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Genre Education, Variety, Family
Format Stop-Motion Series
Created by John Watkin, Eamon Harrington
Starring Maggie Baird
Veena Bidasha
S. Scott Bullock
Greg Eagles
Arif S. Kinchen
Peter Lurie
Dawn Maxey
Edie McClurg
Michael McShane
Ritchie Montgomery
Alan Schlaifer
John Watkin
Mari Weiss
Danny Wells
Country of Origin Canada
United States
Language(s) English
No. of Seasons 2
No. of Episodes 52 (List of Episodes)
Running Time 22 minutes (approx.)
Production Company(s) Planet Grande Pictures
Cuppa Coffee Animation
HBO Entertainment
Original Channel HBO
First Shown 1999
Original Run February 1, 1999 – April 1, 2000
Status Ended

Crashbox is a short-lived educational stop-motion children's television series that airs on the HBO Family digital cable television channel in the United States and Asia and ran from 1999 to 2000. It aims to educate grade-school children in history, math, vocabulary, and other various subjects.

Crashbox was one of the cornerstone programs for the relaunch of the HBO Family channel in February 1999. Although it has never been released on physical media like DVD or VHS, it still reruns on HBO Family and is found on various streaming services such as HBO Max.


The show takes place in the insides of a game computer where green game cartridges (which are sculpted out of clay) are created and loaded by rusty tin robots- occasionally with short sketches of them "repairing" damaged games. The format of each episode is The Electric Company-esque, with sketches not connecting to each other nor following a sequential plot. Each half-hour episode consists of seven 2-to-5-minute educational games, and occasionally an eighth bonus game.


The series has a total of 52 episodes spread over 2 seasons that were produced around 1998 to 2000.