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Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Our narrator answers some of the most common questions about Santa Claus. He tells us about a small baby named Kris who was left on the doorstep of the Kringle family. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. An evil wizard named Winter tried to prevent him from doing so, but Kris managed to melt Winter's heart and deliver his toys.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

    Directed by: Arthur RANKIN JR., Jules BASS

    Country: USA

    Year of production: 1970

    Running time: 48 min

  • Technique

    Category: TV special

    Techniques used: puppets

    Target public: 2-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-11 years

  • Credits

    Directed by: Arthur RANKIN JR., Jules BASS

    Production: RANKIN / BASS PRODUCTIONS

    Animation: Takeo Nakamura, Hiroshi Tabata

    Music: Romeo Muller