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The Cricket On The Hearth

The Cricket On The Hearth (1967) Animated Cartoon Special

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Rankin Bass Productions, Videocraft International, A Thomas/Spelling Production Roddy McDowell, Danny Thomas, Marlo Thomas, Ed Ames, Hans Conried, Abbe Lane, Paul Frees, Norman Luboff Choir Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass, Aaron Spelling, Danny Thomas , Maury Laws, Jules Bass
  • 1967
  • Animated TV Special
  • Rankin Bass Productions, Videocraft International, A Thomas/Spelling Production
  • Videocraft International
  • TV Special
  • Cartoon Characters: Cricket Crockett, Caleb Plummer, Bertha, Edward Belton, Tackleton, Moll, Uriah, Sea Captain, Caw.
  • Vocal Talent: Roddy McDowell (Cricket Crockett), Danny Thomas (Caleb Plummer), Marlo Thomas (Bertha), Ed Ames (Edward Belton), Hans Conried (Tackleton), Abbe Lane (Moll), Paul Frees (Uriah, Sea Captain, Caw), Norman Luboff Choir.
  • Directed By Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass.
  • Produced By Arthur Rankin Jr, Jules Bass.
    Executive Producers: Aaron Spelling, Danny Thomas.
  • Written By Romeo Muller, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Additional Crew:



  • Recording Engineers: Dick Bogert, John Norman.
  • Storyboards, Character Design: Don Duga.

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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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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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