Thursday, November 09, 2006


Welcome to another installment of Thursday Theme Song! This month's theme is "Live-Action Movies With Cartoon Spin-Offs" and this week we look at a cartoon that was a continuation of the cult classic Back to the Future trilogy.

This short lived two season, 26-episode Saturday morning cartoon aired on CBS from September 1991 to September 1993. It followed the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown as they visit parallel time zones. Joining the cast is Doc Brown's wife, Clara, and their children, Jules and Verne, and Marty's girlfriend, Jennifer Parker.

Christopher Lloyd appeared as Doc Brown in opening and closing segment of each episode but his animated counterpart was voiced by Dan Castenella (Homer Simpson). David Kaufman replaced Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, but Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F. Wilson reprised their roles as Clara Brown and Biff Tannen. Bill Nye the Science Guy sometimes joined Doc Brown in the live action segments to share with the viewers some neat science facts.

The show had some good character designs and the characters were true to the movie and the fact that it was animated meant that they could do many things that live action wouldn't allow. All in all, a decent cartoon.


coolshades said...

Hey I actually remember this one! I still have the McDonalds toys that went along with it... :P

Pablo said...

I only remember Docs face xD

Anyhoo, the theme sounds a lot like Pter Gabriels "Sledgehammer"

Very cheerful song, and a good one at that.