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Dennis the menace
Format Animates series
Created by General Mills

General Mills

Starring Brennan Thicke

Phil Hartman

Marilyn Lightstone

Jeannie Elias

Donna Christie

Country of origin United States
No. of


Running time 22 minutes
Original channel Syndication
Original run September 22, 1986-December 19, 1986

Dennis the Menace is an 1986 cartoon American animated series produced by General Mills, based on the original comic strip by Hank Ketcham.

The series was originally aired in syndication in the U.S., distributed by General Mills. The first season aired in syndication. Each half-hour show consists of three six or seven minute shorts. The show was sponsored by General Mills.

In the newspaper cartoon and comic book series, Dennis's parents were aggressive towards him, usually forcing him to sit in the corner whenever he was caught into mischief. However, in the cartoon series, Dennis almost never got punished, and any consequences he received were nowhere near as harsh. This format may be due to U.S. laws enacted by the 1970s forbidding aggressive behavior in any form from being shown on Saturday morning cartoons and all children's programming.


  • Dennis Mitchell, the main character in the television series. Voiced by Brennan Thicke.
  • Henry Mitchell, father to Dennis and Alice's husband. Voiced by Phil Hartman in Season 1.
  • Alice Mitchell, Dennis's mother. Voiced by Louise Vallance in Season 1
  • Mr. George Wilson, the Mitchells' neighbor, often exasperated with Dennis's antics. Voiced by Phil Hartman in Season 1.
  • Mrs. Martha Wilson, a loving, grandmotherly type who enjoys Dennis's company. Voiced by Louise Vallance.
  • Joey McDonald, Dennis's best friend. Voiced by Jeannie Elias.
  • Tommy Anderson, Dennis's other best friend. Also voiced by Jeannie Elias.
  • Margaret Wade, Dennis's nemesis, a goody-goody girl in the neighborhood. Also voiced by Jeannie Elias.
  • Gina Gillotti, Dennis's tomboyish, yet warm and feminine friend. Voiced by Donna Christie in Season 1.
  • PeeBee Kappa, Dennis' friend and resident genius and technology freak. His name is a play on Phi Beta Kappa. Voiced by Marilyn Lightstone.
  • Jay Weldon, Dennis's "too-tall" friend who loves to play basketball. Voiced by Riva Spier.
  • Ruff, the Mitchells' family dog. Voiced by Phil Hartman in Season 1 .
  • Hot Dog, the Mitchells' family cat.

Danske Stemmer[]

Additional voices (Denmark dub)[]

  • Nis Bank-Mikkelsen


Season One (1986)[]

  1. So Long, Old Paint/Trembly Assembly/Private I
  2. A Visitor from Outer Space/Train That Boy/Genie Madness
  3. Cheer Up/Ghostblusters/The Life You Save
  4. Shark Treatment/Jungle Bungle/Racetrack Menace
  5. All The President's Menace/The Love Rowboat/Wilson The Menace
  6. Fishing For Trouble/Future Fortune/Time Bomb
  7. Spa Blahs/Whale Of A Tale/Disaster On The Green
  8. Here, Kitty!/Circus Berserkus/The Monster Of Mudville Flats
  9. The Price Of Stardom/Space Menace/The Magic Flute
  10. Dennis' Yard Sale/The Abominable Snow Menace/It Came From The Planet Dennis
  11. Snowman Madness/The Invisible Kid/Home Destruction
  12. Chitty Chitty Moon Walk/Wet 'N Wild/Dennis At The Movies
  13. The Supermarket/The Big Candied Apple/The Defective Detector
  14. Henry The Menace/Come Fly With Me/Camping Out
  15. Up Up and Away (From Here)/Going Ape/Dennis The Pirate
  16. It's A Ruff Life/Professor Myron Mentalapse/Dennis Race 2000
  17. A Better Mousetrap/The Wizzer Of Odd/Canine Car Wash
  18. Ride'Em Cowboy/Tenting Tonight (Cartoon)/A Hair Raising Tale
  19. Medieval Evil/Beaver-Mania/Say Uncle
  20. Hopping Mad/Mayan Mayhem/The Big Power Trip
  21. Strong Medicine/Gold Strike/Lights! Camera! Mud!
  22. Invasion Of The Blob/Wild West Show-Down/The Hen Party
  23. Up Up and Oh Boy!/The Company Picnic/Aw Nuts!
  24. Clip-Joint Capers/Tanks For The Memory/Second Honeymoon
  25. A Couple Of Coo-Coos/The Cloneheads/Nothing But The Tooth
  26. Mummy's Little Boy/Horsing Around/Dennis Plasters Pamplona
  27. Dennis Predicts/Dennis & The Kangaroo Cavalry/Meatball Mess
  28. My Fair Dennis/A Good Knight's Work/Life In The Fast Lane
  29. A Nightmare At The Opera/A Royal Pain/Having A Marbleous Time
  30. Marky The Menace/Dennis The Genius/A Step Ahead
  31. The Boss Gets Scalped/Mr. Dennistein/Lean Green Jumping Machine
  32. Laundry Business/Journey To The Center Of Uncle Charlie's Farm/Dennis Springs Into Action
  33. Ruff's Hat Trick/A Moving Experience/Lemon-Aid
  34. Sounds In The Night/Dennis Does Hollywood/Ruff To The Rescue
  35. The Bicycle Thief/Menace Of The Mine Shaft/Margaret's Birthday Party
  36. So Sorry!/Shock Therapy/Yard Wars
  37. Ruff's Masterpiece/Going To The Dogs/Big Baby
  38. Building A Better Dog House/Dennis and The Dragon/Hic!
  39. Strike Up The Band/Queen Of Chinatown/Tale Of A Tux
  40. Give A Little Whistle/Charmed I'm Sure/After Hours
  41. Baseball's Best Ballplayer/Mr. Wilson's Diet/The Backyard Band
  42. Double Dennis/Timber Wolves/Help Not Wanted
  43. Million Dollar Dennis/3-D and Me/Barber Shop Disharmony
  44. Bowling For Dennis/Dennis Conquers The Navy/The Longest Half-Yard
  45. Vampire Scare/Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Dennis/Wilson For Mayor
  46. Dangerous Detour/The Prodigy/The Chimp
  47. High Steel/Bicycle Mania/Little Dogs Lost
  48. Dennis Destroys Dallas/Black & Blue Hawaii/Oil's Well That Ends Well
  49. Door To Door Bore/Dennis In Venice/Young Sherlock Dennis
  50. Surf's Up/Yo Ho Ho/The Karate Kiddie
  51. Dennis and The Deep/K-9 Kollege/Housepests
  52. Animalympics/No Bones About It/Dennis Takes The Cake
  53. Quiet Riot/The Magic Pen/A Feeling For Stealing
  54. Househusband Henry/Wheeling & Double-Dealing/Stop That Car!
  55. Lights, Camera, Auction!/Boy Ahoy/Faulty Alarm
  56. Hail To The Chief/Dennis In Microchipland/Handy Dandy Dennis
  57. Dennis The Businessman/Soccer It To Me, Dennis/Camp Over Here-Over There
  58. Hullaballoo At The Harmony Homes/Phantom Of The Wax Museum/Dennis and The Gypsy Woman
  59. Attack Of The Giant Tomatoes/The Dinosaur Doozy/Funhouse Grouch
  60. Dennis Rocks Out/Deserted With Dennis/Fashionable Menace
  61. Back To The Drawing Board/Part-Time Helper/G.I. George
  62. Wanted: Scarface Wilson/Ruff Come Home/10-4 Dennis
  63. Heroes Unwelcome/The Martians Are Coming/Ancient Olympics
  64. Pool Haul/Fool For Gold/Nothin' To Be Afraid Of
  65. Yankee Doodle Dennis/Dennis The Barnstormer/Trial and Error


Season 1 (1986)[]

  • Produced by: Jean Chalopin, Andy Heyward, Tetsuo Katayama
  • Directed by: Michael Maliani
  • Animation Director: Masanori Miura
  • Assistant Director: Jim Simon
  • Production Managers: Shigeru Akagawa, Hiroshi Tuita, Steven Hahn
  • Production Supervisor: Winnie Chaffee
  • Assisted by: Jack Spillum
  • Associate Producer: Joellyn Marlow
  • Production Coordinators: John O'Sullivan Francis Jr., Sangbum Kim
  • Production Assistants: Hatsue Abe, Maria Mercado, Marci Rochester, William A. Ruiz, Minoru Terad, Tina Bigham
  • Creative Supervision: Jean Chalopin
  • Assisted by: Kevin O'Donnell
  • Story Editor: Jack Mendelsohn
  • Script Coordinator: Lori Crawford
  • Story Editors: David B. Carren, Bob Logan, Steve Granat
  • Writers: Gene Ayres, Cydne Clark, Richard Balin, Jeff Cohn, Reed L. Brown, Gerry Day, Toy Bucholtz, Mel Donaldson, Eleanor Burian-Mohr, F. Calvert, Steven Bussard, David Ehrman, George Edwards, Steven J. Fisher, Jack Hanrahan, Tony Marino, Dick Herre, Jack Mendelsohn, Jeff Holder, Mike Moore, Don Horrigan, Howard Morgenstern, Bruce Jones, Francis Moss, Shelley Karo, Laura Numeroke, Charles Kaufman, Calvin Kelly, Richard Okie, Michael Kirschbaum, D. Perrelli, Bob Logan, Antono G. Ortiz, Felicia Maliani, Carmella Ortiz, Daniel Pitlik, Roger Scott, April Campbell, Andrew Gordy, Frank Ridgeway, Todd Thicke, David B. Carren, Ken Gordy, Len Rile, Gregory Van Boom, J. Larry Carroll, John Vornholt, Steve Granat, Steve Robertson, Jim Rogers, Samuel Warren, Randal A. Case, George Hampton, Troy Schmidt, Linda Woolverton
  • Voice Directors: Marsha Goodman, Madeleine Hurley
  • Talent Coordinator: Madeleine Hurley
  • Starring: Jeannie Elias, Brian George, Phil Hartman, Marilyn Lightstone, Sharon Noble, Riva Spier, Louise Valance as Brennan Thicke as 'Dennis'
  • Character Design: Istvan Fellner, Kogerio Nogueira, David Roderiguez
  • Background Artists: Ricardo Abrines, Kelly Day
  • Animation Production by: Hanho Heung-Up Company Limited
  • Animation: Tomoko Ejima, Hiroyuki Sakuragawa, Tatsuya Higayi, Midori Yamakubo, Mutsuho Imae, Kazunori Takahashi, Naoyuki Kazama, Yuriko Shikojima, Akihiko Mamashita, Syohko Seki, Ron Lamarre
  • Key Animators: Katsud Fukumoto, Shige Rudno, Masato Kimura, Toshiko Sasaki, Hisashi Mawatari, Masao Takeda, Masae Ohtake, Masaki Tamakoshi, A.I.C., Interior Designer, Ashi Pro., St. The Inn, Boomerang, Trans Arts, Dragon Pro.
  • Layouts: Yuuji Katoh, Masae Ohtake, Teruo Kogure, Heromi Yokoyama, Junzaboro Takahata
  • Camera Direction: Teruo Abe, Yuuichi Nagano, Hidekazu Kojima, Hiroki Nakatani, Masayoshi Miyakojima, F. Nishimanura, Asahi Pro., Tokyo Movie Shinsha, St. Wood, Trans Arts
  • Unit Direction: Osamu Inove, Kunitoshi Kajima, Yasuo Kageyama, Hiroshi Saitoh, Yasayushi Mikamoto, Yasuo Yamayoshi
  • Color Styling: Cindy Kenlein, Yukitaka Shishikai, Yohko Mitsuhashi, Yoshie Tsukhara, Shizuko Mishimaki, Kimie Yamana, Satoko Shiho
  • Executives in Charge Of Pre-Production, Editorial: Thierry P. Laurin, Mark M. Galvin
  • Music by: Shuki Levy, Haim Saban
  • Music Supervisor: Marty Wereski
  • Additional Music by: Mark Simon
  • Sound Engineer: Michael Cowan
  • Track Assembly Supervisor: Theresa Gilroy
  • Track Readers: Trudy Alexander, Allan Gelbart, Greg Bowron, Terry L. Noss, Deborah Broughton, Rob Rule, Lars Floden, Michelle R. Rochester
  • Videotape Coordinator: Phil R. Defibaugh
  • Scheduling: Kim Latimer
  • Dialogue Editors: Kelly Hall, Evan Landis, John Harris, Oliver Manton, Peter Jones, Brian Ravok, William Ross
  • Lip Sync Checkers: Greg Bailey, Brenda Chapman, Herve Bedard, Michael Kaweski, Woody Yocum
  • Executive Producer for DFS-Dorland Worldwide: Christopher Hallowell
  • Executive Producers: Jean Chalopin, Andy Heyward, Tetsuo Katayama
  • © 1986 General Mills, Inc. · "Dennis" and all related characters © 1986 Hank Ketcham Enterprises, Inc. · Original Program Series and all other materials