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Santa's Surprise (1947)

Five children from around the world follow Santa home on Christmas Eve, and decide to give him some extra help around the workshop.

Director:

Seymour Kneitel

Writer:

Larz Bourne (story)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Jack Mercer ... Russian Boy / Dutch Boy / Vocal Effects - Snoring (voice) (uncredited)
Mae Questel ... Little Audrey (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

After a hard night's work on Christmas Eve, delivering toys to all the good little boys and girls all over the world, the worn-out-and-tired Santa Claus returns to his home at the North Pole for a well-earned rest. At Little Audrey's house in the USA, the viewer is introduced to her via her picture hanging above her stocking in the fireplace mantle. Little Audrey's stocking, giving the audience a glimpse of her character traits, has a hole in the bottom that drops her present into a box on the floor and, consequently, Audrey gets more than her allotted share as Santa keeps trying to fill her stocking. Santa visits many countries - one of which doesn't celebrate or recognize Christmas or Santa Claus but, as far as Santa is concerned, a good kid is a good kid no matter where they live and gets a present anyway. Audrey and a United Nations group of kids - Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, African, South-Seas, Baltic and unknown origin - follow him home in order to do something nice for Santa ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa's Surprise See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Famous Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the first appearance by Little Audrey. She would make a cameo in a Popeye cartoon "Olive Oyl For President" early in 1948, before inaugurating a new series of her own in June 1948. See more »

Goofs

The Calendar shows December as having 30 days. (There are 31 days in December.) See more »

Connections

Featured in Affliction (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-bye Baby
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Traditional
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A really good feel Xmas movie
8 December 2012 | by atinderSee all my reviews

This yet another Christmas short, This is only nine min9 short Cartoon

I though this was really well made,

The cartoon as some very sweet moments, there also some good musical moments which are really limited, the songs were decent and fitted the inreally well.

This short as very good and funny, fun for the whole family.

The writing was really good too,

The Animation was good, for the times, some may find it a little out dated.

I think kids, even these days, will really enjoyed this short, it very well

I going give this 8 out of 10


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