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    New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!


    Just saw a promo on ABC Family for a new Miser Brothers Christmas special.
    Hopefully this will be better than the live action made for TV movie that was done in the last couple of years.


    The Miser Brothers are from the Rankin-Bass Christmas Special: They Year Without a Santa Claus.


    Here's the ABC Family page that has a few stills from the new special: ABC Family: Mickey Rooney and George S. Irving in A Miser Brothers' Christmas, the Movie


    And here's a clip from the new special:


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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    Definitely looks worthy of a look. I'm glad they stuck with the classic stop motion animation and didn't just make some cheap cg thing with the characters.




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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    I LOVE The Misers and this looks good. They seem to have done a good job matching the voice talent of the original. I'm also glad that they didn't take the cheap route and just animate it.


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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    It certainly has the jittery motion that the original special had, but I'm not so sure whether it was stop motion, or computer animation. I would guess computer animation with the way some of the shots were done. Does anyone know for sure?

    Also, Mickey Rooney did the voice of Santa in the original AND in this special. Also, George S. Irvive did the voice of Heat Miser in both specials. Shirley Booth (Mrs Claus) and Dick Shawn (Snow Mise) both passed away, so new voices were cast for those roles.

    They came reall close to the looks on Snow and Heat, but they didn't really get the look right on Santa. And Mrs. Claus is WAY wrong.


    Oh, anyone remember the sequel done to the Island of Misfit Toys, the one that was done in CGI? There was some HORRIBLE animation in that special. Thankfully, the new Miser Brothers special looks better than that.

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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    Ah, thanks for that Aladdin.

    As far as the stop motion vs. computer animation, not sure.

    That would be cool if they use the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy remake of the song.


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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    It looks CGI but made to replicate the look of Animagic.

    I hope it dosen't suck air.

    ... I'll stick to the original... which I have on DVD.

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy did a great cover of the Miser Brothers song.

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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    Here's a version of the song that you probably haven't see before:
    Heat Heat Miser is ok - the special effects are a nice touch.
    and the Snow Miser, is, uh, Fabulous and Funny!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:...?v=qD-2ZprmYzE

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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    And here is the live action version from 2006:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:...eature=related

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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    Oh that live action one SUCKED!!!

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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    WOW, that live action one REALLY SUCKED!!!
    I had no idea that they had done a live action version of Year Without a Santa Claus.

    Oh the humanity!

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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    Great videos folks. While the live action version of it kind of stunk, you have to appreciate the hench wenches. lol

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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    Ohh i love Misers!! I look forward to 25 Days of Christmas every year.. love their original specials.. Heres another clip from it..cute song

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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    Anybody else tune in for this over the weekend? Thoughts?

    I was really quite disappointed. It wasn't a bad story concept, but I just wasn't impressed with the execution of it. In particular, the new songs were really bad (and badly sung).




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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    I didn't bother with this one. If I remember correctly, the first one was just a big Wal Mart and coke commercial which really bugged me and I stopped watching halfway in because I was tired of all the product placement.

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    Re: New Miser Brother Christmas Special to air on ABC Family!

    I didn't like it. And Mrs. Claus looked like they got her in a raid of the Rolie Polie Olie prop bin.
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