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Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa is a 2002 CGI-animated musical Christmas musical television special. It is one of two films produced by Colin Slater's Wolf Tracer Studios. Featuring the voices of Walter Jones, Mark Hamill, Paige O'Hara and Nancy Cartwright, it was premiered as a one-time broadcast on The WB on December 11, 2002, and it was presumed lost until its rediscovery in 2015.

Synopsis

Rick. E is a poor preteen boy who lives on Rapsitte Street with his great-grandmother. When his class' Christmas gift exchange is coming up, Rick. E wants to give his teddy bear given to him from his mother before her death to his classmate, Nicole, an affluent and self-centered girl who believes that anything she deems is 'cheap' isn't worth her time. When Rick. E gives her the bear, she angrily rejects it and throws it in the trash, causing Rick. E to run away upset.

After writing a letter to Santa, Rick. E drops one of the letters he was intended to sent to the mailbox, where Nicole would go on to read it and learn that Rick. E asked for Santa to bring toys to all the kids in his class and explaining the sentimental value to his teddy bear. Feeling remorse for what she's done, Nicole, alongside her best friend, Lenee, and Rick. E's friend Smithy, attempt to find the bear to no avail. After looking through the basement of the local garbageman, Smithy suggests that the bear may be in the local dump. However, upon arriving, the trio are ambushed by guard dogs and the bullies of their class, Todd, Tug and Zeke. Smithy is able to attract the attention of the dogs by throwing his sandwich at Todd, who in return, attack the bullies as they run away. Smithy finds the bear on top of a car and Nicole returns the bear to Rick E., who explains that it was a gift for her and that friendship, like the bear, means a lot to him.

In the a subplot, after being made fun of by Nicole for still believing in Santa, Lenee begins to question her belief in Santa Claus, causing her to be depressed. It isn't until later on, her father is able to restore her spirits that Lenee is able to not only continue believing in Santa, but also allowing Nicole to believe in Santa too, much to the pleasure of her parents.

The special conclides with Nicole and Lenee's family, Rick. E and his grandmother, and Smithy all spending Christmas at Lenee's house.

Songs

TitleMusicLyricsPerformed byNote
"Ricky's Rap"Kevin Hayes Walter Emanuel Jones
"Christmas Chimes"
Jason Ebs
"Best Kid in the World" James Deluca
Greg Iovine
Paige O'Hara
"Believe in Santa" James DeLuca
Greg Iovine
Jodi Benson
"Through a Child's Eye" Barry Coffin
James Deluca
Paige O'Hara
Peabo Bryson
Colin Slater (producer)
Barry Coffin (producer)

Cast

Voice actor/actressCharacter
Jack AngelBob
Jodi BensonLenee
Nancy CartwrightTodd
Eddie DriscollSmithy
Sarina GrantMs. Parmington
Grey DeLisleJenna
Mark HamillEric
J.R. HorstingZeke
Clint HowardTug
Walter JonesRick. E
Bob MachrayPrincipal
Andi MathenyDebbie
Paige O'HaraNicole
Sherry WestonPeg
Debra WilsonGreat Grandma
April WinchellNana

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