Christmas Specials Wiki
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A Very Merry Cricket is a 1973 animated ABC Christmas special. It was produced, written and directed by Chuck Jones, based on George Selden's and Garth Williams' 1960 book The Cricket in Times Square. It was a sequel to the acclaimed adaptation of A Cricket In Times Square and was followed by another holiday sequel, Yankee Doodle Cricket.


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It's Christmastime in the city, but the loud mean-spiritedness of its human population is making it a misery for best friends, Harry the Cat and Tucker R. Mouse. They resolve to try to bring back the holiday's warmth with the help of their friend, Chester C. Cricket, the musical insect. Chester agrees to this idea, but against this kind of noisy urban negativity, it will take a miracle for this trio to make a difference.



The special was released on VHS in the 1980s, in 1992 on a Double Feature VHS also contains Bluetoes the Christmas Elf, and in 1999 by Family Home Entertainment for Kids. It was released on DVD for the first time with another Chuck Jones special, Mowgli's Brothers in 2005, and later as part of the Chuck Jones Collection DVD in 2007, both released by Lionsgate Films.


  • Among the collection of illustrated people in the finale sequence, a drawing of the special's producer/writer/director Chuck Jones is shown among them.


Voice actor Characters
Les Tremayne Chester C. Cricket
Harry the Cat
Mel Blanc Tucker R. Mouse
Alley Cat
Traffic Cop

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