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The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy (1968) Animated Cartoon Special The Little Drummer Boy

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  • Animated TV SpecialCartoonTelevisionSpecialCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Rankin-Bass Productions, Videocraft International Productions, NBC
  • Distributed by: NBC
  • Cartoon Characters: Aaron, Ben Haramed, Ali, the Magi, Our Story Teller, Sampson, Bim Baa Baa, Joshua, Magi.
  • Voice Actors: Teddy Eccles, José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass, Takeya Nakamura.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
  • Music: Maury Laws.
    Henry Onorati
    , Harry Simeone; more Musicians More Musicians...
  • Originally Released on December 19, 1968.
  • Originally Aired on NBC Television NBC-TV (USA).
  • Running Time: 30 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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After Aaron's family is killed, he finds his only friends are the lamb Baabaa, the donkey Samson and the camel Joshua. An unscrupulous travelling performer...  (more)

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Based on The Little Drummer Boy by Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati and Harry Simeone. This was the only Rankin/Bass production to appear in a GAF Viewmaster packet. Songs: "Luckiest Day Of Your...  (more)


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This is a classic. I was watching it last night and it made me very sad to see the condition of this animation. It is dark, grainy and scratched. Is there anyone who can restore this classic before it is TOO LATE.
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