Friday, December 20, 2013

The Great Rupert: A Christmas Wish * 12 Day's of Christmas on Xanaland *

What could be more endearing than a squirrel who saves Christmas?! 

via WiKi, because I'm not here to re-invent the wheel: 

The Great Rupert, is a 1950 comedy family film, produced by George Pal, directed by Irving Pichel and starring Jimmy DuranteTom Drake and Terry Moore. It is based on a story, written by Ted Allan, which has also been published as a children's book under the title "Willie the Squowse".[1] 
The story revolves around a little animated squirrel who, with lots of charm, accidentally helps two economically distressed families overcome their obstacles.

George Pal's stop-motion animation used in creating the illusion of a dancing squirrel (Rupert) was so realistic that he received many inquiries as to where he located a trained squirrel.
In 1999, Arnold Leibovit Entertainment re-released the film on DVD.
In 2003, 20th Century Fox and Legend Films revived the (now) public domain film with a colorized special edition of the film, under the title A Christmas Wish.

Take these wonderful classic cinema moments to heart and let the lessons of generosity remain with you always!

In case you get cold....

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