The Night Before Christmas (1933 film)
|The Night Before Christmas|
|Silly Symphony series|
|Directed by||Wilfred Jackson|
|Produced by||Walt Disney|
|Narrated by||Donald Novis|
|Music by||Leigh Harline|
|Animation by||Dick Huemer|
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date(s)||December 9, 1933|
|Running time||8 min|
|Preceded by||The Pied Piper|
|Followed by||The China Shop|
The Night Before Christmas is a 1933 American Pre-Code animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by United Artists. Part of the Silly Symphony series, the film is an adaptation of Clement Clarke Moore's poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, popularly called The Night Before Christmas. The film was directed by Disney animator Wilfred Jackson.
In a loose adaptation of Clement C. Moore's famous poem, St. Nick is seen delivering the toys that he made in Disney's Santa's Workshop (1932) to a house full of sleeping children. The toys come alive, and they dance around and have fun. The kids awake to find a beautiful Christmas tree with lots of toys.
- The Night Before Christmas notes, IMDB.com; accessed July 26, 2015.
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