Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Japanese Claus?

There was also another adaptation of Baum's story of Santa Claus, this time, it was expanded into an anime television series in Japan. Called Shounen Santa no daibôken it aired in 1994.

While I'd love to go over this adaptation and see how it was derived from the book, the sad thing is it was never released to home video, and Oz fans and Baum enthusiasts have yet to find anyone who may have recorded it to video cassette.

A bit of hope to finally see this series arose this year when someone uploaded the opening and closing credits to YouTube:

A new CG-animated adaptation is expected in 2010. We'll see how that one turns out.

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