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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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Storyline

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some versions omit the scene with the dolls that are taught to say "mommy" and gets "ok" stamped on their behinds. And especially the scene with the black doll that does it herself. 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 a letter] "Dear Santa Claus, I'd like a dolly. Merry Christmas, from little Molly."
[to his secretary]
Santa Claus: Well?
Santa's Secretary: Molly seems to be ok. She eats her spinach everyday.
Santa Claus: Get Molly a dolly.
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Connections

Featured in A Walt Disney Christmas (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Three Marches Militaires
(opus 51)
Composed by Franz Schubert
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Santa's Workshop is another excellent Christmas cartoon from Walt Disney
10 December 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Just watched this, a Walt Disney Silly Symphony, on YouTube. It's the first of two Disney cartoons that star Santa Claus (the other one was The Night Before Christmas). He checks his list which one of his elves monitor in a book that reveals each child's behavior. When one of the children is revealed to not have "washed behind the ears for seven years", Santa decides to add soap to this boy's long list of presents. Highly musically entertaining with some amusing gags like someone using a spider to scare some of the dolls' hair in an upright position and someone else painting exact checker squares in one fell swoop on a board. There's also one politically incorrect blackface doll that says, "Mammy!" to Claus that may be considered offensive today but was considered a highly amusing reference to then-star Al Jolson. Since it only lasts a few seconds, I don't think any harm is done. This was quite an entertaining animated short that I highly recommend to any animation fan especially Walt Disney completists. Children should enjoy this too.


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