The Christmas Star

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The Christmas Star (1986)

94 min - Drama, Family - 14 December 1986
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Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblence to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and heavyset features. McNickle hides out from the police in a nearby suburban neighborhood where he is befriended and helped by two local children who think he is the real Santa Claus. McNickle takes advantage of the kids naive ness to help him get his counterfeit money hidden somewhere in a local department store while he develops kind-hearted feelings for his two con victims that make him slowly understand the true nature of Christmas.

Director:  Alan Shapiro
Writers:  Alan Shapiro, Carol Dysinger

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Horace McNickle (Edward Asner) is a two-time felon serving prison time for counterfeiting. On the week before Christmas, he escapes from prison dressed as Santa Claus due to his uncanny resemblence to St. Nick resulting from his long white beard and heavyset features. McNickle hides out from the police in a nearby suburban neighborhood where he is befriended and helped by two local children who think he is the real Santa Claus. McNickle takes advantage of the kids naive ness to help him get his counterfeit money hidden somewhere in a local department store while he develops kind-hearted feelings for his two con victims that make him slowly understand the true nature of Christmas.


Collections: Alan Shapiro

Tagline: Two kids made a believer out of him.

Genres: Drama, Family

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  14 December 1986

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Television, Lake Walloon Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 34 min

Waking Sleeping Beauty

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Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)

PG 86 min - Documentary - 5 September 2009
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By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast ," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.

Director:  Don Hahn
Stars:  Don Hahn, Roy Edward Disney, Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Peter Schneider, Rob Minkoff, Glen Keane, Ron Clements, John Musker, Mike Gabriel, Roger Allers, David Pruiksma, Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise, Thomas Schumacher, Mark Kimball, Dick Cook, Lisa Keene, Elton John, Lillian Disney, Randy Cartwright, Ron Miller, Ruben Procopio, Tim Burton, Wolfgang Reitherman, Jeanette Thomas, Frank Thomas, Marie E. Johnston, Ollie Johnston, Eric Larson, Joe Ranft, Les Clark, Ron Hendren, Frank Wells, Don Griffith, John Lasseter, Walt Disney, Roy O. Disney, Connie Chung, Diane Sawyer, Ted Berman, Phil Nibbelink, Joe Hale, Ed Gombert, Shirley Temple, Kathleen Gavin, Maureen Donley, Pat Riley, Alex Trebek, Steven Spielberg, Richard Rich, Jane Pauley, Dennis Cosmo Michael, George Scribner, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, Richard Williams, Dean Cundey, Roger Ebert, Richard Purdum, David Friedman, Paula Abdul, Dudley Moore, Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, Getúlio Vargas, Gary Franklin, Gene Siskel, Karl Malden, Kathleen Turner, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Selick, Ed Catmull, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, Ralph Eggleston, Jim Fowler, Joseph the Lion, Pancho the Lion, Brenda Chapman, Ruben A. Aquino, Travis Blaise, Richard Turner, Laurin Sydney, Charles Gibson, Jeremy Irons, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Bob Goen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Cecilia Hart, Robert Guillaume, Donna Brown Guillaume, Chris Sanders, James Baxter, Marc Davis, Milt Kahl, Ward Kimball, John Lounsbery, Joe Lanzisero, Darrell Van Citters, Brett Thompson, Leslie Margolin, Mike Cedeno, Paul Nowak, Nancy Beiman, Jerry Rees, Bruce Morris, Elmer Plummer, Brad Bird, Doug Lefler, Harry Sabin, Eddie Fisher, Doris Day, Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, John Pomeroy, Lorna Cook, Heidi Guedel, Linda Miller, Emily Jiuliano, Skip Jones, Vera Pacheco, Dave Spafford, Sally Voorheis, Saul Steinberg, John V. Lindsay, Barry Diller, John Travolta, Lem Davis, Alvy Ray Smith, Danny Troob, Tim Rice, Robin Williams, Howard Ashman, Alan Menken, Jodi Benson, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Julie Andrews, Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson, Lisa Blair, John Hurt, Grant Bardsley, Pat Fraley, Janet-Laine Green, Sunny Besen Thrasher, Eve Evans, Cree Summer, Judge Reinhold, Tom Cruise, Michael Jackson, Bob Hoskins, Charles Fleischer, Mel Blanc, Cheech Marin, Pat Carroll, Butch Patrick, Fred Gwynne, Wayne Allwine, Susan Egan, Burke Moses, Terrence Mann, Frank Welker, Stubby Kaye

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Storyline

By the mid-1980s, the fabled animation studios of Walt Disney had fallen on hard times. The artists were polarized between newcomers hungry to innovate and old timers not yet ready to relinquish control. These conditions produced a series of box-office flops and pessimistic forecasts: maybe the best days of animation were over. Maybe the public didn't care. Only a miracle or a magic spell could produce a happy ending. Waking Sleeping Beauty is no fairy tale. It's the true story of how Disney regained its magic with a staggering output of hits - "Little Mermaid," "Beauty and the Beast ," "Aladdin," "The Lion King," and more - over a 10-year period.


Collections: Don Hahn

Tagline: From 1984 to 1994 a perfect storm of people and circumstances changed the face of animation forever.

Genres: Documentary

Details

Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  5 September 2009

Box Office

Revenue:  $80

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Walt Disney Pictures, Red Shoes / Some Shoes, Stone Circle Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 26 min