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The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives

The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives (1933) - Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon Series The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives

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  • Merrie Melodies Theatrical Cartoon SeriesTheatricalSeriesCartoon
  • Traditional Animation
  • A Hugh Harman-Rudolf Ising Production, Vitaphone Pictures
  • Distributed by: Warner Bros.
  • Cartoon Characters: Boy, Santa Claus.
  • Directed By Rudolf Ising.
  • Produced By Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising.
  • Animated By Rollin Hamilton, Norm Blackburn.
  • Music: Frank Marsales.
  • Originally Released on January 07, 1933.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 7:10 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:


A Christmas fable with a twist: on a cold Christmas Eve, a poor little boy wanders through a snowy village to his "shanty" on the other side of the tracks knowing...  (more)

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Good example of Depression-era wealth fantasies. This cartoon would later be reworked as "Toyland Broadcast" by Rudolf Ising in 1934, following his move to MGM. Kate Smith is caricatured, and a...  (more)


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Typical Early '30s Musical

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Typical sort of cartoon with lots of singing and sight gags. I was thrown a bit when Santa took the little waif up to the north pole and put him in the empty workshop. I thought that must be how Santa gets his labor force. The toys were already made,...  (read more)

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