- Beetlejuice (TV series)
The show's title card, depicting Lydia Deetz (left) and Beetlejuice (right)
Genre Black Comedy
Created by Tim Burton Developed by Nelvana
The Geffen Film Company
Directed by Robin Budd Voices of Stephen Ouimette
Theme music composer Danny Elfman Opening theme "Beetlejuice Title Theme" by Danny Elfman Ending theme "Beetlejuice Ending Theme" by Danny Elfman Composer(s) Tom Szczesniak Country of origin Canada
Language(s) English No. of seasons 4 No. of episodes 94 (109 segments) (List of episodes) Production Executive producer(s) David Geffen
Producer(s) Michael Hirsh
Clive A. Smith
Running time 22 minutes Broadcast Original channel ABC (1989–1991)
Fox (Fox Kids) (1991-1992)
Original run September 9, 1989 – May 7, 1992
Beetlejuice is an American-Canadian animated television series which ran from September 9, 1989 to May 7, 1992 on ABC and, later on, on Fox. Loosely based on the 1988 homonymous film of the same name, it was developed and executive-produced by the film's director, Tim Burton. The series focus on the life of Goth girl Lydia Deetz and her undead friend Beetlejuice as they explore the Neitherworld, a wacky afterlife realm inhabited by monsters, ghosts, ghouls and zombies. Danny Elfman's theme for the film was arranged for the cartoon by Elfman himself.
Differences between the animated series and live-action film
The premise of the animated series was greatly changed from the film, to the point where one only superficially resembled the other. In the film, Beetlejuice was the antagonist, who ended up nearly marrying a disgusted Lydia; in the series, they are best friends, and Lydia, something of a social misfit in the living world, frequently visits him in the afterlife during her free time. The Maitlands, the most significant characters in the film, are nowhere to be found in the series. And unlike the mind-numbing bureaucracy that is in the movie, the afterlife was converted into "the Neitherworld", a bizarre and humorous parody of the living world, with the fact of it being the afterlife only rarely mentioned, and the living world was referred to once or twice as "the Outerworld" (or as "the Otherworld").
Also in the series the title character is spelled Beetlejuice whereas in the film it is spelled Betelgeuse.
Another difference is in the series, the town where the Deetzes lived is called "Peaceful Pines", instead of "Winter River" as it is called in the movie. However, in the episode "Critter Sitters", Lydia (who is singing "Day-O/The Banana Boat Song", which is the same song used in the movie when the Maitlands tried to scare the Deetzes out of their home during the dinner scene) rides through the bridge the Maitlands crashed off, and lives in the same exact house (the remodeled version after the Deetzes moved in). Besides the absence of Adam & Barbara Maitland, other significant characters absent from the series include Otho, Delia's interior designer, and Juno, the afterlife caseworker. Furthermore, there is no mention of the Handbook for the Recently Deceased or the model of the town Adam built. Also, unlike the movie Lydia's parents have no idea of Beetlejuice's existence.
However, Beetlejuice uses two of his lines from the film so often they have become catchphrases. One is "It's showtime", often yelled triumphantly. The other is "Save that guy for later" (in the film, referring to a piece of phlegm he would hocked into his jacket pocket; in the series, usually to a bug, which he'd frequently eat. This was done off-screen, with an echoing crunch, usually grossing out Lydia or whoever happened to be at hand).
Episodes generally centered on the ghostly con-man Beetlejuice, his best (and only true) friend Lydia, and their adventures together in both the Neitherworld and the "real world", a fictional New England town called Peaceful Pines ("Winter River" in the film).
Beetlejuice's core character, that of a ghostly con artist, remained fundamentally the same as in the original movie, but was considerably softened, from maliciousness to pranksterism; nor, in the series, did he display the rampant lechery he did in the film, only occasionally embracing (or being embraced by) Lydia as between good friends. Although he had been seen ogling particularly gorgeous ghouls from time to time.
Lydia's character is portrayed as an upbeat goth girl who likes "weird" things from spiders to sloppy horror movies. As in the film, Lydia could summon Beetlejuice out of the Neitherworld (or go there herself) by calling his name three times, sometimes as part of a set chant:
- "Though I know I should be wary,
- Still I venture someplace scary;
- Ghostly hauntings I turn loose ...
- Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice!"
Occasionally, there are other effects from that chant, such as Lydia's room changing to a gothic castle. On a few occasions, other people and ghosts went to the Neitherworld or the living world, either when Lydia takes them with her by chanting Beetlejuice's name, or presumably through a door that connects Lydia's and Beetlejuice's homes.
In only a very few episodes is Lydia not present, those being wholly escapades of Beetlejuice in the Neitherworld.
The series' humor relied heavily on sight gags, wordplay, and allusiveness. Many episodes, especially towards the end of the run, were parodies of famous films, books, and TV shows.
The episode "Brides of Funkenstein" was based on an idea submitted by a then-teenage girl, who was a fan of the show.
Throughout the series, Beetlejuice would often try to scam residents of the Neitherworld—and, sometimes, the "real world" as well (Lydia's parents were occasional unwitting victims of his pranks) -- by various means, from "baby-sitting" (in which he literally sits on the grotesque Neitherworld babies) to trying to beat them in an auto race. Some humor also comes from Beetlejuice's fear of Sandworms. This was hinted at in a single line of dialog in the movie but was much expanded on in the series.
The series was a breakout hit for ABC in its initial season, and later became one of the first animated series to air on FOX's weekday afternoon children's lineup. This led to a situation whereby Beetlejuice was being seen Monday through Friday on FOX while still remaining on ABC's Saturday morning schedule, making it one of the few shows in American television history to be aired concurrently on two different broadcast networks. Beetlejuice has aired in re-runs on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network (where the movie aired), and will air on Warner Bros. and AOL's new broadband internet channel Toontopia TV. The series aired on Teletoon Retro in Canada from fall 2009 until June 2011.
Home video release
Warner Bros. released most of the first season of the show on 6 video-cassettes by December 21, 1993.
On September 16, 2008, 3 episodes ("A-ha", "Skeletons in the Closet", and "Spooky Boo-Tique") were released serving as bonus features on the Beetlejuice 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition DVD. As of 2009, this is the only DVD release of the series and no plans for a full DVD release of the series have yet been announced.
Beetlejuice - the main and title character of the show. Beetlejuice (often addressed as just "Beej" or "BJ" by Lydia) is able to change shape, transform and conjure objects, teleport, and perform other feats of magic, although his powers can be reduced by various circumstances, such as encounters with Sandworms (despite the fact that he has enough power to subdue them with ease) or when his head becomes separated from his body. At times he must pause to think of exactly how to use his powers to escape a precarious situation unscathed. His name derives from the star Betelgeuse, which -- ironically enough, given Beetlejuice's love of foul odors and "armpit music" -- the armpit of the constellation Orion.
Due to what is later described in the series as his "juice" (his inborn source of magic), whenever Beetlejuice utters aloud a figure of speech, he or his surroundings change to act on the pun (for example, if he says he is tired, he will transform into a tire; if he says he is flat broke, he transforms into a flat disc that falls to the ground and shatters; on one occasion, in reference to his own power, he declares "This literal translation stuff slays me!" and giant letters reading "Literal Translation Stuff" then fall from the sky to crush him). Almost all of his transformations maintain the black-and-white striped pattern he wears on his suit, although sometimes the stripes are coloured depending on the transformation.
Though many Neitherworld denizens have some magic, it is Beetlejuice's greatly superior power (no real cause for it is ever given) that affords him the title—albeit mostly self-asserted—of "The Ghost With The Most," (another line borrowed from the movie), in fact, in multiple occasions Beetlejuice was able to effortless subdue a number of supernatural beings, and his dis-corporeal, self-sentient brain once claims that Beetlejuice's power is more than enough to conquer the whole Neitherworld. Because of that power, almost everyone in the Neitherworld is fair game for his pranks, though no more so than he himself, since he is not immune to careless use of his power; for example, he was once tricked by his enemies into saying "I'm coming apart at the seams!" which caused him to break into several pieces, with which his enemies then stole and scattered to different places in the Neitherworld, rendering him helpless as Beetlejuice can only use his powers when all of his body parts are together. However, with Lydia's help, he soon reassembled himself. Sometimes Beetlejuice will mix up one of his transformations, due to homophone-based confusion (when Lydia told him to turn into a stake to fight off Count Mein, he turned into a flank steak).
At times, various of his body parts (including his feet and his entire torso) manifested minds of their own, independent of Beetlejuice's control, with his brain and even his entire Squeletical system having abandoning him once. Beetlejuice's main pastime is pulling various pranks on the other denizens of the Neitherworld such as Jacques, Ginger, The Monster Across the Street, Poopsie, the Mayor and in the Living World it is Lydia's rival Claire Brewster, Lydia's parents or sometimes Lydia herself. In the episode "Scary Fools Day", Beetlejuice and Lydia had a Scare War with each of them playing pranks on each other throughout the episode. Lydia only succeeded in scaring Beetlejuice once with the prank that his mother was coming to stay with him for a month, but Beetlejuice successfully pranked Lydia at least four times using his much more effective powers. These pranks included popping out of her desk drawer as a jack-in-the-box, pretending to shred her school essay, disguising himself as Claire Brewster who would be staying with her while her parents were on a six month holiday and using a sock puppet and a lamp to create the illusion of a Sandworm. Beetlejuice's pranks on many seem to cause them great embarrassment or damage, but for Lydia however, his pranks are only done to tease her, not to cause harm which shows his care for her. Lydia in fact, seems to be the only person who has any control over Beetlejuice. He even said in one episode he would do anything for her, and she in turn reciprocates his feelings.
Beetlejuice is also constantly coming up with get-rich-quick con schemes to get money, as he dreads having to get a job, and in later episodes (particularly in the second half of the fourth season), Beetlejuice greediness becomes so intense that he starts to overlook his friends and family, and even when Lydia openly scolds him, Beetlejuice shows unbelievable reluctance or unwillingness to give up of his schemes. His favourite foods are insects of various types, especially beetles, and worms. In one episode however, he gets a job as a scarecrow on a beetle farm. When he finally gets his chance to eat the beetles one is cheering his name in admiration and Beetlejuice, overcome with guilt finds he cannot eat them. Acts like this prove that Beetlejuice has more of a heart than he likes to think. Beetlejuice also loves causing mayhem in the Neitherworld and being filthy, and this last makes Beetlejuice have a pathological and psychotic hatred of bath (at one point, when Poopsie once waters him (Beetlejuice) with a hose, Beetlejuice went berserk with fury and nearly killed Poopsie). Despite this cynical and childish attitude, Beetlejuice prove to be a profound and insightful person, frequently reciting quotes of philosophical and humanitarian importance (but of course, Beetlejuice rarely follow his own lessons and lectures).
The things he hates include Sandworms, cleanliness, and anything "cute". He expresses his likes and dislikes via variations on a single catchphrase, as in "Nerd humour...you know I love it!" or "Sandworms...you know I hate 'em!"
Beetlejuice's origins are rather fuzzy. On one hand, he frequently claims to be dead, a ghost (having died centuries before—though his references are often hundreds of years apart), which implies a prior life in the "real world". Yet some episodes show his parents residing in the Neitherworld, and it is apparently there that he was born to and raised by them: there are, for example, photos of him in the Neitherworld as a baby—showing him with his stock ghostly complexion and bizarre snake-like tongue—and tales of his youth already manifesting his trademark personality. One possible explanation may relate to his saying something about his parents "making him feel like a kid again" and being unsure how to fix it without his growing up all over again; another is that continuity was not a key importance in the series. More likely, the creators probably changed it to avoid scaring off viewers; in the original opening, he is shown leaving his grave as a corpse. Later airings featured new animation of him producing stripes on his clothes.
A number of times, Beetlejuice interacted with Lydia's parents in the "real world" of Peaceful Pines, always under the name of "Mr. Beetleman", and in a couple of instances, he performed a gender change on himself to become a teenage girl about Lydia's age, as "Mr. Beetleman's" relative "Betty Juice".
Lydia Deetz - a goth girl in her preteens at the start of the series, (she was in the seventh grade) and early teens later in the series, (at one point she expressly states that she is 14). Lydia is established as being a creative, bright, sharp, yet eccentric young girl, but otherwise Lydia's unique outlook on life makes her stand out from most of the other school-girls, which leaves her feeling out of place and alone in the real world, finding it difficult to fit in well with most of her classmates—leading her to frequently visit and seek out reassurence with her closest best friend, Beetlejuice, in the Neitherworld, where she is accepted and loved for who she is as a person.
Lydia is an amateur, but nonetheless, talented photographer, entomologist, seamstress, and sketch artist with an innate affinity and love for all things gross, scary, weird and macabre, and who celebrates all that is (in the words of her film incarnation) 'strange and unusual'. Despite her love of all things 'strange and unusual', Lydia is also a positive, well-mannered, friendly and patient girl, (being best friends with Beetlejuice is a testament towards Lydia's saint-like patience.) And aside from also being emotionally mature for her age (given what her best friend and her parents are like), Lydia can be accredited as being very responsible for a girl in her age group. Lydia is also shown to be a naturalist, shown to feel very strongly about environmental issues, (in Spooky Tree Lydia cut school and chained herself to a tree in protest of the workmen who were about to chop it down). She has also shown that she is extremely gifted with anything mechanical, and understands a lot about cars (she knew what to do to build Doomie, while Beetlejuice did not know very much, such as what a carburetor is).
In the series, Lydia attends "Miss Shannon's School for Girls" and is in seventh grade. Lydia is Beetlejuice's best friend; in the events of the pilot episode, Critter Sitters, both she and Beetlejuice have already known each other for a year, as they are celebrating their first anniversary of friendship. Beetlejuice frequently addresses her as "Lyds" or "Babes" rather than "Lydia" though he does use her full name from time to time, like when he is scared, amused, or worried about her. For example: in "Worm Welcome" when Beetlejuice found out that "Worm Your Way" deodorant, causes baby Sandworms to go crazy, he was scared Lydia would be eaten by the baby Sandworm thus in turn, makes himself shout her name. Lydia knows how to summon Beetlejuice to her presence, or make her own way to his: by calling his name aloud three times. (Occasionally she is shown making use of a longer, more elaborate ritual to bring him out of the Neitherworld or send herself into it, but that seems not to be a necessity.) Unlike Beetlejuice himself, Lydia is almost universally loved by the Neitherworld cast of the show.
In the pilot episode, Critter Sitters, she is shown summoning him through the longer ritual; as part of the ritual, the colour of her clothing changes, possibly merely by her choice. (Her invariable Neitherworld costume—unless she is in disguise—is a full-length red spiderweb-patterned poncho worn over a black, form-fitting body suit.) She is not the only person capable of summoning Beetlejuice—apparently the calling of his name would work for anyone (in one episode, Claire Brewster summons him accidentally)--but Lydia is the only person he will heed (because she is his friend, not because she summons him). Having found herself a kindred spirit in Beetlejuice, Lydia looks up to Beetlejuice in certain ways; admiring his outrageous sense of humour, as she would constantly be seen laughing at his jokes or gags. In one episode Beetlejuice lent Lydia his funny bone so she could be funny as part of a school show. But without his funny bone, Beetlejuice became much more serious and normal, this change in him even disappoints Jacques and Ginger. When Beetlejuice gets his funny bone back however, he becomes his abnormal self again much to Lydia's delight as she hugs him.
In some respects Lydia sometimes has been seen virtually parenting Beetlejuice. It is frequently made clear that Beetlejuice's dedication to her is a source of Lydia's own self-confidence. Although most of Beetlejuice's antics are motivated by self-amusement rather than malice, he can become genuinely hostile if Lydia is threatened. Meanwhile, any who might conceivably threaten their relationship (such as Prince Vince) are the objects of Beetlejuice's profound jealousy and resentment. In one episode, it is learned that Beetlejuice actually has a working shrine to Lydia in his mind. Lydia never shows any romantic interest in anyone else except Prince Vince, and that quickly turns into a straight-out friendship. She has hugged Beetlejuice a few times (if in a sisterly manner), and frequently goes on dates with him (such as to movies)--always, of course, in the Neitherworld. Also, when she was inside Beetlejuice's head, she gave a donation towards the maintenance of his shrine to her. Her main hobbies, aside from photographing every sort of strange thing, hanging out with Beetlejuice, drawing, includes watching horror movies and customising dolls into famous horror movie characters and monsters, reading literary classics such the collective works of writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King and others.
- Charles Deetz - Lydia's father, a nervous man who likes quiet activity and calm. One of his favourite hobbies is ornithology, which he seems to be very fond of, and he also likes baseball. Charles is allergic to dogs. He is often the victim of Beetlejuice's continuous pranks and mischieves. Despite this, Beetlejuice is sort of oddly fond of him, probably because he is one of the few people who is always falling for his pranks, usually when Beetlejuice is in his "real-world" guise of "Mr. Beetleman".
- Delia Deetz - In the film, she was Lydia's stepmother, but the cartoon appears to present her as Lydia's actual biological mother; Lydia refers to her as "Mother" or "Mom", instead of using her first name as in the film. Her relationship with Lydia is somehow a close relationship, although sometimes, both of them do not agree in some issues. Due to her eccentric/airheaded/yuppie nature, Delia is not easily frightened, unlike her husband. Being a surrealistic artist, she mistakenly thinks that the frightening things she experiences are part of something else. Her weird art is often rejected by living people, but is very popular in the Neitherworld. Delia wants Lydia to give up scary stuff and focus on cute stuff.
- Percy - Lydia's pet cat, an animal so high-strung that he makes Charles look relaxed. Considering the amount of torment that Beetlejuice puts Percy through, this is not really surprising. Although Percy is most times a victim of Beetlejuice's pranks, he sometimes manages to take revenge on him, in more than one way.
- Jacques LaLean - A French skeleton bodybuilder (a humorous reference to the fitness guru Jack LaLanne) and neighbor of Beetlejuice. A running gag in the series entails Jacques getting broken into multiple pieces, often thanks to Beetlejuice who will then proceed to call a number of random dogs upon him. In spite of such antics, Jacques actually likes Beetlejuice, and in one episode it is revealed that Beetlejuice likes Jacques despite his vehement pretensions to the contrary. He pursues a dream of becoming a great bodybuilder, a mostly comedic endeavor as he has no muscles, nor a body to devote fitness to, a fact he is very aware of, but regardless, does not take into consideration.
- Ginger - A mediocre tap-dancing spider (another humorous allusion, this to Ginger Rogers). Another of Beetlejuice's neighbors, her act is often ruined by pranks of Beetlejuice. She dreams of someday being a famous tap dancer, and can be very sensitive to cruel pranks. Although she is one of the innocent creatures in the Neitherworld, she has admitted that she stole a few dance steps from other living and dead dancers. Ginger speaks with a New York accent.
- The Monster Across the Street - A tall, hairy monster from the West, who bears a slight resemblance to Gossamer from the Warner Brothers animation studio. He is another neighbor of Beetlejuice. It is no secret that he cannot stand Beetlejuice (Although it is acknowledged by many that he does not really care for anyone), yet refers to Lydia politely as "Miss Lydia", often removing his Stetson hat in her presence. He speaks with an exaggerated western drawl. He resides in a house (suitably across the street from Beetlejuice's roadhouse) that looks like the skull of a giant-sized buffalo. He also has a little nephew called "The Little Monster from Around the Corner", as seen in Goody Two Shoes.
- Poopsie - The Monster's beloved and talented pet dog, one of Beetlejuice's favorite prank victims, and because of this he strongly dislike of him, but he has the same affection towards Lydia that Beetlejuice shares with.
- Doomie - Beetlejuice and Lydia's convertible, neon-green-painted sentient car. Doomie is normally an affable and friendly creature, but due to the abnormal brain Beetlejuice gave him during his construction (ala Frankenstein's monster), Doomie transforms into a vicious "four-wheeled werewolf" type of monster in response to the presence of a Nietherworld dog near him, or to anger, fear, or the danger of his 'passengers', somewhat like a vehicular Jekyll and Hyde (correspondingly, even in his more sedate form he displays subtly dog-like traits such as panting, implying that he fills a pet-like role for Lydia and Beetlejuice). A recurring gag is for Doomie to turn into his "Werewolf stage" to chase Dogs around the Neitherworld, (a flip-switch to dogs chasing cars). In later episodes, he is known to "speak", which is given as the sound of an engine turning over in ignition. It is at these times, Lydia usually plays translator for him, as we understand a more complex, benevolent, and hopelessly romantic side to Doomie, such as when he began courting Mayor Maynot's convertible, Pinky. Beetlejuice makes a point of claiming his ownership over Doomie, and oftentimes demands his loyalty whenever Doomie should contradict him or is needed to aide in Beetlejuice's endeavors. However Beetlejuice can be greatly apathetic to any plight of Doomie's, necessitating Lydia's persuasion to help him.
- Stephen Ouimette - Beetlejuice, Snugglejuice, Posijuice, Negajuice
- Alyson Court - Lydia Deetz
- Elizabeth Hanna - Delia Deetz
- Roger Dunn - Charles Deetz
- Harvey Atkin - Lipscum
- Tara Strong (credited as Tara Charendoff) - Bertha, Claire Brewster, Little Miss Warden
- Len Carlson - The Monster Across the Street, Judge Mental, Barf Birfman, Mayor Maynot, Mr. Juice, Uncle Clyde
- Tabitha St. Germain (as Paulina Gillis) as Prudence
- Keith Knight - Flubbo, Armhold Musclehugger, Chester Slime, Dr. Zigmund Void
- Ron Rubin - Germs Pondscum
- Colin Fox - Dragster of Doom
- Keith Hampshire - Doomie
- Joseph Sherman - Scuzzo the Clown
- David Goldberg[disambiguation needed ] - Fuzzo the Clown
- Stuart Stone - Ramon
- Dan Hennessey - Jesse Germs, Captain Kidder, Bully the Crud
- Peggy Mahon - Mrs. Bugsley, Aunt May
- Susan Roman - Miss Shapen, Percy, Poopsie, Poopette, The Monstress Across the Street, Mrs. Juice
- Richard Binsley - Donnyjuice
- Don Francks - Count Mein, Mr. Big
- Michael Stark - Fleagor
- Charles Kerr - Jacques
- Allan Stewart Coates - Ed
- John Stocker - Mr. Monitor, Bartholomew Batt
- Hadley Kay - Prince Vince
EpisodesMain article: List of Beetlejuice episodes
Much as with the original 1988 film, various merchandise was released for the Beetlejuice animated series in 1990. This included trading cards by Dart, a sticker album and sticker/activity book by Panini, a jigsaw puzzle by Golden, a coloring book, a lunchbox and thermos set, Valentine's, a party centerpiece by Party Creations, a PC game by Hi-Tech Expressions, and six PVC figures available with Burger King Kids' Meals. Kenner, the company behind the Beetlejuice movie action figures, had begun developing figures for the animated series, but the project did not come to fruition (at least one prototype for that ill-fated collection has been showcased online).
- ^ "ABC Adds 'Gummi Bears,' 'Beetlejuice'". The Los Angeles Times. http://articles.latimes.com/1989-04-25/entertainment/ca-1780_1_beetlejuice-bugs-bunny-animated-series. Retrieved 2010-10-19.
- ^ Gagnon, Dawn (September 25, 1991). "'Beetlejuice' Buys A Madawaska Teen's Idea". Bangor Daily News (USA): pp. 17, 18. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=dbFJAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yg4NAAAAIBAJ&pg=5846,2750412. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
- ^ DVD Times - Beetlejuice R1 AE in September
- ^ Damian Inwood. "Pi Theatre, Independent Vancouver Theatre >> The Baroness and the Pig". http://pitheatre.com/the-baroness-and-the-pig/. Retrieved October 30, 2011. "That’s what Vancouver actresses Diane Brown and Tabitha St. Germain do with the delightful black comedy, The Baroness and the Pig. (...) St. Germain – better known to Vancouver audiences as Paulina Gillis – plays the Baroness as a naïve gentlewoman, full of prissy mannerisms and twittering, bird-like movements."
- ^ "Tabitha St. Germain resume". http://www.tabithastgermain.com/uploads/7/4/5/3/7453207/tabithastgermainresume.pdf. Retrieved October 21, 2011. "BEETLEJUICE - Prudence/Ensemble - Nelvana"
- ^ Bickmore, Alex STA: Beetlejuice: Jacque Hardcopy Head ToyArchive.com (June 1, 2004). A Beetlejuice cartoon shirt was released into stores such as Hot Topic for sale in 2008
- Beetlejuice at the Internet Movie Database
- Beetlejuice at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Beetlejuice at TV.com
- The Neitherworld
- Press release detailing Toontopia TV which will feature Beetlejuice
- Beetlejuice at Retro Junk
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Fox Television Entertainment • Saban Entertainment, Inc. • Fox Kids Worldwide Inc.Key figures
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List of programs • Saturday morning cartoon (preview specials) • Weekday cartoon • Modern animation in the United States • 20th Century Fox AnimationSucceeding blocksInternational versionsAustralia • Bulgaria • Russia • UK & Ireland
Live-actionBeverly Hills 90210 (2002-2004, Australia only) • Clueless (2001-2004, Australia only) • Fun House (1990–1991) • Eerie, Indiana (1997–1998) • Eerie, Indiana: The Other Dimension (1998) • Galidor: Defenders of the Outer Dimension (2002) • Ghostwriter (1992) • Goosebumps (1995–1998) • Los Luchadores (2001–2002) • Moolah Beach (2001) • Mowgli: The New Adventures of the Jungle Book (1998) • The New Addams Family (2001, Australia only) • Round the Twist (1997) • So Little Time (2002-2004, Australia only) • 7th Heaven (2003-2004 on Fox8, Australia only) • Young Hercules (1998–1999) • The Zack Files (2001) AdelaideBig Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (1999, 2000–2001) • Godzilla: The Series (1998–2000) • Jackie Chan Adventures (2001-2005, UK only) • Men In Black: The Series (2001, Australia only) BKNKong: The Animated Series (2000) • Roswell Conspiracies: Aliens, Myths and Legends (2000) DICAction Man (2000–2001) • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1991) • Super Dave: Daredevil for Hire (1992–1993) • Swamp Thing (1990-1991) • Where on Earth Is Carmen Sandiego? (1994–1998) DreamWorksAlienators: Evolution Continues (2001–2002) • Toonsylvania (1998–2000) Film RomanBobby's World (1990–1998) • C Bear and Jamal (1996–1997) • The Mr. Potato Head Show (1998-1999) Fox Children's/SabanLife with Louie (1994–1998) • Mad Jack the Pirate (1998-1999) • NASCAR Racers (1999–2001) • Peter Pan and the Pirates (1990–1991) • The Simpsons (2003-2004 on Fox8 Kids, Australia only) • The Tick (1994–1996) • Xyber 9: New Dawn (1999) • Zazoo U (1990–1991) The Fox ClubhouseBudgie the Little Helicopter (1995–1996) • Magic Adventures of Mumfie (1995–1996) • Johnson and Friends (1994–1996) GaumontThe Magician (1999) • Oggy and the Cockroaches (1998) • Space Goofs (1997–1999) Japanese animeCybersix (2000) • Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2000, Season 2) • Digimon Tamers (2001–2002) • Dinozaurs (2000) • Escaflowne (2000) • Flint the Time Detective (2000–2001) Monster Rancher (2000) • Sonic X (2003-2005, UK and Italy only) MarvelAttack of the Killer Tomatoes (1990–1991) • The Avengers: United They Stand (1999–2000) • Dungeons & Dragons (2000) • The Silver Surfer (1998) • Solarman (1992) • Spider-Man (1994–1998) • Spider-Man Unlimited (1999, 2000–2001) • X-Men (1992–1997) NelvanaThe Adventures of Sam & Max: Freelance Police (1996–1997) • Beetlejuice (1991-1992, Season 4 only) • Braceface (2002-2004, Australia, UK, Brazil and Israel only) • Dog City (1992–1994) • Donkey Kong Country (1998) • Eek! Stravaganza (1992–1997) • The Magic School Bus (1994, 1998–2002) • Ned's Newt (1998) • Stickin' Around (1997) Power RangersBig Bad Beetleborgs (1996–1997) • Masked Rider (1995–1996) • Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers (1996) • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993–1995) • The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog (1998–1999) • Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation (1997–1998) • Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999) • Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000) • Power Rangers in Space (1998) • Power Rangers Time Force (2001) • Power Rangers Turbo (1997) • Power Rangers Zeo (1996) • Power Rangers Wild Force (2002) Ruby-SpearsAlvin and the Chipmunks (1992-1993) • Piggsburg Pigs! (1990–1991) TransformersBeast Wars: Transformers (1999) • Beast Machines: Transformers (1999–2001) • Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2001–2002) UniversalThe New Woody Woodpecker Show (1999–2002) • The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (1996–1998) Warner Bros.
Animaniacs (1993–1994) • Batman: The Animated Series (1992–1995) • Batman of the Future (2001, Australia only) • Little Shop (1991) • Merrie Melodies Starring Bugs Bunny & Friends (1992-1994) Taz-Mania (1991-1995) • Tiny Toon Adventures (1992–1995)Droopy, Master Detective (1993–1994) • Dark Water (1991) • Tom & Jerry Kids (1990–1994)
Angela Anaconda (2000) • George of the Jungle (1992) • Little Dracula (1991) • Thunderbirds (1994)Specials, mini-series and feature filmsDefenders of Dynatron City (1992) • The Incredible Crash Dummies (1993) • Red Planet (1994) • Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out (1995) • Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995) • Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) • Digimon: The Movie (2000)Categories:
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