Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night is a whimsical Christmas tale of the story behind how the beloved hymn "Silent Night" was created. When two mice, Buster and Chauncey, befriend a poor little orphan girl, they accidentally create a holiday miracle and make some Christmas history.
In 1818, two mouse musicians named Buster and Chauncey visit the Alpine town of Oberndorf, Austria, where they plan to perform for the country's Queen during its annual Christmas pageant, which is organized by Oberndorf's Mayor Huffenmeier. At Oberndorf, an orphan girl named Christina is given asylum on the local church as she intends to go to Vienna where her aunt and uncle live, but a pair of thieves, the Duke of Raoche and his niece Lady Gretchen, who claim to be watching over the preparations for the pageant, have their sights set on seizing the riches stored inside the church. Buster and Chauncey also get settled in the church for the preparations, but a cat chases them causing a mess inside the church that Mayor Huffenmeier blames Christina for, but the church priest, Father Joseph, doesn't think Christina caused the mess. However, the Duke and Lady Gretchen manage to steal the riches and also kidnap Christina, leaving her necklace on the place where the riches were so Father Joseph and Mayor Huffenmeier believe she stole them. Buster and Chauncey later help Christina escape and the Duke and Lady Gretchen are caught, with the riches being recovered, proving that Christina is innocent all along, but the previous chase caused damage to the church's organ. Later on, the melody Chauncey has been playing repeatedly on his violin inspires the organist. Father Joseph, who has written a poem, uses the melody to compose "Silent Night" and perform it for the first time. The Queen then offers to take Christina to Vienna and Christina says goodbye to her new friends, Buster and Chauncey.
|Townsend Coleman||Father Joseph|
|Gregg Edelman||Father Joseph (singing)|
|Harry Goz||Mayor Huffenmeier|
|Paul Kandel||Duke Rausch|
|Judith Blazer||Lady Gretchen|
|Marie Osmond||The Queen|
This was notably the final voice acting role for Phil Hartman, who voiced Chauncey, and also the acting debut of future Glee star Lea Michele.
- Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night at the Internet Movie Database
- Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night at the Big Cartoon DataBase
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