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Animation & Cartoons
by Rankin/Bass Productions
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When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.
Topics: Animation, Christmas, Santa Claus, Clement Clarke Moore, 1970s
Animation & Cartoons
by Rankin/Bass Productions
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The Ballad of Smokey the Bear tells the story, or a story of Smokey the Bear. The premise has Smokey’s big brother, voiced by James Cagney, telling the story of how his brother got his name. It’s a long winded and rambling tale that has very little Smokey and a great deal of a cranky Jimmy. The story has the animals trying to find out who set a forest fire and is poisoning the water. Its not giving anything away to say it’s an escaped circus gorilla that smokes cigars.
Topics: Animation, Smokey the Bear, Forest Fires, James Cagney, 1960s, Fire Prevention, Johnny Marks
Animation & Cartoons
by Rankin/Bass Productions
movies

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A delightful, animated musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. A Cricket on the Hearth, tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the family, it’s Crocket who comes to the rescue and restores peace and happiness.
Topics: Charles Dickens, Animation, 1960s, Roddy McDowall, Christmas, Danny Thomas
Animation & Cartoons
by Rankin/Bass Productions
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Rather than adapt a later or create a new Oz story, this production has Dorothy still in posession of the shoes, and she clings to an apple tree during a tornado which takes her back to Oz. The Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Lion (using the names created for the nearly-abstract television series, Tales of the Wizard of Oz, from which this was derived) have had their MGM gifts destroyed by the restored Wicked Witch, and the four proceed to the Wizard for help, who is ineffectual as usual.
Topics: Animation, L. Frank Baum, Oz (Imaginary place), Fantasy, 1960s
Music, Arts & Culture
by Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Hisaishi
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The closing song to the anime film My Neighbor Totoro.
Topics: Studio Ghibli, Anime, Azumi Inoue, 1980s
Animation & Cartoons
by Hanna-Barbera
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The debut cartoon of Yogi Bear that appeared on The Huckleberry Hound Show in 1958. The character became so popular that he received his own show in 1961. 
Topics: Yogi Bear, Animation, Huckleberry Hound, 1950s