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Adventures of the ghostly con-artist and his 12-year-old pal, Lydia.
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Complete series cast summary:
Stephen Ouimette ...  Beetlejuice 94 episodes, 1989-1991
Alyson Court ...  Lydia Deetz 94 episodes, 1989-1991


Loosely based on the film of the same name, this show features Beetlejuice, a wild ghost from the "Neitherworld," and his mortal best friend, a young girl named Lydia. Written by Sparky <sparky1@jps.net>

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Release Date:

9 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bitlđus See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Kenner, the company behind the Beetlejuice movie action figures, had begun developing figures for the animated series, but the project did not come to fruition (one prototype figure head of Jacques LaLean for that ill-fated collection has been showcased online). See more »


Beetlejuice: Hey! What am I, garbage?
Lydia Deitz: You wish!
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Alternate Versions

There are three different opening intros for this cartoon. The first one aired on ABC with alternate animation, for example, Beetlejuice is producing strips on his clothes. The second one is used on FOX, Kids WB, and in syndication, which is the current one they used in the United States, it features newer animation, for example, Beetlejuice rises from the grave and as a corpse. The third one is used when FOX re-ran Beetlejuice, this one re-edits clips from the second introduction and clips from various episodes. See more »


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a charming and offbeat cartoon
22 November 2008 | by greg-glenSee all my reviews

When I was a Ph.D. candidate at Queen's University and I worked out on the weekends, I would often tune the t.v. to cartoons. And I never missed an episode of the cartoon "Beetlejuice." It was - and remains to me - a charming and quirky cartoon with a lively sense of invention and a decidedly offbeat sense of humour. Some people compare this cartoon negatively to the movie "Beetlejuice." I don't think this is fair. Michael Keaton gave a positively volcanic performance in that movie and I continue to find the movie a classic of humour. Indeed, I often wondered why there wasn't a sequel - probably just as well given Hollywood's record with such things, but I think there was more comic potential waiting to be tapped. Questions of synergy aside(the Americans have nothing on the Japanese in this department), the cartoon is not just a ripoff of the movie. It's its own eccentric, squirmy little beast. It really was a lot better than it needed to be, so to speak. As with the movie, there's some romantic 'tension' between Beetlejuice and the goth girl, but the cartoon subdues this somewhat for the kiddies. It's a helluva lot better than some current cartoons aimed at the 'Goth' mindset, I can tell ya. I really loved this cartoon and miss it on t.v. Greg Cameron, Surrey, B.C., Canada

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