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Annabelle's Wish (1997)

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A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Director:

Roy Wilson

Writers:

Dan Henderson (short story), Jane Baer | 13 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Travis ... Adult Billy / Narrator (voice)
Jay Johnson ... Ears (voice)
Jerry Van Dyke ... Grandpa Baker (voice)
Jim Varney ... Mr. Gus Holder (voice)
Rue McClanahan ... Scarlett (voice)
Cloris Leachman ... Aunt Agnes (voice)
Aria Noelle Curzon ... Emily (voice)
James Lafferty ... Buster (voice)
Charlie Cronin Charlie Cronin ... Bucky (voice)
Jennifer Darling ... Star (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Lawyer / Sheriff (voice)
Stu Rosen Stu Rosen ... Doctor (voice)
Jerry Houser ... Slim (voice)
Brian Cummings ... Brewster (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ... Hens (voice)
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Storyline

A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

boy | mute | reindeer | wish | cow | See All (9) »

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Wishes can come true.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Annabelle's Wish See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Randy Travis voices the adult Billy, the narrator, who as a child can't speak. In 2013, Travis suffered a stroke and was unable to speak, and was just barely able to communicate until 2016. See more »

Quotes

[talking about the bullies Bucky and Buster]
Emily: I hope Santa has nothing but dolls when he gets to their house.
[Billy nods, then suddenly looks shocked]
Emily: Well he's gotta leave them *something*.
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Connections

References Lassie (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

If You Believe
Written by Steve Dorff, John Bettis, and Nancy Masters
Performed by Kevin Sharp
Kevin Sharp appears courtesy of Asylum Records
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The best cartoon I ever saw. Period.
7 January 2001 | by kikkoboy01See all my reviews

This is an animation for the ages. I thought "Mickey's Christmas Carol" was my absolute favourite of all time, until I saw Annabelle's Wish.

It's the tale of true friendship and unselfishness that I believe EVERYONE should watch. It touches the heart, body, and soul with stunning visuals, a great score, and wonderful art and voices. Buy it if you have kids. Buy it if you are a kid. Buy it... if ... if you still believe there is some good and worth in this world left.


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