Archie on Pax TV
Created 04/10/1999 - 23:00
DIC Entertainment, a subsidiary of Disney, has sold two new animated series
to Pax TV, a new family-oriented network in the US. "Archie's Weird
Mysteries" and "Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century" will appear this Fall
as part of the weekday "Pax Power Mystery Hour." "Archie's Weird
Mysteries," a co-production with M6 France, is based on the long running
Archie comics series. In the series, a lab experiement goes awry, creating
such characters as a 50-foot Veronica, and Dr. Jughead and Mr. Hyde.
"Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century," a co-production with Scottish
Television, brings the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle detective to the 22nd century
where he is assisted by a robot Dr. Watson and battles the clone of his
arch nemesis Prof. Moriarty. Both series will be produced by DIC president
and CEO Andy Heyward, DIC executive vp creative affairs Robby London, and
DIC executive vp development Mike Maliani.