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Saving Santa (2013)

Not Rated | | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | Video 5 November 2013
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.

Writers:

Tony Nottage (story) (as Antony Nottage), Ricky Roxburgh (screenplay)
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Newell Alexander ... Butterscotch / Mercenary #4 (voice)
Noel Clarke ... Snowy (voice)
Joan Collins ... Vera Baddington (voice)
Tim Conway ... Santa (voice)
David Cowgill ... Mercenary #1 (voice)
Tim Curry ... Neville Baddington (voice)
Holly Dorff ... Minty / Reporter (voice)
Moosie Drier ... Tin Soldier #1 / Old Man Elf (voice)
Pam Ferris ... Mrs. Claus (voice)
Martin Freeman ... Bernard D. Elf (voice)
Jackie Gonneau Jackie Gonneau ... Female Santech Elf with Glasses (voice)
Nicholas Guest ... Blitzen / Shortbread (voice) (as Nick Guest)
Richard Steven Horvitz ... Orange Haired Elf / Chestnut (voice) (as Richard Horvitz)
Ashley Tisdale ... Shiny (voice)
David Zyler ... Tin Soldier #2 / Mercenary #3 (voice)
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Storyline

With dreams of being an inventor, opportunist and eccentric elf Bernard D. Elf (Martin Freeman) is made to feel like a a fool yet again when his innovative creation to bring back people's favorite Christmas memories back to life fails miserably. However, he is then presented with the perfect opportunity to prove his worth, when Santa (Tim Conway) is kidnapped by the evil Neville Baddington (Tim Curry), and his demanding mother Vera (Dame Joan Collins), 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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Adventures of a time-traveling elf


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Trivia

The pose of the Mrs. Claus statue right inside the "Santa's Pancake Palace" is a nod the "Big Boy" statue usually found at a "Big Boy" restaurant (which, by the way, used to be known as "Bob's Big Boy" until it was bought by Marriott in 1987). In the 1980s and 1990s, the "Big Boy" statue was also a favorite kidnapping target of college students who would usually return the statue unharmed. See more »

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Referenced in Evening Urgant: Yuliya Kovalchuk/Alexey Chumakov (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

An Elf Like Me
Music & Lyrics by Grant Olding
Performed by Martin Freeman
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nice
17 December 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

nice animation, lovely characters, a plot not really new but , in same measure, not bad. a holiday animation, perfect for Christmas season, a little too complicated for children, not a revelation for adults, mixture not always decent by music and past travels but nice. as lesson about possibilities of a poor character, for adventures, for the nuances to old ingredients and for the fresh atmosphere who makes all a little different by well known movies about theme. Vera Bannington can be a version of Cruela and Neville Baddington another Captain Hook but the adorable Bernard and his fundamental change, the Santa who has virtue to not be only a classical image , the voices - Tim Curry is important part from long chain of convincing bad guy in animation remembering George Sanders as Shere Khan - makes this film nice and almost convincing pillar for the spirit of an unique event of year.


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UK | USA | India

Language:

English | Mongolian

Release Date:

5 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,278,821
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