When you write for animation, the only limit is your imagination. And when the actual animation pales against what you imagined, the discrepancy can feel heartbreaking.

— Michael Aschner

Michael Aschner (His nickname is Mischa) is the writer for William R. Kowalchuk Jr.'s Tundra Productions company. His well-known original creation for the company is In Search of Santa, in which he wrote in 1998. After Tundra/Colorland's Oh Max!, where Aschner served as head writer, wet unsold, he retired from the company, causing his writing treatment for the second Royal Rookery Rock installment to pan out.

Christmas special filmography



Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night 1998Story treatment
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Writer (adaptation)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys2001
In Search of Santa2004Writer (original)

Music credits

In Search of Santa 2004 Lyricist/Dialogue"Happy Hatchday"
"Terribly Deep Thinkers Song"
"Capn' Cragg's Pirate Song"
Dialogue/Poet"Poem from 'The Book of Santa Claus'" Uncredited
Lyricist"Santa's Reindeer Chant"
Dialogue"Jolly Old St. Nicholas"


In Search of Santa2004The Mayor of Santa's CityUncredited

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