Will Ryan

Will Ryan

Born: November 13, 1939
in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Will Ryan (born November 13, 1939) is an American voice actor and producer–writer–composer, well-known for singing about the American West. In the late seventies he teamed up with Phil Baron as Willio and Phillio.  They had regular gigs on television, radio and comedy clubs and universities throughout the US. Ryan and Baron later paired up again voicing characters of best friends Teddy Ruxpin (Baron) and Grubby the Octopede (Ryan) in the Teddy Ruxpin book and tape series as well as the 1987 television show The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin.

The Willio and Phillio act brought Ryan back into music and after moving to California, he began to write and record songs for Disney. He provided the voice of Rabbit, Tigger, and Eeyore in the Disney Channel's long-running series Welcome to Pooh Corner and in many other Pooh cartoons. He also provided the voice of Barnaby the Dog on the popular series Dumbo's Circus.

Since 1987, Ryan has been a fixture of the radio drama Adventures in Odyssey, playing Eugene Meltsner, Harlow Doyle, David Harley, Patrick O'Ryan and hundreds of one-shot characters.

He also voiced Rabbit in Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore after the death of Junius Matthews.

Ryan also voiced the character Digit in the 1986 animated film An American Tail.

Ryan had also provided the original voice of Petrie in the 1988 animated film The Land Before Time.

He appears in the film The Wizard of Speed and Time as several different motion picture union representatives.

He is the current voice of Elmo Aardvark. He can be heard as the character, called Elmo Aardvark: Outer Space Detective and in several Elmo Aardvark CDs.

Ryan is the current voice of Willie the Giant. He started voicing the character from Mickey's Christmas Carol.

Ryan's youthful involvement in pop music has continued alongside his animation career. Will Ryan compositions have been recorded by artists such as Patti LaBelle, Diane Schuur, Victoria Jackson, The Pointer Sisters and Joanie Sommers (whom he also produced).

With Andrew J. Lederer and Michael Rosenberg (Jackie Diamond), Ryan performed in the '20s-style music and comedy trio, The Merry Metronomes. He and Lederer also appeared from time to time as a duo, usually under the name The Natty Nabobs.

His latest musical incarnation is as leader of Los Angeles-based Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys, a cross between the Marx Brothers and The Sons of the Pioneers. His variety show, Will Ryan's Cactus County Round-Up, has been a staple in Southern California since 2008. It regularly plays at several venues, including the Steve Allen Theatre in Hollywood.

Ryan continues to do voice work. In 2009 he was working on the third season of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, the 21st season of Adventures in Odyssey, and the new radio series of Will Ryan's Cactus County Round-Up.

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Movies for Will Ryan...

The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster
Title: The Adventures of Biffle and Shooster
Character: Sam Shooster
Released: August 16, 2015
Type: Movie
Feature compilation of four Biffle and Shooster comedy shorts--"The Biffle Murder Case," "Imitation of Wife," "Schmo Boat" and "Bride of Finklestein"--plus five additional songs and sketches.
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I Know That Voice
Title: I Know That Voice
Character: Himself
Released: January 7, 2014
Type: Movie
Filmmaker Lawrence Shapiro discusses voice-over acting with the talented people behind the characters.
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Get a Horse!
Title: Get a Horse!
Character: Peg-Leg Pete (voice)
Released: November 27, 2013
Type: Movie
Mickey, Minnie, Horace Horsecollar, and Clarabelle Cow go on a musical wagon ride until Peg-Leg Pete tries to run them off the road.
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Title: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Character: Willie the Giant
Released: May 6, 2006
Type: TV
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is an American animated television series, that premiered in prime time on Disney Channel on May 5, 2006. The program was originally part of the Playhouse Disney daily block intended for preschoolers. On February 14, 2011, it was moved to the Disney Junior block, serving as Playhouse Disney's replacement. It is the only Mickey Mouse program to be aimed at preschoolers. The series was co-developed by Bobs Gannaway, who is also responsible for Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Production of the show was put on a four-month suspension in the spring of 2009, due to the death of voice artist Wayne Allwine, the longtime voice of Mickey Mouse. Production resumed when Bret Iwan has been cast as the fourth performer of Mickey's voice. On June 23, 2013, Bill Farmer, the voice actor for Goofy and Pluto, confirmed on his official Twitter account that Mickey Mouse Clubhouse would cease production after 7 years of episodes. However, reruns will still continue on the Disney Junior 24/7 service.
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Title: Wonder Showzen
Released: March 11, 2005
Type: TV
Wonder Showzen is an American sketch comedy television series that aired between 2005 and 2006 on MTV2. It was created by John Lee and Vernon Chatman of PFFR. The show is rated TV-MA. The show's format is that of educational PBS children's television shows such as Sesame Street and The Electric Company, parodying the format with adult-oriented content. In addition to general controversial comedy, it satirizes politics, religion, war, sex, and culture with black comedy. Every episode begins with a disclaimer, accompanied by the sound of someone screaming "Don't eat my baby!", which reads: "Wonder Showzen contains offensive, despicable content that is too controversial and too awesome for actual children. The stark, ugly and profound truths Wonder Showzen exposes may be soul-crushing to the weak of spirit. If you allow a child to watch this show, you are a bad parent or guardian."
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Title: Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi
Released: November 19, 2004
Type: TV
Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is an American-Japanese animated fantasy-comedy television series from Cartoon Network and TV Tokyo, produced by Renegade Animation and Cartoon Network Studios in Japan. The show was created by Sam Register, who also serves as the series' executive producer. According to Register, the target audience of the show is boys and girls from six to eleven years old. However, the show also has a following of fans of the real-life Ami Onuki and Yumi Yoshimura who make up the Japanese pop duo PUFFY, known as "Puffy AmiYumi" in North America. Register, a fan of the band, wished to spread its fame to other parts of the world and thus produced the cartoon. The series features the adventures of animated versions of the duo, who have been immensely popular in Japan since making their debut in 1996. The group now has its own U.S. albums, including a 2004 companion album to this program, and was known to viewers of Cartoon Network in the USA for performing the theme to the Teen Titans animated series.
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Title: Drawn Together
Released: October 27, 2004
Type: TV
Drawn Together is an American adult animated sitcom, which ran on Comedy Central from October 27, 2004 to November 14, 2007. The series was created by Dave Jeser and Matt Silverstein, and uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting. Like that of MTV's The Challenge and VH1's The Surreal Life, the show's eight characters are a combination of personalities that were recognizable and familiar prior to the series. Differently, however, Drawn Together used caricatures of established cartoon characters and stock characters. In addition, their character traits parody personality types that are typically seen in reality TV shows. Comedy Central advertised it as the first animated reality show, and in some episodes, characters participate in challenges that are similar to reality TV challenges. After only three seasons the show was cancelled but still maintains a strong fan base. Subsequently, The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! was released on April 20, 2010.
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Adventures in Odyssey: The Caves of Qumran
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: The Caves of Qumran
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: April 9, 2002
Type: Movie
When a mysterious old treasure map shows up in Odyssey, Mr. Whittaker, Dylan, Connie, and Eugene embark on a perilous, action-packed journey that leads them to the caves of Qumran in Palestine. Will it be gold and riches--or tragedy?
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Adventures in Odyssey: Escape from the Forbidden Matrix
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: Escape from the Forbidden Matrix
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: January 23, 2001
Type: Movie
Dylan can't get enough of the new action-packed video game "Insectoids". So when he and his friend Sal are invited to play Insectoids "for real" in the virtual-reality Room of Consequence at Whit's End, they jump at the chance. But when the game gets too predictable, Dylan throws caution to the wind and enters the "forbidden matrix." Soon they're engaged in a life-sized, three-dimensional jungle war, fighting giant insect warriors and facing an even more dangerous foe.
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Title: Disney's House of Mouse
Character: Willie the Giant
Released: January 13, 2001
Type: TV
A a very-recognizable audience of Disney animated characters gather into the House of Mouse nightclub to enjoy musical guests, cartoon shorts and Master of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse's comical introductions from the stage.
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Adventures in Odyssey: The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: The Last Days of Eugene Meltsner
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: September 12, 2000
Type: Movie
Through Whit’s new invention, the Micro-stimulator, Eugene takes a fantastic voyage through his own circulatory system and makes an alarming discovery. Forced to reevaluate how he’ll spend the remaining days of his life, he sets in motion a chain of events that includes a bank heist, a ticking bomb, and a strangely familiar window washer!
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Title: Family Guy
Released: January 31, 1999
Type: TV
Sick, twisted, politically incorrect and Freakin' Sweet animated series featuring the adventures of the dysfunctional Griffin family. Bumbling Peter and long-suffering Lois have three kids. Stewie (a brilliant but sadistic baby bent on killing his mother and taking over the world), Meg (the oldest, and is the most unpopular girl in town) and Chris (the middle kid, he's not very bright but has a passion for movies). The final member of the family is Brian - a talking dog and much more than a pet, he keeps Stewie in check whilst sipping Martinis and sorting through his own life issues.
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Adventures in Odyssey: Baby Daze
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: Baby Daze
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: September 22, 1998
Type: Movie
When a baby shows up on the doorstep of Whit’s End, the place becomes a flurry of splattered food, dirty diapers, and talking sock-puppets! Eugene wants to study the child’s behavior in the name of “science.” And Dylan and Connie can only laugh at his hilarious attempts at childcare. But the baby’s short history catches up to him, and the events that follow turn Eugene’s world upside-down. Eugene must decide which is more valuable—the advance of science or a life made in the image of God.
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Adventures in Odyssey: A Stranger Among Us
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: A Stranger Among Us
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: April 14, 1998
Type: Movie
Can it be true? Is there a murderer loose in Odyssey? Despite a warning to be careful what they put into their minds, watching a horror movie leads Connie's and Dylan's imaginations into wild areas that put them in danger.
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Adventures in Odyssey: A Twist In Time
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: A Twist In Time
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: October 7, 1997
Type: Movie
Whit is working on a secret new invention—but Dylan and his friend Sal can’t stand the suspense of not knowing what it is. When they disregard Whit’s instructions and sneak into his workshop, the boys trigger a surprising series of events that could lead to disaster for Whit’s End . . . and Mr. Whittaker! It’s a wild ride as Dylan and Sal find themselves trapped in a world of their own making. Now, they must frantically race the clock to try to undo the mess they’ve made of things.
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Adventures in Odyssey: In Harm's Way
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: In Harm's Way
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: March 10, 1997
Type: Movie
When the new kid in town isn’t exactly cool, what’s a guy to do? Being nice is one thing, but letting him hang around with you . . . well, that’s another thing entirely. Can Dylan see past Elliot’s “nerdy” actions to his inner value? A critical choice and a powerful lesson await in this exciting tale of friendship and love.
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Adventures in Odyssey: Go West Young Man!
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: Go West Young Man!
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: May 23, 1995
Type: Movie
John Avery Whittaker has just completed the most amazing transport machine ever -- the new Imagination Station! Dylan and Eugene jump in and take off on the maiden voyage to the Old West... and drop in on a frantic feud to save the town of Tuttleville from the dreadful Dalton gang. After promising that he and Eugene are committed to cleaning up the streets, Dylan discovers it's a bigger job than he ever imagined. And when faced with a showdown, Dylan must decide whether to keep his word or run for his life.
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Adventures in Odyssey: Once Upon an Avalanche
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: Once Upon an Avalanche
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: May 1, 1994
Type: Movie
When their sled careens out of control during a day of winter fun, Dylan, Jessie and Carter get stranded in Avalanche Canyon. Lost and freezing, the trio must put their heads together in order to survive and get out of the canyon and home before dark.
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Thumbelina
Title: Thumbelina
Character: Hero / Reverend Rat (voice)
Released: March 30, 1994
Type: Movie
The tiny girl meets a fairy prince who saves her from the creatures of the woods.
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Adventures in Odyssey: Star Quest
Title: Adventures in Odyssey: Star Quest
Character: Eugene Meltsner
Released: August 1, 1993
Type: Movie
Dylan and his buddy Sal learn that their favorite TV show, Star Quest, is filming in Odyssey, they’re determined to get in on the lights, camera and action. When Mr. Whittaker builds an enormous robot for the show, our heroes discover this robot has a mind of his own and have to learn a valuable lesson about jealousy and friendship.
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Mouse Soup
Title: Mouse Soup
Character: Weasel
Released: June 1, 1993
Type: Movie
A mouse caught by a hungry weasel must think of ways to delay the prospect of becoming lunch. Includes all four stories from the book: 'Bees & the Mud', 'Two Large Stones', 'The Crickets' and 'The Thorn Bush'.
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Jack and the Beanstalk
Title: Jack and the Beanstalk
Character: Bean Seller (voice) (uncredited)
Released: September 4, 1990
Type: Movie
Golden Films - Jack and the Beanstalk
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The Clean Club
Title: The Clean Club
Released: January 1, 1990
Type: Movie
Talking germs and objects teach kids the importance of proper hygiene.
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The Little Mermaid
Title: The Little Mermaid
Character: Seahorse (voice)
Released: November 17, 1989
Type: Movie
This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.
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Stanley and the Dinosaurs
Title: Stanley and the Dinosaurs
Character: Voice
Released: January 1, 1989
Type: Movie
Stanley is no ordinary caveman. He paints pictures, grows flowers, and befriends a quartet of dinosaurs, who help him build the world's first house. Filled with lively music and lots of fun, this program helps viewers discover the value of individuality, manners, friendship and sharing.
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The Land Before Time
Title: The Land Before Time
Character: Petrie
Released: November 18, 1988
Type: Movie
An orphaned brontosaurus named Littlefoot sets off in search of the legendary Great Valley. A land of lush vegetation where the dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace. Along the way he meets four other young dinosaurs, each one a different species, and they encounter several obstacles as they learn to work together in order to survive.
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Totally Minnie
Title: Totally Minnie
Character: Goofy (voice)
Released: February 25, 1988
Type: Movie
This live action film features a Nerd who, in desperation, goes to the "Minnie Mouse Center for the totally un-hip". There he learns how to dress, dance, and most importantly - be himself. The film features an original music video with Minnie Mouse, in new animation, integrated into live action footage with Elton John singing "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart."
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Title: DuckTales
Released: September 18, 1987
Type: TV
Scrooge McDuck finds his hands full at home when nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie move to Duckburg. Joined by their loyal pals Launchpad McQuack, Gyro Gearloose and Mrs. Beakley, the DuckTales gang never fails to deliver a wealth of adventure. Get ready for a fortune of fun with DuckTales!
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Frog and Toad Together
Title: Frog and Toad Together
Character: Frog
Released: September 3, 1987
Type: Movie
Claymation adventures with the characters from the popular children's book.
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Down and Out with Donald Duck
Title: Down and Out with Donald Duck
Character: Pete / Goofy (voice)
Released: March 25, 1987
Type: Movie
This "duckumentary," done in the style of "60 Minutes," traces the life of Donald Duck. As Donald's fame grows, so does his ego. While hosting a variety show one night, Donald snaps and fires a gun at the audience for misbehaving. This leads to a series of problems that eventually cause Donald to seek psychiatric help from Ludwig Von Drake, who uses an insult machine as part of Donald's therapy. Then, after a long night of bizarre dreams, Donald learns the error of his ways and vows to reform.
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Alice Through the Looking Glass
Title: Alice Through the Looking Glass
Character: The Paper Man (voice)
Released: January 1, 1987
Type: Movie
Alice returns to Wonderland in this animated feature based on Lewis Carroll's sequel about a little girl making her way through a fantastic land filled with strange creatures and running into surprises around every corner. Adventurous Alice is on her way to be crowned Queen, but she must dare to cross Chessland first. On her exciting journey, she encounters the freaky Jabberwocky, Humpty Dumpty, Tiger Lily and Tweedledum and Tweedledee.
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An American Tail
Title: An American Tail
Character: Digit
Released: November 21, 1986
Type: Movie
A young mouse named Fievel and his family decide to migrate to America, a "land without cats," at the turn of the 20th century. But somehow, Fievel ends up in the New World alone and must fend off not only the felines he never thought he'd have to deal with again but also the loneliness of being away from home.
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Title: The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin
Released: September 14, 1986
Type: TV
The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin is an American animated television series based on Teddy Ruxpin, an animatronic teddy bear created by Ken Forsse and distributed by toy manufacturer Worlds of Wonder. It was produced for television syndication by DiC with Atkinson Film-Arts using many of the same voice actors used in the book-and-tape series that was made for the eponymous animatronic toy. While some of the stories used in the TV series were adapted from the books, many were original and greatly expanded upon the world established there. The series differed from traditional children's animation in that most of its 65 episodes were serialized rather than in traditional episodic form. In the United States, the series was originally syndicated by LBS Communications. Today, all international distribution rights to the series are held by Don Taffner's DLT Entertainment.
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Title: Disney's Adventures of the Gummi Bears
Character: Unwin / Ogres (voice)
Released: September 14, 1985
Type: TV
Join the world’s sweetest heroes for high adventure in a mystical land of giants and wizards, ogres and dragons, and wondrous creatures both good and evil. Meet Gruffi, Zummi, Cubbi, Grammi, Tummi, Sunni, and all the legendary Gummis as they laugh, play, foil dastardly plots, and fight for what's right.
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Frog and Toad Are Friends
Title: Frog and Toad Are Friends
Character: Frog
Released: May 23, 1985
Type: Movie
Claymation adventures based on the popular children's book series of Frog and Toad by author Arnold Lobel
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Title: Dumbo's Circus
Released: May 6, 1985
Type: TV
Dumbo's Circus was a live-action/puppet television series that aired on Disney Channel, featuring the character of Dumbo from the original film. The series was in production for three and a half seasons, and reruns continued to air until February 28, 1997. Many of the show's cast went on to star in the popular Christian radio series, Adventures in Odyssey.
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G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
Title: G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra
Character: Rock 'N' Roll
Released: September 10, 1984
Type: Movie
G.I. Joe: The Revenge of Cobra is the second G.I. Joe miniseries based on the successful Hasbro Toys and Marvel Comics property. Using a laser core stolen from G.I.Joe, Cobra activates the Weather Dominator, an incredible weapon which controls the forces of Nature itself, Cobra Commander targets Washington for destruction, but the Joe team repels the attack and the Weather Dominator explodes into three parts setting off a chain reaction of natural disasters around the world. Can G.I.Joe recover the Weather Dominator in time to beat Cobra and save the world. It aired in 1984 and most of the 1984 and even some 1985 products are given plenty of screen time. Like the first miniseries, A Real American Hero, The Revenge of Cobra was written by Ron Friedman who created the series for television, and wrote all four miniseries.
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Fitness and Me: Why Exercise?
Title: Fitness and Me: Why Exercise?
Character: Voice
Released: January 1, 1984
Type: Movie
An educational short about exercising.
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Mickey's Christmas Carol
Title: Mickey's Christmas Carol
Character: Collector for the Poor #2 / Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant) / Ghost of Christmas Future (Pete) / Santa Claus (Big Bad Wolf) / Weasel #2 (voice)
Released: December 16, 1983
Type: Movie
It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.
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Title: G.I. Joe
Released: September 12, 1983
Type: TV
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is a half-hour American animated television series based on the successful toyline from Hasbro and the comic book series from Marvel Comics. The cartoon had its beginnings with two five-part mini-series in 1983 and 1984, then became a regular series that ran in syndication from 1985 to 1986. Ron Friedman created the G.I. Joe animated series for television, and wrote all four miniseries. The fourth mini-series was intended to be a feature film, but due to production difficulties was released as a television mini-series.
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Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
Title: Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore
Character: Rabbit (voice)
Released: January 1, 1983
Type: Movie
Winnie the Pooh and friends decide to throw a birthday celebration for gloomy, old Eeyore.