Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa (Found CGI Animated TV Movie; 2002)


Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa (2002)
Logo featuring the Rapsittie Street Kids.
Logo featuring the Rapsittie Street Kids.
Status Found
Date found September 13, 2015
Found by Dycaite

Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa is a musical 2002 CGI Christmas special from Wolf Tracer Studios Inc. that aired on The WB between November 25 and December 25, 2002.[1][2]

Believe in Santa was to be the start of a franchise introducing a group of kids known as the "Rapsittie Street Kids." During the special, Nicole, a spoiled and cynical girl, receives a teddy bear as a gift from her classmate Ricky. Nicole sees no value in the bear and trashes it until she learns the sentiments behind the gift and the "true meaning of Christmas." Nicole and her friends attempt to hunt down the trashed stuffed animal before it's too late.

The special was met with overwhelmingly negative criticism regarding its storyline and poor graphics and animation. Many viewers took to the internet to express their disbelief that the special had aired with that quality of computer graphics.[3] Believe in Santa featured several high-profile voice actors including Mark Hamill, Nancy Cartwright and Paige O'Hara.[4]

The film is increasingly obscure because it was aired sporadically at the discretion of local affiliates across the US. The special never aired again after its 2002 airdates and has never been released on any form of home media. A soundtrack featuring Whitney Houston that was advertised during the special was not released either. The special ended with a teaser for an Easter-themed follow up called A Bunny's Tale, but it's unknown if this was ever completed.

The only footage that has been recovered of Believe in Santa is from a Wolf Tracer demo reel that also includes footage of their similarly lost Dinosaur Island production (However Dinosaur Island has since been found). The project was known as The Bash Street Kids, and the name may have been changed to Rapsittie to avoid confusion with The Beano's "Bash Street Kids" comic strip.

Wolf Tracer Demo Reel

Wolf Tracer's demo reel.

Recovered Film

UPDATE September 13, 2015: Lost Media Wiki founder Dycaite found a copy of the film and released it during Found Media Week.

References

  1. promarktv.com's Believe in Santa page. Retrieved 06 Mar '14.
  2. Official Believe in Santa Website. Retrieved 06 Mar '14.
  3. CG Society Believe in Santa thread Retrieved 06 Mar '14.
  4. Rapsittie Street Kids: Believe in Santa IMDb page Retrieved 06 Mar '14.

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

8 months ago
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how was his found exactly?
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ClaudeLv250

7 months ago
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Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever heard how Dycaite found this.

I'm assuming virgin sacrifices were involved.
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Dycaite

7 months ago
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Anonymous user #2

6 months ago
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This isn't really related to the movie, or how it was found, but how did this movie even get on the air successfully? Isn't their a person, or people, who review films before they air? How was this approved? This movie looks like something would make in 2007 and then upload it to YouTube. God...
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Anonymous user #3

6 months ago
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Probably connections. It's not what you know, it's who you know.
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Anonymous user #4

6 months ago
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how is mark hamill in this movie...
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SenaUW

6 months ago
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They (the actors) didn't know the trainwreck that was coming...
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Kobochat

6 months ago
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I've tried asking Mark Hamill about his involvement with this and Wolf Tracer's Dinosaur Island numerous times on Twitter, often when he's in the middle going through a mass-period of responding to a ton of users. Strangely enough, he's never responded, almost as if he wants to forget about being in this masterpiece.
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Anonymous user #5

5 months ago
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I'll be honest, I put some effort, as much as possible, into trying to find this back in 'the day'. I honestly had begun to believe it was a hoax, something 4chan came up with on a lark, before it showed up out of nowhere on Youtube one day. It's shockingly an ok movie, in terms of plot and pacing and the like. No worse than most schmaltzy animated Christmas movies. The but dat animation tho! God!
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EssentialBiscuit

5 months ago
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it's beutifyl
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Anonymous user #6

5 months ago
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Crapcity Lids Believe in satan. XD
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JackIsCool Productions

4 months ago
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I just watched part of this. Worst CGI I have ever seen.
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Markiegee50X

3 months ago
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Same here
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Game4brains

3 months ago
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Welp, after watching just a fragment of this "movie," all I can say is...

WchpeoufajklaspdfuraiogtnjasdfdsfjiergnjlscnladsjciauwiwejfncdsfakjchaoshtCHRISTMAS
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Anonymous user #7

3 months ago
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the worst thing earth has found
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Sf95

3 months ago
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I agree. This is just one of those things that should have remained lost.
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