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Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!

Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! is an American animated children's television series featuring the voices and likeness of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. It is also a series of books that spun off, from the show. The show premiered on October 20, 2001 on the ABC block Disney's One Saturday Morning, and was cancelled after one season due to low ratings. Reruns were later shown on Toon Disney. It was the last TV series to star both Mary-Kate and Ashley. The show is also a partnership with Andy Heyward and the Olsen twins

Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen as their animated counterparts.
GenreAction/Adventure, Comedy
Children's television series
Created byRobin Riordan
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Mary-Kate Olsen
  • Ashley Olsen
  • Robert Thorne
  • Neil Steinberg
  • Kaaren Lee Brown
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorDIC Entertainment
Original networkABC
Original releaseOctober 20, 2001 –
June 29, 2002



No. Title Original air date
1"SPF 5000"October 20, 2001 (2001-10-20)
Clive Hedgemorton-Smythe, eccentric villain and collector of stinky cheese, triggers a global eclipse of the sun and Mary-Kate and Ashley must use their special agent skills and their recent astronomy homework to defeat this cheesy villain.
2"Gift With Purchase"October 27, 2001 (2001-10-27)
The beautiful yet villainous cosmetics queen Renee La Rouge is plotting to rule the world through mind-controlling make-up, and Mary-Kate and Ashley must leap into action to stop Renee before she gives the world (and Quincy!) a permanent makeover.
3"The Mean Team"November 3, 2001 (2001-11-03)
Mary-Kate and Ashley dust off their gymnastics skills to go undercover at the Global Games where they must prevent Romy Bates, brilliant but selfish computer genius and her team of mechanical robo-gymnasts from ruining the Games for everyone.
4"Who Turned the Music Off?"November 10, 2001 (2001-11-10)
When music of all kinds is mysteriously replaced by the driving techno-beat of songs from the egotistical music mogul, Capital D, Mary-Kate and Ashley must go undercover as hot new deejays to shut down CD's evil plan to control all the music in the world.
5"Operation Evaporation"November 17, 2001 (2001-11-17)
When rivers, lakes and oceans begin to rapidly evaporate, Mary-Kate and Ashley must outsmart and outmaneuver their old nemesis, the eccentric, cheese-munching Clive Hedgemorton-Smythe, in order to stop his plans to control all of the world's water.
6"Puppy Love"December 22, 2001 (2001-12-22)
When people begin neglecting their dogs in favor of their new "Bot Puppies" (robotic toys that are supposed to be "better than a real dog") Mary-Kate and Ashley must travel to the Black Forest to unmask evil toymaker (and pet hater) Fritz Doberman.
7"Tout Sweet"December 29, 2001 (2001-12-29)
Mary-Kate and Ashley have a sweet assignment- to find out how a delicious new candy is interfering with the world's communication devices- but things get sticky when they discover the candy's inventor is evil computer genius and spoiled brat, Romy Bates.
8"The Cat's Meow"January 19, 2002 (2002-01-19)
When the world's largest cat show in Cairo is disrupted by a series of cat-nappings Mary-Kate and Ashley head to Cairo to investigate, and this time it's Quincy's turn to go undercover- as a cat!- to expose Renee La Rouge's latest evil plan.
9"Faster Food"January 26, 2002 (2002-01-26)
Mary-Kate and Ashley go undercover at the new "Quick Food" restaurant to try to unmask the evil villains behind an apparent plan to take over the world's dining establishments and discover an out-of-control sibling rivalry of two brothers.
10"Out Of Her Hair"February 2, 2002 (2002-02-02)
A rash of daring art thefts leaves a trail of evidence that points directly to Mary-Kate and Ashley! The girls must use all their special agent skills to stay at large while they clear their names, unmask the real culprits and return the stolen artwork.
11"Snow Much Fun"February 9, 2002 (2002-02-09)
A New Zealand summit of the world's most talented teens is disrupted when the teens inexplicably lose their special abilities, and it's up to two teenage special agents, Mary-Kate and Ashley to unravel the mystery.
12"In a Lather"February 16, 2002 (2002-02-16)
The girls go undercover as trapeze artists to find out why professional clowns attending an international circus convention are suddenly bickering with one another. They trace the mysterious personality change to a special soap created by Renee La Rouge, who hates clowns because they use greasepaint for their face painting instead of her makeup.
13"Pants on Fire"February 23, 2002 (2002-02-23)
Mary-Kate and Ashley take on their toughest challenge ever when they become the personal trainers for out-of-shape villains Clive Hedgemorton-Smythe and his butler Bennington, who promise to go straight if the girls help them climb K2, the world's second tallest mountain!
14"Just Kidding"April 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)
On vacation in New Orleans with Rod and his cousin Jenna, Mary-Kate and Ashley investigate a series of bizarre ghost sightings (which turn out to be holograms, courtesy of Romy Bates) and Jenna learns what it really takes to be brave.
15"Big Trouble"April 13, 2002 (2002-04-13)
When elephants in zoos and animal parks around the world begin to suddenly vanish without a trace, Mary-Kate and Ashley find themselves battling a new and clever adversary, the amazing illusionist- Oliver Dickens
16"Catch a Wave"April 20, 2002 (2002-04-20)
On a field trip to the Galapagos Islands, Mary-Kate and Ashley must unravel a mystery involving sea monsters, bubble wrap and... fruitcake? But all comes clear when they discover the Shred Squad, up to no good in search of the perfect wave.
17"Up in the Air"April 27, 2002 (2002-04-27)
Mary-Kate and Ashley enter a vintage plane race when entrants' planes begin mysteriously disappearing, and discover a Bermuda Triangle-style mystery which they can solve only by going down with their plane- leading them to the master of illusion, Oliver Dickens!
18"Boy Stuff"May 4, 2002 (2002-05-04)
In Antarctica, cheesy villain Clive Hedgemorton-Smythe kidnaps Rod, Ivan and Quincy, thinking the girls will "fall apart" without their male friends to help them. But Mary-Kate and Ashley not only rescue their friends but make it home in time to host a dinner party!
19"Bug Off"May 11, 2002 (2002-05-11)
Clive's back, and this time he's kidnapped the charismatic host of a popular nature show. Mary-Kate and Ashley must rescue the TV star from the Cheeseman's clutches while helping Ivan deal with his fear of bugs, and stop Clive from trashing the ecosystem of the Costa Rican rainforest
20"Dog Gone"May 18, 2002 (2002-05-18)
It's thrills and chills on the De Luxe Express as Mary-Kate and Ashley solve the mystery of the missing Quincy, who's been kidnapped by a master magician-yup, Oliver Dickens again-masquerading as a mysterious princess. Now all they have to do is rescue the imprisoned pooch!
21"Can You Dig It?!"May 25, 2002 (2002-05-25)
Mary-Kate and Ashley head to Mexico, to the site of an ancient Mayan pyramid where archeologists are being terrorized by the ghost of King Michu Pachu, and expose a heinous plot by Renee La Rouge to plunder the King's tomb in search of the secret of eternal youth.
22"Alien Encounters"June 1, 2002 (2002-06-01)
It's off to Las Vegas, where Ivan has been kidnapped during a huge sci-fi convention. Mary-Kate and Ashley must go undercover to rescue Ivan from the high-tech illusion of the Black Hole before the clock strikes midnight and Ivan will be Oliver Dicken's prisoner forever.
23"Bad Hair Day"June 8, 2002 (2002-06-08)
Cheese-whiz Clive Hedgemorton-Smythe causes a worldwide bad hair day which immobilizes everyone on the planet. Mary-Kate and Ashley must join forces with their usual nemesis, Renee La Rouge, who will do anything - even "go good" - to get her hairdo back.
24"Rave Reviews"June 15, 2002 (2002-06-15)
Mary-Kate and Ashley are off to Moscow in search of The Butterflie Girls, who've mysteriously gone missing in the "Battle of the Girl Bands," and must outwit the villainous music producer known as CD and his protégé Raven to get the Butterflies back out of their cocoons.
25"Hot to Trot"June 22, 2002 (2002-06-22)
Mary-Kate and Ashley decide to investigate a sudden disappearance of the world horse population. At first they suspect Oliver Dickens of pulling another master illusion, but when a group of horses they have under surveillance suddenly shrinks before their very eyes, they learn Clive Hedgemorton-Smythe is attempting to create his own private pony collection.
26"Tourist Traps"June 29, 2002 (2002-06-29)
When Mary-Kate and Ashley investigate mysterious "earthquakes" toppling famous landmarks, they discover rogue skateboarders, the Shred Squad, are triggering the quakes to create radical "skate parks" - and the Great Wall of China is next!

DVD releasesEdit

"Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Vol. 1" was released on June 7, 2005 to DVD from Warner Home Video.[1] It is currently unknown if the complete series is going to be released on DVD. In 2016, The series was released to iTunes, however, it is the same episodes only available on the Volume 1 DVD

"Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Vol. 1" includes 5 Episodes.

  • Full Screen
  • 110 Minutes
  • Trivia Challenge
  • Villain Bio
  • Audio Tracks: English, Spanish, & French


The series spun-off a series of books published by Dualstar Books and HarperEntertainment in 2002. In the books, the twins are special agents assigned to solve different mysteries around the fashion and sports world, and have to travel to such cities as New York City, Paris, and Rome to do it.

The series includes:

  • Book number 1: Makeup Shakeup. Setting: New York and Paris.
  • Book number 2: The Dream Team. Setting: Rome.
  • Book number 3: Fubble Bubble Trouble. Setting: The Mall of Malls, a fictional mall that appears to be based on the Mall of America
  • Book number 4: Operation Evaporation. Setting: Bermuda.
  • Book number 5: Dog Gone Mess: Setting: Germany.
  • Book number 6: The Music Meltdown. Setting: Washington, D.C.
  • Book number 7: Password: Red Hot Setting: England.
  • Book number 8: Fast Food Fight Setting: Anytown, USA


  1. ^ "Mary-Kate & Ashley in Action (Volume 1)". Retrieved February 11, 2016.

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