You don’t have to be a fan of the 1980s Canadian sketch comedy series SCTV to know the 12 Days of Christmas song as performed by the characters Bob and Doug McKenzie. Comedians Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis recorded the tune for their 1981 album Bob and Doug McKenzie: Great White North, and it has remained a holiday staple that gets a lot of airplay around Christmas. Now the bit is animated thanks to Animax, a Los Angeles-based animation studio founded by Thomas. Watch it below.
Animax is producing The Animated Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie, an animated series that is getting some development support from the FOX network. The show is set in the fictitious Canadian town of Maple Lake, where the title duo mix it up with their addled mom, their cousin Rupert and his girlfriend Mary Beth, their arch enemies the LeDoux brothers and other wacky neighbors.
Thomas is reprising the role of Doug, but Bob will be voiced by Dave Coulier of Full House fame. Moranis is involved as an exec producer but isn’t interested in taking part in the recording sessions. The cast also includes fellow Canadians Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is it Anyway?), Pat McKenna (Best Ed), Derek McGrath (Grossology), Ron Pardo (World of Quest), Jayne Eastwood (Ricky Sprocket: Showbiz Boy) and Ho Chow.