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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006) Poster

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This is the only "Santa Clause" movie where Santa's Head Elf Bernard doesn't make an appearance. David Krumholtz wasn't available since his Numbers schedule conflicted with the filming. Because of this, the script was written with the returning character Curtis having taken over as the Head Elf.
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Jack Frost's mention of Velcomin Gentlemen is a reference to the "Father of the Bride" movies in which Martin Short starred alongside Steve Martin
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Peter Boyle played Mr. Whittle, Scott Calvin's supervisor in the first movie, then was recast as Father Time in the latter movies.
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The scrolling ticker sign in the toy factory reads "378 Years without an accident".
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Despite Bernard's non-appearance in the film, the novelization uses his character.
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When Santa and Lucy are visiting Santa's hall of snow globes for the first time, you can see (on the right side of the frame just when they are leaving) the head of director Michael Lembeck in one of the flying snow globes.
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Spencer Breslin's sister Abigail Breslin appears as Trish, one of the elf students in Mrs. Claus's class.
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David Krumholtz was originally going to reprise his role as Bernard the (former) Head Elf in a cameo appearance at the end of the movie when he arrests Jack Frost and joins the group hug. In the final cut, he retired before the film's events. That scene got replaced by Jack Frost's redemption.
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Sadly, this is one of the final roles of Peter Boyle before his death in 2006.
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Tim Allen (Scott Calvin/Santa Clause) Eric Lloyd (Charlie) Wendy Crewson (Laura) Judge Reinhold (Neal) and Peter Boyle (Mr. Whittle in Santa Clause and Father Time in Santa Clause 2 and 3) are the only five actors to appear in all three Santa Clause movies
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The "Red Deer" energy drink vending machines are not only a Santa-related parody on the well-known soft drink brand Red Bull, but they also are a tongue-in-cheek reference to Rudolph's red nose. During the first part of the movie, the North Pole is disguised as "Canada". There is a city called Red Deer in Alberta, Canada.
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It is falsely believed that the film was shot in the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Calgary, and New Westminster. The entire film was shot at Downey Studios. All suburban scenes were filmed on the studio backlot, which consisted of sets built for Christmas with the Kranks (2004), another Christmas movie starring Tim Allen. When Downey Studios were closed and demolished in October 2012, so were the sets on the backlot.
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Jack Frost says he's like the team mascot , eh, with a Canadian accent. Martin Short is Canadian.
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Jack Frost's musical number "North Pole, North Pole" is a parody of Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York". The lyrics are as follows:

Start spreading the news, by jet or by sleigh You wanna be a part of it, North Pole, North Pole You snooze and you lose, so come here to play Here at the very heart of it, North Pole North Pole Come see the snowman, up where no man's without a treat And watch this king of the chill --- HA! --- turn up the heat Those summertime blues are melting away Although it's 55 below at Polar North You'll zip your parka tight Sugar plum trees late at night It's all for you, North Pole, North Pole. Start spreading the news, by jet or by sleigh You wanna be a part of it, North Pole, North Pole You snooze and you lose, so come here to play Here at the very heart of it, North Pole, North Pole You'll wanna wake up in the resort that never sleeps And watch this king of the chill, inventive control, doing his thing at the top of the pole Those summertime blues are melting away Although it's 55 below at Polar North If you can make it here, the world's all Christmas cheer Holiday gold, North Pole, North Pole.
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The answer to Mrs./Teacher Claus's math question is 3 hours. An object moving in one direction at 20mph would take 3 hours to travel 60 miles, and another object moving in the opposite direction at 50mph would take three hours to travel 150 miles. 60+150=210.
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When Bud and Sylvia are shown round the square in Elfsburg, the Canadian national anthem 'O Canada' can be heard playing in the background.
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Casting was held at Downey High School in Downey, California, attracting hundreds of children from the nearby middle schools for potential background roles.
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Jack Frost's discovery of the closet filled with cans of beans is a triple joke: (1) The closet is "full of beans", just like Santa is, (2) Santa's being "full of beans" from eating so many cans of them is a reference to the common saying, "That jolly old guy is still full of beans" (still peppy and lively, just as Santa Claus is in this movie), and (3) The "full of beans" saying fits perfectly with Comet's "lively" chronic flatulence.
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Tim Allen and Martin Short previously starred in Jungle 2 Jungle (1997).
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The alternate present is a mix of the two different presents shown in both Back to the Future Part 2 and It's a Wonderful Life, with it being bleaker, there's a corrupt tyrant that changed the past the main character has to confront to change things back, and every one of the main characters having a worse life in that timeline than the main one.
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Alan Arkin (Bud) and Abigail Breslin (Trish) both starred in Little Miss Sunshine (2006) the same here. Both received Oscar noms in the supporting category with Arkin winning.
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Out of the 3 movies this has been dubbed the weakest of the franchise.
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Chantel Valdivieso's debut.
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The girl who plays Lucy is one of the kids from cheaper by the dozen 1 and 2.
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First Santa Clause film Judge Reinhold wasn't dubbed by Christian Tramitz, who did the German dubbing for his character in the previous movies.
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Martin Short was dubbed by Michael Pan who dub's Brent Spiner in different Star Trek Series and Films. Michael Dorn was regular Cast in Star Trek Series and Films.
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Sandmann was dubbed by Walter von Hauff, Walter von Hauff was the German Voice of Buzz Lightyear. In the original Version, Buzz was dubbed by Tim Allen.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

This is the only Santa Clause film where there isn't a gradual change between Santa Clause and Scott Calvin as the Escape Clause makes the change instantly when Jack Frost goes back in time and steals the Santa coat.
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The only film in the Santa Clause series in which Santa does not fly off into the night sky riding his sleigh.
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If one were to watch all three Santa Clause films the total run time would be 298 minutes.
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Both Abigail Breslin (Trish), & Sammi Henratty (Elf #1) both played American Girl Dolls. Abigail as Kit Kittridge, and Sammi as Chrissa Maxwell, respectively.
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2nd time Martin Short plays a villain. The first was Barbie in The Princess and The Pauper.
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Scott undoes his wish by holding a snowglobe and saying "I wish I'd never been Santa at all."
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