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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)
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Young Claus (voice)
Alfred Drake ...
The Great Ak (voice)
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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

Most of the actors who provide voices for this movie also provide voices for Thundercats (1985) and Silverhawks (1986), also produced by Arthur Rankin Jr./Jules Bass. See more »

Goofs

When the Great Ak and Young Claus travel the world, they're supposed to be invisible, but blurry so that the audience can see them. When they reach their last stop, which shows two armored men fighting, the Great Ak and Young Claus are fully visible. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: In all this world, there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child.
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Beautifully Animated Stop-Motion Fantasy
22 December 1999 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

If you prefer fantasy to holiday hokum, you'll want to check this one out. A little dark at times for very little ones, this stylish take on the Santa story will appeal to older children or little ones accustomed to fantasy and fairy tale themes. Alive with Faerie folk of all kinds it offers a colorful journey through Santa's life. Santa is not spared the horrors of the human world, however, and this story illustrates how he developed compassion for the human race. Very moving in parts, this story gets to the heart of the Christmas spirit, without getting preachy or religious.


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