Sunday, June 20, 2010
Cheap "Davey and Goliath" DVDs
If you have a Dollar Tree by your house, take a look at the four volume set of "Davey and Goliath" DVDs. Even though it is not the complete series by any means, each volume is only a buck and has some of the best ones.
For those who didn't know "Davey and Goliath" was produced by Art Clokey, the same guy responsible for "Gumby" who just passed away recently. They have that same "Gumby" look about them, but certainly are not surreal for the most part.
Of course you'll have to be willing to accept listening to a moral lesson with many mentions of God and Jesus. If you're willing to do that, then these old claymation episodes are fun.
The amazing thing that I didn't know was who the voice talent was on these. Davey was voiced by Dick Beals on the earlier episodes and Norma MacMillan on the later ones. Goliath the dog was by Hal Smith.
Anyway, these were fun when I was a kid and still fun today. There was even a parody series called "Moral Orel".