65 (live-action); 30 minutes & 24 (musical vignettes); 4 minutes
Hallmark's Zoobilee Zoo is a magical place for young children filled with wonder, adventure, fun and important lessons. The inhabitants of Zoobilee Zoo, the Zoobles, are seven colorful, zany and lovable, animal-based fantasy, characters whose personalities and attributes are designed to entertain and stimulate children's creativity, imaginations and values. The Zoobles have demonstrated they have just the right combination of silliness and inspiration to captivate and delight any young child.
Features Ben Vereen accompanied by a multi-talented cast of singers, dancers and actors. Zoobilee Zoo, originally aired from 1986-2001. It was broadcast on several television channels including: Public Broadcasting Stations, The Learning Channel, and the Hallmark Channel. The 65 episodes were shown continuously for 15 years, on a variety of Broadcast cable channels.
Based on the Hallmark (Kansas City) Hands-on experience activity, this pre-school series has been the recipient of nearly every television and educational award possible, (i.e. Daytime Emmy Award, Achievement in Children's Television Award, Advancement of Learning Through Broadcast Award, National Education Association, etc.)
1985 / 1986 - Steve Binder, Mary Jo Blue, Adrienne Crane, Nicholas J. Furris, Susan Doyle-Steffens, Paul Lombardi, Jack Solomon, DIC Enterprises, BRB Productions, Presented by Hallmark Licensing, Inc.
Steve Binder, Nicholas J. Furris
Ben Vereen (as Mayor Ben), Sandey Grinn (as Bill Der Beaver), Forrest Gardner (as Van Go Lion), Karen Hartman (as Talkatoo Cockatoo), Michael B. Moynahan as Lookout Bear), Gary Schwartz I (as Bravo Fox), Louise Valiance (as Whazzat Kangaroo)