Dumb and Dumber
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Based onDumb and Dumber by
Peter Farrelly
Bobby Farrelly
Bennett Yellin
Written byPatrick Moran
Bennett Yellin
Directed byDavid Feiss
Voices ofMatt Frewer
Bill Fagerbakke
Tom Kenny
Bronson Pinchot
Kath Soucie
ComposerMark Mothersbaugh
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes13 (22 segments)
Production
Executive producersSherry Gunther
Sasha Emerson
Robert Friedman
ProducerByron Vaughns
Running time22 minutes
Production companiesHanna-Barbera Cartoons
New Line Television
Release
Original networkABC
Original releaseOctober 28, 1995 (1995-10-28) –
February 3, 1996 (1996-02-03)

Dumb and Dumber is an animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera and New Line Television for ABC. It is based on the 1994 comedy film of the same name. It premiered in October 1995, making it the last Hanna-Barbera show to air on a television channel other than Cartoon Network.[1]

Matt Frewer provided the voice of Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey's character in the film), while Bill Fagerbakke voiced the character of Harry Dunn (Jeff Daniels' character in the movie). The animated series was written by Bennett Yellin, co-writer of the original film. The series was cancelled after one season.[2]

Dumb and Dumber was one of three animated series based on Jim Carrey films premiering in the same year; the others are the 1995–2000 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective series, and the 1995–1997 The Mask: Animated Series.[3]

Premise

The cartoon revolves around the continued misadventures of Lloyd and Harry after reacquiring their dogshaped van now named "Otto". It also features a new character, Kitty, a female pet purple beaver who appears to be smarter than both men.

Voice cast

Episodes

No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Otto's Best Friend"Len Janson
Bennett Yellin
October 28, 1995 (1995-10-28)
2"Dumb Luck / Dumbbells"Sib Ventress (Dumb Luck)
Brent Aspland (Dumbbells)
November 4, 1995 (1995-11-04)
3"Top Dumbs"Ken Koonce
Michael Merton
November 11, 1995 (1995-11-11)
4"Dixie Dolts / Neither Rain Nor Sleet Nor Dumbness"Ben Hurst (Dixie Dolts)
Michael Ryan (Neither Rain Nor Sleet Nor Dumbness)
November 18, 1995 (1995-11-18)
5"Horse Non-sense / Senseless in Seattle / Mmm, Cheesy"Michael Ryan (Horse Non-sense)
Sib Ventress (Senseless in Seattle)
Jason Butler Rote (Mmm, Cheesy)
November 25, 1995 (1995-11-25)
6"Movers and Breakers / To Bee Or Not To Bee"Philip Murphy (Movers and Breakers)
Steve Bluestein (To Bee Or Not To Bee)
December 2, 1995 (1995-12-02)
7"Dream a Little Scream / Speed and Speedier"Glenn Leopold (Dream a Little Scream)
Chris Parrish (Speed and Speedier)
December 9, 1995 (1995-12-09)
8"Santa Klutz / Hole in Something"Steve Bluestein (Santa Klutz story/teleplay)
Michael Ryan (Santa Klutz teleplay)
Brent Aspland (Hole in Something)
December 16, 1995 (1995-12-16)
9"Brain, Brain, Go Away"Sib VentressJanuary 6, 1996 (1996-01-06)
10"Home Cookin'"Philip MurphyJanuary 13, 1996 (1996-01-13)
11"Bootcampers / Overbite in Paradise"John Jacobs and Sib Ventress (Bootcampers)
David Reynolds (Overbite in Paradise)
January 20, 1996 (1996-01-20)
12"Chipped Dip / Laundryland Lunacy"Ben Hurst (Chipped Dip)
Billy Kimball (Laundryland Lunacy)
January 27, 1996 (1996-01-27)
13"Harry Canary / Alienated"Sib Ventress (Harry Canary)
Ben Hurst and Sib Ventress (Alienated)
February 3, 1996 (1996-02-03)

Production

Dumb and Dumber: The Animated Series is the final Hanna-Barbera-produced show to premiere on ABC (as well as the final Hanna-Barbera-produced show to air on broadcast network television) and one of the last Saturday morning cartoons on the network not associated with The Walt Disney Company. The series was produced by Hanna-Barbera in association with New Line Television (the television division of New Line Cinema, distributor of the original film).

Release

Broadcast

The series aired in reruns on Cartoon Network after its cancellation.[citation needed]

In Britain, the series was screened on Cartoon Network before receiving terrestrial airings on Children 4 (unlike The Mask: Animated Series and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, two other shows based on a film starring Jim Carrey, both of which were shown by the BBC).

Home media

A VHS tape containing some episodes of the show, including "Dumb Luck", was released in Australia and Russia in the 1990s, but in the United States, the show was not released on home video until 2015.

Warner Home Video released Dumb and Dumber: The Complete Series on DVD in region 1 as part of their Warner Archive Collection in January 2015. This is a Manufacture-on-Demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com.[4]

A pop album called "Get Down Get Dumb" was released to promote the cartoon due to its popularity.

Streaming

All 13 episodes of the series are available for purchase on Amazon Video, YouTube, and Google Play.

References

  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 173. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television cartoon shows: an illustrated encyclopedia, 1949 through 2003. McFarland & Co. pp. 296–297. ISBN 07864-2255-6.
  3. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 381. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  4. ^ "Warner Archive Releases The Complete 'Animated Series' on DVD". Archived from the original on January 22, 2015.