Santa vs. the Snowman (1997)

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A lonely snowman finds Santa's workshop. But when he sets off the perimeter alarms and is chased away, he wonders why he couldn't be Santa and get all the love and fun this year. With the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Santa (voice)
'Spunky' the Elf (voice)
Victoria Jackson ...
Communication Elf (voice)
Don LaFontaine ...
Narrator (voice)
Security Elf (voice)
David Floyd ...
Thomas Minter ...
Tony Gray ...
Alison G. Tramposh ...
Nicole Young ...
Jim Jackman ...
Gary Dimaggio ...
Doug Starks ...
Gabriel Nelson ...


A lonely snowman finds Santa's workshop. But when he sets off the perimeter alarms and is chased away, he wonders why he couldn't be Santa and get all the love and fun this year. With the aid of "Snow Minions Made Easy", he pits his snow army against Santa's elves and captures Santa. But can he really do Santa's job? Written by Kathy Li

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Release Date:

13 December 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Santa Claus und der Schneemann 3D  »

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Opening Weekend:

$60,007 (USA) (8 November 2002)


$10,232,980 (USA) (2 January 2009)

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1.44 : 1
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Irresistible holiday fare advertised as a 'toon with an attitude and it certainly is ! !
8 August 2005 | by (Des Moines) – See all my reviews

This selection just gets better and better upon repeated viewings!How many selections can that be said of? I've not seen it in 3D or at an IMax theater, (where it has been shown). Now it is available in DVD, but I saw it when it first aired in 1997. Watch it with your children, watch it with the neighbor kids, watch it with your pets. Try and entice "adults"? to watch it. Of course they might not immediately "love" it upon first viewing. However, every time I see it, I notice something else. Yes, it does have a little conflict, but war? I hardly would call shooting marshmallows and snowballs war. The looks on their faces, the figures themselves, the story, all produce mirth.

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