Movies and TV shows like Dick Spanner, P.I.

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Dick Spanner, P.I. (1987)
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Dick Spanner, P.I. (1987)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 6 min.
TV show
Story: Dick Spanner, P.I. is a 1986 British stop-motion animated comedy series which parodied Chandleresque detective shows. The title character and main protagonist was Dick Spanner, voiced by Shane Rimmer, a robotic private detective who works cases in a futuristic urban setting. The show made frequent use of puns and visual gags. The series consisted of 22 six-minute episodes, covering two story arcs of equal length: "The Case Of The Human Cannonball" and "The Case Of The Maltese Parrot". The programme was originally broadcast in the United Kingdom as a segment of the Sunday morning show Network 7 on Channel 4, and was later repeated on the same channel in a late night spot. Produced by Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson, the series was created and written by Terry Adlam, who had previously worked on effects for Anderson's Terrahawks. It was also the basis for the Anderson-created Tennants Pilsner advertising campaign using the Lou Tennant character.
Style: parody
Plot: robot, private investigator, puppet animation, british humour
Time: future

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Country: Japan
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The Bots Master (1993)
Genre: Action, Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: The Bots Master is a 1993 cartoon series, produced by Jean Chalopin through his company "Creativite et Developpement" in France. In total 40 episodes were made, each one having a special 3D segment and titles. The series was co-produced by ...
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Astroboy (1980)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 24 min.
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Duration: 25 min.
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Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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Sacks & Guns!! (2021)
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Country: Japan
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Style: mecha, tense, disturbing, captivating, futuristic
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Time: future, distant future
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Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi
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TV show
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