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Santa and the Three Bears (1970)

When a park ranger tells two bear cubs about Christmas and Santa Claus, they want to skip hibernation to celebrate, but their mother doesn't believe in Saint Nick and wants them to sleep.

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Tony Benedict
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hal Smith ... Uncle Hal / Santa / Mr. Ranger (voice)
Jean Vander Pyl ... Nana (voice)
Chris Gilmore ... Nikomi (voice) (as Annette Ferra)
Bobby Riha ... Chinook (voice)
Beth Goldfarb Beth Goldfarb ... Self
Brian Hobbs Brian Hobbs ... Self
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When a park ranger tells two bear cubs about Christmas and Santa Claus, they want to skip hibernation to celebrate, but their mother doesn't believe in Saint Nick and wants them to sleep.

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An enchanting tale of three hibernating bears and how they first discover the magic and wonder of Christmas. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa and the Three Bears See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Alternate Versions

Also released on 16mm and video in a version without the live action sequences, running 47 minutes. See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Hal Smith
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Brings Back Wonderful Memories
12 August 2004 | by ClassixFanSee all my reviews

This holiday special seems to have people split down the middle with loving it and hating it. Chalk me up as one who adores this holiday special. I'm not even sure I can put in words why I enjoy this classic as much as I do, but here goes...

When I was a kid, the holiday season brought nothing but wonderful memories and this classic from Hanna-Barbera fits right in with those memories. I've never completely matured as some in my family hoped I might have, so revisiting this holiday classic is something I do every holiday season and often! I enjoy the story, sing along with the tunes and it gives me that all around happy and warm holiday feeling!


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