Santa and the Three Bears (1970)

Hal Smith, Jean Vander Pyl
Tony Benedict
Two young bears learn the legend of Santa Claus and become curious to meet him in this charming animated feature. When the cubs are supposed to be hibernating for the winter, thoughts of Santa keep them from sleeping! Mama bear tells them there is no such thing as Santa, but the cubs have become true believers. Hal Smith (best known as Otis Campbell on The Andy Griffith Show) pulls triple duty as a kindly grandpa, a forest ranger, and Santa. (This version includes the original live action sequences that have not been seen since being edited for VHS and DVD releases beginning in 1992.) (Color)