Saving Santa (2013)

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A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Snowy (voice)
Vera Baddington (voice)
Santa (voice)
Mercenary #1 (voice)
Minty / Reporter (voice)
Moosie Drier ...
Tin Soldier #1 / Old Man Elf (voice)
Mrs. Claus (voice)
Bernard D. Elf (voice)
Jackie Gonneau ...
Female Santech Elf with Glasses (voice)
Blitzen / Shortbread (voice) (as Nick Guest)
Orange Haired Elf / Chestnut (voice) (as Richard Horvitz)
Shiny (voice)
Tin Soldier #2 / Mercenary #3 (voice)


With dreams of being an inventor, opportunist and eccentric elf Bernard D. Elf is made to feel a fool yet again when his innovative creation to bring back people's favourite Christmas memories back to life fails miserably. However he is then presented with the perfect opportunity to prove his worth, when Santa is kidnapped by the evil Neville Baddington, and his demanding mother Vera, who have their heart set on discovering Santa's big secret: how he delivers presents across the world in just one night. However Bernard knows how he does it, using a time travelling device to ensure all children wake up on Christmas morning with their presents under the tree. The elf decides to use this to his advantage, as he plans on going back in time and preventing the abduction from ever happening, and save Santa - and Christmas - for the entire world. Written by press release

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Adventures of a time-traveling elf


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5 November 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mikulás-mentőakció  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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Near the beginning of the film at around 01 mins, a small boy sings and writes a letter "To Santa". Clearly visible as the frame zooms in are specific phrases. Notably, the second paragraph showing "All human beings are..." "and endowed by"; showing texts like a modified version of The Declaration of Independence were used instead of an actual letter to Santa. See more »


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Music & Lyrics by Mark Yaeger
Performed by Ashley Tisdale
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Produced by Klaus Badelt and Mark Yaeger
Mixed by Brian Sumner and Dave Pensado
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Cute movie
28 November 2013 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

The kids love it and that is the target. I don't like Christmas movies much but this one has a story line out of the normal Christmas sap! Plus the kids love it! SO as long as they don't learn some gory lesson and learn a sweat lesson I am all for it. They are the ones who count anyway. My grandchildren are 9 and 6 and they can not get enough of this movie! The grandson gets the biggest kick out of watching the elf. He loves him! The granddaughter just enjoys the whole movie. So if they like it I am all for it. The animation looks pretty good to me and even though it might not be as sharp as the other kids movie producers out there I think they have a hit here.

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