B.C.---The First Thanksgiving (1984)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

UPA alumnus Abe Levitow was one of the executive producers for this captivating animated holiday special, based on Johnny Hart's comic strip B.C.. While making a tasty tureen of rock soup for her caveman companions, Fat Broad declares that there's only one way to flavor the soup--and that's to catch a turkey. Well and good, but no one's ever seen a turkey--except the turkey himself, a neurotic but clever critter. As cave dwellers Wiley, Peter, Thor and the rest drive themselves crazy hunting for the elusive bird, B.C. phlegmatically narrates the tale in a voice reminiscent of Jack Benny (courtesy of veteran voiceover specialist Daws Butler. B.C.: The First Thanksgiving originally aired November 19, 1973, on NBC, in tandem with another new cartoon special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.

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caveman, holiday, rock-soup, turkey [animal]