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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
Chuck Couch .... animator
Paul Fennell .... animator
Harry Reeves .... animator
Art Babbitt .... animator (uncredited)
Les Clark .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Kinney .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Love .... animator (uncredited)
Fred Moore .... 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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Lovely but dated, 21 December 2014
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This is the sort of Disney film that played very, very well back in the day but today it would certainly not be received so warmly. This short is a snippet of the North Pole and Santa's workshop. It has little in the way of actual plot and mostly consists of singing and cuteness. Today, it would probably be seen as very saccharine and bland. Additionally, there are some unnecessary but typical racial stereotypes that will offend today but were considered perfectly normal back in the day. So, with all this going against it, why do I give this a 9? Well, the animation is simply gorgeous and it's in full Technicolor-- and nothing from any of the rival studios of the day came close when it came to quality. It simply looks great. Worth seeing even today but not up to the standards of many of the other Disney shorts of the day in regard to story.

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