The Small One (1978)

G   |    |  Animation, Short, Family

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A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does.

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16 December 2001 | Cylex
| A Masterpiece
Every Christmas I watch this film with tears streaming. It's a beautiful story about true friendship and the small donkey chosen to carry Mary to Bethlehem. It has light comedy, danger and pathos by turns. The title song "Small One" and the boy's song "Friendly Face" are sweet and memorable. The Merchants' song is fun. It is a Christmas tale that everyone will love and is timeless. A masterpiece from Bluth. 10/10

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Plot Summary


Animation | Short | Family


Release Date:

15 December 1978



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