holiday animation The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus © Rankin-Bass
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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

In an age long ago, the Great Ak calls a council among the Immortals to ask that the most beloved mortal man in all the world, Santa Claus, be granted the Mantle of Immortality. Ak tells of how Santa was raised in the enchanted Forest of Burzee by wood nymphs, nooks and elves but gave up his happy life there to go into harsh lands of mankind and bring joy to countless children everywhere.

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I grew up watching this as well, and even though I'm only 18, It doesn't feel like christmas unless I watch this movie at least once. And, it has come...
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I love this version of the movie I just wish it would come out on DVD I watched it growing up and would love my daughter to grow up seeing...
Created by: Rankin-Bass
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA
Featuring the voices of:
Earl Hammond ... Santa Claus
J.D. Roth ... young Claus
Alfred Drake ... The Great Ak
Earle Hyman ... King Awgwa
Bob McFadden ... Tingler
Lesley Miller ... Necile
Peter Newman ... Peter Nook, Awgwas, Lord of Lerd, The Gnome King
Lynne Lipton ... Queen Zurline
Larry Kenney ... Commander of the Wind Demons
Joey Grasso ... Weekum
Directed by: Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass
Produced by: Arthur Rankin Jr. and Jules Bass
Musical Score by: Bernard Hoffer
Writing Credits: Julian P. Gardner

L. Frank Baum, the author of the novel this film was based on, is best known for his other fanciful book--"The Wizard of Oz."

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