Sunday, January 2

TV Shows about Young Witches/Wizards with more 'mature' intros

For the Fourth Season of 'Wizards of Waverly Place', there is a new intro sequence. The old sequence was more child-like, interactive and looked like it cost a lot to make it. The new one looked like it didn't cost as much, that it did cost a great amount of money but it wasn't as much as the last one. The first song was sung by Selena Gomez but the new one is a remix, a more club mix, which sounds a bit like Selena's band. This reminds me of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, a sitcom that aired in the 90's on ABC and then later the WB with Melissa Joan Hart. The first sequence was just Sabrina, changing into different outfits. For the fourth season, it was changed to a club techno song with the whole cast in bubbles and other scenes in bubbles and the ending is very unbecoming of a sitcom, a very ominous mystical end.

I have a feeling Melissa Joan Hart was behind the change of her show's intro in the fourth season because she always wanted the show to be more mature, in the sixth season intro--in which she went to college, it showed her partying in a club---which rarely happened on the actual show. She even wanted the WB to change the name of the show to Sabrina, as Sabrina was no longer a teenager. Anyway, I think much like MJH, Selena was behind the change of the new intro, to show she's more mature and cool. But the show hasn't changed in mood as much from season 3, maybe from the first season but not as mature as the intro suggests. Who exactly do they think theya re selling with this intro? The show is for kids, not club kids. Anyhoo, I find it curious that both new sequences have the casts in circles (Bubbles and Crystal Balls). Judge yourself:

First Intro to 'Wizards of Waverly Place':

New Intro to 'Wizards of Waverly Place':

First, Second, and Third Season Intro to "Sabrina the Teenage Witch":

Fourth Season Intro to "Sabrina the Teenage Witch":