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ABC Weekend Specials 

A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.
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Series cast summary:
Willie Tyler Willie Tyler ...  Himself - Host 14 episodes, 1981-1984
Frank Welker ...  Bunjee / ... 12 episodes, 1978-1994
Hal Smith ...  Edward Hyde / ... 10 episodes, 1982-1992
Janet Waldo ...  Alice / ... 7 episodes, 1980-1983
Ilene Latter Ilene Latter ...  Kitty Literature / ... 7 episodes, 1985-1992
Nancy McKeon ...  Dolly / ... 6 episodes, 1979-1982
Linda Gary Linda Gary ...  Mrs. Winsborrow / ... 6 episodes, 1980-1994
Michael Rye Michael Rye ...  Mr. Winsborrow / ... 6 episodes, 1979-1985
Katie Leigh ...  Buzz Beaver / ... 6 episodes, 1985-1994
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A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.

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USA

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English

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29 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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ABC週末スペシャル See more »

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Possibly one of the most memorable openings of any Saturday morning show
16 March 2002 | by billysSee all my reviews

The Weekend Specials were sometimes good, sometimes crap, and I rarely watched regularly. Generally I'd stick around long enough to see what this week's story would be, and then, washed out and headachey from four or more straight hours of watching jumpy animation on a black and white TV, I'd go off to have breakfast. So the distinctive theme music and animation were my signal that Saturday morning was over...but oh, what great music and animation it was! Like a flourishing coda to a Bach concerto, in fact. Even though it wasn't one of the shows that I stayed around to watch, it was nevertheless probably more ingrained in my memories of Saturday mornings than anything else, except for maybe the Bugs/Roadrunner Show, In The News, and ABC's various between-show thingies (Schoolhouse Rock, the "Bod Squad" segments...)


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