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The Wish That Changed Christmas (1991)

Ivy, an orphan wants a grandmother and a doll for Christmas. She mistakes a sign greeting her into a town, she jumps off a bus and shouts, "It's me, Ivy!". In the cold she looks for a ... See full summary »

Director:

Catherine Margerin

Writers:

Rumer Godden (book), Romeo Muller (written for television by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jonathan Winters ... The Owl (voice)
Paul Winfield ... Mr. Smith (voice)
Brittany Thornton Brittany Thornton ... Ivy (voice)
Lea Floden Lea Floden ... Holly (voice)
Marc Robinson Marc Robinson ... Peter (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Mrs. Jones (voice)
William Boyett ... Officer Jones (voice) (as Bill Boyett)
Beverly Garland ... Miss Shepherd (voice)
C. Lindsay Workman ... Mr. Blossom (voice) (as Lindsey Workman)
Susan Blu Susan Blu ... (voice)
Robbie Rist ... (voice)
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Ivy, an orphan wants a grandmother and a doll for Christmas. She mistakes a sign greeting her into a town, she jumps off a bus and shouts, "It's me, Ivy!". In the cold she looks for a grandma unsucessfully. She finally finds a woman who always wanted children and a doll, Holly. Based on the book The Story of Holly and Ivy. Written by VCR

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1991 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This is Great
20 December 2014 | by Writer_CommentarySee all my reviews

If you've never seen this special, I recommend watching it. It can be a very basic concept, an orphan wanting to find a family, but it's more than just that. There's a lot of other characters, both humans and toys, that make different contributions to the story. They put much in this short special, but the end result is pretty good. I'm not sure how else to review this movie than by saying that it's great. Such a simple thing with various characters all wanting something better with their lives. Some parts may not be realistic in the end, but it's hard to worry about that in a lot of different movies and specials. I hope that you can see it because I like it and I don't know why others wouldn't.


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