Animals Come to Life: A Selection of Iconic Animals from the Paley Archive

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 – Sunday, March 26, 2023

Animals with human characteristics have always had a special place in family entertainment. Children of all ages have always enjoyed watching iconic animals interact with humans and other kids on television. Here is a selection of charming animals from the Paley Archive that continue to entertain adults and children alike.

Screenings from the Paley Archive are included with General Admission to The Paley Museum. All FREE for Paley Members, become a Paley Member now for this and many other benefits.

On Saturday, March 25, there will be no screenings in the Goodson Theater. You can access these programs in the Paley Library.


Screenings in the Goodson Theater

12:30 pm, 3:28pm

Scooby-Doo, Where are You!: “Jeepers, It’s the Creeper” 

Scooby-Doo, a cowardly great dane, and four teenage sleuths were the stars of this popular animated series. In this episode, the teens head to a school dance and hayride at a nearby farm, only to find an injured bank guard lying in the road beside his ransacked car. (1970)

12:51 pm, 3:49 pm

Snoopy: The Musical

This special featuring memorable musical scenes stars the Peanuts gang, led by that legendary dog Snoopy. Each vignette spotlights a song that specifically involves members of the Peanuts crew—Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Woodstock and, of course, Snoopy. (1988)

1:40 pm, 4:38 pm

Blue’s Clues: “Words”

Host Steve Burns and his spotted dog Blue have fun with old and new words in this popular live action/animated series. (2000)



2:05 pm, 5:03 pm

The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years 

This special celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of Jim Henson's Muppets, who hold a formal banquet to present a retrospective of their television and film appearances. The festivities are hosted by Fozzie Bear and featuring guest of honor Kermit the Frog, with appearances by Bert and Ernie, the Cookie Monster, the Count, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, the Swedish Chef, the Great Gonzo, Rowlf the Dog, and Miss Piggy. (1986)

2:53 pm

Dora the Explorer: “La Maestra de Música” 

This long-running series focused on the adventures of young Dora Marquez and her special monkey companion Boots. In this episode, Boots’s music teacher has a broken bicycle. Can Dora and Boots get la maestra de música to school on time? (2010)

3:17 pm

My Little Pony: Pony Life: “The Best of the Worst” 

Pony Life is a spin-off of Hasbro’s successful My Little Pony franchise. Watch this most unique race between Rainbow Dash and the pony Dishwater Slog. (2020)

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