A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

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Adult Billy / Narrator (voice)
Jay Johnson ...
Ears (voice)
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Grandpa Baker (voice)
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Mr. Gus Holder (voice)
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Scarlett (voice)
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Aunt Agnes (voice)
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Emily (voice)
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Buster (voice)
Charlie Cronin ...
Bucky (voice)
Jennifer Darling ...
Star (voice)
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Lawyer / Sheriff (voice)
Stu Rosen ...
Doctor (voice)
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Slim (voice)
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Brewster (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ...
Hens (voice)
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A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

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boy | mute | reindeer | wish | cow | See All (9) »

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Wishes can come true.


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Annabell und die fliegenden Rentiere  »

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Randy Travis voices the adult Billy, the narrator, who as a child can't speak. In 2013, Travis suffered a stroke and was unable to speak, and was just barely able to communicate until 2016. See more »

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Aunt Agnes: [after Billy and Annabelle meets for the first time outside and begin to play, Agnes joins Grandpa's side] You gave him a cow for Christmas?
Grandpa Baker: No, it was Santa Claus.
Aunt Agnes: You're teaching the boy to believe in that fantasy?
Grandpa Baker: Ain't nothin' wrong with a little believin', after what he's been through.
Aunt Agnes: Exactly! This dreadful barn is a constant reminder of that horrible fire. This barn just isn't safe, let alone for a boy who can't talk!
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Spoofs Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) See more »

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The World From Way Up Here
Written by Steve Dorff and John Bettis
Performed by Alison Krauss
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The best cartoon I ever saw. Period.
7 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is an animation for the ages. I thought "Mickey's Christmas Carol" was my absolute favourite of all time, until I saw Annabelle's Wish.

It's the tale of true friendship and unselfishness that I believe EVERYONE should watch. It touches the heart, body, and soul with stunning visuals, a great score, and wonderful art and voices. Buy it if you have kids. Buy it if you are a kid. Buy it... if ... if you still believe there is some good and worth in this world left.


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