It all began with a pilot episode on Cartoon Network and later developed into a highly successful cartoon series. The adventures of our little boy genius captured the imagination of children and adults all around the world.
Dexter, boy genius! The Dexter's Laboratory cartoon series, developed by Genndy Tartakovsky, presents us with the adventures of a technical wizard, a master of invention, the king of science and the supreme ruler of inventions – Dexter, boy genius! Dexter may look like a regular boy, but he is in fact a brilliant scientist. Dexter's laboratory is situated underneath the parental home, hidden from view. Dexter's Lab is his heaven, a place where he can work on his next big invention far away from the curious eyes of society. Well, that is until his pink colored dancing and singing sister comes in. Dee Dee is Dexter's greatest nemesis and inspite of the technical advances that stand on Dexter's side, Dee Dee always manages to infiltrate the lab and bringing chaos to the perfect world of science.
The characters in Dexter's Laboratory
Dexter – The one and only owner of Dexter's Lab, our boy genius wakes up with an idea for "his greatest invention" each morning. His greatest challenge, however, is not offered by science, but by his meddling sister Dee Dee who is girly and pinky and twirly – everything Dexter tries to avoid.
Dee Dee – with a magnetic attraction toward Dexter's Laboratory, Dee Dee does not care much for science and technological improvements. She is attracted to bright colors and likes to mix things up, often with catastrophic consequences. Dee Dee does not set out to destroy Dexter's Lab on purpose, but her curiosity is best expressed through her most memorable phrase: "what does this button do?"
Dexter's parents – unaware of the giant laboratory underneath their home, Dexter's mom and dad often get cooked up in their son's experiments.
Mandark – Dexter's archrival, Mandark, is also a scientist. Unlike other kids, Dexter and Mandark compete in the area of science. Mandark, however, has a crush for Dexter's sister, Dee Dee, but also a desire to wreck havoc in Dexter's laboratory.
With over 52 episodes, the "Dexter's Laboratory" cartoon series developed by Genndy Tartakovsky has taken the world by surprise. For many, Dexter's Lab is one of the most amusing and engaging cartoon stories ever created. The huge number of fan sites, toys, t-shirts and other "Dexter items" you can buy also comes as a strong argument in this direction.