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Gravedale High
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On-screen title card.
Created by David Kirschner
Developed by:
Ernie Contreras
Glenn Leopold
Network NBC
Production company Hanna-Barbera
NBC Productions
Original release September 8December 1, 1990
Run time 23 minutes
Starring Rick Moranis
Shari Belafonte
Barry Gordon
Jackie Earle Haley
Ricki Lake
Maurice La Marche
Kimmy Robertson
Roger Rose
Frank Welker
Brock Peters
Georgia Brown
Tim Curry
Eileen Belafonte
Jonathan Winters
Executive producer(s) David Kirschner
Paul Sabella
Producer(s) Robert Dranko
Phyllis Tucker Vinson
Music composed by Tyrell Music Group
Writer(s) Ernie Contreras
Glenn Leopold
Director(s) Robert Alvarez
Oscar Dufau
Don Lusk
Paul Sommer
Carl Urbano
Gordon Hunt (voices)

Gravedale High, also known as Rick Moranis in Gravedale High, is an American animated horror comedy television series produced by Hanna-Barbera and NBC Productions for NBC's Saturday morning block. It ran in 1990, airing 13 episodes that spanned one season.

Max Schneider, a mild-mannered human teacher, is responsible for a class of unruly inhuman kids who resemble classic movie monsters.



The series was announced to have been sold to NBC in November 1989.[1]


The theme song was written by John Parker, Randy Peterson, Kevin Quinn, Stephanie Tyrell, and Steve Tyrell. The music was composed by the Tyrell Music Group.


Episode Number Original air date
"Long Day's Gurney into Night" 1x01 September 8, 1990
"Do the Rad Thing" 1x02 September 15, 1990
"Cleo's Pen Pal" 1x03 September 22, 1990
"Monster Gumbo" 1x04 September 29, 1990
"The Dress Up Mess Up" 1x05 October 6, 1990
"The Grave Intruder" 1x06 October 13, 1990
"Fear of Flying" 1x07 October 20, 1990
"He Ain't Scary, He's My Brother" 1x08 October 27, 1990
"Frankenjockey" 1x09 November 3, 1990
"Save Our School" 1x10 November 10, 1990
"Night of the Living Dad" 1x11 November 17, 1990
"Good-Bye, Gravedale" 1x12 November 24, 1990
"Monster on Trial" 1x13 December 1, 1990



Be the students

McDonald's promoted the TV series by including four collectible toys with their Happy Meals.