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This short appears to have been done in LA in 51, some of the actors
went on to very limited acting careers and the ultra disturbing
Jack-in-the-box Don Oreck had a somewhat successful one. This short may
have been created for early TV in the LA Market. It is included in
"Something Weird Videos" quite excellent "Retro Christmas" collection.
A fairy Snow Queen (who's value system is all based on the potential "fun" in any act) brings some toys to life as rather petty revenge on Santa for forgetting to give her her sugar cookie. Minor complications ensue.
If you like the strange, retro, black and white and somehow just wrong aspects of the Christmas season, this is for you in a big way. Don't miss it.
Forget these other reviews. They don't get it at all. To read them, you
would think the best thing is to pass this by. If you were to pass this
by, you would miss the LAUGH OUT LOUD moments that occur EVERY TIME the
Jack in the Box has a line, line, line.
That Jack makes Charlie in the Box looks like Keanu Reeves. Watch it and fast forward to the parts with Jack. He's funnier than Amy Schumer!
Of course, anyone is funnier than Amy Schumer.
Okay, Jack in the Box is funnier than any Saturday Night Live skit of the past twenty-five years.
But that's not much different from the Schumer thing, is it? Aw heck, just watch it! Trust me, you WILL laugh out of loud every time Jack opens his mouth, mouth, mouth.
This is, without a doubt, one of the worst short films ever made with a
Christmas theme. The story revolves around a beautiful Fairy Snow Queen
who brings some of Santa's toys to life as a practical joke because --
wait for it! --Santa fell asleep and didn't give her the sugar cookie
he promised. (No, I am not kidding.) The acting is so awful it has to
be seen to be believed, and according to IMDb, the actor who plays
Santa Claus incredibly went on to better things, unless he is being
confused with another actor with the same name. The film looks as if it
were made in somebody's basement, although it was shot in color. Come
to think of it, it probably *was* made in somebody's basement.
The film's only saving grace is that it includes music from Tchaikovsky's ballets "The Nutcracker" and "The Sleeping Beauty", but two of the pieces are so badly danced that poor Tchaikovsky and his choreographers are probably rolling over in their graves.
If you are a connoisseur of bad films, you will probably love this. It makes "Plan 9 from Outer Space" look like "Hamlet".
The movie is introduced by Snoopy the Brownie (Rochelle Stanton)...and you soon realize that Snoopy is super-annoying and you want to slap her. Imagine that you tell Ms. Stanton to play the character AFTER taking a double-dose of amphetamines and you'll have somewhat of an idea what she is like. Add to this a heaping helping of creepiness and you have Snoopy! This alone is reason enough not to watch this crappy film...but there's more! The plot is a bit like The Nutcracker (after all, the music is public domain!) visits Santa's workshop...along with liberal doses of operatic singing. Just who is the audience?! The kids will absolutely hate the music and dancing and might just have nightmares because of Snoopy! The adult, provided they aren't diabetic, will be bored to tears. The diabetics will simply die from all the syrupy, sloppy acting! Overall, this is a holiday film for no one...not a single person on planet Earth could enjoy this boring mess...not one. My advice is to only show this to the bad kids who get coal for Christmas!!
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