- The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
Title card. Left to right: Monroe, Juniper and Ray-Ray.
Genre Animated series, Adventure, Action, Fantasy, comedy, Created by Judd Winick Directed by Frank Squillace Voices of Lara Jill Miller
Opening theme You Can't Stop the Girl by Copeland Ending theme You Can't Stop the Girl Instrumental Country of origin United States Language(s) English No. of seasons 3 No. of episodes 40 (List of episodes) Production Running time 22 minutes Production company(s) Cartoon Network Studios Broadcast Original channel Cartoon Network (USA)
Original run May 30, 2005– April 9, 2007
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee was an American animated television series, created by Judd Winick and produced by Cartoon Network Studios. The show premiered on Cartoon Network on May 30, 2005. The series ended on April 9, 2007. A DVD was released for season 1 on August 17, 2011 in region 4 and has been released on iTunes.
- 1 Premise
- 2 Inspiration
- 3 Main characters
- 4 Supporting characters
- 5 Episodes
- 6 Principal Voice Actors
- 7 Crew
- 8 Awards and Records
- 9 References
- 10 External links
The series centers on the life of a pre-teen girl, named Juniper Lee, who lives in Orchid Bay City. Based on Winick's adopted hometown of San Francisco, California, the city is a hub for magical activity and is filled with various monsters and demons, both good and evil. The magic and human worlds have been separated by a magical barrier, known as "The Veil," which prevents ordinary humans from seeing any magic-related events or the creatures related to them. Juniper has recently been made the new Te Xuan Ze, the protector and the keeper of the balance between the human and magic worlds. To accomplish her task, she has been magically enhanced, making her far stronger and faster than ordinary humans. She can also use various kinds of magic to assist her. Maintaining the balance often interferes with her personal life, including her schoolwork and her social life, but she always manages to keep everything flowing. The show has a fairly campy and light-hearted take on the genre, often makes fun of itself, and rarely seems to take itself seriously.
Interviewer: We’ve touched on just about everything else, so hit us with the high concept. Sum up the show for us… Judd: I’m sounding like a broken record, but it's kind of like Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets The Simpsons. That's the simplest way to put it. At the end of the day, it's about a little girl who fights monsters. There's a rather massive backstory to the whole thing, which really provides a spine to build from. I've only tapped into it a little in the show, but for me, knowing it's there is important. The show needs a spine, and needs a place to work from...
Juniper "June" Lee
Juniper Lee (voiced by Lara Jill Miller) is the main character of the series. This eleven-year-old Chinese-American girl lives in Orchid Bay City, and is the current Te Xuan Ze. Juniper is relatively uneducated in the world of magic, mostly relying on brute force, a real talent for insults, and the advice of her grandmother, Ah-Mah, and her enchanted dog, Monroe, to defeat her foes. She has long black hair, and after she inherits the powers of the Te Xuan Ze, a lock of hair on the left side changes to pure white from root to end (Juniper's grandmother Jasmine, the former Te Xuan Ze, has the same stripe in her hair) and Juniper later dyes this reddish-pink. The juniper flower symbolizes protection, referring to Juniper's role as the Te Xuan Ze, protecting others. She wishes to go to astronaut camp, but cannot because she can't leave Orchid Bay City while she is the Te Xuan Ze. She has a hopeful romance with Marcus.
Jasmine Lee, or "Ah-Mah" (Chinese: 阿嬤; pinyin: Ā-mā; literally "grandma", voiced by Amy Hill) as Juniper calls her, is Juniper's grandmother, and the previous Te Xuan Ze. Many in the magical world consider her to be the greatest Te Xuan Ze ever. Calm and deliberate in most respects but crude and tough when she needs to be, the 69-year-old gives June advice on dealing with the magical community and their expectations of her, and assists her when she is in serious trouble. As of the "Monster Con" episode, Ah-Mah was shown to still possess a significant amount of magically-enhanced speed and strength, though her stamina and durability are severely diminished (in comparison to her granddaughter who has superhuman strength) to the point of being unable to stand unassisted after two to three minutes of combat (this is because of her old age). This supports her assertion in the first episode - that it was no longer her place to act as Te Xuan Ze - and is pragmatic, in the sense that it prevents June from shirking her responsibilities. In "Little Big Mah", she claims that she knows about 26 different styles of hand-to-hand combat, and that she hasn't been to China for 40 years (as Roxanne: "I haven't been to China in 40 years! Uh, I mean weeks. For weeks."). When she was young, she dyed the white streak in her hair purple.
Ray Ray Lee
Ray Ray Lee (voiced by Kath Soucie) is Juniper's hyperactive eight-year-old little brother. Like Juniper, Ray Ray can see through the magic barrier, though this is not a naturally-occurring ability. In the episodes after "Star Quality", he is occasionally seen watching monster TV. When Juniper first gained her powers, a group of demons attempted to drain her powers. Ray Ray unwittingly intervened, causing some of her powers to transfer to him, as seen in "Adventures in Babysitting". Whether or not he'll gain other powers similar to hers remains to be seen, as Ah-Mah has implied that he may over time.
He is hyperactive and careless, and often gets himself into trouble when dealing with the magic world. Ray Ray is often over-eager in regards to the magic world, finding every single event involving it, no matter how bad or ominous, to be "cooool." A recurring joke about him is that asks if he has ever run out of energy, where someone would say, "but there's always a first time." He also has a sibling rivalry relationship with Juniper, although it is often seen that he cares for her deeply. Since episode "Feets too big", he has a crush on Lila, the Sasquatch. In the episodes after "O Brother, What Art Thou?", Ray Ray is a homunculus, his mind having been transferred to an artificial body after accidentally mutating his original body into a massive monster by ingesting the growth potion that was supposed to make a giant grow back to his proper size. In "Meet the Parent", Monroe states that Ray Ray has a bladder control problem, though this has never been confirmed, save in "The World According to LARP" when Juniper said that he wet his pants on the jungle gym once, and again in "Dream Date" where he has trouble making it to the bathroom after drinking punch. Since he is very young still, it is probable he will outgrow these tendencies. In "Te Xuan Me", where after Juniper was erased from knowledge he took up being the Te Xuan Ze, and being particularly skilled at his position, even earning Monroe's praise. However, after everything was set back to normal, Ray Ray started to study in magic spells as a way to help his sister in future battles.
Monroe Connery Boyd Carlyle McGregor Scott V (Monroe for short, voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) is an enchanted pug that speaks with a Scottish accent and sounds similar to the eponymous ogre of the movie Shrek. He is quite educated in the world of magic, having been alive for several centuries and assisting each Te Xuan Ze for nearly that entire time. Despite his knowledge, his ability to actually use magic or magical devices is fairly limited, due to his lack of grasping hands or opposable thumbs (according to Ray Ray, he uses this as an excuse for everything). Monroe has been magically enhanced, allowing him to be understood by those who can see through the magic barrier. Anyone else listening to him will only hear barking. He is also lactose intolerant.
Dennis (voiced by Alexander Polinsky) is Juniper's sixteen-year-old brother. Unlike his siblings, he is unable to see through the magic barrier, unless he wears a special talisman. Despite this, Dennis is a hardcore fantasy enthusiast, doing regular larping sessions with his friends. This interest makes other people, particularly Monroe and Ray Ray, taunt him about his love life (or lack thereof). Often very moody and sullen, Dennis has very little interest in the activities of his younger siblings, whom he usually tries to ignore as much as possible, although his rivalry with June and Ray Ray has gotten weaker in Season 3. Dennis often watches television over at Ah-Mah's. More than little is known about his relationship with Ah-Mah as relevant by the comment: Ah-Mah: Hello, Dennis, sweetheart, how are you doing. Dennis: Fine. 'long awkward pause' Ah-Mah: the T.V.'s in the den. Dennis: I know where it is.
In spite of this, the Lee siblings have a garage band together, called the Short Angry Freuds (each sibling chose one word). Because he plays bass, June says that nobody notices him, implying that he is the least important member of the group. However, he is a decent musician. The band is originally from Winick's comic strip Frumpy the Clown. Dennis is Monroe's favorite, as in Adventures in Babysitting, when he said: Monroe: That boy has spunk. Ah-Mah: Spunk, is that what they call children who watch T.V. all day? Spunk?.
Dennis seems to have a crush on Jody, as hinted by "Dream Date", often trying to 'act cool' whenever he sees her. In "Sealed with a Fist," Dennis had built up an immunity to the memory-erasing goblin dust, so June revealed to him about the magical world and her secret life. At the end of the episode, Monroe was ready to erase Dennis' memory with an Amnesio stone, but June said not to, figuring it might be good to have Dennis in on the secret. Monroe has noted that Dennis is actually better with magic than June due to his constant role-playing, which was based on real magic. He enjoys video games, and would like to own a pet snake as seen in "Meet the Parent".
One of Juniper's best friends, Jody Irwin (voiced by Colleen O'Shaughnessey) is the smartest girl in school, and the best cheerleader. She has an extremely bright and cheerful personality, and is the type of person who most likely won't misbehave and will always stick close to her friends. She always does her best to look at the bright side of life, rarely becoming upset about anything, though she is distressed by June's lack of punctuality and tendency to disappear occasionally. Two major exceptions being the disproportionate amount of attention her parents pay to her sister Rachael (leading to extreme, if not humorous, anger) and being thoroughly personally attacked during her run for Class President in "Citizen June" (leading to a sobbing fit once she was in relative privacy). She also seems to suspect about June and magic more than Ophelia and Roger, as seen in "Every Witch Way But Loose" at the end of which she witnessed June's acrobatic skills. Due to Rachael's bat mitzvah ceremony in episode "There's no Mitzvah Like Snow Mitzvah", it's strongly hinted that Jody and her family have Jewish descendance. A running gag seen is that she overly prepares for anything, being buying many different sunscreen for different parts of her body, to when the meteor was passing by, she stocked piled on food just in case the meteor would crash into the Earth (which ironically it did).
Another of Juniper's best friends. Ophelia Ramírez (voiced by Candi Milo), is a glum and deadpan Mexican-American punk rocker/goth girl who would not be caught wearing, listening to, or even associating with anything mainstream. She even calls her evil clone "a poser" during the ending credits of "Picture Day". As we learned in "Magic Takes A Holiday" and "Take My Life, Please", she will go out of character if need be. Being from a Mexican-American family, Ophelia can speak fluent Spanish. Ophelia seems to be emotionless, but in "Take My Life, Please", "Who's your daddy", and "Make Me Up Before You Go-Go", she laughs a little, and in "The Kids Stay in the Picture" she actually cried because she told June that she is her best friend but has no idea why because June is always running away (because of being the Te Xuan Ze). Ophelia's natural hair color is blonde (which is odd for her heritage), but she dyes it pink and violet. One of her other friends, Roger, according to her, is a dork, and in "Enter Sandman" she wouldn't let him stay for the sleep over, and in that episode, she has a dream sequence with him in a happy pink setting that she refers to as "A nightmare". When choosing whether or not to go out on a date with Roger, she comments that she'd rather put her head in a bucket of cockroaches instead, as seen in "Dream Date". In "Citizen June", she seems to be very close to Jody, as seen when she commented on how happy she looks and again when she stood up to Melissa O'Malley after seeing Jody cry during her speech while June was finding the Vindolf Hobgoblin, and as a result of her speech, she (unwittingly) becomes elected for class president after earning more votes than Juniper or Melissa. In general, Ophelia has an unfriendly attitude on the outside, but on the inside she is a great friend, as she stands up for her friends. She finds Jody and Roger to be annoying, but as she said in "Citizen June", keep your friends close and your stupid friends even closer. Roger has a hinted crush on Ophelia in the 1st and 2nd season, and the same perhaps goes for Ophelia, except, she hasn't admitted it yet although Ophelia does show that she cares about Roger.
Roger Radcliffe (voiced by Tara Strong) is the type of English-American person who tries to follow every trend and stay cool, only to achieve the exact opposite result. In Episode "Take my life, Please" it is learned that he comes from a wealthy family, and his parents somewhat and cluelessly take his jokes as being funny and amusing. Despite this, he is a somewhat lovable and yet annoying at the same time. In "Magic Takes A Holiday", when Juniper was kidnapped by Dimitri the Terrible, who wasn't observing Edipan, a magic holiday, Roger had to fill in as the title character Jack instead of his original character of the Village Idiot during the production of Stalk: The Rocksical and, according to Ophelia, was "good".
Along with being handsome and popular, Marcus Conner (voiced by Phil LaMarr) is one cool African-American boy. Juniper has a big crush on him, although she won't admit it. Despite being part of the in-crowd, Marcus is friends with everyone and often looks out for Juniper. He never gets caught up in his popularity and is always laid-back. As we see in "Enter Sandman", it was Juniper's dream to marry Marcus, after getting advice from Ah-Mah saying she had to fall asleep in order to go into the dream realm without being a visitor. His last name is first mentioned in "Meet the Parent".
Michael and Barbara Lee
Michael Lee (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) and his wife Barbara (voiced by Candi Milo) are the parents of Juniper, Ray Ray, and Dennis. Michael is Jasmine's only child, and was supposed to wind up being the Te Xuan Ze after Ah-Mah; however, the trait skipped him and ended up with Juniper instead. Michael works with Mr. Radcliffe; his occupation is unknown. His wife, Barbara is a kind and caring mother. She will not, however, tolerate academic problems. Like her husband, she can't see magic or enchanted beings. She loves her children and will discipline them occasionally. One example is in "Monster in My Backyard" when she said: Oh and if Ray Ray blows up another potato in the microwave, he's grounded until he's 30.
Ms. Gomez (voiced by Candi Milo) is a Mexican-American teacher at Juniper's school. While it's never shown, Ray Ray mentions in the episode "The World According to L.A.R.P." that he once accidentally turned her into a rhinoceros; he still thinks she was happier that way.
William (voiced by Martin Jarvis) is Monroe's father, who previously served as the assistant to the Te Xuan Ze, and constantly teases Monroe about his weight. Although being a dog, he has a short beard. He seems more proud of his Scottish ancestry than Monroe, as he is seen wearing a kilt and tam o'shanter.
Melissa O'Malley (voiced by Tara Strong) is Juniper's Irish-American school diva rival who is jealous of June because June has a boyfriend (Marcus) and she doesn't which is why she plans on breaking June and Marcus apart so that she can steal Marcus from June. She is accompanied by two girls who help her with her plans against June and her friends, the girls' names are unknown.
Cletus and Gus
Lila (voiced by Tara Strong) is the only Bigfoot. She is significantly smarter and bigger than other Sasquatch. She likes movies. Ray Ray is also seen to have a crush on her (even when she was hairy). In "Make Me Up Before You Go-Go", Lila claims herself to be an herbivore, although she was shown to have fangs when she got angry at Jody's sister Rachel. She helped June find her and Roger's parents (whom were captured by a lost Bigfoot named Charlie Paulsen), as well as helping her defeat a Brown Back Mountain Troll and returning a mountain lion's cubs to their mother. Later on, Monroe uses an Exfoliax Charm to remove most of her excess hair so that she could pass for human. She enrolls at Juniper's school to learn more about humans. She has super strength, reflexes on a par with Juniper's, and knows a ton about surviving and grooming skills in the woods, which as a cover states her parents were forest rangers. For some reason she is completely absent after "Make me up before you go-go" only to return in the final episode. She may be based on Roxie, another Sasquatch disguised as a human from Judd Winick's comic book series Adventures of Barry Ween, Boy Genius; this along with many similar incidences between the two when trying to adapt to human life, most noticeably trying to carry a mountain of books in their bag.
Short for Heroes Against Terrible Evildoers, H.A.T.E. is a superhero group whose members include:
- Knight Possum (voiced by S. Scott Bullock) - A human hero who wears a possum pelt and has possum-themed gadgets. He is similar to Batman.
- Grease Monkey (voiced by Alexander Polinsky) - A monkey that wears a jumpsuit and hat, and he can release motor oil.
- Sky Rider (voiced by Phil LaMarr) - A hero who rides on his sky board. He is based on Static with some additional elements of Silver Surfer.
- Felicia Fitness (voiced by Lara Jill Miller) - A heroine who fights evil with fitness-based weapons such as the jump rope and barbells.
- The Big Red Cheese (voiced by Alexander Polinsky) - A crimson shape-shifting wedge of cheese. "The Big Red Cheese" is also a nickname for the DC Comics superhero Captain Marvel.
- Fish Monger (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - An aquatic hero based on Aquaman, only with short crab legs, which makes him unstable on land.
They were brought to life by Dennis to help Juniper and Boomfist fight L.O.V.E.
Juniper Lee has fought various threats to the human and magical world. Here are some of the known enemies of Juniper Lee:
- Auntie Roon (voiced by Susan Silo) - She is an evil demon witch that rides a Spanish-speaking fish (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui). Her primary attack method consists on her magic scepter with a green spiked orb on its top, which fires magic projectiles and can be "reloaded" in the same fashion of a pump-action shotgun. She debuted in the episode "Ding Dong, the Witch Ain't Dead". Banished for eight centuries by the Te Xuan Ze of that time, she was unbanished by the unlikely cooperation of a 10th-level Warlock, a Pus Goblin, and an Antelope Snake. Upon her return, she attempted to conquer the world. Learning of the magic barrier from the warlock, she lifted it. Her magic proved too powerful for Juniper to defeat alone. She was helped by Monroe and Ah-Mah, who banished the witch once more and then reversed time one day to remove any trace of the magic barrier being lifted by summoning the Magical Elders. At the end of the episode at Banishment Court, Auntie Roon and her associates were sentenced by a magical judge to be banished to a farm. Auntie Roon escaped again in the episode "Every Witch Way But Loose", and transformed Juniper into a huge monster to use her power to destroy 3 magic stones that keep the magical veil up, she was beaten and June was returned to normal and banished the witch once more and June then reversed the damage using a spell to remove any trace of the magic barrier being lifted. She is currently banished to a cave, along with the 2 biker demons from "Not In My Backyard."
- Cordoth the Conqueror (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) - Cordoth the Conqueror is a dangerous demon who was banished by magical humans. In order to be freed, magical humans were needed. His daughter accomplished this by cloning Juniper in the episode "Picture Day". During his banishment, Cordath had let himself go, making him a relatively useless demon. It is presumed that Juniper re-banished him shortly after he was freed. He was later seen with his daughter in Barandom within the movie theatre where his daughter constantly tries to get him to go on a diet. Cordoth is voiced by Carlos Alazraqui.
- Cordoth's Daughter (voiced by Jessica Walter) - Her real name is unknown. Cordoth's daughter plotted to capture Juniper and use her powers to free her father. By cloning Juniper, she was able to accomplish that. Once her father was freed, she discovered that he had let himself go, having little else to do but eat during his banishment. It was later revealed that she was imprisoned in the realm of Barandom (which was located in a movie screen in an old theatre) where she plots to bring 500 kids into that realm so that she can be free again. When June ended up there, she used her powers to change the setting to the theme of any movie (ex. western, jungle, outer space). She was defeated once more.
- Dimitri the Terrible (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) - An Arctic giant that doesn't observe the magical holiday Ephidan, Dimitri kidnaps Juniper in the episode "Magic Takes A Holiday" to take revenge on her for defeating some of his henchmen. He isn't too crazy for Labor Day, jumbo movie theater popcorn tubs, or cheese, either.
- H.A.M' - Humans for the Abolishment of Magic is a racist organization (worse than the vicious KKK) that, as the name suggests, seeks to destroy magic. They are well-versed in the ways of magic and have developed technology that allow them to battle magical creatures. They also wear crystals that let them see through the magic barrier. They are very similar to the Huntsclan of the Disney animated series American Dragon Jake Long.
- Lex Luthor' (voiced by Clancy Brown) - The leader of H.A.M. who was named by the fans and cast credits after Superman villain Lex Luthor because he was called that by June. He once wanted to study and learn magic, until there was an accident that gave him the scared face he has now and caused him to dedicate his life to destroying magic (as seen in "A Helping H.A.M.").
- Jean-Claude (voiced by Daran Norris) - Jean-Claude is a character reminiscent of Gaston from Disney's 1991 animated film version of Beauty and the Beast. He was a former member of the Elders who was banished after he turned into a traitor by trying to take over the human world. Jean-Claude is portrayed as a suave debonair gentleman with a French accent, and according to Juniper, he also talks too much. He seems to quite understand the roles of hero and villain, and has never showed any disgust with his defeats. Once, he trapped everyone attending Jodi's sister Rachel's Bat-Mitzvah, including Juniper, in a snow globe in order to take over Orchid Bay. He eventually got away after Juniper defeated his monster hitman using water which was the monster's one and only weakness. Outside of that, he has two female contract killers by his side.
- Jean-Claude's Groupies (voiced by Cynthia Songé and Katherine Soucie) - Two girls who assist Jean-Claude.
- Kai Yee (voiced by James Sie) - 200 years ago, Kai Yee was the greatest Te Xuan Ze that ever lived. No demon could stop him, and he held them back at a time where war seemed inevitable. However, Kai Yee became a traitor in the pursuit of power. Not wanting to fight anymore, he attempted to steal the power of the Magical Elders. He failed, and was turned into a statue as punishment. Centuries later, the statue was stolen from Jasmine Lee's house by DaPheetes (a monster-run shoe company that makes sneakers for female monsters). One of its employees intended to use Kai Yee to literally destroy their competition. Of course, Kai Yee was far too powerful for them to contain, escaping with little trouble. Fearing that Kai Yee might try to corrupt Juniper, and moreover that June would not be able to resist his attempts, Jasmine locks her and Ray Ray up so she can fight him alone. When that fails after Kai Yee steals the Sword of the Elders (which resembles a ninja sword), she admits that she needs Juniper's help and the two of them confront Kai Yee in the realm where the source of the Te Xuan Ze's power, the Orb of the Elders, is kept hidden. After an intense battle, Juniper uses the magic in the environment to give her a power boost, just enough to take control of the fight, and get Kai Yee into position to be turned back into a statue. Ah-Mah took revenge on the DaPheetes by sending a prank gift for stealing the statue of Kai Yee.
- L.O.V.E. - In the Boomfist comics, L.O.V.E. (short for Legion of Villainous Evildoers) is a villain group made up of Boomfist's archenemies:
- Dr. Termino (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - An alien criminal genius with a huge head and a third eye.
- Man-Gorilla & Professor Eek (voiced by Phil LaMarr) - An English-speaking gorilla in a suit and a small human scientist who talks like a monkey and rides on Man-Gorilla's shoulder. Man-Gorilla is a parody of the numerous primate villains from DC comics, such as Gorilla Grodd, Monsieur Mallah, Gorilla Boss, and Ultra-Humanite.
- Colonel Cold (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) - A villain who can control ice and snow. He's a parody of Captain Cold with the powers of Iceman.
- Laundromax (voiced by Kath Soucie) - A female robot with a washing machine on her chest.
- Wrongness (voiced by S. Scott Bullock) - Wrongness is a floating head who is able to control any body he connects himself to at the neck, as well as fire lasers from his eyes. He and Boomfist were accidentally brought out of the comics by a monster that Juniper was fighting. He and Boomfist were later sent back to the comics by Juniper. Wrongness was accidentally released by Dennis alongside the rest of L.O.V.E.
- Loki (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - Loki, the shape-shifting Norse Trickster-God, appeared in "New Trickster in Town" when Juniper accidentally banished the Trulekian Trolls who had been making sure he couldn't escape. With the seal weakening, he was able to take over Terry the Trickster and begin playing pranks on Orchid Bay during April Fools' Day. By drawing on the considerable magic essence centered in Orchid Bay, he was able to break the seal and escape. Free of his prison, he was able to transform the town into a twisted nightmare of its former self. When Juniper realized this, he challenged her to play on the game show "Let's Save Humanity!" for the fate of the city. The entire game was a ruse, but Juniper was playing for time until Monroe could bring a staff that could summon Thor, his brother. Thor was able to unbanish the Trulekian Trolls and seal him up again. He appears again in "Who's Your Daddy" with his son Taylor Evermore.
- Taylor Evermore (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - Son of Loki. Taylor poses as a muscular new student at Juniper's school where he earned the hearts of every girl due to his good looks. He encouraged June to not hold back and really try to beat Melissa and the other girls at sports. Taylor began to fall for June and hesitated trapping June in his father's prison as Loki ordered. Once there, Taylor turned on his father and then sent himself and his father's cage to a void where they now stay. Since he's the son of Loki, this makes Taylor a demigod.
- Maret (voiced by Phil LaMarr) - Maret is the Grand Archdemon of the Sixth Plain, seen in the episode "The World According To LARP". He had Paradas demon henchmen that were helping him look for the Goblet of Nestir, which bestows its owner with incredible powers. In a plot to have the Paradas demons capture Juniper's little brother and get the goblet from her, they inadvertently captured her older brother Dennis by mistake. Maret eventually gained the goblet, but Juniper punched it out of his stomach after he devoured it.
- Mitch the Enchanted Rhinoceros (voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) - He is the property caretaker of Sweetland and knows exactly the way to the Ancient Ones who last stopped the war between the Easter Bunny and the Chickens who laid the Easter Eggs. It was revealed that he started the latest war so he can become the new Easter mascot and leave kids with AA Batteries and socks, but however, his so called "nefarious conspiracy" was thwarted thanks to Juniper.
- Nester (voiced by Clancy Brown) - Nester is the leader of a trio of demons who were trying to find and destroy the next person destined to become the Te Xuan Ze, thus ending the Te Xuan Ze line permanently. Their actions only ending up triggering Juniper's dormant powers. Through an attempted spell to drain her power, they inadvertently transferred some of it to Ray Ray when he intervened. Juniper was able to hold them back for a time, but was eventually caught. Luckily, Ah-Mah arrived to finish the job, knocking Nester into the ocean.
- Skeeter Khommen-Getiti (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - A mummified pharaoh revived by a cult, Skeeter is not a typical mummy. Instead of attacking humans, trying to become fully human again, or trying to rule the world as typical mummies would, he instead opened up a waffle and rib restaurant and used zombies as cheap labor. Ray Ray and Monroe stopped his plans by unionizing the zombies. He was then returned to his former, unanimated state by Juniper. Khommen-Getit had been a chief architect instructor in his former life, and had an aqueduct built during that time. The aqueduct broke later on and flooded a part of a town. Skeeter would later appear somehow reanimated and selling an anti-bat otter kit in "Welcome Bat Otter." This time, Skeeter was eaten by the Bat Otter.
- Stephen the Sandman (voiced by Daran Norris) - Steven the Sandman is responsible for making people sleep and first appeared in "Enter Sandman". He has been described as being a "big wuss" by Ah Mah. Tired of the Dream Realm (a world created from the dreams of humans), this Sandman tried to escape it by enslaving the residents of Orchid Bay in their dreams. He then forced them to construct a portal in the dream world that would allow him to enter the real world. Juniper defeated him in and Steven ended up in the dream of a man who was stuck on an island. Steven returned in the episode "Dream Date", where he tried to return to the Dream Realm out of vengeance, but accidentally caused some troubles to Juniper who thought that Steven was trying to accomplish his nefarious plans again, but in the end of episode, she helped him to find a portal to the Dream Realm.
The Life and Times of Juniper Lee features a wide array of magical characters, most of which only appear in specific episodes. A few are recurring, but those few contribute very little overall, usually only appearing to deliver a warning or for comedic effect.
Principal Voice Actors
- Carlos Alazraqui - Monroe, Michael Lee, Cordoth the Conqueror, Darnock Demon, Colonel Cold
- Amy Hill - Jasmine Lee
- Phil LaMarr - Marcus Conner, Maret, Freddy, Sky Rider, Man-Gorilla
- Lara Jill Miller - Juniper Lee, Felicia Fitness
- Candi Milo - Ophelia Ramírez, Barbara Lee, Mrs. Gomez
- Colleen O'Shaughnessey - Jody Irwin, Pus Goblin, Margie
- Alexander Polinsky - Dennis Lee, Gilron, Grease Monkey, Big Red Cheese
- Kath Soucie - Ray Ray, Gigi, Jean-Claude's Groupie, Laundromax
- Tara Strong - Roger Radcliffe, Melissa O'Malley, Lila Sasquatch, Antelope Snake
- Dee Bradley Baker - Gus, Racatan, Barasafer, Mitch the Enchanted Rhino, Taylor Evermore, Boomfist, Fishmonger, Dr. Termino
- Jeff Bennett - Cletus, Viking of Kragnarok, Skeeter Khommen-Gettit, Loki
- Clancy Brown - Lex Luthor, Nestor
- S. Scott Bullock - Thor, Monotuke, King Agatorius, Wrongness, Knight Possum
- James Hong -
- Martin Jarvis - William
- Maurice LaMarche - Dimitri the Terrible
- Scotch Ellis Loring - Viking of Kragnarok
- Jane Lynch - Madame Rothchild
- Pat Musick - Eloise
- Daran Norris - Steven the Sandman, Jean-Claude
- Rob Paulsen - 10th Level Warlock
- Pete Sepenuk - Viking of Kragnarok
- James Sie - Kai Yee
- Susan Silo - Auntie Roo
- Cynthia Songé - Jean-Claude's Groupie
- Rip Taylor -
- Jessica Walter - Cordoth's Daughter
- Billy West - Terry the Trickster
- Adam Wylie -
- Gwendoline Yeo -
Awards and Records
- 2006 "Outstanding Voice Actress" Lara Jill Miller (Voice of Juniper Lee)
- ^ Brady, Matt (2005-05-27). "JUDD WINICK TALKS JUNIPER LEE". Newsarama. http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?threadid=34655. Retrieved 2007-03-14.
- The Life and Times of Juniper Lee at the Internet Movie Database
- The Life and Times of Juniper Lee at TV.com
Cartoon Network Regions
- Arab World
- Central & Eastern Europe
- China (on demand)
- Europe, Middle East and Africa
- Latin America and Brazil
- Nordic (Scandinavia)
- Russia and Southeastern Europe
- Southeast Asia
- United Kingdom and Ireland
Cartoon Network Studios
- Codename: Kids Next Door
- Courage the Cowardly Dog
- Cow and Chicken
- Dexter's Laboratory
- Ed, Edd n Eddy
- Evil Con Carne
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy
- Grim & Evil
- I Am Weasel
- Johnny Bravo
- Mike, Lu & Og
- The Powerpuff Girls
- Sheep in the Big City
- Time Squad
- Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?
- What a Cartoon!
Productions by other companiesLive-action series
- Adventure Time
- Ben 10
- Ben 10: Alien Force
- Ben 10: Ultimate Alien
- Camp Lazlo
- The Cartoonstitute
- Class of 3000
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
- Generator Rex
- The Life and Times of Juniper Lee
- The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack
- Megas XLR
- My Gym Partner's a Monkey
- Regular Show
- Samurai Jack
- Secret Mountain Fort Awesome
- Squirrel Boy
- Sym-Bionic Titan
- Star Wars: Clone Wars
- Transformers Animated
- Out of Jimmy's Head
- The Problem Solverz
Co-productionsEuropeanNorth American Made-for-TV films
- Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip (1999)
- The Flintstones: On the Rocks (2001)
- Party Wagon (2004)
- Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation Z.E.R.O. (2006)
- Re-Animated (2006)
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure (2007)
- The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Wrath of the Spider Queen (2007)
- Ben 10: Secret of the Omnitrix (2007)
- Ben 10: Race Against Time (2007)
- Codename: Kids Next Door: Operation: I.N.T.E.R.V.I.E.W.S. (2008)
- Underfist: Halloween Bash (2008)
- Ed, Edd n Eddy's Big Picture Show (2009)
- Ben 10: Alien Swarm (2009)
- Firebreather (2010)
- Level Up (2011)
- The Powerpuff Girls Movie (2002)
- Cartoon Network: Block Party
- Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion
- Cartoon Network Racing
- Cartoon Network Speedway
- Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall
- Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: Imagination Invaders
- Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law
- Ben 10: Alien Force
- Ben 10: Protector of Earth
- The Powerpuff Girls: Bad Mojo Jojo
- The Powerpuff Girls: Paint the Townsville Green
- The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-traction
- The Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage
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