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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
- Fred Astaire

Overview - Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney) is a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. In his home village of Sombertown, Kris has started a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children. But when the evil ruler Burgermeister Meisterburger (Paul Frees) bans toys from the land, Kris is forced to go directly to Mother Nature and beseech her for assistance.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney) is a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. In his home village of Sombertown, Kris has started a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children. But when the evil ruler Burgermeister Meisterburger (Paul Frees) bans toys from the land, Kris is forced to go directly to Mother Nature and beseech her for assistance. With the help of magical elves and several special reindeer, Kris works hard to overcome the Burgermeister and deliver toys to all the children of the world, earning him the name Saint Claus, or Santa Claus. This timeless tale by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin is narrated by Fred Astaire. One of the first Rankin-Bass Christmas specials (it was preceded by THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY in 1968), SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN received acclaim from both children and adults alike and spawned a number of similar films, including THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS and THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS. The movie's detailed, macabre stop-action puppets and gothic tinge were clearly an influence on Henry Selick and Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and it remains an important animated film to the moviemakers of today.

Cast List

J. Fred Coots
Arthur Rankin Jr. - Director, Producer, Writer, kid's holiday fare, w/Jules Bass
Paul Coker Jr.
Maury Laws - TV Composer
Jules Bass - Producer/Director
Keenan Wynn - American actor
Andrea Sacino
Mickey Rooney - American actor, singer, THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE
Joe Yule Jr. - American actor, singer, THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE
Mickey McGuire - American actor, singer, THE BOLD AND THE BRAVE
Irwin Goldrese
Fred Astaire - American actor/dancer, BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940
Frederick Austerlitz - American actor/dancer, BROADWAY MELODY OF 1940
Dina Lynn
Joan Gardner - British Actress
Robie Lester
Greg Thomas
Romeo Muller
Paul Frees - Actor
Gary White

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 55
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 037117041701
  • Genre: Christmas
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: July 2015

Related Categories:
Movies > Childrens

Related Keywords:
Holiday
Stop-Motion Animation
Christmas

 
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