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Introducing Sheldon Snail and Wilshire Pig on CBS' 'Claymation' comedy show

May 26, 1991|LAUREN LIPTON | TIMES STAFF WRITER

The creators of those hip California Raisins are at it again with a new special for CBS. "Claymation Comedy of Horrors Show" won't have any singing foods, but it will introduce two new characters, the fortune-hunting Wilshire Pig and his shy sidekick Sheldon Snail. The friends stumble and slither onto a map to Frankenswine's Castle and creepy fun awaits as the two search the place for the secret laboratory of a demented scientist. From Will Vinton Productions.

"Claymation Comedy of Horrors Show," Wednesday 8:30-9 p.m. CBS. For ages 8 and up.

MORE KIDS' SHOWS

A For Kids' Sake Special, "Luther's Choice" (today 8-9 p.m. KCAL), tells the inspirational true story of an inner-city kid who turned his life around and now serves as a role model for others. For ages 10 and up.

The Woman Who Willed a Miracle (today 10-11 a.m. KNBC) is a special based on the true story of a woman who adopts a severely autistic child. For ages 15 and up.

Nickelodeon's Memorial Day marathon (Monday noon-8 p.m.) features 16 back-to-back episodes of classic Looney Tunes shows. For all ages, with parental discretion.

Roger Mudd hosts Learning in America (Monday-Friday 1-2 p.m. KCET), a rebroadcast series examining the current state of our educational system. Afterward, the rebroadcast Crisis: Urban Education (Monday-Thursday 2-2:30 p.m. KCET) looks at the good, the bad and the ugly among city schools. And the rebroadcast "America's Schools: Who Gives a Damn" (Saturday 10:30-11 p.m. KOCE) includes debates by experts on what should be done. For parents.

Tatum O'Neal, Corey Feldman, David Birney and Drew Barrymore star in the rebroadcast of the CBS Schoolbreak Special "15 and Getting Straight" (Tuesday 3-4 p.m.), which is set in a drug rehabilitation center for teen-agers. For 12- to 17-year-olds.

In Somewhere Tomorrow (Wednesday 8:30-10 a.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Showtime), a young girl learns that life goes on after the death of her father, with a little help from a "ghost." For 9- to 13-year-olds.

A less scary than usual musical version of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale Hansel and Gretel (Wednesday 10-11:30 a.m. the Disney Channel) stars puppets one-third as large as real people. For all ages.

The Best of Braingames (Wednesday 4-4:30 p.m. HBO) features the most bewildering segments from HBO's animated family series and includes the winner of the "Absolutely, Positively, Worst Riddle in America" contest. For all ages.

In a rebroadcast ABC Afterschool Special, "All That Glitters" (Thursday 3-4 p.m.), teen-agers resort to some less-than-honest business practices. For 12- to 17-year-olds.

Environmental activist Michael Mish hosts the rebroadcast A Kid's-Eye View of Ecology (Friday 2-2:30 p.m. KCET), a locally produced documentary that shows kids how to clean up pollution. For ages 6 and up.

A young teen's will and talent make her the youngest champion barrel racer in the world in Rodeo Girl (Saturday 6-6:30 a.m. KNBC). For 6- to 15-year-olds.

The Children's Miracle Network Telethon (Saturday 6 p.m., with Prime 9 News 10-11 p.m., to next Sunday 3 p.m. KCAL) benefits the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. For parents.

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