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The Little Brown Burro (1978)

A sad little burro who feels that no one wants him and that he doesn't belong anywhere finds out differently when he is bought by Joseph to transport Mary on their travel to Jerusalem for the birth of Jesus.

Director:

Vic Atkinson

Writers:

Paul A. Friesen (by), Christine Atkinson (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Lorne Greene ... Storyteller (voice)
Bonnie Brooks Bonnie Brooks ... Little Brown Burro (voice)
Paul Soles Paul Soles ... Omar (voice)
Henry Ramer ... (voice) (as Henry Raimer)
Carl Banas Carl Banas ... (voice)
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ... (voice)
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A sad little burro who feels that no one wants him and that he doesn't belong anywhere finds out differently when he is bought by Joseph to transport Mary on their travel to Jerusalem for the birth of Jesus.

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Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Christmas Burro See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

The Wonders of Cathay
Music by Lucio Agostini
Lyrics by Beryl Friesen
Performed by Paul Soles
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Perfect for Christmas
17 December 2009 | by didi-5See all my reviews

This cartoon, also known as The Little Christmas Burro, is about a small and weak little donkey who nobody wants - that is until a mysterious stranger about to travel on a long journey finds a piece of silver.

Given that a child is born in a stable at the end of this cartoon, you can guess who the stranger was - but this cartoon is beautifully done, with good narration by Lorne Greene from Bonanza.

This story of an almost Disneyesque burro, with songs, has all the elements you would expect over a 25 minute running time, including a comedy sidekick character - in this case, one who hates water. The burro himself is adorable and this cartoon is watchable, if not groundbreaking.


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