Toonsylvania (partially found animated series; 1998-1999)
Toonsylvania was a horror-comedy animated series by DreamWorks Television Animation that aired from 1998 to 1999 on Fox Kids.
Plot[edit | edit source]
The cartoon was an anthology show consisting of various segments. The main segment was about the misadventures of mad scientist Dr. Vic Frankenstein, his hunchbacked assistant Igor and their dim-witted Frankenstein monster Phil. The other segments that were usually featured were "Night of the Living Fred" (which was about a family of zombies called the Deadmans), "Igor's Science Minute" (where Igor would talk or sing about a scientific subject) and "Melissa Screetch's Morbid Morals" (where Igor would catch Phil misbehaving and set him straight by telling him a cautionary tale where Melissa did what Phil did and suffered the consequences).
Occasionally, a B-movie parody or a musical number would appear in place of "Night of the Living Fred" and/or "Melissa Screetch's Morbid Morals".
Availability[edit | edit source]
A VHS tape compiling various segments from the show was released on August 13th, 1999, and is to date the only home media release the series has ever received. The main episode segments included on the VHS are "Darla Doily: Demon Doll", "Baby Human", "WereGranny" and "Phil's Brain". The "Night of the Living Fred" segments included are "Football and Other Body Parts", "Dead Dog Day Afternoon", "Voodoo Vacation" and "Bang!" The "Igor's Science Minute" segments featured are "Clone or Be Cloned", "Gravity", "The Brain" and "Earthquake Boogie". Lastly, the "Melissa Screetch's Morbid Morals" segments included on the tape are "The Boogeyman'll Get You, Melissa", "Stop Making Ugly Faces", "Here There Be Monsters" and "Melissa Screetch, Earth Ambassador".
Segments Available on VHS[edit | edit source]
|1||Darla Doiley – Demon Doll||(on VHS)|
|3||Igor's Science Minute: Clone or Be Cloned||(on VHS)|
|4||Melissa Screetch's Morbid Morals: The Boogeyman'll Get You, Melissa||(on VHS)|
|6||Football...and Other Body Part||(on VHS)|
|8||Melissa Screetch's Morbid Morals:Stop Making Ugly Faces||(on VHS)|
|13||Baby Human||(on VHS)|
|20||Igor's Science Minute: Gravity||(on VHS)|
|27||Dead Dog Day Afternoon||(on VHS)|
|29||Melissa Screetch's Morbid Morals: Here There Be Monsters||(on VHS)|
|32||Igor's Science Minute:The Brain||(on VHS)|
|35||Voodoo Vacation||(on VHS)|
|44||Igor's Science Minute: Earthquake Boogie||(on VHS)|
|46||Phil's Brain||(on VHS)|
|57||Melissa Screetch, Earth Ambassador||(on VHS)|
On the 21st and 22nd of June 2009, YouTube user asilasillisalisa uploaded the episode "My Fair Monster". On July 29th, 2014, YouTube user Robzoid uploaded the "Melissa Screetch's Morbid Morals" episode "Melisserella". Another YouTube user named Alexie Stukov has also uploaded the Japanese dubs of various segments since 2017.
The series was available on the Latin American feed of Netflix in 2014, including two episodes of Season 2 that Fox Kids never aired, but it was later removed.
Voice Cast[edit | edit source]
- David Warner as Dr. Vic Frankenstein
- Wayne Knight as Igor
- Brad Garrett as Phil
- Matt Frewer as Dedgar Deadman (season 1)
- Jess Harnell as Dedgar Deadman (season 2)
- Valery Pappas as Stiffany Deadman and Mrs. Screetch
- Billy West as Fred Deadman and Mr. Screetch
- Kath Soucie as Ashley Deadman
- Nancy Cartwright as Melissa Screetch
Gallery[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- IMDb page for Toonsylvania. Retrieved 01 Oct '19
- A YouTube playlist featuring the Japanese dubs of various segments. Retrieved 01 Oct '19