The Magic of Herself the Elf

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The Special Magic of herself the Elf
Genre Animation
Written by Diane Dixon
Directed by Raymond Jafelice
Starring Denny Dillon
Georgia Engel
Music by Judy Collins
Patricia Cullen
Country of origin Canada
United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Jane Startz
Ray Peterson associate executive producer)
Producer(s) Michael Hirsh
Patrick Loubert
Clive A. Smith
Editor(s) Cathy Hunt
Tom Joerin
Rob Kirkpatrick
Don Lauder
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Nelvana
Scholastic Entertainment
Those Characters from Cleveland
Original release July 30, 1983

The Magic of Herself the Elf (also known by its on-screen title, The Special Magic of Herself the Elf) is a 1983 animated television special produced by the Canadian animation company, Nelvana Limited, Scholastic Entertainment, and Those Characters from Cleveland. Directed by John Celestri (credited under first name Gian) and Raymond Jafelice, it stars the voices of Jerry Orbach, Georgia Engel and Priscilla Lopez. The music was sung and performed, though not written, by Judy Collins.

The special is based on the American Greetings/Mattel property, Herself the Elf, and was followed by a 1990s spinoff series of the same name starring Terri Hawkes. It was released once on video by Scholastic/Lorimar (later Karl-Lorimar).


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