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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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Why all the negative comments? It's GREAT !! 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)

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)
 
Other crew
Kôichi Sasaki .... technical director
Katsuhisa Yamada .... technical director
 

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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:
Joshua Trundle:[singing] So you hope, and I'll hurry; you pray, and I'll plan. We'll do what's necessary 'cause even a miracle needs a hand.See more »
Soundtrack:
Give Your Heart a TrySee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Why all the negative comments? It's GREAT !!, 17 November 2003
Author: (timmauk@hotmail.com) from st. pete, fl usa

I have always loved this cute little cartoon. So this isn't the best drawn cartoon, but it has a nice story and wonderful songs. Christmas is my favourite time of year. Full of giving, laughing, and seeing people acting kind to one another, even if it is just once a year. Rudolph and Frosty already had songs about them that really help build stories around their cartoons. This one was fresh and inventive. BELIEVING, even when common sense tells you not to. Closely tied to another classic at this time, Miracle On 34th Street. So pour a cup of nog, cuddle up under your blanket, and turn on the telly. Now all together...."Christmas bells are ringing Santa, Santa..Every heart repeating Santa, Santa...."

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