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A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008)

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The story begins when Santa's new chief mechanic, Tinsel, creates a speedy, new high tech sleigh for Christmas. But what Santa doesn't know is that North Wind has secretly sabotaged the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Mickey Rooney ... Santa Claus (voice)
George S. Irving ... Heat Miser (voice)
Juan Chioran ... Snow Miser (voice)
Catherine Disher ... Mrs. Claus / Reindeer Elf (voice)
Brad Adamson ... The North Wind (voice)
Patricia Hamilton ... Mother Nature (voice)
Peter Oldring ... Bob / Elf #1 (voice)
Susan Roman ... Tinsel / Dr. Noel / Others (voice)
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The story begins when Santa's new chief mechanic, Tinsel, creates a speedy, new high tech sleigh for Christmas. But what Santa doesn't know is that North Wind has secretly sabotaged the sleigh in the hope of taking Santa's place that year. When Santa takes it out for a spin, he gets caught in the cross fire between the feuding Snow Miser and Heat Miser Brothers and his sleigh comes crashing down. North Wind frames the Miser Brothers for Santa's accident and, with Santa stuck in bed with a bad back, everything falls into place for North Wind to slyly come to the rescue as a temporary Santa. But much to his chagrin, Mother Nature punishes the Miser Brothers by forcing them to put their differences aside and fill in for Santa. In between comedic squabbles, the Brothers rediscover what it means to be family and, along the way, save Christmas for everyone! Written by Mykol

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 2008 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The Miser Brothers were first introduced as characters in the 1974 movie, "The Year Without A Santa Claus", starring Mickey Rooney and Shirley Booth. See more »

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Spun-off from The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974) See more »

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Snow Miser
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
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Too many ideas. Typical writing problems with revisiting a classic.
27 December 2013 | by jahremusicSee all my reviews

Everything connected to the Miser Brothers characters was good and could have translated to a simple story about learning to work together.

The North Wind was a completely unnecessary character that was not needed to tell the story... but of course every story NEEDS a villain... oh, except The Year Without a Santa Claus, where this story comes from.

Also, hire decent songwriters. REAL songwriters. Contemporary songsters DON'T necessarily write properly for musicals.

If you're going to revisit a story and characters, you need to try a little harder than this. This just felt like an obligatory release in order to keep a recently acquired intellectual property... oh like one from Rankin Bass to Warner Bros....

But the animation was good, and the character design was fun. I didn't understand the many critiques against this, when the crime was in the storytelling and the songwriting.


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