Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Season 31, Episode 8

The Thanksgiving Promise (23 Nov. 1986)
"Disneyland" The Thanksgiving Promise (original title)

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A teenage boy is torn between his love for an injured Canadian goose that he has found and his agreement to fatten and kill it for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner for his neighbors.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Tilby
Lois Tilby
Coach Gruniger
Anne Haney ...
Mrs. Sudsup
Beau Dremann ...
Bill Calvert ...
Jason Tilby
Travis Tilby
Steve Tilby
Stewart Larson
Jason Naylor ...
Jessica Puscas ...
Jenni Tilby
Joshua Bryant ...
Sam the Vet
Zero Hubbard ...
Tina Caspary ...
1st Girl


A teenage boy is torn between his love for an injured Canadian goose that he has found and his agreement to fatten and kill it for an approaching Thanksgiving dinner for his neighbors.

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Aptly enough for a Thanksgiving story, the Bridges family get together in a unique three generational ensemble with parents Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Dean Bridges, sons Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges and Beau's son Jordan Bridges. See more »

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27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My children and I loved this film. It dealt with promises, responsibility, sibling conflict, generational differences and yet it all made sense.I first saw it on something like "Hallmark Hall of Fame". It was a surprise to see Bill Calvert playing a role. I met him a few years earlier in South Pasadena, he was an aspiring script writer, all of 16 or so, living with his mom and brother. When it repeated, I taped it. My 2 children were rooting for the goose, supportive of the boy, and fearful of the promised dinner that the goose was bound for. The flexibility of compassion and common sense prevails. P.S. My ex-wife burned the tape as she believed that the swimming scenes of the boys was inappropriate for a 'family' audience. Looked OK to me and my kids. Go figure. I really wish it would be re-released. We all need a break from the mindless chatter of today's 'civilization'.

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