Wish Kid

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Wish Kid
Genre Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Directed by Christopher J. Brough
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Andy Heyward
Robby London
Producer(s) Chuck Patton
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) DiC Entertainment
Original network NBC (1991-1992)
Original release September 14, 1991 – December 7, 1991

Wish Kid starring Macaulay Culkin (often referred to simply as Wish Kid) is an American animated television series that originally aired on Saturday mornings from September 14, 1991, through July 1992 on NBC, although a few repeats aired from 1998, through 2002 on Toon Disney after that. Produced by DIC Entertainment, the series starred pre-teen movie star Macaulay Culkin.


Nicholas "Nick" McClary (modeled after and voiced by Culkin) owned a baseball glove that had been struck by a miniature shooting star, an event that inexplicably enabled it to magically grant wishes, if punched three times. It was however limited to use only once every week, and each wish would expire relatively shortly after it was cast, often at the most inopportune time possible. Each story — introduced in a live-action prologue by Culkin — revolved around Nick's wishes and the trouble that always seemed to follow. It was up to Nick and others involved to resolve the situation and make things right.

Darryl Singletary was Nick's best friend and the only one in on the secret; he always managed to get tangled up in Nick's adventures. Francis "Frankie" Dutweiler was the neighborhood bully who often antagonized Nick and Darryl. Other characters included Mel and Adrienne McClary, Nick's parents who were a reporter/photographer and real estate agent, respectively; Nick's younger sister, Katie (voiced by Quinn Culkin, Macauley's real life sister), his pet dog, Slobber, and nosy neighbor Mrs. Opal.


episode# Title Air Date
1 Top Gun - Will Travel September 14, 1991
2 A Matter of Principal September 21, 1991
3 Haunted House For Sale September 28, 1991
4 Captain Mayhem October 5, 1991
5 Glove of Dreams October 12, 1991
6 Love At First Wish October 19, 1991
7 Lotto Trouble October 26, 1991
8 Darryl's Dilemma November 2, 1991
9 A Nick Off the Old Block November 9, 1991
10 A Grand Ol' Time November 16, 1991
11 Gross Encounters November 23, 1991
12 Mom, Dad, You're Fired! November 30, 1991
13 The Best of Enemies December 7, 1991

Home video release[edit]

A series of videos with Wish Kid episodes was released through 1991 by Buena Vista Home Video, +ON Video and Anchor Bay Entertainment, and the prologue with Macaulay Culkin was deleted. 4 episodes were released in a single DVD compilation, however this DVD is now out of print since 2008.

On February 17, 2015, Mill Creek Entertainment will release Wish Kid- The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time.[1]


The original theme song Chantilly Lace is replaced by an instrumental theme due to the song being copyrighted.

Broadcast history[edit]

  • Canada Canada
    • YTV (1991-1995)


  1. ^ Including the Voice of Macaulay Culkin, 'The Complete Series' is a Wish Come True!

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