Nederlandse/Belgische titel: -
Uitgebracht: Nederland, 28 april 1991 / België, -
Genre: Fantasy/Avontuur - Animatie | 22 min. | .. jaar
Productiemaatschappij: = Geffen Film Company - TV Serie (1989–1991) | Budget: …
Oorspronkelijk uitgebracht: USA, 9 september 1989
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Acteurs / Stemmen o.a.:
= Ouimette, Stephen - (Beetlejuice (94 episodes, 1989-1991)
= Court, Alyson - (Lydia Deetz (94 episodes, 1989-1991)
= St. Germain, Tabitha - (Additional Voices / (34 episodes, 1989-1991)
= Hanna, Elizabeth - (Delia Deetz / (33 episodes, 1989-1991)
= Dunn, Roger - (Charles Deetz (32 episodes, 1989-1991)
Strong, Tara - (Additional Voices / (32 episodes, 1989-1991)
The premise of the animated series was changed from the film to the point where one only superficially resembled the other. In the film, Beetlejuice was the antagonist of the story, called upon to “bioexorcise” Lydia's family from the Maitlands' home. In the series, Beetlejuice and Lydia are best friends. Lydia, being something of a social misfit in the living world, frequently visits him in the afterlife during her free time. The Maitlands, the central characters in the film, are not present in the series. In the film, the afterlife is portrayed as an otherworldly bureaucratic social service office, and for the series, the afterlife was changed to “The Neitherworld,” an alternate reality that parodies the living world, with the fact of it being the afterlife only rarely mentioned.
For the cartoon series, many character roles from the film were reassigned to other characters. Beetlejuice plays the role of Lydia's ghostly best friend in place of the Maitlands. Lydia's father, a businessman of questionable ethics, and her mother, an eccentric, self-centered avantgarde artiste, are presented in a more domesticated fashion, more resembling the Maitlands of the film. While her parents in the film were aware of Beetlejuice's existence, they were not aware of his presence in the cartoon.
The series was a breakout hit for ABC in its initial season, and later became one of the first animated series to air on FOX's weekday afternoon children's lineup. This led to a situation whereby Beetlejuice was being seen Monday through Friday on FOX while still remaining on ABC's Saturday morning schedule, making it one of the few shows in American television history to be aired concurrently on two different broadcast networks. Beetlejuice has aired in re-runs on Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network (where the movie aired), and will air on Warner Bros. and AOL's new broadband internet channel Toontopia TV. The series aired on Teletoon Retro in Canada from fall 2009 until June 2011.
Beetlejuice is an American-Canadian animated television series which ran from September 9, 1989 to October 26, 1991 on ABC and, on Fox from September 9, 1991 to May 7, 1992. Loosely based on the 1988 film of the same name, it was developed and executive-produced by the film's director, Tim Burton. The series focus on the life of goth girl Lydia Deetz and her undead friend Beetlejuice as they explore the world, called The Neitherworld, a wacky afterlife realm inhabited by monsters, ghosts, ghouls and zombies. Danny Elfman's theme for the film was arranged for the cartoon by Elfman himself.