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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : 'Swiss Family Robinson' visits TBS; Disney is 'Homeward Bound'; ABC has 'America's Funniest'

July 21, 1996|LEE HARRIS | TIMES STAFF WRITER

In the 1993 Disney movie, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (Disney Channel, Sunday at 7 p.m.) a cat and two dogs make a challenging trek over mountainous terrain to be reunited with their youthful masters. The three share their thoughts with the audience while facing ferocious beasts and the harshness of nature. Sally Field, Michael J. Fox and Don Ameche supply the voices. For the family.

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A highlight of ABC's America's Funniest Home Videos (Sunday at 7:30 p.m.) is two toddlers shaking, rattling and rolling atop a washing machine during the spin-cycle. In other segments, a 10-year-old gets his head stuck in the door to his pet's house while trying to "kiss the kitten," and two young girls get an unusual Christmas gift: Their dad wrapped in holiday paper. For the family.

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TBS presents the 1960 film version of Swiss Family Robinson (Monday at 10:05 a.m.) A family headed by John Mills and Dorothy McGuire is shipwrecked on a remote island and must learn to survive. For the family.

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In Bigfoot (Disney Channel, Monday at 1 p.m.), Colleen Dewhurst plays a scientist who tries to save a pair of the legendary 8-foot-tall Sasquatches. For ages 7 and up.

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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (TBS, Tuesday at 10:05 a.m.) This 1978 film features Tony Curtis as a small-time hustler who cons the Bears into traveling to Japan for his own profit. For 8 and up.

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood dishes out lessons on "helping" this week (weekdays, 8:30 a.m. on KCET). On Wednesday, Mr. Rogers visits a popular restaurant in New York City. For ages 3 to 6.

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The Care Bears Movie (Disney Channel, Tuesday at 7 p.m.) finds the bears and their cousins in a quest to conquer the evil spirit that destroys love and caring in the world. For ages 2 to 8.

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