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A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987)

Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs, Rex and Herb, guide you along a typical small town's Christmas choral celebration. There's just one catch, the entire town population is made out of clay. Special guest stars: the California Raisins.

Director:

Will Vinton

Writer:

Ralph Liddle
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tim Conner Tim Conner ... Herb
Johnny Counterfit Johnny Counterfit ... Rex
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Black Greg Black ... Singer
Bernadette Coughlin Bernadette Coughlin ... Singer
Kiefer Davis Kiefer Davis ... Singer (voice)
Pat Harryman Pat Harryman ... Singer
Amy Miller Amy Miller ... Singer
Deborah Miller Deborah Miller ... Singer
Joni Miller Joni Miller ... Singer
Roxy Ragozzino Roxy Ragozzino ... Singer (as Roxy Regozzino)
Dan Sachs Dan Sachs ... Singer
Jim Steinberger Jim Steinberger ... Singer
Reid Stewart Reid Stewart ... Singer
Ron Tinsley Ron Tinsley ... Singer
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Storyline

Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs, Rex and Herb, guide you along a typical small town's Christmas choral celebration. There's just one catch, the entire town population is made out of clay. Special guest stars: the California Raisins.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Claymation Christmas Celebration See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Will Vinton Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color
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Trivia

One of two Claymation holiday specials directed by Will Vinton to win the Emmy for Best Animated Short. The other was Claymation Easter (1992). See more »

Quotes

Herb: Besides, Rex, maybe "wassail" is an old word that means "waffle". After all, what can be more Christmassy than a thick stack of syrup-drenched waffles?
Rex: As usual, Herb, there you go letting history take a back seat to your stomach.
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Soundtracks

Angels We Have Heard on High
Traditional, lyrics written by James Chadwick (uncredited)
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Searched all over the internet for this about 10 years ago...
4 December 2018 | by smpseverewxSee all my reviews

And then finally found it on DVD! I recall watching this on T.V. often when I was young. Everything about it is produced well, from the clay animation to the restructured songs, it's a perfect and short holiday film for the entire family. Good humor with plenty of parts that will create future nostalgic memories.


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