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In Search of Santa (2004)

Not Rated | | Family, Animation | Video 23 November 2004
When a sleigh bell mysteriously falls from the sky, pure-hearted Princess Crystal is determined to prove it came from one of Santa's reindeer. Together, she and her sister, Princess Lucinda... See full summary »

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(as William R. Kowalchuk)

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Cast overview:
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Kathleen Barr ...
Agonysia / Mrs. Claus / Queen Penelope / Katie / Marcus / Mimi (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Mortmottimes / Bubkus Bill / Timebomb Tom (voice)
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Derridommis / Capn' Cragg (voice)
French Tickner ...
Santa Claus (voice)
Dale Wilson ...
King Calvin (voice)
Nicole Bouma ...
Baby Princess Crystal / Wing Maiden #1 / Wing Maiden #5 / Additional Voices (voice)
Tabitha St. Germain ...
Baby Princess Lucinda / Additional Voices (voice)
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Max / Phillip / Pup (voice) (as Lee Tokar)
Jason Michas ...
Eugene / Gardener Elf (voice)
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Emma / William / Wing Maiden #4 / Wing Maiden #6 (voice)
Richard Newman ...
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When a sleigh bell mysteriously falls from the sky, pure-hearted Princess Crystal is determined to prove it came from one of Santa's reindeer. Together, she and her sister, Princess Lucinda, set off on a daring journey to the North Pole to find Santa Claus. Along the way, the royal duo must work together to outrun hungry, wild beasts, outwit greedy pirates and try to keep three sneaky court penguins from stealing their parents' throne in spite of their rivalry. Celebrates friendship, family and the most wonderful time of the year. Written by Anonymous

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A holiday adventure of arctic proportions!

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Family | Animation

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 November 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Suche nach dem Weihnachtsmann  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Cap'n Cragg's Pirate Song
Lyrics by Michael Aschner, Michael Lloyd
Singers: Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk
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Don't show this to children. Please.
30 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Twas the night before Christmas, and I sat down to watch this £1 DVD with two younger siblings. Straight away I had a bad feeling about this, mainly because the cover had a picture of a penguin with a hairstyle. Penguins don't have blonde ringlets. Such an abomination shouldn't exist.

Unfortunately, the bad character design was only the first of my worries. I know this is a film for kids and all, but the plot barely makes sense, with sinister oligarchs, terrorist pirates (really), and magical "flying dust". The animation is hilariously bad, with characters clipping through the scenery and each other. The dialogue is at best perfunctory, and the musical pieces literally made me sob with horror.

Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this film is the slow dawning realisation that mankind appears to be, with the exception of Saint Nicholas, extinct. The penny drops and you realise you're being shown a nightmarish vision of a post-apocalyptic world where mutant penguins with stupid hair have created a fascist monarchy on the south pole. And pirates have plastic explosives or something, I dunno. It really didn't make much sense.


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