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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town 4K 1970

Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town 4K 1970

Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees, Joan Gardner, Robie Lester, Andrea Sacino, Dina Lynn, Gary White, Greg Thomas.
IMDB 7.7
File Size: 33.44 GB
Film Description
The mailman decides to answer some frequently asked questions about Santa Claus and tells the story of a little boy, Chris, who was left on the doorstep of Kringle's toy-making business. When Chris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But the greedy Burgomaster didn't want Chris to do it. On top of all the trouble, the evil sorcerer Winter lives between the Kringle house and Sombertown. But Chris manages to melt Winter's heart and deliver the toys.

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I love the Rankin'/Bass Christmas specials. They are so timeless and relaxing to watch, and make you feel so cosy and warm, which is lacking in most Christmas movies of today. As of now, Santa Claus is Comin' To Town is one of my favourites, along with Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. There are so many things to like about this special, whether it is the animation, the music or the writing.

The animation is really lovely, perhaps a tad dated, but it does have this sophisticated look that adds to the special's innocence. The music is just gorgeous, the song that Jessica sings is just beautiful beyond words. As for the writing, I agree with anyone who says this one has the best writing out of the specials to come from Rankin'/Bass, a bit like I consider The Little Drummer Boy to be the most poignant. There are some sweet moments, but other parts are very funny, whether it is the interaction between the narrator and the children which was very entertaining, or the dialogue of the toy-hating Burgermeister Meisterburger such as "Ooooooouuu, I've been bamboozled". And anything Winter says borders on hysterical, like "you mustn't mind the tree monsters. Their bark is worse than their bite".

The characters are wonderful, with Santa really charming here, and Burgermeister Meisterburger a sophisticated enough villain and a funny one too. And then we have the narrator, a wonderful one with some truly entertaining lines. And the voice work is outstanding, particularly strong work from Paul Frees in multiple roles including the villain of the piece Burgermeister Meisterburger. Mickey Rooney is his charming self as Santa/Kris Kringle, so he was an ideal casting choice, and Keenan Wynn was superb as Winter. And Fred Astaire, all I can say is like Rooney an inspired choice, and he was note-perfect.

Info Blu-ray
Codec: HEVC / H.265 (89.1 Mb/s)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.35:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.33:1

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0
Spanish: DTS 2.0

English SDH, French, Spanish.

Info Blu-ray
File size: 33.44 GB
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