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Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny (1972)

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When Santa's sleigh gets stuck in Florida, he tells a group of kids the story of Thumbelina.

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Cast overview:
Jay Ripley ...
Santa Claus (as Jay Clark)
Shay Garner ...
Thumbelina (archive footage)
Pat Morrell ...
Mrs. Mole (archive footage)
Bob O'Connell ...
Mr. Digger (archive footage)
Ruth McMahon ...
Mother (archive footage)
Heather Grinter ...
Witch (archive footage)
Sue Cable ...
Flower Girl (archive footage)
Mike Yuenger ...
Flower Prince (archive footage)
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Poor Santa Claus. This live-action feature finds his sleigh stuck in the sand on a Florida beach only days before Christmas Eve. He psychically summons prepubescent aid from a nearby subdivision. In order to extricate Santa's sleigh, the local children bring many different animals (presumably the sheep was someone's housepet), but nothing works, and the kids are afraid they won't get any gifts this year. To boost their spirits, Santa tells them the story of Thumbellina, and the setting dissolves into a "fantasy within a fantasy". Thumbellina is a beautiful but very tiny girl, "not much larger than a clothes pin". She becomes lost in the forest during the winter and finds refuge in the underground home of Mrs. Mole. A neighbor mole, Mr. Digger, falls in love and wants to marry Thumbellina, but she's having none of it. When warm weather returns, she runs back into the forest and deserts the two kindly creatures who saved her life, crushing their spirits forever ... the end. As Santa is ... Written by Richard Westmoreland

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The amazing story of Santa in big trouble... And his exciting rescue by the daring ice cream bunny ... It's breath-taking, fun for all. See more »

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Trivia

The last movie filmed at Pirate's World, which closed in 1975. See more »

Goofs

The Mississippi River is over 100 miles from the nearest Florida beach. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: What is that? What is that I hear? Where's it coming from? I hear a siren, but I don't see any fire, I don't see any smoke. Whenever there's a siren, it means there's a fire, but I don't see any smoke. That siren. Where is it coming from? Where's that sound coming from?
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Two sets of opening credits and end tags are used in the movie (one for the Santa portion and one for the fairytale portion). See more »

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Edited from Thumbelina (1970) See more »

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I cannot believe anyone remembered this
19 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow I was shocked when I searched this movie and received a hit. I was telling my children about the worst movie I had seen as a child.Which happened to be this one. My mom had taken all six of us to a Saturday matinée at the Palace Theatre in Norwich,Conn which was a weekly tradition.It had to be later than the original date for this which was 1972. The second feature was Empire of the Ant's.My mom almost got up and left during the Santa and Ice Cream Bunny movie because it was so bad.All we remember was Santa sitting in a sled that was stuck in sand.And he kept saying hohoho.I think he told the story of Jack and the Beanstalk also while he was stuck.


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