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Alternate Title: A Christmas Wish

The Great Rupert (A Christmas Wish) (1950) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film The Great Rupert

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George Pal Productions Rupert.
Vocal Talent: Jimmy Durante
, Terry Moore, Tom Drake
Irving Pichel, Harold Godsoe George Pal , , , Duke Goldstone Leith Stevens
  • 1950
  • George Pal Productions
  • Eagle-Lion Films
  • Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film
  • 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.
  • Vocal Talent: Rupert (Himself the Squirrel).
    Vocal Talent (Live Action): Jimmy Durante (Mr. Louie Amendola), Terry Moore (Rosalinda Amendola), Tom Drake (Peter "Pete" Dingle), Frank Orth (Mr. Frank Dingle), Sara Haden (Mrs. Katie Dingle), Queenie Smith (Mrs. Amendola), Chick Chandler (Phil Davis), Jimmy Conlin (Joe Mahoney), Hugh Sanders (Mulligan), Donald T. Beddoe (Mr. Haggerty), Candy Candido (Molineri), Clancy Cooper (Police Lt. Saunders), Harold Goodwin (Callahan), Frank Cady (Mr. Taney), Lester Dorr (Eddie the Bartender), Kenner G. Kemp (Passerby in Park), Frank Marlowe (Dave the Mailman), Torben Meyer (Mr. Petrushka the Baker), Ralph Montgomery (Fireman), Irving Pichel (Puzzled Pedestrian), Harry Strang (Fire Chief).
  • Directed By Irving Pichel.
    Assistant Director: Harold Godsoe.
  • Produced By George Pal.
  • Animated By George Pal, Fred Madison.
    Supervising/Directing Animators: John S. Abbott, Fred Madison.
  • Written By Laslo Vadnay.
    Story: Ted Allen.
    Additional Dialogue: James O'Hanlon, Harry Crane.
  • Edited By Duke Goldstone.

Additional Crew:



  • Production Design: Ernst Fegté.
  • Set Decoration: Joseph Kish.
  • Costume Stylist: Helen Rachmil.
  • Makeup Artist: Harry Ray.
  • Hair Stylist: Flora James.
  • Script Supervisor: Giby Whitlock.
  • Production Supervisor: Lewis J. Rachmil.
  • Director of Photography: Lionel Lindon.
  • Camera Operator: Lothrop B. Worth.
  • Grip: B.P. Jacques.
  • Gaffer: Stanley Williams.
  • Still Photographer: Maurice Goldberg.
  • Visual Effects Producer: Barry B. Sandrew.
  • Sound: William Lynch.
  • Music: Leith Stevens.
  • Orchestrator: Clarence Wheeler.
  • Technical Supervisor: John Abbott.
  • Technician: Miles Pike.
  • Animal Trainer: Curly Twiford.


  • Copyright MCMXLIX George Pal Productions Inc.
    Legend Films, Inc.


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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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