Wacky Zoo of Morgan City, The (television)

Wacky Zoo of Morgan City, The (television) Two-part television show; aired on October 18 and 25, 1970. Directed by Marvin Chomsky. Based on Charles Goodrum’s book, I’ll Trade You an Elk. The mayor wants to close down the run-down city zoo and use the site for a museum, but an accountant and his children fight to save it. Stars Hal Holbrook, Joe Flynn, Cecil Kellaway, Wally Cox, Mary LaRoche, Michael-James Wixted, Anne Seymour, Michael McGreevey, Christina Anderson, Annie McEveety, Judson Pratt. The film was shot on the site of the former Los Angeles Zoo, after the animals had all been moved to a new zoo nearby.