Animal Mechanicals is a Canadian children’s television show created by Jeff Rosen and produced by Halifax Film, a DHX Media Company, in association with CBC. Animal Mechanicals Rex, Unicorn, Komodo, Mouse, and Sasquatch, live and play in a place unlike any other; a colorful "snap-together-take-apart" world which can also transform. Things are always popping up, changing shape and most of all presenting challenges to the animal mechanicals. In each adventure the animal mechanicals get their new mission from Island Owl who displays images on her face, which changes to a screen. Each adventure has a variety of small challenges to overcome on the road to accomplishing the mission they are given. The challenges vary requiring the animal mechanicals to use their wide array of unique transformed "Mechana" abilities. The animal mechanicals must decide who should face each challenge.
Animal Mechanicals is broadcast in Canada on CBC Television in the Kids' CBC programming block, weekdays at 7:30 a.m. It is also broadcast in the United Kingdom on the Playhouse Disney channel on weekend mornings. On June 6, 2011, it started airing on Cartoon Network. In Latin America, it is broadcast in Discovery Kids, the digital cable channel owned by Discovery Networks, in a Spanish or Portuguese (in Brazil) dubbed version and are called Mecanimales (Spanish) or Mecanimais (Portuguese). It is dubbed in Irish on Cúla 4 ná nóg, the children's portion of TG4. The series premiered in the United States on October 11, 2010, on the TV network called The Hub.
Rex-Rex is a green dinosaur. His enhanced ability is mechana-strong. Often, when utilizing this ability, Unicorn refers to him as being "strong like a titanium Tyrannosaurus" which, along with his name and bipedal shape, would indicate that he is a robotic Tyrannosaurus Rex. He is the leader of the animal mechanicals when they are on their journey to their mission. When he transforms, he becomes a cross between a forklift, a tractor, and a digger. He is voiced by Jim Fowler.
Unicorn-Unicorn is a pink unicorn with the ability to fly. She is the only Animal Mechanical who cannot walk on two legs. The horn on her head can be made to blink like a beacon, allowing other creatures to follow her while she is flying. When flying, her legs are bent backwards and her hooves become rocket boosters, propelling her through the air. Her wings are folded inside her back, except when in use where they provide direction and speed control. Unicorn can also throw lightning, and create a whirlwind with her horn. She is voiced by Leah Ostry.
Komodo-Komodo is a red Komodo Dragon who walks on two legs and has big, squared-off blue spectacles. His enhancement is the ability to change his tail into a selection of tools, such as a hammer or a screwdriver. Often, when utilizing this ability, Unicorn refers to him as being "handy dandy tool time." This does, however, involve him working backwards to the line of the problem, forcing him to bend almost in half in order to see what he is doing. He is shown to be very intelligent, often figuring out the small details of the problem in hand. He tends to act like a martial arts expert. In a few episodes, he reveals that he has a sensitive stomach and legs. He often has to warn Sasquatch about "traps". He is voiced by Shannon Lynch.
Sasquatch-Sasquatch is a blue sasquatch who has the enhanced ability to stretch. Each of his limbs extend to an incredible length. When stretched his individual limbs are long, however his joints do not alter and bend as normal. In the episode, "Baboon Balloon Island", it was revealed that he is allergic to air pears. He has referred to himself many times as "The Mighty Sasquatch." He is voiced by Ian MacDougall.
Mouse-Mouse is a yellow mouse who is the youngest She in the group and runs about on two wheels instead of her back feet. Her ability is mechana-fast, which is increased by lying flat, with her front paws on the ground, which also have wheels on them, and flattening her ears to the side of her head and extending exhaust pipes which help to propel her forwards. Her ears act like satellite dishes to catch sounds. She sometimes giggles before Sasquatch transforms and can fit to tight places her friends can't. She is voiced by Abigail Gordon .
Island Owl-Island Owl only appears at the start of each episode, giving the animal mechanicals their mission. Her head resembles a television set, which starts each briefing showing her face, then changes to show a representation of the island to which the animal mechanicals are to be sent. She does not accompany the animal mechanicals, nor after they have left to go on their mission is she heard from or seen again; however she is mentioned by Komodo whenever someone breaks a rule. She is voiced by Lenore Zann.