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Mixed Up Special
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A promotional poster for the special
Information
Season 1
Episode Number 21
Production Code 701-???
(full production)
701-???-200[1]
(special)
Original Airdate August 31, 2014
Characters See respective articles
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Mixed Up Special, aired on August 31, 2014, is the 21st "episode" of Mixels. As the title implies, it is a half-hour special compilation of previously-aired short-form episodes from season one, and also includes two new "minisodes"; Epic Comedy Adventure and Murp Romp (the latter of which is the season finale).

Synopsis

iTunes

Get ready for more Mixels madness featuring Mixels you already know and 9 brand new Mixels in two new shorts![1]

Cartoon Network

Get ready for more Mixel mayhem in a half-hour Mixels special event! Check out the pointy, prickly Spikels, the outrageously gross Glorp Corp and the magical, wondrous Wiztastics as they meet the other Mixels and go on crazy new adventures.[2]

Production Information

  • When the Mixels franchise was first announced, it was stated that the length of the series could be extended for longer storylines, if and when needed;[3] this being an example.
  • The full name of the episode is Mixels: Mixed Up Special.
  • The voice cast for Season 1 was finally revealed in the end credits.
  • A short clip was released prior to the episode's airing, in anticipation of its release.[4] A trailer was also released on TV and on Cartoon Network's blog.[5]
  • This episode reintroduced the tribe-by-tribe intro used on Mixels.com.

Broadcast Information

Both of the new minisodes are 5-6 minutes in length.
  • This is the first episode to air and premiere at a specific time (6:00-6:30 PM Eastern/Pacific, 5:00-5:30 PM Central) instead of during a commercial break and/or in between shows.
  • This episode first aired as part of the "Labor Day Weekend Clarence and Friends Sleepover" event.
  • This episode's airing revealed the Check It 3.0 (the branding used at the time by Cartoon Network) up next bumper for Mixels. Unlike most shows on the network, the spinning cube in the bumper simply contained a still image of Flain rather than an animation.[6]
  • Due to the lack of a special dedicated to Series 5, this special and Mixel Moon Madness re-aired in Japan in June 13th and 25th, 2015.[7][8]

International airings

International airings
August 2014
Date Countries Title Reference
31 United States Mixed Up Special
September 2014
Date Countries Title Reference
6 CEE countries TBA
Japan ミクセル スペシャル [9]
7 Arabia TBA
Netherlands TBA
Germany „Neu gemixt“-Special [10]
9 Brazil TBA
19 Latin America Especial Mix
20 United Kingdom Mixed Up Special [11]
30 France Spécialement Mixé! [12]

Trivia

  • The bumper in-between "Nixel Mix-Over" and "Murp Romp" includes a bunch of the Mixels logo falling on top of each other. This bumper originated from the beginning of some of the stop-motion videos from LEGO.
  • On September 3, 2014, both Epic Comedy Adventure and Murp Romp became available to watch from the website.[13][14] They are unavailable on Cartoon Network's website, but were retained on YouTube by them (until 2019) and LEGO.
  • Strangely, in the Brazilian Portuguese version, most of the voices in the intro are dubbed, while the Series 3 tribes aren't.

Broadcast

This episode aired on August 31, 2014 directly following the Cartoon Network premiere of Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker. It is unknown how many viewers this episode garnered.

Continuity

  • This is the second time there is a full intro. ("Coconapple")

Errors

  • The closed captions list Vulk as Volectro towards the end of Hot Lava Shower's segment in this special.
  • During the end credits, Flurr's name is misspelled as "Flur", and Kraw and Scorpi are absent.

Gallery

Main article: Mixed Up Special/Gallery

Sources and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 CN Service (Archive)
  2. Meet More News Mixels in the Half-Hour Special Event | Cartoon Network
  3. The Mixel Invasion Has Begun! | Animation Magazine ("This month, CN will debut the first wave of Mixels as a collection of shorts, in various lengths, from 30 seconds to five minutes total. The shorts will then be formatted as a 22-minute special on the air and go into a series version.") (Archive)
  4. Murp Romp - Mixels Videos - Cartoon Network (Archive)
  5. Meet More New Mixels in the Half-Hour Special Event | Cartoon Network
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hi2lcZpZlbY
  7. AnimeFan News : カートゥーン ネットワーク × レゴ社、共同開発アニメ「ミクセル」新商品発売を記念し、6月より特番編成や新シリーズWave 5の放送を開始! (Archive)
  8. Colby(コルビー) / ども6 on Twitter: "「ミクセル スペシャル」 やっと観られた再放送!3期のフェスティバル、マジックショーの2つをメインに、1,2期の番組の間にも流れているショート数本を入れ、30分番組としてまとめたものだった!やっぱり長いストーリーで作って欲しいね!" (Archive)
  9. コバルトコルビー:ミクセル エピソードリスト - livedoor Blog(ブログ)- Comment 11
  10. Mixels Mixels „neu gemixt“-Special (Mixels Mixed Up Special!) – fernsehserien.de (Archive)
  11. Mixels: Mixed Up Special (Cartoon Network UK) - YouTube
  12. Cartoon Network HD France - Continuity - September 30, 2014 - YouTube
  13. The Biggest and Most Epic Mixels Minisode Ever - Mixels Videos - Cartoon Network (Archive)
  14. Murp Romp Minisode - Mixels Videos - Cartoon Network (Archive)
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