Ziggy's Gift

Ziggy's Gift
Written by Tom Wilson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Running time 24 minutes
Production company(s) Welcome Productions, in association with Universal Press Syndicate
Original network ABC
Original release December 1, 1982

Ziggy's Gift is a 1982 American animated TV special short film directed by Richard Williams, based on the comic strip Ziggy.[1] The special first aired December 1, 1982, on ABC. It was written by Ziggy's creator Tom Wilson and Animators included Eric Goldberg and Tom Sito with music by Harry Nilsson. The film won an Emmy award.


Ziggy (who does not say any dialogue in the special) and his faithful dog Fuzz take a job as a street Santa to raise money for the poor. Surrounded by crooked Santas, sneaky thieves and a suspicious cop, Ziggy remains honest and kind.


  1. "Unflinchingly unhip but unbelievably popular, Ziggy turns 35". The Associated Press. Retrieved 2011-12-25.

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