Movies like The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus 1985

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The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)
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The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus. The Ak found an abandoned baby and gave it to a lioness and a fairy to raise, who named him Claus. When Claus grew up, the Great Ak showed him the evil and hardship in world and Claus decides to live there and relieve some of the suffering. He decides to make toys for orphans, but King Agua, the ruler of the valley where Claus lives doesn't want the chidren to be happy. and there is a great battle among Immortals.
Style: christmas special, puppet animation
Plot: christmas, santa claus, samurai, village, cat, forest, queen, death, missing child, snow, children, immortal, kidnapping, orphan, immortality, villain, lion, baby, leader, toys, adoption, abandoned baby, boy, kitten, baby boy ...
Place: japan

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Most similar movies to The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, feel good, semi serious and fairy tale films with plots about christmas, santa claus, family, holiday, escapades, snow and reindeer mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970), The Polar Express (2004), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), Thundercats - Ho! The Movie (1987), Arthur Christmas (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (2000)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Based on the popular book by L. Frank Baum, the beloved author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, comes the incredible story of The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus. Many centuries ago, long before toys had even been invented, a baby abandoned ...
Plot: santa claus, christmas, fairy, winter, talking animals
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: family relations, wedding, mischievous children, santa claus, christmas, escapades, danger, friendship, good versus evil, rescue, family, imaginary ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, adventure, belief, magic, santa claus, train ride, train travel, holiday, self discovery, young heroes, snow, computer animation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, snowman, santa claus, reindeer, winter, family, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: elf, christmas, santa claus, mischievous children, siblings relations, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, parents and children, imaginary kingdom, friendship, show tunes, friends ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Thundercats - Ho! The Movie (1987)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Lion-O is haunted by the recurring nightmares of Thunderians being killed on Thundera while he fled to the safety of Third Earth with Jaga and the other ThunderCats. Jaga later tells Lion-O that 3 more Thundercats have, in fact, survived and are ...
Plot: blindness, explosion, invisibility, flashback, collapse, mummy, whip, exhaustion, injury, nunchaku, superhero, nightmare ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, magical, santa claus, hi-tech, letter, race against time, family, escapades, reindeer, imaginary, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tanzania, idaho, cuba, mexico, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Annabelle's Wish (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A lovable calf named Annabelle born on Christmas Eve has a very special wish... to fly like one of Santa's reindeer. Based on the farm legend that Santa gives voices to the animals for one day each year, this tender tale of friendship and ...
Plot: reindeer, talking animals, orphan, horse, fire, pig, dog, farm, music box, owl, calf, chicken ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers
Plot: time travel, santa claus, christmas, reindeer, north pole, save the day, adventure, fish out of water, danger, escapades, disorder, elf ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: small town, christmas, santa claus, small town life, fish out of water, americana, delivery, disorder, hidden identity, journalism, family, hopes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york, united states, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Rudolph must find Happy, the baby new year, before the midnight of New Year's Eve.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: new year, new year's eve, holiday, heroic mission, show tunes, friends, puppets, puppet, babies and infants, family, adventure, save the day ...
Time: 70s, 11th century, 18th century, prehistory, 1770s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight! (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The holiday season gets extra chilly as Loki and the frost giant Ymir plot to conquer the world. Marvel heroes Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and others must stop the villains from stealing Santa's power – if anyone can actually find ...
Style: christmas special
Plot: santa claus, holiday, super villain, snow, superhero team, superhero, christmas, casket, asteroid, iron man character, north pole, tony stark character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: A discarded silk top-hat becomes the focus of a struggle between a washed-up stage magician and a group of schoolchildren, after it magically brings a snowman to life. Realizing that newly-living Frosty will melt in spring unless he takes refuge in ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, fairy tale, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, friendship, snowman, adventure, family, good versus evil, heroes, youth, mischievous children, rescue, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Klaus (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A postman is posted to a frozen town in the North - where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out.
Style: sincere, funny, feel good, thought provoking, colourful
Audience: family outing
Plot: santa claus, christmas, postman, kindness, friendship, good versus evil, small town, city, heroic mission, christmas present, children, re-education ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fall in love, christmas, knight, escapades, adventure, buddies, imaginary, oldies, village, heroic mission, village life, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
How the Toys Saved Christmas (1996)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting, fairy tale
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, heroes, revolution, disorder, family relations, parallel world, family life, adventure, imaginary, escapades, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as ...
Style: gothic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, colourful ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: halloween, christmas, dark fantasy, holiday, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, skeleton, goth, dreams, objects come to life, nightmare, friends ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cricket on the Hearth (1967)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A delightful, animated musical version of Charles Dickens' classic tale. A Cricket on the Hearth, tells the story of a poor toymaker and his daughter whom a helpful Cricket named Crocket befriends on Christmas morning. When tragedy strikes the ...
Plot: christmas, holiday, blindness, deception, father daughter relationship, cricket the game, toy maker, toy comes to life, cricket the insect
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, imaginary kingdom, wish come true, fish out of water, heroic mission, animal life, optimism, young heroes, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Secret of Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: The Secret of Anastasia is an American 1997 direct-to-video animated musical film, about Anastasia and her quest to find her identity.
Style: serious
Plot: orphan, cons and scams, wooing, fall in love, switching roles, couple relations, political unrest, wizards and magicians, love and romance, young heroes, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Raggedy Ann & Andy: The Great Santa Claus Caper (1978)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: When inventor/efficiency expert Alexander Graham Wolf plots to take over Santa's workshop, Comet asks for help from Raggedy Ann, Andy and their dog, Raggedy Arthur.
Plot: christmas, children, holiday, sleeping, reindeer, toy, villain, male tears, elf, christmas tree, parachute, bedroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Nine Dog Christmas (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Animated tale about Santa's reindeer, who have come down with the North Pole flu. Nearsighted elf leader Buzz thinks he's found the perfect replacements, but the makeshift reindeer turn out to be nine stray dogs in an old beat-up wagon! ...
Plot: cartoon dog, santa claus, christmas, dog, elf
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Smurfs Christmas Special (1982)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Smurfs come to the rescue of two children and their grandfather when an evil mysterious stranger shows up and causes their sleigh to turn over, forcing them to seek help and inadvertently bring Gargamel in on the action.
Style: humorous, not serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, friends, disorder, imaginary, escapades, danger, rivalry, family, imaginary kingdom, holiday, uncle niece relationship, rope ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Genre: Animation, Short, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 26 min.
Story: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas ...
Style: feel good, christmas special, semi serious, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, holiday, monster, family, fish out of water, imaginary, social misfits, dog, villain turns good, christmas eve, obsession, sleigh ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Flintstone Christmas (1977)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Santa has an accident at Fred's house on Christmas Eve, Fred and Barney have to continue his run for him.
Style: christmas special
Plot: anachronism, santa claus, christmas, family relations, holiday, caveman, christmas eve
Time: stone age, prehistoric times, prehistory
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Disney Christmas Gift (1983)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Christmas-themed compilation of animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck combined with excerpts from Disney feature films as well as the 1933 classic short "The Night Before Christmas".
Plot: christmas, siblings, singing, snow, winter, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, argument, cinderella, fairy godmother, rabbit, horse carriage, king arthur ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
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Twelve Months (1980)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A young queen requests a bouquet of snowdrop flowers for New Year's Day in exchange for a reward. One greedy woman sends her stepdaughter, whom she does not like, to look for the flowers in a cold forest, knowing the task will be impossible for ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: blizzard, fire, forest, orphan, stepmother, human becoming an animal, spring, christmas, alone, sun, danger, gold ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Flight Before Christmas (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Finland, Denmark, Germany, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear, takes flying lessons from a clumsy flying squirrel and heads to the North pole to save a troubled Santa and his fleet of flying reindeer.
Style: exciting, feel good, light, sincere, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, animal life, adventure, family, friends, holiday, society, destiny, single parent, power relations, family relations, family tradition ...
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Hobbit (1977)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Bilbo Baggins the Hobbit was just minding his own business, when his occasional visitor Gandalf the Wizard drops in one night. One by one, a whole group of dwarves drop in, and before he knows it, Bilbo has joined their quest to reclaim their ...
Style: stylized, exciting, humorous, semi serious, cult film ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dragon, good versus evil, dwarf, heroes, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, elf, magic, spider, adventure, family, gold ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 55K
Storks (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Storks deliver babies…or at least they used to. Now they deliver packages for a global internet retail giant. Junior, the company’s top delivery stork, is about to be promoted when he accidentally activates the Baby Making Machine, producing an ...
Style: sweet, colourful, humorous, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: baby, stork, flying, talking bird, good versus evil, teenage girl, fantasy world, talking animals, transformation, neglected child, loneliness, villain ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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