The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)

TV Movie   |  TV-PG   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Family

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At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to be made immortal.


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Jules Bass , Arthur Rankin Jr.


Jules Bass, L. Frank Baum (novel)

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11 December 2011 | CuriosityKilledShawn
| Stop-motion Santa
In this adaptation of L. Frank Baum's story, produced by Rankin Bass, we see how Santa came to be, from his origin an immortal to his dedication to bringing presents and happiness to kids around the globe. It's a better story than the 'true meaning of Xmas' crud we're used to in Xmas Specials. Erasing th 'birth of Baby Jesus' angle was also a wise move.

I'd never heard of the novel until I saw this special, but it seems kinda similar to The Wizard of Oz. The music by Bernard Hoffer is also notably better than the usual medley of Xmas carols. I guess it doesn't rate too highly among the rest of the holiday clutter, but certainly worth watching.

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