Friday, July 24, 2009

Constant Rotation, the third part.

Well, this is one will now be in constant rotation on the computer.

Raggedy Ann & Andy and the Pumpkin Who Couldn't Smile was a 1979 television special created by the inimitable, instantly recognizable style of Chuck Jones. June Foray and Daws Butler provide the voices of Ann and Andy.
Poor Ralph isn't allowed to go trick-or-treating; he must stay at home and go to bed early -- so says his loving but stern and boring Aunt Agatha. She won't even let him have a jack o'lantern!
And there's a very glum pumpkin whom no one seems to want or need...
A simple tale, told with charm and sincere Hallowe'en love.
We absolutely adored this special when it first aired, and we taped it (Beta!) so it was in 'constant rotation' at our house every October for years afterward.

It's been a very hard to find 80's VHS release, and it has yet to see the light of day on DVD (as far as I can tell) so I had not seen it in its entirety in a very long time.

My favorite: "Pumpkin? Heh-whaddya mean, 'pumpkin'? Yer always yelling 'pumpkin'!"

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