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HBO Storybook Musicals

Animation Children Rated: All (TV-G)1987 - 19921 SeasonSeries EndedOn: HBO 

HBO Storybook Musicals is a series of television specials first airing on HBO, and now airing on HBO Family, combining animation that is true to the original storybook's illustrations, plus high-spirited songs from musical songwriters.HBO Storybook Musicals has one or more episodes streaming on HBO, available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 4 others. It's an animation and children show with 11 episodes over 1 season. HBO Storybook Musicals is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons.

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Season 01, Episode 01 Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: The Musical

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Nov 18, 1987
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Lyle, Lyle Crocodile: The Musical Nov 18, 1987 What's that green thing in the bathtub? When the Primm family moves into their new house on East 88th Street, they discover Lyle, a friendly crocodile left behind by his former owner. Lyle and his new family have a splendid time together--until his rightful owner comes to claim him. Charles Strouse (Annie) created the score for this original animated musical based on the popular book by Bernard Waber.

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Season 01, Episode 02 The Story Of The Dancing Frog

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Oct 3, 1989
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The Story Of The Dancing Frog Oct 3, 1989 Discover the whimsical charm of this animated musical based on Quentin Blake's popular children's book. Sad and lonely after the death of her husband, young Gertrude has her life changed when she finds a frog dancing on a lily pad. The adventure they find and the friendship they share make this show a delight for everyone.

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Season 01, Episode 03 The Red Shoes

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Feb 7, 1990
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The Red Shoes Feb 7, 1990 Hans Christian Andersen's timeless fairy tale gets an urban updating in this delightful animated musical. Living in a poor section of New York City, young Lisa and Jenny could always count on the strength of their friendship--that is, until Lisa's family wins the lottery. Her new-found money and home turn Lisa into a snob until a magical pair of shoes teach her the importance of friendship.

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Season 01, Episode 04 Earthday Birthday

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Apr 22, 1990
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Earthday Birthday Apr 22, 1990 The Planet Earth is having a birthday--and you're invited to the party! This delightful animated musical features the 'Zwibble Dibbles,' a magical, irresistible bunch of baby dinosaurs who want to help save the planet from the ravages of pollution. Join Orbit and all her animal friends as they show what we can all do in the crusade to save our often-neglected world.

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Season 01, Episode 05 Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

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Sep 10, 1990
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Sep 10, 1990 Steam-shovel operator Mike Mulligan comes to life through the delightful voice of comedian Robert Klein in this animated musical based on the classic children's book. Mike and his trusty shovel Mary Anne are known throughout the land for digging canals, cutting through mountains and creating roads. But what will happen to them when the steam shovel becomes outdated? The solution is suitably charming!

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Season 01, Episode 06 Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Sep 15, 1990
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Sep 15, 1990 What a day Alexander is having! He's got gum stuck in his hair, he trips on his skateboard and he can't find his favorite glow-in-the-dark yo-yo. Things go from bad to worse in this charming animated musical based on the book by Judith Viorst.

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Season 01, Episode 07 The Marzipan Pig

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Nov 5, 1990
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The Marzipan Pig Nov 5, 1990 Russell Hoban's poetic children's story comes to life in this haunting animated film. It's the tale about the misadventures of a sweet marzipan pig who accidentally falls behind a sofa. What happens next makes for a gentle, charming commentary on the cycles of nature.

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