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Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

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Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's got problems (he's even mysteriously losing weight) and things quickly go south when he finds out that his son, Charlie, has landed on this year's "naughty" list. Desperate to help his son, Scott heads back home, leaving a substitute Claus to watch over things at the Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinitions of naughty and nice, putting Christmas at risk, it's up to Scott to return with a new bag of magic to try to save Christmas. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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son | santa claus | toy | christmas | magic | See more »

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What's Christmas Fun without some Reindeer Games? See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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1 November 2002 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$259,000 (Spain) (20 December 2002)

Gross:

$139,225,854 (USA) (31 January 2003)
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Trivia

Toy Santa's line, "You are a sad, strange little man," is also used by Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story (1995) Also when the Toy Santa says "I think Santa feels a little Buzz!" is from him being "Buzz Lightyear" in Toy Story. See more »

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When Curtis first shows Toy Santa the Handbook, the spine is facing Santa. When Curtis hands him the book, the side with the locks is facing him. See more »

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[talking about the new toy santa]
Bernard: So I caution you all not to point,or stare, or use the word plastic!
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About 30 seconds after the credits begin to roll they begin to show a scene where Carol has transformed into Mrs. Claus and the puppets are dancing to the music playing over the credits. See more »

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References Two for the Road (1967) See more »

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The Wedding March
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Brand new bag, not same old story.
2 November 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw the first one as a child, saw the second one as an adult. Just so I don't spoil the magic, I will say only the following: Tim Allen was excellent as Santa... he made me feel like I was ten again. The character Bernard was just as bossy as I remembered from the first film, but the quips he fires off were in shorter supply. I missed the sarcastic humor I associate with him. Charlie is growing up, but in the best way possible. He had some touching lines near the end to a new character-- I won't ruin the surprise of whom.

Yes, there was an inappropriate flatulence joke in the movie, but all in all that was the only concession to bathroom humor in an otherwise classy family comedy. Yes, there were plot holes, some of which were large enough to drive a sleigh through, but after eight years and five writers, the end product was satisfactory.

On its own: 10/10 for combined effort and execution. As a sequel: 8/10. Good character continuity, interesting new spin. I'm happy to say I didn't spot large amounts of rehash.

Recommended for: families with small children and college students old enough to remember the first "Clause" and just need to de-stress around midterms or finals.


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