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The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives
Directed By: Rudolf Ising (uncredited)
Produced By: Hugh Harman
Rudolf Ising
Leon Schlesinger (associate producer)
Released: January 7, 1933
Series: Merrie Melodies
Animation: Rollin Hamilton
Norm Blackburn
Film Editor: Bernard B. Brown (uncredited)
Voiced By:
Music: Frank Marsales
Starring: Santa Claus
Preceded By: Bosko's Woodland Daze
Succeeded By: One Step Ahead of My Shadow
LT049- "The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives"

LT049- "The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives". Merrie Melodies (HQ)

The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives is a 1933 Merrie Melodies short directed by Rudolf Ising.


In a Great Depression Christmas setting, Santa Claus is seeking shelter in a shantytown.



  • Cartoon Network's airing of this short on Late Night Black & White severely shortened the second half of this short due to the removal of three gags:[1]
    • The boy starting a wind-up toy "Sambo Jazz Band."
    • A baby doll falling into a bucket of coal and emerging in blackface to say, "Mammy!" to which a nearby Mammy doll responds, "Sonny boy!"
    • The doll from "Red-Headed Baby" and two black dolls singing a chorus of the title song.


  • This is the last Harman-Ising short in the public domain. Every short from 1933-35 until "Hollywood Capers" is under copyright.


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