The Cricket On The HearthThe 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.
- Written By Romeo Muller, Arthur Rankin Jr.
- Music: Maury Laws, Jules Bass.
- Originally Released on December 18, 1967.
- Originally Aired on NBC-TV (USA).
- Running Time: 22 minutes.
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)
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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 And Chips" (Abbe Lane), "Parade of the... (more)
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