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How the Toys Saved Christmas
How the Toys Saved Christmas
Actors: Mary Tyler Moore, Tony Randall, Sonja Ball, Thor Bishopric, Michael Caloz
Director: Enzo D'AlÚ
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
G     2003     1hr 33min

Every Christmas Eve, Granny Rose (Mary Tyler Moore) helps Santa deliver toys to little girls and boys. Except this year, Granny Rose gets sick and asks Mr. Grimm (Tony Randall) to take over this most important job. When th...  more »


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Actors: Mary Tyler Moore, Tony Randall, Sonja Ball, Thor Bishopric, Michael Caloz
Director: Enzo D'AlÚ
Creators: Enzo D'AlÚ, Kathleen S. Faherty, Maria Fares, Paul Thiltges, Rolf Schmid, Gianni Rodari, Umberto Marino
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Sub-Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 12/09/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1998
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 33min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Could be a classic someday.
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I took this video out of my local library, not expecting much. I took a peek at it while the kids were watching, and was pleasantly surprised. It is very well done, with good animation, a clever story line, and a good message."
Pleasant Christmas Movie
Judith | Philadelphia, PA | 03/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a cartoon Christmas tale of Granny Rose. Santa is so busy that he enlists the help of Granny Rose to deliver the toys in her town. She has a magic broom she rides while dropping the presents down the chimnies. However, this year Granny Rose has a cold, so she enlisted the help of Mr. Grimm. She doesn't know that Grimm intends to sell the toys and keep the money instead of giving them to the children. When the toys overhear his plan they come to life and try to find the children they were meant for.

This is apparently an Italian production, which was redone in an English version. Mary Tyler Moore and Tony Randall provide the voices of Granny and Grimm, but you would never recognize them, especially Randall.

The toys have fun personalities. There is a conceited French soldier and his troop, a wise Indian chief, two sweet dolls, a train and its crewmen, a scared wizard, a sweet wind-up puppy, and more. My favorite scene is the box of crayons showing their new owner what fun they can be by drawing pictures that come to life.

It's a pleasant little cartoon. It won't replace Rudolph in the holiday DVD offerings, but the children will probably enjoy this as a change from the Grinch."