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Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (1995)

A single Christmas tree becomes the source of cheer for the people and animals living around Mr. Willowby's estate. Based on the children's book of the same name.

Director:

Jon Stone

Writers:

Robert Barry (book), Mitchell Kriegman (teleplay)
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Downey Jr. ... Mr. Willowby
Stockard Channing ... Miss Adelaide
Leslie Nielsen ... Baxter
Kevin Clash ... Father Mouse / Owl (voice)
David Rudman ... Ned Mouse (voice)
Julianne Buescher ... Beverly Mouse (voice)
Steve Whitmire ... Kermit the Frog / Bear / Owl (voice)
Bill Barretta ... Bear (voice)
Bruce Lanoil ... Owl / Bear (voice)
Kevin Thompson ... Bear
Tracey Thompson Tracey Thompson
Shari Weiser ... Bear
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Storyline

A charming tale about a family of mice living in the wealthy and eccentric Mr. Willowby's house. They decide to start the hunt for the perfect Christmas tree (namely, chopping off the top of the perfect tree Mr. Willowby has brought home). However, while they continually attempt to take their piece of tree, the top of the tree is passed around from humans to animals, each one taking just enought of the tree to make it the perfect size for them. Through this adventure, the mice see how others celebrate Christmas. Written by Max Vaughn

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Connections

Follows The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986) See more »

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One of the greatest holiday movies of all time!
10 August 2006 | by dechromeprincessSee all my reviews

Robert Downey Jr. and The Muppets give and funny, loving musical preforms in Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree. It makes you smile and laugh from start to finish. Along with the story of Mr. Willowby you also get to see the stories of the other creatures on Christmas. The music is heartwarming, the look and feel of the movie could not be better. This is a true holiday classic that should be play every year. When this movie played in 1995 on television I taped it and watched that tape until it no longer would play. It is one of my happiest childhood memories and breaks my heart that they never put it on DVD. I wish that whom ever owns the copyright would put Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree out for sale I am sure it would sell, sell, sell!


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