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16 December 1978 (USA) See more »
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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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
(in alphabetical order)
Vance Gerry  writer
Charles Tazewell  book
Peter Young  (as Pete Young)

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

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9 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
What are you talking about?, 2 December 2007
Author: crystalcooper249 from United States

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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