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Wishbone 

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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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Rick Duffield
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1998   1997   1995  
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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 ...  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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Despite good ratings and a relatively high budget, only four of the fifty episodes have been released to DVD as of 2019. See more »

Connections

Followed by Wishbone's Dog Days of the West (1998) See more »

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Librarian recommended
15 April 2011 | by Screen-7See all my reviews

As a librarian, I highly recommend this series. Children will watch the show for the entertainment value but get a dose of literary education.

For a series that promotes classic literature, it has a very light feel. Something like what kids might watch on the Disney channel with the hyperactivity dialed down a little. I find it watchable as an adult.

Unlike modern talking animal shows, it doesn't use any computer effects. The voice of the dog is dubbed as thoughts. I think this simple approach is charming but kids highly accustomed to CGI _might_ find it cheesy.

I deduct one star because the series is starting to look dated. I wish the producers would release all the shows on DVD before they become outdated.


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Official Sites:

World Wide Wishbone

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wishbone See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Stereo

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