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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Family | Fantasy  -  14 December 1970 (USA)
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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S.D. Kluger - Narrator (voice)
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The Winter Warlock (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Burgermeister Meisterburger / Grimsby / Soldiers / Townsmen / Doctor (voice)
Joan Gardner ...
Tante Kringle (voice)
Robie Lester ...
Jessica / Mrs. Claus (voice)
Andrea Sacino ...
Child (voice)
Dina Lynn ...
Child (voice)
Gary White ...
Child (voice)
Greg Thomas ...
Child (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Westminster Childrens Choir ...
Final Chorus
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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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Also Known As:

В город приехал Санта-Клаус!  »

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The voice of Jessica / Ms. Claus is also the singing voice of Duchess in Disneys The Aristocats. See more »

Goofs

Kris' bag vanishes after he and Topper are seized by the Warlock's trees. Afterwards, he pulls a toy out of thin air to give to the Warlock. 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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Soundtracks

Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
Music by J. Fred Coots
Lyrics by Haven Gillespie
Performed by Fred Astaire
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The best writing from the Rankin and Bass.
23 November 2003 | by (Anaheim, California) – See all my reviews

Out of all of the Rankin/Bass Christmas specials, this one has the

best writing of the bunch. Why? Because the songs are at there

best (who can forget the one foot in front the other song), and even

though it is ficticious, the storyline is actually pretty convincing.

And the Burglar Meister is easily the best of the antangonist of the

special with his sinister plan. The only downfall to this special is

the animation, which in this one, it's unbelivably bad (compared to

their other specials). But still, with the great character

development, a memberable storyline and songs, and the great

voice overs (Frees, Wynn, Rooney, Astaire etc.) , this emerges as

the one the lives up to it's popular song.


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