After initial concern that a human was brought into the Forest which is against the law, the Great Ak allows Necile to raise the child while Shiegra stays to protect them. The Gnome King has been omitted from most other adaptations, presumably to avoid confusion with the malevolent character in Return to Oz, though an unidentified figure voiced by Peter Newman appears on the council over immortality in the Rankin-Bass version. Peter Knook, a rather crusty but amiable fellow, replaces most of the other Knooks, save the Protector (King) and two strangers, and declares "only on Christmas Eve" for the reindeer without any argument or explanation. About 60 years earlier, the Great Ak finds an abandoned baby in the snowy woods on the border of the Forest. Directed by Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.. With Earl Hammond, Earle Hyman, Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton. Excerpted from the delightful classic story by L. Frank Baum, we will explore how Santa Claus came to be, as he spent his early years living with the fairies and eventually finding his life purpose of bringing happiness to children all over the world. ", which appears to draw no material from "A Kidnapped Santa Claus". This article is about the book. Bernard Hoffer composed the music, as well as setting a quatrain by Baum inspired by Claus's famous laugh. The life and adventures of Santa Claus | | ISBN: 9781568880853 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. Afterwards, the Great Ak informs Claus that he can resume his toy delivering without fear of interference, because the Awgwas "have perished". Hardcover. ‎This story of Santa Claus veers away slightly from the traditional stories of his beginnings. [5] The special was paired with Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey and released on DVD under the Warner Archive brand on November 17, 2009. In order for Claus to have enough gifts, Peter Knook finds and retrieves the toys stolen by the Awgwas. Claus sets out on his first of many Christmas Eve sleigh rides. Discover (and save!) The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Macmillan Collector's Library) L. Frank Baum. This 75-minute animated version of the popular children's book by L Frank Baum (author of The Wizard Of Oz), steers clear of Christian references, focusing instead on wood nymphs, pixies and magic. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (Version 3 Dramatic Reading) L. Frank BAUM (1856 - 1919) L. Frank Baum takes us through the adventures of Santa Claus beginning with his adoption as an infant by Necile the nymph. With the aid of Asiatic Dragons, Three-Eyed Giants of Tatary, Goozzle-Goblins, and Black Demons from Patalonia, the Awgwas believe their might superior to that of the immortals; but they and their allies are destroyed. [4] Most of the Immortals' titles were changed to alleviate them all being kings and queens. Dtcastid Posts: 90 Joined: June 1st, 2020, 9:14 pm. On one occasion, his neighbors' son Weekum visits him; and Claus having made an image of Blinky to pass the time, presents him with the finished carving, calling it a "toy". The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1902 children's book, written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark. So he set up a workshop and lived in a small village with Ti… 59:54. It was illustrated by Frederick Richardson, who had also illustrated Baum's Queen Zixi of Ix. He eventually makes toys (the first being a wooden black cat modeled after the kitten Blinky that Necile sent to them, which he gives to the orphan boy Weekum). The monsters attack the Immortals, but the Immortals defeat them. They return to the Laughing Valley in giant soap bubbles created by The Wizard of Oz. Bernard Hoffer composed the music, as well as setting a quatrain by Baum inspired by Claus's famous laugh. This leads to Claus making his journeys by night and descending through chimneys when he is unable to enter the locked doors. Peter Knook, a rather crusty but amiable fellow, replaces most of the other Knooks, save the Protector (King) and two strangers, and declares "only on Christmas Eve" for the reindeer without any argument or explanation. Dixie Carter portrayed Necile and Hal Holbrook played Ak, who chooses Christmas as the day of Claus's yearly rides for its significance, much to the delight of Wil Knook, for the same reasoning as in the book. However, after hearing about the discovery of the infant, Necile, a Wood Nymph, steals him from Shiegra and goes to the Great Ak, begging him to let her raise the child. Collections. who only knew of the book were surprised to discover that Tingler was not one of Baum's creations, so true was the character to the author's spirit. While the Rankin-Bass production made the sequence with the Awgwas a centerpiece, in this film, they become running villains, and the story is structured around the upcoming battle. His reindeer and sleigh also win a race against the Gump. The story deals with Santa Claus's kidnapping by the Daemons of the caves, in an effort to thwart his yearly delivery of toys. Patrick M. Maund with David L. Greene, "Bibliographia Baumiana: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (disambiguation), The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (1985 film), The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (2000 film), Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz, "AMC PRESENTS ITS LARGEST SLATE OF HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING WITH "AMC BEST CHRISTMAS EVER, "Sony Finally Closes 'Winter's Knight' As L. Frank Baum Keeps Racking Up Credits From Grave", A review on Santa Claus in the world of Oz, The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story, List of Christmas gift-bringers by country, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Life_and_Adventures_of_Santa_Claus&oldid=993825234, American fantasy novels adapted into films, American novels adapted into television shows, All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases, Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from October 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 December 2020, at 18:09. Hardcover. More information on Archive.org About the BookReader | Report a problem . Christmas Eve is only ten days away, so he will not have time to make enough toys. $47.81. Other songs include the chorus "Babe in the Woods" and the powerful chant, "Ora e Sempre (Today and Forever)" representing the immortals. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Having become known as "Santa Claus", he delivers gifts to children every Christmas Eve. As of December 2011, no release has occurred and there has been no other word about it. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1902 children's book, written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by Mary Cowles Clark.[1][2]. 4.4 out of 5 stars 34. Meanwhile, evil creatures called the Awgwas (who influence children to do bad things and who are led by King Awgwa) are not happy with Claus's efforts to bring happiness to children, so they attempt to stop Claus from making and delivering toys. The script is written by Jake Thornton and Ben Lustig and is set to be directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg. The Awgwas, evil beings who can turn invisible, steal the toys that Claus is giving to the children, because the toys are preventing the children from misbehaving. The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus is a 1985 Christmas stop motion animated television special produced by Rankin/Bass Productions and based on the 1902 children's book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. King Awgwa is a villain from the L. Frank Baum book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus and its 1985 animated adaptation by Rankin/Bass.As his title suggests, he is the leader of the Awgwas, evil creatures that had the power to influence human minds.. On Claus' trips to the village to bring the children their toys, King Awgwa and his followers turn invisible and steal the toys. Claus learns that he must live there and make it better. L. Frank Baum creates a world of fantasy that surrounds Santa Claus's life. He agrees and Necile gets to raise the child with the help of Shiegra. The life and adventures of Santa Claus by Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank), 1856-1919. Because he cannot reside in Burzee as an adult, he settles in the nearby Laughing Valley of Hohaho, where the immortals regularly assist him, and Necile gives him a little cat named Blinky. Other songs include the chorus "Babe in the Woods" and the powerful chant, "Ora e Sempre (Today and Forever)" representing the immortals. It was first published in 1902. As Claus continues giving gifts, he earns the title "Santa" ("Saint" in most Romance languages). One important new character, Tingler, a Sound Imp also accompanies Claus and gives him someone to talk to. Hyde Park Entertainment would have distributed the movie internationally and share domestic rights with G7. As of 2018, AMC currently airs the special.[5]. When Claus has grown to be a young man, the Great Ak takes him to see the mortal world and its cruelty and suffering. Winter's Knight, inspired by The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, sold to Sony studios for $1 million.[8]. The film was planned for a holiday 2010 theatrical release. [3] The special truncates much of the story (it ran in a one-hour time slot) and simplifies some of the motivations, but its major alterations are setting up the hearing over the Mantle of Immortality as a frame story explaining just why Claus (J. D. Roth/Earl Hammond) deserves the mantle, although there is an edit that makes it difficult to realize that the scene in which Ak (Alfred Drake) calls the council when first finding the infant in the woods does not occur in the same time period as the main story. As he gets older, he works to bring happiness to children in a nearby village. The sleigh makes multiple large leaps which Tingler says is like flying. Part 2 explores Santa's travels with the reindeer each Christmas time as he visits the homes of children with his sleigh of handmade gifts. A graphic novel adaptation of the story was published by Tundra Publishing Ltd. in 1992 and illustrated by Michael Ploog. The book is an excellent Christmas read, almost an adventure story. Claus claims that he now knows why the valley is named the way it is, as he laughs in a "ho ho ho" manner. Top. In "The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus", L. Frank Baum creates a unique life history for the jolly old elf from his infancy through to his achievement of immortality. Jelke Bradley9. Necile names the child "Claus". A significant thematic change is Nicholas spreading information about the immortals far and wide, to the point he never coins the term "dolly", just mass-produces "Neciles". [6], "AMC PRESENTS ITS LARGEST SLATE OF HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING WITH "AMC BEST CHRISTMAS EVER, http://americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC/BC-1985/BC-1985-12-30.pdf, "Double Feature: Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus/Nestor The Christmas Donkey", The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes, The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Life_and_Adventures_of_Santa_Claus_(1985_film)&oldid=993971643, American Broadcasting Company original programming. In addition, the page for the film on IMDb was removed, leading many to suspect it was cancelled. Neither version mentions Lerd by name. The movie would have been the first animated film for Hyde Park. When he makes a clay figure reminiscent of Necile, he proclaims it a "dolly" to evade naming Necile to the children ("doll" results when children shorten the name). In March 2014, Deadline Hollywood reported that an origin story of Santa Claus, In addition, Shiegra accompanies Claus to the Laughing Valley, in which, unlike the book, it is always Winter. Later, the Great Ak and some other Immortals face off against the Awgwas and some monstrous friends that they brought. He also has a Knook and a Ryl serve as Claus's constant companions. THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF Santa Claus features the talents of Growing Stage favorites including Stephen L. Fredericks as Santa Claus, plus a company of young and … It happened many years ago when Ak finds a orphaned baby in the snowy woods. Larry Kenney was the Commander of the Wind Demons, who initially served as a devil's advocate to Ak at the fateful hearing, but soon became the Immortal most approving of giving the Mantle to Claus. It clearly puts Santa Claus into a different realm of fantasy, but retains the values of kindness and generosity. [3] though the Freeform broadcast was heavily edited from its original CBS broadcast, along with most of the other Rankin/Bass animated Christmas specials. He relied on a lioness named Shiegra to raise it. Claus tries to go alone by night, but he is again ambushed. After much debate, he is granted immortality just as the Spirit of Death comes for him. But a fairy named Necile, hearing of the discovery of the infant, steals and hides him from Ak. Baum's short follow-up, "A Kidnapped Santa Claus", further develops his relationship with his deputies, who must work in his place when Claus is captured by five Daemons. Larry Kenney was the Commander of the Wind Demons, who initially served as a devil's advocate to Ak at the fateful hearing, but soon became the Immortal most approving of giving the Mantle to Claus, and casts the first vote in what proves to be a unanimous decision to that effect. This is the only Rankin/Bass Christmas special without a celebrity narrator. 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