Hero: 108

Hero: 108
Genre Adventure
Created by Yang-Ming Tarng
Written by Kent Redeker
Thomas Pugsley & Greg Klein
Nicole Dubuc
John Tellegen
Directed by Pongo Kuo
Trevor Wall
John Fountain (co-director, 9 eps)
Voices of Eric Bauza
Ian James Corlett
Andrew Francis
Brian Drummond
Scott McNeil
Adrian Petriw
Kelly Sheridan
Tabitha St. Germain
Narrated by Ian James Corlett
Theme music composer John McPhillips
Composer(s) John McPhillips
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 52 (whole)
104 (separate) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Bill Schultz
Mike Young & Liz Young
Albert Liu
Rita Street
Paul Cummins
Nicolas Atlan (Season 2 only)
Daniel Lennard and Suzanne Berman (for Cartoon Network Europe)
Producer(s) Lolee Aries
Sanvy Hsieh
Running time 22 min (whole)
11 min (separate)
Production company(s) Gamania
Hong Ying Animation (eps 1-to 52 (except for eps 41, 55, and the last episode))
Telegael Teoranta
Mike Young Productions (eps 1–13 only)
Taffy Entertainment (eps 1–13 only)
MoonScoop Group (eps 14–52)
Turner Broadcasting System Europe
Distributor Cartoon Network
Turner Entertainment Networks International Ltd.
Original network Cartoon Network
Original release March 1, 2010 (2010-03-01) – July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09)

Hero: 108 is a British/Taiwanese/Canadian animated television series that has aired on Cartoon Network and the Cartoon Network international cable network, and Kabillion OnDemand channel in the United States that was created by Yang-Ming Tarng. The series was produced by Taffy Entertainment, in association with Gamania, Hong Ying Animation, Telegael Teoranta, and Turner Entertainment Networks International Ltd.[1] It premiered on March 1, 2010.[2][3][4][5]

The show was renewed for another season,[6][7] which began airing on May 7, 2012, on Cartoon Network (Russia and Southeastern Europe),[8] UK, April 30 on Cartoon Network Too, and on Cartoon Network in the United States on June 4, 2012. The series ended its run on July 9, 2012. No channel in Canada has aired the series.


Many years ago in the Hidden Kingdom, animals and humans lived in perfect harmony until an evil trickster named HighRoller arrived and fooled the animals into thinking humans were their enemies. Chaos reigned in the Hidden Kingdom until Commander ApeTrully formed a task force called Big Green to reunite the animals and humans while fighting the forces of High Roller and the Zebra Brothers.

The storyline in a typical episode follows a formula, although the formula varies and several episodes depart from it: Commander ApeTrully goes on a mission to the castle of an animal kingdom to make peace and ask its inhabitants to join Big Green, bringing a gift of gold as a token of goodwill. The animals generally dismiss the gift, and usually capture ApeTrully who calls for help from First Squad. Members of First Squad (usually everyone except Mr. No Hands, who does come along on occasion) deploy by descending through a maze of tubes and landing on turtles fitted with tank treads, and then are launched through a tunnel and out over the water. When they arrive where ApeTrully is being held, a battle or contest ensues, during which special talents or abilities of the animals are revealed, often something based on their nature. After the battle or contest, the animals usually concede to First Squad's skills saying through translation by ApeTrully (unless the animal rulers can talk) that they would be honored to join Big Green. After joining, the animals often are assigned a particular duty at Big Green based on their demonstrated skills, which may help solve a problem introduced in a subplot.

The show is very loosely based on ancient Chinese novel the Water Margin focusing on the exploits of First Squad and Second Squad.[9]


Big Green

Big Green is a peace-making force with goals to restore peace between the humans and animals:

First Squad

The Big Green's elite warriors. Among its members are:

Second Squad

The Big Green's secondary warriors. They are jealous of First Squad and constantly at odds with them to prove their worth. Among its members are:

Big Green Air Force

A part of Big Green's army that specializes in air battles. They dress in white and use large jet-shaped firecrackers as jets and giant afros inside their hats as air brakes and parachutes. Among the members are:

Other members




Hero: 108 series overview
Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 26 (52 segments) March 1, 2010 (2010-03-01) April 5, 2010 (2010-04-05)
2 June 4, 2012 (2012-06-04) July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09)


Hero: 108 has appeared in many Beanfun! commercials to sponsor Gamania which featured many flash-animated clips of previous episodes in which an event occurred which featured a big bean appearing being pixelated than the character disappears which features the bean transforming into a question mark and an exclamation point. None of the characters have any dialog at all in the commercials except Mighty Ray in one commercial where he says "Okay, Banana?".

An American toy commercial was made to sponsor the Hero: 108 action figures that are available in Toys "R" Us. The commercial aired rarely, mostly on Cartoon Network, making it the only Hero: 108 commercial to air in television.

Beanfun! commercials


Hero: 108 Online

An MMORPG based on the series had the players play as First Squad and Second Squad. This MMORPG game was developed by Gamania's RedGate Games subsidiary. Its servers are closed, and the game is declined, players can't access the game. Possibly since there's no reason to continue the game since the show ended on Cartoon Network.


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