The “Scooby-Doo” television series about a gang of friends and their trusty dog who solve mysteries has been on the air in some form or another since 1969. The 2002 and 2004 live-action “Scooby-Doo” movies star real-life couple Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Miley Cyrus rose to fame playing Miley Stewart in Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” series about a girl who is secretly a famous pop star. The show aired from 2006-2011; “Hannah Montana: The Movie” was released in 2009, and continued to follow her misadventures and attempts to keep her identity a secret.
“The Brady Bunch,” a show about a blended family with six children, aired from 1969 to 1974. Two decades later, the 1995 “The Brady Bunch Movie” set their wholesome lifestyle in the 1990s with new actors.
Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” about a crew on a spaceship trying to avoid interference from a government called The Alliance was cancelled after only one season in 2003, but developed a cult following. The cast reunited for the movie “Serenity” in 2005.
“Entourage,” a show about a movie star named Vince Chase and his circle of friends in Los Angeles, aired from 2004 to 2011. The cast reunited for a movie of the same name, a continuation of the series, that was released in 2015.
The “Lizzie McGuire” television show starred Hilary Duff as both a middle school student and the voice of her animated alter ego on Disney Channel. The 2003 movie version, which served as the series finale, followed Lizzie and her classmates on a trip to Rome, where she’s mistaken for a famous singer who looks exactly like her.
Rowan Atkinson first played the bungling Mr. Bean in 15 episodes that aired between 1990 and 1995. He reprised the role for two movies, “Bean” in 1997 and “Mr. Bean’s Holiday” in 2007.
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” began as a comic book and was adapted into an animated television series in 1987. The 2014 live-action movie starred Megan Fox and Will Arnett.
Since 2000, the educational children’s cartoon “Dora the Explorer” follows Dora and her monkey friend named Boots as they reach different destinations by utilizing their map-reading and backpack-carrying skills. A live-action movie version of the series called “ Dora and the Lost City of Gold” hit theaters on August 9.