Production info

Tutenstein
USA, 2003  TV  

Jeannie Elias, Walter Lang
Directed by Jay Stephens (creator), Bruce Johnson (prod.)

  

12-year-old Cleo's knowledge of ancient Egypt is turned on its head when a bolt of lightning awakens the mummified body of child pharaoh Tut-ankh-en-set-amun on display in a local museum. Together with her pet cat Luxor, she attempts to help him adjust to life in the 21st Century. Not an easy task: short in stature, but long on attitude, King Tut-ankh-en-set-amun believes he is the supreme ruler of the world. Together they embark on various adventures based on real Egyptology.

Educational 'Discovery Kids' cartoon series about ancient Egypt and Egyptian mythology. Based on the comic book character created by Jay Stephens in 1996. The Tutenstein animated cartoon has gone on to win an Emmy Award and is now shown in countries all over the world in several languages. Dr. Kasia Szpakowska, an Egyptologist from the University of Wales in the U.K., worked with the series producers to ensure that the written and visual aspects of the series were appropriately informed by Egyptian content. The production team received Emmy Awards for the first and second season.


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