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An intelligent and witty dog imagines himself in the role of characters from classic books and gets involved in similar real-life adventures.

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Series cast summary:
Larry Brantley Larry Brantley ...  Wishbone / ... 50 episodes, 1995-1998
Jordan Wall Jordan Wall ...  Joe Talbot 50 episodes, 1995-1998
Christie Abbott ...  Sam Kepler 50 episodes, 1995-1998
Adam Springfield Adam Springfield ...  David Barnes 50 episodes, 1995-1998
Mary Chris Wall ...  Ellen Talbot 50 episodes, 1995-1998
Angee Hughes Angee Hughes ...  Wanda Gilmore 50 episodes, 1995-1998
Soccer the Dog ...  Wishbone 50 episodes, 1995-1998
Sean Hennigan Sean Hennigan ...  Baskerville Spirit / ... 25 episodes, 1995-1998
Cliff Stephens Cliff Stephens ...  Man / ... 21 episodes, 1995-1998
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Wishbone the dog serves as a canine bridge between life and literature as he embarks on exciting journeys that include elements of action, adventure and comedy. In each of the 40 half-hour episodes, Wishbone the dog's escapades with the children and families of the fictional town of Oakdale, U.S.A., trigger a series of daydreams. In these daydreams, Wishbone imagines himself as a character in signature, modern-day scenes that parallel the storylines from classic literature, emphasizing the timeless and universal themes explored in these classic tales. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

World Wide Wishbone

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rosszcsont kalandjai See more »

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Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Wishbone was dressed as Sherlock Holmes twice. See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.191 (2012) See more »

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So, What's the Story?
17 September 2005 | by Baravelli_the_ice_ladySee all my reviews

Filled with wit, wisdom and a great showcase of classic literature, "Wishbone" is one of those shows that just will not be repeated. It will not be topped, in any form or fashion. It was a highlight of my childhood, and I hope that someday it will be a joy for my own children.

It was the 1990s, an era when children's programming was beginning to wisen up and realize that kids needed to learn more than just numbers, letters and how to play fair. "Lamb Chop's Play-Along" was teaching kids origami and magic tricks; "Magic School Bus" and "Bill Nye the Science Guy" were enlightening us to the wonderful worlds of science and nature; and "Wishbone" was covering a previously-unharvested part of the learning landscape, literature.

In a world where the average child would've been far more content to play Nintendo than crack open Charles Dickens, the clever Jack Russell terrier, Wishbone, was sharing classic stories in a fresh and exciting manner, and instilling a fascination for books into the new generation. But what made "Wishbone" work so well was that it was not only educational, it was INTERESTING. It grabbed your attention with an exciting story that didn't necessarily seem like school stuff. It was a charming, endearing program that has certainly--in my opinion--lasted the test of time.

I'm a young woman now, and for a lark I went and popped in my old "Wishbone" VHS. It made me interested in classic literature all over again. I suppose that ought to indicate SOMETHING. Now let's give a big cheer for the little dog who taught us all how to love reading. WHOOCHA!


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