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Santa's Workshop (1932)

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


Wilfred Jackson (uncredited)




Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Santa's Secretary (voice) (uncredited)
Walt Disney ... Elf (voice) (uncredited)
Allan Watson Allan Watson ... Santa Claus (voice) (uncredited)


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

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1930s | toy | christmas | workshop | elf | See All (25) »


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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 »


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 »


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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Hochzeitszug in Liliput
(aka "Weddingmarch in midget land")
composed by Sigfried Translateur
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A Classic View Of The North Pole
13 July 2019 | by Nemo_24See all my reviews

It's crazy to think that this short is from the early '30s. Like a lot of Silly Symphony shorts, unless you are big into Disney, you wouldn't automatically assume this was a Disney production. Once you take a closer look at the film and the jokes within it, you can see the quality of production and, if you're like me, find it hard to believe that the film was created in the 1930s. The gags are funny, the animation is good, and this image of Santa is used quite a bit, even today within the Disney world.

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Release Date:

10 December 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa's Toy Shop See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Powers Cinephone)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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