The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil

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The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil
Written by
Directed by
Voices of
Opening theme
  • Udi Harpaz
  • Jim Mandell
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5 (plus 3 unaired)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)John Kricfalusi
Running time30 min
Production company(s)
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 10 (1988-09-10) – October 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)
Preceded byBeany and Cecil

The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil was a revival of Bob Clampett's Beany and Cecil. It was produced in 1988 by DIC Animation City and Spümcø (which is the studio's first animated series). Only eight episodes were produced, five which aired during its original run. This incarnation of the show was produced and directed by John Kricfalusi.


ABC had been negotiating for the production of the show with the Clampett family, who insisted that John Kricfalusi would be part of the production. The long negotiations delayed the start of production to mid-July, causing much of the animation to be rushed in order to meet the September deadline. Tensions rose between Kricfalusi and ABC over the tone of the show, leading to an uncomfortable atmosphere for the show's crew. The more ABC strove to soften the show, the more Kricfalusi pushed for shocking and offensive material. The Clampett family were ultimately not very happy with the cartoon, but remained supportive of Kricfalusi.[1] ABC cancelled the show after a handful of episodes as they found the humor not suitable for children's programming.[2]


Eight episodes were made, but only the first five were broadcast:

Title Original air date
1"Framed Freep"September 10, 1988 (1988-09-10)
2"Radio with a Bite!"September 17, 1988 (1988-09-17)
3"The Brotherhood of B.L.E.C.H."September 24, 1988 (1988-09-24)
4"The Bad Guy Flu!"October 1, 1988 (1988-10-01)
5"D.J.'s Disappearing Act"October 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)
6"Cecil Meets Clambo"N/A
7"The Golden Menu"N/A
8"The Courtship of Cecilia"N/A


Additional voices[edit]


  1. ^ Nolen-Weathington, Eric (2004). Modern Masters Volume 3: Bruce Timm. TwoMorrows Publishing. pp. 26–32. ISBN 1-893905-30-6. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  2. ^ Joey Anuff (November 1998). "The Nearly Invisible Animation Genius". Spin volume 14 number 11 pp. 99-106. Retrieved 2010-09-18.

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