Will Vinton's unique Claymation productions have won the hearts of viewers young and old. The three holiday specials presented here (Halloween, Christmas and Easter) aired originally on network television between 1987 and 1992.
"Claymation Comedy of Horrors"
This wacky Halloween Special features Wilshire Pig and his reluctant sidekick, Sheldon Snail, on a quest for a secret diary that will lead them to Dr. Frankenswine's monster. Once inside the Doctor's castle, however, they find a Monster's Convention--a riotous Jamboree of ghouls, ghosts, and goblins going on. This hilarious horror spoof is a rapid-fire display of amazing animation, ridiculous sight gags, laughs and general ruckus. (1991, 24 minutes.)
"Claymation Christmas Celebration"
Herb and Rex, the Jurassic odd couple, introduce segments featuring the Three Wise Men, singing camels, ice-skating penguins, and the hilarious Paris Bellharmonic Orchestra. There's even a Motown rendition of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." The entire cast joins a rousing chorus finale of "Here We Come A-Wassailing," which is certain to put everyone in the Christmas mood. (1987, 24 minutes.)
Claymation Easter marks the return of Wilshire Pig, with an absurd plan to kidnap the Easter Bunny just days before the holiday and launch himself as the first ever Easter Pig. As one would expect, things go terribly wrong for Wilshire in a serious of disastrous and hilarious misadventures. As with all of Will Vinton's creations, totally off-the-wall comedy is matched with eye-popping animation. (1992, 23 minutes.)