ABC Adds 'Gummi Bears,' 'Beetlejuice'

ABC said Monday that it will add two new animated series to its Saturday morning childrens' lineup this fall--"Beetlejuice" and "The Adventures of the Gummi Bears."

The schedule, which begins Sept. 9, will also feature the returning animated series "A Pup Called Scooby Doo," "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," "Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters" and "The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show," plus the returning live-action series "Animal Crack-Ups" and the "ABC Weekend Specials," entering its 13th season.

"Beetlejuice" is based on the hit movie about an "eccentric con-artist ghost" named Beetlejuice and a 12-year-old girl named Lydia Deetze. The show will chronicle the surrealistic adventures of Beetlejuice and Lydia in the Netherworld, where Beetlejuice resides.

"The Adventures of the Gummi Bears," to be telecast as part of "Disney's Gummi Bears/Winnie the Pooh Hour," is a comedy-adventure about a group of bears with special powers who are the secret defenders of the human kingdom of Dunwyn.

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