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    Does anyone remember this series on PBS in the 80s? Wonder Works would show a different story every week or so...most of them mini-series. The main logo was a hot-air balloon. I think they were based out of Canada.

    I remember one show in particular because it was so weird. I think it was called "Conrad". It was about this old lady who always wanted to have a child and she finds that there is a company that "manufactures" children. She orders a "kid" and he comes in this barrel. She has to pour this "liquid" inside the barrel to "rehydrate" him and he pops out brand new! Later, I think they decide to hold coup against the company to free all these "kids". Weird, huh?

    Does anyone remember WonderWorks or this particular story?
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      • 9 years 1 month ago
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      I sure do. I remember they made "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", "Prince Caspian and the voyage of the Dawn Treader" (they combined both books), and "The Silver Chair" from the Chronicles of Narnia series, and I always wished that they finished it.

      By the way, Wonder Works was part of the BBC.
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        • 9 years 1 month ago
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        Strykor wrote:
        I sure do. I remember they made "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", "Prince Caspian and the voyage of the Dawn Treader" (they combined both books), and "The Silver Chair" from the Chronicles of Narnia series, and I always wished that they finished it.

        By the way, Wonder Works was part of the BBC.


        I vaguely remember the "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" on Wonderworks! I also remember (even more vaguely) a bunch of kids that were minaturized and flew through a house in a shoe box or something. Is that part of the Chronicles?
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          • 9 years 1 month ago
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          Tanookie78 wrote:
          Strykor wrote:
          I sure do. I remember they made "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", "Prince Caspian and the voyage of the Dawn Treader" (they combined both books), and "The Silver Chair" from the Chronicles of Narnia series, and I always wished that they finished it.

          By the way, Wonder Works was part of the BBC.


          I vaguely remember the "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" on Wonderworks! I also remember (even more vaguely) a bunch of kids that were minaturized and flew through a house in a shoe box or something. Is that part of the Chronicles?


          i dont think so...



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            • 9 years 1 month ago
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            I remember one about a little dog and a clown that finds it. And one about some boy who was obessed with frogs.
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              • 8 years 6 months ago
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              Aren't they the ones who made a bunck of Remona Quimby episodes based on the popular childerns book?
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                • 8 years 6 months ago
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                No, Ramona was it's own show on PBS in the 90's. Wonder Works was off the air by '89.
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                  • 8 years 6 months ago
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                  Dude, why isn't the Wonder Works intro here on Retro Junk? It was by far the most impressive intro to a show in the 80's. I've done google searches before and I can't even seem to find a pic of the Wonder Works logo. Almost as much of a dead end as my search for pics and vids from The Magic Place. It just turns out 80's kid shows from PBS sometimes just don't get the same respect as kid shows from the 80's that aired on major networks.
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                    • 8 years 6 months ago
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                    I know what you mean...I've looked everywhere for old shows, logos, something and couldn't find a thing! It's like it never existed...and a lot of people don't remember the show.

                    I remember the intro...there was a red hot air balloon flying. The music was kinda distinctive too...
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                      • 8 years 6 months ago
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                      Tanookie78 wrote:
                      I know what you mean...I've looked everywhere for old shows, logos, something and couldn't find a thing! It's like it never existed...and a lot of people don't remember the show.

                      I remember the intro...there was a red hot air balloon flying. The music was kinda distinctive too...


                      I know the music and theme by heart to Wonder Works. For me it isn't that hard to forget even though I haven't heard the music in fifteen years or so. Unfortunately I've forgotten the bulk of The Magic Place but there still is this certain musical tone that rings in my head whenever I think about it. If only the intros to both of these shows could get posted somewhere. I know someone somewhere has the intros to Wonder Works and The Magic Place on VHS and don't want to post them online for some damn reason.
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                        • 7 years 8 months ago
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                        The Wonderworks balloon with that plane attached to it is weird isn't it?
                        But I like the National Endowment for the Arts logo (The one that looks like a eagle or a bird or a butterfly) that comes before the PBS ID (PBS 1971 ID, PBS 1984 ID, PBS 1989 ID, Alternative PBS ID, 1993 PBS ID, 1993 PBS kids ID with P-pet barking.)
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