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Pictorial Parade No. 108 Short Film (Full Length) – 1960 Documentary

Pictorial Parade No. 108

Short Film (Full Length) – 1960 Documentary

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This National Film Unit magazine film begins with a choir performing the classic 'Pokarekare Ana' in the acoustically-blessed depths of the Waitomo Caves. The second item involves a visit to a toy factory, deep in preparation for Christmas. Disembodied doll heads fill a bin, while elsewhere factory staff add eyes, and blacken the teeth of rocking horses. There are also teddy bears, electric trains and rows of toy trucks. The narrator explains the joy the toys will bring come Christmas: “a production line to delight children everywhere — fantasy from an industrial Santa Claus”.

New Zealand factories are matching the imagination of half a million youngsters. The production line to delight children everywhere, [like a] fantasy from an industrial Santa Claus.
– The narrator describes the finished toys