History WesternAnimation / NestorTheLongEaredChristmasDonkey

16th Aug '17 10:52:53 AM JamesA807
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10th Jun '17 9:34:03 PM Chytus
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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Kind of? The crooked donkey salesman looks at Mary, and her aura of holiness compels him to give Nestor to her for free. Once they leave, he wonders why on earth he did that.
* ChristmasSpecial: With all the cute animals and angels, one might think this a cheery, happy kind of special but it really isn't.

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* BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood: Kind of? The crooked donkey salesman looks at Mary, and her aura of holiness compels him to give Nestor to her for free. Once they leave, he wonders why on earth he did that.
* ChristmasSpecial: It tells the story of a who helped Mary get to Bethlehem. With all the cute animals and angels, one might think this a cheery, happy kind of special but it really isn't.



* {{Expy}}: Nestor is arguably one of Rudolph (although Rudolph explicitly exists in this movie).
* FantasticReligiousWeirdness

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* {{Expy}}: Nestor is arguably one of Rudolph (although Rudolph explicitly exists in this movie).
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%%* FantasticReligiousWeirdness



* {{Jerkass}} - Pretty much everyone is this to Nestor, except his mom, Tilly, Joseph, and Mary.

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* %%* {{Jerkass}} - Pretty much everyone is this to Nestor, except his mom, Tilly, Joseph, and Mary.Mary. (How exactly are they being jerks?)



* MissingMom: She pulls a HeroicSacrifice.

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* %%* MissingMom: She pulls a HeroicSacrifice. (Whose mom? How does this effect the character?)




!!The Podcast/RiffTrax of this Christmas special has examples of:
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Mike's use of the word "ass."
* RunningGag: Jokes about how crappy Nestor's life is.
28th May '17 8:40:38 PM Chris116
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The film is narrated by Santa Claus's donkey, Speiltoe, voiced by Roger Miller. He tells the tale of a donkey with abnormally long ears named Nestor, who lived in the days of the Roman Empire. Every animal in the stable disliked Nestor because of his ears. One day the animals in the stable are celebrating the winter solstice. Nestor's mother gives socks to Nestor to cover his ears.

That night when Nestor is asleep, soldiers come from UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire saying they need strong donkeys. They pick a bunch of donkeys, including Nestor, but not his mother. Nestor tries to get away and one of the soldiers grabs the socks on Nestor's ears. They come off. The soldiers thought the owner of the stable was trying to trick them. The owner, Olaf, says he will give them Nestor for free, but the soldiers are angry so they force him to give him all the donkeys for free and do not take Nestor. The soldiers leave. Olaf is angry at Nestor because he did not get any money and at the same time lost all of his donkeys, and he throws Nestor out the door, saying that he doesn't care if Nestor freezes to death and tells him to never come back. Nestor's mother escapes the stable and finds Nestor. There is a blizzard going on outside by then, so Nestor's mother finds shelter and uses her body to cover Nestor up. He wakes up in the morning to find his mother frozen to death. Nestor cries over the loss of his mother and walks away.

A little while later, something falls out of the sky. It looks like a little girl, but a little girl would freeze to death in the blizzard. The being says she's a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent cherub,]] calling herself Tilly. [[CallToAdventure She says they need to travel to Bethlehem, but she cannot tell Nestor why.]] Tilly also says it will take a long time to get there. They travel for many months across distant lands and even a sea. When they get finally get to the outskirts of Bethlehem, Tilly tells Nestor to stay there. Nestor finds a stable to stay in and still nobody will buy him.

One day a couple comes in. Their names are Mary and Joseph. Mary is expecting a child, so she cannot walk the miles to Bethlehem and they do not have much money. They take Nestor because of his "gentle eyes". Mary rides Nestor to Bethlehem and they find a stable to stay in. Mary gives birth to Jesus and Nestor finds his way back to the stable where he was born. When he returns home, he is considered a hero and all the animals become friends with him.

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The film is narrated by Santa Claus's donkey, Speiltoe, voiced by Roger Miller. He tells the tale of a donkey with abnormally long ears named Nestor, who lived in the days of the Roman Empire. UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire. Every animal in the stable disliked Nestor because of his ears. One day the animals in the stable are celebrating the winter solstice. Nestor's mother gives socks to Nestor to cover his ears.

That night when Nestor is asleep, soldiers come from UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire saying they need strong donkeys. They pick a bunch of donkeys, including Nestor, but not his mother. Nestor tries to get away and one of the soldiers grabs the socks on Nestor's ears. They come off. The soldiers thought the owner of the stable was trying to trick them. The owner, Olaf, says he will give them Nestor for free, but the soldiers are angry so they force him to give him all the donkeys for free and do not take Nestor. The soldiers leave. Olaf is angry at Nestor because he did not get any money and at the same time lost all of his donkeys, and he throws Nestor out the door, saying that he doesn't care if Nestor freezes to death and tells him to never come back. Nestor's mother escapes the stable and finds Nestor. There is a blizzard going on outside by then, so Nestor's mother finds shelter and uses her body to cover Nestor up. He wakes up in the morning to find his mother frozen to death. Nestor cries over the loss of his mother and walks away.

A little while later, something falls out of the sky. It looks like a little girl, but a little girl would freeze to death in the blizzard. The being says she's a [[OurAngelsAreDifferent cherub,]] calling herself Tilly. [[CallToAdventure She says they need to travel to Bethlehem, but she cannot tell Nestor why.]] Tilly also says it will take a long time to get there. They travel for many months across distant lands and even a sea. When they get finally get to the outskirts of Bethlehem, Tilly tells Nestor to stay there. Nestor finds a stable to stay in and still nobody will buy him.

One day a couple comes in. Their names are Mary and Joseph. Mary is expecting a child, so she cannot walk the miles to Bethlehem
ears, and they do not have much money. They take inadvertently lead to his exile from his farm. After losing his mother, Nestor because makes a great, perilous journey with the help of a cherub, and soon goes to fulfill his "gentle eyes". Mary rides Nestor to Bethlehem and they find a stable to stay in. Mary gives destiny as an integral part in the birth to of Jesus and Nestor finds his way back to the stable where he was born. When he returns home, he is considered a hero and all the animals become friends with him.
Himself.



* ChristmasSpecial - With all the cute animals and angels, one might think this a cheery, happy kind of special but it really isn't.
* EasilyForgiven - At the end, Nestor goes home to the donkey breeder, who kicked him out into the cold, and the other animals who made fun of him, and seems perfectly happy to see them all.

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* ChristmasSpecial - ChristmasSpecial: With all the cute animals and angels, one might think this a cheery, happy kind of special but it really isn't.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After a lifetime of abuse, mockery, losing his mother, and other various hardships, Nestor becomes a revered hero in helping Mary get to Bethlehem and is welcomed back to his old home with open arms.
* EasilyForgiven - At the end, Nestor goes home to the donkey breeder, who kicked him out into the cold, and the other animals who made fun of him, and seems perfectly happy to see them all.all now that they're welcoming him back as a hero.



* HeroOfAnotherStory: Almost said word for word about Rudolph when Spieltoe is naming Santa's reindeer, as he muses that Rudolph's story is for another time.



* KidsAreCruel

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* KidsAreCruelKidsAreCruel: The other young donkeys on the farm are cruel to Nestor for his large ears.



* StarOfBethlehem
* StopMotion
* TalkingAnimal

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* StarOfBethlehem
SacrificialLion: Nestor's mother freezes to death in a blizzard using her body to protect her son, forcing him to go on alone.
* StopMotion
StarOfBethlehem: What the story concludes with.
* TalkingAnimal
StopMotion: The film's animation style.
* TalkingAnimal: The animals speak English to each other, but not to the human characters.
1st Jan '17 6:54:51 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* {{Expy}}: Nestor is arguably one of Rudolph.

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* {{Expy}}: Nestor is arguably one of Rudolph.Rudolph (although Rudolph explicitly exists in this movie).
9th Sep '16 9:56:31 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey''''' is a ChristmasSpecial produced in StopMotion puppet animation (called "Animagic") by Creator/RankinBassProductions. It was first aired in 1977.

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'''''Nestor,
''Nestor,
The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey''''' Donkey'' is a ChristmasSpecial produced in StopMotion puppet animation (called "Animagic") by Creator/RankinBassProductions. It was first aired in 1977.
9th Sep '16 9:56:07 AM Morgenthaler
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That night when Nestor is asleep, soldiers come from TheRomanEmpire saying they need strong donkeys. They pick a bunch of donkeys, including Nestor, but not his mother. Nestor tries to get away and one of the soldiers grabs the socks on Nestor's ears. They come off. The soldiers thought the owner of the stable was trying to trick them. The owner, Olaf, says he will give them Nestor for free, but the soldiers are angry so they force him to give him all the donkeys for free and do not take Nestor. The soldiers leave. Olaf is angry at Nestor because he did not get any money and at the same time lost all of his donkeys, and he throws Nestor out the door, saying that he doesn't care if Nestor freezes to death and tells him to never come back. Nestor's mother escapes the stable and finds Nestor. There is a blizzard going on outside by then, so Nestor's mother finds shelter and uses her body to cover Nestor up. He wakes up in the morning to find his mother frozen to death. Nestor cries over the loss of his mother and walks away.

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That night when Nestor is asleep, soldiers come from TheRomanEmpire UsefulNotes/TheRomanEmpire saying they need strong donkeys. They pick a bunch of donkeys, including Nestor, but not his mother. Nestor tries to get away and one of the soldiers grabs the socks on Nestor's ears. They come off. The soldiers thought the owner of the stable was trying to trick them. The owner, Olaf, says he will give them Nestor for free, but the soldiers are angry so they force him to give him all the donkeys for free and do not take Nestor. The soldiers leave. Olaf is angry at Nestor because he did not get any money and at the same time lost all of his donkeys, and he throws Nestor out the door, saying that he doesn't care if Nestor freezes to death and tells him to never come back. Nestor's mother escapes the stable and finds Nestor. There is a blizzard going on outside by then, so Nestor's mother finds shelter and uses her body to cover Nestor up. He wakes up in the morning to find his mother frozen to death. Nestor cries over the loss of his mother and walks away.
11th Apr '16 2:38:18 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice
1st Dec '15 8:02:43 PM Mikeyfan93
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10th Nov '15 6:29:59 PM nombretomado
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!!The {{Rifftrax}} of this Christmas special has examples of:

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!!The {{Rifftrax}} Podcast/RiffTrax of this Christmas special has examples of:
21st Oct '15 6:06:27 PM nombretomado
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Compare with {{Disney}}'s [[AnimatedFilms theatrical release]] ''Disney/TheSmallOne'' for a somewhat similar premise.

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Compare with {{Disney}}'s Creator/{{Disney}}'s [[AnimatedFilms theatrical release]] ''Disney/TheSmallOne'' for a somewhat similar premise.
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