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A Doonesbury Special (1977)

Garry Trudeau's classic characters (Mike Doonesbury, Zonker, etc.) examine how their lifestyles, priorities, and concerns have changed since the end of their idealistic college days in the 1960's.

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Garry Trudeau (comic strip Doonesbury), Garry Trudeau (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Cox ... Zonker Harris (voice)
Barbara Harris ... Joanie Caucus (voice)
David Grant David Grant ... Mike Doonesbury (voice)
Charles Levin Charles Levin ... Mark Slackmeyer (voice)
Richard Bruno Richard Bruno ... B.D. (voice)
Rebecca Nelson Rebecca Nelson ... Barbara Ann 'Boopsie' Boopstein (voice)
William Sloane Coffin William Sloane Coffin ... The Reverend Scott Sloan (voice) (as William Sloane Coffin Jr.)
Jack Gilford ... Referee (voice)
Mark Baker Mark Baker ... Kirby (voice)
Eric Elice Eric Elice ... Frank (voice)
Will Jordan ... Sportscaster (voice)
Linda Baer Linda Baer ... Ellie (voice)
Eric Jaffe Eric Jaffe ... Howie (voice)
Michelle Browne Michelle Browne ... Jeannie (voice)
Thomas Baxton Thomas Baxton ... Rufus (voice)
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Garry Trudeau's classic characters (Mike Doonesbury, Zonker, etc.) examine how their lifestyles, priorities, and concerns have changed since the end of their idealistic college days in the 1960's.

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Genres:

Animation | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1977 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Doonesbury: [Zonker is submerged under Walden Puddle] Zonker! Zonker!
Zonker Harris: [underwater] Steady, lads, steady...
Mike Doonesbury: Zonker!
Zonker Harris: Fire!
[a miniature trident shot from underwater pins a falling leaf to a tree]
Mike Doonesbury: Zonker!
Zonker Harris: [his head comes out of the water] What?
Mike Doonesbury: Dinner's in ten minutes.
Zonker Harris: So?
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in BoJack Horseman: It's You (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

I Do Believe
© Walden West Music 1973
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Excellent combination of strengths!
11 January 2002 | by Robert ReynoldsSee all my reviews

This short was deservedly nominated for an Academy Award and is an excellent effort. The Hubleys teamed up well with Gary Trudeau. They were able to take the comic strip characters and animate them while still making a cartoon that was recognizably a Hubley cartoon. This was the last thing John Hubley finished before his death. Trudeau and the Hubleys meshed together quite well and it is unfortunate that they didn't get an opportunity to do more as a team. Worth the effort to locate. Most Highly Recommended.


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