Tutenstein Cartoon Show
Discovery and NBC are bringing you quality cartoons. And by quality we mean fun, totally crazy, animated adventures, dude! We've already introduced ya to Kenny the Shark, but now it's time to get in tune with Ancient Egypt! Tutenstein is a funky cartoon - and we've got some fun facts about the show!
If ya know anything about Acient Egypt, you know they were big on mummies - and not the kind you give flowers to every May. Ancient Egyptians mummified everything from cats to kings. Tutenstein is the mummified body of an Egyptian king, brought back to life. Tutenstein was King Tut-Ankh-Amen, better known as King Tut. King Tut died when he was 18 years old, but in the Tutenstein cartoon he's 10 and he's been brought back to life after a lightening bolt hit his sarcophagus.
Tutenstein The Undead Mummy-Boy
Being a 10 year-old king might totally rock, but being an undead mummy king has its drawbacks. Tutenstein is kinda clueless when it comes to life in the 21st Century. He still thinks he's ruler of the world and that makes him a lil' full of himself. Tutenstein wants to spend every day in the lap of luxury, being pampered 24-7, which isn't an easy feat when you're living in a stuffy old museum.
Meet Luxor, Cleo and The Gang!
Tutenstein doesn't just wander around the museum by his lonesome; he's got lots of peeps to make his life interesting. Luxor is his right-hand man... err.. cat. Luxor was just a regular old feline until Tutenstein came back to life. Then, Luxor gains the power of speech and reveals he's from a long line of cats born to protect the Pharaohs. Luxor believes that Tutenstein is King of the World and he does everything his furry butt can to advise the king and keep him outta trouble. Cleo Carter is the one responsible for Tutenstein's rebirth. She's a tough cookie who, like Luxor, is trying to keep Tutenstein's existence off the radar. Besides those two, there's also a jumpy security guard Walter, fame-hog professor Horace Behdety and Cleo's mentor, Dr. Roxanne Vanderwheele.
Tutentstein and the Big Bad Set
Egyptian legend says that Set was a bad dude who threw his brother Osiris, the first King of Egypt, into the Nile. Osiris' son sent Set to the underworld, where he became a god of chaos. Tutenstein's revival opened up a gate into the underworld and now Set is bent on stealing Tutenstein's Sceptor of Was (his symbol of power) and rule the world himself. Gulp!
Egyptian Legend - Did U Know?
- Royal mummies, like that of King Tut, are held in ancient royal Sarcophagi. (Sarcophagi are like really pretty coffins with the faces of the dead royalty painted on them).
- On his sarcophagus, King Tut holds a crook and flail. They are symbols of his rule.
- Tutenstein wants a pyramid built in his honor, just like they used to be built when his ancestors ruled Egypt.