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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Narrator - S.D. Kluger (voice)
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Kris (voice)
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Winter (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Burgermeister Meisterburger / Grimsley / Soldiers / Townsmen / Doctor (voice)
Joan Gardner ...
Tanta Kringle (voice)
Robie Lester ...
Jessica (voice)
Andrea Sacino ...
Child (voice)
Dina Lynn ...
Child (voice)
Gary White ...
Child (voice)
Greg Thomas ...
Child (voice)
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Storyline

The Mailman decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who was left on the doorstep of the Kringle family (toymakers). When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Burgermeister (Herr Meisterburger) is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, there's an evil wizard named Winter who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt Winter's heart (as well as the comely schoolteacher's) and deliver his toys. Written by Kathy Li

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14 December 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

В город приехал Санта-Клаус!  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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4:3
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Trivia

Kris Kringle says his first line after the first eight minutes of the program. See more »

Goofs

One of the kids watching the Burgermister burn their toys are smiling, even though they are all meant to be crying; when the kid's toys were confiscated for the first time, that same kid which said, "We'll never play again" is still smiling. Someone forgot to change the models. See more »

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[first lines]
Newscaster: Today, children everywhere are making preparations for an event of world shaking significance: the annual visit of Santa Claus. Informed sources report that legions of junior citizens are making monumental efforts not to cry and not to pout. Meanwhile, letters by the thousands have been flooding postal facilities at the North Pole.
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Followed by Frosty Returns (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

What Better Way to Tell You
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Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
Performed by Fred Astaire
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I so loved this show and so sad It's no longer on at Xmas.
3 September 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Why have so many of the best and special Xmas cartoons been discarded for Xmas shows that are non existent.We couldn't wait when Xmas came around to watch this show, I feel so sad for kids today, who grow up with no real Xmas shows, like the ones of the 60's and 70's!Why can't our TV stations make a special Xmas night, where all the great Xmas shows are on TV.Xmas Eve is a special night, and so many stupid and meaningless program's are displayed. Santa Claus is coming to town should be brought back. along with the little drummer boy, frosty the snow man, and any other Xmas cartoon of that time.

I really hope someone does read this, and gives me some info on where I could buy all the good old Xmas cartoons.I ALSO hope someone out there feels like I do.How great Fred Astaire was as the postman, and MICKY ROONEY as Santa. You can't beat these or this show. please!!! won't someone bring them back? It's not too much to ask really!

thank you.


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