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New Kids on the Block
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Genre Animation
Developed by Kayte Kuch
Sheryl Scarborough
Country of origin USA
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 15
Production
Executive producer(s) Andy Heyward
Dick Scott
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) DIC Animation City
Release
Original network ABC
Original release September 8 (1990-09-08) – December 14, 1990 (1990-12-14)

New Kids on the Block is an animated television series featuring the adventures of the New Kids on the Block. It lasted a season from 1990 on ABC. Beginning the following year, it aired in reruns from October 12, 1991 to 1993 on The Disney Channel.

Though the group appeared in live action clips, their animated voices were performed by other voice actors. "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" was the opening theme, while an instrumental version of "Step by Step" was the closing theme.

In each episode, the group is traveling to a concert location when something takes them off track, ending in a pro-social moral lesson.

A primetime special, New Kids on the Block Christmas Special, aired on ABC on December 14, 1990.

Plot

The series focuses on the group's misadventures along with their managers, who are based on their real-life manager, Maurice Starr.

Episodes

  1. "The New Kid in the Class" (September 8, 1990)
  2. "Sheik of My Dreams" (September 15, 1990)
  3. "In Step... Out of Time!" (September 22, 1990)
  4. "Cowa-BONK-a" (September 29, 1990)
  5. "Kissed, Missed, and Double D'ist"
  6. "D'ist Dream Date"
  7. "Hot Dog!"
  8. "Overnight Success"
  9. "The Legend of the Sandman" (November 19, 1990)
  10. "Homeboys on the Range"
  11. "New Heroes on the Block"
  12. "The New Kids on the Old Block"
  13. "The New Kids Off the Wall"
  14. "Rewind Time"
  15. "Christmas Special" (December 14, 1990) (This episode aired on prime time, not Saturday morning.)

Principal cast

Crew

  • Susan Blu - Voice Director
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