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Sabrina, the Animated Series 

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Short lived animated spin off of the television series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The animated series is a prequel which features Sabrina as a pre-teen girl with small witch powers. Also ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Melissa Joan Hart ...  Aunt Hilda / ... 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Emily Hart ...  Sabrina Spellman / ... 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Nick Bakay ...  Salem Saberhagen / ... 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Bill Switzer ...  Harvey Kinkle 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Cree Summer ...  Chloe 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Erin Fitzgerald Erin Fitzgerald ...  Amanda / ... 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Chantal Strand ...  Bernard / ... 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Jay Brazeau ...  Uncle Quigley 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Lalainia Lindbjerg ...  Katy 65 episodes, 1999-2000
David Sobolov ...  Spookie Jar 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Jason Michas Jason Michas ...  Slugloafe the School Bully 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Philip Maurice Hayes ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Long John Baldry Long John Baldry ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Garry Chalk ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Andrew Francis 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Don MacKay ...  Additional Voices 65 episodes, 1999-2000
Bob Bergen ...  Tim the Witch Smeller 64 episodes, 1999-2000
Janyse Jaud ...  Bosley / ... 63 episodes, 1999-2000
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Short lived animated spin off of the television series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The animated series is a prequel which features Sabrina as a pre-teen girl with small witch powers. Also features the hilarious wise-cracking cat Salem, Sabrina's naive surfer dude friend Harvey, spoiled brat rich girl Gem Stone, Sabrina's rule stricken uncle Uncle Quigley, Sabrina's spaced out friend Pi, and of course, Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda, Sabrina's two criticizing, witchy aunts. Written by Dylan Self <RobocopTNG986127@aol.com>

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English

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6 September 1999 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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Bill Switzer, who voiced Harvey, previously worked with Melissa Joan Hart and Emily Hart on the made-for-TV movie, The Right Connections (1997). See more »

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Gem Stone: Why hello there, Smellman!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, all the characters from the show laugh hysterically. See more »

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Follows The New Archie/Sabrina Hour (1977) See more »

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Sabrina (She'll Bewitch Ya)
Written by B*Witched, Ray Hedges and Martin Brannigan
Performed by B*Witched
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Inferior prequel show but not that bad
28 September 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The original 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' show was a favourite as a child and, despite a couple of issues with the college seasons, still is a lot of immensely likable fun with memorable characters and its fair share of wit, charm and magic.

'Sabrina: The Animated Series' is a prequel show, with the characters as their younger selves, but animated in alternative to live-action and in sitcom format like 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'. Of the two shows, to me there is no doubt as to which is the better one but there are other near-widely disliked shows like 'Trollz, 'Bratz' and the worst of Cartoon Network ('Johnny Test', 'Problem Solverz' and 'Uncle Grandpa') and Nickelodeon ('Chalkzone', 'Fanboy and Chum Chum' and 'Breadwinners') that deserve that distinction far more.

Yes, 'Sabrina: The Animated Series' could have been better. 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' does have much more wit and magic, while the stories and writing could have done with more variety and imagination (there's magic here but rarely done in an extraordinary way), tending to be somewhat on the basic, safe and formulaic side.

Likewise, some of the side characters could have been developed more than just typical archetypes, particularly bland and slightly dumb Harvey and even worse Gem who is an obnoxious brat and snob, both done to overkill effect. Some of the character designs lack finesse a little.

However, 'Sabrina: The Animated Series' mostly looks bright and colourful while having some nice detail. It's not the most refined of animation, but there are a huge amount of films and shows that are animated far worse. The music is dynamic and catchy, not as generic sounding as it could have been.

Despite the lack of originality and variety, and not being as witty and magical as before, the writing has fun, charm and heart with some nice humour and amiability, with the stories being neat, cohesive and lively in pace. It also does a much better job than 'Trollz' and 'Bratz' at incorporating values, even though familiar they make their mark without beating the viewer around the head and are easy to identify with, and relevant everyday topics, also familiar but done with a lot more upbeat positivity and in a way that is cute without being sugar-coated.

While not all the characters work, others do and what clichés/archetypes there are are actually done in an honest and positive way, where one won't question or be offended by what the episodes are trying to say, no dubious messaging here. Sabrina has her faults, which stops her from being a too perfect character, but is a likable enough lead character and a far healthier role model than any of the characters from 'Bratz' for example. Of the other characters, the best is Salem, the funniest, wisest, most endearing and most interesting, with cool Aunt Zelda and amusing Uncle Quigley close behind. The voice acting is pretty good, Emily Hart does as good a job as her sister Melissa while the best voiced character overall is Salem.

Overall, nowhere near as good as 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' but to me it's better than given credit for. 6/10 Bethany Cox


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