Princess Sissi

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Princess Sissi
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"Princess Sissi" title screen
Also known asSaban's Sissi the Princess
GenreAdventure, Drama, Historical, Romance
Created byBruno Bianchi
Voices ofTerri Hawkes
Terrence Scammell
Jacob Tierney
Rick Jones
Michael Caloz
Sonja Ball
Mark Camacho
ComposersHaim Saban
Shuki Levy
Udi Harpaz
Country of originFrance
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes52
Executive producerVincent Chalvon-Demersay
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesSaban International Paris
Animation Ciné-Groupe J.P. Inc.
ARD Degeto
RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
DistributorSaban International
HG Distribution[1]
Original networkFrance 3 (France)
Rai 1 (Italy)
Original releaseOctober 27, 1997 (October 27, 1997) –
1998 (1998)

Princess Sissi (French: Princessé Sissi, Italian: La Principessa Sissi, also known as Saban's Sissi the Princess) is a children's animated series. It debuted on October 27, 1997 on France 3 and within the same time in Italy on Rai 1, and later premiered in Canada on Radio-Canada on September 5, 1998. A co-production between Saban International Paris, Animation Ciné-Groupe J.P. Inc., ARD Degeto, France 3 and RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, the series is based on the life of the Austrian Empress Elisabeth, nicknamed "Sissi".[2]

The series aired internationally on Fox Kids and Jetix, in Latin America, and Europe. It did also air on Disney Channel in Israel, in early 2010. [3]


A unique Bavarian girl, Sissi's, life changes forever after the day she meets the charming and noble princes, Franz and Karl. It doesn't take long until Sissi and Franz fall in love and start to make plans for a future together, but there are so many people trying to make sure that the magnificent wedding day is delayed and postponed several times. Sissi and Franz must face jealousy, deceit, treason, and danger between the fronts of Austria and Hungary.


Season 1[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
1"Sissi Gets Her Way"November 27, 1997 (1997-11-27)
Sissi and her family make preparations to welcome Duke Max home, when Sissi finds her twin brothers are missing. She finds them up a mountain searching for something special to give to their father upon his return. The duke returns with presents for the family, including a puppy Sissi calls Shadow. After Duke Max aids in a village fire, the evil Count Arkas wrongfully arrests the estate agent Broner.
2"The Unexpected Guests"TBA
3"An Imperial Surprise"TBA
4"Possi’s Little Thief"TBA
5"Helena The Terrible"TBA
6"Time To Say Good-bye"TBA
7"Taking Changes"TBA
8"An Unusual Woodsman"TBA
9"Arkas Gets His Revenge"TBA
10"The Innsbruck Kiss"TBA
11"The Parents Refuse"TBA
12"A letter From Franz"TBA
13"The Engagement Ball"TBA
14"Missed Reunions"TBA
15"First Steps In The Royal Court"TBA
16"A Gilded Cage"TBA
17"The Zaniouchka Circus"TBA
18"The Mirror’s Secret"TBA
19"An Eventful Christmas"TBA
20"The Fortress"TBA
21"Running Against Time"TBA
22"Lover’s Tif"TBA
23"They’ve Stolen Tempest"TBA
24"A Well-deserved Victory"TBA
25"Danger At The Prater"TBA
26"Sissi And Franz Keep Their Promises"TBA

Season 2[edit]

No. Title Original airdate
1"The Tiara Is Gone"TBA
2"The Opera Caper"TBA
3"Sissi’s Sacrifice"TBA
4"Hooray Erzsebet!"TBA
6"Good-bye Budapest"TBA
7"Possi Must Be Saved"TBA
8"Sissi And The Apaches"TBA
9"Hard Times"TBA
10"The Mysterious Horsewoman"TBA
11"Hide And Seek At Schonbrunn"TBA
12"The Great Chase"TBA
13"Confessions In Venice"TBA
14"Ahriman Island"TBA
15"The Shipwreck"TBA
16"Arkas’ Prisoners"TBA
17"Private Sissi"TBA
18"Sissi In The Eye Of The Storm"TBA
19"The Three Pigeons"TBA
20"Be Careful Princess"TBA
21"Tommy’s Mystery"TBA
22"Arkas Never Gives Up"TBA
23"Dr. Fritz’s Elixer"TBA
24"Prince Fritz"TBA
25"The Double-Crossed Game"TBA
26"The Triumph Of Love"TBA

Home Media[edit]

In France between 1997-1999, PolyGram Video (and later Universal Pictures Video) released five VHS volumes of the series, containing three episodes each.[4]

In the United Kingdom - Two volumes containing two episodes each, titled "Sissi in Possenhofen"[5] and "Imperial Guests"[6] were released on January 14, 2000 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

See also[edit]

  • Sissi: La Giovane Imperatrice and Italian-animated adaptation produced in 2017 by Mondo TV which did 2 seasons (56 episodes) in 2D and is scheduled to release a 3rd season (52 episodes) in 3D.


  1. ^ "Princess Sissi". 25 August 2015.
  2. ^ Crump, William D. (2019). Happy Holidays—Animated! A Worldwide Encyclopedia of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Cartoons on Television and Film. McFarland & Co. p. 99. ISBN 9781476672939.
  3. ^ סיסי הנסיכה | פרק 5 - הלנה האיומה, retrieved 2022-12-16
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