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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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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 All (55) »

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Santa Claus is coming to town, November 1 See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

In the scene where Scott is trying to overtake the sleigh being flown by the plastic Santa, the plastic Santa says "You are a sad, strange man." This very line was used by Tim Allen in his voice role as Buzz Lightyear in Pixar's Toy Story. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Curtis, the Experimental Elf: A little altitude please!
Tooth Fairy: What?
Curtis, the Experimental Elf: Could you possibly fly a *little* higher?
Tooth Fairy: What?
Curtis, the Experimental Elf: Never mind.
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Crazy Credits

As the opening credits roll, the elves hammer some into alignment. Other credits are set through the toys in 3D effect. See more »

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References Toys (1992) See more »

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Santa Claus Lane
Written by Bridget Benenate, Matthew Gerrard, Jay Landers, and Charlie Midnight
Published by Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP), and Music of Windswept Pacific o/b/o Five Card Music and Friends of Seagulls Music Publishing
Shahasu Music and WB Music Corp. o/b/o Itself & G Matt Music
Performed by Hilary Duff
Courtesy of Buena Vista Records
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cute kids film
20 November 2004 | by (TN) – See all my reviews

This was much better than I anticipated. It made me laugh a few times. In the sequel, Santa Claus (Allen) is losing his magical powers. There was a hidden clause in his contract that he had to marry by a certain time or he would lose them all. So, he goes back home to date and help straighten his son out who was on the naughty list. While away, Santa's lead elves make a plastic replica Santa so the other elves won't worry. And a lot of the funny parts have to do with plastic Santa as he learns the enjoyment of cocoa and goes on a power trip.

I wish the movie would have shown more than one dating disaster with Santa. Molly Shannon does a cameo as his date and loudly sings this funny song in a restaurant. And the flying reindeer and tooth fairy bring even more cuteness to the film. The principle was so annoying and you knew she was going to be the one. But it felt so fairy tale like because Santa knows her like a week and he's saying, "I'm so in love" and all they did was go to a faculty Christmas party. Does Santa stop the evil plastic Santa and save Christmas? What do you think? Duh!

FINAL VERDICT: It was pretty good for a kid's film. I recommended it if you don't think movies like this are too childish.


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