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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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Really sweet, and highly underrated! See more (11 total) »

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)
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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 operator (uncredited)
Brian LeGrady .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
Rob Maine .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
Chuck Warren .... assistant 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 .... animator (uncredited)
Don Bluth .... animator (uncredited)
Kristine Brown .... cel painter (uncredited)
Janet Bruce .... cel painter (uncredited)
Chris Buck .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Ben Burgess .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Daryl Carstensen .... cel painter (uncredited)
Randy Cartwright .... animator (uncredited)
Michael Cedeno .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Ron Clements .... animator (uncredited)
Ron Dias .... background artist (uncredited)
Tom Ferriter .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Will Finn .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Ed Gombert .... animator (uncredited)
Leslie Gorin .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Stan Green .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dan Haskett .... animator (uncredited)
Mark Henn .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Skip Jones .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Sarah-Jane King .... cel painter (uncredited)
Dan Kuenster .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Diann Landau .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Sylvia Mattinson .... assistant animator (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)
Rusty Stoll .... clean-up artist (uncredited)
Dave Suding .... key assistant animator (uncredited)
Olga Tarin-Craig .... cel painter (uncredited)
Sally Voorheis .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Chuck Williams .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Kevin Wurzer .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
Kathy Zielinski .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christalee .... lead singer
John Richards .... music recordist (uncredited)
 

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

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This short was Bluth's last involvement with Disney.See more »
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Really sweet, and highly underrated!, 24 June 2009
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

The Small One is so sweet and charming, that for instance it brought tears to my eyes with the boy being so tender towards Small One the Donkey. I love this, and think it is underrated, and I watch it every Christmas. The animation is beautiful, and just adds to the beauty of the film. The story was simple and gentle, demonstrating you can't have everything to meet your own needs, even if it means losing a friend. What made me cry as well as the relationship between the boy and Small One was the title song. So haunting and even heart-rending, with meaningful lyrics. I will say that I never was a fan of Sean Marshall's singing voice on Pete's Dragon, and while it was an improvement here, I still didn't like it that much. But compared to the overall beauty of the film, it is a minor criticism. I thought Small One was adorable, and I did feel angry that anyone would want to kill an innocent donkey. I loved the ending, the character of Joseph was so well-spoken, kind and sensitive, that it warmed my heart. Overall, a really sweet film. 9/10 Bethany Cox.

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