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The animated Spin-Off of the 1992 film featuring a St. Bernard as its title character. In the animated series, Beethoven could speak, but only to his fellow canine friends, who were exclusive to the series. Also, there was a Guinea pig named Mr. Huggs who wasn't in the movie.
Developed for television by the creators of Recess.
Tropes found in the cartoon series:
- Absurdly Spacious Sewer - Seen in "The Incredible Pointless Journey".
- Berserk Button - Beethoven is sensitive about his weight.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Big Friendly Dog
- Big No
- Butt Monkey - George and to an extent, Mr. Huggs. Also Sparky at times.
- Cats Are Mean
- Censorship by Spelling - "Okay, who's been teaching the dog to spell?"
- Cheerful Child - Emily Newton
- Cloudcuckoolander - Ceasar
- Cool Big Sis - Ryce Newton
- Cool Old Guy - Blind Shep
- Deadpan Snarker - Sparky, Ginger, Mr. Huggs and George share this role.
- Distress Ball - Sparky in "The Pound".
- Five-Man Band
- Fragile Speedster - Sparky is the fastest of the main five but gets beat up by a cat.
- Gentle Giant - Beethoven
- Hey, It's That Voice!: Tony Jay guest starred in one episode as a snobby dog with a super sense of smell.
- I Am Not Weasel - Mr. Huggs dislikes being called a hamster.
- Identity Amnesia - "A Cat Named Rover".
- Jerkass - Mowser
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold - Sparky.
- Not-So-Harmless Villain - Puff Puff the cat.
- Team Mom - Ginger acts like one.
- The Renaissance Age of Animation
- Urine Trouble - Beethoven does this to Killer in a Crowning Moment of Awesome.