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Old 03-22-2017, 06:11 PM
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If you only want drawn animation, no soap for me...but if stop-motion animation a la Rankin-Bass is okay, then I miss "Rudolph' Shiny New Year" and "Nestor, The Long-eared Christmas Donkey."
Don't they still show the Rudolph new year special on CBS? I remember seeing it again just a couple of years ago. Could have been a download, I suppose. The donkey one I had forgotten even existed.


There is short film called "Snowman in July" that I used to see occasionally on a local morning kidís show. Haven't seen that one in decades until I looked it up on Youtube. Never suspected that it was actually a German film made deep inside of WWII. Hereís the version I remembered, and hereís the original German.
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Old 03-22-2017, 07:57 PM
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Bambi Meets Godzilla, Marv Newland, 1969.
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Old 03-22-2017, 08:44 PM
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How many of you got together with your family specifically to watch the California Raisins Claymation Christmas Special?
Me! Me! For our family, it wouldn't be Christmas without the Raisins.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:47 AM
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Me! Me! For our family, it wouldn't be Christmas without the Raisins.
I concur! The scene with the skating walruses and the penguins never fails to send me into hysterics, and I also love Quasimodo conducting Carol of the Bells.

We had a VHS tape with bunches of holiday specials recorded off TV when our kids were small, and I burned it to DVD a few years ago. The Raisins was one of those, as well as 'Twas The Night Before Christmas with the mice and the smartypants mouse kid who almost ruined Christmas by writing a letter to Santa telling him he wasn't real ... nobody caught the logic flaw in that?

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Old 03-23-2017, 11:41 AM
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How many of you got together with your family specifically to watch the California Raisins Claymation Christmas Special?
It would be on my annual viewing schedule, right after A Charlie Brown Christmas if I had it on DVD. Thanks for the link! Here we come a waffling....
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:29 PM
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'Twas The Night Before Christmas with the mice and the smartypants mouse kid who almost ruined Christmas by writing a letter to Santa telling him he wasn't real ... nobody caught the logic flaw in that?
He didn't write the letter to Santa; he wrote it to the editor of the newspaper which published it and that's where Santa read it.

One of my favorite Xmas special songs was from that show (sung by Joel Grey): "Even a Miracle Needs a Plan"


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Old 03-23-2017, 12:37 PM
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The Enormous Egg (1968), about an egg that hatches into a triceratops.
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Old 03-23-2017, 12:53 PM
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Ahh, the good old days when Rankin-Bass dominated the Christmas special animation market with an iron grip.

Peter Jackson's Hobbit and Lord of the Rings films were OK. But there was just a disturbing lack of rotoscoped orcs in them. And they didn't even sing!


Pretty sure we'll never see the 70s animated version of The Lion, The Witch & The Wardobe again (not Rankin-Bass).
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:53 PM
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He didn't write the letter to Santa; he wrote it to the editor of the newspaper which published it and that's where Santa read it.

One of my favorite Xmas special songs was from that show (sung by Joel Grey): "Even a Miracle Needs a Plan"


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D'oh! Of course that's right. That's what I get trying to recall an animated Christmas special from 1974 ... (that I may or may not have watched as recently as last holiday season ... don't judge me!).

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Old 03-23-2017, 05:23 PM
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Bambi Meets Godzilla, Marv Newland, 1969.
Marv Newland, produced by Mr. and Mrs. Newland.

I used to see it on the old "Night Flight" - anyone remember that show?
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Old 03-23-2017, 05:30 PM
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A Cosmic Christmas

A vague memory of the ET wise men haunted me for years until I had the opportunity to look it up when the internet got big.
Never heard of that one before, but watched it last night. The intent was good, I suppose, but it is very uneven, and I can see why it did not become a beloved classic. (Also, I see that it is an early work by the same studio that made the Boba Fett segment of The Star Wars Christmas Special.)
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:26 PM
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Bambi Meets Godzilla, Marv Newland, 1969.
I had heard about that for years before I saw it. So when it came on, I settled down to watch it.

I wasn't disapointed.
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:28 PM
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The Night the Animals Talked. (Wikipedia link.)

Shown only four times on ABC, from 1970 to 1973, never since; and never released on VHS or DVD. But apparently, now available on YouTube.
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Old 03-23-2017, 06:48 PM
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Hooves of fire (Robbie the reindeer).

It's not as old as most of the others mentioned here, but it managed to go from being shown to being not shown, without going through 'classic'.

Perhaps it didn't age as well because it references "Chariots of Fire" instead of "A Christmas Carol", but I liked it. (Never heard the American voice-overs, only the English version).
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Old 03-23-2017, 07:33 PM
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The Enormous Egg (1968), about an egg that hatches into a triceratops.
Hey, Earl, just so I can be sure I'm not going loopy, that wasn't animated, right? I mean, I was a sprout when I first saw it, but I would swear it was live action.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:59 PM
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I enjoyed the music of Olive, the Other Reindeer. It was based on a picture book. Olive is a dog.
Cartoon Network used to show this one several times every December up until a few years ago. Probably lost the rights, and as far as I can tell, no other network has picked them up. It was our family's viewing tradition, and it's gone. (No, going to Target, buying the DVD and popping it in at home doesn't count. Just like A Charlie Brown Christmas just isn't right without ads for Dolly Madison snacks.) I search the channel guide every December, and it's just not there.

I remember watching a number of Dr. Seuss adaptations from the 1970s. None of them had the staying power of The Grinch. There was The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax (which got reissued when the CGI adaptation came out a few years ago), and several others.

I dimly remember a Ziggy adaptation in the early 1980s. Ziggy didn't talk.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:35 PM
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Hey, Earl, just so I can be sure I'm not going loopy, that wasn't animated, right? I mean, I was a sprout when I first saw it, but I would swear it was live action.
Yeah, I think you're right. I think I'm conflating it with a 'Gumby' ep where he (somehow) encounters a triceratops (named 'Trixie').
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:55 PM
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If you only want drawn animation, no soap for me...but if stop-motion animation a la Rankin-Bass is okay, then I miss "Rudolph' Shiny New Year" and "Nestor, The Long-eared Christmas Donkey." And come to think of it, there is a cel-animated special we never see anymore...a cartoon version of "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe." Among other things, that one got Fenris Ulf's name right. No other production has ever done that. The animation was done in pretty simple lines, but that just made Aslan look more authoritative and a little scary.
you can get all of the Rankin bass Christmas specials from warner's in various multi disc collections
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Cartoon Network used to show this one several times every December up until a few years ago.
I thought you must be mistaken on that, since it was only made a few years ago. So I googled, and it was made in 1999? Holy crap, Olive the Other Reindeer is old enough to vote!

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I remember watching a number of Dr. Seuss adaptations from the 1970s.
There's also Horton Hears a Who. I have that one on DVD, because it was a double-feature with How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the originals of both, not the remakes.)

(As an aside, I've always if "lorax" was supposed to be a pun on "hyrax." Never found an answer, though.)
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Old Yesterday, 06:11 AM
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One of my favorite Xmas special songs was from that show (sung by Joel Grey): "Even a Miracle Needs a Plan"
It's one of your favorites, and you didn't notice that the lyric is "hand"?
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 AM
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Damn, I thought this thread was going to be about some new series of animated TV movies spun off of Lost.
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Damn, I thought this thread was going to be about some new series of animated TV movies spun off of Lost.
In this episode Scooby and the gang investigate the mystery of the bunker.
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I had heard about that for years before I saw it. So when it came on, I settled down to watch it.

I wasn't disapointed.
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You should have been, if you made a big tub of popcorn, and pop, and candy.

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you can get all of the Rankin bass Christmas specials from warner's in various multi disc collections
Be forewarned though, most DVD versions of "Frosty the Snowman" also contain the abomination that is "Frosty Returns".
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