The Night They Saved Christmas


2h 1984

Brief Synopsis

This whimsical tale, Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Children's Program, finds Santa Claus and his toy factory (an imaginative world created by Inovision in a gaily-wrapped gift box) saved from destruction by a trio of wide-eyed children and their initially disbelieving mom after their oil wildcatter

Film Details

Also Known As
Night They Saved Christmas
Release Date
1984

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

This whimsical tale, Emmy-nominated as Outstanding Children's Program, finds Santa Claus and his toy factory (an imaginative world created by Inovision in a gaily-wrapped gift box) saved from destruction by a trio of wide-eyed children and their initially disbelieving mom after their oil wildcatter dad goes forward, on orders, with a drilling site near the North Pole. Carney's Santa is an off-center looney who despises "Jingle Bells," and Williams is the earnest Ed, his chief elf, who also wrote the songs for this movie.

Crew

Eric Albertson

Editor

Gary Anderson

Original Music

Leslie Anne Anderson

Makeup

Douglas Axtell

Boom Operator

Michael Bingham

Construction

Jan Brodin

Sound Mixer

Jack Brubach

Auditor

Jay Burkhart

On-Set Dresser

Jo Carson

Camera

Alan Caso

Camera Operator

Maria Rebman Caso

Set Decorator

Louis Cerborino

Sound Editor

Jack Cooley

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

George Costello

Production Designer

Mark Davison

Assistant Camera Operator

Rudy Dochtermann

From Story

Dan Dominy

Production Manager

Tim Donahue

Production Designer

Tim Donahue

Art Director

Tommy Estridge

Property Master

Jean Garcia

Other

Greg Gardiner

Gaffer

Cary Glieberman

Production Manager

Charles Gross

Music

Don Guest

Unit Production Manager

Scott Guthrie

Best Boy

Wendi Haas

Production Coordinator

Jack Haley Jr.

Executive Producer

Robert Halmi

Producer

Robert Halmi Jr.

Executive Producer

Michael Z. Hanan

Assistant Art Director

Don Hauer

Assistant Director

Kenneth Hunter

Titles

Ron Kalish

Sound Editor

David Kappes

Producer

Gabor Kernyaiszky

Hair

Gabor Kernyaiszky

Makeup

Carol Levine

Assistant

Tom Levy

Grip

Thomas Maglos

Assistant Camera Operator

Dan Martin

Production

Carl Mazzocone

Associate Producer

William Mesa

Production Designer

William Mesa

Visual Effects Supervisor

James C Moloney

From Story

James C Moloney

Screenplay

John Murray

Lighting

Bill Myers

Transportation Coordinator

David Niven Jr.

From Story

David Niven Jr.

Executive Producer

David Niven Jr.

Screenplay

Bitty O'sullivan-smith

Sound Editor

Jeff Oshen

Casting

Joseph 'jo Jo' Presson

Dolly Grip

Joe Rainey

Assistant Art Director

Cindy Rebman

On-Set Dresser

John Sayka

Key Grip

Thomas Seid

Associate Editor

Victor Skita

Assistant

Alex Steyermark

Assistant Editor

Jonathan Taylor

Production Assistant

Jim Thompson

Location Manager

Jami Vokes-epstein

Production Manager

Moses Weitzman

Effects Coordinator

Dennis White

Assistant Director

Paul H. Williams

Song

David Worth

Director Of Photography

Paul Zydel

Adr Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
Night They Saved Christmas
Release Date
1984

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States December 13, 1984

Released in United States on Video November 30, 1988