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The Little Drummer Boy [1968]

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Director:Arthur Rankin Jr.
Jules Bass
Writer:Romeo Muller
Composer:Maury Laws
Length:25 minutes
MPAA Rating:UR
Suggested Event Use:Christmas
Sorting Category:Holiday
IMDB Rating:7.2/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Aaron is a little boy with a drum (Ta Daaa!) who hates all people because of what people did to his parents.


Reaction: The story is a bit disappointing. The animation is fine, as Rankin and Bass know how to do that well, but the "I hate people!" bit is a bit strained.


Personal Rating: 5/10

Select Cast and Crew
Arthur Rankin Jr. => Director
Jules Bass => Director
Romeo Muller => Writer
Maury Laws => Composer
Die Wiener Sängerknaben => Vocal Ensemble (as The Vienna Boys Choir)
Greer Garson => Our Story Teller (as Miss Greer Garson)
José Ferrer => Ben Haramed (as Jose Ferrer)
June Foray => Aaron's Mother
Paul Frees => Aaron's Father, the Magi
Ted Eccles => Aaron (as Teddy Eccles)