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Saving Santa (2013)

Video  -  Animation | Adventure | Comedy  -  5 November 2013 (USA)
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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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Snowy (voice)
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Vera Baddington (voice)
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Santa (voice)
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Mercenary #1 (voice)
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Minty / Reporter (voice)
Moosie Drier ...
Tin Soldier #1 / Old Man Elf (voice)
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Mrs. Claus (voice)
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Bernard D. Elf (voice)
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Blitzen / Shortbread (voice) (as Nick Guest)
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Orange Haired Elf / Chestnut (voice) (as Richard Horvitz)
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Shiny (voice)
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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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An Elf Like Me
Music & Lyrics by Grant Olding
Performed by Martin Freeman
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Not exceptional but clever with a great deal of fun and charm
12 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You can do with better than Saving Santa but you can also do with worse. It is formulaic with moments of cheesiness and some of the story is thin and only just about sustains the running time. The songs are hit and miss with Some Kind of Miracle and Do and Die being quite nice but the others rather forgettable and some of the voice cast like Joan Collins don't have much to do and don't register as much. The animation is colourful and well-textured with appealing character designs- though Neville's is on the stereotypical side. The music score, songs aside, is pleasant and catchy with some contemporary Christmas sparkle too. The dialogue has cheesy moments but also heart-warming and funny moments too more often than not, and the time travel stuff, while maybe convoluted for some children but something that adults will enjoy and appreciate, is very clever and inventive. And there is a really heart-warming Christmas spirit here, it is easy for considering what's happening in the story to be mean-spirited but that never did come across to me. The characters are cute and easy to like, Bernard in particular, and most of the voice acting is great. Martin Freeman- always an engaging actor- is immensely charming as Bernard and allows you to relate to him and his plight. Ashley Tisdale is both sassy and sympathetic, but top honours with no bias intended belongs to Tim Curry whose voice acting oozes with smarmy menace and it is the most energetic characterisation of the film(not a surprise, he is the most experienced voice actor in the cast and villains always has been his speciality). All in all, thoroughly decent family entertainment but perhaps won't please everybody, have already seen a rather indifferent reaction from some critics. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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