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Santa's Christmas Circus (1966)

Whizzo the clown takes a bunch of kids on a magic carpet ride to the North Pole to see Santa Claus, but not before the kids (members of the Johnny Miller Dance Studio) perform as circus animals in "Whizzoland."

Director:

Frank Wiziarde

Writer:

Byers Jordan (idea)
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Cast

Credited cast:
John Bilyeu John Bilyeu ... Santa Claus
Frank Wiziarde Frank Wiziarde ... Whizzo the Clown
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cindy Dallen Cindy Dallen
Wendy Dallen Wendy Dallen
Cheryl Deck Cheryl Deck
Denise Deck Denise Deck
Natalie Ford Natalie Ford
Johnny Gardner Johnny Gardner
Trippy Haenisch Trippy Haenisch
Janice Merlo Janice Merlo
Rhonda Reed Rhonda Reed
David Rosenberg David Rosenberg
Joyce Samborski Joyce Samborski
William Sharp William Sharp
Randy Smith Randy Smith
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Whizzo the clown takes a bunch of kids on a magic carpet ride to the North Pole to see Santa Claus, but not before the kids (members of the Johnny Miller Dance Studio) perform as circus animals in "Whizzoland."

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Not Rated
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Really Bad, But Interesting Time Capsule and Funny If Rifftrax Version
26 December 2019 | by verbusenSee all my reviews

This is a really bad "kiddie" film. It has a TV show clown doing a Christmas special. I watched this as part of a Rifftrax parody where they comment on the film as it plays. It's on Amazon Prime as of Christmas 2019. The short ahead of this, called The Christmas Tree, is much better in that it is really unintentionally funny and a "what were they thinking" type of film depicting Christmas trees as having human personalities all the way up to the trash day where they go to heaven, think about showing that to a little kid, lol. This Wizzo film is really lame but what it has going for it is some shots of mid 1960s America and some really nice Christmas store displays. The film quality is very very clean especially for being a "lost" film before. I grew up in NYC so I was a big Bozo the Clown fan and I'm biased but a clown named Wizzo with big bare feet shoes is pretty creepy even compared to Bozo. 4 out of 10, 8 out of 10 as shown on Rifftrax with The Christmas Tree short.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Santa & Whizzo's Christmas Circus See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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Production Co:

Gold Star Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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