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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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  • A Hugh Harman-Rudolf Ising Production, Vitaphone Pictures
  • Animated Characters: Boy, Santa Claus.
  • Originally Released in 1933.
  • Production Number: 5583
  • Running Time: 7:10 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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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 brief animation clip from Red-Headed Baby is reused from the toy scene.

This cartoon is included as an extra on the DVD of "Lady Killer" (1933).

Soundtrack: "In the Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives," Written by Harry M. Woods; "Silent Night, Holy Night," Music by Franz Gruber, Lyrics by Joseph Mohr, Performed by Studio Chorus; "Jingle Bells," Written by James Pierpont, Performed by Studio Orchestra; "Shine On, Harvest Moon," Music by Nora Bayes, Lyrics by Jack Norworth.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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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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