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Developer(s) 7th Level
Producer(s) George Grayson (Executive)
Bob Ezrin (Executive)
Richard Merrick
Scott Page
Designer(s) Scott Page
Platform(s) MS-DOS
Release date(s) 1993
Genre(s) Children's, Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Tuneland is a musical children's computer game, produced in 1993 by a division of 7th Level, Kids' World Entertainment. The cartoon video game follows the character Little Howie, who is voiced by the television personality Howie Mandel on an adventure around Old McDonald's Farm.

Tuneland was followed by the Lil' Howie series: Lil' Howie's Great Word Adventure, Lil' Howie's Great Math Adventure, and Lil' Howie's Great Reading Adventure. The series has won 36 awards.


The game using a simple point and click interface to move around the locations. There are also hotspots to trigger animations. The eight locations in the game are the barnyard, the farmhouse, the barn, the pond, grandma's house, the train station, the mountain, and the valley.



The game contains around 40 songs, which are primarily nursery rhymes. These include "Old MacDonald Had a Farm", "Turkey in the Straw, "Three Blind Mice", "I'm a Little Teapot", "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Bingo". The CD can also be used as an audio disk or with the built in Jukebox to listen to the songs featured in the game.


Tuneland's cast features a large number of musicians including the Doobie Brothers' Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour on guitars. Jon Anderson from Yes provides some vocals and Scott Page of Supertramp performs on the soundtrack for the game.


Tuneland has never been completely localized in German. Only the follow-ups e.g. Howie' s Great Math Adventure etc.. have been fully localized with German voice talents.

Name English Voice German Voice
Lil' Howie Howie Mandel Kai Taschner
Lil' Howie, is a yellow bear who can make adventures.
Stinky Maurice LaMarche Thomas Wersche
Stinky, is a skunk and Howie's best friend.
Digibot/Alphabot Maurice LaMarche Tonio von der Meden
Digibot, a robot who can travel adventure.
Sarah Joyce Bakels
Sarah, is a yellow bear and Howie's older sister.
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