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Wolper Productions

Works: 422 works in 838 publications in 2 languages and 15,873 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television mini-series  Musical films  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Children's films  Television adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Production personnel, prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Wolper Productions
Most widely held works by Wolper Productions
Roots by Jawanza Kunjufu( Visual )

38 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl( Visual )

18 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer
North and South by John Jakes( Visual )

46 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This saga follows two families - the Hazards, from the North, and the Mains, from the South - through their changing fortunes at home and the harsh realities of the battlefields. When the South surrenders at the end of the Civil War, the families are reunited once again in friendship. In the final installment, the two families continue through Post-Civil War Reconstruction into pioneer Indian territories
I will fight no more forever( Visual )

29 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Nez Percé War of 1877, during which Chief Joseph & the Nez Percé Indians fought General Oliver Otis Howard & the U.S. Army for 108 consecutive days before finally surrendering on Oct. 8, 1877
Incredible human machine( Visual )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a variety of different photographic techniques, the program takes the viewer on a tour of the human body
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Hopkins give a no-holds-barred performance as the legendary artist Pablo Picasso. The world knew his passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Claude and Paloma
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
Search for the great apes by Christine Z Wiser( Visual )

14 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines efforts of Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas-Brindamour to discover new facts about the life and behavior of gorillas and orangutans
The Bridge at Remagen by John Guillermin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of an astute American general and a high-ranking German officer, torn by the conflicting demands of his country and fellow countrymen, during the last days of World War II
Mystery gorillas Search for the great apes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery gorillas: Join primatologist Mireya Mayor at the heart of the jungle to explore the great apes' secret world
North and South( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One is from a Northern industrial family, one from a Southern plantation family. They're West Point graduates whose tried-and-true loyalty helps them survive the Mexican-American War. But their bond faces sterner tests. The issues dividing North and South can also set friend against friend
Strange creatures of the night( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses night-vision camera devices in presenting detailed studies of bats, owls, hyenas, and sightless cave-dwelling fish during their nighttime activities
Welcome back, Kotter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former Sweathog Gabe Kotter returns to his alma mater, Brooklyn's James Buchanan High School to teach a new generation of Sweathogs, a group of supposedly unteachable, under-achieving and incorrigible students. They are: Vinnie Barbarino, the group's wise-cracking leader; Juan Epstein, a Puerto Rican Jew; dimwitted Arnold Horshack; and cool Freddie "Boom-Boom" Washington. Gabe tries to reach out to these students by relating his own experiences to the students, but is often hindered in his efforts by cantankerous vice-principal, Michael Woodman
Abraham Lincoln, trial by fire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five documentaries, employing re-enactments and historical photographs, and two feature films explore the life and times of Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War
Chico and the man( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six episodes from the television comedy "Chico and the man", featuring the odd couple pairing of grouchy garage owner Ed and his employee, the young and outspoken Chico
Bushmen of the Kalahari by Paula Ely( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in central and southern Botswana. Deals with how they get their food and how they cooperate with each other. Shows the emerging modern way of living and uncertainty of their culture as a group
Four days in November( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Put together from more than 8,000,000 feet of film, stills, snapshots and tapes, this film provides a brilliant story of the time surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy
Welcome back, Kotter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second season of this series includes Barbarino replacing Horshack in a school theater production, Freddie Washington becoming a smash on the radio, and the gang pitching in to help Epstein quit smoking. Mr. Kotter is there with a word of advice and a quick-witted quip for the Sweathogs as they learn both in and out of the classroom
Whales by Gail Gibbons( Visual )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1986 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close-up encounters with the blue whale and follows the humpbacks, right whales, orcas and dolphins
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Alternative Names
David L. Wolper Productions

Wolper Productions, Inc

English (210)

Spanish (11)

Willy Wonka & the chocolate factoryRoots, the next generationsWelcome back, KotterChico and the man