The Cricket On The Hearth (1967) Animated Cartoon Special


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The Cricket On The Hearth (1967) Animated Cartoon Special

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  • Animated TV SpecialCartoonTelevisionSpecialCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • Rankin Bass Productions, Videocraft International, A Thomas/Spelling Production
  • Distributed by: Videocraft International
  • Cartoon Characters: Cricket Crockett, Caleb Plummer, Bertha, Edward Belton, Tackleton, Moll, Uriah, Sea Captain, Caw.
  • Voice Actors: Roddy McDowell, Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Ed Ames, Hans Conried, Abbe Lane, Paul Frees, Norman Luboff Choir.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass, Aaron Spelling, Danny Thomas.
  • Music: Maury Laws, Jules Bass.
  • Originally Released on December 18, 1967.
  • Originally Aired on NBC Television NBC-TV (USA).
  • Running Time: 22 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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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...  (more)

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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...  (more)

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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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