. It currently airs in eastern Europe on Cartoon Network and on Teletoon, and previously aired in the USA on Cartoon Network. The name is from "chop socky," which is slang for the Asian martial arts film genre, and "chook", which is Australian and New Zealand slang for chicken.


The show is about a trio of kung fu fighting chickens who live and work in a city-sized shopping mall owned by their archenemy, Dr. Wasabi.[2]


The Chop Socky Chooks

Main villains

Other villains

Other characters

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 26 7 March 2008 (USA)
March 16, 2007 (CAN)
8 September 2008 (UK)
4 September 2008 (USA)
October 5, 2008 (CAN)
1 March 2009 (UK)


# Title Written by Storyboarded by US air date Original air date (Teletoon)[3] UK air date
1"Game Over Chooks!"Ian CarneyRichard Bazley, and Wayne Thomas (additional)7 March 2008 (2008-03-07)March 16, 20078 September 2008
Dr. Wasabi uses the Chooks to be the power source of a new video game. This video game will actually kill the Chooks in real life.
2"Big Bad Bubba!"Lienne Sawatsky and Dan WilliamsAndreas von Andrian14 March 2008 (2008-03-14)July 13, 200715 September 2008
Bubba accidentally releases an evil demon that possesses his body. When the Chooks realize this, they try to stop the demon from reaching Wasabi World.
3"Kobura Strikes"Richard Elliott and Simon RacioppaAndy Janes21 March 2008 (2008-03-21)July 15, 200722 September 2008
A rival of Chuckie Chan comes to Wasabi World so that he can take him and the Chooks down.
4"Now You Coliseum, Now
You Don't"
J.D. SmithRichard Bazley, and Steve Beaumont (additional)28 March 2008 (2008-03-28)July 20, 200729 September 2008
K.O. Joe protests Dr. Wasabi's decision to ban solar bording in Wasabi World. Because of this, the Ninja Chimps and the Chooks must face off in a rollerblading competition at Dr. Wasabi's arena.
5"Double Trouble"Mike KubatAndreas von Andrian3 April 2008 (2008-04-03)July 22, 20075 October 2008
Chick P visits her old mentor when robotic Chooks attack Wasabi World. Once there, she tries to find out where the Chooks came from. Unfortunately, all signs point to the fact that her old teacher is working for Dr. Wasabi.
6"If Looks Could Kill"Emma KoAndreas von Andrian10 April 2008 (2008-04-10)July 27, 200712 October 2008
Chick P holds a reunion with her old friend Oni, but unknown to her, Oni has another agenda; as the malicious Deadeye, she has a new scheme to enact revenge on Chick P and also take over Wasabi World and the Chooks investigate. During the investigation, they discover why Chick P's family has lost its honor.
7"Do You Want Thighs
with That?"
Lienne Sawatsky and Dan WilliamsAndreas von Andrian24 April 2008 (2008-04-24)July 29, 200719 October 2008
Citizens of Wasabi World are getting fatter with every Wasabi Burger they eat. Luckily, Dr. Wasabi has set up liposuction centers all around Wasabi World. It's up to the Chooks to discover what exactly is inside the burgers, but things go awry when Dr. Wasabi's brain ends up in the fat.
8"In Your Dreams"Richard Elliott and Simon RacioppaAndy Janes1 May 2008 (2008-05-01)August 3, 200726 October 2008
Chuckie Chan is captured as a prisoner in Wasabi's Dream World because he has insomnia. To save Chuckie Chan, Chick P comes up with a plan to rescue him by sending K.O. Joe into Dream World. While in Dream World, both of the guys have to face their nightmares; Chuckie's being a giant toy duck, Mr. Quackers, and Joe's being a fear of jellybeans.
9"Speak Now or Forever
Hold Your Breath"
Mark Robertson
Lienne Sawatsky and Dan Williams (story)
Richard Bazley8 May 2008 (2008-05-08)August 5, 20072 November 2008
Wasabi makes plans to marry the tone-deaf mermaid Siren Sung (who Chuckie Chan has a crush on), and soon decides to flood Wasabi World (and rename it Wasabi Water World). Now it's up to the Chooks to stop wedding arrangements or risk swimming with the fishes.
10"Snake in the Class"TBATBA15 May 2008 (2008-05-15)May 17, 20089 November 2008
When the Chooks secret identities are revealed, they must go into hiding. Chuckie Chan's pupil's then become the Junior Chooks to act as the Chooks go-betweens, but Chuckie suspects there may be a traitor among them. It turns out Kobura is back and has teamed up with Dr. Wasabi.
11"His Master's Choice"TBATBA22 May 2008 (2008-05-22)May 24, 200816 November 2008
Chuckie Chan's master senses trouble in the Cosmic Balance, and traces it back to its source – Dr. Wasabi's new toy, the Karma Gotcha. The Karma Gotcha steals its owners' good luck/karma. But Chuckie Chan is ordered to return to his monastery (due to the evil, luck-sucking Karma Gotcha), leaving only K.O. Joe and Chick P to stop Dr. Wasabi's evil plot.
12"Chop Socky Whoops"J.D. SmithAndreas von Andrian, and Bob Richards (additional)29 May 2008 (2008-05-29)May 31, 200823 November 2008
Dr. Wasabi decides to go back in time to the day the Chooks formed and prevent them from ever meeting each other.
13"The Mark of the Bantam"Simon Racioppa and Richard ElliotChristian De Vita
Andreas von Andrian and Bob Richards (additional)
5 June 2008 (2008-06-05)June 7, 200830 November 2008
After Wasabi makes a foolish television show of his enemy Bantam, the Chooks have to save the day when the real one shows up.
14"Night of the Karaoke
J.D. SmithBenedict Lewis
Trevor Ricketts, Bob Richards, and Steve Beaumont (additional)
12 June 2008 (2008-06-12)June 14, 20087 December 2008
While visiting the Karaoke Korral, the Chooks discover that Wasabi plans on changing the mall-dwellers of the peaceful level into living zombies.
15"Return the Other Cheek"TBATBA19 June 2008 (2008-06-19)June 21, 200814 December 2008
When Wasabi finds out that the Iron Butt Monk's power comes from the Twin Orbs of the Apocalypse, he sends Bubba in to steal it. However, Bubba is only able to steal one, meaning the Cosmic Wind will attack Wasabi World. It's up to the Chooks and the Iron Butt Monks to bring the two Cheeks back together before it's too late.
16"Planet of the Bubba"TBATBA26 June 2008 (2008-06-26)June 28, 200821 December 2008

Bubba fixes Wasabi's TV satellite and is accidentally struck by some sort of powerful force. This force causes Bubba to become super smart and he uses his smarts to put the Wasabi World citizens in a zoo. It's up to the Chooks to find a way to stop Bubba's new evil plans.

Title reference: Planet of the Apes
17"The Level that Time
Dale SchottBenedict Lewis and Andy Janes, with Bob Richards (additional)3 July 2008 (2008-07-03)July 5, 200828 December 2008
The Chooks are trapped in a prehistoric mall level when Wasabi attacks the group. Things take a turn for the worse, when they are attacked by a mutant budgie, and the level's inhabitants find Chick P to be the Queen of the Neandermalls.
18"Bushido Babies"Ian CarneyAdam Beer, with Benedict Lewis and Bob Richards (additional)10 July 2008 (2008-07-10)July 12, 20084 January 2009
The Chooks are up against their toughest opponents yet – a group of babies. These babies aren't exactly typical, however. That's because they've been drinking Wasabi's new milk in a plan to make an army of Bushido Babies.
19"Appalling 13"Dale SchottChristian De Vita
Andreas von Andrian and Bob Richards (additional)
17 July 2008 (2008-07-17)August 16, 200811 January 2009

Dr. Wasabi offers the mall-dwellers free trips to the moon, but the Chooks discover that it's part of his evil scheme to make them work as slaves in his space mine.

Title reference: Apollo 13
20"Chooks of Hazard"Jeff BiedermanBenedict Lewis, and Bob Richards (additional)24 July 2008 (2008-07-24)August 20, 200818 January 2009

The Chooks compete in a wacky race against Wasabi World's most dangerous villains to prevent Dr. Wasabi from obtaining the components for a deadly Doomsday device.

Title reference: Dukes of Hazzard
21"Enter the Chickens"Ian CarneyChristian De Vita
Andreas von Andrian and Bob Richards (additional)
31 July 2008 (2008-07-31)August 21, 200825 January 2009
22"Swarm Welcome"Sean JaraAndreas von Andrian, and Bob Richards (additional)7 August 2008 (2008-08-07)September 7, 20081 February 2009
Dr. Wasabi tries to obtain the powers of a radioactive bug, but things go awry and Wasabi World is overrun by cockroaches.
23"The Lamest Show on
Doug Hadders and Adam RotsteinTBA14 August 2008 (2008-08-14)September 14, 20088 February 2009
Chuckie Chan is entrusted with guarding a rare and valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, the Chooks must take care of the baby dragon and keep it from falling into the hands of Dr. Wasabi.
24"Isle Be Seeing You"Mark RobertsonAdam Beer, with Benedict Lewis and Bob Richards (additional)21 August 2008 (2008-08-21)September 21, 200815 February 2009
The Chooks wake up on a mysterious island filled with dangerous perils as part of Dr. Wasabi's new, deadly, reality TV show.
25"The Codfather"Simon Racioppa and Richard ElliottAndreas von Andrian, and Bob Richards (additional)28 August 2008 (2008-08-28)September 28, 200822 February 2009

Chick P wants Bubba to be the fourth member of the Chop Socky Chooks after Wasabi fires him for the Hairy Sumo Brothers. However, Bubba only seems to get in the way when it comes to fighting in battles.

Title Reference: The Godfather
26"Down the Drain"Ian CarneyAndreas von Andrian, and Bob Richards (additional)4 September 2008 (2008-09-04)October 5, 20081 March 2009
A simple misunderstanding makes Wasabi's main computer flush him down the toilet. Things get worse when Bubba attacks it, making it go haywire and making the various electronic equipment in the mall attack the customers. The Chooks must fight the mall itself, as Dr. Wasabi is being stalked by a monster in the sewers.



DVD release

DVD Name Release dates Ep # Additional Information
Region 1
Volume 1 6 October 2009[4] 13 The two disc box set includes 13 episodes from Season 1. Each episode is presented with English 5.1 Dolby Surround and English, French and Spanish subtitles. Running Time: 286 minutes.


Common Sense Media gave the show 2 out of 5 stars, complaining the show was too violent for children.[5]


  1. Ball, Ryan (February 14, 2007). "TELETOON Previews Four Shows". Animation Magazine. Calabasas, California. Archived from the original on 21 October 2013.
  3. "Television Program Logs". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2016-03-02. Archived from the original on 2016-05-16.
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