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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : 'Popeye' visits TBS; the Fourth comes alive on Disney; A new friend for WB's 'The Parent 'Hood'

June 30, 1996|LEE HARRIS | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston and Paul Dooley star in Popeye (TBS, Sunday at 9:50 a.m.), a 1980 musical about the famous sailor from the comic strip. Directed by Robert Altman and featuring songs by Harry Nilsson, the film has Popeye going to the village of Sweethaven in search of his father. For ages 5 and up.

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Following the live-action version, TBS presents A Popeye Special (12:20 p.m. Sunday), a mini-marathon of Popeye cartoons. For the family.

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The Disney Channel offers A Far Off Place at (Sunday at 7 p.m.), about a game warden's daughter, a city boy and a native Bushman making their way across the African desert to escape murderous poachers. For ages 10 and up.

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In "The Paw That Rocks the Cradle" on The Parent 'Hood (WB, Sunday at 7:30 p.m.), Nicholas has everybody worried because he is constantly talking to an invisible friend. Robert agrees to let him keep a stray dog, hoping it will replace his imaginary friend. Singer Nancy Wilson guest stars as a school psychologist. For ages 10 and up.

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The Disney Channel celebrates Independence Day on Thursday in a variety of ways:

A rabbit fights for justice and saves the world from evil in The Adventures of the American Rabbit at 1 p.m. The super-bunny is a superhero on roller skates. For ages 5 and up.

All About The Statue of Liberty at 2:20 p.m. is a collection of live action, animation and still photography featuring children's opinions about Lady Liberty. For ages 5 and up.

America's folk heroes are saluted in Festival of Folk Heroes at 2:30 p.m. For the family.

The Statue of Liberty comes alive for a 10-year-old boy bored with school in My Friend Liberty, at 5 p.m. Johnny goes on a dream adventure when the Statue of Liberty comes to life and leads him on a historical tour of New York. For the family.

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