1. General Info

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Synopsis


Disconcerted by the chaotic, cynical cesspool that is New York City on Christmas Eve, Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat set out for their talented friend Chester Cricket, whose playing had miraculously soothed the city before, in the hopes that the people of New York may once again find their humanity (and perhaps learn the true meaning of Christmas).

Credits

Director

Charles M. "Chuck" Jones

Camera

Byron McRae
Gregg Heschong

Music

Dean Elliott

Backgrounds

Irv Wyner
Robert "Bob" Inman

Voices

Les Tremayne
Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc

Asst. Animator

Joe Roman
Bob Tyler
Retta Davidson

Producer

Charles M. "Chuck" Jones

Production Manager

Don Foster

Production Coordinator

Ted Bemiller

Production Design

Oscar Dufau

Associate Producer

Joseph W. Aidlin
John Allen

Ink and Paint

Mary Cain

Master Animator

Hal Ambro
George Nicholas
Irv Anderson

Additional Animation

Bill Hajee

Writer

Charles M. "Chuck" Jones

Editor

Hank Gotzenberg
Ken Gotzenberg

Additional Lyrics

Marian Dern Jones

Asst. to the Producer

Mary Roscoe
Connie Sherman

Additional Layout

David Hanan

Violin

Israel Baker

VHS Video

United States

A Very Merry Cricket

DVD

Chuck Jones Collection

Notes

Trivia

This special was submitted to the Academy Awards for consideration of the "Best Short Subject" Oscar, but didn't get nominated.

Broadcasters

ABC (Original broadcast network)

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 25:01
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Color Type: Deluxe
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Original Language: English

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History

4/29/2015

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9/27/2015

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9/28/2015

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11/7/2015

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11/17/2015

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11/24/2015

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1/23/2016

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10/31/2017

  • Trivia added by TibbyH

Sources

Charles M. "Chuck" Jones: Producer
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Charles M. "Chuck" Jones: Writer
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Charles M. "Chuck" Jones: Director
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Oscar Dufau: Production Design
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Dean Elliott: Music
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Hal Ambro: Master Animator
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George Nicholas: Master Animator
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Irv Anderson: Master Animator
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Joe Roman: Asst. Animator
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Bob Tyler: Asst. Animator
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Retta Davidson: Asst. Animator
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Irv Wyner: Backgrounds
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Robert "Bob" Inman: Backgrounds
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Les Tremayne: Voices
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Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc: Voices
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Don Foster: Production Manager
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Ted Bemiller: Production Coordinator
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Marian Dern Jones: Additional Lyrics
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Mary Roscoe: Asst. to the Producer
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Connie Sherman: Asst. to the Producer
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Hank Gotzenberg: Editor
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Ken Gotzenberg: Editor
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Mary Cain: Ink and Paint
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Byron McRae: Camera
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Gregg Heschong: Camera
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Joseph W. Aidlin: Associate Producer
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John Allen: Associate Producer
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Israel Baker: Violin
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David Hanan: Additional Layout
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Bill Hajee: Additional Animation
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