The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy
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Developed byJanis Diamond
Directed byJeff Hall
StarringChristina Lange
Josh Rodine
Theme music composerBobby Bennett
David Storrs
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Executive producersPeter Aries, Jr.
ProducerDavis Doi
Running time30 minutes
Production companyCBS Entertainment Productions
DistributorCBS Television Distribution
Original networkCBS
Original releaseSeptember 17, 1988 (1988-09-17) –
September 1, 1990 (1990-09-01)

The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy is an American animated television series that aired on CBS from September 17, 1988 to September 1, 1990.[1] Based on the dolls Raggedy Ann and Andy by Johnny Gruelle, the series was produced directly by CBS in honor of the 70th anniversary of the characters.[2] The series was canceled in 1990, although CBS aired reruns in August 1991 when Pee-Wee's Playhouse was shelved.


The plot involved a little girl named Marcella whose Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls would come to life when no humans were present in her bedroom. Then they would be whisked off to a parallel world to save its inhabitants from the villain, an evil but inept sorcerer known as Cracklin.[3]

Also aiding Ann and Andy, besides the Camel with the Wrinkled Knees, were two of Marcella's other stuffed animals, a panda with a faux-British accent known as Grouchy Bear and a stuffed rabbit known as Sunny Bunny. Sometimes they would be joined by more modern toys such as robots or toy soldiers. Often the plot involved the toys helping children in such places as Ancient Egypt or a Native American tribe. As the cartoon was meant for younger audiences it was unlike most other cartoons of the 1980s which had "morals to the story" at the end, although one episode lightly touched upon the issue of poaching when Raggedy Ann, Andy and their friends had to save endangered unicorns from cattle rustlers, who sought to steal their horns for personal gain.[4]

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Thirteen episodes were created:

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
1"The Perriwonk Adventure"Jeff HallJanis DiamondSeptember 17, 1988 (1988-09-17)101
The toys track Marcella's missing locket to a village inhabited by hybrid alligator-anteater creatures called Perriwonks, who plan to sacrifice it to a dragon.
2"The Pirate Adventure"Jeff HallJanis Diamond1988 (1988)102
A treasure map leading to a pot of gold leads the toys to a crew of pirates who kidnap Andy.
3"The Mabbit Adventure"Jeff HallGeorge Atkins1988 (1988)103
Cracklin steels a book of spells from the Mabbits.
4"The Beastly Ghost Adventure"Jeff HallStory by : Linda Woolverton
Teleplay by : Janis Diamond and George Atkins
1988 (1988)104
A ghost story told by Marcella becomes horrifyingly true when the ghost of the tale begins terrorizing the toys.
5"The Pixling Adventure"Jeff HallKaren Willson and Chris Weber1988 (1988)105
Ann and Andy must return Luke, the infant prince of the Pixlings, to his home before his evil cousin Count Gerich takes over.
6"The Sunny Bunny Ransom Adventure"Jeff HallSheryl Scarborough and Kayte Kuch1988 (1988)106
Cracklin kidnaps Sunny Bunny.
7"The Megamite Adventure"Jeff HallGeorge Atkins1988 (1988)107
Marcella's cousin David has a robot named Megamite, who gets whisked off into the parallel world with Raggedy Ann. When Cracklin sees Megamite has the power to transform water into silver, he steals the robot and dries up the reservoir of a village of pixies, risking widespread dehydration unless Raggedy Ann can recapture Megamite.
8"The Boogeyman Adventure"Jeff HallStory by : Janis Diamond
Teleplay by : Janis Diamond and George Atkins
1988 (1988)108
Ann and Andy are sent to a wizarding world where there are reputed boogeymen. They encounter one, however he is akin to a child, saying that while he is of the same species of those monsters, he has been apprenticed under a good witch to help create good boogeymen. Cracklin kidnaps the "boogeykid" in an effort to get his own monster.
9"The Christmas Adventure"Jeff HallKaren Willson and Chris Weber1988 (1988)109
Cracklin attempts to steal Santa's sleigh and ruin Christmas.
10"The Sacred Cat Adventure"Jeff HallStory by : George Atkins
Teleplay by : Sheryl Scarborough and Kayte Kuch
1989 (1989)110
Ann and Andy are sent to Egypt, where they must find a cat who belongs to Clea, a little girl who was the daughter of a recent deceased pharaoh. The cat leads them to a magic lamp which contains a genie which can get them back to Marcella's room, but it is also sought out by the princess' wicked half-sister, Nephra, who seeks the lamp to usurp the princess' ascent to the throne.
11"The Little Chicken Adventure"Jeff HallStory by : Gordon Bressack
Teleplay by : George Atkins
1989 (1989)111
Ann and Andy are sent to a desert in the Old West, where unicorns exist (although they are few in number). They encounter an Indian child named "Little Chicken", who is the tribe's laughingstock due to his name. An old legend says he can get a new name if he rides a white unicorn known as "Great White", but this is no simple task considering Great White can teleport at will.
12"The Warrior Star Adventure"Jeff HallBuzz Dixon1989 (1989)112
Ann and Andy help Princess Astra to retrieve the Horn of Power from the evil wizard Ludlum.
13"The Magic Wings Adventure"Jeff HallJanis Diamond and George AtkinsSeptember 1, 1990 (1990-09-01)113
Ann and Andy find an egg which takes them to the land of the Grunges.


  1. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 12. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  2. ^ Hyatt, Wesley (1997). The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television. Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 8. ISBN 978-0823083152. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 65–66. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  4. ^ "The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy Episode Guide (1988)". BCDB. Retrieved 18 November 2013.