Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

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Released 1970

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Director:
Jules Bass
Released:
1970
Rating:
TV-G

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is a stop motion animation Christmas special directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr. and released in 1970. The film tells the story of Santa Claus' origins and origins of several other Christmas traditions. Special Delivery "S.D." Kluger (Fred Astaire) is a delivery man whose truck has broken down. This leads him to tell the tale of Santa Claus. In a place called Sombertown, Mayor Burgermeister Meisterburger (Paul Frees) rules with an iron fist. One day, a baby is left on his doorstep and he instructs his helper to take it to the Orphan Asylum. On the way to the Asylum, a wind blows the baby away to the mountains where he is discovered by elves named Kringle. They take the baby in and name him Kris and raise him as their own.

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    • The doctor (Who looks remarkably like the King in Tanta Kringle's scrapbook.) who examins Burger Meister Meister Burger after Burger Meister trips over a toy duck tells him that he has broken his funny bone. The funny bone, or Humerous, is the arm. Yet Burger Meister has a cast on his right foot. Second the doctor is able to determine that Burger Meister broke a bone by just taking his temperature.

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Categories

Animation, Comedy, Kids

Themes

Family Comedies, Stop-Motion & Clay-Animation, Classics