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

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Peter Boyle, who played Father Time in this, previously played Mr. Whittle (Calvin's Boss) in The Santa Clause (1994). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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

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

Connections

Referenced in True Confessions of the Legendary Figures (2003) See more »

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Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Written by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie
Published by EMI Feist Catalog, Inc. and Haven Gillespie Music
Performed by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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