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Ziggy's Gift (1982)

John Gibbons , Tony Giorgio , Richard Williams  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: John Gibbons, Tony Giorgio, Tom McGreevey, Richard Williams
  • Directors: Richard Williams
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Bfs Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 18, 2005
  • Run Time: 24 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000AYEIZ4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,943 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Ziggy's Gift" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Ziggy, the comic icon, comes to life for the first time in this Emmy Award winning, animated feature film packed with all the love and good cheer of the Holiday Season!

In this classic Christmas adventure, Ziggy and his faithful dog Fuzz take a job as a street Santa to raise money for the poor. Surrounded by crooked Santas, sneaky thieves and suspicious cops, Ziggy remains honest and kind. His selfless giving to others makes us smile and feel again the warmth and happiness of true Holiday Spirit.

Created and written by Emmy winning Ziggy Cartoonist, Tom Wilson with animation from award winning Master Animators Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), Eric Goldberg (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast) and Tom Sito (The Lion King, Shrek) and music and lyrics written by Grammy winning composer Harry Nilsson, Ziggy's Gift is a genuinely heart-warming Holiday Special - a gift to be treasured and enjoyed year after year. approx. 24 mins. col.

Special Features: About Ziggy's Creator, Tom Wilson / Ziggy Animated Film Shorts / Ziggy Holiday Comic Strips / Ziggy Meets the Masters / Spanish Audio Track

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a gift! September 9, 2005
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I was so filled with joy and excitement when I saw that ZIGGY's GIFT was available on DVD!

I almost wanted to cry. I'm serious.

This is one of, if not THE best Christmas special in history!

This heartwarming show will fill you with the spirit of Christmas.

Beautiful! Magical! Inspiring! Emotional! Funny! Good hearted!

I cant tell you just how good this special is. The fact that it won an award for best Animated show is just a hint of how great this show is.

And the beautiful song (Cant remember the title) that chimes the meaning of Christmas, "Give, Give, Love" perfectly compliments this Holiday Classic.

It took a long time to come to DVD, but it was worth the wait.

I love this show so much I ordered 3 copies! LOL

I'll probably wear them all out watching it.

This special isnt very long, about 25 minutes to a half an hour, but believe me, it is worth it.

You will be touched and you will be filled with the Christmas spirit when you enjoy this great show.

It's message of love, peace, and giving to those less fortunate are contagious.

Get yourself an early Christmas gift this year. Get this DVD.

And enjoy it all Holiday Season long!

Watching this show is sure to become a Christmas tradition in your home.

If I could have given it ten stars, I would have.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top 5 Christmas DVD's December 18, 2005
Ziggy's Gift was a strange surprise to me when released in in 1982.

After years of the same old Christmas cartoon's (Rudolph, Frosty, Charlie Browns Christmas), from out of no where comes this Christmas classic destined to become a staple in the yearly Christmas lineup for kids.

Ziggy's Gift, while very short @ 23 minutes, embodies all the important qualities of a good Christmas show. Love, caring, giving, and peace on earth. Tom Wilson manages to pack his message in a playful and sometimes tear jerking way in the time alloted for his 1/2 hour special.

The show really supports the true meaning of Christmas and ends with an orphanage scene that is not to be forgotten!! Ziggy's dog even makes friends with a kitten in the show!!

Go out and get it if you are tired of the same old Christmas specials. Here's where Ziggy's gift stands in my top five shows:

1. Charlie Brown's Christmas
2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
3. Ziggy's Gift
4. Frosty the Snowman
5. Santa Claus in Comin to Town


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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ziggy's Gift October 6, 2005
This is probably the BEST Christmas cartoon special of all time. I've been waiting a long time for this to come out on dvd. I have a copy of this program on a Betamax (remember those things) tape that I recorded off of HBO probably 20+ years ago. Buy multiple copies and give them away for Christmas!!! Ho! Ho! Ho!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ziggy's Gift is a cute Christmas movie October 20, 2001
By Kerrie
Format:VHS Tape
Ziggy's gift is a really cute video set at Christmas time. The story is about Ziggy, a chubby little guy, and all the mishaps that he goes through when he is just trying to collect money for the poor at Christmas time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ziggy's Gift, the Gift of Giving November 7, 2005
Ziggy, known in this short feature as "the little guy" goes innocently about his business just doing what he always does, which when one looks at it in the proper light, is a blessing to all. Ziggy shows us all that the simple things, being honest, living with love and charity in your heart and mind, and keeping busy by serving others instead of yourself is the gift that keeps on giving. Ziggy's Gift does all this while keeping all ages laughing at the antics that surround him. I first viewed this short in the 80's when my children were small, and to this day, we still call our Thanksgiving bird a Torekey. Watch and you'll see what I mean. It will become a family favorite.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ziggy is a hit...again! January 17, 2007
By C. West
When our kids were growing up this was their favorite Christmas show. We recorded it from TV and they wore the video tape out. We were delighted to find Ziggy's Gift on DVD for our 11 grandchildren this Christmas. It has a great message, teaching the values of giving and love. The DVD picture was so clear and beautifully redone. We aren't sure who was more pleased; our grandchildren or their parents! Thanks so much.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great christmas classic August 19, 2005
ZiGGY's gift is the greatest christmas special. I have been waiting for years this to come out on dvd.

I just got a copy of the DVD. It is wonderful, there are 10 ZiGGY shorts that I have never seen. I kinda knew of their existance but I always thought it was something I made up in my head. Great stuff for ZiGGY fans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh, Ziggy. January 18, 2007
I'm not really a fan of the Ziggy comic strip but I think it's cute from time to time.

This animated special is actually pretty decent though. The animation is really nice!

There's a thief character that is strangely similiar to the Thief from "The Thief and the Cobbler"--which makes sense since both were directed by Animation legend, Richard Williams. Not an amazing holiday special, but one worth watching if you are an animation lover and into holiday cartoons.

The DVD also has some interesting bonus features including scans of Ziggy comic strip panels and some animated shorts (most of which are cheezy but curious odditities...)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, classic, feel good show
A classic, I watched this show every Christmas growing up. Had it on VHS but it was lost at some point. Great to be able to own on DVD! A true feel good show!
Published 16 days ago by Jennifer Poche
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
dvd arrived on time and as advertised
Published 17 days ago by JOHN CUMMINS
5.0 out of 5 stars A don't miss quality heartwarming animation
Loved it as a kid, still love it as an adult. DVD plays great on any player it's been in.

Ziggy's gift is a simple story, about a good guy that (unknowingly) almost gets... Read more
Published 23 days ago by turner_family
5.0 out of 5 stars I've always loved this movie
I've always loved this movie, and when I bought it recently my nine-year old grandson...who wasn't sure he would like it...has watched it seven times already (almost in a row!). Read more
Published 2 months ago by D. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Love it, very happy with this movie.I had gotten the same movie a few years back and it was lost. I would but from this seller again. Very happy!
Published 6 months ago by Jodee Stevenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute movie!
I saw this movie years ago and got it on Video. The video has since worn out and I was so grateful to get this one on DVD. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Speach60
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas story
I first saw this back in 1984 and bought it on VHS tape. Since we no longer have a VHS player (not to mention the tape is pretty worn out) we decided that we just had to get this... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Richard Coutermarsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Gift to give
Bought this for just about EVERYONE... I LOVE this from my childhood. Now if PacMan's christmas video wasn't crazy $$$$$ my holiday would be complete.
Published 10 months ago by Sharon Dale
3.0 out of 5 stars Ziggy's Gift is a sweet holiday movie for the family.
Ziggy's Gift is a sweet and simple little animated holiday movie. My family and I enjoyed it. Children especially love Ziggy.
Published 10 months ago by Lisa Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful
Wonderful cartoon with a message of love during the Christmas season . My wife's favorite to watch every Christmas .
Published 10 months ago by Don
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