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Wonders of the Universe 3

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Jun 20, 2012 | 1:38 PM EDT
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The Wonders of the Universe is ready to launch! But as fate would have it, Quintin Quasar gets caught up in a depressed Cleaning Bot's plans to flee the ship. Can they survive the barren world they're stranded on?

Episode 3, 'Shanghai Dune' completes the 3 episode Maiden Voyage arc where we introduce you to the world and characters of 'Wonders of the Universe.' The highlight of this episode is no doubt RUT.2, an eccentric Cleaning Robot who finds a little too much joy in his work.

We all pitched in animation in this one, so you might notice a little bit of a change in animation styles throughout the cartoon. We hope it's not too jarring. Most future episodes will be made with one main animator.

We hope you all enjoy! And you'll be happy to know that Episode 4 is already well into the animation stage of production!

- The Toonwerks Crew


Xander Mobus (Motley-Fool)
Chris Niosi (Kirbopher)
Miranda Gauvin (dellaciel)
Deven Mack (D-Mac-Double)
Edward Bosco (Darkwolf)
Edwyn Tiong (Omahdon)
Chris Boe (BOE)
Mickey "8-Bit Mickey" Paradis


Mark Schneider (th1rt3en)
Joseph Blanchette (Legendary Frog)
Casey McDonald (Xiphon)
Chris Boe (BOE)



Rated 5 / 5 stars

We should make this into, like, an actual TV show, or something!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

This series is really well done for something you find on the internet. I did notice a lot of matierial which you guys may or may not have noticed appeared in other sci-fi series, movies, and books.

The brass british service android stranded on a dessert planet after jettisoning an escape pod reminded me strongly of c3p0 from Star Wars (as was likely the intent) but was also trying to kill himself as Bender from Futurama does in the pilot episode and throughout the rest of the series

The characters were chased by a sand worm which the series Dune is famous for

The captain of the ship sounds like Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Picard in Star Trek. He is also a talking goldfish. Both a talking goldfish and a character voiced by Patrick Stewart are characters in American Dad

Many of the crewmembers look very similar to the navi from Avatar

overall, funny and well made, but not that original

Toonwerks responds:

That moon's name is also Sikara, we just weren't able to fit it anywhere into the episode. Sikara is arakis spelled backwards and is 2 letters away from Sahara.

Pretty much everything you see in this series that 'seems' like it might be a reference is and we probably discussed it for several hours before implementing it.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

" I hate coffee"..."WOOHOOHOOHOOHOO!!!"
LOL great comedy and story awesome job!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

very nice like always i enjoys the series. id make a shitty tv show.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This really is just good.