GenreAnimation, Family, Fantasy ScreenplayDiane Dixon WriterDiane Dixon LanguageEnglish
Release dateJuly 30, 1983 CastPriscilla Lopez (Herself the Elf (voice)), Ellen Greene (Creeping Ivy (voice)), Denny Dillon (Meadow Morn (voice)), Georgia Engel (Willow Song (voice)), Terri Hawkes (Snow Drop (voice)), Jim Henshaw (Wilfie - a Wood Sprite (voice)) Similar moviesTake Me Up to the Ball Game (1980)
The Magic of Herself the Elf (also known by its on-screen title, The Special Magic of Herself the Elf) is a 1983 animated television special produced by the Canadian animation company, Nelvana Limited, Scholastic Entertainment, and Those Characters from Cleveland. Directed by John Celestri (credited under first name Gian) and Raymond Jafelice, it stars the voices of Jerry Orbach, Georgia Engel and Priscilla Lopez. The music was sung and performed, though not written, by Judy Collins.
The special is based on the American Greetings/Mattel property, Herself the Elf, and was followed by a 1990s spinoff series of the same name starring Terri Hawkes. It was released once on video by Scholastic/Lorimar (later Karl-Lorimar).