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SHOWS FOR YOUNGSTERS AND THEIR PARENTS TOO : Disney World Easter Parade on ABC; WB has a 'Smart Guy'; Animal's 'Zoo Venture'

March 30, 1997|LEE HARRIS | TIMES WRITER WRITER

"Boy Meets World" co-stars Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel host the 13th Annual Walt Disney World Happy Easter Parade (ABC, Sunday at 12:30 p.m.) from Orlando, Fla. The parade pays tribute to baseball, basketball and football. There also are sneak previews of Walt Disney World's new Wide World of Sports complex, scheduled to open in May, and of Test Track, which takes guests on a simulated high-speed test drive through all types of weather conditions. For the family.

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"Showtime Original Pictures for Kids" presents Ronnie and Julie (Showtime, Sunday at 8 p.m.), a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet." Ronnie Monroe (Joshua Jackson), a popular high school hockey star, and Julie Cappell (Margot Finley), a figure skater, fall in love. But Ronnie's mother (Teri Garr) and Julie's father (Tom Butler) are bitter political rivals and seek an end to the romance. For the family.

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Smart Guy, which premieres this week (WB, Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.), follows the home and school life of T.J. Henderson (Tahj Mowry), an intellectually gifted 10-year-old boy. For ages 6 to 14.

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Children are asked to compete as "junior" zookeepers in the premiere of Zoo Venture (Animal Plant, Monday at 12:30 p.m.). The show was taped at the San Diego Zoo. The zoo's animals and zookeepers will make appearances during the show. It will air weekdays at 1 p.m and 4 p.m., and on Saturdays at 9 a.m. For ages 10 to 14.

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