Dennis the Menace is an American animated series produced by DIC Entertainment, based on the comic strip by Hank Ketcham.
The young blond boy with a cowlick and a mischievous personality, Dennis the Menace, gets into numerous scrapes and adventures with his dog Ruff and his friends Joey, Margaret, Gina, Tommy, PeeBee and Jay.
Dennis is an impulsive, angel-faced little devil who is always getting into scrapes whom end up tormenting his hapless next-door neighbor, Mr. Wilson (though Dennis always means well). Dennis finds himself involved in all kinds of wild adventures (some of which are fantasy-based like the international espionage and trips into the past stories) but always manages to save the day.
The series was originally aired on NBC in the U.S. by The Program Exchange. Each half-hour show consists of three six or seven minute shorts. The show was sponsored by General Mills.