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Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970)

Cast: Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn, Gary White

Director(s): Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin

Language: English

Genre: Fantasy / Animated

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Synopsis

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 Burgermeist... [Get complete synopsis]

 

Papamikey wrote on December 5, 2008, 3:42 pm
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PVR'd this one for the kids...

Same shaiite animation as Rudolph (actually, there's a whole STRING of these films)...and has...ummmm, "less charming" characters.

Includes a GROOVY hip-young Santa who gets the hots for a bleach-white school teacher.

And the bad guy in this one is the WINTER WARLOCK - wasn't he the one who ganked me in Northrend??

And, of course, the pseudo-palimdronic Burgermeister Meisterburger...modelled loosely on Derek in leiderhossen...

Papamikey wrote on December 5, 2008, 3:44 pm
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Dig those threads Groovin'Santa (or should I call you GS?)...

Dig?

Papamikey wrote on December 5, 2008, 3:45 pm
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Santa gains aggro.

motleymitch wrote on December 5, 2008, 5:50 pm
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I've always enjoyed these, especially the nostalgia of the stop-motion animation with wooden figurines.
This is probably my least fave though.
Was there any connection between Burgermeister Meisterburger and Moribund the Burgermeister?
"I WILL find out..."

Deril wrote on December 5, 2008, 8:30 pm
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This was hands down the least favorite for the X-Mas specials (IMO)

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