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Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures
Format Animated series, Comedy
Starring Keanu Reeves (1990)
Alex Winter (1990)
Evan Richards (1991)
Christopher Kennedy (1991)
George Carlin
Bernie Casey
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 21
Production
Executive producer(s) David Kirshner, Paul Sabella (Season one)
Andy Heyward (Season two)
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS (Season one)
Fox Kids (Season two)
Original run September 15, 1990 – November 16, 1991
Chronology
Preceded by Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
External links
Official website

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures is a spin-off animated television series following the misadventures of two time-travelling slackers as they travel into the distant past and future. It was based on the 1989 film, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure. After the animated series was cancelled, it was supplanted by a live action version of the same name.

Contents

Overview

Season 1 (1990) was produced by Hanna-Barbera and aired on CBS, starring the voices of Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin, and Bernie Casey reprising their movie roles. The first season was the last Hanna-Barbera show to premiere on CBS.

Season 2 (1991) was produced by DiC Entertainment, and aired on Fox Kids, starring the voices of Evan Richards and Christopher Kennedy, the actors who respectively portrayed Bill and Ted on the short-lived other live-action series of the same name on FOX. The new episodes introduced a “Squint” phone booth that could take Bill and Ted into literature, television shows, and (after shrinking them) inside the human body. The new show had trouble catching on, and after one more season, Bill and Ted was cancelled.

The show continued the interaction with historical figures (Julius “The Salad Dressing Dude” Caesar, Wolfgang Amadeus “Wolfman” Mozart, and many others) taking the teens to several historical spots in each half-hour episode. A new plot twist was the boys’ helping keep history in its place (building the Sphinx, inspiring Henry Ford to build the first car, etc.) The show also carried on the film’s cheeky attitude toward history, with episode titles like, “This Babe Ruth ‘Babe’ is a Dude, Dude!”

List of episodes

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Season One (Hanna-Barbera) 1990

  1. One Sweet & Sour Chinese Adventure - To Go (9/15/90)
  2. The Birth of Rock 'N Roll or Too Hip for the Womb (9/22/90)
  3. A Most Excellent Roman Holiday (9/29/90)
  4. Model 'T' for Ted (10/6/90)
  5. The More Heinous They are, the Harder They Fall (10/20/90)
  6. Birds of A Feather Stick to the Roof of Your Mouth (10/27/90)
  7. A Black Night in San Dimas (11/3/90)
  8. Pocket Watch Full of Miracles (11/10/90)
  9. This Babe Ruth "BABE" is A DUDE, Dude (11/24/90)
  10. When the Going Gets Tough Bill & Ted are History (12/1/90)
  11. Never the Twain Shall Meet (12/8/90)
  12. A Job, a Job - My Kingdom for a Job (12/15/90)
  13. A Grimm Story of an Overdue Book (12/22/90)

Season Two (DIC) 1991

  1. Now Museum, Now you Don't (9/14/91)
  2. The Totally Gross Anatomy of a Gym Teacher (9/21/91)
  3. The Star Strangled Banner (9/28/91)
  4. Leave it to Bill & Ted (10/5/91)
  5. Goodbye Columbus.... and America
  6. It's A Bogus day in The Neighborhood (10/26/91)
  7. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure in Babysitting (11/2/91)
  8. The Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Phone Booth (11/16/91)

DVD release

The first episode of the first season of the cartoon series was released as a special feature on the Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Collection DVD box set.

Cast

Hanna-Barbera cartoon

DIC cartoon

  • Tara Charendoff - Mary Jane
  • Christopher Kennedy - Bill S. Preston
  • Evan Richards - Ted "Theodore" Logan

Production credits

Hanna-Barbera

  • Created by: Paul Sabella, David Kirschner
  • Executive Producers: David Kirschner, Paul Sabella
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Jayne Barbera
  • Producer: Bruce Morris
  • Boomerang Story Editors: John Sandford
  • Story Editor: Gordon Kent
  • Contributing Editors: John Loy and John Ludin
  • Creative Design: Tony Sgroi
  • Supervising Director: Ray Patterson
  • Animation Directors: Joanna Romersa, Sam Nicholson, Bill Hutten, Tony Love, Allen Wilzbach, Ed Love, Joan Drake, Robert Alvarez, Ken Southworth, Costi Mustatea
  • Directors: Oscar Dufau, Paul Sommers, Jay Sarby, Carl Urbano, Don Lusk
  • Storyboard Artists: Tony Benedict, Michael Bennett, Dale Barnhardt, Dan Haskett, Doug Lefler, Jeffrey Lynch, Lew Saw, Jim Willoughby
  • Recording Director: Gordon Hunt
  • Voices: Joe Alasky, Ken Berry, Roscoe Lee Browne, Hamilton Camp, George Carlin, Bernie Casey, Danny Cooksey, Brian Cummings, Keene Curtis, Bernard Erhard, Pat Fraley, Dick Gautier, Joanie Gerber, Ernest Harada, Philip Hartman, Arte Johnson, Vicki Juditz, Zale Kessler, Maurice Lamarcife, Lu Leonard, Page Leong, Little Richard, Dave Madden, Kenneth Mars, Rob Paulsen, Henry Polic II, Keanu Reeves, Peter Renaday, Clive Revill, Bob Ridgely, Kimmy Robertson, William Schallert, Kath Soucie, Jeffrey Tambor, Susan Tolsky, B.J. Ward, Alex Winter, Jonathan Winters, Anderson Wong
  • Animation Casting Director: Kris Zimmerman
  • Talent Coordinator: Jamie Thomason
  • Director of Music Production: Bodie Chandler
  • Theme Song by Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn
  • Music by: Chuck Loeb for Score Productions, Inc.
  • Main Title Producer: Infinity Filmworks
  • Main Title Animation Director: Cynthia Prince
  • Main Title Computer Graphics: San Francisco Production Group
  • Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
  • Graphics Assistant: Parviz Parandoush
  • Design Supervisor: Scott Jeralds
  • Character Design: Tony Sgroi, Chris Buck, Bob Onorato, Bwana Takamoto, Darrell Van Citters
  • Unit Head: Lance Falk
  • Key Layout Artists: Drew Gentle, Lorraine Marue, Joe Binggeli, John Guerin, David Cutler, Kim Hickey, William Dely, Bill Proctor, Andy Phillipson
  • Animation Supervisors: David Michener and Craig Zukowski
  • Animation: Edwardo Olivares, Jang Woo Lee, Frank Gabriel, Bob Bemiller, Jason So, Bill Pratt, Ken Southworth, Robert Sledge, Bill Reed, Derek Eversfield, Bob Tyler, Moon Choi, Bill Nunes, Mark Christiansen, Kunio Shimamura, Ernesto Lopez, Lefty Callahan, Mike Bennett, Barry Anderson, Brenda Banks, John Walker, Frank Andrina
  • Background Supervisor: Al Gmuer
  • Background Artists: Andy Phillipson, Jim Hickey, Patti Palmer, Joe Binggeli, Don Watson, Craig Robertson, Ruben Chavez, Jerry Loveland, Fereshteh Faghihi
  • Xerography: Star Wirth
  • Animation Checking Supervisors: Jan Adams, Gina Bradley
  • Animation Checkers: Jan Browning, Beth Goodwin, Bob Revell, Howard Schwartz
  • Color Stylist: Alison Leopold
  • Color Key: Kathleen Hardin
  • Program Administrator: Barbara Simon Dierks
  • Production Assistants: Heidi Galperin, Kristin Lindquist, Sandy Benenati, Dan Conte, Shannon Fallis-Kane, Erika Grossbart, Nancy Grimaldi, Debby Lathrop, Joe Moriconi, Ann Powell
  • Camera Supervisor: Dan Bunn
  • Sound Direction: Alvy Dorman, Stan Wetzel
  • Production Coordinator: Vicki Casper
  • Production Publicist: Sarah Baisley
  • Pencil Test Cameramen: Neil Viker, Jim Keefer, Steve Mills, Bob Jacobs
  • Supervising Film Editors: Terry W. Moore, Larry C. Cowan
  • Editors: Pat Foley, Gil Iverson, Tim Iverson
  • Negative Consultant: William DeBoer Jr.
  • Music Editor: Tom Gleason
  • Sound Editors: Michael Mancini, Scott Jennings
  • Track Readers: Kerry Iverson, Denise Whitfield, Jim Hearn, Carol Iverson, Kay Douglas
  • Produced in Association with Wang Films Productions Company, Cuckoos Nest Studios, Studio B
  • Production Supervisor: Bob Marples
  • Produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. In Association with Orion Television Entertainment and Nelson Entertainment
  • ©1990 Orion Television Entertainment and Nelson Films Inc. All Rights Reserved

DIC

  • Created by: Andy Heyward, Michael Mallanti
  • Executive Producer: Andy Heyward
  • Co-Executive Producer: Robby London
  • Produced and Directed by: Stan Phillips
  • Executive in Charge of Production: Brian A. Miller
  • Production Supervisor: Stacey Gallishaw
  • Associate Producer: Jonathan Dern
  • Production Coordinators: Antran Manoogian, Kristofor Brown
  • Story Editor: Judy Rothman
  • Script Coordinator: Lori Crawford
  • Assisted by: William A. Ruiz
  • Voice Direction by: Madeleine Bascom, Marsha Goodman, Greg Morton
  • Talent Coordinators: Kevin Hicks, Mary Noble, Marian Sloan
  • Casting by: Greg Morton, Marsha Goodman
  • Cast: Evan Richards, Christopher Kennedy, Don Lake, Alyson Court, Dan Hennessey, Ray Kahnert
  • Additional Voices: Susan Boyd, Tara Charendoff, Paulina Gillis, Marilyn Lightstone, Judy Marshak, Greg Morton, Susan Roman, Andrew Sabiston, Stuart Stone, Greg Swanson, Marlow Vella
  • Art Director: Peter von Sholly
  • Background Designers: Mike Van Cleave, Timothy R. Barnes, Kelly McGraw, Doug Appleton
  • Character Designer: Peter von Sholly
  • Prop Designers: Kelly McGraw, Brad Morris
  • Color Key Artists: Kathrin Drorian, Artin Aghamalian
  • Color Background Artists: Timothy R. Barnes, Mike Van Cleave, Doug Appleton, Doug Kirkup
  • Storyboard Artists: Jay D. Alley, Tony Benedict, Cullen Blaine, Budd Lewis, Moncilo Butch Lukic, Brad Morris, Dave Simon, Robin Steele, Leo Sullivan, Clint Taylor, Dave Thrasher, Sherry Wheeler, Bob and Linn Trochim
  • Storyboard Timing: My Bushman, Vincent Davis
  • Lip Assignment: Bill Knoll, Lisa Wilson
  • Animation Direction: My Bushman
  • Music by: Murray McFadden, Timothy Mulholland
  • Music Supervisor: Joanne Miller
  • Assisted by: Judy Sampson Brown, Melissa Gentry
  • Overseas Supervisor: Glenn Sylvester
  • Overseas Consultant: Winnie Chaffee
  • Translation: Minne SM Kim, Minoru Terao, Jung Ran Son, Kazuko Smith, Joseph C. Cho
  • Production Assistance: Ray Bright, Eben F. Eldridge, Trace Ellis, Joshua Lou Friedman, Chris Hammond, Irene Toporzysek, Penny Wylie
  • Executive in Charge of Post Production: Thierry P. Laurin
  • Assistant to the Executive in Charge of Post Production: Kimberly R. Francis
  • Supervising Editor: Richard S. Gannon
  • Film Editors: Gregory K. Bowron, Richard Bruce Elliott, Allan Gelbart
  • Dialogue Editors: Heather C. Elliott, Donald P. Zappala, Peter Tomaszewicz, Lida Saskova
  • Supervising Music Editor: John Mortarotti
  • Sound Effects by: Johann Langlie
  • Re-Recording Engineer: Michael Mancini
  • Supervising Sound Engineer: Michael J. Cowan
  • Format Editors: Mark McNally, Susan Odjakjian, Mel Ashkenas, Jill Goularte
  • Assistant Editors: Trudy Alexander, Kris Gilpin
  • Videotape Supervisors: Tonda Lark, Dennis Graham, Fifun A. Amini, Gerri Kessler
  • Post Production Coordinator: Maria C. Mercado
  • Animation by: Big Star International Co., Spectrum Animation Studio, Hong Ying Ranbow Animation
  • Creative Supervisor: Andy Heyward
  • "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures" is produced by DIC Enterprises, Inc. in association with Orion Television Entertainment and Nelson 1991 Inc.
  • © 1991 Orion Television Entertainment and Nelson 1991 Inc.

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