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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : The Easter bunny visits Disney; Peter Rabbit hops to HBO; Jirimpimbira tale is served up by ABC

March 09, 1997|LEE HARRIS | TIMES WRITER WRITER

Kidville, a town inhabited only by children, is very sad. But that won't last long because The Easter Bunny Is Coming to Town (Disney Channel, Monday at 7 p.m.). For ages 2 to 5.

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HBO Storybook Musicals: The Tale of Peter Rabbit (HBO, Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.) tells the story of the mischievous little hare who lives with his mother and three siblings--Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail--in the sand bank under the root of a fir tree. For ages 2 to 7.

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The Power Rangers exhibit their athletic skills in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (Cinemax, Tuesday at 10:45 a.m.). The rangers take on an evil alien that is wreaking havoc on a small town. For ages 6 to 13.

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Jirimpimbira: An African Folktale (ABC, Saturday at 11:30 a.m.) is an animated adaptation of Kathleen Arnott's book, "Tales of Temba." Temba, a poor but noble boy, through his kindness and generosity saves his village from starvation. For ages 7 to 10.

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An all-new Lassie series, launched March 2 on Animal Planet, reunited television viewers with the legendary collie. Subsequently, new episodes appear on Saturdays with two half-hour segments (Animal Planet, 8 and 8:30 p.m.). This week's first episode finds Lassie searching for someone to heal Shadow, a thoroughbred horse. In the second, Lassie and Timmy try to rescue a biker who is stranded on a cliff. For the family.

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