Friday, August 23, 2013

Rein-Toon-Ation: Sabrina's Secret Life (2003)

The follow-up to Sabrina: The Animated Series, Sabrina's Secret Life moves the story forward by about 2 years. That means Sabrina is now 14, but already has her powers. In the live-action movie that launched the sitcom, Sabrina didn't discover her heritage until she turned 16. Would that DIC held to that continuity.

The one thing they did retain is that Sabrina and her aunts live in Greendale, not Riverdale, as would be the case in the comic books. However, with the sitcom having ended, Melissa Joan Hart and her family had ended their association with Sabrina, so an all-new cast was hired, all virtual unknowns.

Here's the open:

Secret Life has bounced around, having aired on CBS and in syndication. Currently, This TV owns the cable rights. Haven't seen the show, so there's no rating.


magicdog said...

This was slightly better than the earlier animated series but not by much.

I did appreciate Sabrina had to go to a school within school to learn her magic and had a fellow witchy student.

hobbyfan said...

Sort of what Casper later went through (Scare School), eh?

I've mixed feelings about the new Sabrina on the Hub, but my heart still clings to the original.