GenreAnimation, Comedy, Family First episode dateDecember 21, 1988 Number of episodes1 CreatorRalph Bakshi
Release dateDecember 21, 1988 WriterRalph Bakshi (characters), Tom Minton (teleplay), Jim Reardon (teleplay) CastCharlie Adler, Jennifer Darling Related Ralph Bakshi moviesRalph Bakshi directed Christmas in Tattertown and Hey Good Lookin, Ralph Bakshi directed Christmas in Tattertown and Cool and the Crazy, Ralph Bakshi directed Christmas in Tattertown and Last Days of Coney Island, Ralph Bakshi directed Christmas in Tattertown and Wizards, Ralph Bakshi directed Christmas in Tattertown and Coonskin
Christmas in Tattertown is a 1988 television special created and directed by Ralph Bakshi about a place where everything discarded in the world came alive. It aired on the cable television network Nickelodeon.
Bakshi originated the idea for Tattertown in high school, where it was originally a comic strip called Junk Town. The strip made light of the human condition by showing the value of things we throw away.
Bakshi worked with Nickelodeon to bring his strip to life as a regular television series. In 1988, they commissioned him to create a pilot for the series. It aired on December 21, 1988 during the network's Nick at Nite block of programming.
Originally the series was to be picked up in 1989 for 39 episodes, but the project was abandoned. Nickelodeon renamed the pilot Christmas in Tattertown and aired it annually as a special until 1992. Bakshi has retained rights to the pilot and in an interview on his official website conducted on August 2, 2007, he confirmed a DVD release.
Charlie Adler - Sidney the Spider / Additional Voices
Keith David - Miles the Saxophone / Additional Voices