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  1. I’ve upgraded from Fantastical 2. What happens to the features I paid for?

    All of your features from Fantastical 2 are automatically available and do not require a Flexibits Premium subscription. This only applies to existing Fantastical 2 customers.

    Mac Users: In order for Fantastical to activate your prior purchase you need to download Fantastical from the same location you originally purchased it from (either directly from our website or the Mac App Store). Otherwise Fantastical will not unlock your Fantastical 2 features.

    • If you purchased Fantastical 2 for Mac directly from our website (you have a Fantastical 2 license code) then you need to download Fantastical 3 directly from our website.

    • If you are using the version from our website, you can enter your Fantastical 2 license by clicking 'Fantastical' in the Menu bar > Enter License. This will not work with the Mac App Store version.

    • If you originally purchased Fantastical 2 for Mac on the Mac App Store then download Fantastical on the Mac App Store. Make sure you're signed in to the same Apple ID you used to make your previous purchase of Fantastical 2. Fantastical will automatically detect your previous purchase from the Mac App Store and make the existing features available.

    Note: You will only receive the features that were available on the previous app you purchased. For example: Fantastical 2 for Mac had calendar sets, but Fantastical for iPhone did not.

    There are also new features available for free to existing Fantastical 2 users:

    • New: 3 day weather forecast (powered by AccuWeather)
    • New: Full task support including Todoist and Google Tasks
    • New: Parser autocomplete recommendations for invitees, locations, calendars, and task lists
    • New for iOS: Apple Watch syncs over Wi-Fi and LTE, even if your phone isn't nearby (requires creating a free Flexibits account, but no Flexibits Premium subscription is needed)
    • New for iOS and iPadOS: Improved invitee support. Add your calendar accounts directly to Fantastical and receive and respond to invitations as well as G Suite and Exchange invitee lookup
    • New for macOS: Fantastical can now run in the background (receive notifications and sync even when Fantastical isn't running) and the mini window can now run over other full screen apps
    • New for macOS: Support for attachments on Google Calendar events
    • New for iPadOS: Full screen day, week, month, and year views
    • New: Universal app on iOS and iPadOS - If you are an existing iPad user, please download the new Fantastical from the App Store and your existing features will be made available
  2. Why aren't my calendars from the Mac Calendar app appearing in Fantastical?

    If you enable Fantastical's local Calendar option (under 'Apps' in Preferences > Accounts) then you will be able to view Calendar's built-in Birthdays, Holidays and Siri calendars. You will not be able to view any local calendars you have created in the Calendars app yourself. Instead, please add your calendar service (iCloud, Google, Exchange etc.) directly to Fantastical's Preferences > Accounts.

  3. I'm having trouble opening Fantastical. How do I reset Fantastical and start over?

    Are you having trouble with Fantastical crashing on startup, accounts missing, or just want to quickly remove your accounts and start over again? Here's how to do that:

    • Go to the Finder and press command-shift-G
    • Copy and paste the following into the window that appears: ~/Library/Containers
    • Move the folder named com.flexibits.fantastical2.mac to the Trash
    • Go to the Finder and press command-shift-G
    • Copy and paste the following into the window that appears: ~/Library/Group Containers
    • Move the folder named 85C27NK92C.com.flexibits.fantastical2.mac to the Trash
    • Restart your Mac
    • Open Fantastical and set up your accounts again

    It is important that you restart your Mac after deleting the folder, otherwise Fantastical will not be able to save your settings!

  4. How do I use my Fantastical 2 license code in Fantastical 3?

    If you previously purchased Fantastical 2 you can still use Fantastical 3 with all of your features from Fantastical 2 unlocked.

    If you originally purchased Fantastical 2 from the Mac App Store then please be sure to download the latest version of Fantastical from the Mac App Store. If you originally purchased Fantastical 2 from the Flexibits Store and have a license code, download the latest version of Fantastical from our website. If you download Fantastical from the Mac App Store you will not be able to enter your license code.

    Once you have Fantastical installed by downloading it from our website, enter your license code:

    • Open Fantastical
    • Click the Fantastical menu
    • Select Enter Fantastical 2 License
    • Enter your name and license code to unlock Fantastical
  5. My iCloud Reminders lists are not syncing, and I see a yellow exclamation mark in Preferences > Calendars, what's happening?

    This yellow exclamation mark means that you upgraded your Reminders database to the new format Apple is using for iOS 13. This makes iCloud reminders disappear entirely on Mac because it takes them off the iCloud CalDAV server and moves them to the new iCloud reminders format.

    You must upgrade to iOS 13 and macOS Catalina to view upgraded Reminders. Also update to the latest version of Fantastical to view upgraded reminders.

    Once you update to macOS Catalina you can enable reminders by doing the following:

    • Open Fantastical Preferences
    • Select the Accounts tab
    • Select Reminders
    • Make sure Show Reminders is checked
    • Select the Calendars tab
    • Make sure your lists are enabled in the Tasks section
  6. Why does Fantastical not accept my iCloud password?

    Apple requires app-specific passwords when using two-factor authentication with iCloud. Please see our documentation for more information on creating an app-specific password. You will not be able to connect to iCloud using Fantastical if you don't have two-factor authentication or two-step verification enabled.

    Also, make sure are using your Apple ID's primary email address. You can check which email address is your primary address at appleid.apple.com.

  7. Why do I only see one Join Call button for conference calls when I have multiple calls scheduled?

    The Join Call button will only appear for your next, upcoming call. This has the advantage of reducing clutter in your calendar, and when future calls become due you can click the Join Call button to join these calls too.

  8. Why aren't my events or accounts appearing when I can see them in the macOS Calendar app?

    If you use a service such as iCloud, Exchange, Google, or Yahoo, you probably need to add that account directly to Fantastical. Open the Preferences and click the Accounts tab to ensure your accounts have been added. If you have On My Mac calendars that you want to use with Fantastical, Fantastical needs access your Calendars and Reminders. Go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy and ensure Fantastical as allowed to access your Calendars and Reminders. Fantastical will not work if you disallow access to either of these. You also must allow access to Contacts in order for event invitations to work.

  9. Why isn't Fantastical syncing with my iPhone or iPad?

    If you're having trouble getting your calendars to sync between devices, take a look at our troubleshooting steps for syncing.

  10. Why can't I add new reminders to Fantastical?

    You don't have an account that supports reminders added to Fantastical. This usually happens when there's no iCloud account set up. Open Fantastical's preferences, click the Accounts tab, and add your iCloud account.

  11. How do I show or hide Fantastical's mini-calendar and event list?

    Click View > Show/Hide Sidebar to toggle the sidebar's visibility. Keep the sidebar enabled to quickly refer to a mini-calendar for the selected month and a list of your upcoming events and reminders. Hide the sidebar to give your main calendar view more space.

  12. How do I select a specific calendar when entering an event or searching?

    You can specify a calendar by using a slash (/) at the beginning or end of a sentence. Even easier, you only need the first character of a calendar. For example, /w or /h would create your event in the Work or Home calendars, respectively. You can be more specific if you have multiple calendars with similar names, such as /pe for Personal and /pr for Private.

  13. Notifications are not working or are displaying duplicate alerts. How do I fix this?

    You need to disable the Apple Calendar and Reminder notifications and enable Fantastical's notifications. Please perform the following steps:

    1. Open Fantastical's Preferences > Alerts. Make sure the notification options you want are enabled.

    2. Open System Preferences > Notifications. Disable all Calendar and Reminders notification options, including setting the 'alert style' to 'none'.

    3. Whilst in System Preferences > Notifications, make sure that all Fantastical notification options are enabled.

  14. Why are my new events being set as all-day events?

    New events will be set to all-day if you don't specify a time in your sentence. If you want a timed event, simply add the time to your sentence, such as 'Meeting on Friday 3pm-5pm,' and Fantastical will disable all-day mode and set the event times.

  15. How do I disable all alerts on a specific calendar or reminder list?

    All notifications and alerts for a calendar or reminder list can be disabled by doing the following:

    1. Open Fantastical's Calendar preferences
    2. Right-click on the calendar or reminder list you don't want to receive alerts on and select Get Info
    3. Check the box to Ignore Alerts
  16. Why do I keep being logged out of Zoom?

    If you are getting frequent prompts to log back into your Zoom account, then this is caused by a device limitation imposed by Zoom: Zoom can only be signed in to one computer and one mobile device at a time. Zoom's authentication system doesn't yet support multiple devices of the same type being able to sign in to the same account simultaneously. Thus, signing in to Zoom through Fantastical one one device will automatically log you out on another device of the same type. We have reported this limitation to Zoom.

    For more information on this topic please refer to Zoom's help center

  17. Are my accounts and events safe in Fantastical? Does Flexibits collect any personal data?

    Please see our privacy page for more information.

  18. Do you offer education or military discounts?

    Yes, we offer a 20% educational or military discount! This discount is valid for 24 months of your Flexibits Premium subscription or for your order of Cardhop.

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    Yes, we have a team/enterprise option to purchase multiple subscriptions for your team that are managed by a single account. This is something we have to set up on our end, but you can have a single Flexibits account that manages billing for all user subscriptions for your team. You then have the option to add and remove other users on your own. Once the account is activated, each user sets up their own Flexibits account and uses it to sign in to Fantastical on each of their devices, giving them full access to Flexibits Premium.

    We can also set you up with a test account if you want to try it out before committing to purchase. Please contact us to discuss further.

  20. Where can I download Fantastical for old versions of macOS?

    Fantastical 2.5.16 is the last version available for macOS El Capitan, Sierra, and High Sierra. You can download it here.

    Fantastical 2.2.5 is the last version available for macOS Yosemite. You can download it here.

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Fantastic Max
GenreAnimated
Adventure
Sci-fi
Comedy
Developed byJudy Rothman Rofé
Robin Lyons
Mike Young
Written byKristina Luckey
Judy Rothman Rofé
Directed byRay Patterson (Supervising)
Oscar Dufau
Don Lusk
Paul Sommer
Arthur Davis
Carl Urbano
Bob Goe
Voices ofBen Ryan Ganger
Nancy Cartwright
Gregg Berger
Elisabeth Harnois
Paul Eiding
Gail Matthius
Don Messick
Benji Gregory
Theme music composerClark Glassman
Michael Tavera
ComposersMichael Tavera
Clark Glassman
Country of originUnited States
United Kingdom
Wales
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26
Production
Executive producersWilliam Hanna
Joseph Barbera
ProducersCharles Grosvenor
Mike Young
John Parkinson
Running time22 minutes (approx.)
Production companiesHanna-Barbera Productions
S4C
Kalisto Ltd.
Booker PLC
Tanaka Promotion Co.
DistributorWorldvision Enterprises
Release
Original networkBBC One (UK)
First-run syndication (USA)
Original releaseSeptember 17, 1988 –
January 21, 1990

Fantastic Max is a British-American animated cartoon series, originally aired from 1988 to 1990 as part of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, created by Kalisto Ltd. and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and in association with S4C.[1] It centers on a boy named Maxwell 'Fantastic Max' Young who has adventures in outer space with two of his toys: FX, a pull string alien doll from a planet called Twinkle-Twinkle,[2] and A.B. Sitter, a C-3PO-like android made of blocks.[3][4]

History[edit]

The show was developed by Judy Rothman and Robin Lyons from Siriol Animation as part of the creation of Kalisto Ltd. and the series was originally called Space Baby before being developed by Mike Young and produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions further. In the United States, Fantastic Max ran in syndication for two years as part of the weekly Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera program block. The first episode aired on Sunday September 11, 1988, and the last first-run episode aired on January 21, 1990. Boomerang aired re-runs of the show until November 2013. In the United Kingdom, the series was broadcast on CBBC, but this time all the episodes were split into two parts and the original 1986 pilot episode of the series named Space Baby with the footage that matches the episode 'From Here to Twinkle Twinkle' was first broadcast on BBC1 at 3.50pm on December 30, 1987.

Characters[edit]

Protagonists[edit]

  • Maxwell 'Fantastic Max' Young - A baby boy who was given the abilities of speech and intellect by his alien doll, FX. Max is very brave and adventurous, but his actions often get him in trouble. However, despite this, Max cares for his friends and the people he meets. His catchphrase is 'Dirty diapers!', which he exclaims whenever things go wrong.
  • FX - An alien doll with magical powers that can create virtually anything, such as a baby-bottle-shaped rocket out of sand which Max uses to travel through space. He is Max's best friend, as shown in 'From Here to Twinkle, Twinkle' where he was crying after being separated from Max. His catchphrase is 'Rocket and Roll!' which is also the command for using his powers.
  • A.B. Sitter - A toy robot who was brought to life by FX, and his origins were explained in the episode 'Straight Flush'. He is often trying hard to keep Max out of danger, but it seldom works and he often ends up annoying Max. He acts like a nanny to Max. AB doesn't enjoy going in outer space as much as the others, but he goes anyway in order to keep Max out of trouble. He provides most of the mature humor in the show. He also has the fewest episodes dedicated to him as a whole.
  • Zoe Young - Max's five-year-old sister who is occasionally dragged into her brother's adventures. Max doesn't think very highly of her, and often calls her dumb. She is rivals with her next door neighbor, Ben. She frequently becomes suspicious of her brother's travels, but Max puts her to sleep so she can't reveal their secret. She is usually reprimanded (and grounded) at the end of Max's travels, especially by her strict Dad, for her impish and mischievous behavior.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Young - Max and Zoe's parents who are completely oblivious to their infant son's true personality. They seem to pay a lot more attention to Max than Zoe. Their faces and backs of their heads are never seen at all.
  • King Klutzes - A jovial knight with an orange goatee (and mustache to go with his goatee) who rode a white horse and befriended Max, A.B. and FX when they were lost. He needed their assistance for a riddle involving dragons and the answer, not given until near the end of the episode, was 'a zipper'. He only appears in 'Stitches in Time'.
  • Rooty the Carrot – A giant carrot from a planet inhabited by vegetables, he was taken by Zoe and entered in a carrot growing contest. He enlisted Max's help to escape from a giant rabbit named Fatso who wanted to eat him. He eventually returned to his planet at the end of the episode. His only appearance was in 'Carrot Encounter of the Third Kind'.
  • Denise - A baby and a good friend of Max. She attends Sherman's Daycare Center with her friend Magik. She and Magik went into space when Max was bored in Sherman's Daycare center, needed to amuse himself and flew into space. Denise seems to be silent since she can't talk, although she explains with Max and Magik one time when they all said '(laughs) Space Gypsies'. She, along with Max and Magik, loves candy (especially bubble gum). She only appeared in the episode 'All in a Babe's Work'
  • Magik - A baby and is a good friend of Max. He only appeared in 'All in a Babe's Work' Unlike Denise, he speaks well with the phrase 'My man' in response to his friend Max. He attends Sherman's Daycare Center. When Max was bored, he wanted to go on an adventure into space with him and Denise. They are later captured by Goldie and his Space Gypsies when they took his gumballs in space and he also doesn't want Denise to see Max being taken into a bath by Zelda, one of the Space Gypsies. He later helped Max save A.B. and FX from Goldie when he tried to sell them for a price. After their space adventure with the Space Gypsies, he and Denise are clever and became a little adventurous. He loves candy especially bubblegum for stopping villains. He only appeared in the episode 'All in a Babe's Work'

Antagonists[edit]

  • Bronx - A ringmaster. Only appearance was 'Monkey See, Monkey Zoo'.
  • Goldie - A space gypsy. Only appearance was 'All in a Babe's Work'. His catchphrase was 'Goldie the (laughs) Space Gypsy' while gypsy-style music played in the background. He is seen with two other space gypsy subordinates, Cosmo and Gar. Gar's name is only mentioned once by Goldie himself and, apart from only having one scene, where he fires Max and the gang with a gypsy gun filled with whipped creamvermicelli and speaks no lines, is only given a mere background appearance.
  • Dumping Jack Trash - A garbage man who always spoke in rhyme. Only appearances in Season 1 were 'From Here to Twinkle, Twinkle', 'Attack of the Cubic Rubes', and 'Beach Blanket Baby', and 'Puzzle, Puzzle, Toil and Trouble' in Season 2. He was used to replace Texas Pete from SuperTed when that cartoon was phased out in 1988; thereby, like when older characters are dropped and are usually replaced by new characters when it made a sequel show called The Further Adventures of SuperTed, 'Beach Blanket Baby' could be the replacement episode in this cartoon for the SuperTed episode 'Superted at the Funfair'.
  • XS (voiced by Dana Hill) - FX's mischievous cousin who first appeared in 'Cooking Mother Goose'. He also appears in 'Boo Who'? and 'From Here to Twinkle, Twinkle'. He enjoys teasing FX for being easily scared, but in 'Boo Who?' he becomes a fraidy-cat himself. His command for using his powers is 'Rock 'em and Sock 'em!'
  • Amanda (voiced by Nancy Cartwright) - She is Zoe's friend, but doesn't seem to be, since she doesn't believe in superstitions and ridicules Zoe for acting weird. She even walks out on her and is never seen again in the cartoon. Her only appearance is 'Cooking Mother Goose'.
  • Ben Letterman - Even though he is a main character, his only appearances in season one were 'Carrot Encounters of the Third Kind' and 'From Here to Twinkle, Twinkle', followed by season two appearances in 'Boo Who?' and 'Ben the Blackmailer' (the only two season two episodes he appeared in) as well. So he only appeared in episodes A and B, but he also only appeared in episodes X and Y. Both can't be true. He is the Young family's next door neighbor, and is Zoe's rival. Max, FX and A.B. don't like him very much, as he is always bothering them and a boaster, plus he plays all sorts of mean tricks on them. According to Max, Ben is a bigger jerk than Zoe.
  • Fatso - A big rabbit from another planet that wants to carrotnap Rooty and eat him. His name is pronounced 'FahZo' (the t is silent) and his only appearance was in 'Carrot Encounters of the Third Kind'.
  • Magellan the Cloud Keeper AKA Evil, nasty, bad-tempered, spiteful, etc. pirate – Self-explanatory, his only appearance was in 'Beach Blanket Baby'. He is referred to as 'Magellan the Cloud Keeper'. He's so nasty-tempered, he refused to help Max, AB, FX and the mermaid (as well as the seahorse), when the beach was about to dry.
  • Pumpernickel - An evil wizard with black hair and a black mustache who tortured the village peasants to pay him by using the dragon as an incentive. He had a pet raven (named 'Blackie') who could talk and tried to take over the whole world especially after imprisoning Max and the gang. The only episode featuring him (and Blackie, for that matter) was 'Stitches in Time'. He also hates pumpernickel bread. As said at the beginning, rather than the traditional long white beard and hair, this evil wizard has only a mustache and has black hair.
  • Black-Hole Bart - A villainous cowboy who cheats in rodeos and whips with a whiplash. He only appeared in 'Cowboy Max'.
  • Mr. Tartar - A plump villain sporting bling and a blond quiff, who appears with his robot sidekick Mr Wrenchley in the episode 'To Tell the Tooth'. Tartar is 'the most popular man in Tartarville' a town where teeth feature as prominent icons – for example, the buildings all appear to have been constructed in the image of giant molars. Despite the generous and likable image he has cultivated, he has captured the Tooth Fairy and is stealing teeth from under children's pillows with the intention of having her turn them into cash so he can become the richest man in the Galaxy.
  • Sticky Wicket - A toy designer who kidnaps FX and tries to turn him into a toy line. He is fired from his job when the company he worked with decided to turn to making tires, while Wicket objected to the idea. He began advertising for cookies called Wicky-Biscuits as his new job. Appeared only in 'Toys Will Be Toys'.
  • Unnamed Villain - This villain, only appearing in 'Movie Star Max' has waited a long time for Max's film festival. During Max's speech after winning the Maxie award, the villain snatches his diaper (as he claims it to be the galaxy's greatest souvenir) embarrassing Max in front of the whole crowd, covering himself with the award. Max later claims that 'the joke's on him' when FX asks if he should look for whoever stole his diaper, probably meaning the diaper was dirty.

Episodes[edit]

Pilot[edit]

TitleOriginal broadcast date [UK]Plot of episode
'Space Baby'December 30, 1987A strange and scary story About a baby known as Max, who got lost at Cape Canaveral, when his parents turned their backs.

Season 1 (1988)[edit]

#TitleOriginal broadcast date [US]Original broadcast date [UK. Episode 1]Original broadcast date [UK. Episode 2]Plot of episode
1'The Loon in the Moon'September 17, 1988September 13, 1989September 14, 1989A.B. is frustrated because Max never listens to him, so he suggests that Max create a new plastic parent – so he does.
2'Toys will be Toys'September 24, 1988September 20, 1989September 21, 1989A toy manufacturer named Sticky Wicket can't think of a new idea for a toy, so he steals FX and pretends to have invented him.
3'All in a Babe's Work'October 1, 1988October 4, 1989October 5, 1989Max is bored when he has to spend all day in a day care center, so he takes his baby friends into space.
4'The Big Sleep'October 8, 1988October 11, 1989October 12, 1989FX's cord gets pulled out of shape and ruins his voice, so the gang goes back to Twinkle Twinkle in search of his doctor to fix it. (NOTE: This episode contains guest appearances by George Jetson (from The Jetsons), Space Ghost and The Great Gazoo (from The Flintstones) in non-speaking cameos)
5'Attack of the Cubic Rubes'October 15, 1988September 27, 1989September 28, 1989Max takes A.B. and FX to colorless planets (literally) with crayons, but after they meet color lovers Alan and Neil, things get out of hand.
6'Monkey See, Monkey Zoo'October 22, 1988October 18, 1989October 19, 1989The gang visits an interplanetary circus and discovers that the ringmaster had kidnapped the animals and is making them perform against their will.
7'Cooking Mother's Goose'October 29, 1988October 25, 1989October 26, 1989Max is bored with fairy tales until the gang goes into storybook world. Things are fine until FX's mischievous cousin, XS, comes along and makes everyone dance to music—which distracts them from their duties.
8'Journey to the Center of my Sister'November 5, 1988November 1, 1989November 2, 1989Zoe gets plagued with Nasal Bathrobe, the virus from Osirus, on the day of her birthday party. By order of Agent Wally, Max and company have to capture the virus or else they'll never go into outer space again.
9'Carrot Encounters of the Third Kind'November 12, 1988November 6, 1989November 7, 1989Zoe grows a giant carrot for a vegetable competition, but the carrot, named Rooty, appears to be alive. He enlists Max's help to save him from a rabbit named Fatso, who wants to eat him.
10'The Baby Who Fell to Earth'November 19, 1988November 13, 1989November 14, 1989While on a mission Max is thrown out of his rocket and is grab by astronauts who mistake him for an alien. Everyone on Earth thinks Max's baby talk are an alien language and that his clothes are alien as well.
11'Beach Blanket Baby'November 26, 1988November 20, 1989November 21, 1989Max and his friends enlist the help of Dumpin' Jack Trash to help find the plug of planet Beachball before it drifts fatally close to the sun.
12'Stitches in Time'December 3, 1988November 27, 1989November 28, 1989The gang takes Stitches through time via the rocket, but Stitches is a baby at heart, which gets him into trouble.
13'From Here to Twinkle, Twinkle'December 10, 1988FX is deeply homesick so he ponders going back home to Twinkle Twinkle, but Max is reluctant to let him go.

Season 2 (1989-1990)[edit]

#TitleOriginal broadcast date [US]Original broadcast date [UK. Episode 1]Original broadcast date [UK. Episode 2]Plot of episode
1'Boo Who?'October 29, 1989September 12, 1990September 13, 1990XS pays as a visit on Halloween, challenging FX's bravery on Halloween and it's up to Max and A.B. to help FX
2'Ben, the Blackmailer' (Dish Network's description lists this episode as 'Beh, the Blackmailer')November 5, 1989September 19, 1990September 20, 1990Ben videotapes Max's latest trip into space, and he blackmails Max into letting him come along on the next voyage in exchange for his silence.
3'Cowboy Max'November 12, 1989September 26, 1990September 27, 1990Max's latest babysitter turns out to be Hoo Jipson, a famous outer space rodeo star.
4'Straight Flush'November 19, 1989October 3, 1990October 4, 1990A.B.'s body is stolen by a plumber. When they go on an adventure, the plumber and Max trade, when the plumber finds a rare 'hairball extractor'. Then A.B. gets his body again. A.B. tells Max about being the baby, then Max says that FX and Max were born before him, so technically, Max says that A.B. is the baby, so they dress him as a baby. Max says that he and FX decide when A.B. sleeps.
5'Rats Like Us'November 26, 1989October 10, 1990October 11, 1990While visiting Buckyland theme park, Max and company encounter a friendly family of rats who are desperate for food, and they in turn do what they can to help.
6'Grab Bag Rag'December 3, 1989October 17, 1990October 18, 1990
7'Movie Star Max'December 10, 1989October 24, 1990October 25, 1990Max attends a film festival with himself as the main attraction.
8'To Tell the Tooth'December 17, 1989October 31, 1990November 1, 1990The gang goes after the tooth fairy after s/he takes Max's tooth from under his pillow and doesn't leave him any money.
9'Dr. Max & Baby Hyde'December 24, 1989November 7, 1990November 8, 1990After being covered with a shimmering ray, Max develops a more selfish and cruel personality
10'Guess Who's Coming to Dinar?'December 31, 1989November 14, 1990November 15, 1990
11'A.B., Phone Home'January 7, 1990November 21, 1990November 22, 1990Max's constant crank telephone calls result in a long bill, and he has to work at an interplanetary phone company to pay it off.
12'Puzzle, Puzzle, Toil & Trouble'January 14, 1990November 28, 1990November 29, 1990
13'Blarney Fife' (an obvious reference to Barney Fife from The Andy Griffith Show)January 21, 1990December 5, 1990December 6, 1990After an accident, A.B.'s foot squeaks, so the gang travels to Ireland to find a good cobbler. The cobbler they find is a leprechaun named Blarney Fife who is trying to keep the map to Leprechaun Land from a greedy sneak named Pete O'Moss.

Home media[edit]

Between 1989 and 1991 four videos were released by the BBC, whereas the three episodes of the British showings on each of the VHS tapes were made into 20 minute stories.

VHS NameCatalogue NumberRelease YearEpisodes
Fantastic Max 1:
'The Loon in the Moon'
BBCV 43006 November 1989
  • 'The Loon in the Moon'
  • 'Toys Will Be Toys'
  • 'All In A Babe's Work'
Fantastic Max 2:
'Attack of the Cubic Rubes'
BBCV 43152 April 1990
  • 'Attack of the Cubic Rubes'
  • 'Monkey See, Monkey Zoo'
  • 'The Big Sleep'
Fantastic Max 3:
'Cooking Mother's Goose'
BBCV 44081 October 1990
  • 'Cooking Mother's Goose'
  • 'Journey to the Centre of my Sister'
  • 'Carrot Encounters of the Third Kind'
Fantastic Max 4:
'The Baby Who Fell to Earth'
BBCV 44864 March 1991
  • 'The Baby Who Fell to Earth'
  • 'Beach Blanket Baby'
  • 'Stitches in Time'

During 1991 Abbey Home Entertainment also released three separate VHS videos with two episodes on each one to which one of them ('Boo Who') which was exclusively released in the Children's Classics range at WHSmith. Also in June 1991, Tempo Kids Club released one single video with one episode on it called 'Movie Star Max' (94932).

VHS NameRelease YearEpisodes
Fantastic Max: 'Cowboy Max' (94692)18 February 1991
The New Adventures of Fantastic Max: 'Rats Like Us'1991
  • 'Rats Like Us'
  • 'Grab Bag Tag'
The New Adventures of Fantastic Max: 'Boo Who?'1991
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No DVD releases have been made to date, in either the United Kingdom or the United States.

Cast[edit]

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  • Ben Ryan Ganger - Max
  • Gregg Berger – AB Sitter
  • Nancy Cartwright – FX, Amanda
  • Paul Eiding – Mr. Young (Dad)
  • Benji Gregory – Ben Letterman
  • Elizabeth Harnois – Zoe
  • Gail Matthius – Mrs. Young (Mom)

Additional voices[edit]

  • Pat Fraley – Rooty the Carrot
  • Dana Hill – XS
  • Don Messick – King Klutzes
  • Lorenzo Music – Jackie Loon

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References[edit]

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  1. ^Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 197. ISBN978-1538103739.
  2. ^'Fantastic Max'. TV.Com. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  3. ^'Fantastic Max'. 80's Cartoons. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  4. ^Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. p. 321. ISBN978-1476665993.

External links[edit]

  • Fantastic Max at IMDb
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