Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tooniversary: Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1995)

One year after the first film, Ace Ventura, Pet Detective transitioned into an animated series that spent 2 seasons (so they say) on CBS before moving to Nickelodeon in 1999.

As with animated adaptations of Jim Carrey's other 1994 hit movies, The Mask & Dumb & Dumber, Carrey, coming off "Batman Forever", wasn't asked to reprise as Ventura, the unorthodox sleuth who was a cross between Dr. Doolittle (minus the talking to animals) and Inspector Cleuseau. So WB and Nelvana hired a Canadian actor, Michael Daingerfield (billed as Michael Hall on the show), to play Ventura. Of course, Carrey would finally do some animation work a few years later in feature films.

Oddly, Ventura wrapped its run on CBS with a 2-part cross-over with The Mask, marking the only time that Stanley Ipkiss (The Mask, voiced by Rob Paulsen) and Ventura would cross paths. Unfortunately, that episode isn't available at the moment.

"The Big Stink" is, though:

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