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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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Cast

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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Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)

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(Technicolor)
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Trivia

Featuring a Christian-themed story and Jewish characters - the latter being a first for Disney animation, this is one of the studio's few animated films to deal with religion. See more »

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Referenced in Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Merchant's Song
Music and Lyrics by Don Bluth
Performed by Thurl Ravenscroft
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The Crying Game
30 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I am a person who is not usually moved by films, especially cartoons, but this one brings tears to my eyes even now as I write this review. I can remember watching it in fourth grade, bawling my eyes out, and I still cry every year when I watch it. It is a classic film that is a must-see for all ages. It transcends religion and is truly a story about friendship and sacrifice. The Small One is a film that can teach everyone its simple lesson.


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