Beethoven (TV series)

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Beethoven
Genre Animation
Comedy
Created by Amy Holden Jones
Edmond Dantès (characters)
Developed by Paul Germain
Joe Ansolabehere
Jonathan Greenberg
Creative director(s) Victoria Jenson
Voices of Joel Murray
Dean Jones
Kath Soucie
Nicholle Tom
J.D. Daniels
Francesca Smith
Composer(s) Christopher Neal Nelson
Michael Tavera
William Anderson
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Production
Executive producer(s) Joe Medjuck
Michael C. Gross
Ivan Reitman
Producer(s) Paul Germain
Roy Allen Smith
Production company(s) Universal Cartoon Studios
Northern Lights Entertainment
Distributor NBC Universal Television Distribution
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Audio format CBS Stereosound
Original run September 10 – December 3, 1994 (1994-12-03)

Beethoven is an animated sitcom, loosely based on the 1992 motion picture of the same name. The series was produced by Northern Lights Entertainment, Universal Animation Studios, and Universal Television, and aired for one season (1994–1995) on CBS, with 26 fifteen-minute episodes produced.

Premise[edit]

Beethoven is a dog, who was first discovered by Emily Newton in her bedroom one morning. All the family are soon introduced to the St. Bernard; however Newton family father George has his moments with Beethoven, who ends up into different mishaps time after time. When not with the Newton family, Beethoven interacts with his puppies, or with animals outside of the house.

Unlike the movie, Beethoven talked, at least among the other animals; incidentally he would also talk in the 2011 direct-to-video film, Beethoven's Christmas Adventure. The same plot was used in another animated series Free Willy, where the main character also talked.

Availability[edit]

Universal and Goodtimes released episodes of the show on VHS. As of May 2, 2010, Universal has not announced any plans to release the show on DVD and/or Blu-ray until 2014, although the episodes are currently available to view on YouTube.

Episode list[edit]

  1. Good Old George – September 10, 1994
  2. The Pound – September 10, 1994
  3. Dog Dreams – September 17, 1994
  4. The Good, the Bad and the Poodle – September 17, 1994
  5. The Experiment – September 24, 1994
  6. The Incredibly Pointless Journey – September 24, 1994
  7. The Guard Dog – October 1, 1994
  8. Mr. Huggs' Wild Ride – October 1, 1994
  9. Cat Fight – October 8, 1994
  10. The Kindergarten Caper – October 8, 1994
  11. The Gopher Who Would Be King – October 15, 1994
  12. Pet Psychiatrist – October 15, 1994
  13. Cyrano de Beethoven – October 22, 1994
  14. The Mailman Cometh – October 22, 1994
  15. A Cat Named Rover – October 29, 1994
  16. The Dog Must Diet – October 29, 1994
  17. The Mighty Cone-Dog – November 5, 1994
  18. Car Trouble – November 5, 1994
  19. Puppy Time – November 12, 1994
  20. The Morning Paper – November 12, 1994
  21. The Big One – November 19, 1994
  22. Fleas! – November 19, 1994
  23. Scent of a Mutt – November 26, 1994
  24. Down on the Farm – November 26, 1994
  25. Trash Island – December 3, 1994
  26. The Long Weekend – December 3, 1994

Cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

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