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The Monster's Christmas

Television (Full Length) – 1981

No ordinary Christmas tale, The Monster’s Christmas throws viewers into a world of friendly creatures, talking hot pools and witches with gym equipment in their cave lairs. Child find Lucy McGrath revels in the role of a plucky girl who encounters a one-eyed monster with smoke billowing from his head. The monsters need her help to steal their voices back from an evil witch. The stylings of the live action creatures were influenced by the volcanic North Island locations, and designed by Janet Williamson and cartoonist Burton Silver. Yvonne Mackay (Kaitangata Twitch) directs.

Pictures? You eat pictures?
– The girl (Lucy McGrath), to the Mountain Monster

Key Cast & Crew

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Lucy McGrath

As: The Girl

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Yvonne Mackay

Director

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Dave Gibson

Producer

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Burton Silver

Writer, Monster Designer

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Roger Page

As: Mud Monster

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Michael Wilson

As: Witch's Nasty Monster

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Acknowledgements

Produced by Gibson Film Productions, in association with the National Film unit and Television New Zealand

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