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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Santa Claus / Scott Calvin / Toy Santa
Danielle Woodman ...
Christopher Attadia ...
Engineer Elf #1


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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy


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Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

SC2  »

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Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,008,696 (USA) (1 November 2002)


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

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Did You Know?


In the opening credits, several Jack-in-the-Boxes pop open. The last one to open is the same type of Jack-in-the-Box that is seen numerous times in Elf (2003). See more »


The toy soldier that threatens Abby has its arms raised in one shot, at its sides in the next, then raised again. See more »


Scott Calvin/Santa Claus: Hey Cupid, why don't you shoot me with one of your darts and then I'll fall in love?
Cupid: First of all, they're not darts, they're arrows. Second of all, no can do.
Scott Calvin/Santa Claus: Why not?
Cupid: Because they have no effect on us. Believe me, if they did, I would've shot myself in the butt, met a nice girl, left business years ago.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in Shameful Sequels: The Santa Clause 3 (2011) See more »


Everybody Loves Christmas
Written by Eddie Money and Curt Cuomo
Published by Embassy Music Corp.
Performed by Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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User Reviews

Better than the first. Surprisingly entertaining.
30 December 2002 | by (San Francisco, CA USA) – See all my reviews

OK so I admit I thought this was going to be a dud. The first one was sorta clever but a sequel... oh dear. I ended up going to watch it anyway, not entirely by choice.

Well, actually it was pretty good. There were several intertwining plot lines, lots of laughs that weren't all about Tim Allen being fat and falling down, and the kids in the theatre seemed to enjoy it too. So, for what it is (clean family entertainment), it's actually pretty good.

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