Samurai Pizza Cats is an American animated television adaptation of the anime series Kyatto Ninden Teyandee (Cat Ninja Legend Teyandee), produced by Tatsunoko Productions and Sotsu Agency. The series originally aired in Japan on TV Tokyo from February 1, 1990 to February 12, 1991 for a total of 54 episodes. Saban Entertainment picked up the North American rights to the series in 1991 and produced a 52-episode English adaption. The English version of the series first aired in 1993 on YTV in Canada and in 1996 in the United States on first-run syndication. The series was broadcast on Australian television on the weekday Network Seven morning kid's wrapper programme Agro's Cartoon Connection from April 1992. A repeat run occurred in the same time slot in early 1994.