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where "Nicholas of Burzee found his rightful place in this world and became a source of unending joy for children everywhere, visiting millions and millions of children every year and perhaps he's coming to your house"; animated film created by Mike Young Productions, released by Universal Studios Home Entertainment and based on Novel by L. Frank Baum
 
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INTRO LINES AK: Many centuries ago, when the earth was a much different place, long before television, radio, storybooks, bicycles, or even toys had been inventedwhen the earth was a much different place, long before television, radio, storybooks, bicycles, or even toys had been invented, human beings were far from alone on the planet, surrounded by animals of many varieties, some now extinct. In addition to the animals, in the deeper, more secret parts of the forest lived seldom seen magical creatures of many descriptions. Some were immortal, overseers of all living things. Oh, and in case you did not know, immortal means they are still very much alive, even though it is quite unlikely you have seen one. There were the Ryls, whimsical caretakers of plants and flowers, the colors of every blossom in the land. The clever Knooks, guardians of animals and ancient trees. And in the very deepest part of their world, in a place never seen by humans, was and remains The Forest of Burzee. Therein lived the graceful Fairies and the mysteriously beautiful Wood Nymphs, caretakers of springtime, and therefore, all things newborn and reborn in nature. Among these creatures, there was a very special one named Necile. Every spring, Necile had the honor of preparing the first nectar of the season, which would reveal many things about the coming year.

Pictures of characters with cast as voices and quotes

Santa Claus, an immortal Hero of the Holiday season. He is the most magical, mighty and loyal friend of all the children of the world
Santa Claus, an immortal Hero of the Holiday season. He is the most magical, mighty and loyal friend of all the children of the world
(Jim Cummings) "must have the reindeer and the sleigh to deliver my gifts"
  Ak, the Master Woodsman of the World, ruler of the forests, the orchards, and the groves
Ak, the Master Woodsman of the World, ruler of the forests, the orchards, and the groves
(Hal Holbrook) "taught the children the importance of giving, of caring, of hope and believing"
  Nicholas, a man who loves children and invented toys for them
Nicholas, a man who loves children and invented toys for them
(Robby Benson) "making toys for children is what I am meant to do with my life"
  Necile, a wood nymph who lives in the Forest of Burzee and Nicholas's foster mother
Necile, a wood nymph who lives in the Forest of Burzee and Nicholas's foster mother
(Dixie Carter) "I have told you nothing your heart did not already know"
Wisk, Nicholas's friend, a shapeshifting pixie who always likes new adventures
Wisk, Nicholas's friend, a shapeshifting pixie who always likes new adventures
(Carlos Alazraqui) "I've had enough fun for one day"
  Shiegra, a lioness who found an abandoned baby and at Ak's command fed him as his own cub
Shiegra, a lioness who found an abandoned baby and at Ak's command fed him as his own cub
(Cynthia Songe) "You have made me very happy, very proud"
  King Mogorb, the main villain and enemy of Santa Claus
King Mogorb, the main villain and enemy of Santa Claus
(Maurice LaMarche) "Do not underestimate their magic"
  Thog is Mogorb's servant and who draws plans
Thog is Mogorb's servant and who draws plans
(Jim Cummings) "Your Majesty, I have an idea that could be a cunning plan"
Bo, Master Mariner of the World is one of three beings to whom all other immortals are subject
Bo, Master Mariner of the World is one of three beings to whom all other immortals are subject
(Jess Harnell) "Immortality is our most precious gift"
  Wood Nymph, an  immortal creature, beautiful and graceful who lives in the forest
Wood Nymph, an immortal creature, beautiful and graceful who lives in the forest
(Mary Kay Bergman) "Make haste. Sunrise is approaching!"
  Gardenia is Necile's girlfriend and one of the wood nymphs
Gardenia is Necile's girlfriend and one of the wood nymphs
(Melissa Disney) "no more Awgwas, please"
Will Knook, an immortal creature whose especial duty is to care for deer
Will Knook, an immortal creature whose especial duty is to care for deer
(Carlos Alazraqui) " make sure my deer are back by daybreak"
  Peter Knook, an elf and Santa's house architect
Peter Knook, an elf and Santa's house architect
(Nick Jameson) "It's the pixie with his shape-changing again"
  Wagif Knook, a brownie, Peter's friend
Wagif Knook, a brownie, Peter's friend
(Jess Harnel) "Look out, here comes the dragon"
 
Lord of Lerd, Natalie's father, a nobleman who lived in a beautiful palace
Lord of Lerd, Natalie's father, a nobleman who lived in a beautiful palace
(Maurice LaMarche) "Go inside, dear, the view is much nicer"
  Natalie, Princess of Lerd, a rich girl, but without friends
Natalie, Princess of Lerd, a rich girl, but without friends
(Kath Soucie) "How did you know that I needed a friend when I asked only for a toy?"
  Giant, an ally of King Mogorb
Giant, an ally of King Mogorb
(Jess Harnell) "I do not see why the Awgwas need our help to battle these puny warriors"
  Ethan, a poor boy who gets the first toy
Ethan, a poor boy who gets the first toy
(Brianne Siddall) "Is it really mine?"

Movie transcript with snapshot pictures part 1

AK: Oh, forgive me for not introducing myself. I am Ak, The Master Woodsman, overlord of all of the creatures of this hidden world. There were others, more troublesome, but we will meet them in a while. Now, where was I? Oh, yes, Necile. Hmm. We have reason to rejoice! Necile's nectar predicts a year of great significance, hmm, which suggests the beginning of a new source of joythe beginning of a new source of joy. The most unusual flavor. Thank you, Necile. GARDENIA: Please, Ak, tell us more about your journey among the humans. AK: I think it is a good thing that only I can go among them. Of all the creatures of the earth, humans still seem the most miserable lot. They must work hard to survive, even their children must work as soon as they can walk. We must have compassion for these beings who are less fortunate than any of usmust have compassion for these beings who are less fortunate than any of us. GARDENIA: Are they all in such misery? AK: Not all, but some are worse. Some cannot even provide enough food or shelter for their own children. Just this morning, I found a human infant left at the edge of our woods. WOOD NYMPH: A baby? GARDENIA: Alive? AK: Yes. In fact, this child seemed to possess a most unusual life force for a humanthis child seemed to possess a most unusual life force for a human. There was something about him, his essence. Sheigra had noticed it, too! WOOD NYMPH: The lioness? AK: At first, I feared she was eyeing the infant as her next meal, but I was wrong. Sheigra, this child... SHIEGRA: Is not merely mortal, sire? AK: Yes. I want you to nourish it with your milk. Feed and protect it as if it were your own. SHIEGRA: Helping the humans again, master? AK: Someone must try, and it is forbidden to all of the others. Perhaps this child can help us find a way to be of some service to humanity. SHIEGRA: I will do as you wish. AK: Creatures of the woods, know that this child is protected for all time by Ak, Master of the Realm. Treat him as a friend. WOOD NYMPH: Forgive our impertinence, My Lord, but do you really think it wise to leave a baby with a lion? GARDENIA: With a lion? AK: Do not worry. I am certain a more practical solution will be found before Sheigra's hunger causes her to forget my command. SHIEGRA: Show yourself or risk your life! NECILE: It is me, Sheigra. SHIEGRA: Necile, you have traveled far from the safety of Burzee. NECILE: Ak spoke to us vividly of the child you protect. SHIEGRA: He is human, Necile. NECILE: May I see him, or hold him perhaps, for just a moment? SHIEGRA: Contact between humans and immortals is forbidden. We shall both be punished. NECILE: I have already broken the law by coming here, Sheigra. Please. Sheigra, you have mothered many young. As an immortal, I can never have children. You must help me. SHIEGRA: I do tire of this task. Human infants are quite loud at times. But I caution you, you must go to Ak at once. NECILE: Good morning. You slept peacefully? AK: Ah, like a baby, as humans say. NECILE: Oh, a sleeping baby is a peaceful sight. AK: So says you? NECILE: Well, I mean, I have heard... Do you suppose a nymph could, under any circumstance, raise a human child? AK: Impossible. It is forbidden. In any case, where would one find such a bold nymph? And where would this nymph find such a child? NECILE: I believe I am such a nymph. The child, you provided yourself last evening. All I did was retrieve him. A lioness is not a suitable mother for a baby such as this. Ak, I beseech you, allow me to raise this child as my son. AK: Necile, you have defied our highest law. NECILE: I know. AK: However, once done, the deed cannot be undone. So, I shall allow it. NECILE: Oh, thank you. Thank you. AK: The rest of you, however, heed this warning, further mischief with humans will not be tolerated. Is that understood? You have chosen your mother well, child. And broken every rule in doing so. See to it you are worth the trouble. NECILE: He will. I am sure of it. GARDENIA: The Ryls sent more milk blossoms. NECILE: Thank heavens! This baby of mine eats like a unicorn. WOOD NYMPH: What is that? NOTE: To watch the pictures in high resolution, click on them

Also known as

La vida y las aventuras de Santa Claus (Argentina), Les aventures extraordinaires du Pre Nol (Canada), Die Abenteuer von Santa Claus (Germany), Joulupukin seikkailut (Finland), Les aventures extraordinaires du Pre Nol (France), La leggenda di Santa Claus (Italy)

Santa Claus's reindeers

Dasher - the fastest reindeer and is always the winner at the reindeer games.
Dancer - Santa's prettiest reindeer, but she does not know it; he spends most of her time looking at her reflection in the frozen pond.
Prancer - always aiming to please and is very strong.
Vixen - loves playing tricks, even on Santa Claus himself; also very funny and makes the others laugh a lot.
Comet - a very serious reindeer and likes peace and quiet; on his nights off, he enjoys looking at the stars.
Cupid - very shy, and the mother of Donder and Blitzen.
Donder - thinks he should be classed the fastest reindeer, so he is always challenging Dasher to races.
Blitzen - the peace-maker as she hates fights; very good at helping the others to make up after an argument.

Production

Directed by Glen Hill, produced by Mike Young, story by L. Frank Baum, music by Misha Segal, art direction by Andre Clavel, production management by Bill Schultz, casting by Susan Blu, supervising sound editor by Rick Hinson, song lyrics by Harriet Schock

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Life and Adventures of Santa Claus part 1
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  2 will ever be allowed here
2 will ever be allowed here
  3 Nicholas's house should look
3 Nicholas's house should look
  4 come back soon
4 come back soon
 
5 making toys for children
5 making toys for children
  6 reindeer put this sleigh
6 reindeer put this sleigh
  7 a bit of fairy dust for you
7 a bit of fairy dust for you
  8 we seek the gift of immortality
8 we seek the gift of immortality