Sunday, December 2, 2007
A Very Merry Cricket
A Very Merry Cricket is a Chuck Jones animated special from 1973. It's a sequel to A Cricket In Times Square - which we also watched the same night and which was better overall, but still not as good as the book of the same name upon which both specials were based. It was cute and the theme centering on the need to slow down and enjoy little things amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays was most definitely a good thing to be reminded of this time of year. I also liked the violin music used and was amused by Mel Blanc's voice characterizations, but this special is not really a classic in my opinion.
J.A. Morris says:
I’m rating this one a little higher than RigbyMel.
Sure, the “let’s slow down, remember Christmas isn’t about shopping” message has been put out there before. But the presence of voice acting legend Mel Blanc makes this special more enjoyable than other middle-of-the pack holiday fare.
Another thing I like is the friendship between the Tucker the mouse Harry the cat. When they go to out to the country, the cat has to save the mouse from a “country” cat who still eats mice. Nice touch!
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