Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities. Written by
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This holiday, discover your inner elf.
7 November 2003 (USA)
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Opening Weekend: $620,875
(12 December 2003)
(27 February 2004)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
suffered from headaches throughout filming, as he had to actually eat all of the sugar infested foodstuffs in the Elf food pyramid on camera. See more
When the nun puts Buddy down he has a bottle, but when we next see him the bottle is gone. See more
Oh, hello. You're, uh, you're probably here about the story.
[the pages flip to show Papa Elf talking to the camera
Elves love to tell stories. I-I'll bet you didn't know that about elves. There's, uh, probably a lot of things you didn't know about elves. Another, another interesting, uh, elfism, uh, there are only three jobs available to an elf. The first is making shoes at night while, you know, while the old cobbler sleeps.
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Written by Leroy Anderson
and Mitchell Parish
Performed by Ella Fitzgerald
& The Frank DeVol Orchestra
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more