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The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Animation | Musical  -  17 December 1985 (USA)
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At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to made immortal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Earl Hammond ...
Santa Claus (voice)
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King Awgwa (voice)
Larry Kenney ...
Commander of the Wind Demons (voice)
Lynne Lipton ...
Queen Zurline / Wife / Additional Voices (voice)
Bob McFadden ...
Tingler (voice)
Lesley Miller ...
Necile (voice)
Peter Newman ...
Peter Knook / Awgwas / The Gnome King / Husband / Additional Voices (voice)
Joey Grasso ...
Weekum (voice)
...
Young Claus (voice)
Alfred Drake ...
The Great Ak (voice)
Amy Anzel ...
Child (voice) (as Amy Anzelowitz)
Josh Blake ...
Child (voice)
Ari Gold ...
Child (voice)
Jamie Lisa Murphy ...
Child (voice)
Al Dana ...
Chorus (voice)
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Storyline

The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. When Claus grew up, the Great Ak showed him the evil and hardship in world and Claus decides to live there and relieve some of the suffering. He decides to make toys for orphans, but King Agua, the ruler of the valley where Claus lives doesn't want the chidren to be happy. and there is a great battle among Immortals. Written by Kathy Li

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Trivia

When this movie was first released in the mid 1980s it was broadcast on CBS, and then on FOX Family (now the Family Channel) beginning in 2000. See more »

Goofs

The first two times Claus walks through the village to deliver the gifts, the valley looks like it's summer time, when in fact the movie takes place in a snowy village called The Laughing Valley. See more »

Quotes

Young Claus: What is Man's use? Why is he here? Why is he born at all?
The Great Ak: To leave the world, in some way, better than he found it.
Young Claus: Great Ak, how can I do that?
The Great Ak: You must follow your star, as others have before you; and try to bring a measure of love and joy to the world.
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Version of Who Stole Santa? (1996) See more »

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Best Christmas special yet!
13 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Somehow, most Christmas related movies and specials seem to be sendemental, campy or some times even sickening sweet. But "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus" is a big relief from those Holiday special clichés.

Think of putting together a typical Rankin Bass special, Mythology of the British Isles and Jim Henson's "The Dark Crystal" and you get this movie about a mortal named St. Nicholas and how he came to be.

Some people seemed to complain about the film being too dark. But face it, some things may tend to be *gasps* ARTISTIC, and *gasps* original and *gasps* not sappy or an un-artistic film just made to tell you to shell out your bucks on the crappy merchandise.

If you catch this on TV or on any VCR format, or if you love "The Dark Crystal" or Mythological based films, you will love this special. I know I do!


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