Davey and Goliath: The Series

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Fantastic series full of gems in each episode.  We highly recommend this series.

Film Synopsis:

Between 1960 and 1975 , Davey and Goliath existed as stop-motion, three-dimensional animated television characters starring in a show viewed by millions of children worldwide.  Now, we welcome these quirky, wholesome characters back into our lives!

Relive your childhood memories.  Produced by “Gumby” creators Art Clokey and Ruth Clokey Goodell, Davey and Goliath provide a welcome alternative to other children’s programming. The series, newly refurbished and restored for DVD, features moral themes, which today can be seen as timeless.

*Not in any order*

Lost in a Cave: Davey remembers being separated from his family while they toured a cave. But like Jesus going after a lost sheep, the family’s tour guide rescued Davey.

Stranded on an Island: When the tide turns, Davey, Sally, and Goliath® are stranded on an island.

The Wild Goat: Davey and Goliath rescue a wild goat that was trapped under a heavy tree branch.

The Winner: Jealous and envious of his friend Mike, Davey enters a soap box derby.

The New Skates: Disobeying his mother, Davey skates on thin ice and falls through. Thankfully, Goliath is there to rescue him.

Cousin Barney: Davey is amazed that his father continues to show affection to Barney, Davey’s annoying young cousin who has come for a visit.

The Kite: Davey, Jimmy, and Teddy try to fly a kite, but too many hands on the kite string result in disaster.

The Mechanical Man: Davey is fascinated by a new remote controlled robot toy until he realizes it cannot love.

The Time Machine: Taking imaginary trips in a time machine, Davey, Sally, and Goliath see that God’s love transcends time.

On the Line: Davey makes a string telephone and talks to his unseen parents to show his friends how it’s possible to talk to God when God is invisible.

The Polka Dot Tie: Davey and friends reject Nat because he wears a funny tie, but they soon realize God rejects no one.

All Alone: During a family outing, Davey hops a ride on a train and is trapped inside all by himself, but he is comforted remembering that “God is everywhere.”

Pilgrim Boy: Davey learns about pilgrims via a flashback.

The Silver Mine: Ignoring “Danger” signs, Davey finds himself trapped in an abandoned mine, and he must rely on Sally and Goliath for help.

Ten Little Indians: Davey fears parental rejection when he doesn’t make the track team. (No longer distributed.)

Boy Lost: While visiting a carnival, Davey gets separated from his father. Though he’s frightened, Davey is sure his father will find him.

A Sudden Storm: During a family vacation, the Hansens get caught in a storm and the lights go out.

The Bell Ringer: Davey helps Mr. Opp, a bell ringer at Davey’s church, by winding clocks while Mr. Opp is out of town.

Not For Sale: After he loses one of his father’s skis, Davey learns he can’t buy forgiveness.

The Shoemaker: At first suspicious of an immigrant shoemaker, Davey learns compassion for the man and his sick wife.

The Runaway: Davey runs off to the circus, but the daily chores of the circus send him back home where he belongs.

Officer Bob: Davey breaks his bike when he disobeys Officer Bob’s warning about not riding on the handlebars.

The Parade: Joining in a parade, Davey and Goliath hope to win the prize-a pony. Goliath stars as a fierce lion.

The Dog Show: Davey enters Goliath in a doggie talent show, but when Davey falls ill, Goliath is unable to complete his roller skating act.

Down on the Farm: Davey tries his hand at gardening, but is neglectful of his chores. Davey learns that God sends sun and rain, but it’s up to him to do the rest.

The Waterfall: Davey attempts to rescues Goliath after he falls in a river. Together they go over a waterfall, and Davey must help an injured Goliath.

Happy Landing: Davey compares his neighbor Hank to God after watching him do his job as an air traffic controller, but Hank quickly sets Davey straight.

Editor-In-Chief: As editor-in-chief of his own small newspaper, Davey lands a big scoop, but he turns it over to the real newspaper’s editor-in-chief.

Man of the House: When John & Elaine Hansen leave the house for the day, Davey and Sally get permission to stay by themselves. Davey soon learns rights and responsibility go hand in hand.

Bully Up A Tree: Davey and Goliath get into a fight with a bully and his dog, but later seeing the boy in trouble, Davey forgives him.

Big Apple: Davey learns to share with fatherless farm boy, Bill.

The Bridge: Using his ingenuity, Davey rescues Sally after a foot bridge they were walking on breaks.

The Gang: Davey gets thrown out of the Jickets club because of a disagreement with other club members. (No longer distributed.)

The Lemonade Stand: When Mr. Hansen fixes Sally’s doll carriage instead of helping Davey build a lemonade stand, a jealous Davey soon learns his father loves his children equally.

Hocus Pocus: Davey and Teddy, helping Lorenzo the magician with his magic act, learn that magicians only do tricks, but God’s miracles are real.

Good Neighbor: While his friends get “Good Neighbor” balloons, Davey proves himself a real Good Neighbor by helping Mary, a little lost girl, find her way home.

A Dillar, A Dollar: Davey and Teddy are sent to Principal Denny’s office for tardiness, but to their surprise Principal Denny is understanding, not harsh.

Rags and Buttons: Sally is crowned queen at a festival, but she loses her favorite rag doll in the process. Davey helps his sister by finding the doll for her.

Jeep in the Deep: During a ferry ride, the Hansen family’s jeep falls overboard. Davey and his father go scuba diving to see where it landed.

The Stopped Clock: Feeling rejected, Davey imagines a world without other people, including Goliath. He quickly decides this world is not for him!

Who Me?: After being slothful and lazy, Davey gets a dose of his own medicine. He quickly learns that helping others around the house is a way of showing love.

If At First You Don’t Succeed: Davey decides to be a champion bowler and Sally a concert pianist; however, they quickly learn that it takes effort to achieve lofty goals.

Finders Keepers: Davey finds a ten dollar bill and buys a collar for Goliath, but the collar is tainted when it’s purchased with money that doesn’t belong to them.

Kookaburra: Davey experiences bad repercussions after cheating on a test. He eventually confesses to his father, his teacher, and to God.

The Caretakers: Thoughtlessly Davey pours paint down a well. When he sees how others suffer because of his misdeed, he realizes we’re all responsible for taking care of God’s world.

The Hard Way: Davey ignores “Do Not Touch” signs in a museum. Instead, he swings from a dinosaur skeleton’s neck and cracks a bone.

Rickety-Rackety: Davey’s friend Larry is afraid he won’t be on a gym team. To ease his frustration, Larry wants to break school furniture, but Davey stops him.

Help!: Davey’s friend Jonathan is rescued by Officer Dan. Both boys learn appreciation for their police officer friend.

Boy in Trouble: Davey and Jonathan help Tommy, a poor boy in their neighborhood, by collecting soda bottles for money.

The Greatest: Davey has trouble with Nicky, a new boy who continually boasts about his father. But Davey feels compassion when he learns Nicky doesn’t have a father.

Blind Man’s Bluff: Jonathan’s cousin Scottie, who doesn’t like white boys, teaches Davey about racism.

Who’s George?: Davey and Goliath learn about the saying “Let George do it” when they visit Jonathan.

Six-Seven-Six-Three: Davey learns responsible pet ownership after Goliath is dog-napped.

The Zillion Dollar Combo: When Davey, Jonathan, and Mickey form a band, the boys must choose between a paying gig and performing for free at a children’s hospital.

Upside Down and Backwards: When Davey and Goliath are home alone and the electricity fails during a severe storm, Davey panics. Later he imagines what he should have done.

Louder Please: A deaf neighbor teaches Davey to appreciate all the sounds in the world around him.

Ready or Not: Davey, Goliath, and Jonathan help clean up a park that has fallen into disrepair since Jonathan’s last visit.

Kum Ba Yah: Davey and friends form a bell choir, but Davey gets angry with Cisco™ and refuses to perform until Davey remembers he has a responsibility to his group of friends.

What’s His Name: Davey learns the real meaning of forgiveness when he is falsely accused of wrongdoing.

Pieces of Eight: Fascinated by pirates and buried treasure, Davey buries a tin box containing the Jickets club treasury. When a hard rain washes away the box, Davey replaces the money.

Chicken: Trying to prove he isn’t chicken, Davey attempts a dangerous leap and winds up in the hospital. He learns it’s better to be called “chicken” than to do something foolish.

The Doghouse Dream House: After a rough start, Davey builds a doghouse for Goliath, whose original dog house was destroyed by a storm.

The Good Back Luck: Davey, Jonathan, and Goliath become lost on a school trip. Goliath, who is suffering from a cold, is unable to use his nose to lead them back to safety.

The Watchdogs: Davey witnesses a robbery, but doesn’t want to get involved until Officer Dan and Mr. Hansen succeed in teaching Davey the real meaning of the Golden Rule. (No longer distributed.)

Come, Come to the Fair: Davey’s Sunday School class hosts a folk fair where the children learn about the ways different cultures celebrate and remember Jesus.

Christmas Lost and Found (1965): Davey learns the real meaning of Christmas when he gives his part as a Wise Man to another boy.

New Year Promise (1967): Sally and Davey have a New Year’s fight, and Sally runs away from home thinking Davey doesn’t love her.

Happy Easter (1967): Davey copes with the sudden death of his beloved Grandmother Hansen and learns why Easter is such an important celebration.

Halloween Who-Dun-It (1967): Davey, Goliath, and Sally go on a Halloween adventure where mistaken identities cause hurt feelings.

School…Who Needs It? (1971): Davey and the Jickets rebel against going to school, but an understanding teacher shows them the value of school.

The Family of God (1972):  Davey helps his friend Cisco understand what communion is by explaining that we all are invited to be part of God’s family through the Lord’s Supper. (Note: this special is only 15 minutes long.)

To the Rescue (1975): At Roaring River Camp, Davey, Goliath, and friends rescue the victims of a plane crash.

Buy the 12 DVD Set

Volumes 1-6

Volumes 7-12

Davey and Goliath Volume 1 (Stream)

In Volume 1, Davey narrowly escapes a creepy cave and realizes that God cares for all His children. Plus, Davey learns to listen to his mom after he ignores her advice and falls through thin ice, and he enters a soap box derby just so he can be like his friend Mike. “Lost in a Cave,” “Stranded on an Island,” “The Wild Goat,” “The Winner,” “The New Skates,” and “Cousin Barney.”
Davey and Goliath Volume 2 (Stream)

In this delightful set, Davey learns that God is everywhere (“All Alone”), God’s love transcends time (“The Time Machine”), and it’s possible to talk to God even though He is invisible (“On the Line”).  Volume 2 also includes the previously missing episode titled “The Polka Dot Tie,” in which Davey and his friends reject a young boy because he’s different. However, they soon realize that God loves everyone.
Davey and Goliath Volume 3 (Buy/Rent/Stream)

In “Boy Lost,” Davey lags behind and is separated from his dad at a carnival. Though he’s frightened, Davey is sure his father will find him. Davey also helps out the bell ringer at church by winding the clocks while he is out of town. This volume also includes “The Silver Mine” and “A Sudden Storm,” two of creator Art Clokey’s favorite episodes.
Davey and Goliath Volume 4 (Stream)

In “Not for Sale,” Davey does a bunch of chores to buy his dad’s forgiveness after losing a ski. Then, “The Runaway” tells its own version of the parable of the prodigal son. Tired of mowing the lawn, Davey runs away to the circus only to find that it’s not like his dreams. Ordered to even more work, Davey resolves to return home, but he is afraid of his father’s response. This compilation of enhanced episodes also includes “The Shoemaker,” “Officer Bob,” “The Parade,” and “The Dog Show.”
Davey and Goliath Volume 5

Includes the previously lost episode “Down on the Farm,” where Davey must decide between playing with his new friend Tom and tending to the vegetables in his garden. Also, in “Man of the House,” Davey learns about responsibility when his parents leave him alone for the day to babysit his younger sister Sally. Other episodes in this volume are “The Waterfall,” “Happy Landing,” “Editor-In-Chief,” and “Bully up a Tree.”
Davey and Goliath Volume 6

In Volume 6 of the Davey and Goliath DVD series, Davey learns that his father loves his children equally (“The Lemonade Stand”) and God’s miracles are real (“Hocus Pocus”). In addition, the episode “Big Apple” models the importance of sharing, and “Good Neighbor” teaches children about the parable of the good Samaritan. Then, in “The Bridge,” God helps Davey think of a plan to get his sister Sally to safety after the rope bridge they were jumping on breaks. This collection also includes the previously lost episode “The Jickets.”
Davey and Goliath Volume 7

Experience the heartwarming stories of Davey and Goliath like never before in this enhanced collection of five 15-minute episodes: “A Dillar, A Dollar,” “Rags and Buttons” and “Who Me?” In addition, the Hansen family’s jeep falls overboard during a ferry ride, and Davey and his father go scuba diving to find the “Jeep in the Deep.” Next, in “The Stopped Clock,” a rejected Davey imagines a world without others, including Goliath, but he quickly decides that world is not for him.

Volume 7 also includes the 30-minute special “To the Rescue,” which first aired in 1975 and marked the end of the show’s original production run. On summer vacation at Roaring River Camp, Davey, Goliath, and friends lead an emergency rescue of a man and his daughter from a plane crash.
Davey and Goliath Volume 8 (Buy/Rent)

In “If at First You Don’t Succeed,” Davey and Sally realize their lofty goals of becoming a champion bowler and concert pianist require effort. Then, Davey discovers the consequences of dishonesty when he cheats on a test in “Kookaburra” and buys a collar for Goliath with money that doesn’t belong to him in “Finders Keepers.” Davey also learns to respect God’s world (“The Caretaker”) and the property of others (“The Hard Way”).

In addition, Volume 8 includes the 1967 spooky special titled “Halloween Who-Dun-It.” After winning a prize for his “Man from Mars” suit, Davey goes out in costume with Sally and Goliath to create some Halloween mischief. Thinking no one can tell who they are, they end up hurting the feelings of others and realize too late that their masks can’t hide their actions from God.
Davey and Goliath Volume 9

Rediscover the true meaning of Christmas with Davey in this enhanced DVD that features the 1965 holiday special “Christmas Lost and Found.” Only after Davey gives his role as a wise man in the school’s Christmas pageant to another boy does he truly understand that the real meaning of Christmas is about giving, just as God demonstrated by giving us His Son.

Volume 9 contains five additional episodes. In “Blind Man’s Bluff,” Davey learns to look at the hearts of others rather than their skin color, and in “The Greatest,” he shows compassion when he finds out that Nicky, the troublesome boy who continually boasts about his father, doesn’t have a dad. This 50th anniversary DVD release also includes “Rickety-Rackety,” “Boy in Trouble,” and the previously lost episode “Help,” in which Davey and Jonathan learn to appreciate the law after they are rescued by Officer Dan.
Davey and Goliath Volume 10 (Buy/Rent)

Who’s George?: Davey and Goliath learn about the saying “Let George do it” when they visit Jonathan. Six-Seven-Six-three: Davey learns responsible pet ownership after Goliath is dognapped. The Zillion Dollar Combo: When Davey, Jonathan, and Mickey form a band, the boys must choose between a paying gig and performing for free at a children’s hospital. Upside Down and Backwards: When Davey and Goliath are home alone and the electricity fails during a severe storm, Davey panics.  Later, he imagines what he should have done. LOST EPISODE: Louder Please: A deaf neighbor teaches Davey to appreciate all the sounds in the world around him. NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL: New Year Promise: Sally and Davey have a New Year’s fight, and Sally runs away from home thinking Davey doesn’t love her.
Davey and Goliath Volume 11 (Buy/Rent)

Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with the 1967 holiday special “Happy Easter.”  In this 30-minute episode, Davey is saddened by the death of his grandmother shortly after spending a fun day with her.  However, when he watches a rehearsal of a passion play, he remembers that she taught him how Jesus still lives in our hearts and Easter is a time for celebration.

Volume 11 of this 50th anniversary series also contains the previously lost episode “What’s His Name, ” in which Davey learns the meaning of forgiveness when he is falsely accused of wrongdoing, and “Chicken,” in which Davey breaks his leg and learns that it’s better to be called a chicken than to act foolishly.  Then, in “Kum Ba Yah,” Davey decides that a rift with another bell choir member shouldn’t get in the way of his responsibility to his friends.  Other episodes in this enhanced DVD include “Ready or Not” and “Pieces of Eight.”
Davey and Goliath Volume 12

The Doghose Dream House: After a rough start, Davey builds a doghouse for Goliath, whose original doghouse was destroyed by a storm. The Good Back Luck: Davey, Jonathan, and Goliath become lost on a school trip. Goliath, who is suffering from a cold, is unable to use his nose to lead them back to safety. The Watchdogs: Davey witnesses a robbery, but doesn’t want to get involved until Officer Dan and Mr. Hansen succeed in teaching Davey the real meaning of the Golden Rule. Come, Come to the Fair: Davey’s Sunday School class hosts a fold fair where the children learn about different ways cultures celebrate and remember Jesus. School…Who Needs It?: Davey and the Jickets rebel against going to school, but an understanding teacher shows them the value of school.

Davey and Goliath’s Snowboard Christmas (Buy/Rent/Stream)

Since he’s taken up snowboarding, Davey loves riding the half-pipe. But when he’s blindsided by trouble, his faithful canine companion Goliath helps him see that freestyling on the slope—or in life—may not be all it’s cracked up to be. An animated holiday treat with important lessons about respecting others! 45min.

Davey and Goliath’s Holiday Spectacular

“Davey and Goliath’s Holiday Spectacular” is a special 3-disc gift set of “Davey and Goliath Volume 2: Learning About Caring For Others”, “Davey and Goliath Volume 3: Learning About Forgiveness”, and “Davey and Goliath Volume 4: Helping Each Other”. (Each volume is also sold separately). All together, these discs contain 18 classic Davey and Goliath episodes and the classic holiday specials: “Halloween Who-Dun-It”? · “Christmas Lost and Found” and · “New Year Promise” 360min.

Davey and Goliath: The Lost Episodes

Davey and Goliath: The Lost Episodes is a delightful collection of 10 newly restored and enhanced classic Davey and Goliath episodes that were pulled from the TV airwaves. Fans of Davey and Goliath can now be treated to rare episodes that have been locked up in vaults for over 30 years! Produced in the magic world of Stop Motion animation by Gumby creator Art Clokey, Davey and Goliath provide a welcome alternative in children s programming featuring moral themes that are timeless. 150min.

“This DVD features episodes that have been out of distribution for many years. Starlight Video has announced the episodes as “Ten Little Indians” (removed from distribution for the racist inference of “Indians”), “The Gang” (removed for violence), “The Watchdogs” (removed for violence), and “Down on the Farm” (removed- believe it or not- for nudity! In one scene, Davey goes skinny dipping! Shocking). These episodes were pulled from the TV airwaves many years ago and have been locked up in the vaults all this time! All true hard core fans are looking forward to this release. ”  by trifle

 

 

(Wikipedia)

1960-62 – Series One

  1. Lost In A Cave
  2. The Wild Goat
  3. Stranded On An Island
  4. The Winner
  5. Cousin Barney (No longer airing on television)
  6. The New Skates
  7. On The Line (Did Not Air On Television from 1990-2005)
  8. Polka Dot Tie (No Longer Airing on Television)
  9. The Kite
  10. The Mechanical Man
  11. The Pilgrim Boy (No Longer Airing On Television)
  12. All Alone
  13. The Time Machine

1963 – Series Two

  1. The Sliver Mine
  2. The Waterfall
  3. Down On The Farm (No Longer Airing on Television)
  4. The Bell Ringer
  5. The Parade
  6. Officer Bob
  7. The Shoemaker
  8. Ten Little Indians aka Tin Pin Alley (No Longer Airing On Television)
  9. Not For Sale
  10. The Dog Show
  11. Boy Lost
  12. The Runaway
  13. The Sudden Storm

1964 – Series Three

  1. Man Of The House (Did Not Air On Television 1990-2005)
  2. Happy Landing
  3. Bully Up A Tree
  4. The Big Apple
  5. The Bridge
  6. The Lemonaide Stand
  7. Rags and Buttons
  8. A Diller a Dollar
  9. Hocus Pocus
  10. Editor In Chief
  11. Jeep In The Deep
  12. The Gang aka The Jickets
  13. Good Neighbor

1965

  1. Christmas Lost and Found (Half Hour Special)

1967

  1. Happy Easter (Half Hour Special)

1968

  1. The New Years Promise (Half Hour Special)

1969

  1. Halloween: Who Dun It (Half Hour Special)

1970 – Series Four

  1. The Stopped Clock
  2. Who Me
  3. If At First You Don’t Succeed
  4. Kukaburrah
  5. The Caretakers
  6. Finders Keepers
  7. The Hard Way
  8. Who’s George
  9. 6763
  10. The Greatest
  11. Kum Ba Yah
  12. Boy In Trouble
  13. Rickety Rackety

1971

  1. School: Who Needs It? (Half Hour Special)

1972 – Series Five

  1. Help (No Longer Airing On Television)
  2. Boy In Trouble
  3. Doghouse Dreamhouse
  4. Upside Down and Backwards
  5. Good Bad Luck
  6. The Watchdogs (No Longer Airing On Television)
  7. Louder Please
  8. Zillion Dollar Combo
  9. Pieces Of Eight
  10. Chicken
  11. Come Come To The Fair
  12. Ready or Not
  13. What’s His Name (No Longer Airing on television)

1975

  1. To The Rescue (Half Hour Special)

2004

  1. Snowboard Christmas (Hour Special)

Creators R. Marshall Stross and Art Clokey reminiscing with old pals at The Washington Club, Washington, D.C.

Creators R. Marshall Stross and Art Clokey reminiscing with old pals at The Washington Club, Washington, D.C.

ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER ACTOR ~~~~~~~~~~ CHARACTER
  • Hal Smith … Goliath (1961-1975)
  • Dick Beals … David ‘Davey’ Hansen (1961-1964)
  • Nancy Wible … Sally Hansen (1963-1968)
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