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The Christmas Toy (1986)

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Till

Writer:

Laura Phillips
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dave Goelz ... Rugby / Ditz / Dauntless Dragon (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Mew (voice)
Kathryn Mullen ... Apple (voice)
Jerry Nelson ... Balthazar / Biker (voice)
Richard Hunt ... Belmont / Rabbit (voice)
Camille Bonora Camille Bonora ... Meteora / Molly / Doll (voice)
Brian Henson ... Cruiser (voice)
Rob Mills Rob Mills ... Bleep (voice)
Nikki Tilroe Nikki Tilroe ... Ding-a-Ling (voice)
Marsha Moreau Marsha Moreau ... Jamie Jones
Zachary Bennett ... Jesse Jones
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Storyline

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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TV-G
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Trivia

The horse's name, Belmont, refers to the famous racetrack. See more »

Quotes

Belmont: Oh, really, this could go on all night. I mean, we're not doing any good standing here. Hey, why don't you and I just roll on back to the playroom?
Bleep: [blocking his way] Maintain position.
Belmont: Oh, why me?
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Alternate Versions

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 appearance due to legal issues. (Wikipedia) See more »

Connections

Followed by The Secret Life of Toys (1994) See more »

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The Christmas Toy
21 December 2005 | by borrowtSee all my reviews

As the mother of two females, I would recommend this movie, even to the young of heart. We first saw this movie when my youngest, must have been around 2 1/2. Her older sister, who is now an elementary educator was around 9 1/2. We loved this movie. I had taped this to a VHS tape that no longer works. I have been looking for it for quite some time and watching for it on TV. I was afraid I had the title incorrect. As we are about to become grandparents, for the first time, I would love to obtain a DVD for our future generations to enjoy. I would love to have my (soon to be) grandchildren see this "classic" when they are visiting their grandparents. What a wonderful tradition we can start. It's a wonderful movie and I am so glad I finally found it. Thank you Jim Henson!


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Official Sites:

The Jim Henson Company

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jim Henson's The Christmas Toy See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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