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The Mask: Animated Series
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Genre
Based on
Developed byDuane Capizzi
Directed byRussell Calabrese
Voices of
Theme music composer
  • Keith Baxter
  • Christopher Neal Nelson
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes54
Production
Executive producers
  • Joe Bacall
  • Tom Griffin
  • C.J. Kettler
  • Bob Friedman
  • Mike Richardson
  • Phil Roman
ProducerGary Hartle
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Distributor
Release
Original networkCBS
Audio format
Original releaseAugust 12, 1995 (1995-08-12) –
August 30, 1997 (1997-08-30)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Mask
Followed bySon of the Mask
External links
Website

The Mask: Animated Series is an American animated television series based on the 1994 film of the same name.[1] The series aired on CBS and ran for a total of three seasons and fifty-four episodes from August 12, 1995, to August 30, 1997.[2] It spawned its own short-run comic book series, Adventures of The Mask. John Arcudi, former writer of the original comics, wrote two episodes of the series.

The Mask was one of three animated series based on Jim Carrey movies that premiered the same year. These included the 1995–2000 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective series, and the 1995–1996 Dumb and Dumber series.[3]

Overview[edit]

The series retained major plot points from the film, with insecure bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss using an ancient mask to gain superpowers while taking on the mischievous and cartoonish, but heroic and good-hearted personality of The Mask. The major alteration is that Stanley can use the mask in daytime as well as at night. Following the events of the film, Stanley's friend and coworker Charlie thinks that Stanley threw the mask away, but Stanley either discovers that his dog Milo retrieved it, or pretended to get rid of it and decided to keep it.

Reporter Peggy Brandt is the main female character in the series, though Stanley is upset with her for selling him out to the mob. Tina Carlyle (Cameron Diaz's character in the film) is absent from the series. Niko and Dorian Tyrell, the two primary antagonists of the 1994 film who died during the course of it, do not appear in the animated series and are never even mentioned (though Peggy does make a mention of the mob in the pilot). Dr. Arthur Neuman (voiced by Ben Stein) once again appears in three episodes in this series, even ending up wearing the mask in one episode.

Despite having a "realistic" setting in the fictional town of Edge City, the series often relies more on Tex Avery-style humor and occasionally breaks any meaningful laws of reality.[citation needed] For example, one episode featured the Goofalotatots, parodies of the Animaniacs, treating them as if they were naturally alive. Another featured the Mask becoming a personal assistant to the President of the United States, with the job merely handed to him (former Mask comic writer John Arcudi wrote both example episodes, a stark departure from his usual writing). Police officers are portrayed as idiots unable to recognize obvious clues.

Also continued from the film were The Mask's frequent visits to the Coco Bongo: a fictional, glamorous nightclub frequented by the Edge City well-to-do, which was based on the Copacabana in New York City.[citation needed] The destruction of the Coco Bongo in the episode "A Comedy of Eras" horrifies and enrages The Mask, and provides him with the motivation to ultimately defeat the antagonist.

During the late 1990s, Rob Paulsen appeared on the US TV talk show Donny & Marie. When talking about his role as Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask, Paulsen said, "I get to be Jim Carrey for a whole lot less cake."[4][relevant?]

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

  • Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask (voiced by Rob Paulsen) - a bank account businessman and the main owner and wearer of the mask. Stanley is meek, yet kind and polite, but is treated as a doormat by people who take advantage of him. The Mask is a superhero who is childishly immature, wild, confident and genuinely insane, but is a well-mannered and polite gentleman who, despite his wacky hijinks, sets out to always do the right thing in the end. Stanley has brown hair, brown eyes, normal nose, normal ears and wears a blue businessman suit, which he wears to go to the bank in, while The Mask is bald, has cartoonish eyes, a small nose, has ears covered up, which can only be seen when enlarged, and wears his iconic yellow suit, a red tie with black dots on it, with a handkerchief with the same colour, a yellow hat with a feather on top of it, and black shoes. Both of them have a complicated relationship with Stanley getting stressed out by The Mask’s wackiness and antics, to the point that he throws the mask out on several occasions, but have to get it back when he or the people are in trouble, while The Mask admits that he always wanted to pull a wedgie on Stanley, which he does when they both existed at the same time, but The Mask does care about Stanley and helps him with his social life with some success, as he goes after the people who bullied and/or taken advantage of him as the first thing he does, while Stanley does find some of the things he does actually amusing, and eventually ends up caring about The Mask as well, to the point that he no longer hesitates on putting it on. Though wild and chaotic, The Mask actually proves himself to be a responsible parent figure, as he takes care of Baby Forthright to the point that he forgoes his usual hobbies to look after him, and is very protective of him, as he goes after anyone who tries to harm him.
  • Milo (vocal effects provided by Frank Welker) - Stanley's dog (a Jack Russell Terrier) and loyal sidekick. He is also a frequent wearer of the mask, and is shown to be quite intelligent; able to understand some of the human language. Initially afraid of the Mask because of his unpredictable behavior and wildness, he ends up being more trusting and loyal to him as well. Like his owner, Milo is shy and friendly, while his mask persona is wild and mischievous; yet good-hearted like his owner's alter-ego. Milo’s mask persona also changes his appearance due to his cartoonish nature like his owner’s alter-ego as well, such as a fireman and also changes his head to an animal, like a sabertooth Tiger and a shark.
  • Mitch Kellaway (voiced by Neil Ross) - a cynical and conceited lieutenant of the Edge City Police Department who is overzealous in blaming the Mask for every big crime and disaster, and linking the Mask to other criminals and villains; for this attention, Kellaway is a frequent victim of atomic wedgies from the Mask. However, overtime, he does start to accept that the Mask is a hero despite his chaotic and wild nature reluctantly.
  • Doyle (voiced by Jim Cummings) - Kellaway's dimwitted and lazy partner, who is somewhat friendly to the Mask and thinks of him more of a hero than a villain; earning him the Mask's respect. However, despite this, he also falls victim to the Mask's pranks alongside Kellaway.
  • Peggy Brandt (voiced by Heidi Shannon) - a tabloid reporter who mends her friendship with Stanley by rescuing him several times after having sold him out to the mob. Her career ambitions often put her in compromising situations from which the Mask rescues her. The Mask has a crush on her, but is content to just being friends with her. She is resourceful in outwitting certain rogues, and shows a motherly affection for the Mask. She can sometimes be a sister-figure to the Mask. She also wears the mask at one point and becomes a British-accented, egotistical and staid woman only interested in her looks, who does care deeply about Stanley, but eventually gives Stanley the tool he needs to take it off after noticing a crooked eyebrow on her. Her normal-self wears blue trousers, blue shirt, brown shoes and a brown coat, along with having a brown hair, while her masked-self wears her normal-self’s clothes at first, but changes them to flowery clothes, a flowery hat on top of her head, and blue heel-shoes, while still retaining her brown hair.
  • Charlie Schumacher (voiced by Mark L. Taylor) - the proud and selfish manager of the bank where Stanley works. In stark contrast to how he was portrayed in the film, he usually looks out for himself, pursues women and takes advantage of Stanley while acting as his friend. Although he promises to help Stanley's career, he is unhappy and jealous when Stanley finds success. For this the Mask also makes him the target of his pranks and wedgies as well, although he does still see him as a friend like Stanley.

Recurring characters[edit]

  • Arthur Neuman (voiced by Ben Stein) - Stanley's therapist and the only character to be voiced by the same actor from the film. He believes that the "Mask" is the suppressed side of Stanley who wants to be outrageous and impulsive. When he got the chance to wear the mask, he turns into a crazed, but composed and polite super-villain who is still principled and disciplined and embarks on a rampage, diagnosing anyone who had contact with Stanley and the Mask with "Ipkissia Maskosis", putting them in wedgie straitjackets and denies that he is wearing the mask. He teams up with Pretorius to help him destroy Edge City as a way of stopping "Ipkissa Maskosis", but is stopped by Stanley, who gets the mask back. His normal-self wears brown shoes, a brown jacket, a brown tie and his hair is down-straight. His masked-self wears a yellow jacket, a red bowtie with black dots similar to the Mask's necktie, blue trousers, sneakers and his hair is straight-up.
  • Mortimer Tilton (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson) - the somewhat egotistical and corrupt mayor of Edge City. Despite Tilton's selfishness, he is a person of genuine gratitude and often thanks the Mask for saving the city and frees him from any legal trouble that he causes. He also defends him from Kellaway as he knows that the Mask is genuinely insane, yet harmless and will admit that he saved him from any villains to Kellaway as well; however, occasionally he does get fed up with the Mask's antics when they get more chaotic than usual. He is loosely based on Mitchell Tilton whom is nowhere near corrupt and egotistical from what can be seen of him in the film.
    • Smedley (voiced by Cam Clarke) - Tilton's white and nerdy assistant. After the incident with Tilton's vengeful ex-girlfriend, Cookie BaBoom, he most likely quit his job to avoid the insanity.
  • Agnes Peenman (voiced by Tress MacNeille) - Stanley's cranky and mean-spirited landlady; due to her attitude, she is a frequent victim of the Mask's shenanigans as well.

Antagonists[edit]

  • Septimus Pretorius (voiced by Tim Curry) - The primary and recurring antagonist of the series. He is a mad scientist who had his own head removed from his body and placed on tiny, spider-like robotic legs, which could attach to a larger android body. (This, and his red optic-like eyes, are likely a reference to The New Batman Adventures version of the Batman villain, Mr Freeze, who similarly became a head moving on robotic legs around the same time as this show was made). His plans revolve around either obtaining or controlling the mask (Pretorius is one of the few characters in the series aware of The Mask's true identity) or increasingly insane and deadly scientific experiments. He ends up wearing the mask in one episode and becomes a green-headed spider monster who still retains his personality and full consciousness like Dorian Tryell from the film. He meets Dr. Arthur Neuman who is sent to him as an appointment, but was wearing the mask that has turned him into an psychotic, delusional madman which Pretorius uses to his advantage into helping him with his plan to destroy Edge City, so he can take photographs of aliens from another planet.
    • Walter - Pretorius' mute, indestructible, Frankenstein's monster-esque goon who is the only person capable of shrugging off The Mask's supernatural powers; this unnatural immunity makes him the only foe The Mask is genuinely fearful of going up against.
    • Pretorius' Henchmen (several voices) - the henchmen of Pretorius are seen to wear black and purple outfits. They are often seen carrying out criminal errands to prepare for his criminal plots.
  • Lonnie the Shark (voiced by Glenn Shadix) - A biker gang leader who has sharp teeth and a hairdo that resembles a shark's fin.
    • Pete (voiced by Charlie Adler) - Lonnie the Shark's skinny and lazy sidekick, who makes an excuse of "feeling pain" on any part of his body in order to ditch the gang's dirty work for his fat companions.
    • Biff, Muffy, and Brad - the three tough members of Lonnie the Shark's biker gang.
  • The Terrible Two - Dak (voiced by Cam Clarke) and Eddie (voiced by Jeff Bennett) are two slow-witted teenaged boys who exposed themselves to radiation with the intention of becoming superheroes. Dak subsequently became "Putty Thing" while Eddie became "Fish Guy". Putty Thing has the looks and the shapeshifting powers of DC villain Clayface, while Fish Guy is completely useless, cannot walk on his own, and as revealed in one episode, can't even swim. Eddie ends up wearing the mask, and becomes Shark Dude, who is arrogant, evil, and egotistical as he thinks that he can do things a lot better without anyone else, even to the point of leaving Putty Thing behind. He gets the mask removed from him thanks to Putty Thing and Stanley working together to stop him.
  • Skillit (voiced by Jason Marsden in season one and by Benny Grant in season two) - A mischievous imp who hails from the Shadowland and can suck the shadows from people, which preserves his youth while aging his victims. Because he appears to be 12 years old, he is often forced to do homework when captured. He is over 4,000 years old and has known everyone good or evil who has ever possessed the mask; he refers to the most evil people in history who have worn the mask as "a bunch of fun guys", but he hates it when the mask is used for good intentions. The Mask meets him and is disturbed by him, when he was finding everyone else’s shadows along with his, but decides to play it smart and acts the part of being an idiotic, uncaring man, to not let Skillit know what he’s up to, and eventually frees everyone else’s shadows, resulting in him losing his powers and abilities which he gets from the Shadowland. Given his design, perpetual youth, and sentient shadow, he seems to be an evil parody of Peter Pan.
  • Kablamus (voiced by Jim Cummings in a homage to Sterling Holloway) - Joe Blow is a green-haired man who had a chemical accident while experimenting on an unbreakable balloon, and gained the power to blow himself up like a balloon and explode without dying.
  • Willamina Bubask (voiced by Conchata Ferrell) - a female criminal whose known crimes were dognapping, grand theft auto and assaulting a police precinct. While Stanley was competing in a chili cook-off, Milo stumbled upon her dog-napping activities, to have dogs taste-test each recipe for Cheap Chucky. She has an unrequited love for the emotionless Walter, who she met in prison.
    • Cheap Chucky - A crime partner of Willamina Bubask, who was defeated by Milo and later arrested by the police.
  • Don Julovit (voiced by Cam Clarke in a Spanish accent) - the greatest bandit from Lispan. He arrived in Edge City for a crime in which every villain dressed as Santa Claus.
  • Dynamite Joe (voiced by Jeff Bennett impersonating Sylvester Stallone) - An explosives expert who disguises himself as Santa Claus for a crime spree.
  • Chet Bozzack (voiced by Dan Castellaneta) - Stanley's reformed high school bully whose dark urges are reawakened when he accidentally wears half of the broken mask. Chet is able to stop his mask personality from killing Stanley and The Mask, and apologizes afterwards.
  • Amelia Chronos (voiced by Victoria Carroll) - a mad scientist who builds time-manipulation devices that cause chaos as she seeks world dominance. Like Walter, Chronos is one of the few enemies The Mask takes seriously, mostly because of her increasingly bizarre (even for him) time-altering experiments.
  • Colonel Beauregard Klaxon (voiced by Jim Cummings) - a southern businessman who dumps nuclear waste under the city stadium, resulting in a monster abducting the city's sports team.
    • Billy Bob – Klaxon's henchman.
  • Cookie Baboom (voiced by Cree Summer) - an exotic dancer who tries to get revenge on the mayor.
  • Channel Surfer (voiced by Gary Owens) - a television-loving couch potato turned super-villain with a gliding surfboard who teleports through televisions and can manipulate electricity and television content. He had all of Edge City watch the tv shows he liked in revenge for canceling his favorite show, the critically panned "Pointy Peaks" and trapped the Mask inside the tv world; until Peggy helped the Mask escape through a live broadcast of Channel Surfer's show, and he is defeated when The Mask sucks him into a TV dish and shoots him into space.
  • Gorgonzola the Cheese Witch (voiced by Cree Summer) - an ancient villainess, she returns when her amulet is uncovered from a Mesopotamian tomb by Mrs. Peenman's archaeologist niece Jennifer, who becomes possessed by Gorgonzola's spirit. Her powers include the Cheese-Eye (an eye laser that turns anything into cheese) and the shot-Cheddar (an extra-sharp cheddar cheese arrow, that is fired from Gorgonzola's palm) this character was created as the winner of a contest held by Disney Adventures to create a new villain for the series.
  • Sly Eastenegger (voiced by Neil Ross) - an action star who tries to take revenge upon his critics by detonating a stolen nuclear bomb during the filming of his movie.
    • Director (voiced by Carlos Alazraqui) - an unnamed film director who helps Sly in his plot.
  • Phony Frenchman (voiced by Jess Harnell) - a patriotic French terrorist with a bad French accent.
  • The Devil (voiced by Jonathan Harris) - first appearing as Bub, he signs a contract to make Stanley a winner without using the mask, but then tries to take him and the mask to Hell as payment. The Mask is able to save them by defeating the Devil in a dance competition.
  • The Tempest (voiced by Bud Cort) - alter-ego of Fritz Drizzle, a former weatherman who was struck by lightning and gained weather-control powers; which he then used to seek revenge on those who had disrespected him.
  • The Hood (voiced by Jess Harnell) - a criminal wanted for loan sharking, smuggling, jewel heists, and other crimes. As Lawrence Lorenzo, he was hired to be the police chief, but kidnaps the mayor in an attempt to take over Edge City.
  • Buzz Stingman/Stinger (voiced by Stuart Pankin) - Buzz is a beekeeper who was turned into a bee-human hybrid creature after being severely stung by genetically-altered bees. He had the power to control the behavior of bees and hypnotized the entire city into building a giant beehive. He is ultimately stopped by The Mask who removes his stinger and returns him to normal.
  • Madame Suspiria (voiced by Candi Milo) - a carnival gypsy who believes her family's magic created the mask. She gives Stanley a love potion which is accidentally used on Mrs. Peenman and causes several men to fall in love with her. Suspiria siphons some of the mask's powers to gain revenge on Admiral Wombat, but The Mask tricks her into attacking him with magic which returns his powers.
  • Andrew Bedwetter (voiced by Jeff Bennett) - a Broadway director who adapts the "Mad Monkey" film series, which would have stopped future installments from being made, and is upstaged by The Mask (who is a fan of the films) in retaliation, causing him to go insane and try to finance his next production through bank robberies in revenge, while hiring several of The Mask's past enemies as his new cast to help carry out his plot. He is a parody of Broadway playwright Andrew Lloyd Webber.
  • Government Guy (voiced by Frank Welker in normal form, Kevin Michael Richardson in Mask form) - the tyrannical future ruler of 23rd Century Edge City. At some point after a thermonuclear crisis, he found the mask and used it to power the city, while banning all things fun, building an army of robots to enforce his rules. The Mask time-travels to the future after one of his machines ripped his pants, but he joins the resistance in stopping him. Government Guy puts the future mask on to be as powerful as him, but since he has no understanding of the mask's powers as Stanley does (partly due to his banning on creativity), The Mask uses his greater knowledge to defeat him and remove the mask from him. He is a parody of Ross Perot.
  • Celia N. Airtight - a former researcher at Wrapmaster and founder of Putterware; who products turn leftovers into monsters.
    • Harold - Airtight's right-hand man.
  • Tex Clobber - a bounty hunter hired by Pretorius alongside Baxter Simon to capture The Mask. Tex Clobber is a wilderness hunter that uses normal hunting weapons.
  • Baxter Simon - a bounty hunter that was hired by Pretorius alongside Tex Clobber to capture The Mask. He is a businessman that uses high tech gadgets.
  • Selina Swint (voiced by Susan Silo) - a smuggler who brought counterfeit money to Edge City, but accidentally switches bags with Stanley.
  • Vicky Pratt/Davida Steelmine (voiced by Cree Summer) - an illusionist-turned-thief and a former schoolmate of Stanley who had a crush on her, which she feels the same way as well. She does not like the Mask very much and prefers Stanley over him, unaware that the two are one-and-the same. When they finally catch up with each other, Stanley becomes horrified when he discovers that his old flame has become a criminal and ultimately decides to become the Mask to stop her, stating that "Vicky Pratt is just an illusion and Davida Steelmine is a criminal". The Mask also has a crush on her like Stanley and as usual, went too strong with her, but like Stanley, he also decides to stop her as well, as he is a superhero and she is a criminal that must be stopped.
  • Cybermite (voiced by Jim Cummings) - a living yet obnoxious computer virus (in a form of a fat termite wearing a leather jacket) who grows bigger by eating brain cells and occasionally cracks terrible jokes. He goes inside Milo, thanks to The Mask who unknowingly brought him back to his apartment. The Mask finds out what has happened to Milo as Stanley told him that Milo is sick and he has something to do with it, which The Mask decides to take care of it straightaway. He manages to defeat Cybermite and Milo is cured.
  • The Dark Star Trio - a trio of villains who emerge from the first issue of Doyle's favorite comic book; the "Galactic Avenger". They mistake Kellaway for their fictional archenemy and try to kill him, before they are defeated by The Mask. Its members are:
    • War Machine (voiced by Jim Cummings) - a robot armed with deadly weapons.
    • Dragon Lady (voiced by Kath Soucie) - she can transform into a dragon, fly, and breathe fire.
    • Riptide (voiced by Frank Welker) - a punk-like villain with the ability to transform into water.
  • Arthur "Art" Nouveau (voiced by Jim Cummings) – An art forger who threatened to blow up a dynamite factory.

Other characters[edit]

  • Francis Forthwright (voiced by Mary McDonald-Lewis) - one of Stanley's neighbors who sometimes tasks Stanley with babysitting her infant son during random moments.
  • Baby Forthwright (vocal effects provided by Frank Welker) - Francis' baby, who Stanley babysits when his mum goes out on several occasions, and he wears the mask on three occasions. The Mask surprisingly gets genuinely serious when he takes care of him and shows himself to be a stern, but still a fun-loving and caring father figure to him as he does not do his usual hobbies to take care of him.
  • Bank President (voiced by Jim Cummings) - the unnamed boss of Stanley and Charlie whose face is off-screen. In the original film, the bank is managed by his son, Mr. Dickey; who has corrupt practices and bullies Stanley on a daily basis.
  • Evelyn (voiced by Kath Soucie) - a bank accountant who is similar to Stanley in some ways; kind, polite, and friendly, but more shy than Stanley. She and Stanley agree to go on a date, but things don't go as planned, as she panics and accidentally ends up wearing the Mask of Loki, which turns her into a loud, fun-loving, wacky, love-crazy, confident, southern accented woman called Eve, who acts overly affectionate towards Stanley. Eve takes Stanley on a wild ride, and goes to the Coco Bongo, which there she dances around with him, though forgetting that he is not like her, and can’t handle her wildness at all, that then ends up with her throwing him through the ceiling, and she decides to control herself after that. Their date soon turns into a battle against Pretorius (who seeks a bride) and ends up getting the mask removed from her face by Stanley, who puts it back on and takes on Pretorius as The Mask, with Evelyn delivering the finishing blow on Pretorius by firing a missile at him, though she can’t remember her time wearing the mask. Afterwards, she and Stanley resume their date, only to break up because of their different views on their dogs. Evelyn wears brownish, greenish clothes, brown shoes, has her hair tied up in prom style and wears glasses. Eve wears a red dress with heel shoes the same colour, has her hair in a ponytail, has blue eyeshadows, red lips, earrings on her square ears, jewellery on her wrists and necklace on her throat.
  • Ace Ventura - (voiced by Michael Hall) - a miami-based private pet detective specializing in the retrieval of missing animals who helps Stanley find Milo. He and The Mask initially start out as rivals; due to their over-the-top natures, but eventually start getting along with each other in the end, even if the Mask got irritated by him finding out that he and Stanley are one and the same person.

Other mask wearers[edit]

Stanley Ipkiss is the owner and wearer of the mask, but others have worn it accidentally or intentionally, and some episodes focus on this aspect. Stanley usually tries to get the mask back, often with difficulty. The other wearers and the mask's effect on them are:

  • Milo - Milo wears the mask in eight episodes, usually when Stanley or someone else is in trouble. While wearing the mask, he is a wild, aggressive but still loyal dog to his owner or anyone else he cares about.
  • Peggy Brandt - the journalist decides to wear the mask out of curiosity, which turns her into a British, staid, egotistical woman who decides to give herself an elaborate and feminine makeover. Despite having an ego, she still cares about Stanley deeply, to the point that she considers him to be the only one who understands her, and despite being in her normal clothes, changes them to a flowery dress with a flowery hat on top of her head. Though caring a lot about her appearance to the point that she considers it more important than saving Milo, she does know when something’s not right with her appearance, as she notices a crooked eyebrow on her when looking in her mirror, and decides to give Stanley the tool he needs to take her face off, which she doesn’t try to stop him from pulling her face off, showing that like The Mask, she is very brave at facing the fact that she will become a lifeless object once again, but is willing to face that once more.
  • Baby Forthwright - Lacking a sense of right or wrong, the super-powered baby is more impulsive and chaotic than the Mask, acts out for ice cream and temporarily teamed up with villains like Lonnie the Shark and his gang, but does gain some sense of right or wrong and turns against them. As a running gag, he puts diapers on those who annoy him.
  • Pretorius - Lacking inhibitions and much like Dorian Tyrell from the original film, he is able to retain his own personality and full control, unlike most wearers (with the exceptions being the Mask and Eve who retain most personality traits of Stanley and Evelyn, respectively) when he dons the mask. He tries to kill Stanley and Peggy by eating them, but is defeated after his invention, the Sister Mask, which was used to control the Mask's movements, is used against him. At one point, while escaping him, Peggy refers to him as "Big-Head", a name given to every mask wearer in the comics.
  • Chet Bozzack - the former bully wears half of the mask which produces an "evil clown" personality, as Stanley's worst nightmare. When wearing the half of it, he is evil, violent, arrogant, vengeful, and even murderous, which terrifies Chet and convinces him to remove the half. Chet's mask persona harkens back to the original Big-Head incarnation from the original comic; an extremely violent, murderous entity that seeks to cause chaos out of enjoyment, no matter who the mask possesses.
  • Fish Guy - he becomes Shark Dude, with considerable superpowers and an egotistical attitude that causes him to abandon his partner.
  • Dr. Neuman - Skeptical of The Mask's existence, he puts on the mask, which turns him into a psychotic, clown-like super-villain, diagnosing everyone with "Ipkissia Maskosis" (which is often punctuated by a deep echo every time he says it) and putting them in straitjackets (using their underwear) while still retaining the attitude of a professional therapist, whose mood occasionally switches from polite and composed to suddenly childish and deranged (both with a deep voice and a high-pitched one to match, respectively) all while denying that he is wearing the mask. His ways of transportation include a tricycle, a large floating book and finally a pogo stick. Like the Mask, he also displays cartoonish tendencies; such as popping his eyes out, having planets and stars around his head after being hit on the head by a mallet hammer by Pretorius, and literally blowing steam out of his ears when angered. Although psychotic, he does show mercy, as he spares a female police officer after she tells him that Pretorius is being held. He also takes his job very seriously; albeit in a twisted manner, as he checks on his watch to check the schedule for his next "appointment". He is also very disciplined as well, as he controls himself most of the time instead, with him putting people in wedgie straitjackets and also puts a boy’s mother in a cage instead of putting her in another wedgie straitjacket showing himself not to go that far. While still principled (in his own twisted way) even agreeing that Pretorius is insane, he still decides to help him with his plan of destroying Edge City (although, while Pretorius' plan is to lure out ancient aliens in order to gather proof, Neuman's goal is to wipe out the "outbreak" of "Ipkissia Maskosis"). Instead of using his powers to break Pretorius out, he uses his expertise as a psychotherapist to manipulate a police officer into releasing Pretorius into his custody. He does make sure to keep Pretorius in his custody still, as he wanted to learn more on how he’s going to destroy Edge City, and when Pretorius refuses to tell him, he reminds him that he is in his care, and Stanley tries to trick him by saying that he has Ipkissia Maskosis, but Neuman does not get tricked by it, showing that he is not stupid and is actually a smart man despite his insanity and being psychotic. He is also delusional as he thinks the mask doesn’t work still, but shows that it does as he pops his eyes out and making his voice high-pitched while telling Stanley that he is suffering from denial, even though he is the one who is. Although serious most of the time, he does have a twisted sense of humor, as he puts out a shower to put Stanley in it, mostly to distract him and partly because its amusing, before trying to kill him.
  • Evelyn - a shy and quiet woman who accidentally puts the mask on during a date with Stanley, and becomes Eve; a confident, wacky, fun-loving and loud woman; who is madly in love with Stanley. Like the Mask, she can change forms, as seen when she changes into a female Rambo-like fighter and an Opera Viking while fighting Pretorius, and even imitates the Tex Avery-esque wolf when wearing the mask for the first time and changing her head to an alien one as well. She gives out hard hugs and forceful kisses to Stanley, along with calling him her screwball rabbit. Although stronger than the Mask, she respects Stanley's private boundaries. She also knows when she’s gone too far, as she accidentally throws Stanley through the ceiling while dancing with him at the Coco Bongo and after rescuing him from it decides to make up for it by hugging him lightly and giving out gentle kisses to him. She also has a southern accent unlike Evelyn. She also loves Pork Rinds, as she eats them in one gulp. Like The Mask, she is also harmless, as she uses her powers to have fun and partying about, and to fight Pretorius with them.
  • Government Guy - he wore the mask of the 23rd century, which is green due to mold, turning him into a musclebound brute. However, his desire for strength combined with his decision of banning creativity proved to be his undoing as The Mask easily defeats him before removing the future mask and throwing it deep into the sea, ending his tyrannical rule over Edge City.
  • Ace Ventura - during a crossover episode, the mask hits Ace's buttocks, where it manifests a green-hued head (a reference to how he pantomimes with his rear end) after Stanley puts it back on, the Mask; due to sharing the same knowledge as Stanley, tries to wash his face off it.
  • Nimrel, Billy the Kid, Attila the Hun - Historical figures said to have used the power of the mask by Skillit.
  • Freddy - a large grey monster with a tentacled lower body from the Shadowland appearing in the episode "Enquiring Masks Want to Know". When Stanley and Peggy succeed in bringing the cryptids back to the Shadowland, Skillit puts the mask on Freddy in an attempt to destroy them. However due to being "mostly harmless" like Skillit said, his mask persona comes off as childish and dumb. Stanley and Peggy convince him to return the mask by pointing out that Skillit will only throw him away like all his other "stuff" and he obliges.

Principal voice cast[edit]

  • Rob Paulsen - Stanley Ipkiss/The Mask, Baker (in "Malled"), Pretorius' Henchman (in "Mayor Mask")
  • Tim Curry - Pretorius
  • Jim Cummings - Doyle, Joe Blow/Kablamus, Bank President, War Machine, Colonel Beauregard Klaxon, Art Nouveau, Crisco the Performance Artist, Cybermite, Agent X (in "Martian Mask"), Attila the Hun (in "All Hallow's Eve"), Barnaby the Dinosaur (in "Baby's Wild Ride"), Billy Bo Bob (in "Up the Creek"), Commissioner Ben Gothan (in "The Goofalotatots"), Crusco (in "Flight as a Feather"), Customer (in "Flight as a Feather"), Delivery Man (in "Cool Hand Mask"), Dr. Maius (in "When Pigs Rule the Earth"), Football Announcer (in "Mr. Mask Goes to Washington"), News Anchor (in "To Have or Have Snot"), PA Announcer (in "Malled"), Pedestrian (in "Shrink Rap"), Police Dispatch (in "The Mask is Always Greener on the Other Side" Pt. 2, "Counterfeit Mask"), Police Officer (in "Mask Au Gratin," "Mystery Cruise"), Prison Guard (in "Cool Hand Mask"), Remote-Controlled Gorilla (in "Broadway Malady"), Robber (in "The Mask is Always Greener on the Other Side" Pt. 1), Santa Claus (in "Santa Mask")
  • Tress MacNeille - Mrs. Peenman, Mother (in "Shrink Rap"), Old Lady (in "Flight as a Feather")
  • Kevin Michael Richardson - Mortimer Tilton, Guy's mask form, Garbage Man (in "Jurassic Mask") Rod (in "When Pigs Ruled the Earth") Greenfield (in "Mr. Mask Goes to Washington") Jed Jigsen Jededine (in "Up the Creek") Pretorius' Henchman (in "Mayor Mask") Tribal Chief (in "All Hail the Mask")
  • Neil Ross - Mitch Kellaway, Sly Eastenegger, Prosecutor (in "The Green Marine")
  • Heidi Shannon - Peggy Brandt
  • Ben Stein - Arthur Newman
  • Mark L. Taylor - Charlie Schumacher
  • Frank Welker - Milo, Baby Forthwright, Congo Bongo Bouncer, Pepe, Riptide, Government Guy, Baker (in "Malled"), Bald Eagle (in "Flight as a Feather"), Bear (in "A Comedy of Errors"), Bigfoot (in "Enquiring Masks Want to Know") Bulldog (in "Up the Creek") Chef Luigi (in "Love Potion #8 1/2") Sammy Namulus Jr. (in "Enquiring Masks Want to Know") Edge City's Most Wanted Host (in "How Much is that Dog in the Tin Can?") Esmerelda the Poodle (in "Bride of Pretorius") Freddy (in "Enquiring Masks Want to Know") general (in "For All Mask-Kind") Hazmat (in "Martian Mask"), Leftover Monsters (in "Sealed Fate") Loch Ness Monster (in "Enquiring Masks Want to Know") Milrum (in "All Hallow's Eve") Mozart the Talking Dog (in "Sister Mask") Mutated Hamburger Meat (in "Mayor Mask") Nowhere Mart Clerk (in "Martian Mask") Ostrich (in "Magic") Patient (in "Little Big Mask") Pinko (in "The Goofalotatots") police officer (in "Double Reverse", "Malled") Poodles (in "Love Potion #8 1/2") Pretzel Salesman (in "Mask Au Gratin") Reform School Guard (in "All Hallow's Eve") Ship Captain (in "Mystery Cruise") Snapper the Parrot (in "Mutiny of the Bounty Hunters") Super Cold Virus (in "To Have and Have Snot") Warden (in "Cool Hand Mask")

Parodies of other comics[edit]

Villains were often parodies from DC Comics or Marvel Comics and The Mask due to being a fan of superhero comic books transforms into several forms that are parodies of either DC or Marvel, such as him becoming Supermask and Super Salad Man (a spoof of Superman), or becoming Biclops (a spoof of Cyclops), Spiderhyny (alias Spider-Man), the Green Surfer (alias Silver Surfer) and the Toolverine (a spoof of Wolverine), and a villain that turned into a dinosaur like Sauron. Notable were Skillit (spoof of Mr. Mxyzptlk and Peter Pan, albeit much more malevolent in nature), Buzz Stingman (who was transformed by mutant bees in a similar manner to Swarm) Putty Thing (spoof of the Batman: The Animated Series version of Clayface, portrayed as a dumb teenager rather than an angry, jaded actor), and Davida Steelmine (spoof of Zatanna). In the "Sister Mask" episode, Pretorius hunts meteorites that each give the power of a member of the Fantastic Four.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
115August 12, 1995November 11, 1995
230September 7, 1996March 29, 1997
39July 5, 1997August 30, 1997

Season 1 (1995)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1–21–2"The Mask Is Always Greener on the Other Side (Parts 1 & 2)"Duane CapizziAugust 12, 1995 (1995-08-12)

After causing him nothing but trouble, Stanley Ipkiss gets rid of his mask by burying it in quick-drying cement, but must retrieve it to save Peggy and Milo from Pretorius.

Pretorius tricks Stanley's friend and co-worker, Charlie, into building a "house of tomorrow". The Mask must stop him and save Peggy, Charlie and Milo.
33"Baby's Wild Ride"Dean StefanAugust 19, 1995 (1995-08-19)
Baby-sitting turns difficult when the infant acquires the Mask and joins a biker gang, whose leader is posing as children's entertainer Barnaby the Dinosaur.
44"The Terrible Twos"Ernie JonAugust 26, 1995 (1995-08-26)
Lt. Kellaway handcuffs himself to Stanley to prove that he is The Mask, and Stanley must go to elaborate lengths to get away when mutants Putty Thing and Fish Guy go on a rampage.
55"Sister Mask"Henry GilroySeptember 2, 1995 (1995-09-02)
Pretorius creates a "sister mask" that turns The Mask into a living puppet, in order to use him to steal meteorite fragments with unusual properties.
66"Shadow of a Skillit"Ernie JonSeptember 9, 1995 (1995-09-09)
The vitality-stealing Skillit comes to Edge City to steal the shadows of Charlie, Peggy, and Milo, and only The Mask can stop him.
77"Bride of Pretorius"Steve RobertsSeptember 16, 1995 (1995-09-16)
Stanley dates a shy, quiet co-worker named Evelyn, who becomes a loud, man-hungry woman when she stumbles upon the mask. Meanwhile, Pretorious looks for a female companion.
88"Double Reverse"Henry GilroySeptember 23, 1995 (1995-09-23)
A reverse therapy treatment helps Stanley deprive the mask of its power by acting uninhibited in his normal life, but must get the mask working again when the villain Kablamus threatens the city.
99"Shrink Rap"Steve RobertsSeptember 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)
Stanley gives the mask to Dr. Neuman, who puts it on and teams up with Pretorius, who wants to nuke the city in order to take a flash photograph of an alien race's planet.
1010"Mayor Mask"Dean StefanOctober 7, 1995 (1995-10-07)
Frustrated by the city's mismanagement, Stanley puts on the mask hoping to teach Mayor Tilton a lesson. Instead, The Mask announces his candidacy for Mayor of Edge City. Initially objecting, Stanley has to make sure his alter ego wins when he discovers that Pretorius has taken Tilton's place for a diabolical plan.
1111"Martian Mask"Steve RobertsOctober 14, 1995 (1995-10-14)
Mistakenly believing The Mask is an alien seeking to take over the planet, FBI agents try to capture him. Meanwhile, Putty Thing and Fish Guy go on a road trip.
1212"How Much Is That Dog in the Tin Can?"John ArcudiOctober 21, 1995 (1995-10-21)
Milo puts on The Mask to battle an insane dogcatcher named Willamina Bubask who is capturing dogs for a (somewhat) sinister purpose. Meanwhile, Walter stalks Stanley at Cheap Chucky's Chili Cook-Off.
1313"All Hallow's Eve"Henry GilroyOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
On Halloween night, Skillit escapes from reform school to get revenge on The Mask, and reanimates the corpses of three of Stanley's predecessors: Atilla the Hun, Billie the Kid and an evil wizard called Nilrem.
1414"Santa Mask"Dean StefanNovember 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
The villains in Edge City (namely Kablamus, Walter, the Terrible Two, Don Julovit, and Dynamite Joe) disguise themselves as Santa Claus to commit crimes. The Mask must save Christmas by proving Santa's innocence even after a brief detour thwarting Pretorius' plans to capture Santa.
1515"Split Personality"Alexx Van DyneNovember 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
The mask breaks in half during Walter's attempt to steal it, resulting in both Stanley and The Mask existing at the same time. When former bully Chet gets the other half, the two personalities must work together to piece the mask together.

Season 2 (1996–97)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air date
161"A Comedy of Eras"Marty Isenberg and Robert N. SkirSeptember 7, 1996 (1996-09-07)
The Mask battles a mad female scientist named Dr. Amelia Chronos who sends Stanley to the era of the Salem Witch Trials where Stanley's only hope is to somehow locate the mask where he will have originally found it.
172"Goin' for the Green"Brooks WachtelSeptember 14, 1996 (1996-09-14)
After being humiliated by The Mask during an unveiling of his latest statue, Mayor Tilton seeks to reset the news cycle by recruiting Colonel Klaxon to create the Edge City Games. However, Klaxon stores nuclear waste underneath the city stadium which results in the creation of a swamp monster.
183"Flight as a Feather"Julia LewaldSeptember 21, 1996 (1996-09-21)
Hours before a Swedish karaoke contest at the Coco Bongo, The Mask loses his lucky fedora feather and races to recover it – while trying to avoid Kellaway and Doyle, Mayor Tilton's vengeful ex-girlfriend, a performance artist, Walter, and a mother bald eagle.
194"The Good, the Bad and the Fish Guy"Mark SeidenbergSeptember 28, 1996 (1996-09-28)
When Fish Guy acquires the mask, Stanley must convince Putty Thing to work with him before the city is destroyed.
205"Malled"Thomas HartOctober 5, 1996 (1996-10-05)
When Lonnie the Shark and his gang rob a bank at the new mega-mall, Milo must bring the Mask to Stanley who is caught in the crossfire.
216"Channel Surfin"Sib VentressOctober 12, 1996 (1996-10-12)
The Mask shifts through various television channels after being trapped inside a TV by Channel Surfer, who plots to brainwash the town into watching his favorite cult TV show, Pointy Peaks.
227"Mask au Gratin"Steve CudenOctober 19, 1996 (1996-10-19)
Stanley is hired to show Mrs. Peenman's archaeologist niece, Jennifer, around Edge City. Jennifer had unearthed an ancient amulet which curses her by the moonlight to turn into an evil cheese goddess named Gorgonzola, who turns anything and everything into cheese.
238"Jurassic Mask"John LudinOctober 26, 1996 (1996-10-26)
A nuclear-powered laser regenerator invented by Dr. Horace T. Proctor brings three animatronic dinosaurs to life. It is up to The Mask to stop the three dinosaurs before they wreck Edge City.
249"You Oughta Be in Pictures"Brooks WachtelNovember 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)
Sly Eastenegger, a famous action movie star, and his director choose Edge City to film his latest movie, and challenge The Mask over who will be the next action star. Meanwhile, Peggy discovers a stolen nuclear bomb that Eastenegger is plotting to use in the film.
2510"For All Mask-Kind"Adam GiladNovember 9, 1996 (1996-11-09)
Stanley is chosen to be the first average man to be sent into space with paranoid astronaut Gil Headstrong; The Mask comes along for the ride.
2611"Up the Creek"Ralph SollNovember 16, 1996 (1996-11-16)
The Mask steals The Eiffel Tower following his encounter with the Phony Frenchman and Mrs. Peenman uses the apartment as a tourist attraction. Charlie invites Stanley to a river-rafting trip where the two become unwilling grooms to hillbilly brides.
2712"Boogie with the Man"Richard StanleyNovember 23, 1996 (1996-11-23)
Stanley wishes he was as lucky as The Mask, and meets The Devil (disguised as a man named Bub), who gives Stanley his lucky break in exchange for his soul.
2813"What Goes Around Comes Around"Mel GildenNovember 30, 1996 (1996-11-30)
Dr. Amelia Chronos returns and puts Stanley (and The Mask) in a time loop in which they are doomed to repeat the same half-hour.
2914"All Hail the Mask"Stephen LeviDecember 7, 1996 (1996-12-07)
During a trip to a Pacific island, The Mask encounters a tribe who worship him as a god, and who plot to sacrifice him.
3015"Power of Suggestion"Sib Ventress and Tracy BernaDecember 14, 1996 (1996-12-14)
Stanley is hypnotized during Edge City's Fluff Ball, but Kablamus interrupts before the hypnotist reverses the spell. Kablamus then uses Stanley (and The Mask) to get back at Mayor Tilton for not choosing him as the grand marshal of the Fluff Parade.
3116"Mr. Mask Goes to Washington"Thomas HartDecember 21, 1996 (1996-12-21)
After saving the US President from being crushed by falling debris, The Mask becomes a presidential bodyguard, though a staff member doesn't trust him.
3217"Rain of Terror"John Benke, Rob Humphrey, Jim PetersonDecember 28, 1996 (1996-12-28)
Disrespected weatherman Fritz Drizzle becomes a supervillain named The Tempest, whose attacks upon the city interrupt The Mask's night out.
3318"The Mother of All Hoods"Marty Isenberg and Robert N. SkirJanuary 4, 1997 (1997-01-04)
The Mask humiliates Kellaway on a police reality TV show, leading him to prove himself by going on a stakeout where he uncovers a plot by Hood to have the mayor kidnapped.
3419"To Bee or Not to Bee"Steve CudenJanuary 11, 1997 (1997-01-11)
Disgraced beekeeper Buzz Stingman becomes human–bee mutant The Stinger, whose appetite for honey prompts him to brainwash the populace into manufacturing honey for him.
3520"Love Potion No. 8 ½"Steven Melching and David McDermottJanuary 18, 1997 (1997-01-18)
Stanley buys a love potion from Madam Suspiria, but accidentally spills it on his landlady, Mrs. Peenman, resulting in himself, The Mask, and several others becoming attracted to her.
3621"Cool Hand Mask"Richard StanleyJanuary 25, 1997 (1997-01-25)
The Mask is framed for stealing from a charity and is sent to prison. Pretorius then initiates his plan to take over Edge City through its electrical devices.
3722"Broadway Malady"Ralph SollFebruary 1, 1997 (1997-02-01)
Broadway director Sir Andrew Bedwetter creates a musical based on Mad Monkey which brings an end to the action movie franchise, enraging The Mask who crashes opening night. Bedwetter snaps and creates a new musical featuring The Mask's past enemies (Channel Surfer, the Terrible Two, Walter, Kablamus, and Phoney Frenchman) and an animatronic monkey as the all-star cast.
3823"Enquiring Masks Want to Know"Mel GildenFebruary 8, 1997 (1997-02-08)
Stanley takes the place of Peggy's photographer who quits following The Mask's fight with the Terrible Two. Peggy then sees a career-boosting story when Skillit unleashes his cryptoid toys: his version of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.
3924"Future Mask"Diane M. FrescoFebruary 15, 1997 (1997-02-15)
The Mask travels through time to the 23rd century to find the robot who ripped his trousers, but soon becomes involved in a war over the mask between megalomaniacal future mayor Government Guy and a team of rebels.
4025"Sealed Fate"Tracy BernaFebruary 22, 1997 (1997-02-22)
Stanley has to sell Putterware food-storage products to pay The Mask's bills, but Peggy learns that the leftovers are coming to life.
4126"(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Green Mask"Marty Isenberg and Robert N. SkirFebruary 29, 1997 (1997-02-29)
The Mask and Lt. Kellaway are killed by The Phony Frenchman's bomb and a council of angels compare their lives to determine which will gain entrance to Heaven. When Kellaway proves that The Mask is Stanley, the angelic council reveals a horrible secret about themselves.
4227"Mutiny of the Bounty Hunters"Steve CudenMarch 7, 1997 (1997-03-07)
Stanley babysits for his neighbor again, and the baby pursues a pet bird. Meanwhile, Pretorious hires bounty hunters Tex Clobber and Baxter Simon to help him capture The Mask.
4328"Convention of Evil"Dean StefanMarch 14, 1997 (1997-03-14)
During a group therapy session with by Dr. Neuman, the criminals Pretorius, Gorgonzola, Lonnie the Shark, Pete, Bub, The Tempest, The Stinger, and others discuss the many times The Mask has thwarted their plans. (Clip show)
4429"The Green Marine"Thomas HartMarch 21, 1997 (1997-03-21)
The Mask is court martialed for his unorthodox actions while serving in the US Marines, involving Lonnie the Shark's theft of a battleship.
4530"Counterfeit Mask"Alexx Van DyneMarch 28, 1997 (1997-03-28)
Stanley is accused of counterfeiting money after mistakenly taking a smuggler's luggage at the airport. Meanwhile, Peggy gets her hands on The Mask and fulfills her dream of being glamorous, which includes ensnaring Lt Kellaway in marriage.

Season 3 (1997)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air date
461"Magic"Steve RobertsJuly 5, 1997 (1997-07-05)
Stanley reunites with his high school crush, Davida Steelmine, who is now a magician and master thief.
472"Little Big Mask"Thomas HartJuly 12, 1997 (1997-07-12)
The Mask creates an anti-aging cream, which makes him (and Stanley) younger by the minute.
483"Fantashtick Voyage"Bob ArdielJuly 19, 1997 (1997-07-19)
A computer virus named Cybermite infects Milo, and The Mask goes inside Milo's body to stop it.
494"They Came from Within"Alexx Van DyneJuly 26, 1997 (1997-07-26)
The Mask is sucked into a comic book world where the evil Dark Star Trio mistakes Lt. Kellaway for their archenemy Galactic Avenger.
505"To Have and Have Snot"Alexx Van DyneAugust 2, 1997 (1997-08-02)
Pretorius uses Peggy's phlegm to create a giant mucus monster that infects the people of Edge City. Stanley learns that having a cold while wearing the mask has unpredictable and ultimately fatal side effects.
516"Mystery Cruise"Henry GilroyAugust 9, 1997 (1997-08-09)
Stanley, Milo, Peggy, Charlie, Mrs. Peenman, Lt. Kellaway, and Doyle are tricked into boarding a cruise to celebrate The Mask's birthday. Pretorius uses the ship to test his latest weapon, planning to create a tsunami and destroy Edge City.
527"The Goofalotatots"John ArcudiAugust 16, 1997 (1997-08-16)
Stanley as The Mask meets his favorite cartoon characters The Goofalotatots: Stinko, Pinko, and Snot. What he doesn't know is that they're evil robot duplicates built by Pretorius in a plot to disable Edge City's officials.
538"When Pigs Ruled the Earth"J.D. SmithAugust 23, 1997 (1997-08-23)
The Mask and Peggy are sent to a future where pigs rule over mankind.
549"The Aceman Cometh"Duane CapizziAugust 30, 1997 (1997-08-30)

Stanley's dog Milo has his brain switched with a scientist and is then kidnapped by Pretorious. Stanley hires Ace Ventura, a pet detective, to help find him. Ace's pet monkey, Spike, steals the mask, and Stanley follows them to Miami to retrieve it.

Note: This episode is the first part of a crossover with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, concluding in that series' episode "Have Mask Will Travel".

Crossover[edit]

A two-part crossover between The Mask and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – another animated series based on a Jim Carrey film – aired on August 30, 1997. The crossover begins with The Mask episode "The Aceman Cometh", and concludes with the Ace Ventura episode "Have Mask, Will Travel". At the time of the original airing, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective was running in the adjoining time slot immediately following The Mask in CBS's Saturday morning lineup. During the crossover, Stanley/The Mask and Ace retain their respective animation styles while appearing within the other's show. The crossover also serves as the series finale of The Mask and the second-season finale of Ace Ventura.

In "Have Mask, Will Travel", Stanley catches up to Ace in Miami just as he is recruited to solve a case on a space station, leading Stanley to become The Mask and join the investigation.

Syndication[edit]

After the series ended its run on CBS, it started airing in syndication, mostly on local affiliates and Cartoon Network from 1997 to 1998. Then it aired on the Fox Family Channel from 1999 to 2000 (with "Flight as a Feather" removed due to risqué content).[5] Since 2000, it hasn't been seen in the United States.[citation needed] In Australia, it has been rerun sporadically on Boomerang.[citation needed] Cartoon Network aired reruns of the series worldwide, including UK.

Home media[edit]

VHS[edit]

Six VHS volumes of the series were gradually released from 1995 to 1996, all of which are now out of print.

Title Episodes featured
The Mask is Always Greener on the Other Side Pilot: "The Mask is Always Greener on the Other Side" Parts 1 and 2 abridged into one episode
Baby's Wild Ride "Baby's Wild Ride" and "The Terrible Twos"
S-s-somebody Stop Me! "Sister Mask" and "Shadow of a Skillit"
Milo Mask "How Much Is That Dog in the Tin Can?" and "Martian Mask"
Mayor Mask (Released only in Australia and Russia) "Mayor Mask" and "Double Reverse"
Split Personality (Released only in Australia and Russia) "Shrink Rap" and "Split Personality"

DVD[edit]

Upon the initial DVD release of Son of the Mask, Wal-Mart stores sold an exclusive 2-pack of the movie with the two-part pilot episode of the animated series.[6]

On April 10, 2018, Warner Bros. released the first season on DVD.[7]

The series is also available on iTunes, Amazon Video, YouTube, and Google Play. All episodes are separated into all three seasons and are also featured in an entire collection entitled The Mask: The Complete Series.

Merchandise[edit]

Taco Bell distributed toys based on the cartoon for a short period of time in 1997. In South Africa, the Spur franchise used to give out Mask toys with the kiddies burger.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1997). The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television. Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 280. ISBN 978-0823083152. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 533–534. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 381. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  4. ^ "Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs) on "Donny & Marie"". YouTube. 2007-04-02. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  5. ^ "List of every TV series aired on Fox Family Channel – Nickandmore!". Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  6. ^ "The Mask DVD news: Walmart Exclusive Release". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Archived from the original on 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2013-08-19.
  7. ^ At Last: 'The Complete 1st Season' of the Cartoon Spin-Off from the Film!

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