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Cricket on the Hearth (1967)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family  -  18 December 1967 (USA)
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A cricket seeks to rescue a poor toymaker and his blind daughter from an exploitative miser.

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Cricket Crocket (voice)
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A delightful, animated musical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. A Cricket on the Hearth, tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it's Crocket who comes to the rescue and restores peace and happiness. Written by Ron LaPorte

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Drink a LOT of eggnog first - and make sure it's the real stuff!
2 January 2013 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

My friend invited me over for an end-of-year Christmas DVD party. We had just finished watching "Frosty, the Snowman" and were about to watch another of the more well-known shows when I noticed the title for this. I talked my friend into at least watching the first few minutes to see what it was like. When we saw the cast, we were suitably impressed and settled in for the duration. After a few minutes, though, our jaws were hitting the floor - we could not BELIEVE how terrible it was! I was rendered speechless for a while. Then, we, like another reviewer, found ourselves laughing ourselves silly at how bad it was. It is truly a train-wreck - so awful you can't look away. You can, however, fast forward through some of the dismal songs. Too bad one can't give it negative stars.


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