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Animated musicals based on children's books.
Season 1, Episode 11
April 3, 1992
An animated adaptation of “A Child's Garden of Verses,” by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Season 1, Episode 10
November 6, 1991
An animated adaptation of Bernard Waber's story “Ira Sleeps Over,” about a boy's first night away from home.
Season 1, Episode 9
June 11, 1991
"The Tale of Peter Rabbit" is a story about a rascally bunny who ventures into a farmer's garden against his mother's orders. Narrated by Carol Burnett.
Season 1, Episode 8
December 6, 1990
Animated adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's tale of a homeless girl trying to stay warm on New Year's Eve. F. Murray Abraham narrates.
Season 1, Episode 7
November 5, 1990
An animated musical about a sweet pig that delights a lonely mouse, an owl, a bee and a hibiscus flower.
Season 1, Episode 6
September 15, 1990
A music story based on the children's book “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” by Judith Viorst.
Season 1, Episode 5
September 10, 1990
“Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” tells the story of the friendship between a man and his steam shovel, narrated by Robert Klein. Includes original songs by Bob Stein. Adapted from the Virginia Burton children's story.
Season 1, Episode 4
April 22, 1990
Dinosaurs have a party to celebrate Earth in this animated musical.
Season 1, Episode 3
February 7, 1990
An animated musical, based of Hans Christian Andersen's classic, set in a modern, urban setting, where magical shoes teach two girls a lesson in friendship.
Season 1, Episode 2
October 3, 1989
A widow befriends a talented frog. Narrated by actress Amanda Plummer. Based on the children's book by Quentin Blake.
Season 1, Episode 1
November 18, 1987
Tony Randall narrates the music tale of “Lyle Lyle Crocodile,” about a reptile who “The House on East 88th St.” with a boy named Josh and his family. Based on a story by Bernard Waber.
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