Short Movie Review: Santa’s Workshop

Santa’s Workshop Trailer

Santa’s Workshop Summary

Santa’s Workshop is a Disney short film directed by Wilfred Jackson, first released on December 10, 1932 in the Silly Symphonies series. The film features Santa Claus and his elves preparing for Christmas in Santa’s workshop. A sequel, The Night Before Christmas, partially based on the 1823 poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”, was made the year after, portraying Santa leaving the toys in a house with nine children. The short was featured on early VHS releases of A Walt Disney Christmas, which featured the uncut scene with the blackface doll. The short was released on December 19, 2006 on Walt Disney Treasures: More Silly Symphonies, Volume Two in the “From the Vault” section, because of the blackface doll. The short was remastered in HD and released on Disney+ on November 12, 2019, with the blackface doll scene removed. It was originally claimed by Disney+ that the short was presented as originally released, but this claim has since been removed from the streaming service.

Santa’s Workshop Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

It is a cute short for the Holiday season. It is very traditional in the sense of showing Santa, elves and specific toys for the time but it is a classic.

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