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1 May 1987 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Ethan Kanfer ... The Narrator / The Goon Squad (voice) (as Nate Kamfer)
Sue C. Nichols ... Melvin (voice) (as Sue Nichols)

Jeff Pidgeon ... Ted / The Goon Squad (voice)

Andrew Stanton ... Randy / The Goon Squad (voice) (as Andy)
Broose Johnson ... The Goon Squad (voice) (as Broose)

Directed by
Andrew Stanton 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Andrew Stanton 

Produced by
Andrew Stanton .... producer
Animation Department
Kevin Donoghue .... background artist
Serge Golik .... ink and paint artist
Brad Neave .... ink and paint artist
Dana Orlando .... ink and paint artist
Karen Rasi .... ink and paint artist
Andrew Stanton .... animator
Della Tokevich .... ink and paint artist
Linda Wilson .... ink and paint artist
Hal Ambro .... thanks (as Hal)
Ed Bell .... thanks (as Ed)
Lloyd Bridges .... thanks
Russ Edmonds .... thanks (as Russ)
Charles Garofalo .... thanks (as Charles)
Broose Johnson .... thanks (as Broose)
Craig Koller .... thanks (as Craig)
Brett Koth .... thanks (as Brett)
Steve Markowski .... thanks (as Steve)
Dale McBeath .... thanks (as Dale)
Bob McCrea .... thanks (as Bob)
Rich Moore .... thanks (as Rich)
Jeff Pidgeon .... thanks (as Jeff)
Jim Reardon .... thanks (as Jim)

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5 min

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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 »
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.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Would never be confused with Barney!, 2 March 2002

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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