The Dangerous Christmas of Red Riding Hood is quite a delightfully unpretentious special, a fine showcase for a fledgling Minnelli and a way to enjoy the impeccable comic skill and classic musical theater artistry of Ritchard. Certain pressure groups have complained that the Mr. A very merry Christmas from Animation Spin! Sitcoms, westerns, and variety shows ruled the airwaves, but a relatively recent phenomenon was beginning to take hold: the prime time cartoon. The surprise is that Jim Backus was hired to play Magoo as Scrooge, perhaps for the first time since 1962. While this is never going to win any awards for gorgeously sumptuous animation, it perfectly captures the sort of lunatic ambience that was filling the airwaves back then, especially with regard to Jay Ward's productions. Anything that Judy Garland sings. Ebenezer Scrooge is a hard-nosed, single-minded businessman in Victorian London.
When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. And may I also throw the same wishes to all the young people who still get a thrill when seeing an animated cartoon on the big or small screen. The Ghost warns Scrooge that Cratchit's young son , who is sickly, will not survive until next Christmas if things do not change. There's not a wealth of surround activity here in any case, though the song score is utilized to advantage in this regard, especially in the duets and other group numbers. The voice cast of this special is particularly interesting.
They leave town as fast as they can to go looking for their own suspects in Poker City. Keep the flame burning, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you at Cartoon Research. Some of these artists never knew, or never thought about it. Two of the post-redemption scenes from the book are rewritten and combined, so that Scrooge visits the Cratchits instead of Fred, and threatens Bob as a self-mocking prelude to raising his salary at home rather than waiting to do so at work the following day. The Ghost takes Scrooge to a cemetery and shows him his own grave, revealing that this deceased man is him. Many thanks to all who have been reading, commenting and listening along! There is still much to cover, so look for Animation Spin every other Tuesday in 2019. He also agrees that these are really great songs and belonged in the company of other great songs.
But upon arrival she falls into the clutches of Meowrice. We wanted to see if we could get Judy to buy it! Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick play it every year for their kids. Magoo's Christmas Carol as well! In its initial broadcast, there were a handful book tie-ins, but even years later, the interest in the special was such that scattered items continued to appear. When Dr Frankenstein decides to retire from the monster-making business, he calls an international roster of monsters to a creepy convention to elect his successor.
Please be assured that I have not run out of records or the desire to share their backgrounds and the talents behind them. It is the first animated holiday program ever produced specifically for television, predating by two years. Later, Davy and Georgie, allied with Fink, battle a group of river pirates trying to pass themselves off as Native Americans. This semi-musical is notable for a brief but enticing song score by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, a team who would take Broadway itself by storm a little over a year later with Funny Girl. Jule Styne was one of the great melodists of the Broadway stage, able to deliver a sometimes subtle sophistication within the relative confines of the traditional 32 bar popular song. This Blu-ray looks absolutely incredible, and sounds better than it ever has. The secret service can now rely on only one man - Johnny English.
Classic Media has a done a very nice job with this package, enclosing it in a slipcase which comes with a relatively lavish illustrated booklet printed on glossy paper, culled from Darrell Van Citters' encyclopedic book on the making of the special. Of the nine mono tracks assembled from the existing elements, several sound much as they did in the film. What I remember finding out was that the rights were really complicated. He displays no charity to mankind generally, and in particular, to his employee Bob Cratchett and his unfortunate son, Tiny Tim. So in a way, Mr. This adaptation mostly serves to shorten the story to fit the television special's one-hour.
Abe LevitowThe legendary animator in such classic shorts as Hair-Raising Hare, For Scent-imental Reasons and One Froggy Evening, co-director of The Phantom Tollbooth, director of Gay Purr-ee which we discussed in and Mr. I know of women who are singing it in the cabaret scene in New York. That means that for this recording, we have a finale that sounds identical until the very end, when that are heard are the voices of Jim Backus, Jack Cassidy, Joan Gardner and Laura Olsher by themselves. Her husband, renowned folk guitarist and composer Mitch Greenhill, frequently hosted gatherings of friends and family in which music and singing would play a part. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. Aside from Magoo himself, who retains his circular rotundity, a lot of Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol is a whirl of colliding trapezoids and rectangles, with a really interesting and distinctive look.
Jaune Tom and his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her. This is simply an astounding looking Blu-ray, with lushly beautiful color, exceptional line detail and, most remarkable of all, nary a scratch or blemish to be seen. They meant a lot to people, thousands, maybe millions, more than they could imagine. Commissioned and sponsored by , it first aired on on December 18, 1962. Thank you so much for visiting my shop! The idea was well received and Classic Media was on board so I built the book around this proposal. Magoo's Christmas Carol as well! When an applicant with a mysterious past manages to get the job, Laurel vows to expose her. It indeed was the first type of media that meant anything to me.