Zazoo U

Zazoo U
Genre Animation
Created by Shane DeRolf
Written by
  • Shane DeRolf
  • Pamela Hickey
  • Dennys McCoy
Voices of (See "Voice cast")
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11 (plus 2 N/A) (list of episodes)
Running time 30 min
Production company(s) Fox Children's Productions
Distributor BVS Entertainment
(Disney–ABC Domestic Television)
Original network FOX
Original release September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08) – January 19, 1991 (1991-01-19)

Zazoo U is an American animated series that aired on Fox Kids on Saturday mornings from September 8, 1990 to January 19, 1991.[1][2]


The series followed the antics of an institution of higher learning that is populated by animals.

Voice cast

List of episodes

Only 11 of the 13 episodes were originally broadcast.

Title Original air date
1"The Nine Mile Pile"September 8, 1990 (1990-09-08)
All the students arrive at Zazoo U for the first class, and immediately struggle to adjust to the school and to each other.
2"The Crayon Box That Talked"September 15, 1990 (1990-09-15)
A box of talking crayons is discovered; each crayon wants to be the greatest of the box, and befriends each of the students to try to succeed.
3"The Search for the Meaning of Life"September 29, 1990 (1990-09-29)
A troubled Tess sets out on a quest to find the meaning of life.
4"Yesterday's Zoo"October 6, 1990 (1990-10-06)
Boink, Tess and Bully search for Zazoo U's Janitor, and discover a world of past bygone relics.
5"Is Bigger Better?"October 20, 1990 (1990-10-20)
The students enter a dispute about whether bigger means better. The dispute soon goes into bigger, but not better, dimensions.
6"Har V and Sue"November 3, 1990 (1990-11-03)
Tess and Grizzle fall out as friends, and vie for Boink's affections.
7"Bully Loses His Temper"November 17, 1990 (1990-11-17)
Bully gets mad and loses his temper; an enraged miniature version of himself jumps out and storms around wreaking destruction. The class must now get the Temper back to Bully.
8"Share a Chair"December 1, 1990 (1990-12-01)
Everybody at Zazoo U gets a special gadget-laden custom schoolchair, except for Grizzle. But no one will share with him, so he gets despondent and wanders off, leading the class to search for him.
9"Ms. Devine's Blues"December 15, 1990 (1990-12-15)
Miss Devine is dejected about her pet Rarf being unremarkable, and thus possibly a worthless nothing. Rarf goes out of his way to prove he is special to her.
10"No Strings Attached"January 5, 1991 (1991-01-05)
Boink discovers invisible strings that can be seen only with the imagination. But his messing around with the strings causes the laws of physics to go seriously awry.
11"Money for Music"January 19, 1991 (1991-01-19)
The class work to earn money to get new musical instruments. Grizzle and Tess try all sorts of money-making schemes, while Boink and Bully go around looking for donations.
12"One Single Seed"N/A
The school is invaded by an alien... a talent agent who's looking for the next big star. The agent himself possesses creativity, but can the others help him realize his potential?
13"Boinks's Rap"N/A
Everybody gets ready for the school talent show, and all sorts of incredible antics and performances are in store. But Boink gets a serious case of stage fright, so it's up to the others to coax the show's best act out of him.


  1. TV Guide Guide to TV. Barnes & Noble. 2004. p. 720. ISBN 0-7607-5634-1.
  2. "Television Today Networks Starting to Ease Off on War Coverage to Pay the Bills". The Salt Lake Tribune. USA. January 24, 1991. Retrieved 6 August 2011. The original episode entitled "First Encounter" will air at 6 am replacing Zazoo U. which is on hiatus, according to Fox Broadcasting.
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