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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town DVD 1 of 1

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40247152
UPC: 074645861098
UPC 14: 00074645861098
Category Keywords: Christmas  Holiday  Stop-Motion Animation
Rating: NR
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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.
Editor's 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.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Ingram Micro
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/14/2004
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1970
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 058610
Video UPC UPC: 00074645861098
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Paul Coker Jr. - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Maury Laws - Composer
Video Cast Info Jules Bass - Producer
Video Cast Info Keenan Wynn - Voice
Video Cast Info Andrea Sacino - Voice
Video Cast Info Mickey Rooney - Voice
Video Cast Info Irwin Goldrese - Editor
Video Cast Info Fred Astaire - Voice
Video Cast Info Dina Lynn - Voice
Video Cast Info Joan Gardner - Voice
Video Cast Info Robie Lester - Voice
Video Cast Info Greg Thomas - Voice
Video Cast Info Arthur Rankin Jr. - Producer
Video Cast Info Romeo Muller - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Paul Frees - Voice
Video Cast Info Gary White - Voice
Video Cast Info J. Fred Coots - Composer
Video Cast Info Arthur Rankin Jr. - Director
Video Cast Info Jules Bass - Director
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