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Santa and the Three Bears and Other Christmas Favorites
Santa and the Three Bears and Other Christmas Favorites
Actors: Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl, Christina Ferra-Gilmore, Bobby Riha, Joyce Taylor
Directors: Barry Mahon, Tony Benedict
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
G     2003     0hr 46min


     

Movie Details

Actors: Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl, Christina Ferra-Gilmore, Bobby Riha, Joyce Taylor
Directors: Barry Mahon, Tony Benedict
Creators: Barry Mahon, Tony Benedict, Milton Krear, James Kernodle
Genres: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animation
Sub-Genres: Animation, Christmas, Animation, Animation
Studio: Tgg Direct
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/01/2003
Original Release Date: 11/07/1970
Theatrical Release Date: 11/07/1970
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 0hr 46min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: G (General Audience)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Santa and the Three Bears
Crawfordville@msn.com | United States of America | 12/04/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This version of the classic movie deletes the introduction and conclusion "live action" footage from the original Santa & The Three Bears. It's a great kids Christmas story, but leaves out the touching early seens with "Mr. Ranger" and his grandkids."
Santa & the Three Bears
Melissa Calvano | Orange County, CA | 11/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is my absolute favorite Christmas program. Until I found it on Amazon, I had spent many years searching for it since it rarely airs on television. Thanks to Amazon, it's once again a part of my holiday tradition."
This Christmas special gets better and better with age!
AbeStreet | Mayfield Heights, OH United States | 11/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I remember watching this film as a child and thinking that it moved a bit slow, especially when compared to the Rankin & Bass Christmas specials. Unlike R & B specials it has no evil villain to fear or hero to cheer for. The songs were not as catchy either.

However, now as an adult I seem to enjoy the laid back simple story. The songs are good and I like the introduction and ending with live actors. I think what makes me appreciate this special even more are the so called Christmas specials that are produced today. I have children of my own now and neither they or I like what we see today. Thankfully they also like the Christmas specials I remember from my childhood.

This Christmas special is not aired that often anymore and it seems to drift in and out of availability for DVD and VHS purchase. If you see that it is airing on television you may want to record it as it hard to come by these days.
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Christmas--The way it should be
Jackie Smith | Kalamazoo, MI | 09/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I remember seeing Santa and the Three Bears on television a few years ago. I loved it!! It made me think of the old Christmas specials I used to watch as a child. Unfortunetly they took it off the air. I feel something is totally lacking in today's animated films and specials. This generation is too computerized and well...fake. This 1970 Christmas film takes you back and really does make you feel like you are in the Christmas sprit. It does that with the songs and plot of the story. That is why I am going to introduce my daughter to this film. I want her to feel the same feeling I had growing up watching wholesome/quality shows. This film really does show "the wonders of Christmas time"."