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The Christmas Visitor

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The Christmas Visitor

The Night Before Christmas meets Toy Story in this charming British cartoon from 1958.

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1958 7 mins


From A Dream of Toyland (1908) to Toy Story (1994), animators have long been delighting audiences by bringing children's toys to life. Here the Halas & Batchelor studio, best known for their version of Animal Farm (1954), use Clement Clarke Moore's The Night Before Christmas as a launching pad for a charming tale of love and drama under the Christmas tree, with a 'cartoon modern' style. Ho ho ho.