Alex Adventure is an animated television series, produced by Frederator Studios for the Nickelodeon cable channel and distributed by Nelvana Limited outside of the US.
The series follows the adventures of a 16-year-old robot boy named Alex Blackman (a.k.a. HA-9), who was created by his mother Dr. Susan Blackman and designed to protect Earth while also trying to live the life of a normal teenage boy.
Nickelodeon debuted the series on August 1, 2003 at 8:30 PM. But despite critical success, the series was a ratings disappointment. After the series was cancelled, later episodes of the series started airing as "never before seen episodes" on Nicktoons Network. The series is distributed outside the United States by the Canadian animation studio, Nelvana Limited.
The series was based on the Oh Yeah! Cartoons short "Alex the Robot Slayer" and was created by Rob Renzetti. This show first aired on August 1, 2003 and ended on May 2, 2009. It won a Primetime Emmy Award and Eleven Annie Awards.
HA-9 (Alex, as he calls himself) is a highly sophisticated battle robot created by Dr. Susan Blackman to be a defender of Earth. Despite enjoying his superhero life, Alex also wants to fit in and live the life of a normal teenage boy. Alex and Blackman live in the fictional futuristic town of Tremorton, and live next door to Alex's best friends Brad and Cheese Carbunkle.
At school, Alex has an ongoing rivalry with the Crust Cousins, Benny and Tiff, the popular kids in school. He also met and became a close friend to Stevie, a somewhat stereotypical but very intelligent geek who is madly in love with him.
Adding to his trouble is that Alex is constantly being dogged by the all-robotic Cluster Empire, whose queen, Vexus, wants him to join their world of robots (by force if necessary).
The show often focuses on making lighthearted fun of typical teenage problems and other conventions of the teenage and superhero lives, mixed up with a blend of action and comedy sequences.
Main article: List of Alex Adventure characters
Main article: Alex Adventure episode list
Alex is a playable character in both the console and Nintendo DS versions of Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots. He, Dr. Blackman, Brad, Cheese, and Stevie also have several cameos in Nicktoons: Freeze Frame Frenzy.
Alex Adventure merchandise is purchasable at Frederator's Official Store.
Main article: Alex Adventure videography
The episode "Hostile Makeover" was released on the Nickstravaganza! VHS. Two episodes ("Gridiron Glory", and "Licensed to Kill" were released for the Nickstravaganza! 2 DVD (only "Gridiron Glory" was included on the VHS). The Christmas episode, "A Lost Claus", was featured on the 2006 DVD Nick Picks Holiday.
Eventually, the complete series was made available on three manufacture-on-demand season DVD sets released on Amazon.com in December 2011.