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The Small One ()


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

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Sean Marshall ...
Boy (voice)
William Woodson ...
Tanner (voice)
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Father (voice) (as Olan Soulé)
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Auctioneer (voice)
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Guard (voice)
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Joseph (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Small One ...
Donkey (voice)
Thurl Ravenscroft ...
Potter (uncredited) (voice)
Ken Sansom ...
Baker (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Don Bluth

Written by

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Vance Gerry ... (story) &
Peter Young ... (story) (as Pete Young)
 
Charles Tazewell ... (book)

Produced by

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Don Bluth ... producer
Ron Miller ... executive producer

Music by

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Robert F. Brunner

Film Editing by

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James Melton

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Richard Rich ... assistant director

Art Department

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Peter Young ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Ben Hendricks ... sound editor
Frank Regula ... sound mixer (as Frank C. Regula)

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Ted Kierscey ... effects animator
Dorse A. Lanpher ... effects animator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joe Jiuliano ... animation camera (uncredited)
Brian LeGrady ... animation camera (uncredited)
Rob Maine ... animation camera (uncredited)
Chuck Warren ... animation camera (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Daniela Bielecka ... background artist
Jim Coleman ... background artist
Lorna Cook ... character animator (as Lorna Pomeroy)
Gary Goldman ... directing animator
Heidi Guedel ... character animator
Bill Hajee ... character animator
Dan Hansen ... layout artist
Chuck Harvey ... character animator
Ron Husband ... character animator
Emily Jiuliano ... character animator
Skip Jones ... assistant animator
Linda Miller ... character animator
Cliff Nordberg ... directing animator
John Pomeroy ... directing animator: "The Donkey" and "Saint Joseph"
Jerry Rees ... character animator
Sylvia Roemer ... layout artist
Walt Stanchfield ... assistant animation supervisor
Kevin Wurzer ... assistant animator
Betsy Baytos ... animator (uncredited)
Don Bluth ... animator (uncredited)
Randy Cartwright ... animator (uncredited)
Will Finn ... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Ed Gombert ... animator (uncredited)
Leslie Gorin ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Dan Haskett ... animator (uncredited)
John Musker ... assistant animator (uncredited)
Henry Selick ... inbetween artist (uncredited)

Music Department

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Evelyn Kennedy ... music editor
Christalee ... lead singer (uncredited)
John Richards ... music recordist (uncredited)

Other crew

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Don Hahn ... production assistant

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • A Christmas Miracle (United Kingdom)
  • Mon petit Âne (France)
  • Un borrico en Navidad (Spain)
  • Min lilla åsna (Sweden)
  • Mališa (Serbia)
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  • 26 min
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Trivia This short was Bluth's last involvement with Disney. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #2.1 (1979). See more »
Soundtracks Small One (Main Title) See more »

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