Ziggy's Gift (TV Short 1982) - Plot Summary Poster

(1982 TV Short)


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  • 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.

  • In this Emmy Award-winning animated tale, the mishap-prone Ziggy, best-known for his phenomenally popular comic strip, inadvertenly gets involved with a street-corner Santa scam that collects money fo the greedy rather than the needy! His heart overflowing with love and faith, Zioggy takes his job as a street corner Santa most seriously. As he strives to spend Christmas Eve doing good deeds, our unknowing hero becomes the prey for a cop who wants to break the "Santa ring" and a pick-pocket who wants the money in Ziggy's collection kettle. But Ziggy has enough love in his heart to ultimately bring joy to all those around him.

  • 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.


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