In one of its few buys of an American animation series, 4Kids Entertainment's FOX BOX has added BACK TO THE FUTURE from Universal Cartoon Studios to its Saturday morning lineup, starting March 22, 2003 at 8:30 am. Based on the popular feature film trilogy, BACK TO THE FUTURE series debuted on 1991 on CBS, starring Christopher Lloyd in live-action wrap-arounds featuring scientific demonstrations by Bill Nye, the host of BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY. In the animated segments, Doc Brown was voiced by Dan Castellaneta, best known as the voice of Homer Simpson. Tom Wilson reprised his film role as the voice of Marty McFly's archrival, Biff Tannen, as did Mary Steenburgen as the voice of Doc's no-nonsense wife, Clara Clayton Brown. Since their first adventures through time, documented in the blockbuster films, Marty McFly and Doc Emmett L. Brown have settled down back in modern day Hill Valley, California. Marty's in junior college now, still dating Jennifer Parker and dreaming of being a rock-and-roll star. Doc Brown lives with his wife, Clara; their two sons, Jules and Verne; and Doc's dog, Einstein. Although Doc has resumed his quiet life of research and invention, he hasn't given up on time travel and has two fabulous time traveling machines: a DeLorean and a fully loaded locomotive with sleeping quarters and a laboratory. "A Flux Capacitor should be standard equipment on every DeLorean and kids across the country will be begging their parents to drive at 88 mph," said Al Kahn, chairman/CEO of 4Kids Entertainment. "The animated series is a perfect fit for our action-oriented Saturday morning block and is an FCC core educational show. That's a double bonus for our stations." BACK TO THE FUTURE was a production of Universal Cartoon Studios and Amblin Television, in association with Wang Film Prods. Co. Ltd. The animation was designed and produced by Big Pictures, a Colossal company.
FOX BOX lineup beginning Saturday, March 22: 8:00 am FIGHTING FOODONS 8:30am BACK TO THE FUTURE 9:00am TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 9:30am KIRBY: RIGHT BACK AT YA! 10:00am ULTIMATE MUSCLE10:30am TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 11:00am THE CRAMP TWINS11:30am PIRATE ISLANDS