The Ugly Duckling's Christmas Wish

 

 

SYNOPSIS

A warm-hearted tale of Omar, the ugly duckling, whose Christmas wish is simply to find a place where he belongs. Hitching a ride to the big city he meets up with a runaway girl and the two discover the true meaning of Christmas.


 
CREDIT LIST
 

Produced by...............


Jerry Reynolds
Russ Harris
Michael N. Ruggiero

   
Adapted from.............. Hans Christian Anderson
   
Written by................... Jerry Reynolds
   
Story by......................

Russ Harris
Jerry Reynolds
   

Directed By.................

Jerry Reynolds
Russ Harris

   
   
CAST  
   
Omar.......................... Alex Marshall Thompson
   
Ruby........................... Ashley Zachary
   
Mr. Crumbs................. Will Gould
   
Mother Swan.............. Lisa L. Buetow
   
Mother Duck............... Miki Mathioudakis
   
Ruby's Mother............. Brenda Skeen
   
Girl Duckling............... Casey Ross
   
Cindy Duck.................. Lauren Madden
   
Drake Duck.................. Russ Harris
   
Ruby's Father.............. Jerry Reynolds
   
News Reporter............ Natalie Bridegroom Harris
   
Boy Swan................... Bob Dalzell
   
Girl Swan................... Lindsay Walters
   
Farmer's son............... Pervis Bearden, Jr.
   
Farmer........................ Andy Kuhn
   
Boy Duck..................... Scott Nealon
   
Dock Workers..............

Mike Ruggiero
Charlie Cooper
   
Singers.......................

Lisa Aubrey Rhoads
Beth Aubrey Meyer
   
   
   
PRODUCTION  
   
Music and Songs......... Jerry Reynolds
   
Recording Director...... Russ Harris
   
Animation................... Charlie Cooper
  Kyle Hayworth
  Andy Kuhn
  Jerry Reynolds
   
Background Design..... Andy Friz
   
Layout......................... Jerry Reynolds
  Andy Friz
   
Additional  
Storyboard.................. Glenn Zimmerman
   
Ink and Paint.............. Michael J. Cole
  Dana Huggler Harris
   
Animation Camera...... Daryl D. Pyle
   
Film Editing................ Russ Harris
   
Additional  
Ink and Paint.............. Tracy Friz
  Aszura D. Taylor
   
   
SONGS  
   
"The Christmas Star"  
Written by Jerry Reynolds
Performed by Lisa Aubrey Rhoads
and Beth Aubrey Meyer
   
"The Very Best Of What We've Got"
Written by Jerry Reynolds
Performed by Ashley Zachary
   
"The 'Merry' in Merry Christmas!"
Written by Jerry Reynolds
Performed by Alex Marshall Thompson
and Will Gould
   
Film Processing.......... Astro Color Labs
  Chicago, Illinois
   
© 1996 Perennial Pictures Film Corporation.

CATEGORY
TV Movie / Family / Christmas

FORMAT
TV Movie

EPISODE
1 x 70 minutes

PRODUCTION NOTES
Broadcast in 112 television markets internationally . On WDR (GERMANY) the film generated a 35% share for 3-6 year olds, as the market leader for its time slot on Christmas Eve 1996. Premiered domestically on FOX FAMILY CHANNEL 1996.



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Ink and Paint Artist
DANA HUGGLER HARRIS
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