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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Chuck Jones Enterprises 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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Connections

Followed by Yankee Doodle Cricket (1975) See more »

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21 September 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS & SPECIALS. I HAVE NO AGENDA

A Very Merry Cricket is a 1973 animated television special. It was directed by Chuck Jones, who also wrote the teleplay with George Selden. It was a sequel to their acclaimed adaptation of A Cricket In Times Square and was followed by another holiday sequel Yankee Doodle Cricket.

A sequel to Mr. Jones Cricket in Times Square. We find Harry Cat, Tucker Mouse feeling down about all the commercial selling in the Big City of New York. People have forgotten the meaning of the Holiday, so off they go to Sunnyslope, Connecticut in search of Chester the musical cricket,also featured in "A Cricket In Times Square" also by Chuck Jones. We have a little fun with their adventures getting back to the big city of New York in time for Chester to play "Silent Night" on his wings during a blackout and remind people just what the holiday of Christmas stands for. With voices done by Mel Blanc, a wonderful holiday tape. For all ages.

This isn't great but it is a first rate production. The gags are very amazing and it has its heart in the correct place.


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