The animated Spin-Off of the 1992 film featuring a St. Bernard as its title character. In the animated series, Beethoven could speak, but only to his fellow canine friends, who were exclusive to the series. Also, there was a Guinea pig named Mr. Huggs who wasn't in the movie.Developed for television by the creators of Recess. A total of 26 episodes were released between 1994 and 1995.
Tropes found in the cartoon series:
- Berserk Button - Beethoven is sensitive about his weight.
- Censorship by Spelling - "Okay, who's been teaching the dog to spell?"
- Fragile Speedster - Sparky is the fastest of the main five but gets beat up by a cat.
- I Am Not Weasel - Mr. Huggs dislikes being called a hamster.
- Off Model: all over the place. But the worst case is with Ryce, who constantly switches from five-fingered hands to the standard four-fingered ones everyone else has.