Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1970 TV series)

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The Sabrina the Teenage Witch Show
Also known asThe Sabrina Comedy Hour
Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies
The Sabrina Comedy Show
GenreComedy horror
Directed byHal Sutherland
Voices ofJane Webb
John Erwin
Dallas McKennon
Howard Morris
Don Messick
Larry Storch
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes31 (two 11 min. segments per show)
Producer(s)Norm Prescott
Lou Scheimer
Running time30 min. (With commercials)
19-21 min. (DVD Release)
Production company(s)Filmation Associates
The Sabrina Company
DistributorDreamWorks Classics
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Picture formatFilm (Technicolor)
Audio formatMono
Original releaseSeptember 14, 1970 –
August 31, 1974

Sabrina the Teenage Witch (titled Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies or The Sabrina Comedy Hour and promotionally referred to as The Sabrina the Teenage Witch Show or The Sabrina Comedy Show) is an American animated television series produced by Filmation that aired on CBS during Saturday mornings from 1970 to 1974. The series is also aired in primetime as a syndicated series. Based on Archie Comics' Sabrina the Teenage Witch, it was a spinoff of The Archie Comedy Hour. The series featured new episodes of Sabrina along with the Groovie Goolies. The series follows a teenaged witch who likes to hang out and fight enemies using her magical powers, without letting her friends at Riverdale High find out. This series was aimed primarily towards young girls ages 6 to 14, and contained an adult laugh track. Following its first season, the series was reduced to a half-hour when the Goolies were spun off into their own show.

The show's opening strapline is: "Once upon a time, there were three witches, who lived in the little town of Riverdale. Two aunts, Hilda and Zelda, are choosing the ingredients to create an evil wicked witch. But suddenly, Zelda bumped right into Hilda and accidentally added beautiful girls' stuff as an extra ingredient. Thus, the grooviest teenage witch was born. She has white hair with a pink headband, and blue eyes. She wears a blue dress with a black belt and black shoes. She loves to goof off and battle evil forces using her ultra magical powers. It so happens that she is the first bewitching American superhero — Sabrina, the teenage witch!"

Filmation animated Sabrina once more in 1977 with The New Archie and Sabrina Hour.



Genius Products released the complete series on DVD on April 29, 2008 in Region 1 as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch – The Complete Animated Series.

Recently, Universal Pictures released a DVD titled “Magical Antics”, containing 10 episodes.

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