Naughty or Nice
80's Animated Christmas Specials
As child who grew up in the 80's watching cartoons for breakfast was one of my favorite things, what a better time then Christmas, I'd look in the TV guide to see when my favorite TV Christmas Episodes would air.
The Christmas Raccoons
Cyril Sneer a scrooge type charter along with his brainy son Cedric, are out to clear cut the Forest where The Raccoons Ralph, Melissa along with Bert live on Christmas eve. After Cyril Sneer starts clear cutting the forest for profit. The Racoons home are one of the trees that become one of the tress that get cut. Then dragged by the kids of the Forest Ranger Dan & their dog Schaeffer , their home to be Christmas trees, not realizing it’s The Racoons home. Cedric convicts his rich Dad their could be profit in re planting trees, so magical by Christmas morning new trees are planted and The Racoons get a new home. This was an early way to send a message about big business who destroy the environment for profit it’s still going on today it may have gotten worse but this is Christmas list and supported to be fun.
First aired in Canada on CBC on December 17, I remember when this first aired. Directed by Kevin Gills & Paul Schibli with Rich Little as the narrator Rita Coolidge - voiced Melissa, Bert voiced by Len Carlson who also was in Green Goblin in the 60’s Spiderman TV cartoon.
Astro Boy: The Light Ray Robot 1980
Astro befriends the newly invented invisible Light Ray Robot which was stolen during a demonstration then be used to commit crimes, this happens over the Christmas.
The Real Ghostbusters
Xmas Marks the Spot
A retelling of a Christmas Carol with of course Ebenezer Scrooge, The Ghostbusters are sent throw a time warp, wind up saving Scrooge from the three ghost that haunt him on Christmas Eve. To there dismay when they go back throw the time warp the world has changed Christmas is no longer celebrated and everyone in New York is say “BaH Humbug” instead of Happy Holidays. Peter winds up going back to the time warp to scare Scrooge straight, and save Christmas for not only the world but himself. It first aired on December 13 1986 and currently available on Netflix
Directed by Richard Raynis
Arsenio Hall - Winston Zeddemore
Maurice LaMarche - Dr. Egon Spengler / Bob Cratchit / Ghost of Christmas Present (voice) (as Maurice La Marche
Lorenzo Music - Peter Venkman
Frank Welker - Dr. Raymound Stantz / Silmer / Stanta Clause
Laura Summer - Janine Melinitz
Peter Renaday - Ebenezer Scrooge