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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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Santa's Workshop is another excellent Christmas cartoon from Walt Disney, 10 December 2008
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

Just watched this, a Walt Disney Silly Symphony, on YouTube. It's the first of two Disney cartoons that star Santa Claus (the other one was The Night Before Christmas). He checks his list which one of his elves monitor in a book that reveals each child's behavior. When one of the children is revealed to not have "washed behind the ears for seven years", Santa decides to add soap to this boy's long list of presents. Highly musically entertaining with some amusing gags like someone using a spider to scare some of the dolls' hair in an upright position and someone else painting exact checker squares in one fell swoop on a board. There's also one politically incorrect blackface doll that says, "Mammy!" to Claus that may be considered offensive today but was considered a highly amusing reference to then-star Al Jolson. Since it only lasts a few seconds, I don't think any harm is done. This was quite an entertaining animated short that I highly recommend to any animation fan especially Walt Disney completists. Children should enjoy this too.

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