The New Archies

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The New Archies
The New Archies.jpg
Starring J. Michael Roncetti
Michael Fantini
Lisa Coristine
Alyson Court
Sunny Besen Thrasher
Victor Erdos
Colin Waterman
Marvin Goldhar
Linda Sorenson
Country of origin USA
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 14
Production
Running time 30 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Original run September 12, 1987 – December 12, 1987

The New Archies is a children's television cartoon, based upon the long-running Archie comic books and characters. The series, produced by DIC Entertainment and originally airing on NBC, re-imagined Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, Reggie Mantle, and the other teenage students of Riverdale High School as pre-teens in junior high.[1] Fourteen episodes of the show were produced, which all aired during the show's first and only season in 1987 and were repeated in 1989. A short-lived Archie Comics series was produced bearing the same title and set in the same universe as the animated series. Reruns of the series ran on YTV from 1988 to 1995 in Canada, on The Family Channel's Saturday morning lineup, 1991 to 1993 and on Toon Disney from 1998 to 2002.

In this series, Veronica speaks like a valley girl. However, in previous animated cartoons and the radio show, she had a southern accent. Dilton Doiley was replaced as the "intellectual" character by an African American named Eugene. Eugene's girlfriend Amani was another addition to the cast. Archie also gained a dog, Red.

Cast[edit]

  • J. Michael Roncetti as Archie Andrews
  • Lisa Coristine as Betty Cooper
  • Alyson Court as Veronica Lodge
  • Sunny Besen Thrasher as Reggie Mantle
  • Michael Fantini as Jughead Jones
  • Rex Hagon as Hot Dog
  • Marvin Goldhar as Mr. Weatherbee
  • Colin Waterman as Eugene
  • Greg Swanson as Coach
  • Karen Burthwright as Amani
  • Victor Erdos as Big Moose
  • Jazzmin Lausanne as Big Ethel
  • Linda Sorenson as Miss Grundy

DVD release[edit]

DHX Media (the current owners of the Cookie Jar Entertainment/DiC library) currently has no plans to release the animated show on DVD at this time.

Episodes[edit]

  • 01 - The Visitor / Ballot Box Blues
  • 02 - The Last Laugh / Thief! (Of Hearts)
  • 03 - I Got To Be Me, Or Is It You? / Sir Jughead Jones
  • 04 - The Awful Truth / Jughead Predicts
  • 05 - Future Shock / Stealing The Show
  • 06 - Hamburger Helpers / Goodbye Ms. Grundy
  • 07 - Red To The Rescue / Jughead The Jinx
  • 08 - Telegraph, Telephone, Tell Reggie / Wooden It Be Loverly
  • 09 - I Was A 12 Year Old Werewolf / The Prince Of Riverdale
  • 10 - Loose Lips Stops Slips / A Change Of Minds
  • 11 - Incredible Shrinking Archie / Gunk For Gold
  • 12 - Jughead's Millions / Making Of Mr. Richteous
  • 13 - Take My Butler, Please / Horray For Hollywood
  • 14 - Got Hair?/ Teenage Birthday party

References[edit]

  1. ^ CHARLES SOLOMON (1987-10-09). "Kidvid Reviews : Cartoon Debuts Are All Drawn Out - Los Angeles Times". Articles.latimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 

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