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A Story (1987)

A young boy named Melvin and a purple television dinosaur named Ted have happy adventures that lead them into the clutches of Randy the Killer Clown and his Goon Squad.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ethan Kanfer ...
The Narrator / The Goon Squad (voice) (as Nate Kamfer)
Sue C. Nichols ...
Melvin (voice) (as Sue Nichols)
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Ted / The Goon Squad (voice)
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Randy / The Goon Squad (voice) (as Andy)
Broose Johnson ...
The Goon Squad (voice) (as Broose)
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A young boy named Melvin and a purple television dinosaur named Ted have happy adventures that lead them into the clutches of Randy the Killer Clown and his Goon Squad.

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In the scene where the two protagonists are surrounded by obstacles, the Star Wars: A New Hope Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is playing in the background. See more »

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Narrator: This is a story about a little boy named Melvin. Now, Melvin was like all storybook children: he had no friends and his parents totally ignored him.
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Crazy Credits

Thanks to... Russ Broose Steve Jeff Ed Rich Jim Dale Bob Hal Brett Craig Dave Charles Mom Dad Julie Dweeble Winky Arlo Lucan Spike Lloyd Bridges (but not the actor) See more »

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Featured in Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation Volume 1 (1991) See more »

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Would never be confused with Barney!

This short is beautifully realized, with excellent animation and good production values. Sort of a fairy tale, but not a traditional one. Sort of Gary Larson meets the Brothers Grimm. I thought it was marvelous! Well worth the trouble to track down. Recommended.


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