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Ziggy's Gift (1982)

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Ziggy gets a job to be a street Santa on Christmas Eve from a crooked boss, but the magic of the season allows the lovable loser to do more good than anyone expects.


Richard Williams


Tom Wilson (created by), Tom Wilson | 2 more credits »
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Arias David Arias ... (voice)
Perry Botkin Jr. Perry Botkin Jr. ... (voice) (as Perry Botkin)
Katrina Fried Katrina Fried ... (voice)
Natasha Tabori Fried Natasha Tabori Fried ... (voice) (as Natasha Fried)
John Gibbons John Gibbons ... Announcer (voice)
Tony Giorgio ... Butcher (voice)
Jack Hanrahan Jack Hanrahan ... (voice)
Linda Harmon Linda Harmon ... (voice)
Tom McGreevey Tom McGreevey ... Officer O'Conner (voice)
Anna Ostelson Anna Ostelson ... (voice)
Latoya Prescod Latoya Prescod ... (voice)
Gloria Grace Prosper Gloria Grace Prosper ... (voice) (as Gloria Gale Prosper)
Andy Raus Andy Raus ... (voice)
Terry Stillwell-Harriton Terry Stillwell-Harriton ... (voice)
Lena Tabori Lena Tabori ... (voice)


Ziggy, of Tom Wilson's comic strip, has a Christmas adventure in this Emmy-winning special. When he becomes a streetside Santa for charity, Ziggy doesn't realize the donations are really lining the boss's pockets. Written by Anonymous

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Today's most popular "Hapless Hero" teaches the true magic of giving!


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1 December 1982 (USA) See more »

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Although Ziggy speaks in the comic strip, he does not speak at all in this special. See more »


Give, Love, Joy
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Harry Nilsson
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Holiday Fun and Ziggy Humor
14 October 2005 | by gwalsh1See all my reviews

Such a nice film. Great for any age. The storyline is typical Ziggy. The guy always wants to do good for people, and he has the same life troubles as the rest of us. The perfect icon of everything that is every person. Ziggy's Gift is the perfect date movie, especially in early courtship with someone. The holiday theme only adds to the heartfelt sentiments that are soooo Ziggy. It's a great film for the whole family to watch too. I can see grandparents and kids as young as 3 or 4 watching this together. Ziggy is great and Mr. Wilson deserves a lot of credit for taking the chance to extend him beyond the print pages. He created a classic flick to be enjoyed every holiday season.

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