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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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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 ... Herself
Brian Hobbs Brian Hobbs ... Himself
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

7 November 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De kerstman en de drie beertjes See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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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

The Wonder of Christmas Time
Written by Joyce Taylor and Doug Goodwin
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Average show when made, better than average show by todays standards!
12 December 2001 | by AbeStreetSee all my reviews

I remember watching this film as a child and thinking that it moved a bit slow, especially when compared to the Rankin & Bass Christmas specials. Unlike R & B specials it has no evil villain to fear or hero to cheer for. The songs were not as catchy either.

However, now as an adult I seem to enjoy the laid back simple story. The songs are good and I like the introduction and ending with live actors. I think what makes me appreciate this special even more are the so called Christmas specials that are produced today. I have children of my own now and neither they or I like what we see today. Thankfully they too like the Christmas specials I remember from my childhood.

This Christmas special is not aired that often anymore and it seems to drift in and out of availability for DVD and VHS purchase. If you see that it is airing on television you may want to record it as it hard to come by these days.


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