Santa’s Surprise is the 1947 Seymore Kneitel animated Holiday comedy short starring the voices of Jack Mercer and Mae Questel and tells the story of fie children from around the world that follow Santa home on Christmas eve and decide to give him some extra help around the workshop. Little Audrey first appeared in this movie where she was the most prominent member of a multicultural child cast working to clean Santa’s workshop while he was asleep, and she was briefly seen in the January 1948 Popeye cartoon Olive Oyl for President.
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Resources for Santa’s Surprise:
- Arthur Christmas: The Movie Storybook by Justine and Fontes, and illustrated by Anteater Productions
- Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer – a retelling of the New Animated Movie by Susan Korman
- The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton