Directed by Dave Thomas
Composer(s) Matthew Morse
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52
Executive producer(s) Adam Shaheen
Eamon Harrington
John Watkin
Camera setup Single Camera
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s)

Planet Grande Pictures
Cuppa Coffee Animation
HBO Family Original Programming

Grace D. Wild Interactive Development (S1 only)
Original network HBO Family
Original release February 1, 1999 – April 1, 2000

Crashbox is a Canadian-American educational children's television game show that airs on the HBO Family digital cable television channel in the United States. It aims to educate grade-school children in history, math, vocabulary, and other various subjects.

The show takes place in the insides of a game computer where green game cartridges (which are sculpted out of clay) are created and loaded by rusty robots. Each half-hour episode consists of at least seven 2-to-5-minute educational games. Near the end, the robots will do "Crashbox Rewind" where they review most of the games to the viewers.

Crashbox was one of the cornerstone programs for the relaunch of the HBO Family channel in February 1999.[1][2] The series has never been released on DVD or VHS, but remains on HBO Family to this day.

Creation team

Crashbox was created by Planet Grande Pictures, ( Eamon Harrington and John Watkin) and is animated by Cuppa Coffee Studios, headed by Adam Shaheen. Planet Grande Pictures engaged award winning Cuppa Coffee Studios 7 months to complete 13 hours of programming.[3]

Voice cast

External links


  1. Richard Katz, "HBO in Family way with heavy push of new fare", Variety, September 9, 1998.
  2. Lynne Heffley, "HBO Launches Spinoff With Pair of Excellent Kids' Shows", Los Angeles Times, February 1, 1999.
  3. Eichhorn, P: "Cuppa Coffee brews up a special blend of animation Take One Magazine, Summer, 1999, No. 24
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