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Santa Claus (1985)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  27 November 1985 (USA)
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A peasant woodcutter becomes Santa Claus and later foils an evil toy manufacturer's scheme to take over Christmas.

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Ancient Elf
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Christian Fitzpatrick ...
Joe
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Dooley
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Puffy
Melvyn Hayes ...
Goober
Don Estelle ...
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Storyline

This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves in the North Pole and becomes Santa Claus. But when Santa's eager-to-please elf Patch leaves the North Pole for the big streets of New York City, he becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon's plans to take over Christmas. And so begins Santa's adventure - to rescue his faithful elf and to save Christmas for all the children of the world! Written by Lionsgate

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Santa Claus. The spirit of Christmas. But who is he really? See more »


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27 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Santa Claus: The Movie  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Real deer were trained to pull the sleigh. The crew required months to complete the training which also allowed the deer to grow their antlers for the final filming. For shots where it was not possible to use the deer, sophisticated animatronic deer were used. See more »

Goofs

When Cornelia leaves the plate of food outside for Joe the can of Coke is positioned so the word "Coke" is showing. When Joe picks up the plate moments later the can has turned to show the words "Coca-Cola" in cursive on the other side of the can. See more »

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Ancient Elf: Now, all those within the sound of my voice, and all those on this Earth everywhere know that henceworth you will be called Santa Claus.
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Featured in Greatest Ever Christmas Movies (2013) See more »

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Making Toys
by Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse
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An amazing film!
1 November 2003 | by (Leeds, England) – See all my reviews

Personally, I love this film! I've gone out of my way to buy myself acopy from America (as its not being produced anymore)

I think its a lovely film for kids and adults of all ages. I watch it every year on christmas eve. The story is simple and easy to follow, no complicated names/locations, just a good film!

Get yourself a copy. I know eBay regularly stock it!

One to watch 10/10

Matt


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