Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is a 1972 American musical fantasy film written, composed, shot, edited and directed by R. Winer to frame Barry Mahon‘s Childhood Productions films for a Christmas release. The threadbare plot concerns Santa Claus‘ attempts to free his sleigh from the sands of a Florida beach, assisted by local children.
Different prints feature one of two films-within-the-film (that take up a majority of the film itself). They are Mahon’s previously filmed 1970 adaptations of Hans Christian Andersen‘s Thumbelina or Benjamin Tabart‘s Jack and the Beanstalk.
Poor acting and production values have garnered Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny a cult following.
Thumbelina version, color, mono, fullscreen, DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic.