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Rarities! Two vintage promos and a spotting of the soundtrack album

Rarities! Two vintage promos and a spotting of the soundtrack album

So my brother-in-law who lives near LA sends me a text message with this picture: He considered getting it for me but said the vinyl was in poor condition. <sigh!> This is one item I have wanted since I was a kid. Oh well. It’s a record store somewhere near LA if someone wants to […]

Tons of new YouTube videos on Daktari — wait until you see!

Tons of new YouTube videos on Daktari — wait until you see!

YouTube has had scant few videos related to Daktari but the release of all four seasons on DVD has certainly changed things. I did a random search yesterday and came up with a ton of stuff! First, this gem: The Legend of Ivan Tors This is an hour-long documentary — I didn’t even know it […]

How well do you know Daktari? Play this game to find out!

How well do you know Daktari? Play this game to find out!

For the fan, this game is a no-brainer but it’s fun! Just click on the image to give it a whirl.

Happy 50th Anniversary, Daktari!

Happy 50th Anniversary, Daktari!

On Tuesday, January 11, 1966, Daktari premiered on CBS-TV at 7:30 pm. The first episode was “The Elephant Thieves.” Happy 50th Anniversary, Daktari! Check out all the episodes here in our extensive and detailed episode guide. What are your favorite episodes?  Mine are: Season One: Return of the Killer (Parts One and Two–this is the […]

What happened to Africa U.S.A.? Details on the flooding which destroyed the compound

What happened to Africa U.S.A.? Details on the flooding which destroyed the compound

Recently a reader known as “squeapler” left a series of lengthy comments on the post about Africa U.S.A. (The story of Africa, U.S.A. and its proprietors, animal trainer Ralph Helfer and Daktari producer Ivan Tors) regarding the floods which destroyed the compound. I decided to create a blog post to highlight these comments as they […]

What ever happened to Judy the Chimp?

What ever happened to Judy the Chimp?

Our resident expert Ken Lynch provides some answers: Judy’s television appearances Judy appears to have featured in a lot of movies and TV shows prior to her part in Daktari.  In particular, she appeared in two movies The Monkey’s Uncle (alongside Cheryl Miller – and including playing the tambourine on stage with The Beach Boys in the opening […]

Daktari Season 3 DVD Review

Daktari Season 3 DVD Review

For those of you on the fence as to the purchase of Season 3 of Daktari, here is a lengthy review from DVD Talk that could change your mind: Review by Paul Mavis | posted September 20, 2014 The natives are getting restless…. Warner Bros.’ Archive Collection of hard-to-find library and cult titles has released […]