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The Happy Elf (2005)

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Highlighted by Harry Connick, Jr. as the animated narrator, "The Happy Elf" tells the story of Eubie the Elf, one of Santa's helpers whose overly enthusiastic, rose-colored view of the ... See full summary »

Director:

John Rice

Writer:

Andrew Fishman
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harry Connick Jr. ... Lil Farley (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Eubie / Kid / Turbo (voice)
Carol Kane ... Gilda (voice)
Mickey Rooney ... Santa (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Derek / Tucker / Mayor / Toady / Man #2 (voice)
Mae Whitman ... Molly (voice)
Lewis Black ... Norbert (voice)
Candi Milo ... Curtis / Cassie / Gurt / Little Girl (voice)
Rory Charles Thost ... Brother (voice) (as Rory Thost)
Liliana Mumy ... Sister (voice)
Charlie Adler ... Proctor / Man #1 (voice) (as Charles Adler)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anna Pagan ... Elf
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Highlighted by Harry Connick, Jr. as the animated narrator, "The Happy Elf" tells the story of Eubie the Elf, one of Santa's helpers whose overly enthusiastic, rose-colored view of the holiday season is put to the test when he sets out to bring Christmas joy to a dreary town called Bluesville. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

christmas | santa claus | See All (2) »

Genres:

Animation | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beto - O Travesso See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Ray Romano were considered for the role of Derek. See more »

Quotes

Santa: He's a good worker, isn't he?
Norbert: He's a little irritating, if you know what I mean. Last time he was in my department, we had to issue ear plugs to the other elves.
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A New Christmas Classic!
19 December 2005 | by trinityinfinity2003See all my reviews

"The Happy Elf" debuts as yet another holiday special for the family - but this isn't a run of the mill show. The Christmas theme gets made over with high tech computer animation and a star packed cast featuring Harry Connick Jr., Carol Kane, Mickey Rooney, and more. The delightful animations show a myriad of nuanced facial expressions that draw the viewer into the story. The festive Christmas songs are also a great touch that really put the icing on the cake! This DVD is great holiday fun for the whole family.

The story centers around the elf Eubie, who undertakes the massive task of bringing the Christmas spirit to the aptly-named Bluesville. This sets the stage for Eubie's ebuillent optimism versus the staid conventions of the townspeople. The typical "fish out of water" motif gets made over as both the North Pole and Bluesville become frustrated with Eubie's unbridled enthusiasm and determination to do what he knows is right. The plot is a wonderful Christmas fable that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

This DVD does a great job of carrying on the traditions set forth by such 60's classics as "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Frosty the Snowman," adding a modern touch to the medium without losing any of the features that keep this cartoons near and dear to our hearts. The songs, comedy, and adventure all add up to one irresistibly fresh take on Christmas! The DVD also includes entertaining extras such as a fullscreen or widescreen options, games, storyboards, cards, a coloring book, interviews, and more! Buy this DVD and bring Christmas joy to your family for years to come!


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