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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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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 »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Every episode was shot on two interior soundstages, and one exterior backlot. There was a "contemporary" set, and a "literary" set built for each episode. See more »

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Referenced in Wishbone's Dog Days of the West (1998) See more »

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Good children's show...
12 February 2004 | by MovieAddict2016See all my reviews

Wishbone

Fine TV series about a small lap dog with a patch on his eyes who likes to read and act out famous works of literature in his own mind, with him as the characters of the story (example: he is Sherlock Holmes in "The Hound of the Baskervilles). Surprisingly entertaining, and educational for the kids. The pro-book message comes across a little strong (do they mistake kids for completely naive idiots?), but it's a fun TV show with a nice doggy as the main character. I actually enjoy watching some of the older stories acted out by the pooch--who would have ever thought so?

Rated TVG--appropriate for all ages.


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