1 9 9 1 – 1 9 9 3 (USA)
26 x 25 minute episodes
The hit film trilogy from 1985-91 came to Saturday morning cartoons using the basic characters from the second sequel as its basis.
Doc Brown (voiced here by Dan Castellaneta) was an eccentric but brilliant white-haired scientist who lived in Hill Valley in the early 1990s with his wife Clara (voiced by Mary Steenburgen), sons Jules and Verne (get it?), and pet dog Einstein. His preoccupation with time travel led him to develop a modified De Lorean sports car that could travel to the past or future.
Joining him in these sojourns was Marty McFly, a teenage kid who loved to use his hoverboard when danger threatened during these trips, which was often. David Kaufman voiced the character which had been made famous by Michael J Fox in the films.
Marty’s nemesis in the movies, Biff Tannen (voiced by Tom Wilson) became a recurring villain in the animated series, regardless of the time period. For example, he was the Christmas-hating Ebiffnezer Tannen when the gang went back to England in 1845, and the terrorising Bifficus Antanneni during a trek to Rome in 36 AD.
Biff’s other appearance was at the end of the show to tell a corny joke for which he invariably received animation retribution.
Episodes also had the movie Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) impart scientific facts to home viewers in live-action bits, with Bill Nye the Science Guy demonstrating the discussion as “video scientist/technical advisor.” Bill Nye the Science Guy later became a highly succeçsful syndicated educational series in 1993 that continued through to 1996.
Dr Emmett Brown
Biff H. Tannen
Clara Clayton Brown
Jules Erastosthenes Brown
Verne Newton Brown
Dr Emmett Brown (live-action segments)
Bill Nye the Science Guy