Cult Cartoon Essentials

The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy

Running from 1988-1990 for 13 episodes, The Adventures of Raggedy Ann and Andy followed a little girl named Marcella (voiced by Tracy Rowe) whose Raggedy Ann (Christina Lange) and Andy (Josh Rodine) dolls would come to life when no humans were present in her bedroom. Then they would be whisked off to a parallel world to save its inhabitants from the villain, an evil but inept sorcerer known as Cracklin.

The show was based on the dolls Raggedy Ann and Andy by Johnny Gruelle, the series was produced directly by CBS in honor of the 70th anniversary of the characters.

Alongside Ann and Andy were two of Marcella’s other stuffed animals, a panda with a faux-British accent known as Grouchy Bear (Charles Adler) and a stuffed rabbit known as Sunny Bunny (Katie Leigh). Sometimes they would be joined by more modern toys such as robots or toy soldiers. Often the plot involved the toys helping children in such places as Ancient Egypt or a Native American tribe.

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