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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : Seeing spots on Disney; Swayze gets a 'Storytime' slot; red-nosed 'Rudolph' sleighs the spirit to CBS

November 24, 1996|LEE HARRIS | TIMES WRITER WRITER

Disney takes viewers behind the scenes with The Making of "101 Dalmatians": The Magic Is Real (Disney Channel, Sunday at 5:30 p.m.), the live-action film that arrives in theaters this week. Cruella De Vil, the society villainess played by Glenn Close, and others involved with the movie are interviewed. For the family.

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Guest reader Patrick Swayze helps Kino and his friend Emilia decide that stories are the perfect Thanksgiving gift on Storytime (KCET, Thursday at 7:30 a.m.). Hector Elizondo stops by Storyplace to read a book also, while singer Joanie Bartels sings a Thanksgiving song. For ages 2 to 5.

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Thanksgiving Day on WB finds Yakko, Wakko and their sister Dot Warner trying to protect their pet turkey from pilgrim hunter Miles Standish in Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs (1 p.m.). On Waynehead (1:30 p.m), Kevin (voiced by "Diff'rent Strokes" star Gary Coleman) saves Damey Wayne from a group of thugs, while formerly homeless pups are transformed into super-powered watchdogs in Road Rovers (2 p.m.). For ages 5 to 10.

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Using his nose as a beacon, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (CBS, Friday at 8 p.m.) saves Christmas by guiding Santa's sleigh through bad weather. For the family.

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On Bone Chillers (ABC, Saturday at 8 a.m), Arnie the janitor's mystical crystal ball starts acting up due to the coming of "Schmedel's Comet." For ages 6 to 12.

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Olympic basketball gold medalist Lisa Leslie stars as herself on an episode of Hang Time (NBC, Saturday at 9 a.m.). The episode emphasizes the importance of staying in school. For ages 10 to 16.

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