|Ace Ventura: Pet Detective|
|Developed by||Seth MacFarlane|
|Voices of||Michael Dangerfield (as Michael Hall)|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||41|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||1994 – 1998|
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is an animated television series based on the film of the same name. The series was produced by Morgan Creek Productions and Nelvana for Warner Bros. Studios. It aired from 1994 to 1997 on CBS. The series aired in re-runs on Nickelodeon from 1999 to 2000.
The show ran on CBS for two seasons, with a third season airing on Nickelodeon when that channel acquired the show to broadcast reruns. Many of the characters from the movie were retained, though not voiced by their original actors. While the original movies already had a strongly cartoonish comedic aesthetic, they were eclipsed by the slapstick and garish humor of the cartoon.
Written by Seth MacFarlane, the show was rife with toilet humor and anachronisms (one episode centered around the Egyptian Mau, claiming it to be an extinct breed of cat, when, in fact, they are not), displaying similar humor to his later series. Despite running in a time slot after The Mask (another popular Jim Carrey-based cartoon) and a well-advertised crossover with that show (in that series' finale, "The Aceman Cometh"), the series failed to gain a large audience. Ultimately, both The Mask and Ace Ventura were cancelled.
A computer game, Ace Ventura, was based on the show.
A three-episode DVD of the show was bundled with the two Ace Ventura movies. The back of the package has a mistake in the description of the episode "The Reindeer Hunter," stating that Santa's main reindeer, Rudolph, has been kidnapped when in truth, Rudolph is not in the episode at all, rather it was the rest of his reindeer that had been kidnapped.