Live-action and animation blend together in this educational fantasy about a family of lions running a library filled with adventurous and musical books.

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Lions Theo and Cleo and their cubs Lionel and Leona have many adventures at their library. Usually surrounding the many books within. Whether a daring story about Cliff Hanger, a vocabulary lesson from Chicken Jane, a song from the Monkey Pop-Up Theater and the Vowelles, as well as the lion family in a few zany skits of their own, such as Theo and Cleo as French chefs or Theo and Cleo as pop singers. There's no telling what can happen when you read...Between the Lions! Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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Lionel: So, do you still like meatsicles?
Lenny Lizard: You bet! Um, do you still like making dinosaurs out of cheese wax?
Lionel: Every day!
Lenny Lizard: Lionel!!
Lionel: Lenny!!
[They hug]
Leona: ...And they both still like boring books.
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At the beginning of every show before the opening sequence, Announcer Bunny pops up and shows us a small preview of what we'll see in the upcoming episode. Then, Cleo and Theo are heard reading off the sponsors and occasionally slipping in a few comments. See more »

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References The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981) See more »

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it ain't Shakespeare, but.....wait a minute, it IS Shakespeare!
1 October 2007 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

They are entitled to their opinions, but I just cannot agree with david_345 and heavenseeker. They simply have no idea what they are talking about. "Between the Lions" is one of the best shows PBS has cooked up in years and years. The humor is fast-paced, there's just enough intelligent silliness for the adults watching with their kids. The puns are great in the fact that, the worse a pun is, the better it is. It teaches intelligent wordplay, irony, and dry humor as well as good old fashioned goofiness. I mentioned Shakespeare; well, he was famous for using really bad groaner puns to develop characters and push along the story lines. I bet he would have loved this show! I would give this show a 10 except for Arty Smartypants; he's just creepy.

my favorite line so far: "Is mustard supposed to be crunchy?"


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