It took two years of work, but Eric Sherman and his employees at Bang Zoom! Entertainment have brought Japan's beloved blue robotic cat Doraemon to TV screens across the United States.

With a 20-minute pilot and 26 episodes lined up, America was treated to its first taste of the show Monday afternoon when the cartoon debuted on cable channel Disney XD. It airs at 12:30 p.m. every weekday throughout the summer.

The anime, based on manga drawn by Fujiko F. Fujio, has aired in 35 nations worldwide, mainly in Asia and Europe, but those broadcasts used the Japanese version of the show dubbed or subtitled in the local language.