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The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil

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The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil
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Title card
GenreAnimation
Based onBeany and Cecil
by Bob Clampett
Developed byJohn Kricfalusi
Written by
Directed by
Voices of
Opening theme
Composers
  • Udi Harpaz
  • Jim Mandell
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5 (plus 3 unaired)
Production
Executive producers
ProducerJohn Kricfalusi
Running time30 min
Production companies
DistributorABC
Release
Original networkABC
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseSeptember 10 (1988-09-10) –
October 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)
Chronology
Preceded byBeany and Cecil

The New Adventures of Beany and Cecil was a very short-lived revival of Bob Clampett's Beany and Cecil. It was produced in 1988 by DIC Animation City. Only five half-hour episodes aired out of the thirteen in production during its original run. This incarnation of the show was developed, produced, and directed by Canadian animator John Kricfalusi, who would later create Nickelodeon's The Ren & Stimpy Show.

Production

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.[1] The Clampett family were ultimately not very happy with the cartoon, but remained supportive of Kricfalusi.[2] ABC cancelled the show after a handful of episodes as they found the humor not suitable for children's programming.[3] As a result, ABC replaced it with Hanna-Barbera's The Flintstone Kids.

Episodes

Thirteen half-hours were proposed, but only the first five were broadcast:[4]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"The Framed Freep"John KricfalusiChuck LorreSeptember 10, 1988 (1988-09-10)

Captain Huffenpuff leads Beany and Cecil on a mission to King Muckamuck of the tropical islands of Howareya to capture a three-headed monster called the Freep who is menacing them. When they arrive, they find the Freep is actually a giant robot piloted by Dishonest John in is plot to turn the island into a vacation resort for evildoers called Club Bad. King Muckamuck' daughter Princess Princess claims that the Freep wouldn't normally help them causing Beany and Cecil to investigate.

Note: During the "Club Bad" part of the episode, there are bad guys who are parodies of Doctor Doom, Joker, Frankenstein's Monster, Red Skull, Doctor Octopus, Jason Voorhees, Darth Vader, and Ming the Merciless.
2a"Radio with a Bite!"Eddie FitgeraldGeorge AtkinsSeptember 17, 1988 (1988-09-17)
Beany takes Cecil to the dentist to deal with a toothache. As Cecil waits for the dentist to return, Dishonest John poses as a nurse in order to place a radio receiver in Cecil's mouth in order to make Cecil think that he is listening to his conscious. With the radio receiver in place, DJ makes Cecil commit various crimes as it also picks up a radio station.
2b"The Brotherhood of B.L.E.C.H."Jim SmithChuck LorreSeptember 17, 1988 (1988-09-17)
Dishonest John is shown to be a member of the Brotherhood of B.L.E.C.H. (short for Bad Guys, Losers, Evildoers, Crooks, and Horrible People). After getting a letter from them about cancelling his membership if he doesn't prove his bad ways, he is approached by some Brotherhood of B.L.E.C.H. members who will judge him and do a painful way of cancelling his membership. When his attempts to bring doom to the Leakin' Leona fail and DJ is given one final chance to prove himself, they are overheard by Beany who suggests to Cecil and Huffenpuff to act like they are in danger to have the Brotherhood of B.L.E.C.H. members impressed with DJ.
3a"The Bad Guy Flu!"Jim SmithRowby GorenSeptember 24, 1988 (1988-09-24)
3b"D.J.'s Disappearing Act"Eddie FitzgeraldChuck LorreSeptember 24, 1988 (1988-09-24)
Captain Huffenpuff invents an invisibility paint which he demonstrates to Beany and Cecil. Unfortunately, it lasts for a few minutes. Dishonest John steals the invisibility paint in a plot to steal the Humongous Diamond that Captain Huffenpuff previously discovered and is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Big Things.
4a"Cecil Meets Clambo"Eddie FitzgeraldPaul DiniOctober 1, 1988 (1988-10-01)
During a date with Cecilia at the drive-in theater, Cecil has a run-in with the clam movie star Clambo who invites Cecilia to be in his next movie. Taking advantage of Cecil working to get strong like Clambo, Dishonest John uses an Instant Muscle Kit to "help" Cecil. Dishonest John's "attempt" causes Cecil to crash into the giant penguin robot used for Clambo's movie causing it to go on a rampage. When Cecilia is in danger, Cecil must work to save her.
4b"The Golden Menu"Jim SmithRowby GorenOctober 1, 1988 (1988-10-01)
5"The Courtship of Cecilia"Bruce TimmPaul DiniOctober 8, 1988 (1988-10-08)
Cecil is prepared to tell Cecilia how much he loves her as he heads to her island home. Dishonest John plans to ruin Cecil's love life by posing as Cecilia and sabotaging his chances.
6a"D.J. Goes Ape[4]"Eddie FitzgeraldPaul DiniN/A
6b"Momma Cecil[4]"Bruce TimmTom Moore, Phil Kellard and Wayne KlineN/A
7a"May the Best Man Ribbet[4]"John Kricfalusi and Eddie FitzgeraldDavid WiseN/A
7b"On Your Mark, Get Set, B.L.E.C.H.[4]"Jim SmithBuzz DixonN/A
8a"Cecil's Twin Brother[4]"William H. Frake IIIGeorge AtkinsN/A
8b"Rampage of the Robot Arms"TBDStephen LangfordN/A
9a"Bedtime for Beany[4]"Eddie Fitzgerald (as Fenwick Birdwhistle)Doug MolitorN/A
9b"Super Cecil Meets Thunderbolt[4]"William H. Frake IIIGordon KentN/A
10a"Eggs Marks the Spot[4]"Eddie Fitzgerald (as Fenwick Birdwhistle)Mark Edward EdensN/A
10b"Claws for Alarm[4]"TBDBrynne StephensN/A
10c"Who Tamed Looney Lemur?[4]"William H. Frake IIIJack EnyartN/A
11a"Color Me D.J.[4]"TBDEddie Gorodetsky and Billy West(?)N/A
11b"Cecil the Singing Sea Serpent[4]"John KricfalusiPaul DiniN/A
12"Untitled Compilation Episode[4]"John KricfalusiPaul DiniN/A
13"Cecil's Birthday[4]"John KricfalusiPaul Dini and Beth BronsteinN/A

Cast

  • Mark Hildreth – Beany
  • Maurice LaMarche – Dishonest John, King Muckamuck (in "The Framed Freep"), Film Director (in "Cecil Meets Clambo")
  • Jim MacGeorge – Captain Horatio Huffenpuff
  • Billy West – Cecil, Dentist (in "Radio with a Bite"), DJ (in "Radio with a Bite"), Brotherhood of B.L.E.C.H. Member (in "Brotherhood of B.L.E.C.H."), Pinocchio (in "D.J.'s Disappearing Act"), Clambo (in "Cecil Meets Clambo"), Movie Trailer Announcer (in "Cecil Meets Clambo"), Head Waitress (in "The Golden Menu")

Additional voices

References

  1. ^ Komorowski, Thad. "Sick Little Monkeys: The Unauthorized Ren & Stimpy Story".
  2. ^ Nolen-Weathington, Eric (2004). Modern Masters Volume 3: Bruce Timm. TwoMorrows Publishing. pp. 26–32. ISBN 1-893905-30-6. Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  3. ^ Joey Anuff (November 1998). "The Nearly Invisible Animation Genius". Spin volume 14 number 11 pp. 99-106. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Korkis, Jim. "The Thirteen New Adventures of Beany and Cecil". Cartoon Research.

External links

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