Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977)

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An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

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Complete credited cast:
Roger Miller ...
Speiltoe / Narrator (voice)
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Tilly (voice)
Paul Frees ...
Olaf / Donkey dealer (voice)
Don Messick ...
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Linda Gary ...
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Iris Rainer ...
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Shelly Hines ...
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Eric Stern ...
Nestor (voice)
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Back in the days of the Roman Empire, a small donkey is born with VERY long ears, that keep getting him into trouble. When his owner throws him out of the stable in disgust, his mother sacrifices her life to save him from a blizzard. And, guided only by his guardian cherub (Tilly), he has to find his rightful place and destiny, somewhere on the road to Bethlehem. Written by Kathy Li

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In one shot, the guard picks up Nestor by the tail. In the next, he's holding Nestor by the ears See more »

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Follows The Little Drummer Boy (1968) See more »

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Follow the Angels
Music by Maury Laws
Lyrics by Jules Bass
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A wonderful Christmas story
24 December 1998 | by (Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews

I was recently reacquainted with this film when The Fox Family Channel showed it as part of their '25 Days of Christmas' programming. I remembered that it made me cry as a kid. Surprisingly enough, it made me cry now too! The film is the story of an incredibly cute long-eared donkey named Nestor and his trials on the road to his place in history. Be prepared for some emotional hijacking as Nestor goes through some tough life experiences on the way there. I would recommend this film to any fan of RB stop-motion animation. It also deals with the origin of Christmas in a way most of their other films haven't, which is to say directly.


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