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The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)

At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to be made immortal.

Writers:

Jules Bass (as Julian P. Gardner), L. Frank Baum (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Earl Hammond Earl Hammond ... Santa Claus (voice)
Earle Hyman ... King Awgwa (voice)
Larry Kenney Larry Kenney ... Commander of the Wind Demons (voice)
Lynne Lipton ... Queen Zurline / Wife / Additional Voices (voice)
Bob McFadden Bob McFadden ... Tingler (voice)
Lesley Miller Lesley Miller ... Necile (voice)
Peter Newman Peter Newman ... Peter Knook / Awgwas / The Gnome King / Husband / Additional Voices (voice)
Joey Grasso Joey Grasso ... Weekum (voice)
J.D. Roth ... Young Claus (voice)
Alfred Drake ... The Great Ak (voice)
Amy Anzel Amy Anzel ... Child (voice) (as Amy Anzelowitz)
Josh Blake ... Child (voice)
Ari Gold Ari Gold ... Child (voice)
Jamie Lisa Murphy Jamie Lisa Murphy ... Child (voice)
Al Dana Al Dana ... Chorus (voice)
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Storyline

The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. To justify it, he tells the story of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. When Claus grew up, the Great Ak showed him the evil and hardship in the world, so Claus decides to live there and relieve some of the suffering. He decides to make toys for orphans, but King Agua, the ruler of the valley where Claus lives, doesn't want the children to be happy, resulting in a great battle with the Immortals. Written by Kathy Li

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Trivia

Alfred Drake's last film (voice only). See more »

Goofs

When the Great Ak and Young Claus travel the world, they're supposed to be invisible, but blurry so that the audience can see them. When they reach their last stop, which shows two armored men fighting, the Great Ak and Young Claus are fully visible. See more »

Quotes

Santa Claus: In all this world, there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child.
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Santa was Wiccan!
3 December 2001 | by Liz_BurtonSee all my reviews

I've never heard the "raised by faerie folk" story of Santa before. It was refreshing to see fantasy wood elves instead of the usual fat bearded ones. The council around the table looked as if they were drinking Wassail and celebrating the Winter Solstice. If you grew up playing D&D, you'll most likely enjoy this!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1985 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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