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ABC Weekend Specials 

A youth anthology series focusing primarily on adaptations of children's literature.
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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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English

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29 January 1977 (USA) See more »

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Childhood's Hard to Forget
3 June 2002 | by maxvaughnSee all my reviews

I had almost completely forgotten about the Captain and his friends and all the mornings I had actually woken up on time to watch them until my friend and I were talking on the phone one night. She says "What is this on Channel 99?" I turn on the TV and there's Cap't Readmore talking about Jack and the Beanstalk. I think I nearly went into shock. This was a little celebrated piece of the 80's and a memory of ABC before the Disney takeover (when they used to play good Saturday Cartoons).


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