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The Magic Snowflake (2013)

L'apprenti Père Noël et le flocon magique (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation | 20 December 2015 (USA)
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A young boy named Nicholas is about to become the next Santa Claus, but must first avoid a crisis that's threatening the magic of Christmas before he can succeed in his new role.


Luc Vinciguerra


David Freedman (screenplay), Alexandre Reverend (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Nathan Simony Nathan Simony ... Nicolas (voice)
Benoît Allemane Benoît Allemane ... Le Père Noël (voice)
Vincent Grass ... Le Père Noël victorien (voice)
Jean-Claude Donda Jean-Claude Donda ... M. Rassi (voice)
Alexis Tomassian Alexis Tomassian ... Randolf (voice)
Pascal Sellem Pascal Sellem ... Edgar (voice)
Evelyne Grandjean Evelyne Grandjean ... Solange Folichon (voice)
Alice Révérend Alice Révérend ... Solange jeune (voice)
Kylian Trouillard Kylian Trouillard ... Tim Tim (voice)
Céline Melloul Céline Melloul ... Rufus (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kevin Aichele Kevin Aichele ... Contrary Santa (voice)
Fabiana Arrastia ... Mrs. Palmer / Little Girl / Elf (voice)
Nolan Balzer Nolan Balzer ... Absent Minded Santa / Insane Santa (voice)
Tim Bandfield Tim Bandfield ... Employee #1 (voice)
Bernard Boland Bernard Boland ... Victorian Santa (voice)


A young boy named Nicholas is about to become the next Santa Claus, but must first avoid a crisis that's threatening the magic of Christmas before he can succeed in his new role.

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20 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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CAD1,000,000 (estimated)
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5 December 2018 | by sueziqSee all my reviews

Really cute! My grandson age 7 and granddaughter age 5 loved it!

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