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The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (2000)

A human orphan raised the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children.

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Wisk / Wil Knook (voice) (as Carlos Alazaraqui)
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Peter Knook / Andrew (voice) (as Nick Jamison)
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Natalie - Princess of Lerd / Little Mayrie (voice)
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A human orphan raised the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children.

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Based on the book by L. Frank Baum the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ"


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Les aventures extraordinaires du Père Noël  »

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A beautifully animated Christmas Fantasy
17 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

My mom and I read this wonderful Christmas fantasy story from the creator of "The Wizard of OZ" one Christmas ago (I don't which one), and after that, I had love it and is has become one of my favorite Christmas stories. You know to me, Necile reminds me of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid, when it comes to disregarding the rules of contacting with humans.

There had been only two film adaptations made for TV, and not one theatrical release. In this version, Disney's Beauty and The Beast's Robbie Benson lends his inimitable vocal stylings as young Nicolas (Santa Claus); Dixie Carter as his fairy mother Necile and Hal Holbrook as Ak, Master Woodsman of the World. Misha Segal (composer for the film The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking) provides a Celtic-inflected score for the film, along with song lyrics by Harriet Schock.

As I said many times, I don't have a favorite scene, because I love the WHOLE film. I also loved Rankin/Bass' version of the story, which was a TV special made in the same year I was born in - 1985.


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