Zombies vs. Ninjas was the third cartoon to air on Shut Up! Cartoons. The first episode came out on May 4, 2012 and ended on July 6, 2012. Almost a year later it was announced that the cartoon was coming back for another season. The first episode came out on March 22, 2013 and ended on June 28, 2013.
Catch new over-the-top Zombies vs. Ninjas battle action every Friday here on Shut Up! Cartoons.
Spencer is the blue ninja and seems to be leader of the group, though more often than not, no one listens to him. He is immature and impulsive, causing him to run into a lot of trouble. Although he is the ninja in charge of security, he does not do his job very well as zombies often penetrate the gate in front of the building. He likes Bob Saget, television, and big boobs. He always learns his lesson at the end of most episodes. He may have some kind of feelings for Tanzy, shown in the 12th episode,being the one who's seemingly worried most about her - also when he apologizes for treating her like she's 'invisible'.
Tanzy is the pink ninja and the only female of the group. She is often put in a bad mood due to Spencer's, Rogi's and Andre's immaturity. She is shown to have a close friendship and sides with Chris/Bartleby in arguments. She is "the heart" of the group, and usually tries to work out compromises, but when she runs out of patience she explodes in anger. You can also describe her as "Team Mom". She will usually want an organized environment and take on cooking and cleaning tasks also ready to scold her friends when they plan to do something stupid or dangerous. Tanzy is smart and appears to be the only 'normal' member of the gang. Even though she shows a hatred towards the guys (Rogi, Spence and Andre), she refuses to leave when Ronaldo asks her to build a team with him, making them 'indivisible'.
Chris is the yellow ninja who has been silent for season 1, it is unknown whether or not he's mute, but all the talking for him is done by Bartlb. In "DON'T GET SICK!, the 9th episode, he is the only one who didn't puke through his mouth. Oddly enough, Bartleby puked for Chris. Shown in episode 20, when the MUNG protestants combusted into zombies and went for Dr. Braynes, he was the only one to not help save him and instead went to the trash can and put Bartleby on him.
Bartlb is the purple puppet controlled by Chris. All the ninjas except for Spencer take him as a group member not believing that he is a puppet. He is the spirit, voice, and reason of the ninja gang, and has the ability to regurgitate for Chris. He has his own body, as shown in episode 18 where he is moving, but is not attached to Chris. It is also shown that he can talk without Chris, as shown in episode 15 when he talks when he is attached to Spencer. In episode 19, it is revealed that Bartlb was originally a military weapon called the Bio-interfacing Assault & Reconnaissance Troop: Lethal Badass series (BARTLB), created by Dr. Braynes. The weapon was quickly rejected due to its puppet appearance. However, during the zombie attack, Chris took Bartlb with him.
Andre is the green ninja. He comes from Russia and his heritage is often made fun of by the others. He has a very thick accent and choppy English, as he always speaks for himself in the third person. Andre is dumb but shown to be the powerhouse of the gang. He has severel anger-management issues, though this proves helpful when he is fighting. He will eat anything, including his little brother and his pet hamster. It is said by Rogi that he drinks out of the toilet.
Rogi is the red ninja. He has a southern accent and curses often. He is extremely impulsive, maybe even more so than Spencer. He is extremely perverted, shown to flirt with any available female, excluding Tanzy. He is fond of strip clubs. Rogi doesn't take his job as a ninja very seriously, and he pulls pranks on others. He often acts like a Spas, which means he overreacts at certain situations. It is said by Spencer that this often happens. Rogi also believes in mythical creatures and even owns a book full with entities like the 'Gay Zombie-Centaurcorn' and the 'Zombeasterbunny' of which Rogi has been scared of until his confrotation with it in the mall.
Dr. Braynes is the scientist who lives in the ninjas' basement. His wacky inventions usually seems useless but somehow come in handy, such as his genetically mutated exploding chickens. Although he makes many strange inventions, he occassionally builds practical things such as tanks. In the 10th episode, Remember When, he has a machine that allows others to see into the future, although he is not sure whether the future events will happen or not. Episodes 19 and 20 reveals that he has known the ninjas even further back. Dr. Braynes created Bartleby originally as a military weapon, but was quickly rejected due to its puppet appearance. He has also used the DNA of the greatest ninjas of all time to genetically enhance five children, who will later grow up to be the ninjas today.
Colonel Flunkerton is the main antagonist of the series. He is a patriotic cowboy-dressed man who really hates ninjas and calls them terrorists without any good reason. He owns restaurant Falafel Duke, which was part of his plot in Ninjappreciation Day to trap ninjas. He is shown to dislike science and books. He leads an army of zombie minions who are ready to do anything for him, even if it includes burning whole buildings (as shown in Books R Dum). Starting from season 2, he seems to attack the ninja every 2 episodes, and fails. 20 years ago, he was discouraged about his hot falaful that he was selling by the army, making him go out to the streets of the town, but when the zombie outbreak begun, Colonel Flunkerton offered them some of his falaful. The zombie started to puke and run, and people witnessing it saw and decided to buy some of his falaful to help them survive the zombie outbreak, causing him to be rich after that.
Zombies vs. Ninjas has recieved mostly positive reception. Most of the viewers say that the series is the best out of all the cartoons yet, because of the action and comedy mixed. Despite the first season ended, people now compete it with Oishi High School Battle. It was suggested and praised to be continued for another season, although Smosh said that each series will only be 10 episodes long. Many people had asked for a second season. It was confirmed on the Zombies vs. Ninjas Facebook page that a second season was in the works. The second season was met with positive reception, contrary to Bartlb's premise in the first episode that season two will be a "bitter disappointment." However, some critisized the new costumes of the ninjas, commenting that the ninjas (barring Tanzy) look fatter. People have also criticized about Spencer's outfit, claiming that it looks more purple rather than blue.
Shut Up! Openings
After every saying, Ian says, "SHUT UP!" followed by Andre saying "Cartoons."
- Ninjappreciation Day: "Today is Ninja Appreciation Day!"
- Science is Creepy: "Please, make it stop!"
- Haterz Gonna Hate: "That can't be good!"
- P.R.-OBLEM: "You people make me sick!"
- Little Stinky: "Spence, have you gone crazy?!"
- Piracy Bad: "Aww yeah!"
- Books R Dum: "You did that on purpose!"
- Anger Mis-Management: "Is this the kind of example you want to set?"
- Don't Get Sick: "That's the most disgusting thing I've ever heard!"
- Remember When: "(Laughs)"
- Pookachimp: "(Monkey noises)"
- Invidisible: "One must carefully consider the ethical renovocations before-"
- The Dreck Factor: "Guys, you got to think bigger. Let's go out there and blow some minds."
- Petroleosaurus Park: "The point is to have fun. All thanks to the power of-"
- Bee-Eff-Effz: "It could result in erectile dysfunction."
- Doppelgangrene: "Look what the cat coughed up! Hahahah-"
- Kap'm Krunk: "Oh, please God, don't make me a bobble-head."
- Zombeaster Bunny: "Him sound poo-poo for cocky-poo!"
- Beginning of the End Part 1: "You can toss 'Murder Me Elmo' in the furnace right now."
- Beginning of the End Part 2: "Holy f*** balls! I'm gonna be rich!"
List of Episodes
|1||1||Ninjappreciation Day||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||May 4, 2012||4:57|
|2||1||Science is Creepy||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||May 11, 2012||4:37|
|3||1||Haterz Gonna Hate||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||May 18, 2012||4:30|
|4||1||P.R.-OBLEM||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||May 25, 2012||4:32|
|5||1||Little Stinky||Micheal Granberry & Gary Green||June 1, 2012||4:25|
|6||1||Piracy Bad||Micheal Granberry & Gary Green||June 8, 2012||4:38|
|7||1||Books R Dum||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||June 15, 2012||4:11|
|8||1||Anger Mis-Management||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||June 22, 2012||3:57|
|9||1||Don't Get Sick||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||June 29, 2012||4:25|
|10||1||Remember When||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||July 6, 2012||4:39|
|11||2||Pookachimp||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||March 22, 2013||4:11|
|12||2||Invidisible||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||March 29, 2013||3:56|
|13||2||The Dreck Factor||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||April 5, 2013||3:52|
|14||2||Petroleosaurus Park||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||April 12, 2013||3:44|
|15||2||Bee-Eff-Effz||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||May 24, 2013||4:11|
|16||2||Doppelgangrene||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||May 31, 2013||3:50|
|17||2||Kap'm Krunk||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||June 7, 2013||4:15|
|18||2||Zombeaster Bunny||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||June 14, 2013||3:53|
|19||2||Beginning of the End Part 1||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||June 21, 2013||4:22|
|20||2||Beginning of the End Part 2||Michael Granberry & Gary Green||June 28, 2013||3:52|