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The Little Brown Burro (1978)

A sad little burro who feels that no one wants him and that he doesn't belong anywhere finds out differently when he is bought by Joseph to transport Mary on their travel to Jerusalem for the birth of Jesus.

Director:

Vic Atkinson

Writers:

Paul A. Friesen (by), Christine Atkinson (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Storyteller (voice)
Bonnie Brooks Bonnie Brooks ... Little Brown Burro (voice)
Paul Soles Paul Soles ... Omar (voice)
Henry Ramer ... (voice) (as Henry Raimer)
Carl Banas Carl Banas ... (voice)
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ... (voice)
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A sad little burro who feels that no one wants him and that he doesn't belong anywhere finds out differently when he is bought by Joseph to transport Mary on their travel to Jerusalem for the birth of Jesus.

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Christmas Burro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

No One Cares If I Go or Stay
Music by Lucio Agostini
Lyrics by Beryl Friesen
Performed by Bonnie Brooks
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Sweet and beautiful Christmas classic
25 February 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I am very fond of anything Christmassy, and The Little Brown Burro fits the bill perfectly. It is a little too short perhaps, but it is sweet, beautiful and heart-warming.

The animation is very nice especially in the backgrounds, there is nothing groundbreaking, but it doesn't try to be and it didn't need to be either. The music is good too, with beautiful incidental music and sweet songs.

The writing is strong and never loses focus, the pace is spot on and the characters are engaging especially The Little Brown Burro who is adorable and never fails to warm my heart. And the voice acting particularly from Lorne Greene is sensitive and ideal. What really wowed me over though was the story, it is such a beautifully written and heart-warming one and made me feel warm and cuddly inside.

All in all, a sweet and beautiful classic. If you love this, I also recommend The Small One and especially Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, both have beautiful stories and characters and are very touching emotionally, just like The Little Brown Burro. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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