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Christmas in Tattertown (1988)

Christmas in Tattertown is a 1988 television special created and directed by Ralph Bakshi about a place where everything discarded in the world came alive. It aired on the cable television network Nickelodeon.

Director:

Ralph Bakshi

Writers:

Ralph Bakshi (characters), Tom Minton (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Charlie Adler ... Sidney the Spider (voice)
Jennifer Darling ... (voice)
Adrian Arnold Adrian Arnold ... (voice)
Keith David ... Saxophone (voice)
Arthur Burghardt ... (voice)
Sherry Lynn ... (voice)
Patrick Pinney Patrick Pinney ... (voice)
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Christmas in Tattertown is a 1988 television special created and directed by Ralph Bakshi about a place where everything discarded in the world came alive. It aired on the cable television network Nickelodeon.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bakshi Animation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first animated TV special made for Nickelodeon. See more »

Connections

References Bimbo's Initiation (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

White Christmas
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of MCA Records
Music Clearance by Mary Williams Music Clearance Corp.
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I can see why this was never picked up
8 December 2012 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

After a string of cult hits including Fritz the Cat and Lord of the Rings, Ralph Bakshi returned to television with the Nikelodeon pilot 'Tattertown'. The show was about a world where everything that humans discard winds up. Debbie, a girl transported to this world, would explain to the denizens of Tattertown their worth separated from the human world. The pilot dealt with Christmas, albeit not very well, and was reconfigured as a special to be aired on November 21st 1988. There's a reason why you've never heard it. It ain't that good.

Narrated by Keith David, and featuring typically eccentric Bakshi animation, I can see that the concept would have been full of potential, but the characters are all over the place, and the Angelika-like antagonist (all you Rugrats fans will get what I mean) was very, very annoying.

Worth watching as a curiosity.


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