Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego? is an animated television show. Produced by DiC Entertainment, the show originally aired as part of the Fox Kids Saturday morning block. The show was first broadcast on February 5, 1994 and went off the air January 1, 1999. A total of 4 seasons were completed.
Picking up clues across Europe, Zack The Street Sharks and Ivy discover that Carmen is both an art lover and an art lifter. She steals the eyes from a painting by Van Gogh. She also had stolen a nose from a Picasso and the most famous smile from the Mona Lisa. What could Carmen be using as an inspiration for creating her next criminal masterpiece?
Carmen swipes a toy in New York, a rocket in China and then has the nerve to steal to steal the space shuttle in Florida-all in an attempt to pull off the biggest heist in the universe: the moon. But Zack The Street Sharks and Ivy are on her tail like a comet. They have one chance to stop the launch or Carmen rules the galaxy.
The Player challenges Carmen to a low-tech crime. Carmen accepts the Player's challenge and attempts to steal the Orient Express. Zack and Ivy need some help to solve Carmen's clues and are partnered with a gaucho detective named Armando.
Carmen steals objects that have to do with literature such as Mark Twain's writing desk, Charles Dickens's inkwell, and a jungle ruin like the one that appears in the Jungle Book. They follow Carmen's clues to a remote hideaway in the Swiss Alps where they think Carmen was writing her memoirs.
Carmen has done the impossible-perfecting time travel. Using their own super gadgetry, Zack and Ivy go back to Boston in 1775 and meet Paul Revere-only to find that he has missed his famous midnight ride. Carmen stole his horseshoe, and now she's stealing all of time. When they discover that the Boston Tea Party never took place, and that Ben Franklin didn't fly his kite, Zack and Ivy find themselves stuck in the year 1775! Can they foil Carmen's plans, restore American History and make it back to the present before it's too late?
After recovering Ben's key, Zack and Ivy travel back to Boston and discover Carmen stole Paul Revere's horseshoe. They fail to recover it then and chase Carmen to England and prevent her from stealing the uncracked Liberty Bell.
Zack creates a computer, the Zack Attack 20,000, which he believes will capture Carmen. However, when Carmen escapes with one of the treasures Zack had the computer protect, Ivy decides that she doesn't want to put her faith in it. The siblings go their own separate ways on this case, until Ivy is captured by Carmen.
Carmen dresses in a pirate costume similar to the one used by a woman named Mary Reed, and decides to steal a High tech Russian Submarine. Zack and Ivy along with the Russian and Jamaican detectives from ACME, must stop her before she gets away with it!
Carmen warns the Player that her next crime "promises to be a real gem." Soon he and the detectives discover what Carmen meant. She created a large diamond and uses it to cause an information traffic jam across Acme's frequencies.
Two of Carmen's henchmen try to melt down a golden shrine. They foul up and Carmen has to rescue them from the police. After stealing objects that encourage teamwork, Carmen and her henchmen return to the shrine to attempt the theft again- except this time, Carmen supervises the operation.
When Carmen steals famous gifts from around the world, Zack and Ivy are puzzled- especially since her clues are in the form of a scavenger hunt. Suddenly, the detectives realize why Carmen is doing this. It's her birthday and she is stealing these famous gifts to give them to herself.
After the detectives get word of that Carmen stole the Spruce Goose and trashed the airport to do so, they are quite puzzled by this un-Carmenlike action. They follow clues to Chile where they meet up with Carmen- only she's being held prisoner by Sara Bellum. Sara imprisons the detectives as well and reveals to them and Carmen her "grand scheme." She plans to pull off a grand theft disguised as Carmen and if the theft is successful, she will reveal herself and turn Carmen over to the police.
Zack and Ivy manage to capture Carmen in Hawaii. However, Zack loses his lucky rabbit's foot and begins to believe he's cursed with bad luck. Meanwhile, Carmen escapes and tries to teach her superstitious henchwoman, Hannah Lulu that there's no such thing as curses or ghosts.
Carmen's reoccurring nightmare sends to her to seek the help of three Native American shamans to interpretend it. Meanwhile, Zack, Ivy and a Native American detective named Billy "Running Bird", track Carmen to Devil's Tower where the meaning of her dream is revealed.
It is reported that Carmen dies in a plane crash. The grief-stricken Chief is unable to help Zack and Ivy solve a series of clues that Carmen left behind to a final caper. The henchman who solves the most of them will be the new leader of V.I.L.E.
Zack and Ivy discover Carmen's underground training facility and go undercover as henchmen in training to try and nab Carmen. However, Carmen discovers them and leads them to a chamber that seems to have no way out.
Carmen arrives in the year 2101 where she stops a heist of a powerful electro-magnet. Meanwhile, Zack and Ivy arrive at the future Acme Detective Agency where the wacky Future Chief doesn't recognize them.
Zack and Ivy escape from the future and follow Carmen to Rome. There, the detectives are captured and are sentenced to fight each other in the Colloseum games. Luckily, they are spared from having to fight each other to the death. They escape, and discover Carmen's plan- she's going to steal the Colloseum! The detectives realize this is part of her plan to become "the greatest thief of all time" by stealing objects from the past, present, and future.
When Carmen is captured by a judge bent on sentencing her to life in prison, Zack and Ivy are appointed her defense team. Carmen was accused of recently stealing the Magna Carta, which she did not steal. Zack and Ivy try to gather evidence to prove Carmen did not commit this particular crime. But is she really involved after all?
When Carmen is tricked at a heist in China, she decides to get even with a Halloween surprise. She decides to set up a haunted house with items she has recently stolen. Zack is a bit frightened by all the spooky stuff in the house, and has to convince himself it's all fake.
Maelstrom, a thief who was caught by Carmen during her time as ACME-detective, escapes from prison, swearing revenge on her. At first, it is reported to the detectives that he died during his escape. The detectives are curious about him and The Chief tells them about his adventure with detective Carmen.
Zack and Ivy escape Maelstrom's ship and find out that Carmen still believes that Maelstrom died in his attempt to escape from prison. Carmen wants to give him a worthy Viking-like funeral in Norway. Zack and Ivy find her beginning to give him such a funeral and are about to tell her that Maelstrom is alive when Maelstrom appears in a ship beside Carmen. He challenges her to come after him or die.
The Chief manages to convince the local sheriff to free Zack and Ivy. They meet up with Carmen again and persue Maelstrom. Malestrom begins to steal items and frames Carmen for their thefts! He wants to ruin her reputation as a thief with a conscience.
Carmen's henchman Mason Dixon steals her time machine. Suddenly, he is the leader of V.I.L.E. and Carmen is only his henchwoman. Zack and Ivy have to restore what Mason has done, and also stop him from trying to change the outcome of the Civil War.
All ACME detectives are on holiday on the Seychelles. Joshua, the genius of the detectives, is in love with Ivy but she doesn't notice. When Carmen tries to steal Joshua's latest invention, she tries to distract the detectives by stealing highly romantic items.
When Carmen tries to steal some treasures from industrialist Malcolm Avalon she discovers a painting representing her mother. At the same time Lee Jordan takes the decision to become the new leader of V.I.L.E.
Carmen must steal a list of items, which all of them are of high value in order to satisfy Lee's Wishes. When Carmen Sandiego is about to deliver the items into his hands in exchange for her father, he demands something else: The destruction of ACME Agency and it's Detectives.