Santa and the Three Bears is a 1970 animated special. It was directed by Barry Mahon and Tony Benedict, the latter of whom also wrote the teleplay.
Two young bears, Nikomi and Chinook, know nothing of Christmas until the local park ranger tells them about the legend, and they become curious to meet Santa Claus. Their mother, Nana, is preparing for Winter hibernation and cynically tells her children that there is no Santa, but they are determined to believe. Mother finds it impossible to begin their sleep, since the young cubs wish to stay awake until Santa arrives.
- Hal Smith: Mr. Ranger/Santa
- Jean Vander Pyl: Nana
- Christina Ferra-Gilmore: Nikomi
- Bobby Riha: Chinook
- Santa and the Three Bears at the Internet Movie Database
- Santa and the Three Bears at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Platypus Comix's review
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