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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)

A musical, stop-motion adaptation of the well-known movie, Buddy, a human raised in the north pole, goes to New York to find his family.

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Buddy (voice)
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Walter (voice)
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Michael Hobbs (voice)
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Jovie (voice)
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Mr. Greenway (voice)
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Fake Santa #1 (voice)
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Matthews (voice)
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Chadwick (voice)
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Mr. Sea Serpent (voice)
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Santa (voice) (as Ed Asner)
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Fake Santa #2 / Jerry Hobbs (voice)
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A musical, stop-motion adaptation of the well-known movie, Buddy, a human raised in the north pole, goes to New York to find his family.

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"Basil's Review," on the Broadway marquee is a nod to Tony and Grammy award winning Choreographer Toni Basil. See more »


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A Christmas Song - Reprise
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Performed by Rachel Bloom, Max Charles, Larry Dorf, Mark Hamill, Rachael MacFarlane, Kate Micucci, Rachel Ramras and Kevin Shinick
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one funny song in an OK Christmas special
16 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

Christmastown in the North Pole is a really happy place. Buddy is the happiest one of them all and really really accident prone. Santa tells him that he is actually human who stowaway in Santa's bag as an orphan baby. His father is Walter Hobbs living in NYC who's been on the naughty list for over 50 years. He travels to see his father who works at Greenway Publishing. He's thrown out of his father's office. Then he meets and falls for Jovie who's ringing the donation bell on the street.

The first song is funny. I hoped that the special would continue like that but it never gets back to that level. Jim Parsons is a great cartoon voice but completely different than Will Ferrell. He sounds a bit like Jack McBrayer. Buddy keeps the show rolling. However the other songs aren't that much fun or catchy. They sound like the usual Broadway fare. The animation looks charming. They do change a few things from the movie. I wish the changes could have made the second half better.


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