Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1970 TV series)
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|The Sabrina the Teenage Witch Show|
|Also known as||The Sabrina Comedy Hour|
Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies
The Sabrina Comedy Show
|Directed by||Hal Sutherland|
|Voices of||Jane Webb|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||31 (two 11 min. segments per show)|
|Running time||30 min. (With commercials)|
19-21 min. (DVD Release)
|Production company(s)||Filmation Associates|
The Sabrina Company
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
|Picture format||Film (Technicolor)|
|Original release||September 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.
- Jane Webb - Sabrina Spellman, Aunt Hilda, Aunt Zelda, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Miss Grundy, Big Ethel, Hagatha, Ophelia, Miss Della
- John Erwin - Reggie Mantle, Irwin, Hexter
- Dallas McKennon - Salem, Archie Andrews, Hot Dog, Pop Tate, Mr. Lodge, Coach Cleats, Spencer, Chili Dog
- Howard Morris - Cousin Ambrose, Big Moose Mason, Jughead Jones, Hot Dog Jr., Frankie, Mummy
- Don Messick - Harvey Kinkle, Mr. Weatherbee
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.