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Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Family  -  1977 (USA)
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A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

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Emmet Otter / Weasel / Doc Bullfrog / Melissa Rabbit / Yancy Woodchuck (voice)
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Chuck (voice)
Marilyn Sokol ...
Ma Otter (voice)
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Wendell / Pop-eyed Catfish / Will Possum (voice)
Richard Hunt ...
Charlie / Lizard / George Rabbit (voice)
Eren Ozker ...
Gretchen Fox / Hetty Muskrat / Mrs. Mink / Old Lady Possum (voice)
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Emmet Otter and his Ma are dirt-poor, but very happy and good singers. But as Christmas is around the corner, both of them want to get something special for each other. And the talent show prize is $50! So, Ma gets a song ready, and Emmet forms a jug-band with his friends. But the Riverbottom Gang, a bunch of rich kids with killer electric band equipment are going to be tough competition. Written by Kathy Li

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On the documentary about the making of the show on the DVD, singer/composer Paul Williams says that when Jim Henson asked him to write the songs for it, Henson explained that the show as going to be a "trial run" for a proposed Muppet movie to check out whether the Henson company could handle certain technical tasks needed to produce a full-length theatrical feature. When The Muppet Movie (1979) came out two years later, Williams also wrote the songs used in that film. See more »

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Chuck: Look at the birds up in the tree.
Harvey: We're not birds, we're a jug band!
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Featured in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) See more »

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Our World
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Written by Paul Williams
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The Best Christmas movie ever!
19 December 2002 | by (Waterboro, Maine) – See all my reviews

This movie is a tender loving movie with lots of humor, it is a wonderful family movie. I remember every Christmas my brothers and I couldn't wait for this movie to show on HBO. The story is a version of the gift of the magi set with animals and a little twist on the story. The characters are adorable and you want to take them home. and who can forget the River bottom band? I highly recommend seeing this movie and making it a tradition in your home.


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