{"title":"Rubik, The Amazing Cube","dateDebut":"1983","dateEnd":"1984","description":"Rubik, the Amazing Cube is a Saturday morning cartoon that aired from September 10, 1983 to September 1, 1984 in the United States, produced by Ruby-Spears Productions. The program, broadcast as part of The Pac-Man\/Rubik, the Amazing Cube Hour block on ABC, featured a magic Rubik\u2019s Cube named Rubik who could fly through the air and had other special powers. Rubik could only come alive when the colored squares on his sides had been matched up.\n\nRubik had fallen out of the stagecoach of an evil magician, who became the main villain of the series. Rubik helped 3 siblings\u2014Carlos, Lisa, and Reynaldo Rodriguez\u2014in foiling the magician\u2019s attempts to recover Rubik. Once, Rubik was recovered by a detective who was a relative of the magician, but then decided the children should keep Rubik as the magician would use him for evil and selfish purposes.\n\nOutside of the evil magician, episodes usually dealt with more normal adversaries, such as when the eldest son had run afoul of a bully who had thwarted his efforts to gain a potential girlfriend, while at the same time the bully was making himself appear decent to the girl. Rubik worked in secret to expose the bully\u2019s true brutal personality in front of the girl.\n\nFor dramatic purposes, the cube was easily fully scrambled (such as by being dropped or grabbed by the family dog) and usually solved quickly by the Rodriguez children, although in stressful circumstances it took them longer.","leadImageMedUrl":"http:\/\/distro-1.retrojunk.com\/secure\/e4a4fc5b997fb01e52e537fe5ccd561ed807cfd017976c5978e1f0ab82dfec12fa67d8\/image\/f54_da4902cb0b.jpg"}