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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock's heart and deliver his toys.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, family relations, wedding, mischievous children, santa claus, danger, escapades, friendship, family, good versus evil, imaginary, rescue, toys, surrealism, foundling, village, youth, heroes, friends, orphan, parents and children, ruler, anti hero, village life, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 70s

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Most similar movies to Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and touching films with plots about family, escapades, disorder, friends, adventure, heroes and danger mostly in Animation, Family and Comedy genres. Some movies like Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town: The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), The Care Bears Movie (1985), The Polar Express (2004), A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008), Pinocchio's Christmas (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, christmas, elf, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, fish out of water, parents and children, show tunes, friends, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada, Japan
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, feel good, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: misfit, imaginary kingdom, toys, island, christmas, dentist, santa claus, winter, reindeer, snowman, family, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for ...
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers, preschoolers, teens ...
Plot: animal life, friendship, talking animals, orphan, good versus evil, family, adventure, siblings relations, wish come true, rescue, imaginary, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Polar Express (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.
Style: feel good, touching, stylized, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: christmas, train ride, magic, belief, santa claus, adventure, christmas movie, train travel, holiday, self discovery, north pole, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Miser Brothers' Christmas (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: A Miser Brothers' Christmas is a sequel to the classic 1974 television special The Year Without a Santa Claus. The stop-motion animated special, produced by Warner Brothers Television Animation (owners of the post-1973 Rankin/Bass animated ...
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, santa claus, save the day, family relations, good versus evil, family, rivalry, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, miser, brother brother relationship, elf ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph. But now Winterbolt's awake. He gives Frosty's family magic amulets to keep them from ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: holiday, danger, daring rescue, imaginary, escapades, family, wizards and magicians, disorder, friends, heroes, getting home, adventure ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the mysterious Toy Taker grabs all of Santa's toys, it looks like the children will miss out on Christmas. But everyone's favorite reindeer, Rudolph, comes to the rescue with his lovable friends: Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius the ...
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: misfit, escapades, adventure, imaginary, obnoxious boss, friends, disorder, imaginary kingdom, contests and competitions, partners, family, friendship ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: Geppetto prepare for Christmas, Pinocchio joins a puppet show to earn money for a present. There he meets and elopes with the beautiful girl puppet Julietta, leaving Geppetto alone and worried.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, adventure, friends, family relations, disorder, money raising, in the woods, puppets, youth, imaginary, escapades, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Christmas Is Here Again (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When the evil Krad steals Santa's toy bag, he crushes the holiday spirit- and over time, the world's children forget all about Christmas. Now, a wide-eyed orphan and her band of friends will embark on the polar adventure of a lifetime, as ...
Style: stylized, humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: orphan, christmas, santa claus, adventure, optimism, animal life, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, fish out of water, heroic mission, escapades, goofy hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Funshine Bear travels to Joke-a-lot where the people there crown him king.
Style: touching, feel good, not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, adventure, young heroes, imaginary, family life, disorder, family relations, heroes, youth, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: It's Christmastime in the Hundred Acre Wood and all of the gang is getting ready with presents and decorations. The gang makes a list of what they want for Christmas and send it to Santa Claus - except that Pooh forgot to ask for something. So ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, winnie the pooh, imaginary kingdom, rabbit, christmas, tiger, goofy hero, mischievous children, young heroes, escapades, best friends, partners ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: A collection of Winnie the Pooh's memorable holiday adventures, as Winnie, Piglet, and Tigger set out to find the right ingredients for Winter, Rabbit learns how to manage a complicated Thanksgiving dinner, and everyone gets a special visit ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, rabbit, donkey, christmas, tiger, kangaroo, family, youth, escapades, adventure, heroes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is impressing everyone with his performances, including Prince ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, prince, bat, parallel world, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, rescue, mischievous children, heroes, kidnapping, friendship ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Pippi Longstocking (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Sweden, Germany, Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Pippi is a little girl who lives in her house with her horse and her monkey, while her father is sailing the seas.
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, family relations, village life, imaginary kingdom, ocean, disorder, ocean or sea, friends, child in peril, treasure hunt, vengeance, village ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Jack Frost (1979)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In this delightful animated tale, Pardon-me Pete (Buddy Hackett), the official groundhog of Groundhog Day, tells the story of Jack Frost, who falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begs Father Winter to make him human so that she can see ...
Style: humorous, touching, stylized, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fall in love, christmas, knight, heroes, escapades, adventure, family, oldies, village, heroic mission, village life, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: It's Halloween in the 100 Acre Wood, and Roo's best new friend, Lumpy, is looking forward to his first time trick-or-treating. That is, until Tigger warns them about the scary Gobloon, who'll turn them into jack-o'-lanterns if he ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: animal life, halloween, friendship, adventure, mischievous children, disorder, young heroes, best friends, goofy hero, escapades, imaginary, winnie the pooh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: While trying to obtain "Tree Sweets", Littlefoot into the tree and knocks down all the blossoms, attracting the Tinysauruses. They devour the plants and disappear. But Littlefoot isn't blamed for the disappearance, instead he ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, light, 2d animation
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, dinosaur, friendship, heroes, unlikely partners, mischievous children, heroic mission, parallel world, rescue, anti heroes, escapades, good versus evil ...
Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Voiced by Elijah Wood, Jennifer Love Hewitt and others, this film features Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, the tiny, famed fairy-tale favorites, who are together for the first time in this heartwarming, magical musical story about courage and ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, exciting, fairy tale ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France, Ireland, Australia
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin). As the world is placed in mortal danger ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, exciting
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Saving Santa (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, India
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, not serious, offbeat ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
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34%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, France, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: During a post-Christmas play date, the gang find themselves in uncharted territory when the coolest set of action figures ever turn out to be dangerously delusional. It's all up to Trixie, the triceratops, if the gang hopes to return to ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, not serious, humorous
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An Orphaned Boy sets out in search of adventure, but when a shipwreck lands him on an island where Dinosaurs and Humans coexist, he finds not only adventure but a family as well.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Lion King 3: Hakuna Matata (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 77 min.
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33%
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Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, feel good
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Santa's Apprentice (2010)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Australia, France, Ireland, UK
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous, touching
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Backyardigans (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Meet five lively animal friends who love to sing, dance and use their imaginations to embark on outrageous adventures to magical places.
Style: feel good, stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Land Before Time IX: Journey to Big Water (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Beloved dinosaurs Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Petrie and Ducky return in this story about the wonders of discovery that features new songs, including Donny Osmond's "No One Has to Be Alone."
Style: humorous, touching, feel good, semi serious, 2d animation ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
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Time: prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%