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The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold (1981)

An Irish sailor is stranded on an island full of Leprechauns and soon finds himself aiding them in protecting their gold from a greedy Hag.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Art Carney ... Narrator / Blarney Kilakilarney (voice)
Peggy Cass ... Faye (voice)
Bob McFadden Bob McFadden ... Lord of the Leprechauns (voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Ken Jennings Ken Jennings ... Dinty Doyle (voice)
Gerry Matthews Gerry Matthews ... (voice)
Christine Mitchell Christine Mitchell ... Old Mag (voice)
Glynis Bieg Glynis Bieg ... Girl (voice)
Frankie Moronski Frankie Moronski ... Boy (voice)
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An Irish sailor is stranded on an island full of Leprechauns and soon finds himself aiding them in protecting their gold from a greedy Hag.

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Release Date:

23 December 1981 (USA) See more »

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The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold See more »

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In Irish folklore, banshees are family spirits who wail and caterwaul right before a member of the family is about to die. See more »

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Christmas in Killarney
Words and Music by John Redmond, James Cavanaugh and Frank Weldon
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Leprechauns, Gold, and Christmas Oh My!
8 December 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Simple cabin boy Dinty Doyle is sent by his captain to retrieve a pine tree for Christmas on an uncharted island. He discovers that it's populated by leprechauns. He's the first human on Tralee in two centuries. When he digs up the tree, he unleashes a banshee named Old Mag the Hag. She needs the leprechauns' gold before Christmas. After a storm, Dinty follows a rainbow to a cave of gold guarded by Blarney Kilakilarney.

This is another Rankin/Bass stop-motion animated Christmas special. It goes too far trying to connect Christmas with leprechauns. Who knows if this is some kind of Irish folklore but it doesn't connect. The stop-motion still has its charms but the plot is bland. It's more exposition than thrilling adventure. I wonder if somebody pulled leprechauns out of a hat.


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