The original programme aired on CITV between 15 June 1990 and 19 May 2007, and was presented by one of its creators, Neil Buchanan, throughout. Buchanan also wrote and produced the programme, and came up with a majority of the creative ideas.
A new series launched on Disney Junior (UK & Ireland) on 6 June 2011 and was presented by Jassa Ahluwalia. Each show involved Ahluwalia voicing-over footage of an artist producing three works of art, taking the viewer through the various stages of production step by step. Ahluwalia was later replaced with Lloyd Warbey at the start of the British second revived series.
The first Art Attacks were a strand within No. 73, and this segment proved so popular, Nigel Pickard, the executive producer of children's programming at TVS, green-lit the pilot. The Art Attack pilot was shot on location at a disused swimming pool in Gillingham, Kent in 1989, and the series began the following year.
No DVD releases have been issued in the UK, except DVDs bundled with Art Attack books and DVDs which came free with newspapers. In India, Art Attack was released in three volumes by Disney DVD in 2010.
Disney Channel and its various offshoots have broadcast Art Attack in most territories since the late 1990s, producing localised versions of the programme for many countries. In Australia, it was broadcast on ABC from July 1995 to October 1999; later episodes were broadcast on Disney Channel, with the revived series being broadcast on Disney Junior and on various channels of the Seven Network. In Canada, the programme has aired variously on TVOKids, Family Jr. and Knowledge Kids; in the United States, it was broadcast on WAM! during the 1990s. Art Attack has also aired in several other countries such as SABC2 in South Africa, StarHub and Disney Channel in Singapore, TVB in Hong Kong, KTN in Kenya, Channel 33 in the United Arab Emirates, Fun Channel and Disney Channel in the Middle East and RTB in Brunei.
The original series, hosted by Neil Buchanan, has also been dubbed or subtitled in various non-English speaking countries, having been broadcast in various forms by Dragon Club in China, ET1 in Greece, Disney Channel in Taiwan and TRT in Turkey; in the Middle East, the Turkish version of the revived series has been subtitled into Arabic and broadcast by Jeem TV. In much of Latin America, the programme was broadcast on Discovery Kids during the 1990s, dubbed into Spanish and Portuguese. From 2000 to 2002, localised versions in Spanish and Portuguese were produced by Disney, which aired on Disney Channel Latin America and Disney Channel (Brazil), as well as Disney Channel (Portugal), respectively, and hosted by Rui Torres; in later years, the British version was dubbed and broadcast by Disney in these territories. A Hindi version has been produced for India from 2011 to 2014, hosted by Gaurav Juyal; previously, the UK version was aired, dubbed in Hindi. A Scandinavian version of the program, hosted by Leon Jilber and produced in Swedish (with Danish and Norwegian dubs also available) initially aired on the Scandinavian version of Disney Junior, but has since moved to Disney Channel Scandinavia. An Italian version has been produced for Italy from 1998 to 2005 and from 2011 to 2014, hosted by Giovanni Muciaccia.
Girlfriend to boyfriend: I know I told you to look fresh, but mate, those Ugg Boots combined with those Vegemite trackies is just arse about. I reckon I might have to give ya the sack.
This term has a number of meanings in Australia outside of, well, the colour. It refers to: having an argument, often with a family member, friend or co-worker, to make an error, or to be depressed or upset.
As opposed to cooking without gas (theoretically or literally) which is a bloody moronic idea, this phrase when a plan is starting to come along, or to get closer to achieving something after multiple failed attempts.
This is a tool that is used for prying and prising boxes and such that are forced such. It is a relatively thick yet light metal apparatus, and thus has became synonymous with crime. This is because crooks can pry open car trunks with the tool, or alternatively, bash their skulls in.
A form of torture wherein you are in a bed with someone, fart, and then pull the covers tight over their heads so they are confined in the space as the smell of your flatulence seeps into their oriphices uninhibited.
A phrase used to signify that something is fair, even or makes sense. An easy conversation ender and starter. An all-purpose piece of Strayan slang, frequently used by those with a laidback True Blue attitude.
This phrase has multiple meanings: an angry bloke or sheila expressing their displeasure, a particularly raucous venue filled with drunk or drugged partygoers, or a sportsman/woman playing exceptionally well.
While this term is often used internationally to refer to a large establishment where people exchange money for a place to sleep, in Australia this just as commonly refers to a pub that serves ice cold piss, chicken parmigiana and an entire room filled with pokies.
Friend 1: Yeah I asked if Bazza was gonna have another piss-up soon but he said he was in the sh*t with the coppers after the last one. Might be a while before we hear from him again.
Short for kangaroo, but has taken on a life of its own with a multitude of meanings including: Australian currency, the way someone squats like a roo when taking a sh*t, and the nickname for prominent afl player John (and now Josh) Kennedy.
Not to be confused with a dark den that houses witches and other ungainly creatures, this is a slang term for an attention-grabbing youth, particularly one who is outlandishly dressed and oozing unwarranted confidence bordering on arrogance.
Bazza tried to gain the upper-hand in his class rep election by hosting a severely cooked pissup, however he laid an egg when his opponent in the election rocked up with 5 kegs of VB and a carton of Winnie Blues optimum crush compared to the measly, singular 6-pack of Great Northern provided by Bazz.
And thank f*ck for that. This phrase is used to strongly suggest the task that is being set out to do will not be impeded by any tomfoolery with the plethora of creepy-crawleys that reside in Australia. Here to get the job done and not muck about.
This derogatory term essentially means the same thing as bogan with a less encompassing definition. An ocker is usually working-class, employs curses in every sentence and speaks in a sprawling Aussie accent. Bit rough around the edges. Straya mate.
Someone who scurries around, popping out of crevices and from underneath drawers on the hunt for someone to have sex with. A human being who resembles a rat by being perhaps too liberal with their sexual encounters.
Seriously, and I mean seriously, not to be mistaken with the form of underwear that leaves normally bashful cheeks free to the world. Thongs are used when going to the beach, or when going to a piss-up by the pool in summer.
Relaxed way of agreeing to do something. Similar to no wukkas, implies whatever task or arrangements made will be done joyfully, and most likely, with a Coopers in one hand and a winnie blue in the other.
This term refers to going for a walk, usually in the Outback, for an undetermined amount of time in an unknown location. Not recommended unless you fancy getting into a boxing match with a kangaroo or warding off snakes with a thong. 2b1af7f3a8