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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : A 'Young Indiana' goes on adventures with Dad; 'Yabba Dabba' does it on TBS; 'Toad's' Disney ride

June 16, 1996|LEE HARRIS | TIMES STAFF WRITER

The characters from Kenneth Grahame's children's classic "The Wind in the Willows" come to life again (Disney Channel, Sunday at 10 a.m.) in the animated film The Adventures of Toad. Toad's passion for driving gets him into all kinds of trouble, including being imprisoned. Only his friends--Badger, Rat and Mole--can save him. For ages 5 and up.

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Consider The Making of "The Hunchback of Norte Dame" an informative link in the studio hype advancing the summer movie from Disney (Disney Channel, Sunday at 5:30 p.m.). The special provides a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Disney's 34th full-length animated film, a musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic about the lonely, disfigured bell-ringer Quasimodo and his hopeless love for the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. For the family.

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In Young Indiana Jones and Travels With Father (Family Channel, Sunday at 7 p.m.), the Joneses travel the roads of czarist Russia and the ruins of Greece. Corey Carrier stars as the 10-year-old Indy, with Lloyd Owen as the father, Ruth DeSosa as the mother, Michael Gough as Tolstoy and Sean Patrick Flannery as the older Young Indiana. For the family.

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The disaster-prone but endearing Mr. Bean (KOCE, Thursday at 8:30 p.m.) is played by British comic Rowan Atkinson. In this program, Bean misplaces his trousers at the Laundromat and goes off to the Krazy Golf Course where he is not allowed to touch the ball. For ages 10 and up.

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In the animated film I Yabba Dabba Do (TBS, Saturday at 1:05 p.m.) Fred Flintstone's schemes put him deeper into debt as he tries to find ways to pay for his daughter Pebble's wedding to Bam-Bam Rubble. For ages 8 and up.

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