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"A Christmas Plotz" is the first half of the 49th produced episode of the Warner Bros. animated series Animaniacs. The episode's plot, which is a parody of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, was later adapted as the album A Hip-Hopera Christmas. It is Christmas Eve at the Warner Bros. studio lot, but CEO Thaddeus Plotz is not at all in the mood to celebrate the holidays. As the bitter CEO complains about how everyone always sends him fruitcake for Christmas, Ralph the Guard steps in, since Plotz has called him in. Ralph reads a special holiday greeting and then gives a fruitcake that his wife made for Plotz. Plotz explains that he has looked at the studio's end-of-the-year budget and found that Yakko, Wakko and Dot have caused far too much damage this year, and since Ralph was unable to keep them under control, he is being fired. That night, as Plotz is figuring out how to cut costs, Slappy Squirrel suddenly appears in front of him as a ghost (because "the studio keeps givin' me these lousy cameos"). She tells him that he is going to be visited by three ghosts tonight, but she does not know why because she lost the next page of her script. After Slappy storms out, saying she needs to get a new agent, Plotz figures he must have been hallucinating. (more)
- David Ogden Stiers, known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H and his voice work at Disney (including Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast, Dr. Jumba Jookiba from Lilo and Stitch, and Mr. Jolly on Teacher's Pet), died at the age of 75 on March 3rd.
- Heather North, who voiced Daphne Blake on Scooby-Doo from 1970 all the way up to 2003, passed away at the age of 71 on November 30th.
- The Walt Disney Company has officially acquired most of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion, thus bringing Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone, The Simpsons, and the X-Men movies under the same corporate umbrella as Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Frozen, Phineas and Ferb, the Muppets, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and Star Wars.
- Illumination Entertainment is working on an animated movie adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! that will be directed by Pete Candeland and will star Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch. It is scheduled for release on November 9, 2018.
- The Grinch (theaters)
- Christmas for Keeps (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries)
- Christmas Hours (Lifetime)
- Christmas on the Coast (INSP)
- Klaus (Netflix)
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