Danger Bay is a Canadian television series, produced in Vancouver, with first-run episodes broadcast on CBC Television in Canada and The Disney Channel in the United States premiering October 8, 1984. Reruns of the show continued on The Disney Channel until 1996. A total of 123 installments were filmed between 1985 and 1990. The series was perceived as wholesome, exciting fare for older children and adolescents, and continued to be seen through the 1990s in many countries worldwide.
|Created by||Paul Saltzman, Peter Dixon|
|Starring||Donnelly Rhodes |
Michele B. Chan
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||123 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer||Paul Saltzman|
|Production locations||Vancouver, British Columbia|
|Editors||Pia Di Ciaula, Stephen Lawrence|
|Running time||30 min.|
|Original network||CBC (Canada)|
Disney Channel (United States)
|Picture format||NTSC (480i)|
|Original release||8 October 1984 –|
5 March 1990
The series followed the exploits of the Roberts family: marine veterinarian Grant "Doc" Roberts and his children, Nicole and Jonah. Nearly every 30-minute episode featured the Vancouver Aquarium. Most episodes focused on environmental issues such as pollution, wildlife endangerment, and forest preservation.
The series was also broadcast in 68 different countries such as Gibraltar (Danger Bay), Bulgaria (Опасният Залив), Ukraine (Затока Небезпеки), Poland (Niebezpieczna zatoka), Czechoslovakia (Nebezpečný záliv, with Slovak dubbing), Iceland (Háskaslóðir, subtitled on state TV channel RUV), Cuba (Bahía Peligro), Trinidad & Tobago, Estonia (Ohtude Laht, subtitled), Finland (Vaarojen Lahti, subtitled), Sweden (Äventyr i bukten, subtitled on state TV), Germany (Abenteuer in Vancouver), The Netherlands (Dutch subtitles), Belgium (Avonturenbaai), Iran (گارد ساحلی), Iraq (ساحل المخاطر), France (Cap Danger) South Africa (Danger Bay), India (Danger Bay), Spain (Bahía Peligrosa), North Macedonia (Опасниот Залив) and in Venezuela (Bahía Peligro) for television channel Televen.
As of 2018 the Entire series has been released online on the Canada Media Fund's Encore+ YouTube channel.
- The Disney Channel Magazine, October 1985.
- The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 14, no. 3, June/July 1996: p. 26.
- The Disney Channel Magazine, Vol. 14, no. 4, August/September 1996: p. 28.
- Wendy Dallian (13 October 2009). "The VO Talk with VIFF Director Paul Saltzman". Vancouver Observer. Retrieved 4 December 2019.