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Western Animation: Jeannie

Jeannie was a short-lived Animated Adaptation of I Dream of Jeannie, produced by Hanna-Barbera for CBS. In this incarnation, Jeannie is found by a teenage surfer named Corey Anders, after finding her bottle on the beach. Jeannie fell in love with Corey and stayed with him and to win his love, she tried to help him with his everyday situations. Added to the main cast are Corry's best friend, Henry, and "junior-genie" Babu. The Great Haji, Master of All Genies, was the only other character to be reused from the live-action series.

The series has never been released on home video due to conflicts with Screen Gems (and Hanna-Barbera's plans to reuse the "Jeannie" character ended up shelved). The show is primarily known from a Cross Over with The New Scooby-Doo Movies.

Tropes:

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The animated Jeannie, assuming she is meant to be Barbara Eden's original blond Jeannie, is portrayed as a redhead, looking suspiciously like Daphne from Scooby-Doo.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Jeannie loses her powers in one episode when her ponytail gets cut.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Jeannie for Corey.
  • Expy:
    • Even assuming that Jeannie is meant to be the original character from I Dream of Jeannie, Tony and Roger were replaced by Corey and Henry, respectively.
    • Design-wise; Jeannie, Corey, and Henry also resemble Daphne, Fred, and Shaggy.
    • Babu seems to have been based on Bob Denver's one-shot character, Harold, from the original show, who was also a genie whom Jeannie needed to train, though he does not seem to be Haji's son. Added to that, bizarrely enough, Babu wore what appears to be a male version of the original Jeannie's pink costume.
  • Fat and Skinny: Babu and Jeannie themselves.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Although this was a children's show, which the original show never was, Jeannie's costume is much less modest than the original, including transparent pantaloons. She also shows her bellybutton! Makes you wonder why Corey doesn't want her instead of the other girls.
  • Magical Gesture: Jeannie flips back her ponytail; in one episode, she loses her powers when gets haircut to impress Corey.
  • Nice Guy: Henry, normally, especially in contrast to Corry; though he develops Acquired Situational Narcissism in "Don Juan."
  • Oblivious to Love: Corey is oblivious to the fact that Jeannie loves him.
  • Our Genies Are Different: There are such things as "junior genies," for starters.
  • Skintone Sclerae: Everyone except Jeannie.

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