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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.

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(as Julian P. Gardner), (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Earl Hammond ... Santa Claus (voice)
... King Awgwa (voice)
Larry Kenney ... Commander of the Wind Demons (voice)
Lynne Lipton ... Queen Zurline / Wife / Additional Voices (voice)
Bob McFadden ... Tingler (voice)
Lesley Miller ... Necile (voice)
Peter Newman ... Peter Knook / Awgwas / The Gnome King / Husband / Additional Voices (voice)
Joey Grasso ... Weekum (voice)
... Young Claus (voice)
... The Great Ak (voice)
Amy Anzel ... Child (voice) (as Amy Anzelowitz)
... Child (voice)
Ari Gold ... Child (voice)
Jamie Lisa Murphy ... Child (voice)
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

The last Animagic special produced by Rankin-Bass. 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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Version of The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (2000) See more »

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One of the Best films i have ever seen
8 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have watched this movie since i was little, and for all i do admit the subject and the themes used in the movie are slightly darker then the average kids movie, it is one of the best i have seen. I've always loved the entire premiose of the story, and the characters are brilliant, especially the Commander of the Wind Daemons (The Bat like Creature) and Blinky the Cat.


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