Voices of Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Robie Lester, Paul Frees
(7-Very Good Film)
Nostalgic. Imaginative. Wonderful.
The old Rankin-Bass Christmas specials were fantastic. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is perhaps the best of the bunch. As told by the great Fred Astaire, Santa Claus/Kris Kringle’s story shows him go from adopted orphan baby to famous toy maker to Christmas saint, at large due to his refusal to stop delivering toys in a town that’s outlawed them. Plenty of catchy music, an inventive story, and classic, unforgettable claymation.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-