A Very Merry Cricket
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Disconcerted by the chaotic, cynical cesspool that is New York City on Christmas Eve, Tucker Mouse and Harry Cat set out for their talented friend Chester Cricket, whose playing had miraculously soothed the city before, in the hopes that the people of New York may once again find their humanity (and perhaps learn the true meaning of Christmas).


Chester C. Cricket
(Voice: Les Tremayne)
Tucker R. Mouse
(Voice: Melvin Jerome "Mel" Blanc)
Harry Cat
(Voice: Les Tremayne)


Charles M. "Chuck" Jones

Music Sources

Bernard, Felix & Dick Smith : "Winter Wonderland "
Pierpoint, James Lord : "One Horse Open Sleigh (Jingle Bells) "
Oliphant, Thomas : "Deck the Halls "
Gruber, Franz Xaver & Joseph Mohr : "Silent Night "
Watts, Isacc : "Joy to the World "
Sears, Edmund H. & Richard S. Willis : "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear "



Contains Clips From:

The Cricket in Times Square


  • This special was submitted to the Academy Awards for consideration of the "Best Short Subject" Oscar, but didn't get nominated.
  • The backgrounds make reference to several CJE staff members including Oscar Dufau, Don Foster, Mary Roscoe, Ted Bemiller, and Chuck Jones.


United States

A Very Merry Cricket


United States

Chuck Jones Collection
Mowgli's Brothers

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 25:01
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 4 : 3 (Television)
Color Type: Deluxe
Sound Type: Mono
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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