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The Night Before Christmas

A Silly Symphony

Release Date : December 9, 1933

Running Time : 8:27

Synopsis

Loose rendition of Clement C. Moore's famous poem. St. Nick is seen delivering the toys he made in last year's "Santa's Workshop."

Characters

Santa Claus

Credits

Director
Wilfred Jackson
Animation
Ben Sharpsteen
Leonard Sebring
Joe D'Igalo
Tom McKimson
Archie Robin
Roy Williams
Louie Schmitt
Hamilton Luske
Bob Wickersham
Ed Love
Dick Heumer
Les Clark
George Drake
Hardie Gramatky
Story
Bob Wickersham
Webb Smith
Music
Leigh Harline
Voices
Kenny Baker

Source

Based on the story "The Night Before Christmas"

Cut Scenes

A child gets a black-face from chimney soot. A toy Amos and Andy pulling a black doll that says "Mammy."

Video

United States
A Disney Christmas Gift
A Walt Disney Christmas
Germany
Walt Disney's Lieblingsgeschichetn Zu Weihnachten
Die Schönsten Weihnachtsgeschichten von Walt Disney
Weihnachtpass mit Micky und Donald
Die Schönsten Weihnachtsgeschichten von Walt Disney
Frohe Weihnachten mit Micky Maus und ihren Freunden
Micky und Pluto Feiern Weihnachten
Italy
Silly Symphonies Volume 1

CED

United States
A Disney Christmas Gift

Laserdiscs

A Disney Christmas Gift
A Walt Disney Christmas
Japan
A Walt Disney Christmas

DVD

United States
The Santa Clause (Special Edition)
Disney Treasures : More Silly Symphonies
Germany
Weihnachtspass mit Micky and Donald

Television

The Ink and Paint Club: Episode 7: Storybook Silly Symphonies
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 23, 1955
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 24, 1956
The Mickey Mouse Club : December 24, 1957

Technical Specification

Color Type: Technicolor
Animation Type: Standard animation
Sound Mix: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
Negative Format: 35mm
Print Format: 35mm
Cinematographic Process: Spherical
Original Language: English

Released by United Artists Pictures

Comments

From Jerry Edwards : I generally love Christmas-themed films and shorts. But this is generally uninteresting to me. It just doesn't have a Disney "look" and "feel" to it for me. My wife, when she first saw this cartoon, thought it was done by the Fleischer Studios. The deletion of the censored scenes removes what little interest the short held for me.
From David Willis : Another short that always gets shown around Christmas time. This short was on the TV recently (not on the Disney Channel UK) and the cut scenes were not cut out.
From Ida : Santa is awesome again! It´s lovely to see how Santa plays with the toys. Because of Santa it must be 10!
From Dino Cencia : One of the best holiday Christmas shorts. This short is great to watch around Christmas time if you have this short on VHS or DVD. Also, Disney companies should make a DTV video clips with Santa Claus and Christmas songs. I love the part when Santa takes all the toys and puts them under the tree. That's like on Christmas Eve when you're sleeping and Santa comes down the chimney puts gifts under the tree. Great Christmas short! I give this a 10000. Merry Christmas!

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