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The Great Rupert

Alternate Title: A Christmas Wish



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  • Feature Length Animated Film
  • Puppet Animation
  • George Pal Productions
  • Distributed by: Eagle-Lion Films
  • Cartoon Characters: Rupert the Squirrel.
    Characters (Live Action): Mr. Louie Amendola, Rosalinda Amendola, Peter "Pete" Dingle, Mr. Frank Dingle, Mrs. Katie Dingle, Mrs. Amendola, Phil Davis, Joe Mahoney, Mulligan, Mr. Haggerty, Molineri, Police Lt. Saunders, Callahan, Mr. Taney, Eddie the Bartender, Passerby in Park, Dave the Mailman, Mr. Petrushka the Baker, Fireman, Puzzled Pedestrian, Fire Chief.
  • Voice Actors: Rupert.
    Vocal Talent: Jimmy Durante
    , Terry Moore, Tom Drake.
  • Directed By Irving Pichel, Harold Godsoe.
  • Produced By George Pal.
  • Animated By George Pal, Fred Madison, John S. Abbott.
  • Music: Leith Stevens.
  • Editor: Duke Goldstone.
  • Originally Released on January 08, 1950.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 87 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Sci-fi pioneer George Pal's first feature film. Starring Jimmy Durante in one of his most memorable screen performances, this is the heart-warming tale of a...  (more)

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Alternate Title: "A Christmas Wish."

Live action with stop-motion animated dancing squirrel. Reportedly, George Pal's stop-motion animation technique was so realistic that he received many inquiries about where he found a trained...  (more)

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