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The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (2000)

A human orphan raised by the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children.

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Glen Hill

Writers:

L. Frank Baum (novel), Hank Saroyan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robby Benson ... Young Santa Claus (voice)
Dixie Carter ... Necile (voice)
Hal Holbrook ... Ak - Master Woodsman of the World (voice)
Carlos Alazraqui ... Wisk / Wil Knook (voice) (as Carlos Alazaraqui)
Jim Cummings ... Old Santa Claus / Thog / Additional Voices (voice)
Mary Kay Bergman ... Martha / Nymph / Tycus (voice)
Melissa Disney ... Gardenia / Village Girl (voice)
Jess Harnell ... Wagif Knook / Bo - Master Mariner of the World / Giant / Additional Voices (voice)
Nick Jameson ... Peter Knook / Andrew (voice) (as Nick Jamison)
Maurice LaMarche ... Mogorb / Lord of Lerd / Additional Voices (voice)
Brianne Brozey ... Ethan / Megan (voice) (as Brianne Siddall)
Cynthia Songé ... Sheigra (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Natalie - Princess of Lerd / Little Mayrie (voice)
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A human orphan raised by the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children.

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Based on the book by L. Frank Baum the author of "The Wonderful Wizard of OZ"


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mike Young Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Should Have Been Better
9 September 2017 | by Christmas-ReviewerSee all my reviews

BEWARE OF FALSE REVIEWS & REVIEWERS. SOME REVIEWERS HAVE ONLY ONE REVIEW TO THEIR NAME. NOW WHEN ITS A POSITIVE REVIEW THAT TELLS ME THEY WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MOVIE. IF ITS A NEGATIVE REVIEW THEN THEY MIGHT HAVE A GRUDGE AGAINST THE FILM . NOW I HAVE REVIEWED OVER 300 HOLIDAY FILMS. I HAVE NO AGENDA.

This film had great source material! However the makers of this film add and subtract the wrong things. What they get right is the tone. What they do wrong is everything else. They add songs (not a bad idea) however these songs are terrible.

They also dumb down the story because since this is made for small children they break the rule about children's show. The makers of this film think children are too stupid to get the subtext and they dumb down the story and dialog.

Based on the popular book by L. Frank Baum, the beloved author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," comes "The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus". The story starts off many centuries ago, long before toys had even been invented, a baby abandoned at the edge of an enchanted forest was adopted and raised by a beautiful wood nymph, thus beginning the life story of Santa Claus. From his truly magical childhood through the discovery of his life's work of making children happy, discover the origin of every tradition surrounding Santa Claus!

I hope one day someone with more talent will adapt the book into a full length feature film. If done correctly it would become a classic. This however is barely worth watching.


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