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Ziggy's Gift is an animated TV special based on the comic strip Ziggy, originally broadcast on ABC on December 1, 1982. It was written by Ziggy's creator Tom Wilson and directed by Richard Williams, the latter whom also plays as a Crooked Santa. Animators included Eric Goldberg and Tom Sito with music by Harry Nilsson, in which he also written & performed the original song "Give, Love, Joy". In 1983, the special won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program.

Synopsis

Ziggy and his faithful dog Fuzz take a job as a street Santa to raise money for the poor. Surrounded by crooked Santas, sneaky thieves and suspicious cops, Ziggy remains honest and kind.

Cast

Voice actor/actressCharacter(s)
David Arias
Perry Botkin
Katrina Fried
Natasha Fried
John GibbonsAnnouncer
Tony GiorgioButcher
Jack Hanrahan
Linda Harmon
Tom McGreeveyOfficer O'Conner
Anna Ostelson
Latoya Prescod
Gloria Gale Prosper
Andy Raus
Terry Stillwell-Harriton
Lena Tabori
Frank W. WelkerFuzz
Cat
Turkeys
Holly Williams
Richard WilliamsCrooked Santa
Tim Williams
Tom Wilson Jr.

Home video releases

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Christmas Specials Based on Comic Strips
Peanuts A Charlie Brown Christmas • "The Play" • It's Christmastime Again, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown's Christmas TalesI Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown • "Christmas is on Its Way" • "Christmas is Coming"
Garfield A Garfield Christmas Special • "Heatwave Holiday" • "Caroling Capers" • "Home for the Holidays"
Popeye Seasin's Greetinks!Mister and Mistletoe • "Spinach Greetings"
Dennis the Menace "The Christmas Story" • "The Christmas Horse" • "The Fifteen-Foot Christmas Tree" • A Dennis the Menace Christmas
Other comic strips The Captain's Christmas • "Hazel's Christmas Shopping" • "A Christmas Tale" • "Krazy's Krismas" • "It's Better To Give" • "Just 86 Shopping Minutes Till Christmas" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" (1965) • A Family Circus ChristmasZiggy's GiftThe Bestest Present • "North Pole Cat" • A Wish For Wings That WorkA Christmas AngelLittle Orphan Annie's A Very Animated Christmas • "A Baby Blues Christmas Special" • "Christmas with the Addams Family" (1998) • "A Huey Freeman Christmas"
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