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The Last Of The Curlews

The Last Of The Curlews

The Last Of The Curlews (1972) Animated Cartoon Special

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  • Animated TV SpecialCartoonTelevisionSpecialCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Hanna-Barbera Studios
  • Cartoon Characters: Stan, Mark.
  • Voice Actors: Ross Martin, Vincent Van Patten, Lee Vines, Ginny Tyler.
  • Produced By William Hanna, Joseph Barbera.
  • Awards: Emmy Award  Winner, Emmy Award, Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Producers, 1973, Emmy Award  Nominee, Emmy Award, Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming, Jameson Brewer, 1973; more Awards More Awards...
  • Originally Released on October 04, 1972.
  • Originally Aired on ABC Television ABC-TV (USA).
  • Running Time: 60 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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This cartoon follows the plight of the last two members of a bird species that has been driven to extinction by man's thoughtless use and abuse of nature and...  (more)

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Released as an episode of "The ABC Afterschool Special." This was the first in that series. The special was described in a trade brochure as "a lesson not only in the importance of conservation, but in...  (more)

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Should be mandatory viewing for kids of all ages!

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I wasn't a regular viewer of the 'ABC Afterschool Specials' but I was a cartoon fanatic and loved to watch most of what Hanna-Barbera studios produced for Saturday mornings. Back then, (before there was a 'Cartoon Network'!)...  (read more)

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I will remember "The Last of the Curlews" Afterschool Special for the rest of my life. I remember watching it when it debuted in the early 1970s. I was about 10 years old. I was deeply moved and saddened by the plight of the birds. That may sound like...  (read more)

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It is a shame that this fine "movie" doesn't have any reviews. I clearly remember back in 1972 watching the "Last of the Curlews" on tv after school.

The story of human's impact on the natural world was very moving....  (read more)

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