Santa's Workshop (film)

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Santa's Workshop
Silly Symphonies series
Santa's Workshop1.jpg
Directed by Wilfred Jackson
Produced by Walt Disney
Music by Frank Churchill[1][2]
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s)
  • December 10, 1932 (1932-12-10) (United States)
Running time 7 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Preceded by Babes in the Woods
Followed by Birds in the Spring

Santa's Workshop is a Disney short film directed by Wilfred Jackson, first released on December 10, 1932[3] in the Silly Symphonies series. The film features Santa Claus and his elves preparing for Christmas in Santa's workshop. A sequel, The Night Before Christmas, partially based on A Visit from St. Nicholas, was made the year after, portraying Santa leaving the toys in a house with nine children.

In Sweden and Norway, Santa's Workshop is part of the Christmas television special From All of Us to All of You, traditionally shown at Christmas Eve. Various stereotypes in the film have been censored several times.[4]

The Marche Militaire featured in the short has become known less as a classical piece for military uses and more as a piece of music connected to Christmas.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Santa's Workshop (1932) – Crew". Swedish Film Database. Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Walt Disney julfavoriter". (in Swedish). Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Santa's Workshop (1932) – Release dates". Swedish Film Database. Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ Edman, Nils (December 14, 2012). "Därför klippte Disney bort den svarta dockan" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 

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