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Spin
30-Apr-06, 07:31
I'm having a debate online with my friend Dave in San Francisco. We both remember the Rudolph cartoon containing the line "Eat, Papa, eat. Nobody likes a skinny Santa."








But when I watch the cartoon now, it's not there. What they say is:
Mrs. Claus: Eat, Poppa, eat.
Santa Claus: How can I eat? That silly elf song is driving me crazy.
Mrs. Claus: You're gonna disappoint the children. They expect a fat Santa.


So why is it that I, Dave, and the entire Internet seem to remember the other line? There are TONS of links to it on Google, and even lots of collectible Christmas thingies based on that phrase?






The original source of this arguement comes from here....
http://americablog.blogspot.com/2006/04/okay-i-think-someone-messed-with-santa.html

Over 130 people have replied and have not shown enough proof of the "Skinny Santa" phrase existing.

I myself remember the skinny Santa phrase and do believe that it was in the original movie.

Here's a Video-Byte of the new modified version.
http://media.putfile.com/Eat-Poppa-Fat-Santa

Here's a YafRay scene of that, compared to a screen capture from a DVD...
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze3nvj6/Blender/forum/Rudolph.jpg

Here's the bottom of my wife's Enesco figurine....
http://mysite.verizon.net/vze3nvj6/eat_poppa.jpg

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze3nvj6/Blender/forum/875279.jpg


Oh, by-the-way. Ever since I discovered Blender a few years ago, this Rudolph movie was always something that I wanted to recreate in Blender (as an animation). Exactly as the original, including the use of the original sound track. What you get is a newer looking and cleaner version of the same show. Anyone interrested in doing this unofficial version with me?

Super Wu-Man
30-Apr-06, 09:43
yeah this movie was a classic, not too sure about the line, but i would love to see this recreated in blender.

you will have a hell of a time creating the hair for the bumble and for santa's beard, but so far what you have looks awsome.

i would help but my model skills are not that great, haha, but i will cheer on your project!! sounds like an awsome idea, and decent start so far!!

and Sago if you are reading this, you should create some Christmas emoticons/smilies to go along with your others!

86point5
30-Apr-06, 12:28
I seem to recall (can't remember where, or I'd provide a link) that there is more than one edit of the movie in existence. There was the original, then it was modified slightly when run through the 70's, and now there is another version (maybe back to the original?) that is part of the newly released DVDs.

I can't remember what scene on the DVD I bought last year seemed wrong (or missing, or new) to me, but there was definitely something different from what I remember as a kid.

Spin
30-Apr-06, 13:58
I seem to recall (can't remember where, or I'd provide a link) that there is more than one edit of the movie in existence. There was the original, then it was modified slightly when run through the 70's, and now there is another version (maybe back to the original?) that is part of the newly released DVDs.

I can't remember what scene on the DVD I bought last year seemed wrong (or missing, or new) to me, but there was definitely something different from what I remember as a kid.

I downloaded a DIVX version a few years ago, and that seems like the 1997 cut version. I bought the DVD last year and it is identical to the DIVX that I have.

BUT definately, the recent airing of the movie this last season had some changes in it.

gruvsyco
30-Apr-06, 14:25
This show I think for as long as it's been airing has probably had more modifications done to it than anything. http://www.tvparty.com/xmasrudolph.html has a series of articles that chronicle some of these changes since the original 1964 airing. They mention a book as well if you really want to get your research down.

Spin
30-Apr-06, 14:55
Is this for real???

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RANKIN-BASS-PRODUCTIONS-ORIGINAL-SANTA-AND-RUDOLPH_W0QQitemZ6226520198QQcategoryZ363QQcmdZVie wItem

I would have placed a bid on the original puppets.

gruvsyco
30-Apr-06, 16:09
it looks like according to the dates here: http://www.tvparty.com/xmasrudolph3.html (scroll down towards bottom) it's possible. Looks like it was snatched up by these guys: http://store.yahoo.com/timespacetoys/reruorrarusa.html