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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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Belmont (voice)
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Meteora (voice)
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Cruiser (voice)
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Bleep (voice)
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Ding-a-Ling (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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Originally introduced by Kermit The Frog, it was released on VHS format in 1993. In 2008, HIT Entertainment (distributed by Lionsgate) released the special on DVD, but edited out Kermit's opening introduction due to legal issues.

The film later inspired a spin-off television series called Secret Life of Toys. See more »

Quotes

Biker toy: Oh, get off the track, Jack.
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Referenced in A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) See more »

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The Song of Meteora
Performed by Camille Bonora and Dave Goelz
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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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