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.
A young boy discovers the true spirit of the Christmas season.
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Sean Marshall's last theatrical film. See more
"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
Small One (Reprise)
Composed by Don Bluth
Performed by Disneyland Chorus See more
16 December 1978 (USA)
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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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