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The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976)

Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker's great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers.

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Our Story Teller (voice) (as Miss Greer Garson)
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Brutus (voice)
David Jay ...
Aaron (voice)
Bob McFadden ...
Plato (voice)
Ray Owens ...
Melchior (voice)
Allen Swift ...
Simeon / Soldiers (voice)
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Aaron, after playing his song, helps Melchior to spread the word by ringing Simeon's silver bells. But when the Romans take the bells for taxes, it's up to Aaron and his animal companions to rescue them. Written by Kathy Li

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[repeated line]
Brutus: Plato, you fool!
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Do You Hear What I Hear?
Written by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne
Performed by Chorus
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The sequel
2 December 2010 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

The sequel to 1968's "The Little Drummer Boy",picks up where the first one left off. In this exciting continuation of the story,set in ancient times,six-year-old Aaron returns to undertake an incredible journey with one of the wise men,Melchoir-to find a man named Simeon who has constructed a set of Silver Bells to be rung to herald to birth of Christ as Aaron struggles to protect the bellmaker's Silver Bells from being seized by Brutus and his Roman Soldiers,who makes their lives difficult and who ends up capturing Aaron and his animal friends in the process. However,it is up to the Aaron and his friends along with one of the wise old man,to save the Silver Bells from the evil Brutus and to help ring in the birth of Christ before its too late.

This half-hour animated special originally aired on NBC-TV as a network special presentation on December 13,1976. This "Animagic" special was produced by Arthur Rankin,Jr. for Rankin-Bass Productions,who were also behind the creation of such perennial holiday favorites as "Rudolph,The Red Nosed Reindeer","Frosty The Snowman",and so forth. Featuring the voices of Broadway actor Zero Mostel,along with the talents of Allan Swift,Ray Owens,and Robert McFadden. Again,Greer Garson narrates the story.


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