When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas ... See full summary »

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Rugby / Ditz / Dauntless Dragon (voice)
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Mew (voice)
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Apple (voice)
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When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom. But since a toy will be frozen forever if a person catches it out of position, they have to be very careful. It's Christmas Eve, and Rugby the Tiger remembers how he was the Christmas Toy last year, and thinks he's going to be unwrapped again. And it's up to Apple the Doll, whom Rugby supplanted as favorite toy, to tell him what's in store. But Rugby won't believe her, and tries to get into the Christmas package and lets Meteora, Queen of the Asteroids loose. Unfortunately, she doesn't know she's a toy, and thinks she's landed among aliens. And it's up to Apple, Mew (the Cat's toy mouse), and the other toys to get Rugby out of the box and Meteora back in it before they're found and frozen. Written by Kathy Li

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Trivia

The original version of the TV special had an introduction and conclusion narrated by Kermit the Frog but this was removed from later home video versions, probably because Kermit and the other traditional Muppet characters (like Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Rowlf the Dog, etc.) are now the property of the Disney Corporation. Since none of the other well known Muppets appeared in the main part of the special, it remained intact. See more »

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Mew: It's catnip! Just catnip!
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Followed by The Secret Life of Toys (1994) See more »

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Try the Impossible
Performed by Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Mike Quinn and Nikki Tilroe
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Christmas Favourite
12 August 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I watch this Henson film every Christmas & it never fails to move me. It has that essential combination of tears, laughter, story, great characters & song.

Rugby, a conceited, cuddly tiger & Mew, a sweet, loyal cat toy lead an irresistable cast. Their friends include a doll, a ride-on horse, an old teddy, a robot & every kind of toy you can imagine. Will capture the hearts of adults & children alike. 10/10


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