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Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch is a French-Irish-American-Canadian-Indian CGI fantasy-comedy series based on the Sabrina the Teenage Witch franchise that aired on The Hub and was produced by French animation studio MoonScoop (Code Lyoko). It's the fourth animated series based on the character, following Sabrina: The Animated Series spin-off Sabrina's Secret Life ten years prior, and the fifth television show in the franchise overall.

The show serves as a Continuity Reboot of the series, with Sabrina (Ashley Tisdale) now being a witch princess destined to rule the magical world. Despite this, Sabrina continues to live a dual life of living in the human world and attending regular school during the day and traveling to the magical realm to hone her sorceress skills at night. All the while, she must also do battle with enemies who threaten to do harm to her family and expose her secret. Other changes made include everyone believing that Sabrina's pet cat Salem is a normal feline, with Salem also being a (reluctant) spy for a now evil Enchantra who is meant to make Sabrina's life miserable.

The series only lasted a single 26-episode season, which aired from October 2013 to June 2014. All episodes are available, sans the first two if you live in the United States, for viewing on Kabillion's YouTube channel here.


  • Adaptational Villainy: Enchantra and to a lesser extent Shinji.
  • All-CGI Cartoon: With the possible exception of the opening, where the characters appear as hand-drawn looking paper cutouts.
  • Bad Boss: Enchantra towards Salem whenever he refuse her orders or fails in his mission.
  • Big Bad: Enchantra
  • Canon Foreigner: Jim, Jessie (though she's pretty much Chloe in all but name), Veralupa, and Tiffany Titan.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: It is revealed in one episode that the teachers laugh at Tiffany Titan while in the faculty room, which she can hear through the closed door.
  • Creator Provincialism: Sabrina once complains that the only break she gets from her studies is human school being closed on Saturday. American schools are normally closed on both Saturday and Sunday. One-day weekends were once a reality in French schools (and the show is French-made), although unusually enough, Sunday is usually the day off (and most modern French schools have switched to 4-day weeks).
  • The Dog Bites Back: Or rather the cat, in "Spella!" Salem gets back at Enchantra while she's at Sabrina's place. Fortunately, Enchantra did not notice it was Salem.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Despite being a bloodthirsty monster, Were-Harvey obeys traffic signals and crosses the street only in designated areas.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: Enchantra doesn't understanding Sabrina's friendship with mortals or her fascination with the mortal world.
  • Expy: Jessie for Chloe. Aside from being a black friend and The Ace, she continues the tradition of being the one mortal who knows Sabrina's secret.
    • Jim could be considered a stand-in for the usual (non-geeky) depiction of Harvey.
    • Enchantra for Della from the earlier Archie comics. Funnily enough, they are revealed to be sisters (although Della is renamed Spella so they both can have a Punny Name).
  • The Fair Folk: All magic users act like this in varying degrees, even Sabrina. Not in an evil sort of way, more in a Blue-and-Orange Morality sort of way. Notice Sabrina and her aunts' cool attitudes in "No Time" when faced with the possibility that the human world would be wiped out of existence.
  • Fantastic Slur: Enchantra and Shinji call the mortals "nitches."
  • Hiccup Hijinks: There's an episode called "Hic! Hic! Boom!" where Sabrina has to take care of a baby dragon who ends up getting hiccups . However, since he breathes fire, trouble ensues. He's cured when she calms him down with a lullaby.
  • Hidden Depths: Jim really likes Sabrina and wants to go out with her, but she's always busy with her magic school studies. In "Careful What You Witch For", Jim wished himself to be big so Sabrina would notice him.
    • Salem appears to be jealous of her crush on Jim, Sabrina always ignores him whenever Jim is around. In "See No Sabrina, Hear No Sabrina!", he tried to use an invisible spell on him, but accidentally hits Sabrina.
  • Idiot Ball: Sabrina in "Home Sweet Home" walking a giant three-eyed toad outside where anyone could see it. It's only by convenience that the streets are completely empty aside from them.
  • I Knew It!: In-universe with Tiffany Titan when everyone learned of Sabrina's magic ability, only to be "proven" wrong.
  • Jerkass: Mr. Evans, the land developer from "Home Sweet Home", deserves special mention here. He barges into the bakery, after inking an agreement with the landlord to buy it, and cheerfully announces that he is about to bulldoze their shop and turn it into a parking lot for the new mall he's building. There's not a hint of remorse or humanity in his declaration, nor does he have any interest whatsoever in the fact that he is about to leave a family out of business and homeless. In fact, he seems to be thrilled to be putting people he's never even met out on the streets.
  • Like Goes with Like: Enchantra tries to get her son Shinji and Sabrina together, and neither like each other. Though Enchantra only cares about gaining Sabrina's magic.
  • Lovable Alpha Bitch: Amy. She actually seems to be friends with Sabrina.
  • Magical Girl: This version seems to be leaning toward this.
  • The Mole: In this version, Salem works for Enchantra, who wants him to secretly make Sabrina's life in the human world so horrible that she'll voluntarily return to the witch realm permanently. He doesn't enjoy it, however.
  • Momma's Boy: Shinji.
  • Mythology Gag: The show is full of them.
    • Amy is a character from the comics, but has been redesigned to resemble Libby from the live-action show. Despite both being the token Alpha Bitch, she actually seems to be friendly.
    • Hilda and Zelda being the Fat and Skinny like in the comics, while both are blonde like in the live-action sitcom.
      • It's also subverted as the the roles of Fat and Skinny have been flipped from what they were in the comics.
      • They both look like hippies, which Zelda appears to dress like one in Sabrina: The Animated Series.
    • This is also the first incarnation of the series to include Ambrose since the Filmation cartoon. Unusually, he is portrayed as a blonde teenager, though he is still Sabrina's cousin. His appearance makes him look more like Ambrose Pipps from the Little Archie series.
    • Shinji's role is combined with Lillith, Enchantra's Spoiled Brat daughter, from the comics.
    • This not the first time Sabrina has been offered the throne of the magical world. This happened toward the end of manga style comics, and she rejected the offer then.
    • One of the background characters is a goth girl, who could be Gwenevive Ricci (Sabrina's goth friend and wannabe witch from the manga).
    • Della (eh...Spella) and Enchantra turn out to be sisters.
    • In "Super-Brina" When Harvey accidentally sees Sabrina use her powers to save Jim, he ends up believing Sabrina is a superhero. This is call back to various comics and past series where Sabrina has taken on the role of a superheroine.
  • "Not So Different" Remark: Spella revealed that Enchantra was a lot like Sabrina, as much as Enchantra would deny.
  • Our Werewolves Are Different: Apparently wearing a magical werewolf jacket passes on the curse with no known cure.
    • A later episode reveals that there is a cure, which Enchantra is keeping under wraps.
  • Properly Paranoid: Tiffany Titan
  • Race Lift: Due to being Shinji's mom, Enchantra is depicted as Japanese in this version.
  • Red and Black and Evil All Over: Enchantra dresses almost entirely in red and black, and Shinji wears them as well.
  • Related in the Adaptation: Enchantra and Della (now Spella).
  • Reset Button Ending: Seen in "Return of the Werewolf", when Sabrina and Veralupa rewind time several minutes so that her friends don't learn her secrets.
    • In "Careful What You Witch For", where Sabrina wish she never found the lamp.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Again Sabrina in this series.
  • Sarcastic Confession: One is done in the very first episode:
    Sabrina walks in to the dance in her witch's costume
    Amy: How cute you dressed up for the movie too. What are you a witch?
    Sabrina: Sure why not.
  • Time Stands Still: In "No Time", Sabrina accidentally causes time to freeze in the human world.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: In "Spella!", Enchantra refuses to thank Sabrina for the help in defeating Spella. Nor taking her offer to help her up when she clumsily tripped while denying being a klutz like Sabrina, a pouty Enchantra just tells Sabrina to leave her alone.