Category listing
Productions for children

Mummy o' Mine
USA, 1926

Directed by Charles R. Bowers, Bud Fisher


Odd couple Mutt and Jeff are in Egypt in search of Mutt's pharaoh ancestor. When they reach the pyramid, to fool the guards they have to go through some crazy antics by switching mummies and wrapping Jeff up in one.

Animated version of the popular American newspaper comic strip "Mutt and Jeff ", first created by cartoonist Bud Fisher in 1907 and commonly regarded as the first daily comic strip. In 1916 Fisher licensed the comic for animation to pioneers Charles Bowers and Raoul Barré of the Barré Studio. They released more than 300 animated Mutt and Jeff shorts in a period of 11 years.

USA, 1927

TV-series Felix the Cat


Felix tries to get into a snooty nightclub, and is told that only people of "unquestioned lineage" are allowed in. Felix then relates his family history, including how his ancestors taught the Egyptian pharaohs how to do the Charleston and another one who showed Columbus that the world was round. In the end, Felix brings his family tree--literally--into the club to prove his lineage. (source: IMDb)

Episode from the early classical animated series "Felix the Cat", based on a cartoon character.

An Egyptian Gyp
USA, 1929

A rather disjointed short finds an explorer wandering through Ancient Egypt.

Early animated comedy, part of a series of six, produced by animators Leo Britton and George Jeffry. Originally advertised as "a sound novelty" with "music-dialogue effects", though surviving copies are missing exacly the latter, so we will never know what this novelty sounded like.

Gypped in Egypt
USA, 1930

TV-series Van Beuren Aesop's Fables

Directed by John Foster, Mannie Davis


After killing a camel, Waffles and Don are punished by a horrific giant sphinx who transports them into a pyramid. In there they have to go through various haunting and scary adventures with dancing skeletons and living hieroglyphs before they finally manage to escape.

Early RKO sound cartoon (Van Beuren Aesop's Fables) featuring a cat and a dog with lots of surrealism, considered a cult classic among both animation buffs and historians.

The Art of Self Defense
USA, 1941

TV-series Walt Disney's Goofy

Directed by Jack Kinney


Goofy takes a lighthearted look at self defense through the ages, with the cavemen, the ancient Egyptians, Medieval knights, the age of chivalry and 19th and 20th century boxing. The Egyptians, we learn, used to poke each other in the eye as a means of self defense.

Episode from the 1940's Goofy "How to..." cartoons in which Goofy demonstrates how to do just about everything, clumsily but always determined and never frustrated.

The Mummy Strikes
USA, 1943

TV-series Superman

Directed by I. Sparber


"He who disturbs the eternal sleep of King Tush will perish"

An egyptologist is found dead and his assistant convicted of murder, but colleague Dr. Wilson tells reporter Clark Kent his suspicions about the Curse of King "Tush". Can Superman battle the occult forces?

Episode 14 of the classic Superman animation.

King Tut's Tomb
USA, 1950

TV-series The Heckle and Jeckle Show

Directed by Mannie Davis


Heckle and Jeckle head for the Egyptian deserts of North Africa to find King Tut's tomb and treasures. While digging up the pharaoh's grave, the treasure-seeking magpies disturb the local spooks. They're nearly killed by evil mummies and Frankenstein's Monster... and their feathers are stripped off by a swarm of termites. In a girlie scene, a harem cat dances to a tuns from the royal jukebox. (source: The Big Cartoon Database)

A TerryToon Cartoons production starring Heckle & Jeckle. Originally released theatrically.

The Egyptian Mummy Case
USA, 1951

TV-series Dick Tracy

Ralph Byrd, Charles Evans, Noel Cravat
Directed by Duke Goldstone


Dick Tracy hides in an Egyptian mummy case in order to trap museum thieves, but faces death when the mummy case in which he's hiding is about to be thrown into an incinerator.

Episode from the 1950-1951 adventure television series "Dick Tracy" (39 episodes), based on the famous comic strip and starring Ralph Byrd. This series closed a whole range of Dick Tracy movie appearances with Byrd, which had started back in 1937.

Curse of Ra
USA, 1956

TV-series Captain Z-Ro

Roy Steffens, Bobby Trumbull, Bruce Haynes


Captain Z-Ro and Jet accompany Napoleon's troops into Egypt to keep thieves from capturing the Rosetta Stone.

Episode 14 of the animated tv-series "Captain Z-Ro" that ran from 1955 to 1956 for a total of 26 half-hour Episodes.

The Great Pyramid
USA, 1956

TV-series Captain Z-Ro

Roy Steffens, Bobby Trumbull, Bruce Haynes
Directed by David Butler


Roger the robot returns to the period of the great pyramids to prevent thieves from looting the tomb of Tut Ankh Amen.

Episode 22 of the animated tv-series "Captain Z-Ro" that ran from 1955 to 1956 for a total of 26 half-hour Episodes.

The Pill Of Smartness
USA, 1958

TV-series Tom Terrific

Directed by Gene Deitch


Tom and his dog Manfred must race villainous Crabby Appleton to retrieve the 'Pill of Smartness' that once belonged to Cleopatra and makes whoever swallows it the smartest person in the world.

Episode from the animated series "Tom Terrific", a series of five-minute cartoons created specifically for the Captain Kangaroo show from 1957 to 1959. It features a gee-whiz boy hero, called Tom Terrific, who can transform himself into anything he wants thanks to his magic thinking cap. The series ran for 26 episodes.

Felix in Egypt
USA, 1959

TV-series Felix the Cat

After surviving a shipwreck, Felix and his bag of tricks wash up on the shore of the Sahara desert. His nemesis, the professor, is still after his bag of tricks, kidnaps him and brings him to Egypt. With a special device he turns Felix into a flat painting on the wall of a pyramid "for a million years", so he can finally own the bag. The bag, however, plays a trick on the professor and follows him around barking like a dog. Felix manages to pump himself from the wall with the help of a bicycle pump from the bag, and manages to retrieve the bag from the professor. In the subsequent chase the professor slides down the side of the pyramid and ends up on the mouth of the sphinx.

Episode 11 from the first animated series "Felix the Cat" by Trans-Lux Television (1958-1961), about a clever cat and his magic bag of tricks, based on the Felix daily newspaper strips by Otto Messmer.

Egypt Us
USA, 1960

TV-series Popeye


Popeye, Olive and Wimpy are in the Egyptian desert. When the auto overheats and collapses, Wimpy characteristically suggests they should take advantage of this catastrophe and eat lunch. While the food is being prepared Olive wanders off and gets trapped inside a pyramid. Popeye has to save her from some mean looking Egyptians, while at the same time keeping an eye on Wimpy so he doesn't eat all the hamburgers.

The Egyptian Treasure
USA, 1960

TV-series Felix the Cat

In Egypt, the mad professor has found a scroll giving a clue to hidden treasure inside a pyramid. Searching for the right pyramid, the professor blows up all the pyramid tops to look inside. The Keeper of the Pyramids calls Felix to help stop him. Using his bag of tricks, Felix is transported to Egypt. His first attempt to stop the professor fails. The professor continues to blow up more pyramids and eventually finds the right one containing the treasure. While he and his companion are celebrating their find, Felix finally manages to capture them. As punishment he orders them to rebuild all the pyramids.

Matinee Idol Popeye
USA, 1960

TV-series Popeye the Sailor


Brutus is an egotistical French director making a film about Antony and Cleopatra, starring Popeye and Olive Oyl.

Episode 75 from the 1960's animated series "Popeye the Sailor", a televised follow-up of the original Popeye theatrical shorts that were produced from 1933 to 1957.

Clyde Crashcup Invents Egypt
USA, 1961

TV-series The Alvin Show

Clyde Crashcup and Leonardo invent the camel and take a trek to Egypt. During an investigation of one of the pyramids, Crashcup angers an evil Egyptian god who puts a curse on the bragging scientist. (source: BCDB)

Episode from the animated series "The Alvin Show" that deals with the animated adventures of Dave Seville, a song-writing bachelor, and his three musically inclined chipmunk charges. Each episode includes a Chipmunk song, a sing-a-long segment, and the misadventures of the great inventor, Clyde Crashcup and his assistant Leonardo.

Peek-A Boo Pyramids
USA, 1961

TV-series The Hunter

Kenny Delmar

The world's citizens are shocked to learn that the Great Pyramids have disappeared. The Hunter flies his private plane to Egypt to investigate but makes a crash landing in the desert and has to rent a camel from the locals to make it the rest of the way. While conversing with the locals (and making fun of their accents), the Hunter learns of the Sphinx, the "one who knows all". The Hunter decides that this Sphinx fellow would be a good person to question regarding the missing pyramids, so he goes off in search of him. The Hunter is initially angered when the statue refuses to talk; he threatens to arrest it and even gives it a kick, hurting his foot in the process. The kick summons the Fox from a trapdoor at the base of the Sphinx. He is disguised as an Egyptian merchant and is peddling the stolen blocks of the Pyramids as high-quality writing tablets. He encourages the Hunter to pick one up and feel its thickness, but the Hunter stumbles under its weight and drops it on the Fox's head, knocking him senseless and revealing his identity. Officer Flanagan drops in out of nowhere in a helicopter, ready to arrest the Fox. The Hunter blasts on his horn as Flanagan sings his praises to the locals. (source: BCDB)

Episode from the animated television series "The Hunter" (a spin-off of the earlier "King Leonardo and his Short Subjects" series) about a southern-accented crime-fighting bloodhound.

USA, 1961

TV-series Top Cat


After spending the night in a museum case, Benny leaves the Modern Museum of Ancient Art with a priceless Egyptian scarab pinned to his jacket. Thinking it's a bauble, Top Cat offers it to Fancy-Fancy to use in impressing the lady cats. But soon the gang realizes the jewel is genuine, and they sneak back into the museum to return it. They are caught by Dibble, who charges them with stealing the entire collection. While the cats try to straighten the situation out, an real jewel thief appears and is apprehended.

Episode from the Hanna-Barbera prime time animated television series "Top Cat" which ran from 1961 to 1962 for 30 episodes.

Tut Tut Magoo
USA, 1961

TV-series Mister Magoo

Mr. Magoo travels to Egypt to visit the ancient monuments. Het is unaware of a local who steals from naïve tourists, but somehow the thief can't seem to get Mr Magoo's money.

Episode 111 from the Hanna-Barbera animated tv-series "Mister Magoo", which ran for 126 episodes from 1961 to 1962. The episode was later retitled "King Tut Magoo".

USA, 1963

TV-series Peabody's Improbable History

Adventurous dog Mr. Peabody and his adopted boy Sherman set their time machine to encounter Cleopatra, Ptolemy and Julius Caesar.

Episode from the animated tv-series "Peabody's Improbable History", a segmented part of the late 1950s and early 1960s television animated series "Rocky and His Friends" and "The Bullwinkle Show" (collectively referred to as "Rocky and Bullwinkle").

Cleopatra's Heart
Japan, 1963

TV-series Astro Boy (鉄腕アトム)


Astro Boy tries to foil a mad scientist's plot to use a robotic Cleopatra (a sexy one, of course) to recreate the ancient kingdom of Egypt. Cleopatra's love, by the way, is another robot called Mark Anthony.

Episode 44 of the Japanese anime series "Astro Boy" (鉄腕アトム or Tetsuwan Atomu) based on the Manga comic "Secret of the Egyptian Conspirators " (1954) by Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989). It is a cartoon adventure series about a youngster in the 21st century. Interestingly, Astro Boy was the first animated TV series to be produced in Japan. After becoming a worldwide hit, Japanese cartoons began to flood the market with the release of other successful series. Followed by episode 45 "The Return of Cleopatra".

The Return of Cleopatra
Japan, 1963

TV-series Astro Boy (鉄腕アトム)

An evil robot copy of Caesar entrusts Astro Boy with the royal staff of Queen Cleopatra. But it appears he had stolen it and now Cleopatra tries to get it back. But is she the real Cleopatra or just another evil robot copy?!?

Following episode 44 "Cleopatra's Heart", this is episode 45 of the Japanese anime series "Astro Boy" (鉄腕アトム or Tetsuwan Atomu) based on the Manga comic "Secret of the Egyptian Conspirators" (1954) by Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989).

Cleo Trio
USA, 1964

TV-series Peter Potamus and So-So


Peter and So-So land in Egypt and meet Julius Caesar, who is despondent about losing the favor of Cleopatra. They go to Cleopatra's barge to speak for Caesar. Cleopatra forgives Caesar without Peter's knowledge. Peter tries to use reverse psychology with Cleopatra and speaks insultingly about Caesar. Caesar overhears the insults and attacks Peter. Peter uses his hippo hurricane holler to escape back to his balloon.

Episode from the animated children series "Peter Potamus and So-So" produced by the well-known Hanna-Barbera Studios. The series is about a purple hippopotamus called Peter Potamus and his traveling companion monkey So-So who fly back and forth through time in a balloon participating in historic events.

The Curse of Anubis
USA, 1964

TV-series Jonny Quest

Directed by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera

Ahmed, an unscrupulous chieftain, plans to become the leader of a new nation. Capitalizing on Dr. Quest's archaeological interests, Ahmed lures him to Egypt. Ahmed defies the gods by stealing the statue of Anubis and hiding it in the Ghivan ruins. There he traps Quest in a catacomb of the ruins and tells them that he they is found, the fact that a foreigner planned the theft of an ancient treasure will unite all his people and he will be the leader. Jonny manages to escape through a secret passage while the Mummy of Anubis finishes Ahmed and his plans. (source:

Episode 3 from the animated "Jonny Quest" cartoon series. Made by the Hanna-Barbera Studios. Made for television. Running Time: 30 minutes. Color.

The Uninvited
UK, 1964

TV-series The Thunderbirds

Directed by Brian Burgess, David Elliott…


Thunderbird 1 with Scott at the helm is shot down in the Egyptian desert by unidentified fighter planes. Scott is soon found unconcious by two archaeologists, who provide first-aid and radio International Rescue. Virgil, Brains and Tin-Tin arrive in Thunderbird 2 and take him back to their home base. Meanwhile, the archaeologists continue their search for the lost pyramid of king Khamandides. Disaster strikes as their supply trailer breaks loose from their jeep and explodes, leaving the pair stranded without water. Their SOS call is picked up by Alan on Thunderbird 5 and Scott is soon on his way again in Thunderbird 1. Then the archaeologists discover the pyramid of Khamandides. They find a door and go in, but suddenly the door closes behind them. Lying next to it they see the skeleton of the tomb's last guest. However, the pyramid isn't what it appears to be, and the archaeologists find themselves in trouble from the same creatures that shot Scott down!

Episode 5 of the popular 1960's science-fiction puppet series "The Thunderbirds" (1964-1966).

USA, 1965

TV-series The World of Commander McBragg

Commander McBragg's army ventures into the Egyptian desert, where he spots the enemy. While in retreat, he runs into a pile of giant stones, which causes a flat on his jeep. Thinking quickly, he uses the rubber tire to create a giant slingshot, which starts flinging giant stones at his enemy. He creates a big wall that becomes the Great Pyramid as we know it. (source:

90-seconds segment featuring the tales of Commander McBragg that appeared as part of the 1960's animated series "Underdog".

Mummies Boys
USA, 1965

TV-series The New Three Stooges

The three stooges are in Egypt and get lost inside a pyramid. The mummies resting there are quite annoyed by the disturbance they're causing and scare them away.

The original 1930s Stooges provided their own voices for the animated adventures. Includes newly filmed live-action "wraparound" segments as the lead and close for the cartoon.

Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot

Japan, 1967


A young boy aids in the fight against a mechanized terrorist organization as the sole controller of a prototype giant robot.

Live action series of 26 episodes created between 1967 and 1968 based on the original Giant Robo (ジャイアントロボ) manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. The titular robot has clearly Egyptian features such as a nemes-like headdress, but the storyline itself contains no references to any ancient Egyptian origin. See also the later (1992) animated adaptation entitled "Giant Robo - The Day Earth Stood Still" or "Giant Robo - The Animation".

The Malevolent Mummy
USA, 1967

TV-series The New Adventures of Superman


Clark and Lois accompany a famous scientist on a dig in Egypt, where Lois accidentally awakens an ancient mummy from its tomb. With Lois' life in danger, Clark changes to Superman, rescues Lois and stops the mummy's rampage through Egypt.

Episode 35 of the animated tv-series "The New Adventures of Superman", based on the popular Superman comics created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. The series ran for 3 seasons, totalling 68 episodes.

Ōgon Bat

Japan, 1967

Directed by Kujiro Yanagida, Seiji Sasaki, Tadao Wakabayashi


Ōgon Bat is a “god of justice and protector of the weak” from Atlantis who was put into suspended animation in an Egyptian sarcophagus to be awakened in the future to fight the forces of evil. His sarcophagus is discovered in modern times by Prof. Yamatone and his daughter Marie in a tomb in Egypt. When Yamatone's family is threatened by the henchman of the evil Dr. Nazō, Marie starts to cry and begs for help. Her tears fall on Ōgon Bat's body and reanimate him. From then on, and in every episode of the series, he appears in the shape of a masked vigilante, The Golden Bat, whenever Marie asks for his help.

Animated cartoon or Anime based on the manga Ōgon Bat (黄金 バット or "Golden Bat") by Takeo Nagamatsu. The series ran for 52 episodes in 1967-68.

The Race against Time
USA/Japan, 1967

TV-series Speed Racer (マッハGoGoGo)

Directed by Peter Fernandez

When an archaeologist is murdered during the Sahara Race, Speed tries to fulfill the dying man's last request -- to find his daughter, lost in the Egyptian ruins. Speed finds her, but she's amnesiac and believes she is Cleopatra. To gain her trust, Speed must pass a series of tests, including a gladiator fight and retrieving a statue from the top of a pyramid.

Episode 28 from the American adaptation (Speed Racer) of the Japanese made Anime television series マッハGoGoGo (Mach GoGoGo!). Originally serialized in manga print form by Tatsuo Yoshida, from 1967 to 1968 it ran as a television series in seperate Japanese and American adaptations with a total of 52 episodes. In 1997, a modernized version appeared in Japan with 34 episodes. An English adaptation of this remake in 2002 only saw 11 episodes due to licensing disputes.

Rama Tut
USA, 1967

TV-series The Fantastic Four

Directed by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera


Finding an ancient Egyptian tablet with the face of their team on it, the 'Fantastic Four' use a time machine to travel to ancient Egypt and find out what happened. There they encounter the powerful dictator Rama-Tut.

Episode from the animated series "The Fantastic Four". Along with Spiderman this was one two animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera based on Marvel Comics characters. The series lasted only two seasons and was cancelled because of parental concern over TV violence in the late 1960s.

Astérix et Cléopatre
Belgium/France, 1968

Directed by René Goscinny, Lee Payant, Albert Uderzo


The famous Gauls named Asterix and Obelix put their strength to work by helping an architect for a bet between Cleopatra and Caesar.

Animation based on the René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo comic strip. English title: "Asterix and Cleopatra".

The Curse of Thut
USA, 1968

TV-series The New Adventures of Huck Finn

Kevin Schultz, Michael Shea, Lu Ann Haslam
Directed by Bruce Bilson


Tom, Huck, and Becky are in Egypt where they encounter a mummy ("Kharis") looking for his lost love ("Ananka! Ananka!"). But they are soon captured by thieves who are using him to steal valuable pyramid treasures. Eventually the three heroes help Kharis find Ananka's tomb. She rises from her coffin, embraces him, and kisses him on the lips, at which point their bodies disintegrate. Tom and his friends watch as Kharis and Ananka ride off to heaven on a ghostly camel - in their original forms. (synopsis thanks to Anthony Durrant)

Episode 2 of the 20-episode NBC television series "The New Adventures of Huck Finn" after the famous book "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn" by Marc Twain. Mixed live-action and animation. Created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, who also gave us The Flintstones. Interestingly, in this production, Becky, Tom, and Huck are live-action characters, while the bad guys and assorted others are animated.

Grobowiec Faraona
Poland, 1968

TV-series Bolek i Lolek

Directed by Wladyslaw Nehrebecki


Bolek and Lolek are in Egypt where they get trapped inside a pyramid. There they struggle with a shady looking character who tries to get to its treasures. They finally manage to wrap him up like a mummy and deliver him to the authorities.

Episode from the Polish animated children television series "Bolek i Lolek" (Bolek i Lolek Wyruszaja w Swiat) about two young brothers and their fun adventures which often involve spending a lot of time outdoors. Most episodes do not have dialogues. The series ran between 1963 and 1986 for a total of 150 episodes.

Pink Sphinx
USA, 1968

TV-series The Pink Panther


The Pink Panther is in Egypt on an expedition to uncover a buried tomb containing ancient treasures, and he has only enough money to purchase a tiny camel that can't carry the load of tools that the Pink Panther has and that resists all the panther's attempts to force it to do so.

Animation short.

The Solar Sphinx
Canada/USA, 1968

TV-series Rocket Robin Hood


An attack by Robin, Will and Little John on what looks like a tax collecting ship owned by Prince John has an unexpected result. The trio are captured and transported to the planet Nilor, which bears a resemblance to ancient Egypt in terms of its structures. The ruler, Emperor Tut, has a proposal for the Robin and his friends with unpleasant consequences promised if they turn him down.

Episode 41 of the animated adventure sci-fi series "Rocket Robin Hood", which is about Robin Hood of Sherwood Asteroid, a space age version of the medieval outlaw who continues his ancestor's crusade against heavy taxation, despotism, and the general forces of evil. The series, which ran for 147 episodes from 1966 until 1969, uses quite a number of elements derived from the ancient classical world. "The Solar sphinx" is the only episode that plays in an Egyptian setting. An earlier episode entitled "The Dark Galaxy" (#37) features a planet with East Indian and Egyptian architecture and some mummy-robots in the service of the forces of evil, but has nothing else of Egyptological interest and was therefore omitted from this list. And contrary to what the title suggests, the episode entitled "Cleopatra Meets Little John" (#16) is about a female dinosaur with that name. It was therefore also omitted.

Scooby Doo and a Mummy, Too
USA, 1969

TV-series Scooby Doo, Where are You!


The gang decides to help the professor set up a mummy exhibit, but the mummy keeps disappearing from the exhibit. Turns out the mummy is having a blast turning people into stone.

Episode from the earliest adaptation of the popular animated series by Hanna-Barbera Productions featuring the many adventures of a talking Great Dane named Scooby-Doo and four teenagers.

The Mummy's Tomb
USA, 1972

TV-series Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan

Directed by Charles A. Nichols

Charlie Chan and his family help at an archaeological dig in Egypt where a previously undiscovered pharaoh was buried. However, it seems that there's a curse on this tomb, and that anyone who trespasses on the tomb is doomed. It's up to Charlie Chan and the kids to find out what's really going on. (source:

Episode 11 from the "Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan" animated cartoon series, season 2 (1972). Made by the Hanna-Barbera Studios. Made for television. Running Time 30 minutes. Color.

Egyptian Daze
USA, 1973

TV-series Mutt and Jeff

Mutt and Jeff travel to Egypt to discover the ruins of King Mutt. But the guards won't let this happen.

Redrawn version of "Mummy o' Mine" from 1926. The original Mutt and Jeff animated series ran from 1916 until 1927 and was based on a long-running and widely popular American newspaper comic strip created by cartoonist Bud Fisher in 1907 about 'two mismatched tinhorns'. In 1973, eleven of the original 300 were redrawn colorized for a feature film, that was eventually only released in the 16mm small theater circuit.

Kak kazaki nevest vyruchali
Как казаки невест выручали

Soviet Union, 1973


Short animation about the sea adventures of cossacks chasing a group of pirates who have the ability to timetravel their ship to historical periods. In ancient Egypt, the pirates rob various treasures, including the pharaoh's gold crown and regalia.

The Mummy's Curse
USA, 1973

TV-series Inch High Private Eye


Inch High is on his way to Egypt to investigate reports of a mummy coming back to life and creating havoc.

Episode 6 from the animated tv-series "Inch High Private Eye" about an inch high private detective, made by the Hanna-Barbera studio's. The series ran for only 13 episodes in 1973.

USA, 1973

TV-series Mission: Magic!


While on a mission to restore the 'City Of Antiquity', Miss Tickle contends with Nephren, an ancient Egyptian Queen who has come back to life. This Queen's magic proves so powerful that Miss Tickle ends up exhausted. But both women have to join forces to rescue Nephren's lackeys, who are trapped inside a pyramid. (source:

Episode from the animated cartoon series "Mission: Magic!" (a spin off of the television show "The Brady Kids") starring pop singer and musician Rick Springfield. The series was primarily intended to be a vehicle to promote Springfield's career as a teen idol. He is joined by a cast of animated fictitious characters: Miss Tickle, a mild-mannered teacher, and six teenaged students. The series ran for only 16 episodes on US television network ABC.

Les Douze Traveaux d'Astérix
France, 1975

Directed by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo


This is the year 50 before JC. Gaul (modern France) is occupied by the Romans. All of Gaul? No! A little village populated by some irreducible Gauls manages to resist again and again to the invader. This situation obviously gets on Caesar's nerves, who starts to believe these Gauls might be gods. To have proof of this, he sets them 12 works. Astérix and Obélix are chosen as representatives of the village to take up the challenge.

Animated adventure of the gaul Astérix has a little but lovely scene involving a hypnotizing Egyptian magician as one of the twelve tasks.

The Mysterious Pyramid
Japan, 1975

TV-series Arabian Naito Shindobatto no Bōken (アラビアンナイト シンドバットの冒険)

Directed by Fumio Kurokawa


When Sinbad and his friends arrive at the pyramids in search of ancient powers, Ali Baba is caught by a bunch of thieves who want to steal the treasures.

Episode from the Japanese animated series "Arabian Nights: Sinbad's Adventures" (Arabian Naito Shindobatto no Bōken, or アラビアンナイト シンドバットの冒険), based on tale about Sinbad the Sailor from the '1001 Nights' (or 'Arabian Nights') folk tales. Throughout the series Sinbad journeys to different destinations and cultures together with his uncle and his friends Ali Baba and Aladdin. The series ran for 42 episodes in 1975-1976.

London Tales: Night Ferry
UK, 1976

Bernard Cribbinsm, Graham Fletcher-Cook
Directed by David Eady


Master-of-disguise Pyramid plans to smuggle the ancient Egyptian mummy of Nematut out of the country. When young Jeff discovers the plan, a dangerous chase via London’s Victoria and Clapham railway stations ensues, coming to a climax aboard the night ferry to Paris.

One from a long line of films produced for the Children's Film Foundation. Established by film distributor and theater chain owner J. Arthur Rank, the foundation provided short, brisk and harmless entertainment for younger movie theater audiences from the '50s through the '70s.

USA, 1977

TV-series Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics

The series "Scooby's Laff-A-Lympics", which was produced between 1977 and 1979, incorporates nearly every major Hanna-Barbera animation character from the 1950’s through the 1970’s. In this series the characters are separated into three teams that compete against each other in races and obstacles. The nineth episode is entitled "Egypt" contains two competitions, one being "touch the tip of the pyramid" and the other a "camel race" in the desert. The events around the pyramid involve the Yogi Bear and Really Rotten teams using several tricks such as a secret hoist in a wall and a trap door. Eventually they leave the pyramid with a sawn-off tip.

The Return of Anubis
USA, 1977

TV-series The Space Sentinels

The god Anubis, an alien imprisoned by superstitious Egyptians 5000 years before, is revived and seeks revenge on humanity.

Episode from the animated series "The Space Sentinels" of which thirteen half-hour episodes were made. It features the Roman mythological figures Hercules and Mercury who are joined by Astrea, a character created specifically for the series, to form a superhero team to protect mankind.

Tutankhamen's 3000-Year Curse

Japan, 1977

TV-series Lupin the Third (ルパン三世)

Yasuo Yamada, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Eiko Masuyama


In Cairo, Egypt, master thief Lupin the Third steals the death mask of king Tutankhamen from the Egyptian museum. As soon as he starts messing around by wearing it, Lupin ends up being cursed and thinks he actually is the late ruler of Egypt. His friends and allies Jigen, Goemon, and Fujiko must find a way to undo the curse and cure Lupin.

Episode from the Japanese anime television series "Lupin the Third" (ルパン三世 or "Rupan Sansei"), based on the original manga series written and illustrated by Kazuhiko Kato under his pen name, Monkey Punch. It follows the escapades of master thief Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Arsène Lupin, the gentleman thief of Maurice Leblanc's series of novels. The animated version appeared in four incarnations, in 1971-1972, 1977-1980, 1984-1985 and in 2012, followed by a number of specials and theatrical movies.

Conquerors of the Future
USA, 1978

TV-series Challenge of the SuperFriends

Directed by Ray Patterson, Carl Urbano


The SuperFriends are shocked when and their arch-enemy alien supervillain Sinestro saves two Paris subway trains from a collision. Later, his ally Toyman stops a couple of bank robbers, and Gorilla Grodd and Bizarro prevent an airship disaster. The villainous group claims they are tired of battling the SuperFriends and losing each time. But they show their true colors when they do not come to the aide of the dying planet Santar, so it is too late for SuperFriends to save it. While on Santar, the SuperFriends get a message which leads them to a trap in an Egyptian tomb and finally to the year 3984, where the Legion of Doom has now conquered a domed city.

Episode 11 of season 1 of the animated series "Challenge of the SuperFriends" about a team of superheroes based on the 'Justice League' and associated comic book characters published by DC Comics. One of the characters is Hawkman, a reincarnation of ancient Egyptian 'prince Khufu' and an archeologist by trade who uses his archeological finds to combat evil. He has the power of flight and uses Nth metal weapons. The series ran for only one season in 1978. A later incarnation of this concept is found in the "Justice League Unlimited" series (see the 2006 episodes "Shadow of the Hawk" and "Ancient History" elsewhere in this list).

I Wants Me Mummy
USA, 1978

TV-series Popeye: The Continuing Adventures

Popeye and Olive travel to Egypt to look for Cleopatra's treasure.

Episode from the animated television series "Popeye - The Continuing Adventures".

Rupan Sansei: Rupan tai Fukusei Ningen

Japan, 1978

Directed by Yasuo Ôtsuka, Soji Yoshikawa, Richard Epcar


Created by manga artist Monkey Punch in 1967, Lupin III is a master thief. His off-the-wall escapades spoof the adventures of James Bond and similar rakish heroes. This first anime version of the popular manga comic tells the story a policeman hunting a criminal who has stolen a valuable ancient Egyptian amulet that promises its possessor eternal life.

The Kitty Katt Caper
USA, 1979

TV-series The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show

The evil Kitty Katt discovers an ancient Egyptian serum that can turn people into cats. She uses the serum on several important people including Plastic Man. Plastic Man must find the antidote to save himself and the rest of the world. (source:

Episode from "The Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show" that features various adventures of the DC Comics superhero Plastic Man. The Kitty Kat character appears to be based on the Batman villain 'Catwoman'.

USA, 1979

TV-series The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse

Oilcan Harry and Swifty are in Egypt, and Pearl Pureheart is there too. Somehow, Oilcan Harry and Swifty wake up a mummy. The mummy captures Pearl. Mighty Mouse comes to Pearl's rescue and captures Oilcan Harry and Swifty, ultimately putting the mummy back to rest.

Episode 1 from the animated tv-series "The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse", which ran for 48 episodes in 1979.

Pyramids of Terror
USA, 1979

TV-series Spider-Woman

Spider-Woman and Spider-Man investigate a strange pyramid that arises in Egypt and the alien mummies that dwell within. It appears to be a sophisticated alien spaceship under the control of an alien mummy called Kufu from the planet Hotep.

Episode from the animated series "Spider-Woman" about a woman who has spider-like powers. Based on the Marvel Comics character.

Mummy's the Word
USA, 1980

TV-series Scooby-Doo and Scrappy Doo

Directed by Ray Patterson, Oscar Dufau, Carl Urbano

Scooby, Scrappy and Shaggy are driving through the Egyptian Desert. They are so hot, they see a mirage of a refreshment stand. After getting buried in a sand storm, they soon discover a pyramid. Shaggy is worried because that's "a real dead place", where the ancient pharaohs were buried, but Scrappy runs in ahead. Inside, Scooby and Shaggy are horrified by a living pharaoh's head that turns out to be Scrappy wearing the mask. They do however, encounter a moving mummy who comes after them. Scrappy wants to attack, but Scooby grabs him. They hide in ancient paintings, and then try to escape on a boat in an indoor lake, but what looks like stepping stones are actually hungry crocodiles. Shaggy and Scooby narrowly escape their jaws, which Scrappy is able to simply snap shut. The mummy appears again, and Scrappy simply unwinds him ("See, I knew he was nothing but hot air"). But upon leaving the pyramid, the mummy's spirit follows them outside, leaving footprints in the sand. The gang drives off into the desert. (source:

Episode 7 from the "Scooby-Doo and Scrappy Doo" animated cartoon series, season 1 (1980-1981).

The 20,000 Drachma Pyramid
USA, 1981

TV-series The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang

Fonzie, Richie and Ralph meet up with a futuristic girl named Cupcake who landed her traveling time machine in front of Arnolds in 1957. In this episode in ancient Egypt, the Fonz and company try to prevent Ra from claiming the throne from the Queen. (source:

Episode 9 (1st season) from the "The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang" animated cartoon series, made after the TV's prime time comedy series "Happy Days". Made by the Hanna-Barbera Studios. Running Time 30 minutes. Color.

The Curse of Tutrockmen
USA, 1981

TV-series The Flintstones Comedy Show

Pebbles und Dino meet a mysterious mummy on their visit to the Egyptian Museum.

Episode from the 1980-1982 animated series "The Flintstones Comedy Show", an educational follow-up of the original and legendary series "The Flintstones". Each ninety-minute episode features a variety of crafts and spelling games for the kids in-between six mini-segments of various lengths.

Prophecy of Peril
USA, 1981

TV-series Thundarr the Barbarian

Directed by John Kimball
John Kimball, Rudy Larriva


Thundarr, Princess Ariel and Ookla the Mok must find the three women who are fated to stop a sorceror called Valior. One of them is an ancient queen called Maya, who lies in a tomb under the ancient city that she once ruled. She and the other two women - one of whom is a hermit who wields a staff that gives her super-strength, and the other a model from 1980s Earth - combine their powers in order to stop the evil wizard, sending him back in time and destroying the Gem of Power, from which he derives his magic. Maya is depicted in the cartoon as a duplicate of Cleopatra, even wearing the famed pharaoh's headdress and ancient Egyptian garb; she is an elementalist, a person who can transform herself into any one of the four elements.

Episode 18 from the animated television cartoon series "Thundarr the Barbarian", loosely inspired by R.E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian. In a kind of post-apocalyptic world, Thundarr, a muscular warrior, and his companions Princess Ariel and Ookla the Mok travel the world on horseback and battled evil wizards who combine magical spells with technologies from the pre-catastrophe world. The only Egyptian element in this series is limited to the figure of queen Maya depicted as Cleopatra.

Secret of the Sphinx
France/Japan, 1981

TV-series Ulysses 31 (宇宙伝説ユリシーズ31)


Passing through the domain of the 'Great Sphinx', a planet full of pyramids and Egyptian elements, Ulysses must answer his riddle to leave safely. However, the sphinx's treacherous daughter kidnaps the children and plots to make Ulysses her slave.

Episode 9 from the Franco-Japanese animated adventure series "Ulysses 31" (宇宙伝説ユリシーズ31 or "Uchū Densetsu Yurishīzu Sātīwan") that ran for the total of 26 episodes in 1981. It features Homer's story of the journey of Odysseus, brought into the thirty-first century.

USA, 1981

TV-series Into the Labyrinth

Simeon Andrews, Suzi Arden, Mark Buffery
Directed by Peter Graham Scott


In this episode the children Phil, Helen and Terry look for the good sorcerer Rothgo in ancient Egypt at the time of Tutankhamun's burial, and seek a final desperate solution to evil sorcerer'Belor's powers.

Episode from the British children's television series "Into the Labyrinth" (1980-1982), based around the struggle of two timeless feuding sorcerers - the noble Rothgo and the evil Belor. The first two seasons followed a group of modern-day children (Phil, Helen and Terry) who find Rothgo, almost lifeless, in a labyrinthine cave. Rothgo sends the children through different periods of time to search for the Nidas, a magical object of limitless power and which is disguised as a different object in each time period. Thus the children arrive at various points of history.

Through the Magic Pyramid
USA, 1981

Hans Conried, Vic Tayback, Chris Barnes
Directed by Ron Howard


A kid named Bobby Tuttle uses a small glass pyramid and discovers that he can transport himself back and forth through time to ancient Egypt. While there, he meets King Tut. When Tut is kidnapped, it's up to Bobby and Tut's sister to rescue him from some power-hungry elders.

Outstanding childrens program features a story in king Tutankhamen's time. Also known as "Tut and Tuttle".

6. episode
Norway, 1982

TV-series Brødrene Dal og spektralsteinene

Lars Mjøen, Knut Lystad, Trond Kirkvaag
Directed by Eivind Aaeng, Kalle Fürst


Using the time machine they built, two brothers land in ancient Egypt where they separate to find a special stone.

Episode 6 from the 13-part Norwegian children's tv-series "Brødrene Dal og spektralsteinene" or "The Brothers Dal and the spectral stones". The series features two brothers who assist in an excavation where Professor Slatters tries to find curium 82. In their quest the meet an alien creature who gives the brothers drawings for a time machine, which they construct and use to travel in time.

Cleo and the Babe
USA, 1982

TV-series Voyagers!

Michael Gregory, William Lucking, Andrea Marcovicci
Directed by Bernard McEveety


The Voyagers inadvertently bring Cleopatra forward in time to prohibition-era New York City, where she encounters gangster Lucky Luciano.

Episode 6 from the time travel-based animated series "Voyagers!". This series is about Phineas Bogg, one of a society of time travelers called Voyagers who, with the help of a young boy named Jeffrey Jones, travel in time to ensure that history unfolds as we know it.

Mind Your Manners, Dr. Dred
USA, 1982

TV-series Drack Pack


Blue-skinned evil genius Dr. Dred plots to steal the golden artifacts of the Egyptian king Tut-Tut and put the blame on the Drak Pack.

Episode from the animated television series "Drack Pack", centred around three young men named Drak, Frankie and Howler who are descendants of Dracula, Frankenstein's monster and a werewolf. To atone for their ancestors' wrongdoings, the three, united as the Drak Pack, became superheroes. A total of 16 episodes were made.

Peril in the Pyramids
USA, 1982

TV-series Battle of The Planets

On Earth, one of the oldest Egyptian temples of Amon-Ra has gone missing. 7-Zark-7 locates it on planet Alpha Three at the edge of the galaxy. This is the planet where Earth sends all of its criminals and their families to make fresh starts. Chief Anderson orders G-Force to the hot desert planet to find out what is going on. (source:

Episode 69 from the American animated television adaptation of the 1970's Japanese anime series "Science Ninja Team Gatchaman" (科学忍者隊ガッチャマン or Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman). The series centers around a team of people called G-Force who protect Earth from the planet Spectra and other attacks from beyond space. The team has superhuman agility and demonstrations of power in the shape of a tornado-like, spinning force "Whirlwind Pyramid" form.

Shalom Pharao
Germany, 1982

Directed by Curt Linda


Highly praised comical version for young children of the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers.

Don't Eat the Pictures
USA, 1983

TV-series Sesame Street

Directed by Jon Stone


The Sesame Street regulars tour New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Just as the museum closes, Big Bird announces that he must stay behind to find Mr. Snuffleupagus. While the others search the entire museum for Big Bird, he and Snuffy befriend Egyptian Prince Sahu, who has been trying to solve a riddle for more than 4,000 years so that he can finally join his parents. The boy prince claims to be under a spell cast by Osiris, the Lord of the Underworld, and asks Big Bird and Snuffy to help him find the answer to the question, "Where does today meet yesterday?" The three wander throughout the museum searching for clues from ancient Egyptian drawings, while the others examine masterpieces and art objects. Cookie Monster has a hard time not trying to eat any of the pictures displaying fruit and other food products.

One-hour special episode of the Sesame Street, the popular children's educational television series starring Muppets characters created by Jim Henson.

The Curse of the Pharaoh
Canada, 1984

TV-series Inspector Gadget


Inspector Gadget must stop M.A.D. agents from looting the tomb of Egyptian pharaoh Poot-Ta-Toot.

Episode 18 of the animated tv-series "Inspector Gadget" that ran from 1983 to 1984.

The Mummy's Curse
UK, 1984

TV-series Bananaman

Eric goes on a school trip to the museum and runs into General Blight and Aunty who plan to steal Egyptian treasures from the exhibit. Eric eats a banana and transforms into Bananaman to foil their scheme.

Episode from the animated series "Bananaman" about a schoolboy who leads and amazing double life as himself and action hero Bananaman, essentially a parody of Superman with shades of Captain Marvel. A total of 40 episodes were produced between 1983 and 1986.

The Mystery of the Disappearing Oasis
USA, 1984

TV-series Mr. T

Directed by Rudy Larriva


Mr. T and his team go to Egypt to save an Egyptologist lost in a pyramid.

Episode from the short-lived TV-series "Mr. T", an animated spin-off of the legendary 1980's television action series "The A-Team".

The Pink Sphinx
Australia, 1984

TV-series Kidd Video


Kidd Video and the rest of his basement-band are live-action characters who get forced into a bizarre and animated world by the hands of the evil record producer Master Blaster. The episode "The Pink Sphinx" features a pink Egyptian sphinx that grants wishes to the person who manages to solve its riddle. The series "Kidd Video" ran from 1984 to 1987.

Raiders of the Lost Cat Show
USA, 1984

TV-series Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats

Heathcliff takes Sonja to a museum for her birthday. There two shady characters mistake Heathcliff for an old Egyptian cat king that has returned to life. They decide to return him to Egypt.

Episode from the animated television series "Heathcliff and the Catillac Cats" about the adventures of a group of cats who live in a junkyard.

The Case of the Fouled Up Pharaoh
USA, 1985

TV-series Potato Head Kids

Mrs. Potato Head has assigned her class to do a report on the Egyptian exhibit at the local museum. The Potato Head Kids explore the museum and drive the curator nuts - they are then accidentally locked in for the night and decide to play with some of the costumes they see. After reading about an ancient curse on an Egyptian necklace, they are ambushed by an Egyptian dog creature named Anubis and chased all over the museum. The surprise appearance of a mummified Mr. Potato Head and the quick thinking of Spud reveals that Anubis is actually the museum curator. The curator wanted to steal the necklace and blame its disappearance on the curse. The Potato Head Kids have saved the day and gotten A-pluses on their reports as a bonus. (source:

Episode from the children series "Potato Head Kids", which was originally often combined with an episode of "My Little Pony and Friends". "Potato Head Kids" is an outgrowth of the Mr. Potato Head character franchise, which Mr. And Mrs. Potato Head now playing adult figures in the lives of their children and their friends, basically a varied bunch of anthropomorphic potatoes with different personalities.

Clémentine en Egypte: La Cité de l'Horizon
France, 1985

TV-series Clémentine

Directed by René Borg


Episode 22 of the animated series "Clémentine" about the fantastic adventures of a 10-year-old girl called Clémentine Dumat who uses a wheelchair and travels the world with her family to find a cure that will allow her to walk again. In these travels she occasionally meets famous fictional and historic characters. In this particular episode Clementine meets pharaoh Akhenaten who is about to be overpowered by his enemies, the priests of Amun. She offers to help him. The story continues in the following episode called "le Voyage au Pays des Morts" or "The Voyage to the Land of the Dead" (see elsewhere in this list). The 39-part series was only popular in Europe.

Clémentine en Egypte: Le Voyage au Pays des Morts
France/Japan, 1985

TV-series Clémentine

Directed by René Borg


Episode 23 of the animated series "Clémentine" about the fantastic adventures of a 10-year-old girl called Clémentine Dumat. Following the events in the previous episode 22, pharaoh Akhenaten is killed by poison and Clementine is very distressed by this. When she learns he has travelled to the afterlife, where he will live on, she drinks poison be able to join him. On the way she is judged by Anubis who lets her continue her journey without further trouble as he finds she is pure of heart. When Clementine is back in her present time after this adventure, it appears that Tutankhamun's tomb has been found. Clementine mentions jokingly that someone has finally found her husband's tomb. Everyone laughs upon hearing this.

The Curse of Tutti-Frutti
USA, 1985

TV-series Yogi's Treasure Hunt

Yogi and his crew are sent to Egypt to recover the teasure of pharaoh Tutti Frutti from his tomb before it falls into the wrong hands. Once there they are confronted with the pharaoh's curse!

Episode 6 from the animated tv-series "Yogi's Treasure Hunt" made by the famous Hanna-Barbera studio's. This particular series, one of many featuring the Yogi Bear character, ran for only 27 episodes in 1985-1986. It follows the adventures Yogi Bear and a crew of fellow Hanna-Barbera all-stars on a ship that can operate on water and in air. Their mission: to recover lost treasure, to safeguard the safety of the world, and to prevent whatever item they are seeking for to fall into the wrong hands.

Eau De Cobra
USA, 1985

TV-series G.I. Joe

Cobra steals an ancient formula for a love potion from an Egyptian tablet. He intends to use it on a shipping magnate, to get control of the world's largest shipping route. Naturally, G.I. Joe plans on stopping Cobra's plan and getting that perfume out of the way.

Episode 38 from the animated tv series "G.I. Joe", about an elite counter-terrorist unit formed to combat the threat of the evil Cobra Organization. Plots generally centered on a Cobra plot or invention of the week, and the Joes' efforts to stop the plan. The series ran for two seasons and 85 episodes between 1985 and 1987.

The Gods Below
USA, 1985

TV-series G.I. Joe


A mission to rescue an archeologist from Cobra's clutches leads the Joes on a strange supernatural journey through the tunnel of an ancient pharaoh's tomb to a confrontation with Osiris, the Egyptain god of the dead.

Episode 41 from the animated series "G.I. Joe" based on the successful toy series by Hasbro. G.I. Joe is the code name for an elite strike force with the primary purpose to be a counterforce to the huge terrorist organization called Cobra which is gunning for world domination. The series ran for two television seasons and 85 episodes.

Phar Out Pharaoh
USA, 1985

TV-series It's Punky Brewster

Rene Auberjonois (voice), Pat Fraley (voice)


Margaux buys a necklace that turns out to be an ancient Egyptian artifact. Glomer uses his magical powers to take her and the other kids to ancient Egypt to return it, but there Margaux is mistaken as the princess Tut Tut.

Fourth episode from the television series "It's Punky Brewster", an animated spin off of the live action television show Punky Brewster. The animated version ran for 26 episodes in 1985-1986.

Thomas & Senior en de Grote Goudroof
Netherlands, 1985

Lex Goudsmit, Bart Steenbeek
Directed by Karst van der Meulen


After moving to a new town, the young Thomas befriends the old mr. Van Dijk who everybody calls 'Senior'. When Thomas finds a mysterious package that was dropped from an airplane, and Senior is suddenly pursued by criminals who believe he has it, they decide to work together to unravel the mystery behind it. They discover the contents have something to do with a valuable Egyptian treasure that is scheduled to come to The Netherlands for an exhibition. Will they manage to save the treasure and catch the thieves without Thomas' parents noticing anything?

Seven part youth series that ran on Dutch television between 1985 and 1988.

USA, 1985


"ThunderCats" is about a long-running battle between good, the ThunderCats, and evil, the Mutants and their leader Mumm-Ra. The ThunderCats are humanoids with distinct feline appearances, while the Mutants are a rag-tag group of uglies, all of them a form of anthropomorphs. Throughout most of the series the action is set on the planet called "Third Earth", the third age of Earth. Both visual and verbal references to ancient Egyptian culture during the series seem to indicate that the planet is a future version of our Earth. The ThunderCats dwell in a substantial fortress built in the shape of a cat, the Cat's Lair, somewhat similar in design to the Chefren Sphinx at Giza. Their opponent, the evil Mumm-Ra, was once a mighty ruler of ancient Egypt. When death called on him, so did evil. Unable to accept death, he turned to evil spirits to restore him to life. In return they demanded his immortal soul, which become twisted and dark. His once great pyramid became black and isolated, full of evil rage. Thus he became Mumm-Ra, The Ever Living. (summary adapted from Wikipedia)

Animated fantasy sci-fi tv-series based on the characters created by Tobin Wolf. A total of 130 episodes were made between 1985 and 1986.

Tut the Second
USA, 1985

TV-series The Littles


Henry and the Littles are in Egypt when they get kidnapped and taken to a pyramid. It appears Henry is thought to be the reincarnation of King Tut and is in danger of being kept in the pyramid forever.

Episode from the children television series "The Littles", based on the novels by American author John Peterson. The series ran for a total of three seasons and for a total of 29 episodes.

I Tut, Tutt's Not a Pharaoh
UK, 1985

TV-series Danger Mouse

Danger Mouse's arch evil villain Greenback sets out to steal an ancient Egyptian amulet which Danger Mouse and his assistant Penfold have been sent to find.

Episode from the animated tv-series "Danger Mouse", which features a mouse superhero secret agent living in a mailbox in London. The series ran for a total of 89 episodes, which were made from 1979 until 1992.

A G.I. Joe: Arise, Serpentorrise!
USA, 1986

TV-series G.I. Joe


After yet another defeat inflicted to the criminal organization by G.I. Joe, Cobra's leader of research and interrogations, Dr. Mindbender, comes with a new plan to collect the genetic material of great warriors and military leaders from the past to create a composite clone that would be the perfect new and poweful leader for Cobra. To set this scheme into motion, among others DNA from the mummy of an ancient Egyptian scholar is used as part of the genome of the composite clone Serpentor. G.I. Joe has very little time to learn of this plot before Cobra becomes that much more a dire threat to the world.

The first two animated G.I. Joe mini-series "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" and "G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra", based on the comic book series from Marvel Comics, ran in syndication from 1985 to 1986. It was followed by a regular series in 1986-1987, of which the first five episodes were later reissued as mini-series "G.I. Joe: The Pyramid of Darkness" and the second five episodes as "the mini-series Arise, Serpentor, Arise!".

The Mummy's Curse
USA, 1986

TV-series The Centurions


In Egypt an archaeological dig at the Pyramid of the Lost pharaoh, headed by Professor Egon Sloan, is attacked by super-powerful jackals. The professor contacts Skyvault and requests the help of the Centurions to guard the pyramid from tomb robbers. Later that night, Jake overhears the professor using an ancient incantation to awaken the Lost pharaoh's mummified bodyguards and is knocked out by Hacker. Shadow escapes and alerts the other Centurions, who find out that the professor is working with Doc Terror and intends to use the ancient mummies to help him take over Cairo. As Ace and Max stand up against Terror and his super-powerful mummies, Jake alone is left to defeat them and save the city. (source:

Episode 26 of the animated science fiction tv-series "The Centurions", about a group of brave men trying to stop the evil Doc Teror and his cyborg companion Hacker destroy humanity and replace it with Cyborg Slaves.

No Pharaoh at All
USA, 1986

TV-series Filmnation's Ghostbusters

Directed by Tom Sito

In Camelot the Ghostbusters team-up with Merlin's apprentice Fuddy in order to battle Sir Trance-A-Lot and recover the next piece of the Stone Tablet. Then they must travel back in time to ancient Egypt where Apparitia and Airhead capture Tracy intent on mummifying him.

Episode from the animated series "Ghostbusters", released after the success of the 1984 motion picture.

Toutankhaton, le Combat Royal
France, 1986

TV-series Les Mondes Engloutis

Directed by Michel Gauthier

Arkana and her companions meet Tutankhaton, who is about to become pharaoh, and are caught up in a plot by the boy's uncle and the Priests of Amon, who want to seize power and return to worship of the old gods.

Episode from the futuristic French animated cartoon series "Les Mondes Engloutis" ("Spartakus and the Sun Beneath the Sea") about a women named Arkana, who was sent to save Arkadia from the sun’s failure. She is joined by Spartakus (slave rebel), Bob, and Rebecca (brother and sister). English title of the episode: "The Boy Pharaoh". The series ran on Nickelodeon for 52 episodes.

Crown of the Scarab King
USA/Japan, 1987

TV-series Bionic Six

Directed by Osamu Dezaki


In Egypt professor Sharp and his team discover a solid gold casket bearing a seal in the shape of a scarab. They find a papyrus inside. When presenting the 'ancient Scarab scroll' to the Cairo museum, to the horror of all present one of the sfinx statues comes to life and breaks apart, revealing the mad scientist Dr. Scarab who immediately steals the scroll. Professor Sharp calls in the help from the 'Bionic Six' to salvage the situation. The papyrus, it appears, contains a map which reveals the secret location of the 'Crown of the Scarab King', which promises unknown powers. On the spot marked 'X' on the map Dr. Scarab discovers a new pyramid rising from below the sands. Inside he finds a labyrinth and the sarcophagus of the Scarab King, with the crown on top. When Dr. Scarab tries it on, the scenes on the walls come to life warning him of the approaching Bionic Six. Scarab uses the power of the crown to scare them off by making the labyrinth statues come to life and chase them. Believing himself now to be invincible he commands to conquer all. This causes Egyptian statues from museums all over the world to come to life and cause havoc. Bionic Six manage to trap the statues from the labyrinth in quicksand and confront Dr. Scarab. Feeling cornered, he calls for the Scarab King to awaken and serve his master. The mummy, however, turns against him, takes back the crown and then goes back to sleep again. This makes the pyramid sink back into the sands. Dr Scarab and Bionix Six just barely manage to escape.

Episode from the American/Japanese animated television series "Bionic Six" whose main characters are a family of machine-enhanced human beings possessing unique powers after being augmented with bionic technology. Renowned Japanese animation director Osamu Dezaki was involved as chief supervising director. The series ran for 65 episodes in 1987.

My Pharaoh Lady
USA, 1987

TV-series Foofur


When Fencer falls for a beautiful female cat named Cleo, whose master is a famous archaeologist, she becomes convinced that he is descended from an ancient Pharaoh's cat. To help Fencer win Cleo's heart, Foofur and the gang go along with the act, which goes to Fencer's head. But when the archaeologist's mummy cat is destroyed and he also sees the resemblence, Fencer's nine lives may just be up! (source:

Episode from the animated television series "Foofur", made by Hanna-Barbera from 1986 to 1988. It centers around a blue dog named Foofur who has inherited his late master's wealthy estate.

My Pharaoh Lady
USA, 1987

TV-series Alvin and the Chipmunks

A mummy, said to come to life in the presence of the most beautiful girl, must arrive at Brittany's house or she will be forced to forfeit a beauty contest.

Episode 91 of the animated television series "Alvin and the Chipmunks", which ran for 118 episodes between 1983 and 1990. This show focuses on three superstar chipmunks who have their own band and the crazy adventures they get into.

Sphinx For The Memories
USA, 1987

TV-series Ducktales


While on vacation in Egypt, Donald Duck is spotted by two locals who think he bears a huge resemblance to an ancient pharaoh known as “The Garbled One”. He is kidnapped right before Scrooge, Huey, Dewey and Louie can meet up with him and is brought to the Palace of Garbabble. The present ruler, Sarkus, fears his position will be taken over by Donald and sends a living mummy by the name of Ka-hoo-fo to destroy him. Can Scrooge, Huey, Dewey and Louie save him in time?

Episode 40 from the first animated Disney series for television "DuckTales" (1987-1990), in which Scrooge McDuck and the nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie find themselves in all sorts of adventures.

Daughter of the Nile

Japan, 1988

A young girl named Carol is transported back to ancient Egypt by the evil Queen Isis. There she falls in love with Isis's brother, the pharaoh Memphis. Carol marries Memphis and becomes his Queen. This inadvertedly creates a new timeline in which the history as she knew it is radically changed.

Anime based on the popular Japanese Manga 王家の紋章 or "Crest of the Royal Family" by Hosokawa Chieko (細川知栄子). This original Shôjo or Girls' Manga (53 volumes since 1976 and still ongoing) loosely uses the history of the Ancient Mediterranean (Egypt, Assyria and Babylonia) as a backdrop. The Anime version consists of image clips with music and narration in the background.

Desert Explorer
UK, 1988

TV-series Huxley Pig


Practising his First Aid bandaging technique reminds Huxley Pig of mummies and ancient Egypt. In a daydream he and his friend Sam find themselves at a souvenir stall in modern day Egypt. There they acquire a supposedly secret map to an undiscovered tomb from con man Horace and set off to explore. Eventually they reach the mummy's tomb where Horace tries to scare them off, but Sam gets even by dressing up as a mummy and thus scares the wits out of Horace.

Episode 21 from the stop-motion animated children's television series "Huxley Pig", based on the picture picture books by Rodney Peppé. It follows a pig who is always is dreaming of exciting professions and adventure.

My Mummy Lies Over The Ocean
USA, 1988

TV-series Police Academy: The Animated Series

To put an end to a curse, a museum curator seeks the help of the Academy grads to escort the mummy of an ancient Egyptian king back to its rightful resting place. Our heroes also have to deal with not only a group of thugs who are trying to steal the mummy, but when the mummy itself who comes to life the panic really starts.

Episode from "Police Academy - The Animated Series", based on the first five "Police Academy" films. The series ran for 64 episodes from 1988 to 1989.

Spanning in Slagharen
Netherlands, 1988

Directed by Anneke Hoog Antink


Back in ancient Egypt the meeting of Caesar and Cleopatra generated a magic that made the gods lose their powers. In a bid to regain their powers, two thousand years later the gods send the mysterious Fator on a mission to prevent the reincarnations of Caesar and Cleopatra from meeting each other. A group of Dutch friends are caught up in this adventure and try to find out who these reincarnations are before the Fator can get to them. The center of the mystery seems to lie in a well-known Dutch attraction park called 'Ponypark Slagharen'.

Thirteen part Dutch television youth series.

UK/Germany, 1989

TV-series Ric The Raven

Directed by Leo Nielsen

Ric The Raven goes to Egypt to see the sights. As things go with Ric, everything takes some degree of trouble.

Episode from the animated series "Ric The Raven". The series ran for 51 episodes in 1989 and 1990.

Hogapatra's Beauty Sleep
USA/Belgium, 1989

TV-series The Smurfs


In ancient Egypt, queen Hogapatra suffers from insomnia and it is up to Lazy to do his thing: sleep so she will get the idea.

Episode 386 (season 9; 1989) of the long running NBC animation series "The Smurfs", produced by the legendary William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

Mummy Dearest
USA, 1989

TV-series Garfield and Friends

At an Egyptian museum exhibit, Garfield has an accident and becomes unconscious. He dreams of being the pharaoh's beloved cat. A plot unfolds in which one of his servants plans to kidnap the revered feline.

Episode from the animated series "Garfield and Friends", based on the comic strip 'Garfield' by Jim Davis. The series features Garfield, a fat, lazy Orange tabby cat who wants nothing more out of life than to eat and sleep. The series ran for 121 episodes from 1988 to 1994.

Mummy Dearest
USA/Belgium, 1989

TV-series The Smurfs


Gargamel's Egyptian incarnation puts the Smurfs to work on building a monument for his cat pharaoh Azra when they wake up a mummy that saves them.

Episode 387 (season 9; 1989) of the long running NBC animation series "The Smurfs", produced by the legendary William Hanna and Joseph Barbera.

The Riddle of the Pyramid
Netherlands/Germany/Japan, 1989

TV-series Alfred J. Kwak

Directed by Dennis Livson, Hiroshi Saitô


Episode from the animated television series "Alfred J. Kwak" (a.k.a. "The Adventures of Alfred J. Quack") which follows the adventures of a children's cartoon character from a Dutch theatre show by Herman van Veen. Compared to other children's television series, Alfred J. Kwak features exceptionally mature and often difficult themes. Episode 34, "The Riddle of the Pyramid", is about the quest for a cure for professor Ramses, who is critically ill. The only curse seems to be an ancient medicine known to have been buried with pharaoh Tut-cat-cammon. Alfred and his friends set out to find his pyramid, but once there get trapped in a room without exit. The storyline is continued in the next episode 35 "The Labyrinth" (not listed here).

The Stolen Pan
Netherlands/Germany/Japan, 1989

TV-series Alfred J. Kwak


Episode from the animated television series "Alfred J. Kwak" (a.k.a. "The Adventures of Alfred J. Quack") which follows the adventures of a children's cartoon character from a Dutch theatre show by Herman van Veen. Compared to other children's television series, Alfred J. Kwak features exceptionally mature and often difficult themes. In episode 40, "The Stolen Pan", Cleo, queen of the Great Pyramid, has come to see professor Ramses. She wants him to persuade her king that the proposed building of a high dam in the river Nile is a foolish idea. Ramses thinks solar energy might be a better idea and makes a new design, but the plans are stolen before he can travel to Egypt.

Throw Mummy from the Train
USA, 1989

TV-series Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers


In the pyramid of king Nutun-Khamun, an archeologist finds the ring to unlock the diamonds of the Sphinx of Inka-dinka-do. His greedy assistant Wexler steals the ring and eludes the mummy assigned to guard it. The Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers agree to help the mummy get the ring back.

Episode 28 from the Walt Disney Television Animation series "Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers" featuring the established Disney characters Chip and Dale, two chipmunks with a nose for trouble, who run a detective agency called Rescue Rangers.

DuckTales: The Movie
USA/France, 1990


Scrooge McDuck takes his nephews to Egypt to find a pyramid that contains a magic lamp.

Episode 2687
USA, 1990

TV-series Sesame Street

Jeff Goldblum

Archeologist Minneapolis tells about his quest for the 'Golden Cabbage of Snuffertiti', and ancient Egyptian queen Snuffertiti's search for perfect favorite food for her Snuffle-subjects.

Sketch from episode 2687 of "Sesame Street", the popular children's educational television series starring Muppets characters created by Jim Henson. This sketch is one of several featuring ancient Egyptian characters or elements.

Mind Your Mummy Mommy, Mario
USA, 1990

TV-series The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3


Hip and Hop steal the sarcophagus and mummy of prince Mushroomkhamen. His mummy mother seeks to retrieve it, but mistakenly identifies Mario as her lost son, drags him back to the pyramid and mummifies him. The situation can only be resolved by bringing her true son back.

Episode from the animated series "The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3", based on the hugely successful 'Super Mario Bros. 3' video game. The series is also known under the name "Captain N & the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3" and lasted for 26 episodes.

Revenge of the Pharaohs
USA, 1990

TV-series G.I. Joe

Cobra's leader Night Creeper Leader thinks he is an ancient Egyptian pharaoh and has his sights set on staff sergeant Lady Jaye.

Episode 7 from the animated series "G.I. Joe" (the 1989-1991 DIC Series, or Operation Dragonfire mini-series) based on the successful toy series by Hasbro. G.I. Joe is the code name for an elite strike force with the primary purpose to be a counterforce to the huge terrorist organization called Cobra which is gunning for world domination.

Treasure Of Sesemar
Canada/France, 1990

TV-series C.L.Y.D.E.

Directed by Chris Randall


Matt and Sam enter the world of computer circuits and battle the Egypto-Bugs while on their way to the lost tomb of the Egyptian Pharaoh pyramid. They also encounter Glyph, a hieroglyphic that comes to life in the circuits. Glyph knows where the secret traps are and tells the kids all about them. (source:

Episode from the animated series "C.L.Y.D.E." about a computer brain in another galaxy who was banished from his own planet and eventually landed on Earth and is taken care of by two kids named Matt and Samantha. The series ran for only 26 episodes.

Tut Tut
UK, 1990

TV-series T-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom

Georgina Hale, John Bluthal, Andree Melly


Osiris, a servant girl, makes plans with T-Shirt, who looks exactly like prince Tutenkhamun, to sack the High Priest to get his chain with the next pearl on it.

Episode 7 of the 10-episode television series "T-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom". T-Bag is a character who has appeared in a number of ITV children's television programmes. Both T-Bag and her friend T-Shirt have magical powers. The premise of the shows is that there are various items hidden throughout the world, which T-Bag either wants to carry out some evil plan or which can be used to defeat T-Bag. The series "T-Bag and the Pearls of Wisdom" features a number of pearls which Sally must acquire before T-Bag does. Episode 7 is the only episode with an Egyptian theme.

20,000 Leagues Under the Street
USA, 1991

TV-series The Real Ghost Busters


Peter gets frantic when Ray receives an ant farm through the mail. Things become worse when the spirit of the long-dead Egyptian Insect God, Apshai captures Peter (source: IMDb).

Episode from the animated tv-series "The Real Ghostbusters", a spinoff of the 1984 comedy movie "Ghostbusters". The series ran from 1986 to 1991. It followed the continuing adventures of four Ghostbusters, their secretary Janine, their accountant Louis, and their mascot Slimer, as they chase and capture rogue spirits around New York City and various other areas of the world.

Les Cigares du Pharaon
France/Canada, 1991

TV-series Tintin

Colin O'Meara, David Fox (voices)
Directed by Stéphane Bernasconi

After promising to assist a befuddled archaeologist locate the missing tombs of an ancient pharaoh, Tintin and Snowy make a dangerous discovery and end up following a secret society of desperate diamond smugglers from Egypt to India.

Two-part animated adaptation of Hergé's classic comic book adventures of Tintin. "The Cigars of the Pharaoh" are the 6th and 7th of a total of 39 episodes in the series named "The Adventures of Tintin".

USA, 1991

TV-series Tom & Jerry Kids Show


Episode 9 of season 2 from the "Tom & Jerry Kids Show" set in ancient Egypt, where Tom is a servant of Cleocatra tasked with catching Jerry.

A Hole in the Wall
USA, 1991

TV-series Peter Pan and the Pirates

Peter and the Lost Boys find a parallel universe in Neverland with an Egyptian theme. Will they escape or be enslaved like their Egyptian counterparts?

Episode from the animated children television series "Peter Pan and the Pirates" based on author J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan character. In this particular episode the parallel universe Captain Hook is a pharaoh (uncluding hook!) with an insatiable thirst for vengeance. The series ran for 65 episodes in 1990 and 1991.

In Search of Ancient Blunders
USA, 1991

TV-series Talespin


Baloo and Wildcat are assigned to deliver an Egyptian tablet to Aridia. The tablet has directions on how to find the lost treasure of King Utmost, but also their opponent Don Carnage is not going to let this one slip past him. Once on the track of the treasure in a upside-down pyramid they have to survive traps, pirates, an ancient curse and a mummy that is protecting the treasure.

Episode from the animated television series "TaleSpin" centered on the adventures of bush pilot Baloo the bear and his air cargo freight busines. Many characters are adapted from Disney's 1967 animated feature "The Jungle Book".

Shifting Sands
USA, 1991

TV-series James Bond, Jr.

Directed by Bill Hutten

Our heroes travel on a field trip to the Egyptian ruins to witness Professor Giza open the recently discovered tomb of pharaoh Hiphurrah. They arrive to find the tomb being raided, and the raiders flee, leaving behind only one clue: a black scarab pendant. After examining the pendant, James Jr. Notices that it bears the symbol of pharaoh Fearo: a Egyptian tomb raider with ties to S.C.U.M. Inside the scarab is a map of the local area and what appears to be a network of pipelines. When they return to the tomb they discover that the mummy of Hiphurrah has vanished. The only witness is a security guard who claims saw the mummy walk. (source:

Episode from the enimated series "James Bond, Jr." about the adventures of the supposed nephew of masterspy James Bond. While attending prep school at Warfield Academy, with the help of his friends he fights against the evil terrorist organization SCUM. A total of 65 half-hour episodes were produced.

Het Zingende Nijlpaard
Belgium, 1991

TV-series Suske en Wiske

Prinses Banylon, the daughter of pharaoh Tutankoffi, has been turned into a singing hippo by a sphinx. It appears the spell can only be undone by another singing hippo, which can can only be found by means of a golden trumpet. Our heroes Willy and Wanda set about solving this problem together with Aunt Sidonia, Lambik and Jerom.

Episode from the Belgian animated series "Suske and Wiske", based on the in northern Europe very successful Suske and Wiske comics series created by Willy Vandersteen. The series focuses on the adventures of Suske and Wiske, who are known as Bob et Bobette in French and Willy and Wanda in English (later renamed Spike and Suzy).

Anthony and Cleopatra
USA, 1992

TV-series Take Off with T-Bag

Georgina Hale, John Hasler, Murray Melvin
Directed by Neville Green


T-Bag, T-Shirt and Tow-Ling land in ancient Rome, where Tow-Ling immediately gets caught by a slave trader and is promptly sold off to Marc Anthony. T-Bag decides to go and get him back. Dressed as Cleopatra she is delivered to Anthony's house in a rug. She starts flirting with Anthony and eventually wins him over to return Tow-Ling and abolish slavery at the same time.

Episode 6 from the children television series "Take Off with T-Bag". T-Bag was originally a witch-like character involved in various good vs. evil tensions and who appeared in a number television series which ran from the mid-80s to early 90s. In the "Take of with T-bag" series the sinister elements of the original T-Bag character were removed, becoming a purely comic character and better suited for younger children. For further Egyptian content, see also the episode "The Curse of the Mummy" (1992) elsewhere in this list.

The Curse of the Mummy
UK, 1992

TV-series Take Off with T-Bag

John Hasler, Georgina Hale, Bea Julakasiun
Directed by Neville Green


T-Bag lands in Egypt where some archaeologists are searching for a tomb. T-Bag and T-Shirt pretend to be Kit Bag and Sir Paisley Shirt to try to deter them from the tomb. While waiting for the morning so they can all search inside the tomb some tricks are played on them and they blame each other.

Episode 4 from the children television series "Take Off with T-Bag". T-Bag was originally a witch-like character involved in various good vs. evil tensions and who appeared in a number television series which ran from the mid-80s to early 90s. In the "Take of with T-bag" series the sinister elements of the original T-Bag character were removed, becoming a purely comic character and better suited for younger children. For further Egyptian content, see also the episode "Anthony and Cleopatra" (1992) elsewhere in this list.

Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still
ジャイアント・ロボ - 地球が静止する日

Japan, 1992

Directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa


Animated series of seven episodes created between 1992 and 1998, based on the original Giant Robo (ジャイアントロボ) manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama. The series features characters and plotlines from the entire manga, but presented in an all-new story. The events take place in the near future and follow 12-year old Daisaku Kusama, master of a giant robot, and international police organization Experts of Justice in a battle with a secret society aiming to gain world domination. The titular Giant Robo wearing a nemes-like headdress has clearly Egyptian features, but the storyline itself contains no references to any ancient Egyptian origin. Also entitled "Giant Robo - The Animation". See also the earlier (1967) live-action adaptation of the same manga entitled "Johnny Soko and His Flying Robot".

Home on De-Nile
USA, 1993

TV-series Animaniacs

Directed by Rusty Mills, Dave Marshall


Rita and Runt think they are in Palm Springs to visit Sonny Bono, but actually arrive in ancient Egypt. Cleopatra is looking for a cat, but can't find any suitable ones until Rita is brought to her. Runt helps to build a temple for Cleopatra, while Rita is being prepared to be sacrificed to the gods of harvest. (source:

Episode 106 from Animaniacs animated series by Warner Bros. Studios featuring characters Rita and Runt.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Japan, 1993

Directed by Hideki Futamura

A deadly feud rages between Jotaro Kujo's family and the malevolent, extremely powerful vampire Dio. Jotaro and his companions embark on a dangerous and long journey to Egypt to save the life of one of their group and finally put an end to the 100-year battle. When finally in Egypt, they are facing one of Dio's assassins N'Dool and the supernatural "God Geb". One by one the companions fall prey to N'Dool's sudden and violent attacks. After some considerable difficulties, Jotaro and his companions finally arrive at Dio's lair and find their way to the room where his coffin resides. Just as they prepare to strike the fatal blow, Dio appears more powerful than ever...

Anime based on the popular Manga series by Hirohiko Araki (荒木 飛呂彦), published in the magazine "Weekly Shōnen Jump" between 1987 and 2004. The original Japanese version of this Anime consists of six episodes that were released in 1993 and onother seven (actually intended as an explaining prequel series) in 2001. An English version with the total thirteen episodes was released on DVD between 2003 and 2005, with the episodes ordered by its fictional chronology.

Moses: From Birth to Burning Bush
USA, 1993

TV-series Animated Stories from the Bible

Ray Porter (voice), Tony Larimer (voice), Vicki Eccel (voice)
Directed by Richard Rich


Animated recount of the early years of Moses' life, from the privileged youth in Pharaoh's household to the moment when God speaks to Moses through a burning bush to tell him he is the one to free the Hebrews. Made for the video market.

Pink Sphinx
USA, 1993

TV-series The Pink Panther

Matt Frewer (Pink Panther's voice)


In ancient Egypt, the Pink Panther's novel design of a pyramid helps him win the order for building the pharaoh's daughter a new tomb. Much to the dismay of the court architect, who tries everything to stop the project from succeeding.

Episode from third incarnation of the popular animated TV-series "The Pink Panther" which ran from 1993 to 1995. Earlier, animated series starring the Pink Panther ran as "The Pink Panther Show" from 1969 to 1978 and as "Pink Panther and Sons" from 1984 to 1985. The Pink Panther Ultimate Guide (2005) by Jerry Beck apparently list this episode as "Cleopanthera", but I haven't been able to confirm this from other sources.

Professor Dig and his Egyptian Mummy
USA, 1993

TV-series The Busy World of Richard Scarry

Mummy Professor Dig makes a great discovery, an Egyptian mummy, and hurries to bring it to the Cairo museum.

7 minute cartoon. One of three that form episode 7 of the series "The Busy World of Richard Scarry", based on the characters that inhabit Richard Scarry's "Busytown" books. Each episode in this series (65 episodes) consists of 3 cartoons with short musicals in between.

Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme
USA/France, 1993

TV-series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic's opponent Robotnik heads to ancient Egypt to get the Emerald of Immortality and to ensure Sonic's ancestors never meet so that he will never be born. Sonic and Tails go after him, prevent Robotnik from interfering with his ancestors' meeting, and then race to the crypt of Robotnik's ancestor Robotnikhotep, where the Emerald is kept. Robotnik successfully obtains the Emerald, but, Sonic steals it back with help from his ancestors and sends him, Scratch, and Grounder forward in time to a dogfight during World War II.

Episode from the animated slapstick comedy series "The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog" that ran for 65 episodes in only one season. It follows the escapades of the video game character Sonic the Hedgehog, and his sidekick Miles 'Tails' Prower as they attempt to stop the evil Doctor Robotnik and his array of vicious robots from taking over the planet Mobius.

Uncle Jack and Cleopatra's Mummy
UK, 1993

Paul Jones, Fenella Fielding, Roger Hammond
Directed by Jeremy Swan


An archeologist called Uncle Jack goes to Egypt with his niece Helen to work with Sir Humphrey Morton at his dig, the tomb of El Wadi Whant. Once there, strange things start to happen. Sir Humphrey disappears and shortly after someone tries to murder Jack. Then it appears the 'missing' Sir Humphrey is now working together with the evil Vixen to try and find queen Cleopatra's treasure…

BBC children's comedy drama in six parts (A Dig at el Ninny; The Camel's Breath; Meet the Mummy; The Legend Comes Alive; The Tomb of El Wadi Whant; Treasure of Cleopatra). Last of a short lived series of four similar programmes about archaeologist Uncle Jack and his adventures that aired on BBC television between 1990 and 1993, each episode having an environmental message.

USA, 1994

TV-series Batman: The Animated Series

Directed by Kevin Altieri

A mystic Egyptian scroll donated to the Gotham museum by Bruce Wayne is stolen by Ra's Al Ghul. Batman and Talia must join forces to prevent the power-mad Ra's from unlocking the scroll's secrets of life and death. Their quest takes them to a hidden temple deep beneath the Egyptian desert. There the Dark Knight is forced into a terrifying battle with an ancient Egyptian sorceress who seeks to destroy them all. (source:

Episode 3 (2nd season) from "Batman, the Animated Series", based on the popular Batman comics. Running Time 30 minutes. Color.

Spain, 1994

TV-series Las Tres Mellizas

Episode from the animated television cartoon series "Las Tres Mellizas" (The Triplets), created after the books by Catalan illustrator Roser Capdevila. A total of 104 episodes were made between 1994 and 2004. In the stories, the sisters each time manage to annoy the Bored Witch, who punishes them by sending them into a classic tale, legend or literary work. Egyptian themed episodes include episode 45 "Cleopatra" and episode 99 "Tutankhamon".

The Curse
USA, 1994

TV-series Billy the Cat

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jacquet


Billy the Cat tells a story about a little bad boy who met a wizard who turned him into a cat, so the boy would feel what it is like to be the victim for once. In this episode his cat-mentor Sir Hubert makes fun of an ancient legend known to all cats: back in ancient Egypt a cat named Hubisis once rebelled against the mighty queen Catapatra, who ruled with the help of a mighty cat-eye amulet. Hubisis managed to escape, but as a revenge Catapatra put a curse on all his descendents. Sir Hubert doesn't believe in this fairytale, but he soon discovers that he himself is a descendent of Hubsis, as he is kidnapped by the powerful cat Eartha, follower of queen Catapatra. To punish him Catapatra want to make him a living mummy. Of course Billy and Queenie come to the rescue. By stealing the amulet, thus robbing Catapatra of her powers, they manage to free Sir Hubert.

Episode 11 of the animated tv-series "Billy the Cat" which ran for a total of 52 episodes (30 min. each).

In the Heat of the Fright
USA, 1994

TV-series Aladdin

Directed by Alan Zaslove


While mapping a river area for the sultan, Aladdin and his companions come across a peasant village put in flames by magical fire balls. These came from the flying Egyptian temple of the catlike sorceress Morgana. She manages to transport our heroes to her magical make believe-realm, Morphia, where she tries to steal the powers from Genie by making him afraid. In the end Aladdin and Genie have to battle Morgana in her own temple, where Genie hides himself as a mummy inside an Egyptian sarcophagus.

Episode 40 from the animated television series "Aladdin", based on the 1992 movie. The series ran for 88 episodes between 1994 and 1996.

The Mommy's Hand
USA, 1994

TV-series Mighty Max


Max's mom again finds herself in danger when a ring placed on her hand compels her to go to Egypt. Following in concern, Max and company find that the ring belongs to Isis, an ancient Egyptian goddess who has been living among humans for a few thousand years. Now a little unhinged, she is attempting to awaken her husband Osiris hoping that he will destroy the human race for its many faults and injustices. (source:

Episode 32 (season 2) of the animated television series "Mighty Max". It features teenager Max Max who is sent a red cap one day and is told that an ancient prophecy foretold him as the "Chosen One" and that he must battle the evil forces of the world, together with Virgil, a talking chicken and Norman, Max's Viking guardian. The series lasted only 2 seasons with 40 episodes from 1993 until 1994.

USA, 1994

TV-series Rugrats


The Pickles family are gathering to celebrate the Passover (Pesakh) Seder at grandpa Boris and grandma Minka's house. The younger generation don't seem to understand the importance of celebrating Passover, "a holiday without presents", but when grandpa tells them the epic story of Moses leading the Hebrews away from the pharaoh and slavery (with character Tommy as Moses and Angelica as the pharaoh), everyone finds something to believe in.

Last episode of season three of the animated television series "Rugrats", which ran for a total of 172 episodes between 1991 and 2004. The series centers around four babies and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies' imaginations. This particular episode focuses on topics of religion, particularly towards Jewish beliefs and practices. Throughout the episode, the different religious practices of each of the characters is revealed. The episode received overwhelmingly positive reviews from television critics at the time and is one of the most popular episodes of Rugrats in its broadcasting history.

Rupert and The Nile
Canada, 1994

TV-series Rupert


While on holiday in Egypt, Rupert foils the plans of the evil explorer Sir Humphrey Pumphrey to loot the newly discovered tomb of the legendary pharaoh Ramindas. (source:

Episode 33 from the animated children's series "Rupert", about the adventures of a famous bear from the 1920's Daily Express Newspaper.

The Tomb of the Pharaoh

Japan, 1994

TV-series Montana Jōnzu (モンタナ・ジョーンズ)

Montana and Alfred are in the Cairo Museum to examine the treasures of boy-king Tutankhamen. On one of the king's necklaces they discover a puzzle that seems to contain information about a secret treasure hidden inside a pyramid. Together with their friend and reporter Melissa Sone, who happens to be in Cairo as well to write an article about the same pyramid, they set out to seek the treasure.

Episode 7 from the Japanese anime series Montana Jōnzu (Montana Jones), inspired by the Indiana Jones movies. The series takes place in the 1930s and is about the adventures of Montana Jones, who goes treasure hunting with his cousin Alfred Jones and the beautiful reporter Melissa Sone. Their opponent is Lord Zero, a rich, eccentric art lover and master thief. A total of 52 episodes were made in 1994 and 1995.

Ancient Egyptian Mashed Potato
USA, 1995

TV-series Bodger and Badger


Bodger has trouble with two burglars, Boss and Courtney, who try to steal a valuable ancient Egyptian statue which belongs to Bodger's aunt. Badger decides to scare the burglars off by being the ghost of the Egyptian statue. (source: Wikipedia)

Episode 46 from the BBC children's comedy programme Bodger and Badger about Simon Bodger and his badly behaved companion, a talking badger with a love for mashed potatoes. The series ran for 124 episodes of 15 minutes each between 1989 and 1999.

USA, 1995

TV-series Gargoyles


The gargoyles travel to Egypt where they find a grieving emir plotting to enslave the god Anubis.

Episode 44 from the animated series "Gargoyles", about a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day in modern-day New York City, taking on roles as the city's secret night-time protectors. From the second season the Gargoyls also travel to numerous and often historical locations in the world to fulfill the elements of a quest.

Joseph's Reunion
USA, 1995

Brian Nissen (voice), Neil Vipond (voice), Paul O'Connor (voice)
Directed by Richard Rich


The drought had stripped Canaan bare of crops, yet rumors from Egypt described impossibly vast storehouses of food. Jacob knew that unless he acted soon, his entire family would starve, so at last he sent ten of his sons to Pharaoh to buy provisions. They never imagined that there they would find not only food, but the brother they had long ago betrayed and given up for dead. (source: IMDb)

Episode from the biblical education series "The Animated Stories From the Bible" that focuses on the second part of the Biblical story of Joseph, son of Jacob. Produced for the video market.

The Petrified Cheese
USA, 1995

TV-series The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat

Directed by Chris Bartleman

Felix flies off to Egypt with Detective Shamus H. Goldcrow to recover a treasured relic gone missing. They meet a whining Sphinx, a hungry pyramid and assorted ghoulish mummies before apprehending the culprit­a wisecracking Skidoo the Mouse­finally earning their $14 reward. (source: IMDb)

Episode from the 1995-1997 animated series "The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat" starring the classic animated character Felix the Cat, itself based on a cartoon character.

The Rameses Connection
UK/USA, 1995

TV-series The Tomorrow People

Kristian Schmid, Christopher Lee, Christian Tessier


The Tomorrow People are having visions of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh calling to them across the centuries of time. At the same time a priceless and ancient Egyptian artefact is stolen from the British Museum. Is it a coincidence? The Tomorrow People must investigate both events to discover the mysterious link. (source:

Story in 5 episodes of the children sci-fi television series "The Tomorrow People", featuring a group of youngsters who were discovering the strange mental powers that marked them as being the next step in human evolution.

Return of the Mummy
USA, 1995

TV-series Goosebumps

Daniel DeSanto, Elias Zarou, Peter Jarvis


Gabe visits his uncle who is an Egyptologist and together they set off to discover an unknown tomb. The tomb-owner, an Egyptian queen disguised as a modern-day tour guide tries all the dirty tricks in her book, and even throws in a living mummy, to prevent them from finding it.

Episode 9 from the television series "Goosebumps" based on R.L. Stine's popular series of young adult horror fiction. The series ran for 4 seasons and 74 episodes between 1995 and 1998.

Big Bad Beetleborgs
USA, 1996

Wesley Barker, Herbie Baez, Blake Torney


In a haunted mansion three kids accidentally release a ghostly presence that, in return for releasing him, offers to grant them one wish. They wish to become their comic book heroes, the Big Bad Beetleborgs, but this also brings the Beetleborgs' sworn enemies to life, the Magnavores (in the second season replaced by the Crustaceans).

The series "Big Bad Beetleborgs" (later called "Beetleborgs Metallix") ran for two seasons on Fox Kids network between 1996 and 1998. One of the regular characters is Mums, a 5,000 year-old Egyptian mummy that can unwrap his bandages to reveal a 'grim reaper'-like form. Only two episodes center around this character. In first season episode 37, entitled "The Curse of Mums' Tomb", two archaeologists come to the haunted mansion to reburry Mums because they believe it let loose a curse upon them that makes them sneeze and itch all the time. In second season episode 18, entitled "The Curse of the Mummy's Mommy", Mums' mommy, who is also a mummy, comes to town.

Curse of De Nile
USA, 1996

TV-series The Sylvester and Tweety Mysteries


Granny, Sylvester, and Tweety travel to Egypt to find the missing archaeologist Colonel Rimfire.

Episode 22 from the animated series "The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteries", where Sylvester, Tweety, and Hector join Granny as she travels round the world to investigate strange disappearances and take on the full might of international crime. A total of 92 episodes were made between 1995 and 2000.

Dawn of the Groomer
USA, 1996

TV-series Road Rovers


One of the opponents of the heroes of this series tries an ancient Egyptian ritual to grant herself eternal life.

Episode fron the animated seres "Road Rovers" which follows the adventures of a team of five super-powered crime-fighting anthropomorphic dogs. The series ran for 13 episodes in 1996-1997.

USA, 1996

TV-series Inspector Gadget's Field Trip


Inspector Gadget tours Egypt sailing down the Nile River, exploring the pyramids at Giza and the Valley of the Kings while telling about Egyptian kings, the usage of papyrus and the implementation of irrigation of the Nile Valley.

Episode from a later spin-off educational series starring the popular figure from the 1984-1986 "Inspector Gadget" about a clumsy, absent-minded and oblivious detective. In this 1996 series, which has significant character changes compared to the original version and also features a combination of animation and live images, Gadget takes students on an educational tour around the world in 50 field trips.

UK, 1996

TV-series Testament: the bible in animation

Directed by Aida Ziablikova

This episode about the life of Joseph in Egypt is part of the biblical puppet animation series "Testament: the bible in animation". Produced for BBC Wales by S4C/Christmas Films in Wales, England. It should be noted that the very well executed puppet animation was done in Russia.

The Mummy
USA, 1996

TV-series Pinky and the Brain

Directed by Kirk Tingblad

Pinky and the Brain sneak into an Egyptian pyramid and pose as mummies. After being sealed in the pyramid by people who believed the ruse, the mice must then deal with a real mummy. (source:

Animated Warner Bros. Studios cartoon from the series "Pinky and the Brain".

Panique dans les Sarcophages
France, 1996

TV-series Mot

Directed by Marc Boreal


Leo's parents have just returned from Egypt, bringing back serious sunburns and an authentic sarcophagus of a cat, which the ever deft Mot manages to crush immediately. Cutting short Leo's rage, the monster swiftly sets off for ancient Egypt, the only place where one can find an identical cat sarcophagus, ferocious guards, mourners wailing like Tyroleans, a psychopathic High Priest and a neurasthenic Pharaoh. The difficulty here is not so much finding the way through the labyrinthine corridors of the pyramid, but rather trying to raise a laugh from the Ruler of Egypt, whose life is nothing but a vale of tedium. (source: IMDb)

"Panic among the Sarcophagi" is the second episode from the very colorful french animated series "Mot" about teenager Leo and his monster friend Mot who has the amazing ability to teleport himself from one universe to another. Made after the comic book series of the same name by Azpiri and Nacho. The series ran for 26 episodes.

The Case of the Mystery Child
UK/Canada, 1997

TV-series The Adventures of Shirley Holmes

Meredith Henderson, John White, Sarah Ezer


After receiving an ancient Egyptian toy from an old colleague on his deathbed, Peggy Holmes starts acting very strangely. It may just be possible that the toy carries an ancient curse...

Episode from the UK mystery television series "The Adventures of Shirley Holmes" about a great grand-niece of Sherlock Holmes who tackles a variety of mysteries in and around the fictional Canadian city of Redington. The series was Nominated twice for a (Canadian television) Gemini Award in the category "Best Children's or Youth Program or Series" in 1998, and won in 1999.

Don't Wake Mummy
USA, 1997

TV-series Goosebumps

Evan Morgan, A.J. Cook, Peter Jarvis, Richard Denison


A teenage girl loves to tease and scare her easily-frightened younger brother. When one day a mummy is delivered to their house from their father who is an Egyptologist, she cannot resist the idea to use it to scare her brother. However, when she opens the sarcophagus the long-dead mummy is awakened and clearly has other plans.

Episode 41 from the television series "Goosebumps" based on R.L. Stine's popular series of young adult horror fiction. The series ran for 4 seasons and 74 episodes between 1995 and 1998.

Glyph Hanger
USA, 1997

TV-series Power Rangers Turbo

Divatox's former fiance, pharaoh, comes to town. His magical staff falls into Adam's hands, when he believes it to be a prop at his Egyptian stunt-show. It begins turning every sign nearby into hieroglyps! Divatox plants a pyramid-shaped detonator at the stunt show, which blends in with all the props, and if that weren't bad enough, has an electrified force-field around it! Meanwhile, the Bulk & Skull Chimps are inspired by the hieroglyphs, and attempt to show everyone they're humans by painting drawings. (source:

Episode 10 from the "Power Rangers Turbo" television series, actually the third series (and fifth season) of the 1990's Power Rangers entertainment and merchandising franchise built around a live action children's television series featuring teams of costumed heroes. These series follow a group of teenagers chosen by the wise sage Zordon to become "Power Rangers" in order to stop evil from taking over the planet Earth.

Mummies Alive!
USA, 1997

Directed by Seth Kearsley


A pharaoh who avenges his murdered son, Rapses, and his guardians by cursing the killer, the treacherous Scarab, to 50 lifetimes entombed beneath the sands of Egypt. Now, 3500 years later, 12-year-old Presley Carnavon unwittingly learns he is the descendant of Prince Rapses and that he, Presley, is being pursued by the recently loosed Scarab. However, risen to protect Presley are his mummified guardians who, with the special powers granted by the ancient Ra, possess the skill, cunning, and mystical weaponry to protect the young boy. Here, in Mummies Alive!, ancient Egypt is reborn in modern-day San Francisco as the centuries old battle of good vs. evil wages on.

Made-for-television 42 episodes-series.

Le Mystère de la Grande Pyramide
France, 1997

TV-series Blake et Mortimer

Directed by Stéphane Bernasconi, Yannick Barbaud


Mortimer decyphers a papyrus that reveals the existence of a treasure in a secret location inside the Great Pyramid at Gizeh. While his friend Blake is detained in Athens, Mortimer starts an investigation which soon finds him crossing paths with their old adversary Olrik.

Episode from the animated TV-adaptation of the series "Blake et Mortimer", made after the classic Belgian comic book adventures by Edgar P. Jacobs (1904-1987).

USA, 1997

TV-series Extreme Ghostbusters

An Egyptian Sphinx is turning Manhattan's intellectuals into blathering idiots as punishment for not solving a riddle.

Episode 38 from the series "Extreme Ghostbusters", a spin-off of the animated series "The Real Ghostbusters", which in turn is a spin-off from the live-action comedy film Ghostbusters. The series features a team of younger university-level Ghostbusters who are led by veteran Ghostbuster Egon Spengler.

The Curse of the Mummy's Toe
USA, 1998

TV-series Mad Jack the Pirate

Directed by Jeff DeGrandis, Bill Kopp


While looking for treasure inside an Egyptian pyramid, Pirate Jack unwittingly takes a mummy's toe which happens to be cursed…

Episode from the short lived animated children series "Mad Jack the Pirate" about the adventures of a rather unsuccessful and cowardly pirate.

Enchanted Tales: A Tale of Egypt
USA, 1998


Animated adventures of Moses in the exotic high desert, from the direct-to-video kids' series.

Monkey See, Doggie Do
USA, 1998

TV-series The Powerpuff Girls

Mojo steals the head and jewels of Anubis, the Egyptian god with a 'dog-like' head. When he puts them together he can change humans into dogs and control them to fulfill his evil plans. It is up to the Powerpuff Girls to save the day…

Episode from the 1998-2001 American animated series "The Powerpuff Girls" about three little girls who were created in a laboratory experiment by Professor Utonium, who combined sugar, spice, and everything nice in an effort to create the perfect little girl. However, the professor accidentally added some "Chemical X" into the mix, and the three girls were born from the resulting explosion. With their super charged powers, they challenge the forces of evil so that justice will prevail. In 2006 a totally redesigned, redrawn and typically Japanese version of this series was produced under the name "Z, Demashita! Pawapafu Garuzu Zetto" ("And They're Off! Powerpuff Girls Z").

The Mystery of the Mouse Pharaoh's Tomb
Canada/Germany/France, 1998

TV-series The Country Mouse and the City Mouse

City mouse Emily and country mouse Alexander are on Expedition in Egypt with professor Petrie. They are looking for the tomb of pharaoh Kamose and his friend Ohtep, the mouse-pharaoh. They are in a hurry, because the area where the tomb is supposedly located will soon be flooded by the waters of the Aswan high dam. The daughter of the professor's Egyptian aide, Rabia, is keen on helping them, as she wants to show that girls can do much more than cook and clean. Together they are able to locate the tomb in time to save it from the waters.

Episode 19 of the animated television series "Country Mouse and the City Mouse" that ran for 3 seasons and a total of 52 episodes.

USA, 1998

TV-series CatDog


Cat reads a story to Dog about how Egyptians worshipped Cats.

Episode 16 of the animated TV-series "CatDog" about a hybrid cat and dog joined together. The 60-episode series ran for 3 seasons from 1998 to 2000. "Neferkitty" is the only episode with Egyptian elements.

France/Canada, 1998

Alexis Tomassian (voice), Elisabeth Ventura (voice)
Directed by Michel Gauthier


A young fisherman and the daughter of the pharaoh defend the ancient kingdom of Egypt with a magic sword.

Animated series based on a popular comic strip by Lucien De Gieter. 70 minutes pilot film, followed by 52 episodes of 26 min each. Produced by Dupuis Audiovisuel (France). Alternate French title: "Les Aventures de Papyrus". English title: "The Adventures of Papyrus".

Phantu's Curse
Canada, 1998

TV-series Flying Rhino Junior High

After viering a movie about pharaoh Phinster and Mrs. Snodgrass teaching Egyptian history in class, boy genious Earl morphs the whole school into an Egyptian tomb. The four heroes of the story, Billy, Marcus, Ruby and Lydia, have to find their way out of the maze and return the school back to normal before they are sealed in the tomb forever. Matters get complicated when Lydia takes a golden scarab and unleashes a mummy.

Episode from the animated television series "Flying Rhino Junior High". In this series we follow the adventures of four children who try to counteract the chaos created in their school by boy genious Earl P. Sidebottom who has created a supercomputer capable of altering reality.

Pharaoh Bob
USA, 1998

TV-series Recess

Directed by Chuck Sheetz


King Bob orders the kids to build him a pyramid so that all future classes will remember him.

Episode 38 from the Disney educational tv-series "Recess" about six school friends trying to cope with the trials and tribulations of growing up. The series ran from 1997 until 2001 for a total of 130 episodes.

The Prince of Egypt
USA, 1998

Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock
Directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner (and others)


DreamWorks SKG's first, full-length animated creation, featuring the latest in digital technology and an impressive cast of voices, is a panoramic retelling of the Old Testament epic of Moses, the Exodus and the origin of the Ten Commandments.

Prince of the Nile: The Story of Moses
Australia, 1998


Imitation of the Prince of Egypt from the same year.

La Princesse Du Nil
France, 1998

Set during the time of Pharaoh Ramses II, Princess of the Nile is a 26 episode animated series that tells the tale of Queen Nefertari’s smart little sister, Neteb, and her friend Merempah. Each episode finds the teenagers involved in plots wrought against the Pharaoh of Egypt, as they try to unravel these plots.

Ein Prinz für Ägypten
Germany, 1998

Prince of Egypt clone, released on the home video market by the German company Dingo Pictures which produces short videos for children.

USA, 1998

TV-series The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs


The evil Catastrophe has stolen the Eye of Osirus and the Staff of Pharfigruttentuttenruttenschnarfen to reanimate cat mummies to do his evil bidding. He plans to awaken Cleopatra's cat with the help of Bast so he can rule with her for all eternity. The Spy Dogs organization must go up against the millions of cat mummies to stop Catastrophe.

Episode 5 from the children's animated series "The Secret Files of the Spy Dogs" about a secret organization of dogs that are dedicated to protecting mankind from evil. In each episode of "SpyDogs" the secrets of a particular canine are revealed.

The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb
Canada, 1999

TV-series Mona the Vampire

The day after the Philatelic Society's visit to the traveling mummy exhibit at the local museum, Reverend Gregory disappears. Mona the vampire and her pals must get to the bottom of his mysterious disappearance AND discover why an Egyptian mummy has been strolling about town. Is the traveling exhibit a cover for its very-much-living host? Is the local hospital's burn specialist in on the conspiracy? The last time Mona saw Reverend Gregory, he was heading off to do some suntanning behind the church. What happened to Fang's tube of Fur Mousse, and why do she and Fang now have a tube of sunscreen? Mona can only do her best, but even that may not be enough when facing the living Curse of the Mummy's Tomb. (source:

Episode 19 from the animated series "Mona the Vampire". The series follows the extraordinary adventures of 10-year-old Mona 'The Vampire' Parker and her friends as they battle a new foe of the supernatural in every episode. A total of 65 episodes were made between 1999 and 2002. Based on the original French series "Mona le Vampire" by Louis Piché and Jean Caillon, and the short stories of Sonia Holleyman and Hiawyn Oram.

The Curse of the Pharaoh's Tomb
USA, 1999

TV-series Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Directed by Ross Breitenbach, Steve Feld

Rip, Cyril and Sam travel to Cairo to investigate the case of a woman put in a coma by the Curse of King Tut after trying to buy contraband artifacts from the dead pharaoh's tomb. When Cyril finds a piece of a Tutankhamen fan, he has a friend analyze it. Meanwhile, a mysterious phone call leads Rip and Sam to the Valley of the Kings, where they are trapped in a tomb! Framed by the man in charge of Cairo antiquities, Mohammed Mahdi, Rip and Sam escape by posing as mummies! When Cyril's friend is stricken with the same "curse," Cyril discovers that an ancient mold is causing the coma symptoms. Tracing Mahdi's cellphone signal, the BION team uncover a cache of stolen artifacts inside a pyramid. When Mahdi tries to escape in the desert, a sudden sandstorm stops his jeep, allowing Rip, Cyril and Sam to catch up on camels, arresting the thief. A check of the weather forecast reveals clear skies predicted. Was the sudden storm a freak of nature, or the Curse of the pharaoh's Tomb? Believe it or Not! (source:

Episode 104 of the animated series "Ripley's Believe It or Not!", made after the successful comic books. It follows the exploits of Michael 'Rip' Ripley, nephew of the celebrated Robert Ripley, as he scours the world to uncover strange stories and odd artifacts.

Episode 3823
USA, 1999

TV-series Sesame Street

Telly Monster poses as Egypt's King Tut in a song about the pharaoh's love for triangles. Benny Rabbit, a camel and several Egyptians back up "Telly Tut" in this rousing number which parodies Steve Martin's famous 1978 "King Tut" routine from Saturday Night Live (see elsewhere in this list).

Sketch from episode 3823 of "Sesame Street", the popular children's educational television series starring Muppets characters created by Jim Henson. This sketch is one of several featuring ancient Egyptian characters or elements.

Hercules and the Romans
USA, 1999

TV-series Disney's Hercules

Hercules and Icarus are in Rome. The Romans are in need of gods to worship and three Egyptian gods try to take the spot by rampaging Rome and making it look like Egypt. Hercules battles them to protect Rome. In the aftermath, Icarus gives all Greek gods Roman names, and in the underworld this makes Hades angry for being renamed as Pluto.

Episode from the animated series "Disney's Hercules" based on the 1997 animated film and Greek myth. The series follows teenage Hercules training as a hero as well as trying to adjust to life. With his free-spirited friend Icarus, his future-seeing friend Cassandra and his teacher Philoctetes ("Phil"), he battles his evil uncle Hades. The series ran for 65 episodes in 1998 and 1999.

USA, 1999

TV-series The Avengers: United They Stand

An obelisk recovered from an ancient Egyptian tomb releases the 41st Century dictator Kang the Conqueror, who has been imprisoned between dimensions after he was unseated in his own time period. The obelisk was taken back in time to ancient Egypt and given to the pharaoh Rama-Tut for safekeeping. Ant-Man finally manages to set the obelist to self-destruct and Kang is once again returned to his prison.

Episode 3 from the animated series "The Avengers: United They Stand" based on the classic Marvel Comic created in 1963. This animated series ran from 1999 to 2000.

Mummy Nanny
Germany/France, 1999

Nile, an ancient Egyptian mummy, is brought back to life and becomes a nanny in a modern 21st century family. Only the children of the family know her secret and together they have various adventures.

French-German co-produced animated television series that ran for 26 episodes in 1999. French title: "Momie Au Pair". Alternate German title: "Mummy Nanny - Unsere Mumie ist die Beste".

Witchery Science Theatre
USA, 1999

TV-series Sabrina: The Animated Series

Melissa Joan Hart, Nick Bakay, Cree Summer

Episode 52 of the "Sabrina: The Animated Series", a spinoff based on the live-action sitcom "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch". Unlike its predecessor, Sabrina is in this series depicted as a 12-year-old attending middle school. As in the original comic series, Sabrina lives with her two aunts, Hilda and Zelda Spellman who advise Sabrina on the use of her extraordinary powers. In this particular episode aunt Zelda claims to be very old and proves it with a scroll from an Egyptian Pharaoh.

L'Amulette du Pharaon
France, 2000

TV-series Argaï: La prophétie


New York 2075. The evil Queen Dark rules the world and by casting a spell upon girls she remains alive forever. Prince Argai from 1250 a.d. is furious when he discovers his fiancee Angel has been enchanted; a lightning flash sends him to 2075 where he discoveres that a book of prophecies exists that details every ingredient they need for the potion to rescue Angel. In the episode "L'Amulette du Pharaon" his search for the second ingredient brings them to Egypt, in the Middle Ages, tracing a magic pharaonic amulet.

Part 8 of the animated SF adventure series "Argaï: La prophétie", which ran a total of 26 episodes.

Ancient Evil
USA, 2000

TV-series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

Directed by Steve Loter


While on an archeological expedition studying "Planet X", the Little Green Men stumble upon the quasi-Egyptian resting place of an ancient powerful being called Natron the 1st and unwittingly bring him back to life. Now it is up to Buzz and his team to battle the powerful mummy who is capable of draining a human's lifeforce!

Episode 61 of a series of 62 episodes of the animated sci-fi series "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command", which features the hero Buzz Lightyear from the animated movies "Toy Story" (USA, 1995) and "Toy Story 2" (USA, 1999).

The Case of the Risky Relic
Canada, 2000

TV-series Daring & Grace: Teen Detectives

Jeremy Guilbaut, Kristin Booth, Guy Bannerman
Directed by Wendy Ord


Professor Cyril Edwards, a leading authority on ancient Egypt, falls into a coma while working with a puzzling relic. When Dick and Tracy are put on the case, they're sucked into a study of the occult and ancient Egyptian history in search of the cause of Professor Edwards' mysterious illness (source: IMDb).

Episode 9 from the children's television series "Daring & Grace: Teen Detectives", about the kids of a private detective in hiding who run the detective agency in his absence. The series ran for 13 episodes in the year2000.

Curse of the Mummy
Canada, 2000

TV-series Angela Anaconda

The gang's on another field trip, this time to the local museum. An exhibit on ancient Egypt is clearly the most exciting. Nanette gets so excited over ancient gold, she knocks Angela into a mummy. The mummy topples onto Angela. Normally, this wouldn't be a bad thing, except in this instance, the mummy is cursed. Since Angela touched the mummy, everyone assumes that she's cursed, too, and wants nothing to do with her. Only Johnny, Gordy and Gina believe that their pal is curse-free. They all agree to help Angela. But all too soon, Angela's hit with some unfortunate coincidences, aka bad luck, and her friends desert her, too. If her life seems like it couldn't get any worse, it does. Angela's partnered with Nanette to do a science project. Nanette gets enraged over this turn of events, and, while throwing a fit, bumps into Angela. Normally, this wouldn't be a bad thing, except in this instance, Angela's cursed. Since Nanette touched Angela, the curse passes on to her. Now it's Nanette who everyone stays away from! (source:

Episode from the animated tv-series "Angela Anaconda", which features a unique cutout animation technique. It revolves around the pre-teen adventures of an eight-year-old girl named Angela as she combats the trials and tribulations of school life. More than 120 episodes were made.

The I Want My Mummy Syndrome
USA, 2000

TV-series Men In Black: The Series


An ancient Egyptian mummy escapes from a museum. However, it turns out to be a Hyperion scout who was trapped in stasis. He opens a galaxy gateway for a Hyperion horde. 'Men in black' Jay and Kay try all in their power to do semething about it.

Episode from the television animated series 'Men In Black - The Series', a spin-off of the original 1997 science fiction movie 'Men in Black' (based on the comics series by Aircel Comics). The series aired on the Kids' WB for four seasons from 1997 through 2001.

Joseph: King of Dreams
USA, 2000

Ben Affleck (voice), Mark Hamill (voice)
Directed by Rob LaDuca, Robert C. Ramirez


Joseph, a miracle child with the gift of interpreting dreams, is sold by his brothers to slave traders who take him to faraway Egypt. There he is sold to Potiphar, the captain of pharaoh's army. Joseph continues to stand out and Potiphar eventually puts him in charge of his household. There Joseph meets Asenath, with whom he falls in love. But Potiphar's wife also notices Joseph, and one night after attempting to approach him, Joseph is falsely accused of harming her. He is thrown into prison where he remains for a number of years until one day pharaoh needs him to interpret a dream that has been torturing him lately. Joseph interprets pharaoh's dreams which represent a famine in Egypt, and pharaoh is so impressed that he makes Joseph the second most powerful man in the land in order to prepare the country for the famine. Joseph meets Asenath again and they marry. It is during this time when he is reunited with his family who come to Egypt for food.

Animated film by DreamWorks made for video, made in the same style as the successful "The Prince of Egypt" (USA, 1999).

King Ramses' Curse
USA, 2000

TV-series Courage the Cowardly Dog

Directed by John Dilworth


Courage finds a slab that belonged to a dead guy named King Ramses. A guy named Professor Flith comes and says the slab belongs in the museum. However, Eustace (knowing it's worth a lot) won't give it to him. So, the ghost of King Ramses comes and causes plagues to happen that won't stop until Eustace returns the slab to the museum. The first is a flood, the second is loud music, and the third is locusts. The slab is finally returned, but Eustace is now possessed by King Ramses, as punishment for his greediness. (source:

Episode 7 from the animated tv-series "Courage the Cowardly Dog", which ran for 53 episodes between 1999 and 2002. For another episode with ancient Egyptian content, see "Courage Meets the Mummy" (USA, 2001).

Queen of Denial
USA, 2000

TV-series The Wild Thornberrys

Directed by Frank Marino


The Thornberrys are in Egypt to film the elusive Caracal cat. While Marianne and Nigel go off on a camel to film Eliza, Tyler and Darwin go exploring. While wandering through the desert they fall into an ancient burial chamber. Eliza and Tyler will have to work together to avoid the booby traps that have been set to discourage grave robbers. Meanwhile Debbie is convinced she is a descendant of Cleopatra. (source: IMDb)

Episode 63 of the animated tv-series The Wild Thornberrys, which ran for 4 seasons between 1998 and 2004. The series follows the adventures of a fictional wildlife-documentary-making family, the Thornberrys, and particularly of Eliza Thornberry, who can talk to animals.

USA, 2001

TV-series So Weird

Patrick Levis, Eric Lively, Mackenzie Phillips
Directed by John Pozer


When visiting an Egyptian museum, Annie encounters a cat who once belonged to an Egyptian Princess who now wants her beloved pet back.

Episode 19 from the third season from the youth series "So Weird", a sort of lightened X-Files for the younger featuring (at least in the third season) a girl named Annie and her encounters with the paranormal.

The Mummy: The Animated Series
USA, 2001

Jim Cummings, Grey DeLisle, Nicholas Guest
Directed by Susan Blu


Set one year after The Mummy Returns, this WB series follows the adventures of Alex O'Connell and his archaeologist parents, as The Mummy tracks them down.

Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase
USA, 2001

Directed by Jim Stenstrum


Scooby-Doo and the gang are trapped in a video game where they meet the cyber gang who just look just like them. While haunted by a phantom virus they follow Scooby Snacks through various levels. The 7th level brings them to ancient Egypt with mummies, Egyptian Gods, and camels.

Fourth of a series of direct-to-video animated films based on Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It is recognized as the last "official" Hanna-Barbera production, before Warner Brothers fully absorbed the studio after the passing of founder and creator William Hanna in 2001. It features the Mystery, Inc. gang, which includes Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Freddy, Daphne and Velma.

Scouts Honor
USA, 2001

TV-series Jackie Chan Adventures


Archaeologist and adventurer Jackie Chan has a run-in with nasty relic hunter Vanessa Barone after he discovers a necklace called "Eye of Aurora" possessing magical teleportation powers. This necklace was once owned by an ancient Egyptian princess named Aurora, who received it from a sorcerer.

Episode from the animated series "Jackie Chan Adventures", chronicling the fictionalized adventures of action film star Jackie Chan. He is an archaeologist, martial arts expert and a rather reluctant secret agent. With help from his niece Jade, his grumpy old uncle and his friend Captain Black he saves the world from evil forces that attempt to use magical artifacts to rule the world. The series ran for 95 episodes from 2000 until 2005.

Le Secret de la Pyramide
France, 2001

TV-series Oggy et les Cafards

Directed by Olivier Jean Marie


Oggy's trip to Egypt takes the usual twist when the cockroaches show up to cause mayhem. The chase takes Oggy and the roaches into a time vortex inside a pyramid, leading to ancient Egypt. There our blue feline is taken into slave labour, whereas the roaches are all treated like Emperors.

Episode 73 from the 2nd season of the French animated series "Oggy et les Cafards" (Oggy and the Cockroaches) about Oggy, a content and lazy, albeit very tender fat blue cat. He would usually spend his days watching TV and cooking, if it wasn't for three pesky roaches in the household who seem to enjoy making Oggy's life miserable. English title of this episode: "Pharonuf".

The Spoilt Prince of Egypt
UK, 2001

TV-series Vampires, Pirates and Aliens

The Blods' household is thrown into chaos when an Egyptian mummy prince comes to stay.

Episode from the children's animated television series "Vampires, Pirates and Aliens", based on a the book by Colin Hawkins and Jacqui Hawkins. The series follows the everyday life of the vampire family 'The Blods' in nocturnal suburbia.

De Vloek van de Mummie
Belgium, 2001

TV-series Samson en Gert

Danny Verbiest, Gert Verhulst, Walter de Donder, Koen Crucke


The mayor and Van Leemhuyzen organize an Egyptian exposition, starring a mummy, but just that happens to be missing from the sarcophagus. Alberto is furious when he's denied the part of fake mummy, paid for with 5 cream cakes, because he could barely fit in the coffin. So he dresses up as a cursed mummy to steal the cakes. Gert catches on and retorts. (source: IMDb)

"The Mummy's Curse" is an episode from the Belgian (Flemish) children series "Samson en Gert" about a man and his friend, a dog who can speak, and is characterized by a stream of running gags. The successful series ran from 1990 until 2005 for more than 750 episodes.

Astérix & Obélix: Mission Cléopatre
France, 2002

Gerard Depardieu, Christian Clavier, Monica Bellucci
Directed by Alain Chabat


Cleopatra makes a bet with Caesar that she can build a palace in three months. Our Gallic superheroes Astérix and Obélix travel to Egypt to help her architect Numérobis accomplish the task against opposition from Caesar's Roman legions and a rival architect.

Based on the popular French comic book series about the Gaulish character "Asterix" by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo.

Clock like an Egyptian
USA/Canada, 2002

TV-series Cyberchase

Directed by Larry Jacobs


Dr. Marbles finds the encryptor chip (the computer chip that will enable Marbles to delete Motherboard's virus) in an ancient pyramid. But the Mummy who guards the pyramid finds Marbles. When the kids and Digit arrive, they must work their way through the chambers of the pyramid – find Dr. Marbles – and escape before a trap set by the Mummy seals them inside forever. How much time do they have? Unfortunately, they have no clock or watch to tell them how much time has gone by. How can they be helped?

Episode 9 of the Emmy Award-winning series Cyberchase, which teaches kids aged 8-12 math concepts in a fun way they can understand. Every episode concludes with a "For Real" live action segment in which a young comic actor encounters a situation which reinforces the math concept explored in the animated story line. The episode "Clock like an Egyptian" centers around the topic of timekeeping: measure the passage of time by chosing a starting point and count up the beats of something that repeats at steady, regular intervals.

From Egypt with Love
USA, 2002

TV-series Phantom Investigators

Kira visits an ancient Egyptian exhibition at the Natural History Museum, which proves so impressive that it leaves her literally speechless.

Episode 8 of season 1 of the children's animated series "Phantom Investigators" by Sony Pictures Television about a team of 12-year-old investigators probing paranormal problems. The series ran for only one season in 2002.

Interchange Intrigue
USA, 2002

TV-series Mona the Vampire

A disguised ancient Egyptian pharaoh plans to enslave the town.

Episode 44 (second part) from the animated series "Mona the Vampire". The series follows the extraordinary adventures of 10-year-old Mona 'The Vampire' Parker and her friends as they battle a new foe of the supernatural in every episode. A total of 65 episodes were made between 1999 and 2002. Based on the original French series "Mona le Vampire" by Louis Piché and Jean Caillon, and the short stories of Sonia Holleyman and Hiawyn Oram.

Jack in Egypt
USA, 2002

TV-series Samurai Jack

Phil LaMarr


Samurai Jack must read hieroglyphs, solve riddles and assemble a sacred scarab to call upon the sun god Ra for help in fighting the evil wizard Aku. Aku has this time unleashed the power of the ancient Egyptian shadow warriors of the god Seth.

Episode from the animated television series "Samurai Jack" about an ancient samurai warrior who is determined to overthrow the evil reign of the shape-shifting wizard Aku. This episode is also known under the name "Jack and the Scarabs".

Love Mummy
USA, 2002

TV-series Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Directed by Jay Edwards


In this episode Frylock, a box of french fried potatoes that possesses magical powers, discovers a mummy in the crawlspace under the house. The mummy begins to exhort his bratish favors from Frylock by threatening him with an ancient Egyptian curse.

When there is trouble, pick up the phone and order a milkshake, a meatball, with a side of fries. Yeah, call the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the most elite human-sized food crime solving team in the greater New Jersey area… "Love Mummy" is episode 13 of the animated tv-series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" that (so far) ran a total of 67 episodes of 10 minutes from 2000 until 2007.

Martin l'Égyptien
France, 2002

TV-series Martin Matin

Upon awakening in the morning Martin is visited by the ancient Egyptian sun god Ra who announces that today he will be transformed into prince Martintankhamon. When he offers his beautiful royal gold necklace to his friend Roxanne, he offends the sleeping gods of ancient Egypt. As punishment Roxanne is carried back in time and Martin must find a way to rescue her.

Episode 13 from the first season of the French animated children television series "Martin Matin" (also known as "Martin Morning") that ran for 78 episodes between 2002 and 2005. It centers around a nine-year old boy with red hair and blue eyes who finds himself transformed every morning into extraordinary forms and has subsequent adventures with his school friends.

Mummy Scares Best
USA, 2002

TV-series What's New Scooby-Doo?

While in Egypt on an archeological dig with Melbourne O'Reilly, the gang encounters pharaoh Scamses the 15th, a mummy who has a knack of turning tourists into his zombie minions. So the gang sets out to solve the mystery - that is, until Fred, Daphne and Velma get turned into zombies too!

Episode 15 of the animated series "What's New Scooby-Doo?", yet another Scooby spin-off about the teenage detectives solving mysteries across the country. The series ran for 3 seasons, totalling 39 episodes (30 min. each) and a few specials.

Pain King vs. Cleopatra
USA, 2002

TV-series Kim Possible


Kim and Ron get tickets to the big match between wrestlers Pain King and Steel Toe. Ron, unable to get Kim excited about the event, fears that a new friend has come between them. However a new challenger plans to crash the match with the help of a magical ancient Egyptian amulet. The amulet, according to myth, was a gift to Cleopatra herself from a High Priest of Anubis, Egyptian God of the dead. Allegedly, whoever wears the amulet is granted superhuman strength. Obviously, Kim has a hard time solving this one!

Episode 12 from the televison Disney Channel hit series "Kim Possible" about a high school teen, balancing herself between the role of cheerleader captain on one side and saving the world from villains on the other. The series ran for 3 seasons between 2002 and 2005, with 65 episodes made.

The Pharaoh's Curse

Japan, 2002

TV-series Cyborg 009 (サイボーグ009)


Dr. Gilmore, 009, and 003 enjoy the historical landmarks of Egypt when it appears a mysterious illness is spreading that has already claimed many victims. Suspecting a new curse of the pharaoh's they soon discover a terrorist society is behind it all. They hold both the world's deadliest virus and its only known vaccine. Dr. Gilmore contacts the other cyborgs to help stop the terrorists.

Episode 34 from the Japanse anime television series "Cyborg 009" based on a 1960's manga by the same name by Shotaro Ishinomori. It features the adventures of 9 cyborgs who, with the help ofg a scientist, battle the evil forces of the world. A total of 51 episodes were made in 2001 en 2002.

Der Schatz des Pharao
Germany, 2002

TV-series Briefe von Felix, ein Hase auf Weltreise

Directed by Hanan Kaminski, Alan Simpson


Felix has arrived in Egypt, where he is immediately recognized by a small girl as the Genie who will fulfill all her wishes. Not wanting to disappoint her, he takes her to an underground cave to seek the treasures of a pharaoh. Once there they are confronted with some evil tomb robbers.

Episode from the German children's animated series "Briefe von Felix, ein Hase auf Weltreise" about the adventures of a stuffed Hare on a trip around the world.

Shop Like an Egyptian
USA, 2002

TV-series Time Squad

Time cop Tuddrussel and robot Larry 3000 are going good together, then along comes the mission to Cleopatra. Cleopatra decides to convert King Tut's pyramid into a mall, but all Tuddrussel and Larry care about is getting her to like them-- just one of them. Things seem to be going good for them and bad for the mission untill they meet Cleopatra's real boyfriend -- Julius Caesar! (source:

Episode 13 from the "Time Squad" animation series. Originally Aired on Cartoon Network. Running Time 12 minutes. Color.

When Pyramids Were Square
Canada/UK, 2002

TV-series Seriously Weird

Ryan Cartwright, Lucinda Davis, Ricky Mabe

In order to get more slaves for building a pyramid, an ancient Egyptian sorcerer travels to the future and offers wiz kid Harris a secret ingredient that will make his new soft drink irresistible - and highly addictive. (source:

Episode from the children adventure series "Seriously Weird" about a 15 year old school nerd named Harris who gains the respect of his contemporaries when he becomes embroiled in a world of magic, aliens and witchery. For this he relies on an ancient relic called 'The Stones of Stephano' which has turned him into a magnet for everything weird in the universe.

Beach Party Mummy
USA, 2003

TV-series Jimmy Neutron

Bored by a class documentary on mummies, Jimmy decides to take Carl, Sheen, Libby, and Cindy along with him to see the real deal. But when his Electro-Life gizmo accidentally brings the mummies to life, Jimmy's got to keep himself and his friends from becoming the latest addition to Queen Hazabataslapya's Tomb. (source:

Episode from the animated series "Jimmy Neutron" about a boy genius whose amazing inventions make his life easier and more interesting… when they work the way they’re supposed to. For Jimmy, his robot dog Goddard and his pals, every short-circuit is a new adventure.

The Eye of Rom
Canada, 2003

TV-series Cyberchase


Hacker steals the powerful Eye of Rom from Binky the Cat's pyramid, placing the Ancient Egypt cybersite in jeopardy. The kids and Digit set out to retrieve the Eye from Hacker, but the journey is packed with a maze of exciting, action-filled gambits that force them to first do and undo a series of complicated steps (source: IMDb).

Seventh episode from the second season of the animated children tv-series "Cyberchase", designed for children of ages 10-12. The series stars three Earth children in the real world who get warped into the Internet using a library computer. They then have to stop the dastardly Hacker in a number of mathematical and scientific ways.

I Want My Mummy
USA, 2003

TV-series Totally Spies


An Egyptian archaeologist fakes his disappearance, then plots to use ancient magic to give himself eternal life and power. The spies, with the help of the professor's assistant, must stop him.

Episode 28 of the animated series "Totally Spies" which ran for 130 half-hour episodes between 2001 and 2007. It is a fast-paced and fun show that depicts 3 girlfriends ('the spies') who have to cope with their daily lives at high school as well as the unpredictable pressures of international espionage.

Le Reveil de la Momie
France/Belgium/Canada, 2003

TV-series Kid Paddle

On a school visit to the local history museum, Kid and his friends are fascinated by the ancient Egyptian display and especially mummies. They decide to run an experiment to see if they can revive a mummy by way of translating a magical papyrus to make a strong revival potion. On the day after the experiment they discover the mummy has indeed disappeared from its coffin and are pretty impressed by their accomplishment. Later on a news bulletin they hear it did not walk off by itself, but was probably stolen.

Episode from the animated series "Kid Paddle" based on the long running popular Franco-Belgian comic series of the same name created by Michel Ledent.

USA, 2003

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.

Ejiputo-fumbo no Nazo

Japan, 2004

TV-series Agasa Kurisuti no Meitantei Powaro to Mapuru

Hercule Poirot examines whether a curse from an Egyptian tomb was responsible for the deaths of several members of an archaeology team.

Double episode from the series "Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple" (アガサ·クリスティーの名探偵ポワロとマープル), a Japanese anime adaptation of Agatha Christie stories that uses her characters Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. A new character named Mabel West, Miss Marple's great-niece, who becomes M. Poirot's junior assistant, is used to connect the stories of the two detectives. This particular episode is based on Agatha Christie's "The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb", which was first published in 1924 in the short story collection "Poirot Investigates".

K3 en het Magische Medaillon
Belgium, 2004

Kathleen Aerts, Karen Damen, Kristel Verbeke
Directed by Indra Siera


The girls of girlband K3 start renovating their new house that previously belonged to a famous adventurer.What they do not know is that hidden in the house is an ancient Egyptian 'Washabi' Medallion that hold poweful magic that is able to fulfill all wishes. Italian crook Gazpacho wants to get his hands on the medallion, and the girls have to go through all sorts of trouble to prevent this.

Children's comedy film starring Belgian girlband K3 in their first full-length theater movie.

The Key to the Nile
USA, 2004

TV-series The Backyardigans

Tasha envisions herself the Queen of Egypt, CleoTasha. She demands complete subservience from her underlings Tyrone, Pablo, and Austin. When Egypt is struck by a horrible draught she is forced to go on a voyage in search of three precious gifts for the sphinx Unica that will help unlock the waters of the Nile. During the trip she learns she cannot do this alone.

Episode from the educational series "The Backyardigans" which chronicles the make-believe adventures of five preschool-aged animals (playing in their backyard) who love to sing and dance. In this episode children learn about saying "please" and "thank you" as the authoritative (Cleo)Tasha character discovers she needs the help of others to succeed.

Operation J.E.W.E.L.S.
USA, 2004

TV-series Codename: Kids Next Door


Numbuh 5 heads to the Suhgar Desert to retrieve a stolen candy known as the Blurpleberry Supreme. She quickly discovers that she is not the only one craving the candy; an old rival of hers has plans to use the candy to unlock a candy pharaoh's tomb.

Episode from the animated children's series "Codename: Kids Next Door" about five 10-year-old children who join forces on missions throughout their neighborhood against adult tyranny. From 2002 the series has so far ran for 6 seasons and several 'television movie' specials.

PharaohMan Reborn!

Japan, 2004

TV-series MegaMan NT Warrior (ロックマンエグゼ)

Directed by Takao Kato

Internet operator Lan Hikari is shocked to find his 'NetNavi' MegaMan destroyed by PharaohMan, who has awakened from his slumber to claim the internet as his own. But maybe MegaMan isn't gone after all, since Lan and his friends find strange data on their personal terminals. While they try to figure out how to rebuild MegaMan, PharaohMan, angry because he was imprisoned for twenty years and had his 'kingdom' taken from him, residing in his pyramid uses the Cyber Network to cause disasters in the real world. Lan and his friends wil need to find ways to weaken and capture PharaohMan.

Episode 23 from the first "MegaMan NT Warrior" (or "Mega Man Battle Network") anime series known in Japan as Rockman EXE (ロックマンエグゼ or Rokkuman Eguze), based on the Mega Man Battle Network video game series. The series focuses on Lan Hikari and his NetNavi (responsible for helping the operator search, use, and surf the internet ) called "MegaMan.EXE" as they build their friendship while dealing with threats from various NetCrime organizations. The battle to overcome PharaohMan started in this particular episode continues in episodes 24 ("Rebuilding MegaMan") and 25 ("MegaMan Lives!").

Pharaoh's Memory
Japan, 2004

TV-series Yu-Gi-Oh! (遊戯王)

Yugi is finally able to use the Egyptian god cards to discover the memories of the pharaoh, but when doing so the spirit of the pharaoh, along with the dark spirit of the Millenium Ring, is sent to the memory world. Back in ancient Egypt, the pharaoh has to re-live the past with his knowledge of the present, but so does the spirit of the Millenium Ring who turns out to be thief-king Bakura. Bakura is once again trying to obtain all 7 Millenium Items so that he can summon the Dark Ruler Zorc. The pharaoh now has to stop the evil that threatens Egypt for the second time.

"Pharaoh's Memory" or "Dawn of the Duel" is the collective name of the very last 25 episodes, numbered 199 to 224, of the Japanese animated (or Anime) television series "Yu-Gi-Oh!" (遊戯王). The series is based on the japanese printed Yu-Gi-Oh cartoon (or Manga) born in the mind of artist Kazuki Takahashi in 1996. It follows the adventures of Yugi, a young boy who possesses the Millennium Puzzle that allows him to transform into his alter-ego, the Game King, whenever he is challenged. 3000 years ago the ancient Pharaoh Yami Yugi fought against darkness and sacrificed himself by sealing his soul in the Millennium Puzzle. 3000 years later, the little boy Yugi solves the millennium puzzle, and finally Yami Yugi can again express himself sharing the body with little Yugi. Yet, Yami Yugi has lost all of his memory as Pharaoh and even his real name that is a key to open the gate to the world of death. When Yami Yugi can gather three god cards, it is time to recover his memory. His past is going to be rerun and all secrets about Pharaoh and his six priests are going to be revealed in this "Pharaoh's Memory" series.

Power of the Pharaoh
Canada/France/USA, 2004

TV-series Atomic Betty

Directed by Ridd Sorensen, Virginie Jallot

The mother ship of the Ancient Pharotines, the alien race that built the Egyptian pyramids, has been discovered and now their secret may fall in the hands of the evil overlord Maximus. Betty follows Maximus to the ship, where they must battle booby traps, alien mummies and an enormous pharaoh.

Episode of the animated series "Atomic Betty" about a little red-haired girl who is recruited by a galactic peace-keeping organisation and turned into a superhero.The series is remarkable because it uses Macromedia Flash computer animation instead of traditional cel animation.

Revenge of the Mummy
UK, 2004

TV-series The Basil Brush Show

Molly's homework on the ancient Egyptians leads to the discovery of a burial chamber under the flat. Basil and the gang are keen to raid the tomb and get their hands on the famous jewel that once belonged to King Tutenbek. But are they wise to ignore the jewel's curse?

Episode from the children's BBC sitcom named "The Basil Brush Show" about the adventures of a mischievous character called Basil Brush (portrayed by a glove puppet).

Secret Mission
USA, 2004

TV-series The Backyardigans

In this episode the Backyardigans imagine being secret agents. Their mission is to sneak into the Treasure Museum and return a mystery bone to its owner. One of the rooms they pass through on their quest is the "Hall of Egyptian Treasures".

Episode from the educational series "The Backyardigans" which chronicles the make-believe adventures of five preschool-aged animals (playing in their backyard) who love to sing and dance.

That's My Mummy
USA, 2004

TV-series The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy


Billy finds out that Irwin's mom is actually a mummy, but Irwin and his dad are quick to deny it. Mandy and Grim don't believe him either. The three investigate, and find that she actually lives in a sarcophagus in the basement of Irwin's house, which for unexplained reasons looks like an Egyptian tomb. As Irwin's dad puts it: "You can't help who you fall in love with".

Episode 33 from the animated children's tv series "The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy", a spin off from the animated series "Grim & Evil" which originally ran from June 2003 to 2007.

T-Shirt Of The Living Dead
USA, 2004

TV-series Aqua Teen Hunger Force


In this episode an ancient Egyptian t-shirt gives Meatwad unfathomable powers, which he mainly uses to summon Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

When there is trouble, pick up the phone and order a milkshake, a meatball, with a side of fries. Yeah, call the Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the most elite human-sized food crime solving team in the greater New Jersey area… "T-Shirt Of The Living Dead" is episode 53 of the animated tv-series "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" that (so far) ran a total of 67 episodes of 10 minutes from 2000 until 2007.

Tutenhawken's Curse
USA, 2004

TV-series Power Rangers DinoThunder

James Napier, Kevin Duhaney, Emma Lahana, Jason David Frank
Directed by Andrew Merrifield


When the Power Rangers are on a fieldtrip, Ethan translates some Egyptian hieroglyphs, which unleashes Tutenhawken's curse on him. Awakened, Tutenhawken plans to take control of the city, and tries to make Cassidy ('Cassipatra') his queen. When Ethan learns that Tutenhawken can only be defeated in the air, he uses his new Hovercraft Cycle to destroy him.

Episode 25 from the children's television series "Power Rangers DinoThunder". This series features a soccer player, a computer expert, a singer, an artist, and a teacher who join forces to become Power Rangers and help save the Earth from the scheming of Mesogog, a dinosauric villain who wishes to eradicate all human life and return Earth to the age of the dinosaurs. It is part of the American "Power Rangers" franchise which is based on the Japanese "Super Sentai" franchise.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light
遊戯王デュエルモンスターズ 光のピラミッド

Japan/USA, 2004

Voices: Amy Birnbaum, Wayne Grayson, Dan Green
Directed by Ryôsuke Takahashi


Based on the trading card and television series phenomenon, Yu-Gi-Oh! is the story of Yugi, a boy captivated by the card game sweeping the nation: Duel Monsters! But there’s more to the game than meets the eye, for it contains ancient mystical energies that can change the course of history! Deep below the sands of Egypt, an old evil has awakened. Anubis, who was defeated centuries ago by Yugi’s mysterious alter ego – the pharaoh – has returned for revenge to destroy Yugi and take over the world! Can Yugi and friends conquer their most powerful foe yet before the planet is buried in the sands of time?

Based on the Japanese animated television series "Yu-Gi-Oh!" (see the episode title "pharaoh's memory" listed on this site). English title: "Yu-Gi-Oh! - The Movie".

Bat Hound's Bad Luck
USA, 2005

TV-series Krypto the Superdog

Directed by Scott Jeralds

Catwoman's cat, Isis, steals a cursed Egyptian diamond that causes Bat Hound to run into a string of bad luck. Krypto discovers that they will need a second diamond to reflect the bad luck. Krypto tries to capture her at the museum where she's attempting to steal the second diamond, but fails when he falls through a floor. Isis is distracted by this and Bat Hound, with the other diamond, reflects his bad luck off to her and she is captured.

Episode 12 (of a total of 26) from the animation series focussing on the adventures of the super-powered white dog from the planet Krypton that is the pet and canine companion of Superman.

The Legend of the Golden Pyramid
USA, 2005

TV-series Little Einsteins


Quincy finds a harp that plays a song that can open anything! The harp has a picture of a golden pyramid on it and the team makes it their mission to find out who lives inside the golden pyramid. It's off to Egypt! The team and Rocket go through the Egyptian desert, take a trip down the Nile and even make it past the Sphinx to find the golden pyramid. Once they open the pyramid with the golden harp, the team gets to have a dance party with the ancient hieroglyphics inside! (source: IMDb)

Episode from the animated tv-series "Little Einsteins". Based on a direct-to-video movie, it is an educational preschool series designed to teach art and music appreciation by integrating famous or culturally significant art works and classical music into the events of each episode. It centers around four children and their intelligent and transformable space/air/water-craft. The series ran on Playhouse Disney channel between 2005 and 2007. In the episode "The Legend of the Golden Pyramid" children learn about Egyptian hieroglyphs.

The Mummy
Canada, 2005

TV-series Prank Patrol

André Simoneau, Fung Ying Man
Directed by David Hansen


Freddie Watkins wants to create an ancient spell that will awaken the undead and unleash it on his best friend. In doing so, he makes a mummy come to life in the Egyptian Museum, but will his friend be prepared for the shock of seeing it come to life?

Episode from the children's television series "Prank Patrol", in which Andy and a team of 'ninjas' help kids pull off the prank of a lifetime on an unsuspecting victim. With the help of talented experts, pranksters convince victims of big-time pranks like incredible super powers, alien landings, or -in this case- a living mummy.

Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy?
USA, 2005

Directed by Jim Stenstrum


Archeologist and super sleuth Velma is in Egypt for the unveiling ceremony of the restored Sphinx - a mysterious mythical creature with the head of a man and the body of a lion - only to discover a hidden tomb belonging to Cleopatra herself! But beware the ancient pharaoh's curse: "The Nile will fall, the desert shall rise and all who dare enter will be turned to stone!" Of course that won't stop Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. team from going inside and finding something even more mummifying...a cursed army of the undead! (source: Warner Bros.)

Scooby-Doo is a popular and long-running animated series produced for television by Hanna-Barbera Productions, now Cartoon Network Studios. "Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?" was, however, not produced for television but is a so-called direct-to-video movie. These movies feature the original five-character cast from the early "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" days, not including the later Scrappy-Doo character. The success of the video movies led to Scooby's return to television in the "What's New, Scooby-Doo?" series, which in 2002 also included a mummy feature called "Mummy Scares Best" (USA, 2002).

Talk Like an Egyptian
USA, 2005

TV-series Zixx: Level Two

Reece Thompson, Jeffrey Hirschfield

Zixx and the Team enlist the help of an infamous Archaeologist to help them in their quest, involving hieroglyphic riddles, a tomb, and a mummy in a sarcophagus holding a key to decypherment.

Episode 19 from the tv series "Zixx: Level Two", which combines live action and game animation in a kids' sci-fi series that chronicles the adventures of an unlikely team of heroes who join forces in a quest to save the universe from evil.

Le Temple Oublié
France, 2005

Directed by Olivier Boillot


In the library of Alexandria, Carla reads her father's notes, an archaeologist who spent all his life searching for a lost temple in Egypt. Suddenly, a power outage propels Carla into darkness, and mysteriously transports her three thousand years back in time in the middle of the desert. That is the starting point of a palpitation story which will lead Carla to discover the secrets of the Egyptian calendar (source: IMDb).

Animation short of 30 minutes made in co-operation with the planetarium of Saint-Etienne in France, providing an educational view on the astronomical knowledge of the ancient Egyptians through the discoveries that Carla makes.

Tut Tut
USA/Canada, 2005

TV-series Time Warp Trio

Fred, Joe and Sam accidentally warp to ancient Egypt where they meet the young Pharoah Thutmose and —thanks to his evil minister Hatsnat— get a little too up close and personal with the mummification process.

Episode 4 from the animated television series "Time Warp Trio", based on the children's book series written by Jon Scieszka. The series features Joe who in the first episode received a magical book from his uncle that can instantly transport him and his friends Fred and Sam to a variety of different times and places. The series ran for 26 episodes in 2005 and 2006.

Escape to the House of Mummies, part II
USA, 2006

TV-series The Venture Bros.


In this sequel to a fictional part I, Team Venture find themselves trapped in a pyramid in the clutches of a bloodthirsty ancient Egyptian cult of Osiris and their time machine. Dr. Venture narrowly escapes and teams up with Master Billy Quizboy and Pete White, but promptly forgets to mount a rescue. So it's up to Brock and a pantheon of history's greatest men to find another way out.

Episode 18 of the animated series "The Venture Bros." (26 episodes so far) which chronicles the adventures of two dopey teenage boys Hank and Dean, their super-scientist father Dr. Thaddeus Venture, and their father's secret-agent bodyguard Brock Samson. The show contains a lot of references to other animated adventures of the past.

Game On
USA, 2006

TV-series Genie In The House

When Emma plays a video game set in the ancient Egypt times and wishes that the mummy, who she cannot beat, wasn't in the game, Adil the Genie unwittingly transports this mummy into their house. Fortunately, the mummy thinks that Adil is his master, so Adil sees an opportunity to have his own servant for once. When Emma lets slip that Adil isn't really his master, the mummy starts chasing him. So Adil sends the mummy back into the game, but the wish goes wrong and their own living room is transformed there instead. After some difficulties Adil manages to overcome the mummy, put everything right and end the game.

Episode from the animated television series "Genie In The House" about a widowed father with two teenage daughters who find a dusty old lamp containing a real genie named Adil while exploring the loft of their new home. This leads to all sorts of magical adventures. The series has run from 2006 until present for more than 78 episodes.

Het Huis Anubis
Netherlands/Belgium, 2006

Iris Hesseling, Lucien van Geffen, Vreneli van Helbergen

The dutch youth-series "The House Anubis" tells the story of a boarding school in an old house. The house was once occupied by Egyptian archaeologists and the young boarders soon find out it is haunted by an ancient curse! According to the makers, the story was inspired by the alleged curse that hit the discoverers of the tomb of Tutankhamun back in 1922. The ancient Egyptian element in this series is, however, pretty thin as the story primarily focuses on the relationship between the teenagers living in the house.

De Kaboutermummie
Belgium, 2006

TV-series Kabouter Plop

Walter De Donder, Hilde Vanhulle, Aimé Anthoni, Agnes De Nul

Smal needs to practice her skills as a nurse. She finds Klus a willing victim, wrapping him totally in bandages. Their friends Plop and Kwebbel and totally unaware of this and faint immediately when confronted with his mummy-like appearance. Klus walks off with both arms stretched before him, like a real mummy from the a 1940's movie!

Episode from the popular Belgian children series "Kabouter Plop" about the adventures of Gnome named Plop and his friends.

King Tuck
USA, 2006

TV-series Danny Phantom


Danny's best friend Tucker is running for student body president, but no one’s paying his campaign any notice, and that includes his campaign managers: Danny and Sam. On a field trip to a museum to look at ancient Egyptian artifacts, everyone is surprised that the pharaoh in question looks just like Tucker. And when Tucker looks in a ghostly mirror, his image brings the pharaoh’s minion, Hotep Ra, to life! Hotep Ra bows before Tucker and becomes his servant, urging him to not stand by anymore and be ignored. Tucker’s new attitude -- with help from his new king’s scepter -- gets him even more respect than he expected when he accidentally transports his friends and classmates to ancient Egypt during a school debate. Now, Tucker is a king, and it’s hard not to enjoy the perks. Unfortunately, the servant Hotep Ra has his eye on Tucker’s throne and some sinister plans in mind for the students of Casper High. (source:

Episode from the animated children's series "Danny Phantom" about a fourteen year old boy who is almost a regular kid, goes to school and has friends, deals with bullies, the only difference being that he fights off ghosts to save the world.

Pyramids of Panic
USA, 2006

TV-series The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers

Episode 21 from the Flash animated series "The Amazing Adrenalini Brothers", about three daredevils who are on a world tour performing the wildest stunts the world has ever seen. While surfing sand dunes of Egypt, with their vehicle they accidentally destroy several pyramids, freeing a locked up mummy in the process. One of the destroyed pyramids, however, is Cleopatra's new tomb. Cleopatra orders them to clean things up and have the pyramid restored. After several failed attempts, including one building the pyramid upside down, they finally manage to put things right.

Shadow of the Hawk
USA, 2006

TV-series Justice League Unlimited


Shayera agrees to meet with Carter Hall, an archaeologist who has discovered Thanagarian artifacts from ancient Egypt. With a suspicious Batman eavesdropping, Carter reveals himself to be her reincarnated lover from the past and Hawkman to a confused Shayera.

Episode form the animated adventure series "Justice League Unlimited", featuring a wide array of DC Comics hero characters and their respective mythos. Together they battle the threat of an alien invasions. In this episode, it appears that in ancient times Egypt had unknowingly played home to several figures not of Earth. A demoness once ruled Africa and part of Eurasia with her supposed power of the gods. In 6600 BC, two Thanagarian officers were stranded in Egypt. Together, they used their advanced technology to bring order and prosperity to a chaotic land. The storyline of this particular episode is continued in the episode "Ancient History". See elsewhere in this list.

Tomb It May Concern
USA, 2006

TV-series Tom and Jerry Tales

Jerry discovers the secret tomb of an ancient Egyptian cat known as King Rameses III of Apepee. Tom follows Jerry and discovers it as well, but while searching for him, Jerry hides in a mummy's coffin, which Tom opens. This angers the mummy inside, who chases the two. Then the tomb breaks into pieces after they open a brick and Jerry is congratulated for excavating the lost treasure. (source:

Episode from the Tom animated television series "Tomb and Jerry Tales" which ran from 2005 until 2008. Original 1940-1950's Tom and Jerry co-creator Joseph Barbera served as an executive producer before his death (2006).

Het Egyptisch Masker
Belgium, 2007

TV-series Mega Mindy

Free Souffriau, Sjarel Branckaerts, Louis Talpe, Fred Van Kuijck, Nicky Langley
Directed by Matthias Temmermans, Klaus Verschuere

Mega Mindy has to save the day when an ancient Egyptian mask gets stolen from an exhibit in the police station by not so trustworthy guards.

Episode 12 from the popular Belgian children television series "Mega Mindy" about a shy policewoman Mieke and her alter ego, superwoman Mega Mindy. The series contains a lot of typical secret-hero elements also to be found in American series like "Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman" (1993-1997) and "ISIS" (1975), but especially adapted for younger children.

Het Geheim van de Piramiden
Netherlands/Belgium, 2007

TV-series Kika & Bob

While trying to save Kika's cat from a church belltower, our heroes are blown away by a storm all the way to the sahara desert. There they meet Touareg nomads and get trapped inside an Egyptian pyramid. After a struggle to get out, they disguise themselves as mummies and hide inside the bag of a Belgian tourist to get back home.

Episode from the Dutch/Belgian animated series "Kika & Bob" about the adventures of a brave little girl and a not so clever fireman.

The Mummy's Curse
USA, 2007

TV-series Growing Up Creepie

On a visit to the natural history museum, Creepie and her classmates get lost in the tomb of a mummified pharaoh, and only a dung beetle knows the way out.

Episode 16 from the animated television series "Growing Up Creepie" about the adventures of a little girl who was left on the doorstep of the home of a family of insects. The family have taken her in and raise her as one of their own, but she has to keep this a secret to the real world. The series ran between 2006 and 2008 for a total of 21 episodes, each featuring two adventures.

Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji
USA, 2007

Jim Daly,Adelaide Clements, Saskia Burmeister, John Noble
Directed by Grant Brown


Three Australian computer game champs are forced to swap their game consoles for real swords when they are thrown into a virtual pirate island world in Fiji. They face the dreaded Captain Blackheart and a band of fierce pirates for a hoard of treasure stolen from an Egyptian pharaoh's tomb by the legendary pirate ship Neptune's Revenge and its captain, Salty Ben. There follows a battle against time to find three torn pieces of a treasure map which will lead to the treasure of treasures, the Eye of Osiris, and their way home.

This sequel to the international television series with the same name has everything children would enjoy: dumbfound silly pirates with funny face expressions, smart jealous but mischievous younger brother, pretty girls in hula skirts and the most catchy of all, hidden treasure. At the center of it an ancient Egyptian piece, of course - a logical thing for a series playing in the South Pacific!

The Puzzle of the Sphinx
USA, 2007

TV-series Little Einsteins


The Little Einsteins and Rocket fly through Egypt when they see their friend the Great Sphinx. He's putting together a magic puzzle, and he needs their help. Rocket is a puzzle expert and eager to begin solving the Sphinx's sparkling brain twister, but things get even trickier when the magic puzzle pieces all bounce away. The team blasts off on a desert adventure that takes them from the Nile to the pyramids to the Temple of Ramses III. But they'll have to hurry. If they don't finish the puzzle before the magic hourglass runs out of sand, the puzzle won't do its magic. Will they find all the pieces in time?

Season 2 episode 46 from the animated tv-series "Little Einsteins". Based on a direct-to-video movie, it is an educational preschool series designed to teach art and music appreciation by integrating famous or culturally significant art works and classical music into the events of each episode. It centers around four children and their intelligent and transformable space/air/water-craft. The series ran on Playhouse Disney channel between 2005 and 2007.

Italy, 2007

Directed by Orlando Corradi


A young archer and general Horemheb lead the Egyptian army to victory against the foreign Hittites. However, more trouble awaits at home when the pharaoh is poisoned and dies. A deceitful priest is after the country's power, and even tries to murder new pharaoh Horemheb. The young archer is left to resolve the situation, earning him a new position in the end.

Full-length animated television movie.

La Reine Soleil
France/Belgium, 2007

Directed by Philippe Leclerc


ancient Egypt, 18th dynasty. Akhesa, a charming 14 year old princess, is far from imagining that she will one day rule Egypt. She is a rather impetuous young person and who rebels against her father, pharao Akhenaton. She refuses to stay confined to the safe enclosure of the royal palace and wants to discover why her mother, queen Nefertiti, has exiled herself on the island of Elephantine. With the assistance of prince Thout, Akhesa flees in the hope o finding her mother. In contempt of all possible danger, the two teenagers travel along the banks of the Nile, over the extreme dunes of the desert and face the mercenaries and the priests who plot to get rid of the Pharao.

Unholy Alliance
Australia, 2007

TV-series Pirate Islands: The Lost Treasure of Fiji

John Noble, Saskia Burmeister, Kain O'Keeffe
Directed by Grant Brown


Top gamers Tyler, Kirra and Alison are in Fiji for the launch of the new computer game called 'The Lost Treasure of Fiji'. But things go awry when they find themselves pulled inside the game in search of Tyler's younger brother, Marty. In virtual Fiji Tyler finds Marty has joined up with pirates and wants to beat his brother to the treasure to prove himself the better gamer. They find the treasure cave but are trapped inside. The treasure, it appears, contains quite a few ancient Egyptian items including powerful the Orb of Osiris.

Episode 12 from the children's adventure series "Pirate Islands - The Lost Treasure of Fiji", following on from the international success of 2003 "Pirate Islands" series.

Are You My Mummy?
USA, 2008

TV-series Phineas and Ferb


Phineas and Ferb visit an Egyptian-themed movie theater and attempt to befriend a mummy supposed to live in the theater basement, but end up capturing Candace who is accidentally wrapped in toilet paper.

Episode 13 of the first season of the animated television series "Phineas and Ferb", about the adventures of stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb in the fictional town of Danville, and their older sister, Candace. Contains a musical number entitled "My Undead Mummy and Me".

Egyptian Camel Adventure
USA, 2008

TV-series Go, Diego, Go!

Diego is in Egypt where he joins his friend Medina and Jamal the Camel on a trip to the pyramids. The camels are very thirsty, as there is no water in the desert, so they need to find the Golden Cloud, which, according to legend, can make it rain at any time. It is supposed to be found inside a pyramid.

Episode 14 of the third season "Go Diego Go!". This is a spin-off of "Dora the Explorer" and is likewise an animated series for preschool-aged children. It features a little 8-year-old boy called Diego who helps animals in danger. The plot of each episode is mainly constructed to set up opportunities for learning about the animals involved and their environments, like the camels in Egypt in this one.

In the Time of the Pharaohs
UK/France, 2008

TV-series Eliot Kid

Eliot is jealous of his classmate Victor, who is always bringing all sorts of ancient objects into class in order to impress the girls. Eliot decides to investigate, and discovers that Victor is using a time machine in order to travel into the past. A fantastic voyage to the past and an exciting chase through ancient Egypt begins.

Episode from the animated children's television programme "Eliot Kid" about a 7 year old kid and his mind-boggling imagination that turns the most commonplace situations into Hollywood-style action-adventure blockbusters. A total of 52 episodes were produced in 2008.

Last Minute
Belgium, 2008

TV-series Mega Mindy

Free Souffriau, Sjarel Branckaerts, Louis Talpe, Fred Van Kuijck, Nicky Langley
Directed by Matthias Temmermans, Klaus Verschuere

A couple of crooks organize a bus-trip to Egypt with the intent to strip their clients from their luggage and valuables. Mieke feels something isn't right, but all her attempts to convince commissionar Migrain and her fellow officer Toby to start an investigation fail. While waiting in the office for further clues, Mieke has a daydream about herself as Cleopatra and Toby as Marc Anthony. After the thieves have run off with the loot and commissionar Migrain finally realizes what happened, Mieke in her incarnation as superwoman Mega Mindy manages to save the day.

Episode 24 from the popular Belgian children television series "Mega Mindy" about a shy policewoman Mieke and her alter ego, superwoman Mega Mindy. The series contains a lot of typical secret-hero elements also to be found in American series like "Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman" (1993-1997) and "ISIS" (1975), but especially adapted for younger children.

Tutenstein: Clash of the Pharaohs
USA, 2008

Directed by Rob LaDuca, Bob Richardson

Tutenstein, Luxor and a reluctant Cleo use the Magical Mirror of Isis to travel back to the moment of Tut's death. Tut hopes to change history and fulfill his destiny as a full-grown pharaoh. Unfortunately, a mysterious stranger also wants the magical mirror and steals it right under their noses at the museum. A chase of the scoundrel ensues and suddenly, the Mirror of Isis takes our three heroes to the wrong era in Egyptian history, where Tut's illustrious background is not recognized—and Cleo is mistaken for Cleopatra. Working together, the three solve the mystery of Tut's death and return to the present with a friendship stronger than ever. (source:

Tv-movie that served as the final episode for the television series "Tutenstein" that ran for 40 episodes between 2003 and 2007. It features a young but very rude and egotistical mummy Tutankhensetamun who is awakened about 3,000 years after his accidental death and now has to face the fact his kingdom is gone. His only friends are a girl named Cleo, who works in the museum where the contents of his tomb are now on display, and her cat Luxor. The original series won several Emmy Awards.

Curse of Tutankitty's Tomb
USA/Canada, 2009

TV-series Kid vs. Kat

Directed by Rob Boutilier

Coop believes that an Egyptian tomb is actually a spaceship that belongs to his nemesis, Kat.

Episode 14 from the animated television series "Kid vs. Kat" that revolves around the constant battle of a 10-year-old boy (named Coop) with his sister's Sphynx cat, in reality a cybernetic alien.

The Mummy With No Name
USA, 2009

TV-series Geronimo Stilton

The director of the New Mouse City Museum asks Geronimo and his friends solve the mystery of a mummy that has been scaring visitors at the museum.

Animated television adaptation of the best-selling children's book series "Geronimo Stilton" (for readers in the 9-12 year old age range) following the life and adventures of a mouse named Geronimo Stilton, a best-selling author and writer who is often caught up in a much faster paced life than he would normally want.

Picture This
USA, 2009

TV-series Franny's Feet


Franny visits an old friend in ancient Egypt and learns about heiroglyphics.

Episode from the children tv animated series "Franny's Feet", aimed at children 3 to 7. The series is about a 5 year old girl who visits her Grandfather's shoe repair shop and tries on a pair of shoes. Each episode the shoes take her on a different adventure related to the particular type of shoes.

The Rise of the Black Beetle
Australia, 2009

TV-series Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist


While exploring the ruins of Ancient Egypt, an old colleague of Dex mistakenly unlocks an ancient spell and transforms himself into a twisted supervillain (source: IMdb).

Episode 15 from the Australian children television series "Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist". It is about a young entomologist who investigates dangerous alien insects crawling through a rift in the galaxy, while at the same time a villain is genetically modifying the super bugs to destroy all worlds. The series ran for 26 episodes in 2008 and 2009.

Curses Foiled Again
UK, 2010

TV-series Scoop


Journalist Digby Digworth believes he can get a scoop about a cursed Egyptian statue at the local museum. Little does Digby know that Egyptologist Dr Sandybottom actually wants to steal the artifact and frame Digby for the theft. All is going to plan for Sandybottom until the curse sets in.

Episode 15 from the children's TV series "Scoop" that follows inept journalist Digby Digworth in his attempts to get a scoop, ending up causing mayhem and disaster instead. The series ran from 2009 until 2011.

Johnny vs. The Mummy
USA/Canada, 2010

TV-series Johnny Test

Johnny goes on a trip to the museum and with the help of a magic spray brings things to life, including a vicious mummy.

Episode 52b (4th season) of the American/Canadian animated television series "Johnny Test". The series features the adventures 12-year-old Johnny who is often a reluctant test subject for the inventions and experiments of his genius twin sisters Susan and Mary, which makes him end up in all sorts of sticky situations.

Monster High
USA, 2010

Series of 15 short animated episodes produced by doll manufacturer Mattel solely for the internet as a means to promote their new 'Monster High' fashion dolls franchise. The characters in this series are related to or are offspring of famous monsters from monster movies and horror fiction. One of them is Cleo De Nile, 'Daughter of The Mummy', and "a true Egyptian princess, complete with headdress, exotic jewelry, and oh yeah, occasional stray bandage wrapping". She is depicted as the queen and mean girl of Monster High, the school they are attending. In the episode "Idol Threat" Cleo uses the magic of an ancient Egyptian statue to give her anything she asks for, but it backfires in the end.

Piet Piraat en de Mysterieuze Mummie
Belgium, 2010

TV-series Piet Piraat

Peter van de Velde, Dirk van Vooren, Dirk Bosschaert, Anke Helsen

Pirate Piet is asked by his aunt Cleo to transport a sarcophagus from her museum to a pyramid in Egypt. Legend holds that the tightly closed sarcophagus contains a dangerous mummy. Other ships that tried to deliver the sarcophagus to its destination before have mysteriously disappeared. Fortunately, each time the sarcophagus could be salvaged by Osiris, aunt Cleo's dark assistant. Pirate Piet and his mates are obviously not afaid of this legend and set sail for Egypt.

Episode from the Flemish children's television program "Piet Piraat", popular in Belgium and The Netherlands. The main lessons learned in this series are "cheaters never win" and "honesty is the best policy".

A Pink in Time
USA, 2010

TV-series Pink Panther and Pals


Pink Panther is accused of breaking a valuable ancient Egyptian cat statue. He uses his employer Big Nose's time travel equipment to go back to ancient Egypt to get a replacement.

Episode 26 (first segment) from the animated series "Pink Panther and Pals", a modern adaptation of the classic DePatie-Freleng Panther shorts from the 1960s. The series ran only in 2010 for a total of 26 episodes (78 segments).

Walk Like an Egyptian
Canada/USA, 2010

TV-series Total Drama Island


Episode from the Canadian animated fictional reality show "Total Drama Island" that follows twenty-two teens on a Canadian island who participate in competitions to avoid being voted off the island by their fellow campers. Later on in the series the competition moved to various spectacular locations around the world. In this particular episode the competion is located in Egypt involving the Nile and the Giza pyramids. Here the members undergo a dangerous trek up a pyramid before three teams are chosen. Then the teams, using their various rewards, must race across the desert to the Nile River where they must weave baskets to cross the deadly River. This will decide who will be voted off. The series ran for a total of 80 episodes between 2007 and 2010.

Yummy Mummy
UK, 2010

TV-series Bear Behaving Badly

Barney Harwood, Simon Buckley, Bella Emberg
Directed by Sasha Ransome


Aunt Barbara ends up heavily bandaged after an accident and is confined to her appartment. By pure coincidence an ancient Egyptian mummy has come to life and immediately sets his eyes on her. Soon a wedding is planned, but just in time Nev and his friend Crazy Keith discover the mummy has rather sinister plans in store for their aunt…

Episode 67 from the British children's television comedy programme "Bear Behaving Badly", centered around the daily adventures of Barney Harwood, his pet bear Nev, his koala friend Crazy Keith and the caretaker of the trio's flat, Andy Prank.

De Novo Não!
Brazil, 2011

TV-series A Mansão Maluca do Professor Ambrósio

Nelson Botter Jr., Thais Santesi
Directed by Nelson Botter Jr.


By accident, Professor and Leslie get back in time to ancient Egypt, where they meet Cleopatra (source: IMDb).

Episode from the series "A Mansão Maluca do Professor Ambrósio" or "Professor Ambrósio's Wacky Mansion" (2010-2016), a Brazilian cartoon created by Nelson Botter Jr and shown on various children's tv-channels. Its stories are set in The Maluca Mansion, a magical place full of history, science and culture, where Professor Ambrose, his nephews, the mouse Leslie and the spider Floribela live many adventures.

Exodus: Let My People Go
USA, 2011

TV-series Superbook

Shannon Chan-Kent, Paul Dobson, Jim Conrad


On a lazy afternoon, the children Chris Joy and Gizmo are hanging out in the lab recalling the great adventures they've had with Superbook. This prompts Gizmo to question whether they've yet experienced the greatest Bible story of all time. In answer to his question, Superbook whisks the children away to meet Moses as he is chosen by God to free the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt.

Episode 4 from the animated series 'Superbook'. It is a remake of a successful cartoon series by the same name from the 1980s, wanting to inspire a new generation of kids for the Bible with exciting adventures around Bible stories using the latest 3D CGI technology.

Set in Stone
Australia, 2011

TV-series The DaVincibles


After bringing back an ancient statue from his trip to Egypt, Pablo enters it in the school art show as his own creation. When Pablo actually wins first place for his plagiarized art, Quba seeks revenge against Pablo and brings the Egyptian artwork to life using his "Spray Alive." Too bad for the DaVinci's that the artwork just happens to be Set, the Egyptian god of chaos!

Episode from the animated series "The Davincibles" about the comedic exploits of the modern-day DaVinci family as they explore the world for rare artifacts to sell at Uncle Leo's Kurios Kat antique shop. Along the way, they cross paths with the world’s most devious, yet questionably competent, super villains known as The Society of Very Bad Villains.

Las Aventuras de Tadeo Jones
Spain, 2012

Directed by Enrique Gato


Tad, a Chicago construction worker, dreams of being a celebrity archeologist and adventurer just like his hero Max Mordon. Though the main action in this adventure takes place in Peru, the film opens with a short scene of Tad as a boy playing an explorer excavating a tomb in Egypt next to the pyramids... This, we find, is actually a playground in his backyard.

La Mano de Nefertiti
Spain, 2012

Directed by Guillermo García Carsi


A dog and a parrot on a visit to a new exihibition in the history museum inadvertently bring the hand of a mummy back to life.

3-minute short animation developed by Lightbox Entertainment to promote the animated film "Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones" or "Tad, the lost explorer" (Spain, 2012) about a wannabe celebrity archeologist and adventurer.

Treasure Buddies
USA, 2012

Directed by Robert Vince


A team of talking golden retrievers called Buddies journey to Egypt to prevent the cat Ubasti and her human caretaker, Dr. Phillip Wellington, from stealing the legendary Cat’s Eye Jewel from the Tomb of Cleocatra.

Disney direct-to-DVD family film that is the sixth part of the Disney Buddies franchise.

Baby Geniuses and the Treasures of Egypt
USA, 2013

Jon Voight, Skyler Shaye, Jaime Andrews
Directed by Sean McNamara


Big baby, a baby turned bad, busts out of prison and teams up with super-criminal Moriarty. As they are stealing historical artifacts from around the world, the team of Baby Geniuses has to come into action to stop this. A trail of clues leads them to Egypt, where the final confrontation with Big Baby and Moriarty takes place in the Egyptian Museum.

Video film that was released direct to DVD as a sequel to "Baby Geniuses and the Mystery of the Crown Jewels" (2013), both based on the 1999 family-oriented comedy film "Baby Geniuses" and 2004 film "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2".

Only the Sphinx Nose!
USA, 2013

TV-series Bubble Guppies


The Bubble Guppies are on an adventure to ancient Egypt, where they follow clues across the desert, along the Nile, and through a pyramid to solve the secret of the sphinx and find its missing nose.

Episode from the preschool children's television series "Bubble Guppies" produced for the Nickelodeon tv-network. It revolves around the underwater adventures of a group of merperson preschoolers. Each episode features a different setting and provides children with clues to the episodes' mysteries in an educational way. In this particular episode they learn about ancient Egypt.

Caesar en Cleopatra
Netherlands, 2014

TV-series Welkom bij de Romeinen

Carice van Houten, Pierre Bokma, Dorine Goudsmit


Dorine Goudsmit welcomes Caesar and Cleopatra to her studio interview and reviews important events from their lives with a comic touch.

Episode from the Dutch educational children tv-series "Welkom bij de Romeinen" ("Welcome to the Romans"), aimed at childen aged 9-12. In 8 episodes it revisits historical events from ancient Roman history in a comical way. Advisor to the series was well-known Dutch historian Fik Meijer.

Dummie de Mummie
Netherlands, 2014

Ton Kas, Jennifer Hoffman, Roeland Fernhout
Directed by Pim van Hoeve


In a dull village where nothing ever happens, a boy finds a living Egyptian mummy in his room. It's the start of an amazing friendship, learning the boy more than any friend could.

Film based on the children's book by Tosca Menten.

Italy, 2014


The Egyxos are creatures gifted with superpowers who are split into two factions endlessly battling for the domination over their kingdom. A human boy, Leo, is caught up in this struggle. He discovers that he is the last pharaoh of the Earth, the heir of a millennial dynasty. He will have to line up in the battle between Kefer, the pharaoh of the Golden Army, and his brother Exaton, the evil black pharaoh of the Dark Army.

Italian animated tv-series of 26 episodes of half an hour our each.

La Momie
France, 2014

TV-series Baskup: Tony Parker


The High 5 visit the museum of San Antonio, home to a large exhibition on ancient Egypt. Mike is terrorized by an allegedly cursed mummy.

Episode twelve from the second season of the animated tv-series "Baskup: Tony Parker". It follows Tony Parker, who coaches a team of five basketball teenagers ('The High 5') in a large tournament called Baskup that takes them around the world and into unexpected situations.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman
USA, 2014

Directed by Rob Minkoff


Mr. Peabody, the world's smartest dog and Nobel Prize-winning scientist, adopts a young boy named Sherman. After Sherman gets into a fight with rival classmate Penny, Mr. Peabody invites the girl and her parents to his penthouse in order to smooth things over. Matters get complicated when Sherman shows Penny Mr. Peabody's biggest invention, the WABAC machine that allows travel through time and space, and manages to lose her somewhere in time. Now, Mr. Peabody and Sherman themselves have to travel back in time, including ancient Egypt, in order to bring Penny home safely and repair history in the process.

Computer-animated comedy adventure film by DreamWorks Animation, based on the characters from the Peabody's Improbable History segments of the 1960s animated television series "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show".

Le Mystère de la Pyramide
France, 2014

TV-series Baskup: Tony Parker


The High 5 are in Egypt to play against the so-called Anubis Champions. The basketball field is located in the middle of an ancient pyramid complex, envelope by an aura of magic. The High 5's have to travel into the depths of the pyramid to secure their the victory.

Episode seven from the second season of the animated tv-series "Baskup: Tony Parker". It follows Tony Parker, who coaches a team of five basketball teenagers ('The High 5') in a large tournament called Baskup that takes them around the world and into unexpected situations.

Treasure of the Pirate Mummy's Tomb
USA, 2014

TV-series Jake and the Never Land Pirates


Jake leads the crew to a Pirate Mummy's Tomb in the desert to help Captain Flynn.

Odd combination of a children's pirate adventure and Egyptian symbolism in a tomb that contains the typical scary mummies, vaults and hidden chambers. Based on Disney's Peter Pan franchise, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates" focuses on a band of young pirates and their parrot who continuously spend their days competing against Captain Hook and Mr. Smee for treasure in various surroundings. Praised for its educational, yet entertaining format.

Dummie de Mummie en de Sfinx van Shakaba
Netherlands, 2015

Jennifer Hoffman, Roeland Fernhout, Katja Schuurman
Directed by Pim van Hoeve


Following up on the events that happened in the previous 2014 film "Dummie de Mummie" (Dummie the Mummy), Dummie now realises he will never grow up and become a king, but at least he wants to become as famous as his pharaoh-father. His friend Goos thinks a mysterious statuette, the so-called Sphinx of Shakaba, might be able to help Dummie achieve this. But is this statuette really what he thinks it is?

Film based on the children's book by Tosca Menten.

Fünf Freunde 4
Germany, 2015

Valeria Eisenbart, Quirin Oettl, Justus Schlingensiepen
Directed by Mike Marzuk


In their latest adventure the Famous Five discover the mystical world of ancient Egypt: Bernhard, the father of Julian, Dick and Anne, is accused of having stolen an amulet that once belonged to Tutalun I - the oldest of the pharaohs. The five friends now have to find the amulet and its real thief to prove Bernhard's innocence. Together with the street boy Auni they get caught in a world of legendary treasures and a conspiracy of a corrupt, secret society. The trail leads them to a valley deep in the dessert, where they are lured into a trap. Will they escape and save Bernhard from having to spend many years in prison?

Fourth installment of the popular German 'Five Friends' adventure film series, based on the 'Famous Five' series of books by author Enid Blyton.

The Pharaoh
파라오의 여인

South Korea/France, 2015

TV-series Miraculous Ladybug

When a young historian gets transformed into The Pharaoh, a villain who can become any Egyptian god, he plans to bring an ancient Egyptian princess back to life by sacrificing a young student named Alya. Her best friend Marinette now must transform into her secret superhero persona Ladybug and face an army of mummies to save her.

Sixth episode from the Korean-French action-adventure animated series "Miraculous Ladybug" (레이디 버그), also known as "Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir". Set in modern-day Paris, the series focuses on teenage junior high school student Marinette Dupain-Cheng and her classmate and crush Adrien Agreste. Every time evil arises, the two work together to protect Paris as Marinette becomes her secret superhero persona Ladybug, while Adrien becomes Cat Noir.

The Pyramid of Trouble
United Arab Emirates, 2015

TV-series Mansour (منصور)


Mansour, Obaid, Salem and Shamma head off to explore The Pyramids during a big family holiday to Egypt. When they discover a mysterious pyramid off the beaten track, they investigate but once inside they suddenly become trapped to find the must solve weird, ancient puzzles to escape. Then, just when they feel things couldn't get any worse - they also discover they are not alone! It's a real life nightmare.... Or is it? (source: IMDb)

Episode 36 of the animated comedy series "Mansour" (منصور) about the adventures of an active 12 year old boy and his best friends, Obaid and Salem, from Abu Dhabi. Their everyday lives are made extraordinary through their wonderful adventures at home, but also further afield in distant countries, as they explore a world full of excitement and opportunity.

Teacup Travels
UK, 2015


The British children’s TV series "Teacup Travels" aims to teach young children what life was like thousands of years ago. In this series, Great Aunt Lizzie uses souvenirs from her travels to entertain her young visitors Charlotte and Elliot. When either one arrives at her house she offers them tea in a special teacup. Each cup is unique and illustrated with one of the ancient artefacts from her travels, which she also keeps in a display case. As their Great Aunt begins to tell its story, the young guest begins to imagine being there as the tale unfolds. The series features six episodes where an ancient Egyptian object is a central part of the storyline: "The Adventure of the Ragged Sandals", "The Adventure of the Flying Scarab Necklace", "The Adventure of the Ancient Headrest", "The Adventure of the Wooden Mould", "The Adventure of the Wooden Horse" and "The Adventure of the Glassless Mirror".

USA, 2016

TV-series Mickey Mouse

Directed by Dave Thomas, Paul Rudish


Mickey leads Minnie on a treasure hunt in the Valley of the Kings. When they discover king Akhenaten's lost tomb, the two get separated and the adventure might just prove too stressful for Mickey.

Episode 54 from the Disney Channel animated series "Mickey Mouse", which features classic cartoon characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto in contemporary settings.

Queen Hatshepsut
USA, 2016

TV-series The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show


Self-absorbed pharaoh Hatshepsut opens up the world's first zoo.

Episode 9 from the 3rd season of the animated children tv-series "The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show" that ran from 2015 to 2017.

Quem Roubou a Minha Pirâmide?
Brazil, 2016

TV-series A Mansão Maluca do Professor Ambrósio

Henrique Blutaumuller, Nelson Botter Jr., Thayná Cavalcanti
Directed by Nelson Botter Jr.


Queen Cleopatra asks Professor Ambrosius to help solve a mystery in ancient Egypt.

Episode from the series "A Mansão Maluca do Professor Ambrósio" or "Professor Ambrósio's Wacky Mansion" (2010-2016), a Brazilian cartoon created by Nelson Botter Jr and shown on various children's tv-channels. Its stories are set in The Maluca Mansion, a magical place full of history, science and culture, where Professor Ambrose, his nephews, the mouse Leslie and the spider Floribela live many adventures.

Curse of the Pharaohs
Germany, 2017

TV-series Playmobil

Young legionnaire Quintus is crossing the seas with the Roman fleet for the first time. They are travelling to far away Egypt, where Caesar and Cleopatra are prepared to agree to a truce. But Cleopatra's malicious brother, Ptolemaios, is up to no good. To hold up the peace treaty, he plans to unleash the Curse of the Pharaohs and Quintus is caught in the middle. Will Quintus succeed in stopping Ptolemaios' plans and keep the peace? An exciting adventure begins!

Episode in a series of 3D animated 10-minute shorts that help promote Playmobil toys, in this case Roman and Egyptian themed products.

Beware the Eye of Amun-Ra
UK, 2018

Directed by Chris Starmer


The criminal underworld is buzzing with double-crosses, lies and greed as the prized jewel, The Eye of Amun-Ra, is passed around the city. Can our heroes find the diamond and could even their own fate be entwined with its mysterious curse. Which leaves the tantalizing question... who really should Beware the Eye of Amun-Ra? (source: IMDb)

Animated feature made using gaming technology.


Egypt, 2018

Sawsan Badr, Ahmed Maher, Marwa Abdel Moneim


A magical spell coincides with a silly mistake in the Egyptian museum, taking museum guards Adel and Farag back in time to ancient Egypt.

Egyptian animated comedy series that aims to teach young Egyptians about modern society by comparing it to situations in ancient Egypt. Each episode uses dark humor to show the possible consequences of certain actions. Made by Benchmark Animation Lab, a Cairo based firm.

Pyramid-Life Crisis
USA, 2018

TV-series Legend of the Three Caballeros

Directed by Matt Danner, Greg Franklin


The Caballeros follow the evil sorcerer Felldrake to a pyramid in Egypt, where he intends to use the pyramids, which were actually giant rocketships built by space mummies, to travel to the Moon and take over the Egyptians' giant robot army stationed there.

Episode 3 of the Disney animated television series "Legend of the Three Caballeros" based on the 1944 animated Disney film by the same name that features the characters Donald Duck, José Carioca and Panchito Pistoles. The series ran for only one season with 13 episodes.

Cleopatra in Space
USA, 2019


Teenage Cleopatra is transported 30,000 years into the future, to an Egyptian-themed planet that is ruled by talking cats and where she discovers she is the prophesied savior of the future world. In order to prepare for her role and mission, Cleo is sent to an elite academy where she has to train to take on the bad guys, figure out how to eventually get herself back home to Egypt, as well as tackling the highs and lows of being a teenager in high school. (source: IMDb)

Animated tv-series based on the graphic novel series for children by Mike Maihack.

Ollie Ollie In-Come Free!
USA, 2019

TV-series Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?

Directed by Mike Milo

British comedy legend Ricky Gervais asks the Mystery Inc. for help when he and his beloved pet Egyptian cat Ollie have become haunted by a cat mummy with magical catnip.

Episode 5 from the first season of the animated children tv-series "Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?", yet another series in the ever popular Scooby-Doo francise.

Ancient Egypt Day
Australia, 2020

TV-series For Real

Hunter Stanford, Madison Russo, Harrison Aston


Too broke to holiday in Egypt, the Mayor demands the pyramids be brought to her and Amcient Egypt Day is declared. The team explore all thing Egypt and in doing so, Maddie becomes possessed by a hypnotic jewel. (source: IMDb)

Episode 36 from a series for children and teenagers in which four teenagers work in a makeshift studio to produce their own YouTube video's about various social, political and environmental issues. In doing so they are regularly hindered by their local Mayor who creates havoc within the community and motivates the teens stand up for what they believe. The series ran for 37 episodes in 2020.

K3: Dans van de Farao
Belgium, 2020

Marthe De Pillecyn, Hanne Verbruggen, Klaasje Meijer
Directed by Bart van Leemputten, Dennis Bots


K3 girlband members Hanne, Marthe and Klaasje go to an Egyptian museum to present their new album. They all make a wish to an Egyptian wishing cat, not knowing that it has been cursed by Farao Tritanchamon. Now the cursed wishes turn against them. Can their friendship survive? (summary adapted from IMDb)

Children's comedy film starring Belgian girlband K3 in their seventh full-length movie adventure.

Nefertina sul Nilo
Italy/France, 2021


Nefertine is an eight-year-old girl who lives in ancient Egypt and is gifted with inexhaustible curiosity and courage. She occasionally gets herself into sticky situations, but luckily her trusted friend Piramses is always there to give her a hand. The two friends, accompanied by the cat Micerina, go on incredible adventures, from investigating mysterious mummies to discovering the secrets of the sphinx! (source:

The animated series "Nefertine on the Nile" is made for television and directed at preschool children, based on the series of books titled All’ombra delle piramidi (“In the Shade of the Pyramids”) by Janna Carioli and Luisa Mattia. A total of 52 episodes of 11 minutes were produced and first aired in 2021.

Thief in the Museum
India, 2021

TV-series Lamput

Sweta Nayak, Krishna Chandran
Directed by Anand Babu, Vaibhav Kumaresh


The labaratorium doctors chase shape-shifting Lamput into an ancient Egypt exhibition, where he assumes various forms to escape his chasers. Meanwhile, a thief enters the museum in a bid to steal some valuable artiacts.

Episode from the children animated tv-series "Lamput" made for Cartoon Network India. The series' title character is an orange gooey creature that escaped from a laboratory but cannot be caught because of his ability to shape shift.

Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again
USA, 2022

Directed by Justin Lovell, Matt Danner


Nick Daley is following in his father's footsteps as night watchman at the American Museum of Natural History, so he knows what happens when the sun goes down. But when the maniacal ruler Kahmunrah escapes, it is up to Nick to save the museum once and for all.

First animated film in the "Night at the Museum" film series and the fourth installment overall. Sequel to "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" (2014).

Tad, the Lost Explorer and the Emerald Tablet
Tadeo Jones 3 - La tabla esmeralda

Spain, 2022

Directed by Enrique Gato


Clumsy archaeologist Tadeo ('Tad') accidentally unleashes an ancient Egyptian curse, endangering the lives of his friends Mummy, Jeff, and Belzoni. With everyone against him and only helped by Sara, he sets off on an adventure to end the curse.

Third adventure in the animated series "Tad, The Lost Explorer" (original Spanish: "Tadeo Jones"). It is a follow-up to "Tad: The Lost Explorer" (2012) and "Tad, the Lost Explorer, and the Secret of King Midas" (2017). The main character 'Tad' is actually called 'Tadeo Jones'. The surname and the hat are direct references to Indiana Jones. Also known as "Tad the Lost Explorer and the Curse of the Mummy" (UK release).

Yahya and Knouz
يحيى وكنوز

Egypt, 2022

Buthaina Hany, Essam El Sakka, Eyad, Ashraf Abdel Baky


Egyptian animated series where Yahya and his sister Kunuz. while watching a procession of transporting royal mummies during a school trip, are invited by king Ramses II on a trip to the ancient world. Each episode reviews the life of one of the great kings who lived in ancient Egypt.

Sacrée Momies
France, 2023

Directed by uan Jesús García Galocha


Through a series of unfortunate events three ancient Egyptian mummies end up in present-day London and embark on a journey in search of an old ring belonging to the royal family, stolen by the ambitious archaeologist Lord Carnaby.

English title: "Mummies".

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