The Small One (1978) Theatrical Cartoon

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The Small One (1978) Theatrical Cartoon The Small One

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  • Theatrical ShortShort
  • Traditional Animation
  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures
  • Cartoon Characters: Small One, Boy, Auctioneer, Joseph, Mary.
  • Voice Actors: Sean Marshall, William Woodson, Olan Soule, Hal Smith, Joe Higgins, Gordon Jump.
  • Directed By Don Bluth, Richard Rich.
  • Produced By Ron Miller.
  • Animated By Cliff Nordberg, John Pomeroy, Gary Goldman, Chuck Harvey, Jerry Rees, Bill Hajee, Ron Husband, Heeidi Guedel, Lorna Pomeroy, Emily Jiuliano, Linda Miller, Dorse A. Lampher; more Animators More Cartoon Animators...
  • Music: Robert F. Brunner, Don Bluth, Richard Rich.
  • Editor: James Melton.
  • Originally Released on December 16, 1978.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 25:18 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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Set in the town of Bethlehem on the eve of the first Christmas, The Small One is the story of a poor boy who is forced to sell his pet donkey. His choice of the...  (more)

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"The Small One" has become a Christmas favorite for quite a few years now for people all around the world.
It captures the spirit of the Holiday season, with one of the most beautiful stories to ever come out from Disney animation.
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This has been a must see in my house every year ever since my sister and I were babies. Every year we watch it and every year it never fails to make me cry. I love it!

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Very Sweet Christmas Story, true to the meaning of Christmas. Good animation. I remember seeing it in the theatre when it came out. I forget the film it was attached to, but I remember...  (read more)

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Even though this film has its flaws, it is one of the relatively few Christmas cartoons conveying the real meaning of the occasion. Director Don Bluth--a devout Mormon--sees to this.(He didn't do too bad a job writing the title song, either.)read more)

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If in case my previous review (of the "Animaniacs" nativity effort) seemed too-strong for some of you, let me direct your attention to a GENUINE effort. Don Bluth is a devout Mormon; and while there is much in that faith that we other Christian...  (read more)

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