|Regizor:||Jules Bass şi Arthur Rankin Jr.|
|Scenariu:|| Jerome Coopersmith |
După un poem de:
|Premiera:||8 decembrie 1974 - 1994|
|Durată:||25 de minute|
|Gen:||film de Crăciun|
|Distribuitor:||Warner Bros. Television|
|Distribuție:||Joel Grey şi George Gobel|
|Disponibil în română:||dublat sau subtitrat|
|Buget:||? milioane $|
|Încasări:||? milioane $|
Twas the Night Before Christmas (special TV din 1974) (titlu original: ) este un episod special de Crăciun]] american produs de Rankin-Bass regizat de Jules Bass şi Arthur Rankin Jr.. Rolurile principale au fost interpretate de actorii Joel Grey şi George Gobel.
IMDb: One Christmas season, the citizens of a small town, both human and mouse, find their letters to Santa Claus have been unceremoniously returned. Furthermore, there is a message that says the entire town has been removed from Santa's delivery itinerary due to being insulted by a letter from that town dismissing his existance. While Father Mouse confronts his cynical son, Albert, who wrote the letter; their human companions, a clockmaker and his family work to find a way to regain Mr. Claus' favour.
Wikipedia Set in the fictional town of Junctionville, NY around the turn of the 20th century, Santa Claus is offended by an anonymous letter printed in the town's newspaper (and signed "all of us") claiming that he doesn't exist. In response, Santa returns the entire town's letters to them unopened. Upon reading the anonymous letter printed in the newspaper, Father Mouse (voiced by George Gobel) — a mouse assistant to the human clockmaker Joshua Trundle (voiced by Joel Grey, the credited narrator) — immediately suspects that his brainy son Albert is its author. Albert (voiced by Tammy Grimes) confirms his suspicions, repeating the letter verbatim to him.
Father Mouse and the Trundle Family devise a plan to appease Santa by building a singing clock tower for him, built with a special recording to play a song to coax him not to bypass Junctionville on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, Albert enters the clock to explore it without permission, and inadvertently damages it seriously, thus rendering it inoperable and seriously damaging Trundle's professional reputation. Furthermore, the mayor (voiced by John McGiver), publicly embarrassed at the clock tower's failure, refuses to give the clockmaker access to it for repairs.
Confessing his mistake, Albert volunteers to repair it himself and Father Mouse tells Joshua of the situation before waiting at his bed with worry on Christmas Eve. Although Albert does not complete his task until about one minute after the midnight deadline, the clock does play its song within earshot of Santa which convinces him to turn around and come to town after all.
There are three musical numbers in the program: "Give Your Heart a Try" (sung by George Gobel and the chorus), "Even a Miracle Needs a Hand" (sung by Joel Grey) and "Christmas Chimes are Calling" (sung by the chorus).
|George Gobel||Father Mouse|
|Joel Grey||Joshua Trundle|
- Twas the Night Before Christmas (special TV din 1974) la Internet Movie Database
- Twas the Night Before Christmas (special TV din 1974) la CineMagia
- 'Twas the Night Before Christmas la TV.com