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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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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:
Mayor:You may build your clock, Mr. Trundle. And may the enchanting tones of its melody *soar* to the pinnacle of celestial heights where... oh heck, get started.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Happiness!!!!, 31 October 2006
Author: conwayk from Saddle River, New Jersey

I have never seen a holiday special that I could sing along to as much as this. I literally grew up watching this this on a cruddy VHS from the 1980's, and when the UPS guy finally came with it today I nearly accidentally mauled him with excitement. The fact that this wonderful little treasure is finally on DVD format shows that there is indeed justice in the world. I won't have to worry about breaking down that trusty old video, I just break down this trusty old DVD! When I have children, I will force them to watch this everyday before Christmas (and learn the songs of course) so they can be dorks like me. There aren't enough stars to rate this, but I'll give it 10/10 anyway.

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