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Ziggy's Gift (1982)

Ziggy gets a job to be a street Santa on Christmas Eve from a crooked boss, but the magic of the season allows the lovable loser to do more good than anyone expects.

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David Arias ...
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Perry Botkin Jr. ...
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Katrina Fried ...
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Natasha Tabori Fried ...
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Jack Hanrahan ...
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Linda Harmon ...
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Tom McGreevey ...
Anna Ostelson ...
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Latoya Prescod ...
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Gloria Grace Prosper ...
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Andy Raus ...
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Terry Stillwell-Harriton ...
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Lena Tabori ...
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Ziggy, of Tom Wilson's comic strip, has a Christmas adventure in this Emmy-winning special. When he becomes a streetside Santa for charity, Ziggy doesn't realize the donations are really lining the boss's pockets. Written by Anonymous

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Today's most popular "Hapless Hero" teaches the true magic of giving!


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The movie consists of more than 30,000 drawings which were done directly onto cels, not photocopied like most other animated films. See more »

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Give, Love, Joy
Written by Harry Nilsson
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Ziggy keeps on giving
29 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ziggy is is a silent character who always tries to do the best that he can but always comes across trouble. Ziggy gets a job working as a street Santa for a crooked fly by night who plans to take all the money raised from the fake Santas.

Ziggy goes out with his dog and collects money in his donation pot and hands money out to a Salvation Army band, buys Christmas turkeys and sets them free. He also keeps a vagrant warm by giving him his clothes, takes in a cat.

However there is also a thief who is after his pot and a cop who is rounding up all the phoney Santas. They all realise the value of giving when they end up in an orphanage.

The animation is rather average, some of the voice work is annoying in fact it seemed to be ethnic caricatures but yet there is something heartwarming about the story and I liked Ziggy's dog doing his best to protect his master from the thief.


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