“THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS… was the last ANIMAGIC TV Special from RANKIN/BASS and originally aired on CBS in 1985. It is based on a story by FRANK L. BAUM (WIZARD OF OZ) and is well loved by a generation of fans that grew up in the 1980's!”Think of it as a cross between the classic “Rudolph” and “The Mad Monster Party”. “Adventures” has a lot of cool monsters and weird fantasy creatures, and is definitely cut from a darker cloth than the rest of the Rankin/Bass specials. Which is probably why it is rarely broadcast these days. link
An excerpt from “THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF SANTA CLAUS” is up on Youtube:
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