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SANTA’S FANTASY FAIR 1969 K GORDON MURRAY CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALE MISH MOSH DVD-R!

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SANTA’S FANTASY FAIR

(1969), Color, 80 minutes
(aka BROTHER’S GRIMM STORYBOOK FAIR ???)
distributed by Trans-International Films
presented by K. Gordon Murray

Description

* Although no prints of this anthology feature have turned up, one can surmise from the poster that it contained SANTA CLAUS & HIS HELPERS (probably in its entirety), as well as clips from LITTLE BOY BLUE AND PANCHO, LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN, and THE GOLDEN GOOSE.

* Curiously enough, Goodtimes Video released a title in the early 1990’s called SANTA’S FANTASY FAIR, and although it was obviously a patchwork creation of their own, with video-generated titles, it did recreate this lost feature fairly well. They used footage from the original SANTA CLAUS instead of SANTA CLAUS & HIS HELPERS, which was understandable. However, their big boner was using a clip from the German Childhood Productions’ PUSS N’ BOOTS, instead of Murray’s Mexican PUSS ‘N BOOTS! Also, a clip from LITTLE BOY BLUE AND PANCHO was conspicously absent. Still, this is an interesting little Murray curio.

* We erroneously thought that another Murray fairy tale anthology feature, SANTA’S BIG FILM FESTIVAL OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM, was a re-titling of this film, when in fact the two films appear to be seperate releases, containing all-different material.



Comely one-sheet for SANTA’S FANTASY FAIR.

Comic strip-style advertisement from SANTA’S FANTASY FAIR, illustrated by F. Freeland.
(from the collection of Don Worth)

Comic strip for THE GOLDEN GOOSE, by F. Freeland.

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