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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

G  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  1 November 2002 (USA)
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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)  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


A very early teaser trailer reveals that at one point this movie had the subtitle "The Escape Clause". Ironically, this would later be used as the subtitle for the third film. See more »


Scott's family is supposed to live in Michigan, yet the sign on the front of Charlie's school reads "Secondary School". They're called high schools in the U.S. and secondary schools in countries such as Canada, where the movie was filmed. See more »


Principal Carol Newman: I want you to look into my eyes. What do you see?
Skateboarding Student: It's dark... and cold.
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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 »


Spoofs The Sum of All Fears (2002) See more »


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Very enjoyable sequel
22 December 2003 | by (Gainesville, Va.) – See all my reviews

This was a very fun movie! Easily as fun as the first. It had a great mix of humor, romance and 'feel good'. The first movie gave me the feeling of joy at the thought of grownups finding the wonder of Christmas again (Laura and Neal realizing Scott was indeed Santa). The second gave me that same feeling (the staff Christmas party). I'm kind of partial to these kind of movies because I like to take the Spirit of Christmas and share it throughtout the year. I liked the attitude of Bernard more in the first one. He seemed more on top of things, a little cocky, very in control. Other than that, I can't think of a thing I didn't like about this movie. And no bad language! Great for the entire family. 10/10

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