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Director:
Writers:
Vance Gerry (story) &
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Release Date:
16 December 1978 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Sean Marshall ... Boy (voice)
William Woodson ... Tanner (voice)

Olan Soule ... Father (voice) (as Olan Soulé)

Hal Smith ... Auctioneer (voice)

Joe Higgins ... Guard (voice)

Gordon Jump ... Joseph (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Small One ... Donkey (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ... Potter (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Bluth 
 
Writing credits
Vance Gerry (story) &
Peter Young (story) (as Pete Young)

Charles Tazewell (book)

Produced by
Don Bluth .... producer
Ron Miller .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Robert F. Brunner 
 
Film Editing by
James Melton 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Rich .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Young .... storyboard artist
 
Visual Effects by
Ted Kierscey .... effects animator
Dorse A. Lanpher .... effects animator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Jiuliano .... animation camera (uncredited)
Brian LeGrady .... animation camera (uncredited)
Rob Maine .... animation camera (uncredited)
Chuck Warren .... animation camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Daniela Bielecka .... background artist
Jim Coleman .... background artist
Lorna Cook .... animator (as Lorna Pomeroy)
Gary Goldman .... directing animator
Heidi Guedel .... animator
Bill Hajee .... animator
Dan Hansen .... layout artist
Chuck Harvey .... animator
Ron Husband .... animator
Emily Jiuliano .... animator
Linda Miller .... animator
Cliff Nordberg .... directing animator
John Pomeroy .... directing animator: "The Donkey" and "Saint Joseph"
Jerry Rees .... animator
Sylvia Roemer .... layout artist
Walt Stanchfield .... assistant animation supervisor
David Block .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Don Bluth .... animator (uncredited)
Janet Bruce .... cel painter (uncredited)
Daryl Carstensen .... cel painter (uncredited)
Randy Cartwright .... animator (uncredited)
Ron Dias .... background artist (uncredited)
Will Finn .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Ed Gombert .... animator (uncredited)
Leslie Gorin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dan Haskett .... animator (uncredited)
Skip Jones .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Sarah-Jane King .... cel painter (uncredited)
Dan Kuenster .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Diann Landau .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
David Molina .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
John Musker .... animator (uncredited)
Carmen Oliver .... cel painter (uncredited)
Vera Pacheco .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Henry Selick .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Terry Shakespeare .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dave Spafford .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Olga Tarin-Craig .... cel painter (uncredited)
Sally Voorheis .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Chuck Williams .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Kevin Wurzer .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christalee .... lead singer
John Richards .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Don Hahn .... production assistant
 

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Runtime:
USA:26 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:G (No. 25388)

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Trivia:
This short was Bluth's last involvement with Disney.See more »
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Soundtrack:
The Merchant's SongSee more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
A Masterpiece, 16 December 2001
Author: Cylex from England

Every Christmas I watch this film with tears streaming. It's a beautiful story about true friendship and the small donkey chosen to carry Mary to Bethlehem. It has light comedy, danger and pathos by turns. The title song "Small One" and the boy's song "Friendly Face" are sweet and memorable. The Merchants' song is fun. It is a Christmas tale that everyone will love and is timeless. A masterpiece from Bluth. 10/10

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