DIC debuts new cartoons Sabrina, Sonic and Sherlock
Created 01/26/1999 - 01:00
DIC is introducing three new half-hour series at NATPE: Sabrina: The Animated Series, Sonic Underground and Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century. Sabrina is based off the ABC TV series which was originally based on the Archie comic books. 65 episodes, scheduled to air in the U.S. on UPNs Disney Afternoon and distributed by Buena Vista Television internationally, will feature the voice of Emily Hart as 12-year old Sabrina and Melissa Joan Hart as the voice of Sabrinas two aunts. Sonic Underground is based on the popular Sega video game series and is the third animated Sonic series that DIC has produced. Buena Vista will distribute the 40 episodes internationally while Bohbot Kids Network will air the show in the U.S. The show, featuring the voice of Jaleel Steve Urkel White as three different characters, pits Sonic and friends against the evil Dr. Robotnik. The futuristic Sherlock series is a 2D/3D combination co-produced with Scottish Television, who will air the show in the U.K. with Buena Vista handling other territories. In the show, legendary detective Sherlock Holmes is brought back to life as a clone by Scotland Yard, and is assisted by a robotic Dr. Watson in order to solve the crimes of the 22nd century.