The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

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An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.

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Complete credited cast:
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Ben Haramed (voice) (as Jose Ferrer)
Paul Frees ...
Aaron's Father, the Magi (voice)
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Aaron's Mother (voice)
Ted Eccles ...
Aaron (voice) (as Teddy Eccles)
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Our Story Teller (voice) (as Miss Greer Garson)
Wiener Sängerknaben ...
Themselves (voice) (as The Vienna Boys Choir)
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Animated film version of the legendary song of a boy who lets out all his frustrations on a drum, little knowing how significant this drum will be in the birth of the newborn Jesus. Written by hiphats <hiphats@aol.com>

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In some copies of the video, the narration switches from Greer Garson to Paul Frees. At the very end, where the narration begins "and as Aaron looked at the babe..." the voice is inexplicably that of Paul Frees. See more »

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Our Story Teller: Aaron's heart was filled with joy and love. And he knew at last that the hate he had carried there was wrong. As ALL hatred will ever be wrong. For more powerful, more beautiful by far than all the eons of sadness and cruelty and desolation which had come before, was that one tiny, crystalline second of laughter. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
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Referenced in That '70s Show: An Eric Forman Christmas (2001) See more »

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The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
14 December 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Even if you're not into all that Jesus malarkey, you have to at least respect the story for giving us such a wonderful time of year. The Little Drummer Boy focuses on a boy filled with hate, and a man filled with greed. Their stories intertwine until they eventually cross paths with the song of God. Loved the songs and the animation has that old-fashioned quality that just doesn't date (if that makes any sense). The voice-work varied, sometimes being annoyingly slimy. It's a sweet tale that captures the meaning of Christmas, without ramming the religious aspects down the viewers throat. This should be an enjoyable watch for all.


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