Chuck Jones Collection: A Very Merry Cricket

(1984)
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25 min
NR
Animation
Featuring the voice of voiceman extraordinaire Mel Blanc, this holiday tale (a follow-up to the popular A CRICKET IN TIMES SQUARE) is filled with fun and "human" interest, as the characters created by children's author George Selden continue their merry adventures. This time around, Chester the cricket is back in New York to spend Christmas with his friends Harry the cat and Tucker the mouse. The hustling, bustling, sometimes unfeeling city learns a little about the power of Christmas and honest simplicity, especially when this visiting country cricket stops traffic in its tracks with a haunting rendition of "Silent Night" played on his wings. Seasonal warmth is the order of the day, along with loads of goofy fun. It's a short, sweet little feature, and since it's directed by Looney Tunes maestro Chuck Jones, there is more than enough subtle satire to keep the cynics satisfied as everyone else gets misty in the eye over the power of the season.
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