was a short-lived Animated Adaptation
of I Dream of Jeannie
, produced by Hanna-Barbera
. In this incarnation, Jeannie is found by a teenage surfer named Corry Anders, after finding her bottle on the beach. 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
This series contains examples of:
- 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.
- Fat and Skinny: Babu and Jeannie themselves
- Hey, It's That Voice! : Correy was an early role for Mark Hamill, before Luke Skywalker, and twenty years before The Joker. Luke could do Jeannie-like things, eventually, and though Hamill never voiced this scenario, the comics and animated Jokers made deranged use of magical characters on many occasions.
- 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!
- Expy: Even assuming that Jeannie is meant to be the original character from I Dream of Jeannie, Tony and Roger were replaced by Corry 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.
- Keep Circulating the Tapes: Due to legal issues, the series was never released on DVD. Some episodes are available online, but with the wrong episode names. There were also plans to reuse the Jeannie character in other Hanna-Barbera productions that had to be shelved (she and Babu were to be teammates for the Scooby Doobies on Laff-A-Lympics; Babu was the only one retained for it).
- 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."
- Our Genies Are Different: There are such things as "junior genies," for starters.
- Recycled Script: Many episodes of the cartoon are complete copies of episodes from the original show, in particular, "The Wish" for the original's "Haven't I Seen My Face Before".
- Skintone Sclerae: Everyone except Jeannie.
- Star-Making Role: Jeannie was this for Julie McWhirter.