Daily post 23 Dec 2006 08:15 am
Speaking of Ken Harris, the Richard Williams Christmas Carol can be seen in its entirety here on Google video.
- My favorite Christmas cartoon of the pre-TV era has got to be Mickey’s Good Deed. This film gets me laughing every time. Every bit of it is funny, from the constantly turning story to the witty animation. How hilarious when Mickey has to sell Pluto for a Christmas present !
That’s not on YouTube, but it is on the dvd compilation, Walt Disney Treasures – Mickey Mouse in Black and White, Volume Two. This is a good set of shorts (I like the early Mickey’s more than the later ones in color.)
- There are a couple of good Christmas shorts available on YouTube now. I’m only pointing to some early cartoons, because I like them. They seem less devisive and more innocent. (Hurry, before copyright holders wake up and pull them from the site.)
The Night Before Christmas from Disney 1933:
Tom & Jerry in The Night Before Christmas
The Little King in Christmas Night
Disney’s 1932 Santa’s Workshop
- Finally, there’s the card Tom Sito pointed me toward. Here. It shows a VO recording starring Santa, and it’s pretty funny.