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Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | TV Movie 1977
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A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Director:

Jim Henson

Writers:

Lillian Hoban (book), Russell Hoban (book) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jerry Nelson ... Emmet Otter / Weasel / Doc Bullfrog / Melissa Rabbit / Yancy Woodchuck (voice)
Frank Oz ... Chuck / Ma Otter (assistant) (voice)
Marilyn Sokol Marilyn Sokol ... Ma Otter (voice)
Dave Goelz ... Wendell / Pop-eyed Catfish / Will Possum (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Charlie / Lizard / George Rabbit (voice)
Eren Ozker Eren Ozker ... Gretchen Fox / Hetty Muskrat / Mrs. Mink / Old Lady Possum (voice)
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Storyline

Emmet Otter and his Ma are dirt-poor, but very happy and good singers. But as Christmas is around the corner, both of them want to get something special for each other. And the talent show prize is $50! So, Ma gets a song ready, and Emmet forms a jug-band with his friends. But the Riverbottom Gang, a bunch of rich kids with killer electric band equipment are going to be tough competition. Written by Kathy Li

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A Merry Musical Treat For The Whole Family! See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1977 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where the drum roles past Emmet and Ma Otter took over 200 takes to get right. See more »

Quotes

Ma Otter: A person's got to take some chances or life will never come to nothin'.
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Soundtracks

The Old Bathing Suit That Your Grandma Otter Wore
Written by Paul Williams
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One of the best muppet movies made
6 November 2001 | by LEE-95See all my reviews

I first saw this when it aired when i was in my early teens. Most enjoyable little x-mas special with very catchy tunes to boot. If you dont love it your kids definatly will.I really miss the brilliancy of Mr. Jim Henson,but he definatly left us some major classics. If you liked this be sure to watch any of his muppet movies for sure fire laughs.See ya


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