The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus 1985

The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

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Movie Info

Fairies adopt an orphaned human baby, who grows up to become Jolly Old St. Nicholas.

Cast & Crew

Robby Benson
Young Santa Claus
Dixie Carter
Necile
Voice
Jim Cummings
Old Santa Claus
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Carlos Alazraqui
Wisk, Wil Knook
Glen Hill
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Critic Reviews for The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

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  • It badly botches what a Christmas special should be, and is worth watching mainly for unintentional laughs.

    December 6, 2018 | Full Review…

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  • Mr. Baum's peculiar vision can be filled with all sorts of deliciously scarifying elements, but the underlying theme is unfailingly comforting.

    December 5, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Lacks the lighthearted charm of the earlier specials, but makes up for it in its tight plot and the best Animagic the studio ever did.

    December 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • This is something like Rankin/Bass's fifth attempt to tell the back-story of the jolly old elf. But there's something so pleasingly goofy about Santa wandering into scenes that might as well be ripped from the pages of Marvel Comics.

    December 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • It's Rankin/Bass doing high fantasy in ways they never did before, the stop-motion is smooth and gorgeous, and it's worth seeking out just for how strange it is.

    December 6, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The special is peppered with dazzling characters courtesy of Baum's highly inventive imagination, coupled with terrific stop-motion animation that brings the marvelous characters to life in extraordinary ways.

    December 6, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

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