Thursday, December 3, 2009
He's Mister Green Christmas
Hello I am the movie encyclopedia and if no one else will see it, I will.
Nowadays its hard to make a good christmas cartoon. It seems to me that they are either too juvinile and lack the depth that the 60s cartoons had, they try to hard or they are just recycling the same story over and over. Well what started as a good idea, bringing back those Miser brothers from The Year Without A Santa Claus with the original (who are still alive) cast members, turned out to be a jumbled up mess of a TV movie.
The story of A Miser Brother Christmas revolves around the two Miser Brothers, Heat Miser and Snow Miser, who have been at each others throats for years. Despite them being brothers they just CANT get along no matter what-they are total polar opposites (*rim shot*) Well one day at the elemental family reuninon the Miser Brothers evil cousin the North Wind asks Mother Earth what would happen if Santa couldnt do his duties. Well Mother Nature said that he would probably end up doing it. With the idea that he could take over the world as the new Santa
(Sorry had to do it)
He decides to sabatoge Santa's sleigh and make sure he cant do Christmas. Well the Miser Brothers have to band together to save Christmas...but can they do it?
Its a good premise and it works to some degree but it really puts to shame the original characters. It makes them look even more bitter and petty instead of just misunderstood. As someone who grew up singing the songs and watching these movies, its a real downer on all their films.
A good idea but with a bad execution. Watch the original instead.
MY VERDICT: AVOID IT