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Davey and Goliath

2014 - SERIES

Davey and Goliath is a 1960s stop-motion animated children's Christian television series. The programs, produced by the Lutheran Church in America, were produced by Art Clokey after the success of his Gumby series. Each 15-minute episode features the adventures of Davey Hansen and his talking dog Goliath as they learn the love of God through everyday occurrences. Many of the episodes also feature Davey's parents John and Elaine, his sister Sally, as well as Davey's friends; Jimmy, Teddy, and Nathanial in earlier episodes; Jonathan, Jimmy, Nicky and Cisco on later ones. The introductory music is based on the popular Christian hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God, written by Martin Luther around 1529. The show was aimed at a younger audience, and generally dealt with issues such as respect for authority, sharing, and prejudice. Eventually these themes included more serious issues such as racism, death, religious intolerance, and vandalism. In general, the characters found themselves in situations which had to be overcome by placing their faith in God. Davey's friends, Nathanial and Jonathan Reed on the 70s episodes, were African-American, and some of the first African-American characters to appear as a friend of a television show's lead character. While Our Gang in the 1930s and 1940s had African American children as friends of lead characters, that was a film series prior to television. Davey and Goliath is a 2014 American English-language television series featuring Dick Beals, Norma Macmillan, Hal Smith, Paul Frees, Nancy Wible and Ginny Tyler. Clokey Productions in association with United Lutheran Church in America. were the production houses involved in the project. Series originally aired on First-run syndication in English. Creators of the series include Art Clokey, Ruth Clokey and Dick Sutcliffe. Davey and Goliath has 5 seasons and a cumulative total of 73 episodes which have a running time of 15 minutes each. The music was composed by John Seely along with William Loose, Spencer Moore and Martin Luther.
      Davey and Goliath is a 1960s stop-motion animated children's Christian television series. The programs, produced by the Lutheran Church in America, were produced by Art Clokey after the success of his Gumby series. Each 15-minute episode features the adventures of Davey Hansen and his talking dog Goliath as they learn the love of God through everyday occurrences. Many of the episodes also feature Davey's parents John and Elaine, his sister Sally, as well as Davey's friends; Jimmy, Teddy, and Nathanial in earlier episodes; Jonathan, Jimmy, Nicky and Cisco on later ones. The introductory music is based on the popular Christian hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God, written by Martin Luther around 1529. The show was aimed at a younger audience, and generally dealt with issues such as respect for authority, sharing, and prejudice. Eventually these themes included more serious issues such as racism, death, religious intolerance, and vandalism. In general, the characters found themselves in situations which had to be overcome by placing their faith in God. Davey's friends, Nathanial and Jonathan Reed on the 70s episodes, were African-American, and some of the first African-American characters to appear as a friend of a television show's lead character. While Our Gang in the 1930s and 1940s had African American children as friends of lead characters, that was a film series prior to television. Davey and Goliath is a 2014 American English-language television series featuring Dick Beals, Norma Macmillan, Hal Smith, Paul Frees, Nancy Wible and Ginny Tyler. Clokey Productions in association with United Lutheran Church in America. were the production houses involved in the project. Series originally aired on First-run syndication in English. Creators of the series include Art Clokey, Ruth Clokey and Dick Sutcliffe. Davey and Goliath has 5 seasons and a cumulative total of 73 episodes which have a running time of 15 minutes each. The music was composed by John Seely along with William Loose, Spencer Moore and Martin Luther.

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