Scholastic, Inc. issues four
new Davey and Goliath story and activity books. LIFE Magazine
includes a feature story of Davey and Goliath in their Good Friday
issue. A restored version of the classic The Davey and Goliath
special "Happy Easter" 1967 special is shown on Easter Sunday on Hallmark
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updates on Davey and Goliath for 2005.
Davey and Goliath's Camp Creation
Vacation Bible School curriculum is a best-seller for Augsburg
Fortress, Publishers. The founders of Davey and Goliath are
honored with the Luther Institute's
Wittenberg Award. Davey and
Goliath's Snowboard Christmas, the first new Davey and
Goliath production in nearly 30 years, is broadcast on Hallmark
A number of
and Goliath products are licensed: Plush and bendable toys,
bobble heads, keychains, tee shirts, ties, magnets, buttons,
stickers, lanyards, lunchboxes and more. A new one-hour Davey and
Goliath documentary, "Oh Davey! History of the 'Davey
and Goliath' Television Program," is produced by the
ELCA for broadcast on ABC television local affiliates. A new group, "Friends
of Davey and Goliath," is started to help raise funds
for this project.
Millions of children have grown up with Davey
and Goliath. The program has been translated into seven
languages, and the show has been broadcast on every continent except
Davey and Goliath are referenced
in pop culture venues such as Dead Man Walking, The Simpsons,
Friends, Beavis and Butthead, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, and Mad
The LCA joins with the
American Lutheran Church and the Association of Evangelical Lutheran
Churches, to form the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
The ELCA now holds all rights to Davey and Goliath.
Source International secures marketing rights for existing Davey
and Goliath episodes.
The final Davey and Goliath
special, “To the Rescue,” airs.
A fifth special, “School...Who Needs
It?” is created.
The LCA funds another run of 35
episodes. Davey’s friends now include Jonathan Reed and Cisco, an
African-American boy and a Hispanic boy. These 35 episodes have
lessons of integration and racial tolerance, charity and community,
as well as the spiritual theme of the original series.
The LCA funds three more Davey and Goliath specials: “New
Year Promise,” “Happy Easter,” and “Halloween Who-Dun-It.”
The first Davey and Goliath special, a 30-minute Christmas
special entitled “Christmas Lost and Found” airs.
The ULCA merges with other Lutheran churches to form the
Lutheran Church in America (LCA), which then takes over funding of
the show. By year’s end, the first series of 30 episodes is
Episodes of Davey and Goliath are given, free of charge, to
nearly 200 television markets in North America. Translated into
Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, and Cantonese, the show also appears
The first 15-minute long Davey and
Goliath episode, “Lost in a Cave,” airs.
The ULCA contracts with Clokey Productions, Inc., headed by Gumby®
creators Art and Ruth Clokey, to create a new children’s show, Davey
and Goliath. Scripts were written by children’s book author
Nancy Moore in consultation with the church.
Franklin Clark Fry, president
of the United Lutheran Church in America (ULCA), puts aside $1
million to fund production of a future television program.