Garry Trudeau's classic characters (Mike Doonesbury, Zonker, etc.) examine how their lifestyles, priorities, and concerns have changed since the end of their idealistic college days in the 1960's.

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(comic strip Doonesbury), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Zonker Harris (voice)
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Joanie Caucus (voice)
David Grant ...
Mike Doonesbury (voice)
Charles Levin ...
Mark Slackmeyer (voice)
Richard Bruno ...
B.D. (voice)
Rebecca Nelson ...
Barbara Ann 'Boopsie' Boopstein (voice)
William Sloane Coffin ...
The Reverend Scott Sloan (voice) (as William Sloane Coffin Jr.)
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Referee (voice)
Mark Baker ...
Kirby (voice)
Eric Elice ...
Frank (voice)
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Sportscaster (voice)
Linda Baer ...
Ellie (voice)
Eric Jaffe ...
Howie (voice)
Michelle Browne ...
Jeannie (voice)
Thomas Baxton ...
Rufus (voice)
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Garry Trudeau's classic characters (Mike Doonesbury, Zonker, etc.) examine how their lifestyles, priorities, and concerns have changed since the end of their idealistic college days in the 1960's.

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Animation | Short

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27 November 1977 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Mike Doonesbury: [Zonker is submerged under Walden Puddle] Zonker! Zonker!
Zonker Harris: [underwater] Steady, lads, steady...
Mike Doonesbury: Zonker!
Zonker Harris: Fire!
[a miniature trident shot from underwater pins a falling leaf to a tree]
Mike Doonesbury: Zonker!
Zonker Harris: [his head comes out of the water] What?
Mike Doonesbury: Dinner's in ten minutes.
Zonker Harris: So?
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Stop In the Middle
© Walden West Music 1976, 1977
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Classic
3 December 1999 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Nominated rightfully for Best Animated Short, the theme is close to "Jonah Who Will Be 25 In the Year 2000" -- what happened to the civil rights movement of the 60's into the 70's.

Things change, as Zonker says at the end. Things evolve. It's a pity this short doesn't get more attention.


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