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

Cast

Mark Hamill Tamino
Jane Krakowski Lizzie Dodge
Kellie Martin Karen
Willie Tyler Himself - Host
Neil Ross Cap'n O.G. Readmore
Frank Welker (voice)
John Joseph Thomas Tommy
Michael Rye (voice)
Stan Jones (voice) (as Stanley Jones)
Lucille Bliss (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)
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# Title Air Date
1 The Secret Garden Saturday, 05 November 1994
3 Fudge-A-Mania
4 Crash the Curiousaurus Saturday, 14 January 1995
5 Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale Saturday, 25 February 1995
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Directors

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

Writers

Jim Carlson, Terrence McDonnell, Malcolm Marmorstein, Sheldon Stark, Cynthia Chenault, Glen Olson, Rod Baker, Ann Elder, Barbara Brooks Wallace, Bruce Harmon, Catherine Woolley, Mark Evanier, O. Henry, Mark Fink, Beverly Cleary, Robert Newton Peck, Roger Bollen, Marilyn Sadler, Stephen H. Foreman, Marge, Betsy Byars, Marc Scott Zicree, Mark Twain, Len Janson, Elana Lesser, Cliff Ruby, Eric Lewald, Sharman DiVono, Bruce Talkington, Joe S. Landon, George Lefferts, Barbara Avedon, Dennys McCoy, Arthur Heinemann, Chuck Menville, Judy Blume, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Manya Starr, Pamela Hickey, Alvin Boretz, Jocelyn Stevenson, Robert Specht, Prince Charles, Pierre Berton, Edgar Allan Poe, Astrid Lindgren, Woody Kling, James Street, Paul Dini, Will Ryan, Kyle Morris, Antone Pagan, Randal Kleiser, Robert Arthur, Edward Pomerantz, I.C. Rapoport, Washington Irving, Bill Matheny, Richard Freiman, Michael Chain, Dorothy Middleton, Ken Forsse, Matthew Ball, Mark Greenhalgh, Manuel Komroff, William Saroyan, Diane Silver, Emanuel Schikaneder, Jack Stoneley, Larry Bischof, Robert Louis Stevenson, Art Buchwald, Stephen Manes, Diane Dixon, Mary Rodgers, Hank Saroyan, Shannon Gilligan, Jane Yolen, Deborah Howe, James Howe, Virginia Masterman-Smith, Marilyn Redmond, Robert McCloskey, Penelope Lively, Judson Philips, Barbara Corday, Libby Hinson, Ellen Conford, Pamela Pettler, Jim Inman, Kermit Frazier, Genevieve Gray, Walter Oleksy, Alan Kingsberg, Susan Varley, Jeanne Willis, James Street, 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, Arthur Heinemann, Robert Arthur

Creators

Ken Forsse

Cast

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

Editors

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

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