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A Very Merry Cricket (1973)

Disgusted by the city's anti-social Christmas cacophony, Harry and Tucker decide to ask Chester to come back to revive the holiday's true spirit.

Director:

Chuck Jones

Writers:

Chuck Jones, George Selden (book)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Les Tremayne ... Chester C. Cricket / Harry the Cat (voice)
Mel Blanc ... Tucker the Mouse / Alley Cat (voice)
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Storyline

It's Christmastime in the city, but the loud mean-spiritedness of its human population is making it a misery for best friends, Harry the Cat and Tucker the Mouse. They resolve to try to bring back the holiday's warmth with the help of their friend, Chester C. Cricket, the musical insect. Chester agrees to this idea, but against this kind of noisy urban negativity, it will take a miracle for this trio to make a difference. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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kids | sex | mommy | mouse | christmas | See All (62) »

Genres:

Animation | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Merry Cricket See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

A drawing of Chuck Jones, the cartoon's producer/director, is among the collection of people in the cartoon's final montage. See more »

Quotes

Harry the Cat: [Reading from a Christmas book] "Merry voices and lighthearted laughter rang out. Christmas was close at hand, in all his bluff and hearty honesty; it was the season of hospitality, merriment, and open-heartedness... Gay and merry was the time; and gay and merry were at least four of the numerous hearts that were gladdened by its coming... Happy, happy Christmas. I heard the bells on Christmas day; Their old, familiar carols play; And wild and sweet, the words repeat of Peace on Earth, good will...
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Followed by Yankee Doodle Cricket (1975) See more »

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Quite an odd cartoon
4 December 2011 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

This 1973 Xmas special, directed by Chuck Jones, is a sequel to The Cricket in Times Square which was shown earlier that year. I never knew this until after viewing, so I was a little puzzled by the storytelling.

It opens in a grubby, but psychedelic, New York with a mouse named Tucker and a cat named Harry reading Xmas stories in a storm sewer. They are depressed by the hustle and bustle of the big city so they buzz off to the country to bring back a cricket named Chester who chirps his legs like a violin. Maybe his cricket rendition of Silent Night can bring holiday magic to the throngs of human traffic.

I have to honest, I wasn't smitten by this grubby, cheap-looking cartoon. There are better holiday specials out there.


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