Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Directed By: Arthur Rankin Jules Bass

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Product Overview

Told and sung by fred astaire with micky rooney, keenan wynn and the westminster children's choir. This holiday classic filled with good cheer tells how kris kringle got his start as the world's favorite gift giver.


Studio Ingram Micro
SKU 40247152
UPC 074645861098
UPC 14 00074645861098
Format DVD
Release Date 9/14/2004
Rating NR
Stop-Motion Animation
Editors Note
Note Kris Kringle (Mickey Rooney) is a young boy with an immense desire to do good things for others. In his home village of Sombertown, Kris has started a gift factory where he builds toys and gives them to all the local children. But when the evil ruler Burgermeister Meisterburger (Paul Frees) bans toys from the land, Kris is forced to go directly to Mother Nature and beseech her for assistance. With the help of magical elves and several special reindeer, Kris works hard to overcome the Burgermeister and deliver toys to all the children of the world, earning him the name Saint Claus, or Santa Claus. This timeless tale by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin is narrated by Fred Astaire.^One of the first Rankin-Bass Christmas specials (it was preceded by THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY in 1968), SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN received acclaim from both children and adults alike and spawned a number of similar films, including THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS and THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS. The movie's detailed, macabre stop-action puppets and gothic tinge were clearly an influence on Henry Selick and Tim Burton's THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, and it remains an important animated film to the moviemakers of today.
Arthur Rankin
Jules Bass
Cast & Crew
Paul Coker Jr. - Production Designer
Maury Laws - Composer
Jules Bass - Producer
Keenan Wynn - Voice
Andrea Sacino - Voice
Mickey Rooney - Voice
Irwin Goldrese - Editor
Fred Astaire - Voice
Dina Lynn - Voice
Joan Gardner - Voice
Robie Lester - Voice
Greg Thomas - Voice
Arthur Rankin Jr. - Producer
Romeo Muller - Screenwriter
Paul Frees - Voice
Gary White - Voice
J. Fred Coots - Composer
Arthur Rankin Jr. - Director
Jules Bass - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1970
Catalog ID 058610
UPC 00074645861098
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, No Longer Produced
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