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Writers:
William J. Keenan (teleplay)
Phyllis McGinley (novel)
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Release Date:
10 December 1974 (USA) See more »
Plot:
When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(26 articles)
User Reviews:
Miser Brothers Rule! See more (31 total) »

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Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William J. Keenan  teleplay (as William Keenan)
Phyllis McGinley  novel

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
 
Production Design by
Paul Coker Jr. 
 
Production Management
Ichirô Komuro .... production supervisor
Akikazu Kôno .... production supervisor
 
Sound Department
John Curcio .... sound
Don Hahn .... sound
Bob Elder .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jules Bass .... lyricist
 
Other crew
Don Duga .... continuity
 

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51 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
During the "Snow Right Here In Dixie" song, a character can be seen that resembles Charlie Chaplin.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Mrs. Claus is talking about how all the children from around the world were making gifts for Santa, she says "?from east (they show a child dressed like a cowboy) and from west" (they show a little child from the orient). They should be switched - west-cowboy, east-oriental.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Bobbin:And for what? Just to deliver presents to a bunch of folks who don't give a hoot in the first place.
Mrs. Santa:Now, now, Doctor. It's not just presents and you know it. What about all that Christmas spirit and good will?
Dr. Bobbin:If you had any sense, you'd give it up as a bad job and stay home in bed this year.
Mrs. Santa:Oh come now, if Santa stayed home, why there would be no Christmas.
Dr. Bobbin:Who cares? Nobody cares about Christmas anymore.
Santa Claus:They don't?
Dr. Bobbin:Of course not. Wouldn't surprise me none if nobody even believed in you anymore.
[...]
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Soundtrack:
Here Comes Santa ClausSee more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Miser Brothers Rule!, 10 December 2004

OK, so this film came out 4 years before I even existed...I still absolutely love it! I've always adored the Rankin/Bass classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" but it hasn't been until more recent years that I began really getting into other Rankin/Bass movies. Rudolph will always be my favorite, but I think TYWASC is my next favorite, largely due to the Miser Brothers, Snow Miser and Heat Miser. They definitely steal the show! Their catchy theme songs will get stuck in your head, and you'll find yourself humming them! ("I'm Mr. White Christmas, I'm Mr. Snow...I'm Mr. Icicle, I'm Mr. Ten Below!") Other highlights in the movie is the absolutely adorable baby reindeer, Vixen, who falls ill after being subjected to the heat in South Town (but fully recovers!) and of course Ignatius (Iggy) who's the boy who learns to believe in Santa. I love the part when Mrs. Claus starts talking about Iggy and she says "nice name too," in kind of a sarcastic manner.(I think someone else mentioned that in an earlier post, but I have to agree, it's hilarious!) Over all, it's not an edge-of-your-seat thriller by far, but it's not meant to be. It's a nice classic Christmas tale with that stop-animation that Rankin and Bass are so famous for. I highly recommend this to children and adults alike. And if you don't like the movie as a whole, you can't help but love those Miser Brothers!

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