The Real Story of Au Clair de la Lune (1994)

Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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This somewhat offbeat 30-minute cartoon special was originally part of Cinar's The Real Story of... anthology, wherein the histories of such popular songs as "O Christmas Tree" and "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" were recounted in a highly fanciful fashion. On this occasion, Milton Berle provides the voice of the evil Prince of Darkness, who despises sunlight and especially moonlight. Hoping to plunge the world into eternal night, the Prince casts a spell over Pierrot, guardian of the moon, sending the poor fellow into a deep, deep slumber. Pierrot's pal, Marvin, realizes that the only person who can save Pierrot and restore the moonlight is a young boy named Jamie -- who, alas, is so scared of the dark that he dares not venture from his home. First seen on Canadian television, Au Clair de la Lune made its U.S. cable bow via the HBO service on January 15, 1994.