All-New Dennis the Menace

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All-New Dennis the Menace
Also known asDennis the Menace
The Incredible Dennis the Menace [1] [2]
Created bySean Roche
Robert Shellhorn [3]
Developed bySean Roche
Written by Hank Ketcham
Sean Roche [4]
Lori Crawford [4]
Directed byRobert Shellhorn
Voices of Adam Wylie
Jeannie Elias
Dan Gilvezan
Greg Burson
June Foray
Katie Leigh
Anna Mathias
Music byTom Worrall [2]
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes13
Executive producer Andy Heyward [4]
ProducersRobert Shellhorn
Kent W. Meredith [4]
Kurt Weldon [4]
Production companies DIC Animation City
Saerom Animation (animation)
Original network CBS
Picture format NTSC
Original releaseSeptember 18 (1993-09-18) 
December 11, 1993 (1993-12-11) [2]

All-New Dennis the Menace is an animated series based on the comic strip by Hank Ketcham. It ran in 1993 on CBS, while the 1986 series was still airing in syndication, [5] capitalizing on the success of a live-action film adaptation of the comic strip that was released the same year. [6] The series was produced by DIC Entertainment and Reteitalia, S.p.A., in association with Spanish network Telecinco. Much like the latter, All-New was sponsored by General Mills.



Additional voices


No.TitleWritten byOriginal air date
1"Brother Rats"Sean RocheSeptember 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)
2"Hospitality" Doug Molitor September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)
3"It's a Guy Thing"Sean Roche & Barry O'Brien October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)
4"Pains, Trains & Automobiles"Julianne KlemmOctober 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)
5"Like Master, Like Mutt"David Bennett Carren & J. Larry CarrollOctober 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)
6"Lock, Stock & Grumble"Eleanor Burian-Mohr & Jack Hanrahan October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)
7"Caution: Boy at Work"Bruce Shelly & Reed ShellyOctober 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)
8"Fortune Fix"Francis MossNovember 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)
9"Navy Destroyer"Sean RocheNovember 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)
10"Yankee Doodle Dennis/Mom's Helper"David Weimers/Francis MossNovember 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)
11"Wish You Weren't Here"Bruce Shelly & Reed Shelly
Story by: David Weimers
November 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)
12"Pig Out/Battle of the Bonding" Jess Winfield/Doug MolitorDecember 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)
13"Dennis the Genius"Ed Ferrara & Kevin MurphyDecember 11, 1993 (1993-12-11)

Background and production


The series' opening theme was adapted from the overture to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro . [7] [8] The series' score also consists of classical music adaptations from overtures, [4] such as the one from Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville .


United States

Buena Vista Home Video released two single-episode VHS tapes in 1994, featuring the episodes "It's a Guy Thing" and "Hospitality".


Roadshow Entertainment released several VHS tapes in Australia in the mid-90s. [9] [10] [3]

Magna Pacific released all 13 episodes (except "Pig Out" and "Battle of the Bonding") on three separate region 4 DVD volumes in Australia in 2004, [2] [11] [12] [13]

United Kingdom

Anchor Bay UK released a single DVD volume in June 2004, containing the first four episodes of the series. This DVD was reissued under Anchor Bay's "Price Wise" budget DVD imprint in August 2006.

In June 2005, Avenue Entertainment released two DVD volumes containing two episodes each.

Other media

Dennis the Menace: Cruise Control

In 2002, DIC produced a Television Film as part of their DIC Movie Toons series, titled Dennis the Menace: Cruise Control. It originally premiered on television on Nickelodeon on October 27, 2002, [14] [15] and was released on VHS and DVD shortly afterward by MGM Home Entertainment, and later aired internationally on Disney Channel and Toon Disney. Instead of duplicating the look and feel of this show, it harked back instead to the character designs from the better-known 1986 Dennis the Menace series, also produced by DIC. It marks the first Dennis the Menace project released after Hank Ketcham's death on June 1, 2001.

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