Archie's Weird Mysteries

Archie's Weird Mysteries
Genre Comic science fiction
Starring Andy Rannells
America Young
Camille Schmidt
Chris Lundquist
Paul Sosso
Tony Wike
Ben Beck
Ryle Smith
Jerry Longe
John Michael Lee
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 40
Executive producer(s) Andy Heyward
Robby London
Michael Maliani
Richard Goldwater
Charles W. Grimes
Tony DeRosa-Grund
Michael Silberkleit
Running time 2224 minutes
Production company(s) Riverdale Productions and Kent/QMA
Les Studios Tex
DIC Entertainment
Distributor Anglia Television
Tribune Entertainment (2005–2007)
DHX Media (2012–present)
Original network PAX (US)
Teletoon (Canada)
Audio format Dolby Surround
Original release October 2, 1999 (1999-10-02) – February 22, 2000 (2000-02-22)

Archie's Weird Mysteries is an American animated children's television program, based on the Archie comics. The series premise revolves around a Riverdale High physics lab gone awry, making the town of Riverdale a "magnet" for B-movie style monsters. The show is distributed as meeting the FCC's educational and informational children's programming ("E/I") requirements, and is used by commercial stations in the United States to meet this guideline. Produced by DIC Entertainment, the show was initially shown mornings on the PAX network, often with infomercials bookending the program. The following season, its repeats were syndicated to television stations throughout the US, as a way to comply with mandatory E/I regulations.




Title Air date
1"Attack of the Killer Spuds"2 October 1999 (1999-10-02)
2"Driven to Distraction"9 October 1999 (1999-10-09)
3"Me! Me! Me!"16 October 1999 (1999-10-16)
4"Invisible Archie"23 October 1999 (1999-10-23)
5"Attack of the 50-Foot Veronica"30 October 1999 (1999-10-30)
6"The Haunting of Riverdale"6 November 1999 (1999-11-06)
7"Curse of the Mummy"13 November 1999 (1999-11-13)
8"Fleas Release Me"20 November 1999 (1999-11-20)
9"The Jughead Incident"27 November 1999 (1999-11-27)
10"Virtually Evil"4 December 1999 (1999-12-04)
11"Zombies of Love"11 December 1999 (1999-12-11)
12"Brain of Terror"18 December 1999 (1999-12-18)
13"Twisted Youth"25 December 1999 (1999-12-25)
14"Monster in the Night"31 December 1999 (1999-12-31)
15"Mega-Mall of Horrors"7 January 2000 (2000-01-07)
16"Compu-Terror"17 January 2000 (2000-01-17)
17"Misfortune Hunters"19 January 2000 (2000-01-19)
18"Ship of Ghouls"20 January 2000 (2000-01-20)
19"Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"21 January 2000 (2000-01-21)
20"Supreme Girl vs. Dr. Arachnid"24 January 2000 (2000-01-24)
21"Reggie or Not"25 January 2000 (2000-01-25)
22"It Lives in the Sewers"26 January 2000 (2000-01-26)
23"Dream Girl"27 January 2000 (2000-01-27)
24"Green-Eyed Monster"28 January 2000 (2000-01-28)
25"Cinemadness"31 January 2000 (2000-01-31)
26"Beware of the Glob!"1 February 2000 (2000-02-01)
27"The Day the Earth Moved"2 February 2000 (2000-02-02)
28"Dance of the Killer Bees"3 February 2000 (2000-02-03)
29"Extra Terror-estrial"4 February 2000 (2000-02-04)
30"The Christmas Phantom"8 February 2000 (2000-02-08)
31"Scarlet Night"9 February 2000 (2000-02-09)
32"I Was a Teenage Vampire"10 February 2000 (2000-02-10)
33"Halloween of Horror"11 February 2000 (2000-02-11)
34"Archie's Date with Fate"14 February 2000 (2000-02-14)
35"Alternate Riverdales"15 February 2000 (2000-02-15)
36"Teen Out of Time"16 February 2000 (2000-02-16)
37"Invasion of the Cockroaches"17 February 2000 (2000-02-17)
38"The Incredible Shrinking Teens"18 February 2000 (2000-02-18)
39"Little Chock'Lit Shoppe of Horrors"21 February 2000 (2000-02-21)
40"Big Monster on Campus"22 February 2000 (2000-02-22)

Selected monsters, ghosts, and other supernatural characters

Production notes

The theme song was written and performed by Mike Piccirillo. Musical underscore composers were Mike Piccirillo and Jean-Michel Guirao. The Riverdale vampires story arc episodes were put together and released on VHS as Archie and the Riverdale Vampires.


An ashcan comic book tie-in also titled Archie's Weird Mysteries, written by Paul Castiglia, pencilled by Bill Golliher, inked by Rick Koslowski and colored by Stephanie Cofell (nee Vozzo) was published in 1999. This led into a February 2000 launch for an ongoing, regular-sized series (also titled Archie's Weird Mysteries) with the same creative team. "Weird" was dropped from the title with issue 25 (signaling the end of the tie-in with the TV show) and the series was canceled with issue 34 after 10 issues of doing straight mystery stories with no supernatural or science-fiction components.


DVD releases

On July 22, 2011, it was announced that Mill Creek Entertainment had acquired the rights to release the series (under license from Cookie Jar Entertainment). They subsequently released Archie's Weird Mysteries - The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 for the very first time on February 21, 2012.[2] They also released a 10 episode best-of collection on the same day.

In Region 2, Anchor Bay Kids Entertainment released 2 volume collections on DVD in the UK in 2004. Each volume contains 4 episodes from the series.[3] These releases have been discontinued and are now out of print. In 2005, Boulevard released 2 single disc collections containing two episodes each.[4][5] These releases have been discontinued and are now out of print. In Region 4, MRA Entertainment released 6 volume collections featuring 18 episodes of the series on DVD in Australia in 2005. These releases are now out of print.

The Archies in Jugman

In 2002, the movie The Archies in Jugman was released. It features the same character designs (but with different clothes), most of the same crew and voice cast, and the similar theme of weird events happening in Riverdale. It premiered on television on Nickelodeon Sunday Movie Toons and was released on DVD and VHS shortly afterward by MGM Home Entertainment. In 2008, Gaiam Entertainment re-released the movie and all of the other DIC Sunday Movie Toons films on DVD.


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