The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale

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The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale
Written by Original fable:
Aesop
Teleplay:
Maxine Fisher
Directed by Michael Sporn
Starring John Lithgow
Crystal Gayle
Theme music composer David Evans
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Michael Sporn
Running time 25 min.
Release
Original channel HBO
Original release December 8, 1993

The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale is an animated TV special from Michael Sporn Productions, which aired in December 1993 as part as the HBO Storybook Musicals series. As the title implies, the story is an adaptation of the Aesop fable that is set around Christmastime.

The special's two characters, Emily and Alexander, were voiced respectively by Crystal Gayle and John Lithgow. These two cousins would appear in the animated series The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures, also on HBO.

The Country Mouse and the City Mouse: A Christmas Tale has not been announced on MOD DVD from Warner Archive Collection (HBO), or DHX Media (Michael Sporn Productions). Warner Home Video currently, they also serve distributor for television and/or movie products released by HBO. DHX Media currently, they also serve distributor for television and products released by Cookie Jar Group.

Synopsis[edit]

At a house in the country, a female mouse named Emily, whose existence is known to the two children living there, decides to go into the city to visit her cousin Alexander for Christmas. However, the chef the restaurant Alexander lives in has set a variety of anti-mice precautions, thus scaring the two cousins out of the restaurant. The two mice return to the country house to celebrate Christmas together.

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