Intergalactic Thanksgiving

1979 Canadian animated TV special
  • Greg Duffell
  • Don Arioli
  • Martin Lavut
Story by
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Frank Nissen
  • Clive A. Smith
Directed byClive A. SmithStarring
  • Sid Caesar
  • Catherine O'Hara
  • Chris Wiggins
  • Jean Walker
  • Martin Lavut
  • Derek McGrath
  • Al Waxman
  • Toby Waxman
Music byPatricia CullenCountry of originCanadaOriginal languageEnglishProductionProducers
  • J. Gordon Arnold
  • Michael Hirsh
  • Patrick Loubert
Production companyNelvanaOriginal releaseReleaseNovember 22, 1979 (1979-11-22)

Intergalactic Thanksgiving, sometimes known as Please Don't Eat The Planet, is a 1979 Canadian Thanksgiving animated television special that premiered on CBC and in the United States in syndication on November 22, 1979. Intergalactic Thanksgiving was the fourth television special produced by Nelvana in their 1977 to 1980 series of specials, A Cosmic Christmas, The Devil and Daniel Mouse and Romie-0 and Julie-8, all premiering in 1977, 1978 and 1979.[1]

The story revolves around farmers and aliens who try to get along after a serious ecological accident happens.[2] The ranchers help the royal family of the planet Laffalot from their runaway foodmaking machine.[3]

The special has been included on several Nelvana compilations, such as Animated Ink from 1980 and Nelvanamation (Volume 1), also from 1980.



The voice cast included:[2]


  1. ^ Beard, William (2002). North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980. University of Alberta. pp. 64.
  2. ^ a b Woolery, George W. (1989). Animated TV Specials: The Complete Directory to the First Twenty-Five Years, 1962-1987. Scarecrow Press. pp. 208–209. ISBN 0-8108-2198-2. Retrieved 27 March 2020.
  3. ^ Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 580–581. ISBN 978-1476665993.

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