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|Genre||Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family|
|Directed by||Christopher J. Brough|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||DiC Enterprises|
|Original channel||NBC (1991-1992)
Toon Disney (1998-2002)
|Original run||September 14, 1991 – December 7, 1991|
Wish Kid starring Macaulay Culkin (often referred to simply as Wish Kid) is an animated television series that originally aired on Saturday mornings from September 14, 1991, through July 1992 on NBC, although a few repeats aired from 1998, through 2002 on Toon Disney after that. Produced by DIC Entertainment, the series starred pre-teen movie star Macaulay Culkin.
Nicholas "Nick" McClary (modeled after and voiced by Culkin) owned a baseball glove that had been struck by a miniature shooting star, an event that inexplicably enabled it to magically grant wishes, if punched three times. It was however limited to use only once every week, and each wish would expire relatively shortly after it was cast, often at the most inopportune time possible. Each story — introduced in a live-action prologue by Culkin — revolved around Nick's wishes and the trouble that always seemed to follow. It was up to Nick and others involved to resolve the situation and make things right.
Darryl Singletary was Nick's best friend and the only one in on the secret; he always managed to get tangled up in Nick's adventures. Francis "Frankie" Dutweiler was the neighborhood bully who often antagonized Nick and Darryl. Other characters included Mr. and Mrs. McClary, Nick's parents who were a reporter/photographer and real estate agent, respectively; Nick's older sister, Terry and Nick's younger sister, Katie (voiced by Quinn Culkin) and nosy neighbor Mrs. Opal.
Home video release
A series of videos with Wish Kid episodes was released through 1991 by BMG Kidz, DIC Toon-Time Video and Rincon Children's Entertainment, and the prologue with Macaulay Culkin was deleted. 4 episodes were released in a single DVD compilation, however this DVD is now out of print since 2008.
The original theme song Chantilly Lace is replaced by an instrumental theme due to the song being copyrighted.
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