New Kids on the Block (TV series)
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|New Kids on the Block|
|Developed by||Kayte Kuch|
|Country of origin||USA|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||15|
|Executive producers||Andy Heyward|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company||DIC Animation City|
|Original release||September 8 –|
December 14, 1990
New Kids on the Block is an animated television series featuring the adventures of the New Kids on the Block. It lasted a season from 1990 on ABC. Beginning the following year, it aired in reruns from October 12, 1991 to 1993 on The Disney Channel.
Though the group appeared in live action clips, their animated voices were performed by other voice actors. "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" was the opening theme, while an instrumental version of "Step by Step" was the closing theme.
In each episode, the group is traveling to a concert location when something takes them off track, ending in a pro-social moral lesson.
A primetime special, New Kids on the Block Christmas Special, aired on ABC on December 14, 1990.
The series focuses on the group's misadventures along with their managers, who are based on their real-life manager, Maurice Starr.
- "The New Kid in the Class" (September 8, 1990)
- "Sheik of My Dreams" (September 15, 1990)
- "In Step... Out of Time!" (September 22, 1990)
- "Cowa-BONK-a" (September 29, 1990)
- "Kissed, Missed, and Double D'ist"
- "D'ist Dream Date"
- "Hot Dog!"
- "Overnight Success"
- "The Legend of the Sandman" (November 19, 1990)
- "Homeboys on the Range"
- "New Heroes on the Block"
- "The New Kids on the Old Block"
- "The New Kids Off the Wall"
- "Rewind Time"
- "Christmas Special" (December 14, 1990) (This episode aired on prime time, not Saturday morning.)
- Susan Blu - Voice Director
|1990||The New Kid in the Class||
||Includes "The New Kid In The Class" episode.||
|1990||Sheik of My Dreams||
||Includes the "Sheik of My Dreams" episode.||
|1990||In Step...Out of Time||
||Includes the "In Step...Out of Time" episode.||
|1990||Kissed, Missed, and Double D'ist||
||Includes the "Kissed, Missed, and Double D'ist" episode.|
||Includes the "Overnight Success" episode.|
|1990||New Heroes on the Block||
||Includes the "New Heroes on the Block" episode.|
- The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 9, no. 5, September/October 1991: pp. 20, 36, 50.
- The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 11, no. 1, December 1992/January 1993: pp. 28, 30, 47.
- The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 11, no. 2, February/March 1993: p. 26.
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- "New Kids On The Block - US Certifications". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 9 June 2017.