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Back to the Future: :  -- The time traveling adventures of Professor Brown, his family and his friend, Marty McFly.

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
21 September 1991 (USA) See more »
Plot:
The time traveling adventures of Professor Brown, his family and his friend, Marty McFly. Full summary »
Awards:
6 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A far cry from the movie trilogy See more (7 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 13)

David Kaufman ... Martin Seamus 'Marty' McFly (26 episodes, 1991-1992)

Dan Castellaneta ... Dr. Emmett Brown / ... (26 episodes, 1991-1992)

Bill Nye ... The Science Guy (26 episodes, 1991-1992)

Christopher Lloyd ... Dr. Emmett Brown (live-action segments) (26 episodes, 1991-1992)

Mary Steenburgen ... Clara Clayton Brown (25 episodes, 1991-1992)

Josh Keaton ... Jules Erastosthenes Brown (25 episodes, 1991-1992)
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Series Directed by
Peyton Reed (13 episodes, 1991)
Bob Gale (13 episodes, 1992)
John Hays (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Writing credits
Bob Gale (26 episodes, 1991-1992)
Robert Zemeckis (26 episodes, 1991-1992)
John Loy (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
John Ludin (3 episodes, 1991-1992)

Mark Valenti (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Japhet Asher .... executive producer (12 episodes, 1991)
Bob Gale .... executive producer (2 episodes, 1991)
Jeffrey Kahan .... animation producer (2 episodes, 1991)
John Loy .... producer (2 episodes, 1991)
John Ludin .... producer (2 episodes, 1991)
Kaye Robinson .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Original Music by
Michael Tavera (13 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Film Editing by
David Wolowic (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Maria Estrada (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
James S. Baker (7 episodes, 1991)
John Stevenson (7 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Production Management
Kristine Hanna .... post-production supervisor (1 episode, 1991)
Paul B. Strickland .... production executive (1 episode, 1991)

Jeff Fino .... production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cynthia Riddle .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
William Cone .... key storyboard designer (2 episodes, 1991)
Bob Pauley .... key storyboard designer (2 episodes, 1991)

Steward Lee .... character/prop designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Vince Colavitti .... dialogue recordist / sound re-recording mixer (26 episodes, 1991-1992)
Ray Leonard .... sound editor / re-recording mixer (22 episodes, 1991-1992)
Harry Andronis .... re-recording mixer (13 episodes, 1991)
Russell Brower .... supervising sound editor (13 episodes, 1991)
Jim Hodson .... re-recording mixer / sound editor (13 episodes, 1991)
Mark Keatts .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1991)
Aaron L. King .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1991)
Bill Koepnick .... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor (13 episodes, 1991)
Jeff M. Sliney .... second engineer / sound editor (13 episodes, 1991)
Matthew A. Thorne .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1991)
Melissa Ellis .... sound editor (13 episodes, 1992)
Paca Thomas .... re-recording mixer / sound designer (13 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Animation Department
Thierry Million .... background painter (16 episodes, 1991-1992)
James S. Baker .... character designer (7 episodes, 1991)
John Stevenson .... character designer (7 episodes, 1991)
Ken Mitchroney .... layout artist / story artist (2 episodes, 1991-1992)
Tommy Adams .... key layout artist (2 episodes, 1991)
Susan Crossley .... key layout artist (2 episodes, 1991)
Johnny Karwan .... background artist (2 episodes, 1991)
Steward Lee .... key layout artist (2 episodes, 1991)
Kathy Liadan .... model painter (2 episodes, 1991)
Jim Miko .... overseas animation supervisor (2 episodes, 1991)
Richard Moore .... background artist (2 episodes, 1991)
Roosevelt Stephens .... key layout artist (2 episodes, 1991)

Norman Drew .... layout designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Danny Goldman .... casting (1 episode, 1991)
 
Series Editorial Department
Dewey Reid .... colorist (1 episode, 1991)
Michael Russel .... supervising editor (1 episode, 1991)

Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Stuart Kollmorgen .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Other crew
Kelly Ward .... voice director (26 episodes, 1991-1992)
 

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USA:23 min (26 episodes)
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Trivia:
While, out of the entire cast of all three movies, only Mary Steenburgen (Clara) and Thomas Wilson (Biff) reprise their roles in the *animated* portion of the show, Christopher Lloyd appeared as Doc Brown in live-action bumpers (the parts between the show and the commercials) and in a live-action segment at the end of each episode with Bill Nye, teaching kids about science.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the episode "Hill Valley Brown Out", Doc's shirt changes from purple, to white, to purple again.See more »
Quotes:
Doc Brown:See you in the future!See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A far cry from the movie trilogy, 8 June 2014
Author: mutty-mcflea from Lincolnshire, UK

It seems utterly pointless to type this sentence as it's such an obvious thing to say, but this cartoon continuation of the great movie trilogy doesn't operate on anything like the same level. It isn't terrible, but its hurried animation, infantile humour and tinny music don't really capture what made the films so special.

The set-up is that following the finale of 'Back to the Future Part III' Doc, Clara, Jules and Verne have settled down in a farmhouse in the present day; in the barn is a new Delorean and the time travelling train, both now equipped to travel through space as well as time in order to widen the scope of the adventures. The series focuses on the family with less involvement from Marty and none at all from the rest of the immediate McFly family, although we do meet various McFly ancestors and Tannen incarnations along the way.

It's a decent way to reframe the premise and I really like the character design, which is probably the most successful aspect of the cartoon. The voice work is variable: Dan Castellaneta does an acceptable Christopher Lloyd impression, but why the writers felt the need to give Doc catchphrases like 'Jumpin' jigowatts!' and 'Oucha ma goucha!' when 'Great Scott!' would have done just fine is a mystery. David Kaufman voices Marty as through he's going through puberty. Tom Wilson returns to provide the voices of various Tannens and his performance is genuinely funny, while Mary Steenburgen is back as Clara and seems to be reading off a script under heavy sedation.

Other key players from the movie series remain. Christopher Lloyd, who has reprised the Doc Brown role in so many spin-offs, cameos, music videos and movies that he may as well sew the long white wig permanently to his head, appears in live action bumpers that look dirt cheap and provide a science lesson based on the particular episode's plot. And Bob Gale's involvement includes directing the live action segments in the second season, a role that's so far beneath his talents it's depressing, although as he seems to have essentially given up screen writing to become curator of the BTTF brand it's not surprising.

The series' finest hour is probably the episode that riffs on Ray Bradbury's 'A Sound of Thunder' in which Doc and the kids prevent an asteroid from crashing into Earth and wiping out the dinosaurs, only to return to the present day to find the creatures have evolved into a modern society - including a dinosaur version of Biff! It's very silly and pretty funny, and it's a shame that the rest of the show doesn't live up to it.

What we have instead, for the most part, is humour that relies far too much on tiresome slapstick, typical Saturday morning cartoon standard animation and music by Michael Tavera that sounds like a muzak version of Alan Silvestri's fine scores played on a digitised kazoo. It falls far short of the invention, poignancy and adventure of the films (not to mention the established tone and occasional diversion into darkness), which is pretty much what you'd expect from this sort of thing, I guess.

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