holiday animation Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey © Rankin-Bass
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Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey

In the far northern reaches of the Roman Empire, Nestor lived in with his mother in the stable of Olaf the Donkey Breeder. All the other animals there would tease him because his ears were so long that they dragged upon the ground. Nestor felt completely useless and it seemed like he couldn't do anything without tripping over those troublesome ears. One day Olaf gets so fed up with Nestor that he casts the little donkey out into the bitter winter night. All hope seems lost until a little angel finds Nestor and tells him that he is needed for a task that only he and his special ears can complete--far, far away called in a little town called Bethlehem...

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I am a sucker for the Rankin-Bass specials, especially the stop-motion and traditional animated ones that gave us the backstories and adventures of a few notable holiday icons that we...
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Here is another Christmas special from Rankin/Bass that I love. It is about a little donkey with long,long ears named Nestor, who would become the...
Created by: Rankin-Bass
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Roger Miller ... Speiltoe / Narrator
Brenda Vaccaro ... Tilly
Paul Frees ... Olaf the Donkey Breeder
Directed by: Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass
Produced by: Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass
Songs by: Jules Bass and Maury Laws
Writing Credits: Romeo Muller
Buy Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
(incl. 'Year Without a Santa Claus', 'Nestor' & 'Rudolph's Shiny New Year')
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