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The Small One (1978)

A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does.

Director:

Don Bluth

Writers:

Vance Gerry (story), Peter Young (story) (as Pete Young) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sean Marshall Sean Marshall ... Boy (voice)
William Woodson William Woodson ... Tanner (voice)
Olan Soule ... Father (voice) (as Olan Soulé)
Hal Smith ... Auctioneer (voice)
Joe Higgins ... Guard (voice)
Gordon Jump ... Joseph (voice)
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Storyline

A young boy must part with his beloved donkey, named "Small One". When he takes him into town to sell him, the only person who wants to buy him is the tanner. When all hope seems lost in finding a kind master, Small One leads his master back to the tanner's shop where he is willing to sacrifice his life. A miracle happens, and he is bought by Joseph to carry Mary to Bethlehem. Written by <hunk@prodigy.net>

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Trivia

Premiered along with the 1978 re-release of Pinocchio (1940). See more »

Alternate Versions

"The Merchant's Song" lyrics have been altered. The original lyrics were "We simply cheat a little if we must". In the recent versions it was changed to "We work a little harder if we must". This is because the original lyrics are perceived to have Jewish stereotypes. These original lyrics are no longer present on the DVD versions of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

The Merchant's Song
Composed by Don Bluth
Performed by Thurl Ravenscroft (uncredited)
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2 December 2007 | by crystalcooper249See all my reviews

The cover clearly states Holiday Classic. I just wanted to say that if you don't want to see so called "Christian Propaganda", then why are you watching Christmas movies? The whole point of Christmas is based on the Christian religion anyway. So worrying about whether a Christmas movie has Christian context is the stupidest thing I have ever heard. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with having different religious veiws but if you are involving yourself with subject matter based on certain things, why question why those things are evident in the subject? I am sorry to be so negative in my post but it irritates me to hear someone delve into something that makes no sense. It is a good movie that highlights the reason we celebrate the season.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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