The Cricket On The HearthThe Cricket On The Hearth (1967) Animated Cartoon Special
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- Animated TV Special
- Rankin Bass Productions, Videocraft International, A Thomas/Spelling Production
- Videocraft International
- TV Special
- Cartoon Characters: Cricket Crockett, Caleb Plummer, Bertha, Edward Belton, Tackleton, Moll, Uriah, Sea Captain, Caw.
- Vocal Talent: Roddy McDowell (Cricket Crockett), Danny Thomas (Caleb Plummer), Marlo Thomas (Bertha), Ed Ames (Edward Belton), Hans Conried (Tackleton), Abbe Lane (Moll), Paul Frees (Uriah, Sea Captain, Caw), Norman Luboff Choir.
- Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
- Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
Executive Producers: Aaron Spelling, Danny Thomas.
- Written By Romeo Muller, Arthur Rankin Jr.
- Recording Engineers: Dick Bogert, John Norman.
- Storyboards, Character Design: Don Duga.
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Caleb Plummer, a poor toymaker, and Cricket Crockett try to prevent Uriah from marrying his daughter and from taking over Mr. Plummer's toyshop. The cricket befriends Calbeb and his daughter on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it's Crockett who... (more)