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Release Date:
8 December 1974 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Just as good as any other See more (23 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joel Grey ... Joshua Trundle (voice)

Tammy Grimes ... Albert (voice)

John McGiver ... Mayor (voice)

George Gobel ... Father Mouse (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patricia Bright ... (voice)
Scott Firestone ... (voice)
Bob McFadden ... (voice) (as Robert McFadden)
Allen Swift ... (voice) (as Alan Swift)
Christine Winter ... (voice)
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Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Clement Moore (poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas")

Jerome Coopersmith 

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Maury Laws 
 
Production Design by
Paul Coker Jr. 
 
Art Department
Takashi Hisaoka .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tom Clack .... sound
John Curcio .... sound
Don Hahn .... sound
 
Animation Department
Toru Hara .... animator
Tsuguyuki Kubo .... animator
Katsumi Aoshima .... key animator (uncredited)
Yoshinori Kanemori .... layout artist (uncredited)
Kazuyuki Kobayashi .... animation director (uncredited)
Hidemi Kubo .... animation director (uncredited)
Minoru Nishida .... background designer (uncredited)
Hiroshi Oikawa .... key animator (uncredited)
Kazusuke Yoshihara .... background artist (uncredited)
 

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USA:25 min
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Continuity: As Father Mouse pushes the door open to the children's hospital, he is seen leaning partially away from the door in the long shot. In the close-up, he is seen leaning toward the door, after he's done pushing it.See more »
Quotes:
Father Mouse:As we say when approaching a tall piece of cheddar - better start from the top. The trouble began two months ago when the mailman came.See more »
Soundtrack:
Christmas Chimes are CallingSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Just as good as any other, 23 October 2004
Author: DutchOompaLoompa from United States

This film is just as good as any other Christmas film. This is a heart warming film that you can stand to watch a hundred times. One of the most rare underrated Rankin Bass films you will ever see. This portrays the story better than any other film ever!!!! When you watch this film you will feel better ;although, you can't put your finger on what you feel better about, you'll feel better. It's one of those films you'll see every once in a while that when you start to watch it you wait until its over much like "A Christmas Story". If you get your hands on this video you'll be glad you did you won't even want to return it. If it is a DVD format go and buy it, even though its kind of a kiddy movie, you'll love to watch it.

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