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13 October 1947 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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KFO hosted CBS Children's Film Festival (1967) See more (9 total) »

Cast

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Burr Tillstrom ... Puppeteer (1 episode, 1953)
Cecil Bill (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Colonel Richard Crackie (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Oliver J. Dragon (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Kukla (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Madame Ooglepuss (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Fletcher Rabbit (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Buelah Witch (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Doloras Dragon (1 episode, 1950-1957)

Fran Allison ... Fran (1 episode, 1953)
Jack Fascinato ... Himself (1 episode, 1953)

June Lockhart (1 episode, 1953)
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Series Directed by
Lewis Gomavitz (unknown episodes)
 
Series Produced by
Beulah Zachary .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ted Drake (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Joseph Lockwood (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Berquist .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Fascinato .... musical director (unknown episodes, 1948-1954)
Billy Goldenberg .... musical director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Russ Mayberry .... floor manager (unknown episodes)
John Natale .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Jack Snow .... publicist (unknown episodes)
 

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15 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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One episode of the show was broadcast in color in fall 1949, in Washington, D.C., as a demonstration to the FCC of RCA's line-sequential color TV system. The same episode was performed live a second time the same afternoon, for network broadcast in black and white, but using the experimental color cameras.See more »
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KFO hosted CBS Children's Film Festival (1967), 31 May 2007
Author: corazondesea from New York

I used to watch this on Saturday mornings and enjoyed the dialogue between Fran and the puppets, as well as their comments in regards to the film being watched. Ollie, who was a dragon, would often get flustered or frustrated with the suspense in the film and collapse his long neck onto the "stage". This show was fantastic!

When I first read that this show was filmed in the '40s & '50s I too was shocked. Yet, when I continued to search for further info I discovered the following on Wikipedia.

"In 1967, KFO began hosting CBS Children's Film Festival. In this context, their conversations were restricted to a brief introduction, commercial segues and a summary of the film, and could only provide a hint of what had made KFO so popular. Many people know the troupe only from this filmed show and their later taped series for PBS."

I would have loved to have seen the original show.

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