ABC Weekend Specials

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ABC Weekend Special is a weekly 30-minute American television anthology series for children that aired Saturday mornings on ABC from 1977 to 1997 which featured a wide variety of stories that were both live-action and animated. read more

ABC Weekend Special is a weekly 30-minute American television anthology series for children that aired Saturday mornings on ABC from 1977 to 1997 which featured a wide variety of stories that were both live-action and animated. Similar to both ABC Afterschool Special and The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie, the ABC Weekend Special differed in that it was primarily aimed at younger viewers following ABC's Saturday-morning cartoon lineup, whereas the ABC Afterschool Special was known for its somewhat more serious, and often dramatic, storylines dealing with issues concerning a slightly older teen and pre-teen audience.

Original Release

01/29/1977 on ABC

US Release

01/29/1977

Cast

Jane Krakowski Lizzie Dodge
Mark Hamill Tamino
Kellie Martin Karen
Willie Tyler Self - Host
Neil Ross Cap'n O.G. Readmore
Ilene Latter (voice)
John Joseph Thomas Tommy
Lucille Bliss (voice)
Michael Rye (voice)
Stan Jones (voice) (as Stanley Jones)
(see additional cast & crew)
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Directors

Rudy Larriva, Rick Reinert, Robert Chenault, Larry Elikann, Charles A. Nichols, Harvey S. Laidman, Stephen H. Foreman, Ernest Pintoff, Arthur Lubin, Ron Underwood, Robert C. Thompson, Steve Lumley, Mark Cullingham, Ron Myrick, Claude Kerven, Marija Miletic Dail, John Reynolds, Edward M. Abroms, Andy Kim, Marc Daniels, Lee Bernhardi, Richard C. Bennett, John Clark Matthews, Hank Saroyan, Robert 'Tiger' West, Roger Flint, Marlene Robinson May, Carole Beers, Noam Pitlik, Ezra Stone, Tom Ray, Jeffrey Hayden, Bernard Deyriès, Ray Lee, Karen Peterson, Gerald Mayer, Arthur H. Nadel, Dennis Donnelly, Burt Brinckerhoff, William P. D'Angelo, Thomas G. Smith, Joan Darling, Matthew Diamond, Dave Edwards, John Fox, Hollingsworth Morse, Lawrence Blume, Randal Kleiser, Colin Chilvers, John Llewellyn Moxey, Robert Fuest

Writers

Jim Carlson, Terrence McDonnell, Malcolm Marmorstein, Sheldon Stark, Cynthia Chenault, Glen Olson, Rod Baker, Ann Elder, Mark Evanier, Barbara Brooks Wallace, Bruce Harmon, Catherine Woolley, Beverly Cleary, Robert Newton Peck, O. Henry, Mark Fink, Len Janson, Mark Twain, Marc Scott Zicree, Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler, Stephen H. Foreman, Betsy Byars, Marge, Arthur Heinemann, James Street, Robert Arthur, Libby Hinson, Kermit Frazier, Ellen Conford, Pamela Pettler, Dorothy Middleton, Ken Forsse, Matthew Ball, Mark Greenhalgh, Diane Dixon, Art Buchwald, Stephen Manes, Edward Pomerantz, I.C. Rapoport, Washington Irving, Bill Matheny, Michael Chain, Richard Freiman, Mary Rodgers, Hank Saroyan, Barbara Corday, Walter Oleksy, Genevieve Gray, Alan Kingsberg, Susan Varley, Jeanne Willis, Deborah Howe, James Howe, Virginia Masterman-Smith, Marilyn Redmond, Robert McCloskey, Penelope Lively, Judson Philips, Shannon Gilligan, Jane Yolen, Hal Higdon, Don Caufield, Joan Caufield, Alan Coren, Elaine L. Schulte, Hilary Milton, Scott Corbett, Horatio Alger, Bill Brittain, Chester Aaron, Gene DeWeese, Margery Williams, Maggie Twohill, T. Ernesto Bethancourt, Elizabeth Levy, Stan McMurtry, Judy Blume, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Manya Starr, Pamela Hickey, Chuck Menville, Alvin Boretz, Jocelyn Stevenson, Robert Specht, Prince Charles, Pierre Berton, Edgar Allan Poe, Astrid Lindgren, George Lefferts, Barbara Avedon, Dennys McCoy, Joe S. Landon, Eric Lewald, Sharman DiVono, Bruce Talkington, Manuel Komroff, William Saroyan, Diane Silver, Emanuel Schikaneder, Elana Lesser, Cliff Ruby, Jack Stoneley, Larry Bischof, Robert Louis Stevenson, Will Ryan, Paul Dini, William P. D'Angelo, Heywood Kling, Jim Inman, Antone Pagan, Randal Kleiser, Kyle Morris

Creators

Ken Forsse

Cast

Jane Krakowski Lizzie Dodge
Mark Hamill Tamino
Kellie Martin Karen
Willie Tyler Self - Host
Neil Ross Cap'n O.G. Readmore
Ilene Latter (voice)
John Joseph Thomas Tommy
Lucille Bliss (voice)
Michael Rye (voice)
Stan Jones (voice) (as Stanley Jones)
Joan Gerber (voice)
Nancy McKeon Dolly
Ray Walston Matt
Frank Welker (voice)
Frank Welker Bunjee
Billy Barty Uncle Lester
Frank Cady Mr. Sutter
John Stephenson Father
June Foray Bathsheba / Saturna
Robbie Rist Iggie

Producers

Ken Spears Executive Producer
Joe Ruby Executive Producer
Robert Chenault Executive Producer
Allen Ducovny Executive Producer
Frank Doelger Executive Producer
Jane Startz Executive Producer
Diana Kerew Executive Producer
Doug Paterson Executive Producer
Norman Brooks Executive Producer
Barbara Bryant Executive Producer
Larry Larsen Executive Producer
Ken Forsse Executive Producer
Marija Miletic Dail Executive Producer
Hank Saroyan Executive Producer
Ted Tchoe Executive Producer
George McQuilkin Executive Producer
Christopher Grace Executive Producer
George Holland Executive Producer
J. Nicoll Durrie Executive Producer
David R. O'Dell Executive Producer
Dorez Douglas Executive Producer
Cheryl Huff Executive Producer
Judy Blume Executive Producer
Chuck Menville Executive Producer
Len Janson Executive Producer
Eve Silverman Executive Producer
Diane Silver Executive Producer
Fern Field Executive Producer
George Cooper Executive Producer
Margaret Loesch Executive Producer
Jean Chalopin Executive Producer
Andy Heyward Executive Producer
Noel Resnick Executive Producer
Thomas W. Moore Executive Producer
Johann Benét Executive Producer
Linda Gottlieb Executive Producer
Robert Chenault Producer
Jerry Eisenberg Producer
Rick Reinert Producer
Tom Armistead Producer
George McQuilkin Producer
Steve Lumley Producer
Doro Bachrach Producer
John Clark Matthews Producer
Cynthia Chenault Producer
William Beaudine Jr. Producer
Frank Doelger Producer
Mike Young Producer
Joe Ruby Producer
Howard Meltzer Producer
Ken Spears Producer
Ann Elder Producer
Richard John David Producer
Martin Tahse Producer
Susan Aronson Producer
Marija Miletic Dail Producer
Barbara Klein Producer
Alexandra Guzman Producer
Jean Anne Moore Producer
Doug Paterson Producer
Fred W. Bennett Producer
Adam Bleibtreu Producer
Terry Benes Producer
Larry Larsen Producer
Christopher J. Brough Producer
Ken Forsse Producer
Regge Bulman Producer
Gordon Kent Producer
Glen Hill Producer
Joanne Curley-Kerner Producer
Stephanie Graziano Producer
Debra Epstein Producer
JoEllyn Marlow Producer
Hank Saroyan Producer
Joe Babas Producer
Ted Tchoe Producer
Simon Barron Producer
Chiz Schultz Producer
Christopher Grace Producer
Valerie Shepherd Producer
George Holland Producer
Teresa Koenig Producer
Nicky Noxon Producer
Faith Nuell Mayo Producer
Kenneth MacQuarrie Producer
Kathleen Bishop Producer
Sam Ewing Producer
J. Nicoll Durrie Producer
David R. O'Dell Producer
Dorez Douglas Producer
Cheryl Huff Producer
Sara Holt Producer
Roberta L. Rowe Producer
Carol Kahl Producer
A. Neal Simmons Producer
Janice Reynolds Producer
Judy Blume Producer
Marc Scott Zicree Producer
Chuck Menville Producer
Len Janson Producer
Eve Silverman Producer
Edgar J. Scherick Producer
Kimberly Myers Producer
Ellen Freyer Producer
Diane Silver Producer
Nelson Shin Producer
Ron Myrick Producer
Will Ryan Producer
George Cooper Producer
Margaret Loesch Producer
John Ahern Producer
Jean Chalopin Producer
Alan Sacks Producer
Andy Heyward Producer
Larry Huber Producer
Noel Resnick Producer
Buzz Potamkin Producer
William P. D'Angelo Producer
Tetsuo Katayama Producer
James Becket Producer
Dave Edwards Producer
Marcus Viscidi Producer
Lawrence Blume Producer
Diane Baker Producer

Editors

Peter Parasheles, Bill Moore, Chuck Gladden, Jill Nemiro, Katherine Wenning, Stanley Warnow, Robert Ciaglia, Vince Humphrey, Manny Moura, P.J. Webb, Ian Maitland, Eiko Nishide, Jerry A. Eisenberg, Gloria Whittemore, Peter Jennings, Tony Hayman, Richard C. Allen, Dennis M. O'Connor, Margot Francis, Glenn Farr, Hajime Okayasu, Jane Kurson, David Beatty, Libby Hinson, Tim Squyres, John F. Schreyer, Craig A. Colton, John A. Martinelli, Randal Kleiser, Richard A. Harris

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