Originally, Santa was Nicholas St. North. Voiced by Gary Trousdale, the character appeared in Merry Madagascar (voiced by Carl Reiner).
- For alternate information on the title character in "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town", see Kris Kringle.
- In a parallel universe, Santa Claus is the main antagonist in Shrek the Halls, and a holiday legend. He is not nice in this one.
- Because he is a well-known folk character, he appears in countless other movies, including the post-DreamWorks Aardman Animations production Arthur Christmas.