Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! (partially lost DiC animated TV series; 2001-2002)
Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! is an animated television series produced by DiC Entertainment and Dualstar Entertainment Group, featuring the voices and likeness of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. It premiered on ABC's One Saturday Morning block from October 20th, 2001 to June 29th, 2002. It was later cancelled after one season due to negative ratings.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The show centres around the globe-trotting movie stars and special agents Misty and Amber (Mary-Kate and Ashley) who use their acting and movie-making skills to help people in need and fight evil doers around the world, with the help of their guy friends Rodney Choy and Ivan Quintero, and their robot dog Quincy. Using high tech gadgets and their own unique sense of style, they perform amazing rescues and protect the planet.
Production[edit | edit source]
On December 1st, 2000, DiC had announced that the show was in production under the working title Action Girls, was in co-production with France’s Canal J, and was being distributed worldwide by DiC. At first, 52 episodes were planned for the show, and the original airdate was in Fall 2001. The budget was at $275,000-$325,000 per episode.
Broadcast[edit | edit source]
After its premiere date on ABC, DiC has also sold the show to ITV (United Kingdom), Canal J (France), Mediaset (Italy), YTV (Canada) and Fox Kids (Latin America) in November 2001.
After the rebranding of One Saturday Morning, renamed ABC Kids, Toon Disney began reairing the show along with other shows from the original One Saturday Morning block.
Release[edit | edit source]
In 2005, Warner Home Video released a volume with one disc titled "Misty and Amber vs. Renee la Rouge", containing 5 episodes centering around the aforementioned Renee la Rouge, one of the show's main villains. These episodes were "Gift With Purchase", "The Cat's Meow", "In a Lather", "Can You Dig It?!", and "Bad Hair Day". They would later be uploaded on YouTube in 2014, and officially rereleased on Apple TV in 2016. The other 21 episodes were not officially released.
Uploads[edit | edit source]
On June 11th, 2017, 20 episodes of the Hungarian dub have been uploaded to YouTube until the account that posted them was terminated.
On April 5th, 2018, the episode "Bug Off" has been found and uploaded to YouTube.
On April 11th-13th, 2021, thirteen more episodes were found in English and uploaded to YouTube. These episodes were
- "Just Kidding"
- "Horsing Around"
- "SPF 5000"
- "The Mean Team" (partially, as the first 5 minutes are missing)
- "Operation Evaporation"
- "Puppy Love"
- "Tout Sweet"
- "Out of Her Hair"
- "Snow Much Fun"
- "Pants on Fire"
- "Tourist Traps"
- "Who Turned the Music Off?"
- "Big Trouble"
On April 16th, 2021, a Hungarian dub of "Up in the Air" was reuploaded to YouTube with an unofficial English sub.
As of April 2021, 19 out of 26 English episodes have been found. Five episodes have been found in Ukrainian, and one episode has been found in Greek. Only one episode, "Dog Gone", is completely lost after the Hungarian dub was deleted.
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|2||Gift With Purchase||Found (On DVD and Apple TV)|
|3||The Mean Team||Partially Found (First 5 minutes missing)|
|4||Who Turned the Music Off?||Found|
|8||The Cat's Meow||Found (On DVD and Apple TV)|
|9||Faster Food||Partially Found (Ukrainian dub, missing in English)|
|10||Out of Her Hair||Found|
|11||Snow Much Fun||Found|
|12||In a Lather||Found (On DVD and Apple TV)|
|13||Pants on Fire||Found|
|16||Catch a Wave||Partially Found (Ukrainian and Catalan dubs, missing in English)|
|17||Up in the Air||Partially Found (Ukrainian and Catalan dubs, missing in English)|
|18||Boy Stuff||Partially Found (Ukrainian and Catalan dubs, missing in English)|
|21||Can You Dig It?!||Found (On DVD and Apple TV)|
|22||Alien Encounters||Partially Found (Ukrainian dub, missing in English)|
|23||Bad Hair Day||Found (On DVD and Apple TV)|
|24||Rave Reviews||Partially Found (Greek dub, missing in English)|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- 2002 Australian Nickelodeon promo for Mary Kate and Ashley in Action
- Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! episodes from the DVD volume
- Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! English episodes
- Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Episodes in Ukrainian
- Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action- Episode 17 Up in the Air (Hungarian dub w/ English subtitles)
- Мері-Кейт і Ешлі у Дії.Українською
- Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Rave Reviews Greek Dub
- Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! episodes in Catalan
- Apple TV's page on Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!
References[edit | edit source]
- The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows; page 380. ISBN 978-1538103739.
- Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd edition); page 531–532. ISBN 978-1476665993.
- What’s developing in kids production
- DiC scores raft of toon sales
- Misty and Amber vs. Renee la Rouge