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

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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.
  • Production Number: 5583
  • 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 that Santa Claus will never come to his house. Then in the distance, the sounds of hooves are heard,...  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

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...  (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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