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The New Archie's are on Saturday and Sunday nights at 4:30 AM EST/3:30 AM CT on Toon Disney!

Characters/Voices

Amani: Karen Burthwright
Archie Andrews: J. Michael Roncetti
Betty Cooper: Lisa Coristine
Big Ethel: Jazzmine Lausanne
Big Moose: Victor E. Erdos
Coach: Greg Swanson
Eugene: Colin Waterman
Jughead Jones: Michael Fantini
Miss Grundy: Linda Sorenson
Mr. Weatherbee: Marvin Goldhar
Reggie Mantle: Sonny Bensen Thrasher
Veronica Lodge: Alyson Court

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The New Archies

New Archies cartoon

The New Archies series actually borrowed from the Archie Comics Group book, Little Archie, in which all of the Riverdale gang were 9-year-old children. The program also made some changes to the traditional comic book’s line-up.

The New Archies added newly created Amani and Eugene in an effort to break up the all-white Riverdale for a more diverse 1980’s audience. Eugene, the school brain, replaced earlier Riverdale genius Dilton Doily.

Each half-hour episode contained two stories, as opposed to the fast-paced comic blackouts of the previous decade's series. Also missing was ‘The Archies’ band. The New Archies ran for one season, followed by another season as repeats, ending its run in 1989.

Thanks to Samantha for the information!

Airing Information
DIC/Saban Entertainment. Thirty minutes. NBC: September 12, 1987 to February 4, 1989.

Links

New Archies pics at Toonarific!

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