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Davey and Goliath: Season 4: Episode 11 -- Davey has trouble with Nicky, a new boy who continually boasts about his father. But Davey feels compassion when he learns Nicky doesn't have a father.


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1960 (USA) See more »
In this stop-action animated series, young Davey Hansen and his best friend (and dog) Goliath live ordinary suburban American lives... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 5)

Hal Smith ... Goliath / ... (71 episodes, 1960-1975)
Dick Beals ... David 'Davey' Hansen / ... (40 episodes, 1960-1965)
Norma MacMillan ... Davey Hansen / ... (31 episodes, 1967-1975)
Nancy Wible ... Sally Hansen / ... (29 episodes, 1961-1967)

Series Directed by
Art Clokey (41 episodes, 1960-1967)
Raymond Peck (28 episodes, 1965-1975)
Pete Kleinow (4 episodes, 1972)
Series Writing credits
Nancy Moore (67 episodes, 1960-1975)
Art Clokey (4 episodes, 1961-1962)

Series Produced by
Ruth Clokey .... producer / executive producer (69 episodes, 1960-1975)
Art Clokey .... producer (40 episodes, 1960-1967)
Dick Sutcliffe .... executive producer (40 episodes, 1960-1965)
Series Original Music by
Douglas M. Lackey (4 episodes, 1967-1971)
Series Cinematography by
Wady Medawar (15 episodes, 1960-1964)
Series Film Editing by
Woodward Smith (39 episodes, 1960-1964)
Don McIntosh (38 episodes, 1960-1972)
Patricia Peck (15 episodes, 1972-1975)
Series Art Direction by
Erwin Lee (13 episodes, 1962-1964)
Gary Balkwill (8 episodes, 1972)
Albert-Carl Fürst (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Management
Wady Medawar .... director of production (13 episodes, 1962-1964)
John Groves .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1960)
Tim Frawley .... production manager (2 episodes, 1972)
Series Art Department
John Groves .... artist (24 episodes, 1960-1962)
Jerry Campbell .... artist (21 episodes, 1960-1962)
Melvin Wood .... artist (21 episodes, 1960-1962)
Jean Mainferm .... artist (13 episodes, 1960)
Robert Glover .... artist (13 episodes, 1961-1962)
Clayton Conklin .... sets and props (13 episodes, 1962-1964)
Rick Thompson .... sets and props (13 episodes, 1962-1964)
Rick Baker .... artist (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
Edward De La Cruz .... artist / scenic artist (8 episodes, 1971-1972)
James E. Drake .... artist (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
Joe Roman .... artist (5 episodes, 1960)
Ken Shutt .... artist (5 episodes, 1960)
Harry Walton .... artist (4 episodes, 1971)
Bill Michaels .... artist (2 episodes, 1960)
Gary Balkwill .... artist (2 episodes, 1967)
Series Special Effects by
Rob Maine .... armature and puppet maker (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Don McIntosh .... lighting (9 episodes, 1971-1972)

Rob Maine .... animation camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Pete Kleinow .... animator / chief animator (55 episodes, 1960-1972)
Robert Keesee .... animator / chief animator (41 episodes, 1961-1972)
Raymond Peck .... animator (38 episodes, 1960-1975)
Doug Beswick .... chief animator / animator (20 episodes, 1967-1975)
Wady Medawar .... animator (19 episodes, 1960-1962)
Harry Walton .... animator (18 episodes, 1971-1972)
Gary Thomas .... animator (14 episodes, 1962-1965)
Bob Danuser .... animator (13 episodes, 1960)
Gary Balkwill .... animator (12 episodes, 1971-1972)
Terry Smith .... animator (12 episodes, 1972)
Ken Southworth .... animator (9 episodes, 1972)
Orn Hardarson .... animator (8 episodes, 1960)
Nick Kurdoglu .... animator (8 episodes, 1960)
James Sloan .... animator (8 episodes, 1962-1964)
Norman Raleigh .... animator (7 episodes, 1967-1972)
J.J. Berthelot .... animator (5 episodes, 1960)
Nick Clapp .... animator (5 episodes, 1960)
Pierre d'Hoste .... animator (5 episodes, 1960)
Jim Danforth .... animator (5 episodes, 1960)
Russ Harling .... animator (5 episodes, 1960)
Dick Kendall .... animator (5 episodes, 1960)
Peter Dakis .... animator (5 episodes, 1964)
Bill Williams .... animator (4 episodes, 1971)
Rob Maine .... animator (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Series Editorial Department
Don McIntosh .... assistant editor (13 episodes, 1962-1964)
Howard Coleman .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1960)
Series Music Department
William Loose .... composer: stock music / musical arrangements: main and end title music / ... (58 episodes, 1960-1972)
David Rose .... composer: stock music (50 episodes, 1960-1972)
John Seely .... music supervisor / stock music director (39 episodes, 1960-1964)
Gene Kauer .... arrangements: theme music / arrangement: theme music / ... (28 episodes, 1967-1972)
Douglas M. Lackey .... arrangements: theme music / arrangement: theme music / ... (28 episodes, 1967-1972)
Patricia Peck .... music editor / music supervisor (28 episodes, 1971-1975)
Philip Green .... composer: stock music (24 episodes, 1960-1972)
Spencer Moore .... composer: stock music (16 episodes, 1960-1972)
Geordie Hormel .... composer: stock music (12 episodes, 1960-1972)
Jack Shaindlin .... composer: stock music (4 episodes, 1960-1962)
Emil Cadkin .... composer: stock music (3 episodes, 1960-1962)
Henry Russell .... composer: stock music (2 episodes, 1960)
Series Other crew
Dick Sutcliffe .... creator (65 episodes, 1960-1972)
John Groves .... studio manager (13 episodes, 1962-1964)
Tim Frawley .... production (2 episodes, 1972)

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USA:15 min (65 episodes)
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The United Lutheran Church provided the show free of charge to any station willing to air it. The shows in the series were aired without commercial interruption.See more »
[repeated line]
Goliath:I don't know, Davey...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lights, Camera, Puffin! (2004) (V)See more »
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott)See more »


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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Film schools should teach with these shows., 9 September 2001
Author: Dan Oines ( from Florida, USA

The early era of Davey & Goliath was a pleasure to watch (On Chicago's TV38 in the late 1970s). I still recall the perfectly lit sets, uniquely sculpted characters, and fluid animation. The strong narrative drive in each 15 minute story (easy to overlook in the shadow of such technical virtuosity) hammered home every moral lesson and breathed life into Davey's imaginative world. There were some truly weird moments too--Davey's twilight-zone dream/nightmare of being the only person in the world, and the low, rhythmic "God is everywhere" chant during his scary boxcar ride.

For all the audience-pleasing innocence induced by stop-motion animation, the show had an edge of harsh reality for the characters to contend with. Even with his ideal upbringing and wholesome family, sinful Davey ruined an old well by pouring paint into it. Johnny's neighborhood was a run-down disaster area of gangs, bullies, and broken playgrounds. Little sister Sally spent a moonlit winter night as a missing child in one episode. I was pleased to see many of the animators in the credits of "The Terminator" years later.

As a lover of special effects I was sad to see the show's sudden technical nosedive. Badly animated characters jerkily moved through harshly lit sets saying badly delivered lines. Davey seemed to go from age 11 to age 7. Perhaps the similar quality declines of Tom and Jerry, Looney Tunes, and Popeye (which lost all vitality after going from black and white to color) fueled the cynicism and disappointment which distinguishes generation X. Seeing faultless productions made with loving attention to every detail degenerate into corner-cutting, juvenilized mediocrity undercut any claims of Advancing Progress our culture tried to make.

The past passes away. Perhaps fuzzy UHF broadcasts of wooden figures moving around on 16mm film unknowingly represented the last, highest achievement of purely analog technology. Hopefully the Art will be revived by discerning filmmakers, tired of the cold, uninvolving results produced by digital methods. If Davey & Goliath ever make it back to TV, I'll be watching.

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