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Mrs. Santa Claus (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy  -  8 December 1996 (USA)
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Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's ... See full summary »

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Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive, only to end up stranded in the multicultural neighborhood of Manhattan's Lower East Side of the early 1900s. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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Blue screen filming Mrs. Santa Claus in the red sleigh being pulled by a herd of reindeer was filmed first in an independent effects stage located in Van Nuys, California. The stage had high cove sides and rear wall, with a deep floor area to move the sleigh (a rental from Disney Studios Property) and reindeer pack around the stage. The cove walls and floor were painted with Roscoe's specific blue effects paint, $75.00 a gallon! Which had been specified by the D.P., and his gaffer had their electric crew hang rented overhead lighting equipment for the three day filming schedule. At midnight, looking at dailies, the gaffer had rented light instruments that had a warm (red) lighting effect which created a major problem with the red costume, the red sleigh, and all the effects editing/overlay screen work to follow. The "red-warm light" turned the chroma- blue a shade of purple! Early the following morning, new "cool light" fixtures replaced all the overhead lighting and the first days work was re-filmed. After the third day, the company moved to Universal Studios for filming the NY back-lot street exterior scenes in the middle of July, 1996. See more »

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Mrs. Santa Claus -- absolutely delightful
13 January 2008 | by (Bensalem, PA USA) – See all my reviews

Mrs. Santa Claus is absolutely delightful. It's styled like an old time Broadway Musical and perfect for all ages. My 90 year old mother-in-law and my 2.5 year old granddaughter adored it. It was actually written by a Jewish guy and the words & music were written by another Jewish guy (Jerry Herman who wrote the scores to Mame, Hello Dolly and La Cage aux folles). In addition to the wonderful score, it has Rob Marshall's choreography. The guy who plays the stable keeper is now playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys. It also features a young version of the daughter from Grounded For Life who has a fantastic voice. If you have kids, you may recognize Michael Jeter (Arvo) who plays Mr. Noodle on Elmo's World. Angela Lansbury plays Mrs. Santa Claus. There's a lot of talent and good entertainment there. It's now on my list of Christmas movies to watch each year. However, my granddaughter won't let me put it away just yet.


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