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The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

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Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

Director:

Michael Lembeck

Writers:

Don Rhymer (screenplay), Cinco Paul (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Scott Calvin / Santa / Toy Santa
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Carol
David Krumholtz ... Bernard
Eric Lloyd ... Charlie Calvin
Judge Reinhold ... Neil Miller
Wendy Crewson ... Laura Miller
Spencer Breslin ... Curtis
Liliana Mumy ... Lucy Miller
Danielle Woodman Danielle Woodman ... Abby
Art LaFleur ... Tooth Fairy (as Art Lafleur)
Aisha Tyler ... Mother Nature
Kevin Pollak ... Cupid
Jay Thomas ... Easter Bunny
Michael Dorn ... Sandman
Christopher Attadia Christopher Attadia ... Engineer Elf #1
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Storyline

Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But he's got problems, such as a mysterious weight loss, and then he discovers that his son Charlie has landed on this year's "naughty" list. Desperate to help his son, Scott heads back home, putting a substitute Claus in charge of the North Pole. But when the substitute institutes some strange redefinition of naughty and nice that put Christmas at risk, Scott must return with a new bag of magic to save Christmas. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Trivia

This is the first The Santa Clause film to be rated G by the MPAA, unlike the original film was rated PG.. See more »

Goofs

After the wedding, as Santa and Charlie are climbing in the sleigh, a crew member is clearly visible on the far left of the screen. He has brown hair and a beard and a blue shirt with a red lanyard. See more »

Quotes

Toy Santa: [after drinking hot cocoa] I think Santa feels a little buzz!
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Crazy Credits

As the opening credits roll, the elves hammer some into alignment. Other credits are set through the toys in 3D effect. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Shameful Sequels: The Santa Clause 3 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Everybody Loves Christmas
Written by Eddie Money and Curt Cuomo
Published by Embassy Music Corp.
Performed by Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group
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Good Christmas Fun
12 January 2004 | by travisimoSee all my reviews

It's been quite a while since I've seen the first Santa Clause movie, but I remember being quite surprised by it. It was a unique twist on the beloved Santa character with great comic timing by Tim Allen. But that was a while ago, and I didn't really know what to expect from The Santa Clause 2.

The movie started off kind of slow when everything is going smoothly. Everybody's happy and Santa's meeting with his fellow "legendary figures," which I admit was a fairly funny scene, but this movie just started off kind of boring. Of course this is normal with any movie until we're presented with a conflict. Santa is reverting back to his civilian self and must find a Mrs. Clause to fulfill the contract and continue being Santa. So to watch over the North Pole, a duplicate, plastic Santa clone is made, and slowly turns to a maniacal boss over his elves. I thought this was pretty funny, especially with me being a business major. I wonder if I'll act like that after school!

Anyways, back to the story, Santa goes back to his hometown with limited magic. We're introduced to a frigid principal that has punished Santa's son for displaying some Christmas spirit. More fun ensues as Santa tries to find and woo the next Mrs. Clause. To seal the deal, his Santa magic gives him the edge and results in some very nice scenes of the movie.

I won't go any further as you get the idea. Overall, The Santa Clause 2 is a nice, snuggly movie that will keep you in the holiday spirit. It's not groundbreaking material, but it has a nice message and should put a smile on anyone's face.

My IMDb Rating: 7/10. My Yahoo! Grade: B (Good)


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Official Sites:

Disney's official site

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Santa Clause 2: The Escape Clause See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,008,696, 3 November 2002

Gross USA:

$139,236,327

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$172,855,065
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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