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Christmas Cracker (1963)

Not Rated | | Animation , Short | 1963 (Canada)
Three separate sequences related to Christmas, animated in different styles: cutout animation of children dancing in the snow to "Jingle Bells," stop-motion animation of toys come to life, ... See full summary »

Directors:

Jeff Hale (as Hale), Norman McLaren (as McLaren) | 2 more credits »

Star:

Grant Munro
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Three separate sequences related to Christmas, animated in different styles: cutout animation of children dancing in the snow to "Jingle Bells," stop-motion animation of toys come to life, and cel animation of a man who seeks the ideal star to top his Christmas tree. Written by Anonymous

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Animation | Short

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Not Rated

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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1963 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Caprice de Noël See more »

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Referenced in Buster Keaton Rides Again (1965) See more »

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Christmas Cracker was pretty entertaining for an Oscar-nominated animated short
15 December 2008 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This Oscar-nominated animation short is comprised of three segments linked by a court jester dancing that looks like still photos being flipped. First one has a couple of kids made of cut-up construction paper dancing a jig to "Jingle Bells" that reminds me of how the "South Park" television series have made that look a little fashionable today. Good first segment. Second one has these photo flips of toys racing around. Among them: a clown, some cars, some animals, etc. Pretty entertaining though it's just mainly just toys moving at high speed, nothing else. Last drawn segment has a man looking for what to put on top of his tree. He doesn't get satisfaction until he attempts to get a star from space which he uses his rocket module for. I was amused at the results of this one and was glad this was the last segment as it was the best one. So for all that, I highly recommend Christmas Cracker.


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