Garry Trudeau's classic characters (Mike Doonesbury, Zonker, etc.) examine how their lifestyles, priorities, and concerns have changed since the end of their idealistic college days in the 1960's.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Zonker Harris (voice)
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Joanie Caucus (voice)
David Grant ...
Mike Doonesbury (voice)
Charles Levin ...
Mark Slackmeyer (voice)
Richard Bruno ...
B.D. (voice)
Rebecca Nelson ...
Barbara Ann 'Boopsie' Boopstein (voice)
William Sloane Coffin ...
The Reverend Scott Sloan (voice) (as William Sloane Coffin Jr.)
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Referee (voice)
Mark Baker ...
Kirby (voice)
Eric Elice ...
Frank (voice)
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Sportscaster (voice)
Linda Baer ...
Ellie (voice)
Eric Jaffe ...
Howie (voice)
Michelle Browne ...
Jeannie (voice)
Thomas Baxton ...
Rufus (voice)
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Garry Trudeau's classic characters (Mike Doonesbury, Zonker, etc.) examine how their lifestyles, priorities, and concerns have changed since the end of their idealistic college days in the 1960's.

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27 November 1977 (USA)  »

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[first lines]
Mike Doonesbury: [Zonker is submerged under Walden Puddle] Zonker! Zonker!
Zonker Harris: [underwater] Steady, lads, steady...
Mike Doonesbury: Zonker!
Zonker Harris: Fire!
[a miniature trident shot from underwater pins a falling leaf to a tree]
Mike Doonesbury: Zonker!
Zonker Harris: [his head comes out of the water] What?
Mike Doonesbury: Dinner's in ten minutes.
Zonker Harris: So?
[...]
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Stop In the Middle
© Walden West Music 1976, 1977
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Excellent combination of strengths!
11 January 2002 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short was deservedly nominated for an Academy Award and is an excellent effort. The Hubleys teamed up well with Gary Trudeau. They were able to take the comic strip characters and animate them while still making a cartoon that was recognizably a Hubley cartoon. This was the last thing John Hubley finished before his death. Trudeau and the Hubleys meshed together quite well and it is unfortunate that they didn't get an opportunity to do more as a team. Worth the effort to locate. Most Highly Recommended.


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