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Santa's Workshop (1932)

Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

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Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Santa's Secretary (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Disney ... Elf (voice) (uncredited)
Allan Watson Allan Watson ... Santa Claus (voice) (uncredited)
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Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa's Toy Shop See more »

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Mono (RCA Photophone)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Besides the follow up film there also was a follow up book. Walt Disney's Santa's Toy Shop, published in 1950 by Little Golden Books, uses the characters as drawn in the 1932 film in a different story. See more »

Goofs

The clothes of the doll on the production line change colour from a blue dress with pink shoes and pink bow to a pink dress with blue shoes and a blue bow. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: [Reading letter] "Dear Santy Claus, I'm Billy Brown. / Here's a list I've jotted down. / I want a giraffe and a duck and a whale, / A cow and a pig with a seven-foot tail, / A tiger that roars and a leopard with spots, / A barrel of monkeys, a pony who trots, / I want a baboon, a dog that'll bark, / A walrus, a herring, a hog and a shark." Ha! I'll give him Noah's Ark.
Santa's Secretary: But Billy Brown, for seven years, hasn't washed behind his ears.
Santa Claus: Well, ha-ha, there's still some hope. I'll just add a cake of ...
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Connections

Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #2.60 (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Marches Militaires
(opus 51)
Composed by Franz Schubert
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Lovely but dated
21 December 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is the sort of Disney film that played very, very well back in the day but today it would certainly not be received so warmly. This short is a snippet of the North Pole and Santa's workshop. It has little in the way of actual plot and mostly consists of singing and cuteness. Today, it would probably be seen as very saccharine and bland. Additionally, there are some unnecessary but typical racial stereotypes that will offend today but were considered perfectly normal back in the day. So, with all this going against it, why do I give this a 9? Well, the animation is simply gorgeous and it's in full Technicolor-- and nothing from any of the rival studios of the day came close when it came to quality. It simply looks great. Worth seeing even today but not up to the standards of many of the other Disney shorts of the day in regard to story.


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