Sabrina: The Animated Series

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Sabrina: The Animated Series
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Genre
Based on
Developed bySavage Steve Holland
Kat Likkel
Directed byPeter Ferk
Karen Hyden
Voices ofEmily Hart
Nick Bakay
Melissa Joan Hart
Jay Brazeau
Bill Switzer
Cree Summer
Chantal Strand
Opening theme"Sabrina (She'll Bewitch Ya)" by B*Witched
Ending theme"Sabrina (She'll Bewitch Ya)"
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes65 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producersSavage Steve Holland
Paula Hart
Andy Heyward
Robby London
Michael Maliani
ProducersKevin Murphy
Michael Silberkleit
Richard Goldwater
Dianne Dixon
Savage Steve Holland
Cydne Clark & Steve Granat
Dan Studney
AnimatorHong Ying Animation Company Limited
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesRiverdale Productions and Kent/QMA
Savage Studios Ltd.
Hartbreak Films
DIC Productions, L.P.
DistributorUnited States
DIC Entertainment
Buena Vista Television[1] (Syndicator)
Internationally
Buena Vista International Television
Release
Original networkUPN (Disney's One Too)
ABC (Disney's One Saturday Morning)
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseSeptember 6 (1999-09-06) –
November 19, 1999 (1999-11-19)
Chronology
Followed bySabrina: Friends Forever (2002)

Sabrina: The Animated Series is an American animated children's television series based on the Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch.[2] It was produced by Savage Studios Ltd. and Hartbreak Films in association with DIC Productions, L.P., which was owned by Disney at the time. The show is also a spin-off of the 1996–2003 live-action series Sabrina the Teenage Witch.[3] The series ran on ABC (also owned by Disney) and UPN. Following the series, a film, Sabrina: Friends Forever (2002) and a sequel series, Sabrina's Secret Life (2003–2004), were produced by DIC, this time without Disney, as they had already sold off DIC by this point.

Premise[edit]

Unlike previous incarnations, Sabrina Spellman in this series is depicted as a 12-year-old attending middle school. As in the original comic series, Sabrina lives with her paternal witch aunts, Hilda and Zelda Spellman and her loud-mouthed black cat Salem Saberhagen, all of whom advise Sabrina on the use of several magics. Most episodes center on the typical issues of middle school, along with those that emanated from Sabrina's inexperience with or misuse of several magic, witchcraft and extremely powerful and complex spells. Sabrina and her best friend Chloe would often use magic (often from the "Spooky Jar"; a cookie jar containing a genie-like being in the family's kitchen) for all types of perceived emergencies, ranging from trying to fit into skinny new clothes to turning Sabrina's crush Harvey into a superhero. By the end of each episode, her innate magical abilities would unintentionally backfire and Sabrina would learn that using magic usually is not the solution to her everyday issues.

Characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Sabrina Spellman: Sabrina is a half witch-half mortal that won't become magically empowered until she's 16, but she is able to borrow spells from her aunts Hilda and Zelda using a magical "Spooky Jar," which she often does. The series follows her into her preteen years. However, she usually finds that her meddling turns situations from bad to worse. Her friend Chloe is aware of Sabrina's magic but Harvey Kinkle, another friend and her romantic interest, isn't. She is secretly in love with Harvey and wants one day to marry him. When she casts a spell, the magic is made in pink and yellow. She is voiced by Emily Hart, Melissa Joan Hart's real-life sister who played Sabrina's cousin Amanda in two episodes of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV series.
  • Hilda Spellman and Zelda Spellman: While Hilda suggests they bend the rules sometime and use magic to get ahead, Zelda is determined to say no right up until the moment she gives up. Hilda is more carefree and reckless than her cautious sister Zelda, and, although they do butt heads sometimes, they are still sisters. In this series and Sabrina's Secret Life, Hilda and Zelda both have the appearance of teenagers, as this was the punishment they received from Enchantra for "abusing magic" in the past. Whenever Zelda casts a spell, the magic is always made in blue and yellow. When Hilda casts a spell, the magic is made in purple and yellow. They are both voiced by Melissa Joan Hart, known for playing Sabrina in the Showtime film adaptation and the ABC series.
  • Salem Saberhagen: Salem knows the right buttons to push to talk Sabrina into just about anything, and he does it guiltlessly—until he's caught. Salem was once a powerful wizard, but he was locked into a cat-form because he was constantly trying to take over the world. However, he makes up for his predicament with magical charms that help Sabrina in some situations. He is voiced by Nick Bakay, the only cast member to reprise his role from the 1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch TV series.
  • Uncle Quigley: Uncle Quigley is an original character created for the animated series. He is Sabrina's maternal great-uncle and the household's adult guardian. Uncle Quigley does not have any magic powers, like Sabrina's mother he is a mortal. He is voiced by Jay Brazeau.
  • Chloe Flan: Sabrina's best friend who, other than Uncle Quigley, is the only mortal who knows Sabrina's secret. She is voiced by Cree Summer.
  • Harvey Kinkle: Harvey has a cute and sweet personality. While he only admits to Sabrina that she is his "best pal," he likes her very much. However, Harvey is unaware Sabrina is a witch although often sees the results of the magic himself. He is voiced by Bill Switzer.
  • Gemini "Gem" Stone: A snobby, pampered and very spoiled mean girl who lives down the street and sees Sabrina as her main competitor for Harvey's attention (whom Gem is interested in as well), though Harvey likes Sabrina more. She is similar to Libby Chesler (Jenna Leigh Green) in the TV series. She is voiced by Chantal Strand.

Supporting[edit]

  • Spookie Jar: A genie (or possibly a demon of some kind) who resides in a purple cookie jar in Sabrina's kitchen. Whenever Sabrina needs a special spell, she can get one from the Spookie Jar, but they rarely turn out the way she expects. Spookie Jar speaks entirely in rhymes. He is voiced by David Sobolov.
  • Perry "Pi" McDonald: Harvey's best friend and Sabrina and Chloe's friend, too. He is very smart and quite unusual in his own special way. His eyes are never seen because his pork pie hat obscures them. He has been described by Sabrina as "totally out of it and really smart at the same time." According to the episode "Upside Down Town," it is implied that he is of Chinese descent. He is voiced by Chantal Strand.
  • Slugloafe: The fat school bully who calls the people he is mean to by their last names. He is a bigger bully than Gem Stone (if that's even possible). His real name is *Horace*. There have been times where he compliments Harvey. He is voiced by Jason Michas.
  • Bernard: A small, bald, nerdy boy with glasses who is friends with Sabrina, Pi, Chloe and Harvey. He is often bullied by Slugloafe and easily bossed around by Gem. He is voiced by Chantal Strand.
  • Tim the Witch Smeller: Tim is a witch hunter who appears in "Most Dangerous Witch," "Documagicary" and "Enchanted Vacation." He was previously bullied by witches as a child due to his lack of magical powers, except his immortality, even though his mother was a witch. For this reason, he viewed witches as evil and so he collects them as trophies for revenge along with his sidekick aardvark named Elton. Tim wears a hat with a witch cauldron marked with a ban sign on it. Both Tim and Elton are voiced by Bob Bergen.
  • Queen Enchantra: The ruler of all witches and head of the Witches' Council. When she casts spells, the magic is made in red and purple. She was voiced by Kathleen Barr, who reprises the role in the later series Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch.
  • *Mr. and Mrs. Stone*: Gem's parents are the richest people in town. They first appeared in "Witch Switch"; when Sabrina wishes herself to be rich, they almost sent Sabrina to Cambridge when they found out she got a C in her report, but later changed their mind after Sabrina is not wished herself as being rich. They also appeared in "Stone Broke" when they lost their money and had Gem move into Sabrina's house until their dog struck oil.
  • Edward Spellman: Sabrina's long-lost father who is a very strong warlock and Zelda and Hilda's younger brother. Some years after he and his mortal wife, Diana, mutually separated, he ended up falling for another human named Futura, whom he intended to marry until a jealous Sabrina tried to break them up.
  • Diana Spellman: Sabrina's human mother who is an archeologist and works at a dig site in Egypt. She is heard in the episode "Picture Perfect."

Production[edit]

Sabrina had previously appeared in an animated format on The Archie Show (animated by Filmation), but the popularity of the live-action Sabrina the Teenage Witch sitcom formed part of the basis for this spin-off series. The series was developed by Savage Steve Holland and Kat Likkel and Holland served as showrunner and executive producer of the series. As such, the series reflected some of the irreverent style of humor seen in Eek! The Cat. Celebrity voice cameos in this series included Mr. T, Long John Baldry and "Weird Al" Yankovic. Melissa Joan Hart, who starred as Sabrina in the live-action sitcom, served as producer of this series, but her younger sister, Emily Hart (who played the recurring character Amanda on the sitcom), voiced Sabrina. Melissa instead voiced Sabrina's two aunts, Hilda and Zelda, originally played on the live-action series by Beth Broderick and Caroline Rhea, respectively. Nick Bakay reprises his role as Salem from both the film and live-action series. The theme music is performed by the Irish girl group B*Witched.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air date
111"Most Dangerous Witch"Thomas Pugsley
Greg Klein
September 6, 1999 (1999-09-06)
Hilda and Zelda have a dream about Tim The Witch-Smeller, which means only one thing—he's coming to their town. Tim has a magic-smelling anteater, which accidentally sniffs out Harvey, while he's wearing a magic amulet he "borrowed" from Sabrina.
42"You Said A Mouse-Ful"Gary AppleSeptember 7, 1999 (1999-09-07)
Salem eats the mouse Chester that Sabrina and Harvey were using for their science project, so Sabrina turns Salem into a mouse to serve as a substitute.
53"Boogie Shoes"Sean AbleySeptember 8, 1999 (1999-09-08)
When Sabrina learns that Harvey is a bad dancer, she conjures up some magic shoes that help Harvey dance, but become impossible to come off.
284"Tail of Two Kitties"Jan StrnadSeptember 9, 1999 (1999-09-09)
Salem falls in love with Harvey's new cat, only to discover she is really a witch who was met with the same punishment and is using Salem in order to break her spell and turn back into a human witch.
165"The Senses-Shattering Adventures of Captain Harvtastic"Howard MarguliesSeptember 10, 1999 (1999-09-10)
When Harvey is embarrassed by his own comic book, Sabrina accidentally transports the two of them into it.
66"Witch Switch"Stewart St. JohnSeptember 11, 1999 (1999-09-11) (on ABC)
Sabrina and Gem switch places after Sabrina is invited to Gem's birthday party and Sabrina becomes jealous of Gem's seemingly charmed life.
127"Picture Perfect"Michael Patrick DobkinsSeptember 13, 1999 (1999-09-13)
Sabrina runs against Gem for Student of the Year Ceremony. But when she's down in the polls, Salem presents Sabrina with a devious magic trinket.
188"Field Trippin'"Barry HawkinsSeptember 14, 1999 (1999-09-14)
Sabrina agrees to babysit a pair of bratty twins at the art museum with Harvey so she can have money for a concert. However, Sabrina accidentally zaps Harvey and the twins into the paintings.
269"No Time To Be A Hero"Doug MolitorSeptember 15, 1999 (1999-09-15)
Sabrina wrongly receives credit for saving Harvey's life, despite having done nothing. Attempting to remedy the problem by going back in time, Sabrina only makes things worse.
1410"Extreme Harvey"Tracy BernaSeptember 16, 1999 (1999-09-16)
Sabrina uses magic to make Harvey a pro skateboarder, but Harvey's fame starts to go to his head.
111"Shrink to Fit"Josh StolbergSeptember 17, 1999 (1999-09-17)
Sabrina and Chloe use magic to make themselves thin enough to wear the latest pair of skinny jeans (after Gem mocks Sabrina and Chloe for not having them and Sabrina thinks Harvey likes skinny girls thanks to a picture in his locker), but find that the spell causes the user to reduce in height as well as weight.
1312"Has Anybody Seen My Quigley?"Gary AppleSeptember 18, 1999 (1999-09-18) (on ABC)
When Quigley gets fed up with Sabrina, Hilda and Zelda's behavior around the house, he leaves and hires a strict nanny to take his place and when the nanny becomes too controlling, Sabrina, Hilda and Zelda conjure a spell to make the nanny more easygoing.
1013"Wag the Witch"Steve BrasfieldSeptember 20, 1999 (1999-09-20)
Gem hires a reporter whose job is to uncover how "weird" Sabrina is and Sabrina has the reporter fitted with glasses that make Sabrina look normal.
1914"Witchy Grrrls"Josh StolbergSeptember 21, 1999 (1999-09-21)
Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda and Chloe team up to become an all-girls bubblegum pop band, the Flavor Babes, but when it becomes apparent that none of them have any musical talent, Sabrina uses magic that makes them talented and famous.
2415"Paranormal Pi"Dennis Haley
Marcy Brown
September 22, 1999 (1999-09-22)
Pi is on the trail of discovering the Spellmans' family secret while Sabrina's Uncle Zamboni comes to town and Pi mistakes it for an alien ship.
716"Anywhere But Here"Alexx Van DyneSeptember 23, 1999 (1999-09-23)
After being denied access to an age inappropriate movie, told not to buy a CD recommended for older audiences and barred from playing a video game for young adults, Sabrina wishes she were grown up and gets sent to a reality where she's an adult married to Harvey with three hyperactive kids, no magic and struggling to deal with adulthood.
817"Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Something From a Coven"Michael EdensSeptember 24, 1999 (1999-09-24)
Sabrina tries to host her own Halloween party.
1718"Once Upon A Whine"Jim Staahl
Jim Fisher
September 25, 1999 (1999-09-25) (on ABC)
Sabrina accidentally brings Cinderella to life. While trying to send her back, Sabrina accidentally sends Harvey to Once Upon A Time Land, taking Cinderella's place.
2119"Documagicary"Stewart St. JohnSeptember 27, 1999 (1999-09-27)
Sabrina signs a contract to star in her own Netherworld TV series, but learns the downsides of being popular.
2220"The Grandparent Trap"Alexx Van DyneSeptember 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)
The Spellmans are worried that Sabrina's grandparents are getting a divorce.
921"I Got Glue Babe"Glenn LeopoldSeptember 29, 1999 (1999-09-29)
Sabrina's magic spell to make Gem friends with her backfires and the two are glued together during a carnival trip.
222"Boy Meets Bike"John HobergSeptember 30, 1999 (1999-09-30)
Sabrina presents Harvey with a one-eyed magical bike-like cyclops that develops a mind of its own.
2323"Upside Down Town"Mike PalleschiOctober 1, 1999 (1999-10-01)
Sabrina prepares a magical cake for the block party that changes the personality of anyone who eats it, including turning Harvey evil and making Gem smart enough to finally figure out that Sabrina is a witch.
324"The Importance of Being Norma"Savage Steve Holland
Kat Likkel
Cydne Clark
Steve Granat
October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02) (on ABC)
Sabrina competes against Gem for a spot on the cheerleading squad. However, she finds herself bogged down by Norma, a dorky transfer student whom she's forced to look after.
1525"Stage Fright"Erin EhrlichOctober 4, 1999 (1999-10-04)
Zelda and Hilda prepare for a visit from Enchantra (who’s visiting to see if Hilda and Zelda are worthy of having their perpetual youth spell removed), but things go wrong when Zelda conjures Romeo from Romeo and Juliet into the real world and falls in love with every girl he sees including Enchantra.
3126"Witchitis"Glenn LeopoldOctober 5, 1999 (1999-10-05)
Sabrina is afraid to get her witchitis vaccination, but her procrastination only leads to her getting sick... and a quick remedy conjured up by Salem leads to her witchitis getting worse.
2027"My Stepmother the Babe"Lisa MedwayOctober 6, 1999 (1999-10-06)
Sabrina grows jealous of her wizard father’s new fiancé, a kindly antique dealer named Futura Hyde, so Sabrina uses a spell to mentally make Futura an immature teenage girl so she can relate to her (which Sabrina's father doesn't like, as he wants a more mature woman).
2728"Absence of Malissa"Tracy BernaOctober 7, 1999 (1999-10-07) (on ABC)
Sabrina is sent to Witch Boot Camp, where the captain continuously mocks her for being a half-witch.
2529"This Is Your Nine Lives"Alison Wilke
Melanie Shea
October 8, 1999 (1999-10-08)
Sabrina, Harvey and Chloe travel through time to try to find the perfect birthday present for Salem.
3030"Planet of the Dogs"John HobergOctober 9, 1999 (1999-10-09) (on ABC)
Sabrina brings home a stray dog, Alvin, but shortly starts to neglect it. Alvin eventually gets into the Spookie Jar and becomes smarter, then rallies all the dogs in the neighborhood to overthrow the humans.
3631"Hex-Change Students"Sean AbleyOctober 11, 1999 (1999-10-11)
Two fairy friends from Sabrina's past come to visit, who prank Gem into thinking they're Canadian exchange students and prove to be a bad influence on Sabrina.
3432"Saturday Night Furor"Don GilliesOctober 12, 1999 (1999-10-12)
When Quigley imposes that every Saturday is to be Family Fun Night at home, Sabrina tries to get him a girlfriend so she and her aunts can have fun without him.
4133"Scare Apparent"Dennis Haley
Marcy Brown
October 13, 1999 (1999-10-13) (on ABC)
Sabrina befriends a young, cowardly bogeyman.
2934"The Hex Files"Savage Steve HollandOctober 14, 1999 (1999-10-14)
Sabrina tries to save Quigley's career at the observatory by conjuring up aliens.
3335"Stone Broke"Gary AppleOctober 15, 1999 (1999-10-15)
When Gem's parents lose all their assets, she’s forced to live at Sabrina's house and eventually reforms her snobberyness when her friends desert her for not being rich anymore.
3836"Salem's Plot"Jan StrnadOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16) (on ABC)
When Salem's old friend comes to visit, Salem pretends to be Quigley (and vice versa) to hide the fact that he was turned into a cat as punishment for abusing his magic.
4337"Molar Molar"Savage Steve HollandOctober 18, 1999 (1999-10-18)
Afraid of having her wisdom teeth pulled, Sabrina uses magic to remove them instead, but the spell ends up removing her common sense, causing her to say and do stupid things. Meanwhile, Hilda and Zelda try to raise a baby chicken without the use of magic.
3238"Harvzilla"John HobergOctober 19, 1999 (1999-10-19)
Harvey fails to make the wrestling team, so Sabrina presents him with Dragon Spray to bulk him up, but too much of the spray causes Harvey to turn into an aggressive dragon.
3939"When In Rome"Ross Maruscak
John Hoberg
October 20, 1999 (1999-10-20)
When Sabrina and Gem are forced to work together on a history report, Gem puts the book they were using inside the Spookie Jar, which transports the two of them and Salem to Ancient Rome.
4640"Field of Screams"John Hoberg
Ross Maruscak
October 21, 1999 (1999-10-21)
Feeling that the kids on her softball team can never beat Gem's team, Sabrina recruits several ringers from the Netherworld.
4241"Driver Ed"Glenn LeopoldOctober 22, 1999 (1999-10-22)
Desperate for Hilda to get her driver's license, Sabrina turns a dog into a handsome driving instructor. However, both Hilda and Zelda begin to fight over him.
3542"What Becomes of The Broken Hearted?"Don GilliesOctober 23, 1999 (1999-10-23) (on ABC)
After getting rejected by her favorite teacher to go on a weekend field trip, Sabrina visits a gnome who challenges her to find someone who has never had his (or her) heart broken and discovers that even self-centered people like Gem, Hilda, Zelda and Salem have been hurt.
4043"Send In The Clones"Thomas Pugsley
Greg Klein
October 25, 1999 (1999-10-25)
Sabrina signs up for more extracurricular activity clubs at school than she can handle, so she creates clones of herself to help deal with the workload.
3744"Feats of Clay"Jan StrnadOctober 26, 1999 (1999-10-26)
Sabrina wishes that action hero, Devin DeGaulle (a Steven Seagal spoof), would film his next movie in her town so Harvey can meet him, but Harvey becomes disillusioned when Devin DeGaulle turns out to be nothing like his on-screen persona.
4545"Generation Zap"Stewart St. JohnOctober 27, 1999 (1999-10-27)
After Enchantra denies Hilda and Zelda the chance to have their eternal youth spell lifted, Sabrina chastizes Enchantra for having an easier life than her, causing a wish crystal in her pocket to prompt a Freaky Friday-style switch bodies where Sabrina and Enchantra must learn what it's like to walk in each other's shoes.
5546"Board & Sorcery"Savage Steve HollandOctober 28, 1999 (1999-10-28)
While on a skiing trip, Sabrina accidentally turns Harvey into a snowman.
4847"Enchanted Vacation"Jim GerkinOctober 29, 1999 (1999-10-29)
Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda and Salem go on a vacation in the Netherworld, unaware that Tim the Witch Smeller is after them.
4948"Moldy Oldie"Gary AppleOctober 30, 1999 (1999-10-30) (on ABC)
Great Grandpa Gandalf comes to Greendale to renew his witchery License, but the Spellmans don't believe he's up to snuff.
5249"Xabrina, Warrior Witch"Don GilliesNovember 1, 1999 (1999-11-01)
When Harvey becomes engrossed in a virtual reality video game, Sabrina and Chloe travel into the game to rescue him.
5450"Straight Outta Paris"John HobergNovember 2, 1999 (1999-11-02)
While visiting Paris, France, Sabrina and Salem accidentally turn the Eiffel Tower into a human boy, causing an international crisis.
5151"Strange New World"Alexx Van DyneNovember 3, 1999 (1999-11-03)
Sabrina transports a young Thomas Edison to the present to help with her science project. However, his absence in the past causes his inventions to start disappearing.
5052"Witchery Science Theatre"Eugene PackNovember 4, 1999 (1999-11-04)
Sabrina gets a haircut, which she isn't proud of. To prevent herself from shown in public, she goes to a theater with Chloe and Harvey, where she accidentally transports the three of them into a 1950’s horror movie.
4453"You've Got a Friend"Josh StolbergNovember 5, 1999 (1999-11-05)
When his favorite cartoon show (The Billy-Go-Boom-Boom Show) gets cancelled, Harvey gets upset, as he takes it as a sign that he's growing up. To cheer him up, Sabrina conjures up Harvey's imaginary friend Mort from a drawing he did when he was five-- who starts getting Harvey in trouble for playing childish pranks.
5354"Hexcalibur"Glenn LeopoldNovember 6, 1999 (1999-11-06)(on ABC)
When Sabrina and Salem accidentally ruin a spellbook of Zelda's which was autographed by Merlin himself, the two of them travel back to the Middle Ages and set out to help a young Merlin become a proper wizard.
5755"Brina Baby"Don GilliesNovember 8, 1999 (1999-11-08)
After slacking off too much by having appliances do her homework, Sabrina takes a witch's oath to give up magic and start acting more mature, as well as developing workaholic tendencies, causing her inner child to escape and wreak havoc.
6356"Witchwrecked"John HobergNovember 9, 1999 (1999-11-09)
Sabrina's class goes on a field trip with no adults or responsibility, with Salem and Newt stowing away with them. Sabrina conjures up a storm that leaves them shipwrecked on an island in the Bermuda Triangle, where her magic won't work. After being stung by a cockatrice, Salem is driven crazy and steals the boat's propeller.
6057"Fish Schtick"Gene BraunsteinNovember 10, 1999 (1999-11-10)
Sabrina gets jealous when Harvey befriends a new swimmer in school named Dorsala Finn at the same time "Cliche Week" (a week where witches' and warlocks' hackneyed sayings and comparisons come to life) haunts the Spellman house. Wishing she could "swim like a fish" to appeal to Harvey more than Dorsala, Sabrina accidentally turns herself into one.
5958"Witchmas Carole"Sean AbleyNovember 11, 1999 (1999-11-11)
Angry over Gem Stone's selfish views on Christmas, Sabrina, Hilda and Zelda pose as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to come in order to scare the holiday spirit into Gem, but the plan goes awry when Gem doesn't reform.
6259"Truth or Scare"Savage Steve Holland
Kevin Murphy
November 12, 1999 (1999-11-12)
On a class trip in the woods, Sabrina and Gem dare each other into doing foolish things.
6160"Generation Hex"Savage Steve HollandNovember 13, 1999 (1999-11-13) (on ABC)
Sabrina raises money to update the town's library and exceeds her goal by $300, which she uses to outbid her rival Gem Stone in buying a rare collectible Billy-Go-Boom-Boom doll. Despite Pi and Harvey chastising her for using the extra money in the library fund for her own needs, Sabrina justifies her purchase by claiming the extra money isn't going to be missed... and learns how one person's selfish actions can have negative consequences for everyone else when the Billy-Go-Boom-Boom doll comes to life in the night and takes her 40 years into the future.
6461"Working Witches"Dennis Haley
Marcy Brown
November 15, 1999 (1999-11-15)
Hilda and Zelda get jobs at a medieval themed fast-food restaurant to earn money for their own car. When Hilda gets a promotion, she lets her duties go to her head. Meanwhile, Salem wins a radio contest and gets Sabrina to take his place and she starts to take advantage of it.
6562"Wiccan of the Sea"Savage Steve HollandNovember 16, 1999 (1999-11-16)
Wanting a one-hour break from winter, Sabrina, Chloe and Salem use the Spookie Jar to travel to the beach. However, the spell also turns them into mermaids.
5863"Key to My Heart"Jeanmarie WilliamsNovember 17, 1999 (1999-11-17)
Sabrina develops a crush on her piano teacher, but when she learns her piano teacher has a girlfriend (who’s a cellist), she sabotages his girlfriend's musical talent so she can have him all to herself.
5664"La Femme Sabrina"Kevin MurphyNovember 18, 1999 (1999-11-18)
Harvey is unable to wait one more week for a postponed spy movie to get released, so Sabrina uses a spell that unintentionally causes everyone to act like characters in a spy movie.
4765"The Bat Pack"Kevin Murphy
Dan Studney
November 19, 1999 (1999-11-19)
A trio of charming vampire gangsters come to Greendale and befriend Sabrina. While Hilda is less than thrilled (since she dated one of the vampires and he broke her heart), Sabrina thinks they're cool... until the trio uses her as a patsy in a blood bank robbery.

Broadcast[edit]

United States[edit]

The series first ran in syndication on UPN (on Disney's One Too weekday morning-afternoon and Sunday block) and ABC (on Disney's One Saturday Morning block) for one season, with 65 episodes produced. The series remained on both blocks until 2002, when the series moved to both Disney Channel from September 3, 2002[4] to September 2, 2004, and Toon Disney from September 3, 2002[5] to September 5, 2004.

The series was one of the launch programmes broadcast on the Syndicated DIC Kids Network E/I block, later being joined by the spinoff series Sabrina's Secret Life.

During the 2006-07 television season, the series returned as part of CBS' new KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS and was briefly part of the KEWLopolis cartoon lineup. On September 19, 2009, the series returned to CBS, this time as part of the network's Cookie Jar TV cartoon lineup, until 2010, being replaced with Sabrina's Secret Life.

Reruns of the series were aired on the "This Is for Kids" block on the TV channel This from fall 2012 to October 2013.

From 2017 to 2020, reruns of the series started airing on the Starz channel, Starz Kids & Family and the series is also available to stream on Starz's streaming service. As of 2021, the series is also available to stream on Pluto TV's After School Cartoons channel.

International[edit]

In Canada, the series aired on Teletoon from late-1999 to mid-2005. The series also aired on many Disney Channel networks internationally.

Beginning in 2004, many broadcasters who already aired the series began to air it as part of a package with Sabrina's Secret Life titled "Totally Sabrina." The package was pre-sold to TF1 in France, RTÉ in Ireland, Mediaset in Italy, ORF in Austria, Alter Channel in Greece, FORTA in Spain, SBT in Brazil, Teletoon in Canada, Super RTL in Germany, Noga Communications in Israel and Saran in Turkey, in addition to Disney Channel and Toon Disney networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, Taiwan, Australia, France, Latin America, Brazil, the Middle East and Spain.[6]

Home media[edit]

United States[edit]

VHS/DVD name Episodes Distributor Release date Extras
Sabrina's World (DVD) You Said a Mouse-Ful
A Tail of Two Kitties
Key to my Heart
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
August 28, 2001 Trailers
Trivia Game
Sabrina in Love (VHS) Key to my Heart
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
August 28, 2001 Trailers
Salem's World (VHS) You Said a Mouse-Ful
A Tail of Two Kitties
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
August 28, 2001 Trailers
Witch in Training Shrink to Fit
Strange New World
The Importance of Being Norma
Sterling Entertainment
NCircle Entertainment
May 25, 2004 (Sterling)
March 6, 2007 (NCircle)
Trailers (DVD only)
Bonus episode Anywhere but Here (DVD only)
Bat Attack! Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Somethin' From a Coven
Witchery Science Theatre
The Bat Pack
Sterling Entertainment
NCircle Entertainment
August 31, 2004 (Sterling)
August 21, 2007 (NCircle)
Trailers (DVD only)
Bonus episode Field of Screams (DVD only)
A Witchmas Carol Witchmas Carole
Board and Sorcery
Has Anybody Seen my Quigley?
Sterling Entertainment
NCircle Entertainment
August 31, 2004 (Sterling)
October 23, 2007 (NCircle)
Trailers (DVD only)
Bonus episode The Grandparent Trap (DVD only)
The Very Best of Sabrina: The Animated Series Disc 1
Witch Switch
Nothin' Says Lovin' Like
Somethin' From a Coven
Wag the Witch
Most Dangerous Witch
Stage Fright
Witchy Grrrls
Documagicary
Disc 2
This Is Your Nine Lives
Stone Broke
When In Rome
Molar Molar
Xabrina, Warrior Witch
La Femme Sabrina
Wiccan of the Sea
Shout! Factory October 17, 2006 Trailers
Sabrina: The Animated Series – A Touch of Magic![7] Shrink to Fit
Boy Meets Bike
When in Rome
You Said a Mouse-Ful
Boogie Shoes
Stone Broke
Anywhere But Here
Nothin' Says Lovin' Like
Somethin' From a Coven
I Got Glue Babe
Wag the Witch
Mill Creek Entertainment February 15, 2011 Trailers
A Midsummer's Nightmare from Sabrina's Secret Life
Sabrina: The Animated Series – Volume 1[8] Disc 1
Shrink to Fit
Boy Meets Bike
The Importance of Being Norma
You Said a Mouse-Ful
Boogie Shoes
Witch Switch
Anywhere But Here
Nothin' Says Lovin' Like
Somethin' From a Coven
I Got Glue Babe
Wag the Witch
Disc 2
Most Dangerous Witch
Picture Perfect
Has Anyone Seen My Quigley?
Extreme Harvey
Stage Fright
The Senses-Shattering Adventures
of Captain Harvtastic
Once Upon a Whine
Field Trippin
Witchy Grrrls
My Stepmother the Babe
Documagicary
Disc 3
The Grandparent Trap
Upside Down Town
Paranormal Pi
This Is Your Nine Lives
No Time To Be A Hero
Absence Of Malissa
Tail of Two Kitties
The Hex Files
Planet of the Dogs
Witchitis
Harvzilla
Mill Creek Entertainment February 15, 2011 Trailers
A Midsummer's Nightmare from Sabrina's Secret Life (Disc 1)

International[edit]

In the Philippines, Viva Video and Cookie Jar Entertainment released a few DVD sets in the countries.

In the United Kingdom, budget distributor Prism Leisure and Fremantle Home Entertainment released "Sabrina in Love" and "Salem's World" on DVD which had the same 2 episodes as the US VHS releases respectively, but including an additional episode. An exclusive UK DVD titled "Witchy Girls" was also released in the same year, also containing 3 episodes.[9]

Reception[edit]

Common Sense Media gave the series a three out of five stars and said, "Parents need to know that this tween cartoon -- a spin-off of the live-action sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch -- features similar lighthearted witch humor. Storylines focus on the trials and tribulations of being a tween: friendships, school assignments, and dealing with increasing responsibility. Many of the characters set positive examples of what it means to be a good friend."[10]

Merchandise[edit]

Viacom Consumer Products and DIC Entertainment co-released merchandise based on the series.[11]

An 11-inch Sabrina fashion doll was released by the company Bambola.[12] Several other small plastic toys, including a few figurines and a Polly Pocket-esque Sabrina doll were sold in stores while the series was in production.[13]

Video games[edit]

On August 17, 2000, Simon & Schuster Interactive's Knowledge Adventure and Havas Interactive officially announced the video game Sabrina The Animated Series: Magical Adventure for the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh computer systems. It was released in October 2000,[14] and followed by Sabrina The Animated Series: Zapped! for the Game Boy Color system, released on November 22, 2000,[15]

On September 4, 2001, it was announced that Simon & Schuster Interactive had acquired the rights to the series, under license from Archie Comics based on the video game license. They subsequently released Sabrina The Animated Series: Spooked! (which contains the first levels for Game Boy Color platform). It was released on November 6, 2001.[16]

Game title Platform Developer Publisher Release date
Sabrina: The Animated Series: Magical Adventure Microsoft Windows, Macintosh Funnybone Interactive Knowledge Adventure (Havas Interactive), Simon & Schuster Interactive October 2000
Sabrina: The Animated Series: Zapped! Game Boy Color WayForward Technologies Knowledge Adventure (Havas Interactive), Simon & Schuster Interactive November 22, 2000
Sabrina: The Animated Series: Spooked Game Boy Color WayForward Technologies Simon & Schuster Interactive November 6, 2001
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch: Triple Pack Microsoft Windows, Hybrid PC, Macintosh Simon & Schuster Interactive Simon & Schuster Interactive February 27, 2004

Comic book[edit]

While Sabrina: The Animated Series was airing, Archie Comics printed a comic spin-off for the show. The first issue was dated January 2000 (meaning it was on-sale in late 1999), and it lasted for 37 issues. In order to tie the plot in with their Sabrina series, it was stated in the first issue that Repulsa the Goblin Gueen had sent Sabrina back in time to relive her pre-teen years, so that she would be out of the way while Repulsa attempted to conquer Enchantra's realm. In issue 38, the Repulsa plot was resolved, and the comic book returned to chronicling the teenage Sabrina in the next issue.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mixing syndication and international sales to make the right deal".
  2. ^ Lucas, Michael P. (September 24, 1999). "It's a Magic Sister Act for Harts : Television * Melissa will be an older, more mature 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,' while younger sibling Emily is the voice on the animated series". LA Times. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 702–704. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  4. ^ Matthew Williams. "A House, an Alien, and a Witch headed to Disney Channel this fall | Toonzone Forums". Toonzone.net. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  5. ^ Godfrey, Leigh (July 1, 2002). "Toon Disney Premieres Eight New Series In Fall 2002". Animation World Network. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "DIC's Sabrina Makes Int'l Sales Sweep". January 6, 2004.
  7. ^ "Sabrina the Animated Series – Mill Creek Releasing a 3-DVD 'Volume 1' and a Single-DVD Title". TV Shows on DVD.com. January 3, 2011. Archived from the original on January 8, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  8. ^ "Sabrina the Animated Series – Mill Creek Releasing a 3-DVD 'Volume 1' and a Single-DVD Title". TV Shows on DVD.com. January 3, 2011. Archived from the original on January 8, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  9. ^ "DIC secures six-year German deal".
  10. ^ "Sabrina: The Animated Series - TV Review". September 19, 2006.
  11. ^ "DIC animates Sabrina for UPN".
  12. ^ "Toys on sale – tons of vintage collectible toys at". Tons-of-toys.com. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
  13. ^ "Sabrina The Animated Series Collectible Characters – Uncle Quigley (2000)". Amazon. Archived from the original on June 5, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2008.
  14. ^ "Sabrina the Animated Series Magical Adventure becomes an interactive PC game". The Free Library. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  15. ^ "Sabrina: The Animated Series – Zapped!". Allgame. August 10, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
  16. ^ "Sabrina the Animated Series: Spooked now comes in the Game Boy Color system". Allgame. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.

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