Corey Anders, an average California teenager, finds an unusual-looking bottle on the beach while surfing. He opens it, and a beautiful genie named Jeannie emerges. Her bumbling, corpulent ...
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Corey Anders, an average California teenager, finds an unusual-looking bottle on the beach while surfing. He opens it, and a beautiful genie named Jeannie emerges. Her bumbling, corpulent sidekick genie Babu also emerges, and the two become Corey's servants. Most of the series' plots found Corey trying to live a normal teenager's life, while keeping the genies' identities secret, and teaming up with Jeannie to repair the damages caused by Babu's bungling. Written by
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Hanna-Barbera wanted the series to have absolutely no link whatsoever to the 1960s NBC television series (save for the title character). At the time the series was produced, the studio had just spent an enormous amount of money having celebrities such as Sonny and Cher, Phyllis Diller, and the Harlem Globetrotters provide their voices for The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972). That being said, Hanna-Barbera's budget did not allow for bringing in the likes of original cast members such as Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman or Bill Daily. Hence, the premise of I Dream of Jeannie (1965) was completely reworked for animation. See more »
This show came out at the height of the so-called "teen cartoon" era. Several shows that had teenagers as the central characters all made their debuts around this time and this show was no exception. The premise of this show was pretty much an update of the original "I Dream of Jeannie", except that this time Jeannie is, more or less, a teenager and her master and his best bud are a pair of high school students, not adult astronauts as in the original series. Also, a very annoying "junior genie" named Babu, who's powers always malfunction at the worst times. All in all the show was okay, but it will never be a classic like the show it was inspired by.
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