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The Small One (1978)

G  |   |  Animation, Short, Family  |  16 December 1978 (USA)
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A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does.

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Complete credited cast:
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Boy (voice)
William Woodson ...
Tanner (voice)
Olan Soule ...
Father (voice) (as Olan Soulé)
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Auctioneer (voice)
Joe Higgins ...
Guard (voice)
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Joseph (voice)
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Small One ...
Donkey (voice)
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Storyline

A young boy must part with his beloved donkey, named "Small One". When he takes him into town to sell him, the only person who wants to buy him is the tanner. When all hope seems lost in finding a kind master, Small One leads his master back to the tanner's shop where he is willing to sacrifice his life. A miracle happens, and he is bought by Joseph to carry Mary to Bethlehem. Written by <hunk@prodigy.net>

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16 December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Esel von Bethlehem  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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Premiered along with the 1978 re-release of Pinocchio. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Rock-A-Doodle (2009) See more »

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The Merchant's Song
Music and Lyrics by Don Bluth
Performed by Thurl Ravenscroft
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2 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The cover clearly states Holiday Classic. I just wanted to say that if you don't want to see so called "Christian Propaganda", then why are you watching Christmas movies? The whole point of Christmas is based on the Christian religion anyway. So worrying about whether a Christmas movie has Christian context is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with having different religious veiws but if you are involving yourself with subject matter based on certain things, why question why those things are evident in the subject? I am sorry to be so negative in my post but it irritates me to hear someone delve into something that makes no sense. It is a good movie that highlights the reason we celebrate the season.


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