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The Puppetoon Movie (1987)

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Salute to the revolutionary Oscar winning stop motion animated Puppetoons created by sci-fi fantasy film legend George Pal. Gumby, Pokey and Arnie the Dinosaur host 12 of Pal's milestone ... See full summary »

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Arnold Leibovit

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Arnold Leibovit (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Paul Frees ... Arnie the Dinosaur / Pillsbury Doughboy (voice)
Dal McKennon Dal McKennon ... Gumby (voice) (as Dallas McKennon)
Art Clokey Art Clokey ... Pokey (voice)
Dick Beals Dick Beals ... Speedy Alka-Seltzer (voice)
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Salute to the revolutionary Oscar winning stop motion animated Puppetoons created by sci-fi fantasy film legend George Pal. Gumby, Pokey and Arnie the Dinosaur host 12 of Pal's milestone shorts from 1934-1947 that have inspired animation and special effects filmmakers ever since. Written by B2MP Inc.

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Animation | Family

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G
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1987 (USA) See more »

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Ultra Stereo

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Color
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References Frog and Toad Are Friends (1985) See more »

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Harbor Lights
Written by Jimmy Kennedy and Will Grosz (as Hugh Williams)
(Courtesy Chappell Music & Co. Inc.)
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A charming look back
3 January 2005 | by R BeckerSee all my reviews

George Pal's award-winning Puppetoon shorts are showcased in this very warm and funny film for all ages, hosted by some of the stop-motion characters whose creators were influenced by him. The technology of the art may be a bit primitive by modern standards, and some of the characters -- particularly Jasper, an African-American boy -- must be seen in the context of different times. But none of it was ever intentionally mean-spirited or prejudiced, and the affection and care of the animators shines through in every segment. It's clear that Pal and his colleagues influenced everyone from Ray Harryhausen to Art Clokey to Rankin-Bass to Will Vinton to Nick Park to Henry Selick, and the influence was always positive. If you enjoy cinematic history, puppet animation, or old-fashioned family entertainment, you'll enjoy THE PUPPETOON MOVIE.


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