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The Cricket On The Hearth

The Cricket On The Hearth (1967) Animated Cartoon Special

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  • Rankin Bass Productions, Videocraft International, A Thomas/Spelling Production
  • Animated Characters: Cricket Crockett, Caleb Plummer, Bertha, Edward Belton, Tackleton, Moll, Uriah, Sea Captain, Caw.
  • Originally Released in 1967.
  • Running Time: 22 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Production Information:

Songs: "Don't Give Your Love Away" (Ed Ames), "Smiles Go With Tears" (Marlo Thomas), "Through My Eyes" (Danny Thomas), "The First Christmas" (Danny Thomas), "That Was Yesterday" (Marlo Thomas), "Fish And Chips" (Abbe Lane), "Parade of the Toys" (Instrumental), "Through My Eyes" (Ames), "A Waltz For Christmas" (Cast).

This production marked the first time that Danny Thomas and his daughter Marlo joined in a musical performance on TV.

Produced as a special, The Cricket on the Hearth later appeared as an episode of NBC's The Danny Thomas Hour.

Released on DVD as "Cricket on the Hearth."

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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Worst Musical Score ever!.

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Just saw "Cricket on the Hearth" 1967 for the first time today on the "THIS" side channel many over-the-air stations use as digital "filler". The musical numbers were SOOOO bad, just rambling about smaltzy lyrics and melodies,...  (read more)

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