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Wolper Productions

Overview
Works: 439 works in 833 publications in 2 languages and 15,909 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television mini-series  Musical films  Historical television programs  Film adaptations  Biographical television programs  Television adaptations  Children's films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Wolper Productions
Publications by Wolper Productions
Most widely held works about Wolper Productions
 
Most widely held works by Wolper Productions
Roots by John Erman( visu )
33 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,506 libraries worldwide
Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Roald Dahl( visu )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 1,569 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 ( visu )
37 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
The continuing saga of North and South about a friendship tested by the turbulent events of the Civil War
I will fight no more forever ( visu )
28 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 1,064 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 ( visu )
21 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 999 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 722 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
North and South by John Jakes( visu )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 522 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
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Anthony Hopkins give a no-holds-barred performance as the ledgendary artist Pable 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
Search for the great apes by Christine Z Wiser( visu )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 406 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 exiles by Kent Mackenzie( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
"[C]hronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. Based entirely on interviews with the participants and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles -- transplants from Southwest reservations -- as they flirt, drink, party, fight, and dance"--Container
The Bridge at Remagen by John Guillermin( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
1945: The Allies are making their final advance into German territory, and only one strategic bridge on the Rhine River remains in Nazi hands. Both sides have much to gain: the Germans, the lives of 50,000 soldiers stationed on the wrong side of the bridge; and the Allies, a quicker end to the war
Mystery gorillas Search for the great apes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Search for the great apes: Join Dian Fossey and Biruté Galdikas to better understand the mountain gorilla and the elusive orangutan
Strange creatures of the night ( visu )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 279 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 ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 233 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
Roots the complete collection ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Roots, adapted from the Alex Haley novel that traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction in Africa to America and continued throughout the generations that followed
Abraham Lincoln, trial by fire ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Fired by liberty: a live-action documentary on the lives and stories of African-American soldiers who fought during the Civil War, both the United States Colored Troops for the Union and the rarely discussed Blacks who fought for the Confederacy
Chico and the man ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 111 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 National Geographic Society (U.S.)( visu )
13 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Follows a visit made by filmmaker-anthropologist John Marshall to Bushmen of the Kalahari. Shows how they are adapting to cultural change, becoming herdsmen on reservation after centuries of being unrestricted hunters and good gatherers
Roots ( visu )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Third episode of an adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors, Kunta Kinte, was captured and sold into slavery. The series follows the struggle for freedom which began with the young man's abduction and was continued by his descendants
Roots ( visu )
10 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 107 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors, Kunta Kinte, was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction to America and continued throughout the generations that followed. Episode 2. The shipboard rebellion, the vessel completes its voyage, and the Annapolis slave auction
 
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Alternative Names
David L. Wolper Productions
Languages
English (214)
Spanish (12)
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