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'Twas The Night Before Christmas

'Twas The Night Before Christmas (1974) Animated Cartoon Special

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Rankin-Bass Productions Joel Grey, John McGiver, George Gobel, Tammy Grimes, Christine Winter, Robert McFadden, Allen Swift, Patricia Bright, Scott Firestone; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast.. Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass , Maury Laws
  • 1974
  • Animated TV Special
  • Rankin-Bass Productions
  • TV Special
  • Cartoon Characters: Joshua Trundel, Mrs. Trundel, Trundel Children, Father Mouse, Mother Mouse, Albert Mouse, Mouse Siblings, Mayor Of Junctionville, Santa Claus.
  • Vocal Talent: Joel Grey (Joshua Trundel [Narrator]), John McGiver (Mayor), George Gobel (Father Mouse), Tammy Grimes (Albert Mouse), Christine Winter (Vocalist), Robert McFadden, Allen Swift, Patricia Bright, Scott Firestone, The Wee Winter Singers.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
  • Animated By Toru Hara, Tsuguyuki Kubo.
  • Written By Jerome Coopersmith.
    Based on the Original Poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas By: Clement Moore (as Clement C. Moore).

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  • Design: Paul Coker, Jr.
  • Sound: Don Haim, John Curcio, Tony Clack.

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Letters addressed to Santa Claus from the town of Junctionville are returned because of a letter denouncing Saint Nick as a myth. Joshua Trundel, the local clock...  (more)

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I remember when this special was first aired; I still have the original TV Guide article on it from '74, with artist Paul Coker's original sketches.
I know I'm gonna be trampling on what, to many, is a beloved holiday classic, but let me...  (read more)

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