Happy Holidays, and boy is this one gonna hurt. The clip is long, and I think that's important. The year: 1972. Kiddie Matinees were still pretty common at the movies. It's a Saturday afternoon. It's Christmas time. You are in a theater full of children (of which you are one) and you are completely wired on candy and soda. You have seen three cartoons and a Three Stooges short. Now it is time for the Feature Presentation: "Santa & The Ice Cream Bunny"!
Keep in mind, that this is only a ten-minute excerpt from the film; the actual movie runs a mind-boggling 96 minutes! Can you even believe that parents dropped their kids off to see THIS??? I can understand how Mom & Dad were fooled into thinking that this was a real movie. I mean, the poster looks sorta like a real flick, maybe even an animated one:
Based on this clip, I would have thought this was one of Matthew Barney's films. Maybe something he did while goofing around with a wind-up 16mm camera. Fortunately, I did not have to see this entire film. By 1972, I was too old to see a film called "Santa & The Ice Cream Bunny". Instead, my mind was warped by K. Gordon Murray's amazing "Santa Claus". It was on Mystery Science Theater 3000, but I saw it first for real when I was 6. It was pretty freaky.