Sabrina: The Animated Series

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Sabrina: The Animated Series is an animated children's television series based on the Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch.[1] It was produced by Savage Studios Ltd. and Hartbreak Films in association with DIC Productions, L.P., which was owned by Disney at the time.

Sabrina: The Animated Series
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Based on
Developed bySavage Steve Holland
Kat Likkel
Directed byPeter Ferk
Karen Hyden
Voices ofEmily Hart
Nick Bakay
Melissa Joan Hart
Jay Brazeau
Bill Switzer
Cree Summer
Chantal Strand
Opening theme"Sabrina (She'll Bewitch Ya)" by B*Witched
Ending theme"Sabrina (She'll Bewitch Ya)"
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes65 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Savage Steve Holland
Paula Hart
Andy Heyward
Robby London
Michael Maliani
Producer(s)Kevin Murphy
Michael Silberkleit
Richard Goldwater
Dianne Dixon
Savage Steve Holland
Cydne Clark & Steve Granat
Dan Studney
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Riverdale Productions and Kent/QMA
Savage Studios
Hartbreak Films
DIC Productions, L.P.
DistributorBuena Vista Television (North America)
Buena Vista International Television (Internationally)
Release
Original networkUPN (Disney's One Too)
ABC (Disney's One Saturday Morning)
Audio formatDolby Surround
Original releaseSeptember 6, 1999 (1999-09-06) –
February 27, 2000 (2000-02-27)
Chronology
Followed bySabrina: Friends Forever (2002)

The show is a spin-off of the 1996–2003 live-action series Sabrina the Teenage Witch.[2]

The series ran on ABC (also owned by Disney) and UPN. Following the series, a movie, Sabrina: Friends Forever (2002) and a spin-off series, Sabrina's Secret Life (2003–2004), were produced by DiC, this time without Disney, as they had already sold off DIC by this point.

PremiseEdit

Unlike previous incarnations, Sabrina Spellman in this series is depicted as a 12-year-old attending middle school. As in the original comic series, Sabrina lives with her paternal witch aunts, Hilda and Zelda Spellman, and her loud-mouthed black cat Salem Saberhagen, all of whom advise Sabrina on the use of several magics.

Most episodes center on the typical issues of middle school, along with those that emanated from Sabrina's inexperience with or misuse of several magic, witchcraft, and extremely powerful and complex spells. Sabrina and her best friend Chloe would often use magic (often from the "Spooky Jar"; a cookie jar containing a genie-like being in the family's kitchen) for all types of perceived emergencies, ranging from trying to fit into skinny new clothes to turning Sabrina's crush Harvey into a superhero. By the end of each episode, her innate magical abilities would unintentionally backfire and Sabrina would learn that using magic usually is not the solution to her everyday issues.

CharactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Sabrina Spellman: Sabrina is a half witch–half mortal that won't become magically empowered until she's 16, but she is able to borrow spells from her aunts Hilda and Zelda using a magical "Spooky Jar", which she often does. The series follows her into her preteen years. However, she usually finds that her meddling turns situations from bad to worse. Her friend Chloe is aware of Sabrina's magic but Harvey Kinkle, another friend and her romantic interest, isn't. She is secretly in love with Harvey and wants one day to marry him. She wears a white-and-pink striped tank top that exposes her midriff, a green moon-shaped earring paired with a yellow star-shaped earring, pink skirt, pink hairclips in her bangs, with white-and-pink sneakers. When she casts a spell the magic produced is pink and yellow. She is voiced by Emily Hart; Melissa Joan Hart's sister who played Sabrina's cousin Amanda in many episodes of the 1996 Sabrina the Teenage Witch television series.
  • Hilda Spellman and Zelda Spellman: While Hilda suggests they bend the rules sometime and use magic to get ahead, Zelda is determined to say no right up until the moment she gives up. Hilda is more carefree and reckless than her cautious sister Zelda, and, although they do butt heads sometimes, they are still sisters. In this series and Sabrina's Secret Life, Hilda and Zelda both have the appearance of teenagers, as this was the punishment they received from Enchantra for "abusing magic" in the past. In the animated series, Zelda wears a red blouse and blue bellbottoms in addition to a pair of blue glasses, and has long strawberry blonde hair. Whenever she casts a spell, the magic produced is always blue and yellow. Hilda wears a purple minidress and has tan skin, with brown hair that is shorter than Zelda's. When she casts a spell the magic produced is purple and yellow. They are both voiced by Melissa Joan Hart, known for playing Sabrina in the Showtime film adaptation and the ABC series.
  • Salem Saberhagen: Salem knows the right buttons to push to talk Sabrina into just about anything, and he does it guiltlessly—until he's caught. Salem was once a powerful wizard, but he was locked into a cat-form because he was constantly trying to take over the world. However, he makes up for his predicament with magical charms that help Sabrina in some situations. He is voiced by Nick Bakay, who reprises his role from the 1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch TV series.
  • Uncle Quigley: Uncle Quigley is an original character created for the animated series. He is Sabrina's maternal great-uncle, and the household's adult guardian. Because Uncle Quigley doesn't have any magic powers, one understands that Sabrina's mother is a mortal. He is voiced by Jay Brazeau.
  • Chloe Flan: Chloe is Sabrina's best friend of African-American descent. She's the only mortal besides Uncle Quigley who knows Sabrina's secret. She is voiced by Cree Summer.
  • Harvey Kinkle: Harvey has a cute and sweet personality. While he only admits to Sabrina that she is his "best pal," he likes her very much. However, Harvey is unaware Sabrina is a witch although often sees the results of the magic himself. He is voiced by Bill Switzer.
  • Gemini "Gem" Stone: Gemini is snobby, pampered and very spoiled mean girl. Gem lives down the street and sees Sabrina as her main competitor for Harvey's attention (whom Gem is interested in as well), though Harvey likes Sabrina more. She is similar to Libby Chesler in the sitcom. She is voiced by Chantal Strand.

SupportingEdit

  • Spookie Jar: Spookie Jar is a genie (or possibly a demon of some kind) who resides in a purple cookie jar in Sabrina's kitchen. Whenever Sabrina needs a special spell, she can get one from the Spookie Jar, but they rarely turn out the way she expects. Spookie Jar speaks entirely in rhymes. He is voiced by David Sobolov.
  • Perry "Pi" McDonald: Pi is Harvey's best friend and Sabrina and Chloe's friend too. He is very smart and quite unusual in his own special way. His eyes are never seen because his pork pie hat obscures them. He has been described by Sabrina as "totally out of it and really smart at the same time." According to the episode "Upside Down Town", it is implied that he is of Chinese descent. He is voiced by Chantal Strand.
  • Slugloafe the School Bully: Slugloafe is the fat school bully who calls the people he is mean to by their last names. He is a bigger bully than Gem Stone. His real name is Horace. There have been times where he compliments Harvey. He is voiced by Jason Michas.
  • Bernard: Bernard is a small, bald, nerdy boy with glasses who is friends with Sabrina, Pi, Chloe and Harvey. He is often bullied by Slugloafe and easily bossed around by Gem. He is voiced by Chantal Strand.
  • Tim the Witch Smeller: Tim is a witch hunter who appears in "Most Dangerous Witch", "Documagicary", and "Enchanted Vacation". He was previously bullied by witches as a child due to his lack of magical powers, except his immortality, even though his mother was a witch. For this reason, he viewed witches as evil and so he collects them as trophies for revenge along with his sidekick aardvark named Elton. Tim wears a hat with a witch cauldron marked with a ban sign on it. Both Tim and Elton are voiced by Bob Bergen.
  • Enchantra: Enchantra is the queen of all witches and head of the Witches' Council. She resembles somewhat of a dominatrix with a tight-fitting red catsuit with a flowing cape and black, over-the-knee boots. She speaks in a thick British accent and has long black hair, tan skin and green eyes. When she casts spells, the magic produced is red and purple. She was voiced by Kathleen Barr, who reprised the role in the later series Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch.
  • Gem's parents: Gem's parents are the richest people in town. They first appeared in "Witch Switch"; when Sabrina wishes herself to be rich they almost sent Sabrina to Cambridge when they found out she got a C in her report, but later changed their mind after Sabrina unwished herself as being rich. They also appeared in "Stone Broke" when they lost their money and had Gem move into Sabrina's house until their dog struck oil.
  • Edward Spellman: Sabrina's long-lost father who is a very strong warlock and Zelda and Hilda's younger brother. Some years after he and his mortal wife, Diana, mutually separated, he ended up falling for another human named Futura, whom he intended to marry until a jealous Sabrina tried to break them up.
  • Diana Spellman: Sabrina's human mother who is an archeologist and works at a dig site in Egypt. She is heard in the episode "Picture Perfect". Due to a ban on witch-human relationships, Sabrina cannot look her mother directly in the eyes or her mother will be turned into a ball of wax.

ProductionEdit

Sabrina had previously appeared in an animated format on The Archie Show (animated by Filmation), but the popularity of the live-action Sabrina the Teenage Witch sitcom formed part of the basis for this spin-off series.

The series was developed by Savage Steve Holland and Kat Likkel, and Holland served as showrunner and executive producer of the series. As such, the series reflected some of the irreverent style of humor seen in Eek! The Cat. Celebrity voice cameos in this series included Mr. T, Long John Baldry, and "Weird Al" Yankovic.

Melissa Joan Hart, who starred as Sabrina in the live-action sitcom, served as producer of this series, but her younger sister Emily Hart (who played the recurring character Amanda on the sitcom) voiced Sabrina. Melissa instead voiced Sabrina's two aunts, Hilda and Zelda, originally played by Beth Broderick and Caroline Rhea. Nick Bakay reprises his role as Salem from both the film and live-action series. The theme song is sung by B*Witched.

EpisodesEdit

No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Most Dangerous Witch"Thomas Pugsley
Greg Klein
September 6, 1999 (1999-09-06)
Hilda and Zelda have a dream about Tim The Witch-Smeller, which means only one thing—he's coming to their town. Tim has a magic-smelling anteater, which accidentally sniffs out Harvey, while he's wearing a magic amulet he "borrowed" from Sabrina.
2"You Said A Mouse-Ful"Gary AppleSeptember 7, 1999 (1999-09-07)
Salem eats the mouse Chester that Sabrina and Harvey were using for their science project, so Sabrina turns Salem into a mouse to serve as a substitute.
3"Boogie Shoes"Sean AbleySeptember 8, 1999 (1999-09-08)
When Sabrina learns that Harvey is a bad dancer, she conjures up some magic shoes that help Harvey dance – but become impossible to come off.
4"Tail of Two Kitties"Jan StrnadSeptember 9, 1999 (1999-09-09)
Salem falls in love with Harvey's new cat, only to discover she is really a witch who was met with the same punishment and is using Salem in order to break her spell and turn back into a human witch.
5"The Senses-Shattering Adventures of Captain Harvtastic"Howard MarguliesSeptember 10, 1999 (1999-09-10)
When Harvey is embarrassed by his own comic book, Sabrina accidentally transports the two of them into it.
6"Witch Switch"Stewart St. JohnSeptember 11, 1999 (1999-09-11) (on ABC)
Sabrina and Gem switch places after Sabrina is invited to Gem's birthday party and Sabrina becomes jealous of Gem's seemingly charmed life.
7"Picture Perfect"Michael Patrick DobkinsSeptember 12, 1999 (1999-09-12)
Sabrina runs against Gem for Student Body President. But when she's down in the polls, Salem presents Sabrina with a devious magic trinket.
8"Field Trippin'"Barry HawkinsSeptember 13, 1999 (1999-09-13)
Sabrina agrees to babysit a pair of bratty twins at the art museum with Harvey so she can have money for a concert. However, Sabrina accidentally zaps Harvey and the twins into the paintings.
9"No Time To Be A Hero"Doug MolitorSeptember 14, 1999 (1999-09-14)
Sabrina wrongly receives credit for saving Harvey's life, despite having done nothing. Attempting to remedy the problem by going back in time, Sabrina only makes things worse.
10"Extreme Harvey"Tracy BernaSeptember 15, 1999 (1999-09-15)
Sabrina uses magic to make Harvey a pro skateboarder, but Harvey's fame goes to his head.
11"Shrink to Fit"Josh StolbergSeptember 17, 1999 (1999-09-17)
Sabrina and Chloe use magic to make themselves thin enough to wear the latest pair of skinny jeans (after Gem mocks Sabrina and Chloe for not having them and Sabrina thinks Harvey likes skinny girls thanks to a picture in his locker), but find that the spell causes the user to reduce in height as well as weight.
12"Has Anybody Seen My Quigley?"Gary AppleSeptember 18, 1999 (1999-09-18) (on ABC)
When Quigley gets fed up with Sabrina, Hilda and Zelda's behavior around the house, he leaves and hires a strict nanny to take his place, and when the nanny becomes too controlling, Sabrina, Hilda, and Zelda conjure a spell to make the nanny more easygoing.
13"Wag the Witch"Steve BrasfieldSeptember 19, 1999 (1999-09-19)
Gem hires a reporter whose job is to uncover how "weird" Sabrina is, and Sabrina has the reporter fitted with glasses that make Sabrina look normal.
14"Witchy Grrrls"Josh StolbergSeptember 20, 1999 (1999-09-20)
Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda and Chloe team up to become an all-girls bubblegum pop band, the Flavor Babes, but when it becomes apparent that none of them have any musical talent, Sabrina uses magic that makes them talented and famous.
15"Paranormal Pi"Dennis Haley
Marcy Brown
September 21, 1999 (1999-09-21)
Pi is on the trail of discovering the Spellmans' family secret while Sabrina's Uncle Zamboni comes to town and Pi mistakes it for an alien ship.
16"Anywhere But Here"Alexx Van DyneSeptember 23, 1999 (1999-09-23)
After being denied access to an age inappropriate movie, told not to buy a CD recommended for older audiences, and barred from playing a video game for young adults , Sabrina wishes she were grown up and gets sent to a reality where she's an adult married to Harvey with three hyperactive kids, no magic, and struggling to deal with adulthood.
17"Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Something From a Coven"Michael EdensSeptember 24, 1999 (1999-09-24)
Sabrina tries to host her own Halloween party.
18"Once Upon A Whine"Jim Staahl
Jim Fisher
September 25, 1999 (1999-09-25) (on ABC)
Sabrina accidentally brings Cinderella to life. While trying to send her back, Sabrina accidentally sends Harvey to the storybook world, taking Cinderella's place.
19"Documagicary"Stewart St. JohnSeptember 26, 1999 (1999-09-26)
Sabrina signs a contract to star in her own Netherworld TV series, but learns the downsides of being popular.
20"The Grandparent Trap"Alexx Van DyneSeptember 27, 1999 (1999-09-27)
The Spellmans are worried that Sabrina's grandparents are planning to divorce.
21"I Got Glue Babe"Glenn LeopoldSeptember 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)
Sabrina's magic spell to make Gem friends with her backfires and the two are glued together during a carnival trip.
22"Boy Meets Bike"John HobergSeptember 29, 1999 (1999-09-29)
Sabrina presents Harvey with a one-eyed magical bike-like cyclops that develops a mind of its own.
23"Upside Down Town"Mike PalleschiSeptember 30, 1999 (1999-09-30)
Sabrina prepares a magical cake for the block party that changes the personality of anyone who eats it, including turning Harvey evil and making Gem smart enough to figure out that Sabrina is a witch.
24"The Importance of Being Norma"Savage Steve Holland
Kat Likkel
Cydne Clark
Steve Granat
October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02) (on ABC)
Sabrina competes against Gem for a spot on the cheerleading squad. However, she finds herself bogged down by Norma, a dorky transfer student whom she's forced to look after.
25"Stage Fright"Erin EhrlichOctober 3, 1999 (1999-10-03)
Zelda and Hilda prepare for a visit from Enchantra (who is visiting to see if Hilda and Zelda are worthy of having their perpetual youth spell removed), but things go wrong when Zelda conjures Romeo from Romeo and Juliet into the real world and falls for Enchantra.
26"Witchitis"Glenn LeopoldOctober 9, 1999 (1999-10-09) (on ABC)
Sabrina is afraid to get her witchitis vaccination, but her procrastination only leads to her getting sick...and a quick remedy conjured up by Salem leads to her witchitis getting worse.
27"My Stepmother the Babe"Lisa MedwayOctober 10, 1999 (1999-10-10)
Sabrina grows jealous of her wizard father's new girlfriend, a kindly antique dealer named Futura Hyde, so Sabrina uses a spell to mentally makes Futura an immature teenager so she can relate to her (which Sabrina's father doesn't like, as he wants a more mature woman).
28"Absence of Malissa"Tracy BernaOctober 16, 1999 (1999-10-16) (on ABC)
Sabrina is sent to Witch Boot Camp, where the captain continuously mocks her for being a half-witch.
29"This Is Your Nine Lives"Alison Wilke
Melanie Shea
October 17, 1999 (1999-10-17)
Sabrina and Chloe travel through time to try to find the perfect birthday present for Salem.
30"Planet of the Dogs"John HobergOctober 23, 1999 (1999-10-23) (on ABC)
Sabrina brings home a stray dog, Alvin, but shortly starts to neglect it. Alvin eventually gets into the Spookie Jar and becomes smarter, then rallies all the dogs in the neighborhood to overthrow the humans.
31"Hex-Change Students"Sean AbleyOctober 25, 1999 (1999-10-25)
Two fairy friends from Sabrina's youth come to visit, who prank Gem into thinking they're Canadian exchange students and prove to be a bad influence for Sabrina.
32"Saturday Night Furor"Don GilliesOctober 29, 1999 (1999-10-29)
When Quigley imposes that every Saturday is to be Family Fun Night at home, Sabrina tries to get him a girlfriend so she and her aunts can have fun without him.
33"Scare Apparent"Dennis Haley
Marcy Brown
October 30, 1999 (1999-10-30) (on ABC)
Sabrina befriends a young, cowardly bogeyman.
34"The Hex Files"Savage Steve HollandNovember 4, 1999 (1999-11-04)
Sabrina tries to save Quigley's career at the observatory by conjuring up aliens.
35"Stone Broke"Gary AppleNovember 5, 1999 (1999-11-05)
When Gem's parents lose all their assets, she is forced to live at Sabrina's house and eventually reforms her snobbery when her friends desert her for not being rich anymore.
36"Salem's Plot"Jan StrnadNovember 6, 1999 (1999-11-06) (on ABC)
When Salem's old friend comes to visit, Salem pretends to be Quigley (and vice versa) to hide the fact that he was turned into a cat as punishment for abusing his magic.
37"Molar Molar"Savage Steve HollandNovember 7, 1999 (1999-11-07)
Afraid of having her wisdom teeth pulled, Sabrina uses magic to remove them instead, but the spell ends up removing her common sense, causing her to say and do stupid things. Meanwhile, Hilda and Zelda try to raise a baby chicken without the use of magic.
38"Harvzilla"John HobergNovember 8, 1999 (1999-11-08)
Harvey fails to make the wrestling team, so Sabrina presents him with Dragon Spray to bulk him up, but too much of the spray causes Harvey to grow into an aggressive dragon.
39"When In Rome"Ross Maruscak
John Hoberg
November 10, 1999 (1999-11-10)
When Sabrina and Gem are forced to work together on a history report, Gem puts the book they were using inside the Spookie Jar, which transports the two of them and Salem to Ancient Rome.
40"Field of Screams"John Hoberg
Ross Maruscak
November 11, 1999 (1999-11-11)
Feeling that the kids on her softball team can never beat Gem's team, Sabrina recruits several ringers from the Netherworld.
41"Driver Ed"Glenn LeopoldNovember 12, 1999 (1999-11-12)
Desperate for Hilda to get her driver's license, Sabrina turns a dog into a handsome driving instructor. However, both Hilda and Zelda together begin to fight over him.
42"What Becomes of The Broken Hearted?"Don GilliesNovember 13, 1999 (1999-11-13) (on ABC)
After getting rejected by her favorite teacher to go on a weekend field trip, Sabrina visits a gnome who challenges her to find someone who has never had his (or her) heart broken, and discovers that even self-centered people like Gem, Hilda, Zelda, and Salem have been hurt.
43"Send In The Clones"Thomas Pugsley
Greg Klein
November 14, 1999 (1999-11-14)
Sabrina signs up for more extracurricular activity clubs at school than she can handle, so she creates clones of herself to help deal with the workload.
44"Feats of Clay"Jan StrnadNovember 15, 1999 (1999-11-15)
Sabrina wishes that action hero, Devin DeGaulle (a Steven Seagal spoof), would film his next movie in her town, so Harvey can meet him, but Harvey becomes disillusioned when Devin DeGaulle turns out to be nothing like his on-screen persona.
45"Generation Zap"Stewart St. JohnNovember 16, 1999 (1999-11-16)
After Enchantra denies Hilda and Zelda the chance to have their eternal youth spell lifted, Sabrina chastises Enchantra for having an easier life than her, causing a wish crystal in her pocket to prompt a Freaky Friday-style switch bodies where Sabrina and Enchantra must learn what it's like to walk in the other's shoes.
46"Board & Sorcery"Savage Steve HollandNovember 18, 1999 (1999-11-18)
While on a skiing trip, Sabrina accidentally turns Harvey into a snowman.
47"Enchanted Vacation"Jim GerkinNovember 19, 1999 (1999-11-19)
Sabrina, Hilda, Zelda and Salem go on a vacation in the Netherworld, unaware that Tim the Witch Smeller is after them.
48"Moldy Oldie"Gary AppleNovember 20, 1999 (1999-11-20) (on ABC)
Great Grandpa Gandalf comes to Greendale to renew his witchery License, but the Spellmans don't believe he's up to snuff.
49"Xabrina, Warrior Witch"Don GilliesNovember 21, 1999 (1999-11-21)
When Harvey becomes engrossed in a virtual reality video game, Sabrina and Chloe travel into the game to rescue him.
50"Straight Outta Paris"John HobergNovember 22, 1999 (1999-11-22)
While visiting Paris, France, Sabrina and Salem accidentally turn the Eiffel Tower into a boy, causing an international crisis.
51"Strange New World"Alexx Van DyneNovember 23, 1999 (1999-11-23)
Sabrina transports a young Thomas Edison to the present to help with her science project. However, his absence in the past causes his inventions to start disappearing.
52"Witchery Science Theatre"Eugene PackNovember 24, 1999 (1999-11-24)
Sabrina gets a haircut, which she isn't proud of. To prevent herself from shown in public, she goes to a theater with Chloe and Harvey, where she accidentally transports the three of them into a 1950s horror movie.
53"You've Got a Friend"Josh StolbergNovember 26, 1999 (1999-11-26)
When his favorite cartoon show (The Billy-Go-Boom-Boom Show) gets cancelled, Harvey gets upset, as he takes it as a sign that he's growing up. To cheer him up, Sabrina conjures up Harvey's imaginary friend Mort from a drawing he did when he was five — who begins getting Harvey in trouble for playing childish pranks.
54"Hexcalibur"Glenn LeopoldNovember 28, 1999 (1999-11-28)
When Sabrina and Salem accidentally ruin a spellbook of Zelda's which was autographed by Merlin himself, the two of them travel back to the Middle Ages and set out to help a young Merlin become a proper wizard.
55"Brina Baby"Don GilliesNovember 29, 1999 (1999-11-29)
After slacking off too much by having appliances do her chores, Sabrina takes a witch's oath to give up magic and start acting more mature, as well as developing workaholic tendencies — causing her inner child to escape and wreak havoc.
56"Witchwrecked"John HobergNovember 30, 1999 (1999-11-30)
Sabrina's class goes on a field trip with no adults or responsibility, with Salem and Newt stowing away with them. Sabrina conjures up a storm that leaves them shipwrecked on an island in the Bermuda Triangle, where her magic won't work. After being stung by a cockatrice, Salem is driven crazy and steals the boat's propeller.
57"Fish Schtick"Gene BraunsteinDecember 1, 1999 (1999-12-01)
Sabrina gets jealous when Harvey befriends a new swimmer in school named Dorsala Finn at the same time "Cliche Week" (a week where witches' and warlocks' hackneyed sayings and comparisons come to life) haunts the Spellman house. Wishing she could "swim like a fish" to appeal to Harvey more than Dorsala, Sabrina accidentally turns herself into one.
58"Witchmas Carole"Sean AbleyDecember 12, 1999 (1999-12-12)
Angry over Gem Stone's selfish views on Christmas, Sabrina, Hilda, and Zelda pose as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come in order to scare the holiday spirit into Gem, but the plan goes awry when Gem doesn't reform.
59"Truth or Scare"Savage Steve Holland
Kevin Murphy
January 15, 2000 (2000-01-15) (on ABC)
On a class trip in the woods, Sabrina and Gem dare each other into doing foolish things.
60"Generation Hex"Savage Steve HollandJanuary 22, 2000 (2000-01-22) (on ABC)
Sabrina raises money to update the town's library and exceeds her goal by $300 — which she uses to outbid her rival Gem Stone in buying a rare collectible Billy-Go-Boom-Boom doll. Despite Pi and Harvey chastising her for using the extra money in the library fund for her own needs, Sabrina justifies her purchase by claiming the extra money isn't going to be missed — and learns how one person's selfish actions can have negative consequences for everyone else when the Billy-Go-Boom-Boom doll comes to life in the night and takes her forty years into the future.
61"Working Witches"Dennis Haley
Marcy Brown
February 6, 2000 (2000-02-06)
Hilda and Zelda get jobs at a fast-food joint to earn money for their own car. When Hilda gets a promotion, she lets her duties go to her head. Meanwhile, Salem wins a radio contest and gets Sabrina to take his place and she starts to take advantage of it.
62"Wiccan of the Sea"Savage Steve HollandFebruary 13, 2000 (2000-02-13)
Wanting a one-hour break from winter, Sabrina, Chloe and Salem use the Spookie Jar to travel to the beach. However, the spell also turns them into mermaids.
63"Key to My Heart"Jeanmarie WilliamsFebruary 20, 2000 (2000-02-20)
Sabrina develops a crush on her piano teacher, but when she learns her piano teacher has a girlfriend (who is a cellist), she sabotages his girlfriend's musical talent so she can have him all to herself.
64"La Femme Sabrina"Kevin MurphyFebruary 21, 2000 (2000-02-21)
Harvey is unable to wait one more week for a postponed spy movie to get released, so Sabrina uses a spell that unintentionally causes everyone to act like characters in a spy movie.
65"The Bat Pack"Kevin Murphy
Dan Studney
February 27, 2000 (2000-02-27)
A trio of partying vampire gangsters come to Greendale and befriend Sabrina. While Hilda is less than thrilled (since she dated one of the vampires and he broke her heart), Sabrina thinks they're cool... until the trio uses her as a patsy in a blood bank robbery.

BroadcastEdit

United StatesEdit

The series first ran in syndication on UPN (on Disney's One Too weekday morning & afternoon block) and ABC (on Disney's One Saturday Morning block) for one season, with 65 episodes produced. The series remained on both blocks until 2002.

The series reran on both Disney Channel from September 3, 2002[3] to September 2, 2004 and Toon Disney from September 3, 2002[4] to September 5, 2004.

Beginning in 2004, the series aired on the Syndicated DIC Kids Network E/I block, joining the sequel series Sabrina's Secret Life.

During the 2006–2007 television season, the series returned as part of CBS' new KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS and was briefly part of the KEWLopolis cartoon lineup. On September 19, 2009, the series returned to CBS as part of the Cookie Jar TV cartoon lineup.

Reruns of the series were aired on the "This Is for Kids" block on the TV channel This from Fall 2012 to October 2013.

As of 2017, reruns of the series started airing on the Starz channel, Starz Kids & Family, and the series is also available to stream on Starz's streaming service.

The series is also available to stream on Pluto TV's After School Cartoons channel.

The show will be available to stream on NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service on July 15, 2020.[5]

InternationalEdit

In Canada, reruns of the series were aired on Teletoon from late 1999 to mid-2005.

Beginning in 2004, many broadcasters who already aired the series began to air it as part of a package with Sabrina's Secret Life titled "Totally Sabrina". The package was pre-sold to TF1 in France, RTÉ in Ireland, Mediaset in Italy, ORF in Austria, Alter Channel in Greece, FORTA in Spain, SBT in Brazil and Teletoon in Canada, Super RTL in Germany, Noga Communications in Israel and Saran in Turkey, in addition to Disney Channel and Toon Disney networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, Taiwan, Australia, France, Latin America, Brazil, the Middle East, and Spain.[6]

Home mediaEdit

On August 28, 2001, Lions Gate Home Entertainment and Trimark Home Video released 2 VHS releases titled "Sabrina in Love" and "Salem's World", each containing 2 episodes. a DVD release titled "Sabrina's World" was released on the same day, and contained the same episodes from both VHS tapes.

In 2004, Sterling Entertainment released 3 VHS's/DVD's titled "Witch in Training", "Bat Attack!" and "A Witchmas Carol", each containing 3 episodes (4 on the DVDs). The DVDs were re-released by NCircle Entertainment in 2007.

On October 17, 2006, Shout! Factory released The Very Best of Sabrina: the Animated Series on DVD in Region 1. This 2-disc set features fourteen episodes from the series. This release has been discontinued and is out of print as Shout! Factory no longer has the distribution rights to DIC properties.

On January 3, 2011, it was announced that Mill Creek Entertainment had acquired the rights to the series, under license from Cookie Jar Entertainment. They subsequently released Sabrina the Animated Series – Volume 1 (which contains 32 episodes of the series) and Sabrina the Animated Series – A Touch of Magic (a 10 episode best-of collection) on DVD in Region 1 on February 15, 2011.[7] These releases have been discontinued and are now out of print.

In the Philippines, Viva Video and Cookie Jar Entertainment released a few DVD sets in the countries.

In the United Kingdom, budget distributor Prism Leisure and Fremantle Home Entertainment released "Sabrina in Love" and "Salem's World" on DVD which had the same 2 episodes as the US VHS releases respectively, but including an additional episode. An exclusive UK DVD titled "Witchy Girls" was also released in the same year, also containing 3 episodes.[8]

VHS/DVD name Episodes Distributor Release date
Sabrina's World (DVD) You Said a Mouse-Ful
A Tail of Two Kitties
Key to my Heart
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
August 28, 2001
Sabrina in Love (VHS) Key to my Heart
What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
August 28, 2001
Salem's World (VHS) You Said a Mouse-Ful
A Tail of Two Kitties
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Trimark Home Video
August 28, 2001
Witch in Training Shrink to Fit
Strange New World
The Importance of Being Norma
Anywhere but Here (DVD only)
Sterling Entertainment
NCircle Entertainment
May 25, 2004 (Sterling)
March 6, 2007 (NCircle)
Bat Attack! Nothin' Says Lovin' Like Somethin' From a Coven
Witchery Science Theatre
The Bat Pack
Field of Screams (DVD only)
Sterling Entertainment
NCircle Entertainment
August 31, 2004 (Sterling)
August 21, 2007 (NCircle)
A Witchmas Carol Witchmas Carole
Board and Sorcery
Has Anybody Seen my Quigley?
The Grandparent Trap (DVD only)
Sterling Entertainment
NCircle Entertainment
August 31, 2004 (Sterling)
October 23, 2007 (NCircle)
The Very Best of Sabrina: The Animated Series 14 various episodes Shout! Factory October 17, 2006
Sabrina: The Animated Series – A Touch of Magic! 10 various episodes Mill Creek Entertainment February 15, 2011
Sabrina: The Animated Series – Volume 1 First 32 episodes of the series Mill Creek Entertainment February 15, 2011

ReceptionEdit

Common Sense Media rated the series a three out of five stars and said: "Cute, but not quite as magical as the original."[9]

MerchandiseEdit

Viacom Consumer Products and DIC Entertainment co-released merchandise based on the series.[10]

An 11-inch Sabrina fashion doll was released by the company Bambola.[11] Several other small plastic toys, including a few figurines and a Polly Pocket-esque Sabrina doll were sold in stores while the series was in production.[12]

Video gamesEdit

On August 17, 2000, Simon & Schuster Interactive's Knowledge Adventure and Havas Interactive officially announced the video game version of Sabrina The Animated Series: Zapped! for the Game Boy Color system. It was released on November 22, 2000,[13] and followed by Sabrina The Animated Series: Magical Adventure for the Microsoft Windows and Macintosh computer systems, released in October 2000.[14]

On September 4, 2001, it was announced that Simon & Schuster Interactive had acquired the rights to the series, under license from Archie Comics based on the video game license. They subsequently released Sabrina The Animated Series: Spooked! (which contains the first levels for Game Boy Color platform). It was released on November 6, 2001.[15]

Game title Platform Developer Publisher Release date
Sabrina: The Animated Series: Zapped! Game Boy Color WayForward Technologies Knowledge Adventure (Havas Interactive), Simon & Schuster Interactive November 22, 2000
Sabrina: The Animated Series: Magical Adventure Microsoft Windows, Macintosh Funnybone Interactive Knowledge Adventure (Havas Interactive), Simon & Schuster Interactive October 2000 and December 2000
Sabrina: The Animated Series: Spooked Game Boy Color WayForward Technologies Simon & Schuster Interactive November 6, 2001
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch: Triple Pack Microsoft Windows, Hybrid PC, Macintosh Simon & Schuster Interactive Simon & Schuster Interactive February 27, 2004

Comic bookEdit

While Sabrina: The Animated Series was airing, Archie Comics printed a comic spin-off for the show. The first issue was dated January 2000 (meaning it was on-sale in late 1999), and it lasted for 37 issues. In order to tie the plot in with their Sabrina series, it was stated in the first issue that Repulsa the Goblin Gueen had sent Sabrina back in time to relive her pre-teen years, so that she would be out of the way while Repulsa attempted to conquer Enchantra's realm. In issue 38, the Repulsa plot was resolved, and the comic book returned to chronicling the teenage Sabrina in the next issue.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lucas, Michael P. (September 24, 1999). "It's a Magic Sister Act for Harts : Television * Melissa will be an older, more mature 'Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,' while younger sibling Emily is the voice on the animated series". LA Times. Retrieved September 3, 2010.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 702–704. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ Matthew Williams. "A House, an Alien, and a Witch headed to Disney Channel this fall | Toonzone Forums". Toonzone.net. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Godfrey, Leigh (July 1, 2002). "Toon Disney Premieres Eight New Series In Fall 2002". Animation World Network. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  5. ^ https://variety.com/2020/digital/news/peacock-streaming-lineup-free-tv-shows-movies-1234580315/
  6. ^ https://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/dics-sabrina-makes-intl-sales-sweep/
  7. ^ "Sabrina the Animated Series – Mill Creek Releasing a 3-DVD 'Volume 1' and a Single-DVD Title". TV Shows on DVD.com. January 3, 2011. Archived from the original on January 8, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  8. ^ https://www.c21media.net/dic-secures-six-year-german-deal/
  9. ^ https://www.commonsensemedia.org/tv-reviews/sabrina-the-animated-series
  10. ^ https://kidscreen.com/1998/11/01/23468-19981101/
  11. ^ "Toys on sale – tons of vintage collectible toys at". Tons-of-toys.com. Retrieved December 27, 2010.
  12. ^ "Sabrina The Animated Series Collectible Characters – Uncle Quigley (2000)". Archived from the original on June 5, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2008.
  13. ^ "Sabrina: The Animated Series – Zapped!". Allgame. August 10, 2011. Retrieved January 25, 2012.
  14. ^ "Sabrina the Animated Series Magical Adventure becomes an interactive PC game". The Free Library. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  15. ^ "Sabrina the Animated Series: Spooked now comes in the Game Boy Color system". Allgame. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 10, 2011.

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