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The Captain's Christmas (1938)

The Captain is playing Santa; John and his henchmen stick him up and take over, but John breaks all the toys. They go into town and sing, so badly that people throw things at them to get them to to stop.

Director:

Friz Freleng (uncredited)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Charles Bennett Charles Bennett ... Singer #2 (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... John Silver (voice) (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... The Captain (voice) (uncredited)
Jeanne Dunne Jeanne Dunne ... Various (uncredited)
Stuart Hall ... Singer #3 (uncredited)
John Moss John Moss ... Singer #4 (uncredited)
Robert Tait Robert Tait ... Singer #1 (uncredited)
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Storyline

The Captain is playing Santa; John and his henchmen stick him up and take over, but John breaks all the toys. They go into town and sing, so badly that people throw things at them to get them to to stop.

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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Short Cut See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Edited into Tom and Jerry Christmas Special (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

The Campbells Are Coming
(uncredited)
Traditional
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Not Really a Fan
26 December 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

I'm admittedly not overly familiar with "The Captain and the Kids" series. So perhaps this cartoon is a poor place to jump on. Apparently The Captain is dressed up as Santa to deliver presents to the kids. Some British thief (he says blimey and bloomin' a lot) with three weird little guys who hang around him jumps the Captain and puts on his Santa suit. Then he goes into the house and proceeds to terrorize the children destroying everything and ruining their Christmas. So basically what we have here is a Christmas cartoon about a home invasion. Creepy.

The animation is OK but the guy's peg leg switches legs constantly. The humor that I see such praise for here was missing for me. Judging by other reviews this is I guess one of the better "Captain & the Kids" shorts. That doesn't make me want to seek out the others. Undoubtedly fans of the series will enjoy it much more.


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