Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A botched lab experiment in Pop Swellhead's shop on the planet Baloona has transformed five teenagers into buoyant superheroes. "Hubba, hubba, we're made of rubbah!" declared Baloonatiks Flator, Squeeker, Airhead, Bouncer and Stretch as they journey to Planet Earth, there to do battle against their arch enemy, the Needler. This time the bad guy has outdone his previous perfidies by (gasp!) kidnapping Santa Claus. An unexpected treat on the FOX network's standard Saturday-morning cartoon schedule, The Balloonatiks: "Christmas Without a Claus" was inspired by the comic books of Anthony Diloia and produced by Animagic. The 30-minute cartoon special first aired on December 14, 1996.