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Garry Trudeau (comic strip Doonesbury)
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Release Date:
27 November 1977 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Richard Cox ... Zonker Harris (voice)

Barbara Harris ... 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.)

Jack Gilford ... Referee (voice)
Mark Baker ... Kirby (voice)
Eric Elice ... Frank (voice)

Will Jordan ... Sportscaster (voice)
Linda Baer ... Ellie (voice)
Eric Jaffe ... Howie (voice)
Michelle Browne ... Jeannie (voice)
Thomas Baxton ... Rufus (voice)
Lenny Jackson ... Magus (voice)
Patrice Leftwich ... Virgin Mary (voice)
Ben Haley Jr. ... Calvin (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

James Allen Brewer ... Jimmy Thudpucker (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Faith Hubley 
John Hubley 
Garry Trudeau 
Writing credits
Garry Trudeau (comic strip Doonesbury)

Garry Trudeau (screenplay) &
Faith Hubley (screenplay) &
John Hubley (screenplay)

Produced by
Faith Hubley .... producer
John Hubley .... producer
Garry Trudeau .... producer
Original Music by
James Allen Brewer  (as Jimmy Thudpucker)
Film Editing by
Sara Fishko 
Animation Department
Fred Burns .... animator
Tissa David .... animator
Ida Greenberg .... ink and paint artist
Ruth Kissane .... animator
Bill Littlejohn .... animator
Celine Miles .... ink and paint artist
Barrie Nelson .... animator
Yvonne Palmer .... ink and paint artist
Spencer Peel .... animator
Kate Wodell .... animator
Marcy Page .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Michael Sporn .... animator (uncredited)
Music Department
John Sebastian .... musician: harmonica solos

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Argentina:25 min | USA:25 min
Aspect Ratio:
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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
DVD availability, 15 July 2007
Author: jimac51 from United States

For a short time,Image Entertainment bundled this cartoon onto a single DVD with two other pieces directed by Faith Hubley:"The Hubley Collection:"Everybody Rides The Carousel'". Unfortunately,this is a collectible item-at the time of this post,one seller at Amazon listed a copy for a low,low 250 dollars. My savvy son picked up a used copy a couple of years ago for under five bucks.Till then,the only copy I had found was a Beta version of the Doonesbury Special and I was unable to get anyone to dub a copy to VHS. Like a starving man with a can of beans and no can opener...

Thirty years since its original broadcast and,like Mike in the film, many of us are still wondering what happened to all of us and that spirit to change the world for the better. Trudeau still fights the good fight,one daily comic strip at a time.

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