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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)
Jack Cutting .... animator (uncredited)
Joe D'Igalo .... animator (uncredited)
Eddie Donnelly .... animator (uncredited)
George Drake .... animator (uncredited)
Paul Fennell .... animator (uncredited)
Norman Ferguson .... animator (uncredited)
Nick George .... animator (uncredited)
Clyde Geronimi .... animator (uncredited)
Jack King .... animator (uncredited)
Jack Kinney .... animator (uncredited)
Ed Love .... animator (uncredited)
Hamilton Luske .... animator (uncredited)
Fred Moore .... animator (uncredited)
Tom Palmer .... animator (uncredited)
Harry Reeves .... animator (uncredited)
Louie Schmitt .... animator (uncredited)
Dick Williams .... animator (uncredited)
Marvin Woodward .... 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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Some versions omit the scene with the dolls that are taught to say "mommy" and gets "ok" stamped on their behinds. And especially the scene with the black doll that does it herself.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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
One word: Creative, 21 December 2002
Author: LittleMiso

Make that two words: VERY creative

Every december I pull that old tape out and put it in the old VCR, just to see this short, and the "On Ice" short, too. Hey, I did it for all of them on the "Walt Disney Christmas" tape, long out of stock.

Who wouldn't want to say that? The clever rhymes for the lists, how they build the toys (gotta love the checkered paint), and, what I just noticed, a nice little Jazz Singer reference. (If you haven't seen this short yet, or that movie, I will not spoil it for you)

By today's standards, some of the scenes would be considered racist. But who said that they were for today's kids? They're enjoyable enough for adults. Enjoy what Disney used to be about: political incorrectness.

Review: On a good movie scale, 5/5

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