Itsy Bitsy Spider (TV series)

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The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Genre Adventure
Comedy
Fantasy
Slapstick
Created by Matthew O'Callaghan
Directed by Mike Mitchell
Conrad Vernon
Stephen Anderson
Voices of Francesca Marie Smith
Frank Welker
Matt Frewer
Charlotte Rae
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26 (List of episodes)
Production company(s) Hyperion Animation
Paramount Television
Release
Original network USA Network
Audio format Stereo (1994–1995)
Dolby Surround (1995–1996)
Original release 1994 – 1996

The Itsy Bitsy Spider is an American animated fantasy-comedy television series. It was based on the Itsy Bitsy Spider short film produced by Hyperion Animation. It was broadcast on the USA Network's USA Cartoon Express. The series revolves around a tomboyish little girl named Leslie McGroarty who is befriended by a four-eyed spider named Itsy, and two adversaries, the Exterminator and her teacher Adrienne. The series focuses mainly on the Exterminator's futile attempts to rid the world of the arachnid pest his job calls for. This series features a full half-hour episode, and was used Tex Avery-influence style. The series is rated TV-Y7. The opening song of the series is preceded by the following dialogue:

Leslie: "Hi, my name is Leslie McGroarty, and this is my cute spider friend, Itsy Bitsy."

Characters[edit]

  • Leslie McGroarty (voiced by Francesca Marie Smith) - A cute and playful young city girl with a vivid imagination. Leslie loves things like bicycling, skateboarding, studying karate, bugs, eating candys and something else boyish. She is a tomboy. Leslie has a short black hair. She wears circular shaped glasses, a light blue dress with puffed sleeves and a red belt, white socks and black Mary Jane shoes. Leslie had the magical ability to shrink herself to bug size. She is the main protagonist of the series.
  • Itsy (voiced by Frank Welker) - A harmless country spider. He is Leslie's best friend. Itsy Bitsy is also the main protagonist of the short film. According to an episode, "Miss Muffet Roughs It", Itsy was a baby with his parents, living in his country life. Frank Welker also voices Adrienne's evil orange cat, Langston.
  • Adrienne Van Leydon (voiced by Charlotte Rae) - The main antagonist of the series.
  • George (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas) - Leslie's love interest.

Cast[edit]

Additional voices[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

  • 1. One Flew Over The Spider's Web
  • 2. Itsy Gets Cooking
  • 3. Enter The Spider
  • 4. Troop Itsy
  • 5. Garden Of Itsy
  • 6. The Bug Shops Here
  • 7. Itsy Ships Out
  • 8. Big Top Itsy
  • 9. Downhill Itsy
  • 10. Itsy Does Hollywood
  • 11. Miss Muffet Roughs It
  • 12. Nutcracker Cha-Cha-Cha
  • 13. Basic Insect

Season 2[edit]

  • 1. Spider In Spurs
  • 2. Itsy's Favorite Haunt
  • 3. Code Purple
  • 4. Beach Blanket Spider
  • 5. Big Time Spider
  • 6. Deep Space Spider
  • 7. Short Order Spider
  • 8. Spider Sense
  • 9. It's a Zoo Itsy
  • 10. State Fair Itsy
  • 11. Spider at Work
  • 12. Something Fore Itsy
  • 13. Sugar Coated Spider

Credits[edit]

  • Starring: Francesca Marie Smith (Leslie), Frank Welker (Itsy, Langston), with Charlotte Rae (Adrienne), Matt Frewer, (The Exterminator),
  • Also Starring: Charlie Adler, Benny Grant, Mike Mitchell, Kent Osborne, Ashley Peldon, Liz Sheridan, Conrad Vernon, Harland Williams
  • Executive Creative Consultant: Matt O'Callaghan
  • Music Composed and Supervised by: John O'Kennedy
  • Title Song Written by: William Finn
  • Casting by: Brian Chavanne and Mary Hidalgo
  • Story Editor: Corey Powell
  • Art Director: Bill Kaufmann
  • Layout Keys: Jim Mueller
  • Storyboards: Roy Shishido, Paul Tibbitt, Brett Varon
  • Storyboard Clean-Up Artist: Mark O'Hare
  • Production Supervisors: Mercedes J. Sichon, Mark McGroarty
  • Supervising Colour Stylist: Brigitte Strother
  • Props and Effects Design Supervisor: Esther M. Barr
  • Character Design: Don Shank
  • Final Character Models: Christi Lyon
  • Colour Key Stylist: Dene Ann Heming
  • Colour Models Assistant: Betsey Ergenbright
  • Prop Design: Ric Quiroz, David Rodriguez
  • Timing Directors: Cullen Blaine, R. Michel Lyman
  • Film Editor: Charlie King
  • Assistant Film Editor: Andrew Rose
  • Post Production Supervisor: Jason Spratt
  • Sound Supervisor: Thomas Betz
  • Sound Effects Editor: Jeffrey Hutchins
  • Dialogue Editor: Stacy Saravo
  • Re-Recording Mixers: Joe Citarella, Danny Hiland
  • Post Production Services: Warner Bros. Studios
  • Telecine and On-Line Editing: Sunset Post, Inc.
  • Prodcution Controller: Iain Anderson
  • Recording Coordinator: Eric Freeman
  • Production Coordinator: Nicole Speed
  • Contracts Coordinator: Kacy Andrews
  • Director of Operations: Ross E. Mapletoft
  • Assistant Accountants: Loretta Champion, Robin DeLonce
  • Production Assistants: Ward Dotson, James Gabriel, Linda Moore, Damon Ridgeley, Thomas C. Shalin, Tony Smith, Louisa Stephen, William Waggoner
  • Layouts and Animation Production by: Shanghai Morning Sun Animation Co., Ltd.
  • Overseas Director: Gary Scott
  • Produced at Hyperion Animation Company, Inc. A Division of Hyperion Pictures
  • Copyright © 1994 by Paramount Pictures and Hyperion Pictures. All Rights Reserved. This motion picture is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries. Unauthorised duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.
  • "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" is a trademark of Paramount Pictures.
  • I.A.T.S.E.

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