Christmas in Tattertown (1988)

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Christmas in Tattertown is a 1988 television special created and directed by Ralph Bakshi about a place where everything discarded in the world came alive. It aired on the cable television network Nickelodeon.


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13 June 2013 | newtype_1
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| Gonzo animation, tobacco pie and Christmas!
I recorded this show when it first ran on Nickelodeon and watched it countless times over Christmas and school vacation over the years. No matter how many times I saw it it always seemed fresh, there was so much strange stuff happening. Some gags I got right away- when Muffet meets Sidney the Spider, she's basically walking into the last scene of every Merrie Melodies cartoon, where all the citizens mobilize to beat up the bad guy who kidnapped the hero's girlfriend. But I never got the joke (or the irony) about the Christmas Tree, Mr Tannenbaum, being Jewish until I was much older. If Tattertown had been picked up it would perhaps have jump-started the adult animation boom that The Simpsons and Ren & Stimpy eventually pioneered.

Anyway, some others complain the characters are undeveloped but this was a pilot. Also, sometimes Bakshi just rolls that way. I'd rather watch a cartoon with amazing animation that makes me laugh anyway. I think this is actually one of Bakshi's best productions, I enjoyed it way more than Wizards or LOTR.

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Trivia

The first animated TV special made for Nickelodeon.


Soundtracks

White Christmas
Music and Lyrics by
Irving Berlin
Performed by Bing Crosby
Courtesy of MCA Records
Music Clearance by Mary Williams Music Clearance Corp.

Storyline

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Genres

Animation | Comedy | Family

Details

Release Date:

21 December 1988

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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