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All around the world, no matter where you live, there's one very special night of the year - Christmas Eve, when I deliver the gifts my elves have been making to all the good children around the world. Ho, ho, that's a lot of toys.
Have you ever wondered how i circle the globe in a single night? The truth is I get a little help from some very special friends. But sometimes, even their help isn't enough. Sometimes I need a little… Christmas magic.

Santa Claus' opening narration (American English)

La freccia azzurra is a Christmas film originally released in Italy in 1996. In the United States, it was released on video in 1997 as How the Toys Saved Christmas (although early previews had indicated the title would be The Toys Who Saved Christmas). .

Synopsis

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When Santa's helper, La Befana, falls ill and must take off a Christmas Eve, she recruits Scarafoni to help deliver all the toys. No one but the toys knows is that Scarafoni plans to auction off the toys to the highest bidder, which means the toys won't make it to the children who have been good all year and deserve them. The toys decide to deliver themselves, and the story follows them as they struggle to avoid the heartless Scarafoni and to find their true homes. Meanwhile, a young boy named Francesco tries to find his true Christmas present - one special friend. In the end, the toys deliver themselves, but Scarafoni still has the money. However, everyone rushes to the toy shop and find Scarafoni with the money and manage to get it back from him, as Scarafoni is sent to prison. Francesco gets his true friend - a new puppy.

Releases

Cast

Voice actor/actressCharacter(s)
American English Adaptation
Mary Tyler Moore Granny Rose
Tony Randall Mr. Grimm
Neil Shee Santa Claus (Narrator)
Walter Massey Mr. Tinker
Michael Caloz Christopher Winter
Sonja Ball Jingles
Richard M. Dumont Conductor
Skipper
Arthur Holden Train driver
Thor Bishopric Pilot
Joanna Noyes Maid
Ticket Seller
Jane Woods Milford
Susan Glover Alfred
Holly Frankle Holly
Maggie Castle Polly
Garry Jewell Wizard
Statue
Mark Camacho Rascal
Rocko
Bruce Dinsmore Mr. Potter
Red Pencil
Terry Scammel Chief
Green Pencil
Michael Rudder Trainman
Theodore
Rick Jones Duck
General Lajoie

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