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10 December 1932 (USA) See more »
Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day. | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Pinto Colvig ... Santa's Secretary (voice) (uncredited)

Walt Disney ... Elf (voice) (uncredited)
Allan Watson ... Santa Claus (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Churchill (uncredited)
Animation Department
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Les Clark .... animator (uncredited)
Chuck Couch .... animator (uncredited)
Paul Fennell .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Kinney .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Love .... animator (uncredited)
Fred Moore .... animator (uncredited)
Harry Reeves .... animator (uncredited)
Other crew
Walt Disney .... presenter

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone)

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HIDDEN MICKEY: A Mickey Mouse doll can be seen peeking out of the bag of toys as Santa Claus is saying goodbye.See more »
Santa Claus:[Reading letter] "Dear Santy Claus, I'm Billy Brown. / Here's a list I've jotted down. / I want a giraffe and a duck and a whale, / A cow and a pig with a seven-foot tail, / A tiger that roars and a leopard with spots, / A barrel of monkeys, a pony who trots, / I want a baboon, a dog that'll bark, / A walrus, a herring, a hog and a shark." Ha! I'll give him Noah's Ark.
Elf:But Billy Brown, for seven years, hasn't washed behind his ears.
Santa Claus:Well, ha-ha, there's still some hope. I'll just add a cake of soap.
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Delightful Christmas cartoon!, 24 June 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

I have always had a soft spot for this cartoon, part of the always hugely enjoyable Silly Symphonies animated shorts. It shows Santa and his helpers working hard on Christmas Eve, and like most commentators have said it is certainly very interesting. Santa himself, and I still confess I still believe in him, is presented as a jolly old man with a hearty laugh that was very pleasurable to the ear. The animation, considering it was made in the 30s is surprisingly good, with a nice quality to it. The short does get a little too silly at times, some of the rhyming dialogue is very inspired but rather absurd; the description of Billy Brown not washing behind his ears for seven years is quite disgusting. But what I loved most about Santa's workshop is its imagination. I adored the toy's march to Schubert's famous Marche Militaire, which is also featured in the short when Chip and Dale give Donald Duck a hard time on Christmas, to be seen on the video, Jiminy Cricket's Christmas. About Marche Militaire, I believe it was originally written for two pianos, but I will say I prefer the orchestral arrangement, it has a certain liveliness to it. Another piece I felt the same about was the Tocatta and Fugue by Bach, used in Fantasia, that was very menacing with an orchestra. Overall, a delightful short, very fun to watch. 9/10 Bethany Cox.

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