A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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Director: Dick Lowry
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CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

CBS late-afternoon specials designed for junior high and high school students, dramatizing issues affecting teens.

Stars: Monica Calhoun, Tammy Lauren, Nick Angotti
The Velveteen Rabbit (TV Movie 1985)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An energetic child with a vivid imagination, Toby Morgan discovers the "magic attic" that was once his father's childhood playroom. There, Toby is surprised to find a stuffed velveteen ... See full summary »

Director: Pino Van Lamsweerde
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Charity Brown, Rick Jones
Pound Puppies (1986–1988)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Saturday-morning cartoon series whose main characters, the wrinkled Pound Puppies, were inspired by the popular line of stuffed toys. Here, the Pound Puppies lived at the pound, but could ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrienne Alexander, Ruth Buzzi, Pat Carroll
Fantasy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A musical version of the classic story about a miller's daughter who recieves help from a mischievous dwarf, then ends up over her head. Now, she and a mute servant girl may be the only ... See full summary »

Director: David Irving
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2 Stupid Dogs (1993–1995)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"Two Stupid Dogs" follows the lives of two dogs: the overly excited Little Dog (the dachshund) and easy-paced Big Dog (the sheepdog). These crazy canines don't know how to fit in the world,... See full summary »

Stars: Brad Garrett, Mark Schiff, Jess Harnell
Bonkers (1993–1994)
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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Stars: Jim Cummings, Earl Boen, Frank Welker
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Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Offshoot of the popular TV show finds the teen witch (Melissa Joan Hart) on a trip with her friend (Tara Charendoff). There she finds romance with a merman.

Director: Kenneth R. Koch
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Tara Strong, Scott Michaelson
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Animation | Action | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

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Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan
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Willie Tyler ...
 Himself - Host (14 episodes, 1981-1984)
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 Bunjee / ... (12 episodes, 1978-1994)
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 Emperor / ... (10 episodes, 1982-1992)
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 Alice / ... (7 episodes, 1980-1983)
Ilene Latter ...
 Eleanor / ... (7 episodes, 1985-1992)
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 Dolly / ... (6 episodes, 1979-1982)
Linda Gary ...
 Mrs. Winsborrow / ... (6 episodes, 1980-1994)
Michael Rye ...
 Mr. Winsborrow / ... (6 episodes, 1979-1985)
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 Buzz Beaver / ... (6 episodes, 1985-1994)
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One of the best shows from retro-Saturdays
2 August 2000 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This was one of the best shows from the retro-Saturdays as I like to call them. I always looked forward to seeing them. I liked them so much I even watched them as a teen. My favorite was "Adventures of a Two Minute Werewolf". I read the book in 5th grade and even taped the show from ABC. Unfortunately, I accidentally taped over it. Stupid me. They should bring this show back on. And bring Willie and Lester back. They were the bests hosts of the show.


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