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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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Referenced in The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) See more »

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When The River Meets The Sea
Written by Paul Williams
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One of the best muppet movies made
6 November 2001 | by (brampton ontario canada) – See all my reviews

I first saw this when it aired when i was in my early teens. Most enjoyable little x-mas special with very catchy tunes to boot. If you dont love it your kids definatly will.I really miss the brilliancy of Mr. Jim Henson,but he definatly left us some major classics. If you liked this be sure to watch any of his muppet movies for sure fire laughs.See ya


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