The story of an elf named Elvin with a love of hip-hop music and a need to modernize Santa's toy line is a clever re-telling in rap and rhyme of the famous poem, featuring stand-up artist and MadTV alumni Aries Spears in the lead, with a collection of rap stars like Tone Loc and Earthquake backing him up in what surprisingly turns out to be a great morality tale of redemption and discovery.
It is a perfect vehicle for the new urban youth whose tastes have evolved from the traditional Yule tide fare. Produced and developed by American hip-hop artists, but visually churned out by one of the many Korean animation groups which seems to be taking over animation duties on much of the cartoon market on television these days, Disney it ain't, but considering what Disney has been churning out and ripping off as of late, that may not be a bad thing after all. Usually shows up on Turner's Cartoon Network for one or two showing each year, it's worth the watch.
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