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Adventures from the Book of Virtues 

Two schoolchildren learn valuable life lessons from a buffalo, a red-tailed hawk, a bobcat, and a prairie dog.

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Bruce D. Johnson
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kevin Michael Richardson ...  Plato / ... 27 episodes, 1996-2009
Kath Soucie ...  Annie Redfeather / ... 27 episodes, 1996-2009
Frank Welker ...  Sock / ... 27 episodes, 1996-2009
Jim Cummings ...  Ari / ... 26 episodes, 1996-1998
Pamela Adlon ...  Zach Nichols / ... 26 episodes, 1996-1998
Brad Boyer Brad Boyer 26 episodes, 1996-1998
Joe Murray Joe Murray ...  Ari / ... 25 episodes, 1996-1998
Chuck Powers Chuck Powers ...  (redubbed version) 25 episodes, 1996-1998
Brian Zimmerman Brian Zimmerman 25 episodes, 1996-1998
Christopher Judge ...  Plato 13 episodes, 2000
Andrew Francis ...  Zach Nichols 13 episodes, 2000
Adrienne Carter ...  Annie Redfeather 13 episodes, 2000
Michael Donovan Michael Donovan ...  Sock 13 episodes, 2000
Lee Tockar ...  Ari 13 episodes, 2000
Gillian Barber ...  Aurora 13 episodes, 2000
Su-Ping Chio ...  Zach Nichols / ... 13 episodes, 1996-1998
Denise Tan Denise Tan ...  Annie Redfeather / ... 10 episodes, 1996-1998
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Storyline

Follows the adventures of eleven-year-old Zach Nichols (Pamela Adlon) and ten-year-old Annie Redfeather (Kath Soucie) as they suffer pain from issues involving other children. To solve these problems, they seek council from a group of anthropomorphic animals whose names come from the Greek - Plato (Kevin Michael Richardson), an old and scholarly bison; Aurora (Gillian Barber), a wise red-tailed hawk; Socrates (Frank Welker), a rambunctious and wisecracking bobcat; and Aristotle (Jim Cummings), a feisty and bookish prairie dog. This ensemble teaches the kids virtues by telling them stories from the Book of Virtues. Written by Nate S.

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TV-Y7
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Official Sites:

PBS

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Book of Virtues See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In his "Adventures From the Book of Virtues", William J. Bennett included several pieces written by or concerning Plato, Aristotle, and Socrates, as they were amongst his favorite philosophers. Three of the animal characters are named for them. (The leader Plato's being a buffalo is also a reference to Bennett's nickname "Buffalo Bill".) The fourth and the only female who proves one of the two most sagacious, Aurora is the only exception. In keeping with the Greek origins of the others' names, she was named after the Greek deity of dawn. See more »

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Featured in Treehouse Hostage (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

The Adventure Has Begun
Music and Lyrics by J.A.C. Redford and Marcus Hummon
Performed by Oren Waters, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters Willard (as Maxine Waters), and Bobbi Page
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Pretty good, actually. . .
18 March 2003 | by Huang_GaiSee all my reviews

I saw this show when I was about 10. The basic plot was of a pair of kids who would go away to this wonderland where animals talked and each episode would be a folktale of different racial origins, be it Chinese, Japanese, Native American, Greek, whatever, in a condensed and easy to comprehend form.

Each episode has a moral and is animated rather well. For the most part, most of the episodes are rather entertaining, though I haven't seen it in like 5 years. Watch if you see it on ^-^


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