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Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)

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A musical, stop-motion adaptation of the well-known movie, Buddy, a human raised in the north pole, goes to New York to find his family.

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Thomas Meehan (teleplay), Bob Martin (teleplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jim Parsons ... Buddy (voice)
Mark Hamill ... Walter (voice)
Rachael MacFarlane ... Emily Hobbs / Fake Santa #3 (voice)
Max Charles ... Michael Hobbs (voice)
Kate Micucci ... Jovie (voice)
Gilbert Gottfried ... Mr. Greenway (voice)
Jay Leno ... Fake Santa #1 (voice)
Fred Armisen ... Matthews (voice)
Steve Higgins ... Chadwick (voice)
Matt Lauer ... Mr. Sea Serpent (voice)
Edward Asner ... Santa (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rachel Bloom ... Additional Voices (voice)
Larry Dorf ... Additional Voices (voice)
Rachel Ramras ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Fake Santa #2 / Jerry Hobbs (voice)
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A musical, stop-motion adaptation of the well-known movie, Buddy, a human raised in the north pole, goes to New York to find his family.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elf: Yilbasi Sarkisi See more »

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Color
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Trivia

The scene where Buddy walks into NYC, and he says "Wow", you see signs saying Dance Zowie, Jazz Hands, Tonite, and Basil's Review. The rest are cut off or too small to see. See more »

Quotes

Michael Hobbs: Why is that guy dressed up like a giant elf?
Walter: Christmas always brings out the weirdos.
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Connections

Remake of Elf (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Freezy the Snowman
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Performed by Fred Armisen
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Truly Horrible
16 December 2014 | by gahrjackSee all my reviews

I had very low expectations for this... thing. It still couldn't meet them. The first song went completely against the moral of the original Elf (2003). Santa sings about how he wishes the elves would stop singing. That's completely against the whole meaning of Elf! There truly was nothing good about this movie. The actors did okay with the bottom of the barrel writing they were given, except for Mark Hamill, who sounded like a robot, reading his lines with no life, no personality. The only reason I didn't give it a 1 is because Edward Asner actually did a very good job as Santa, who was the narrator. Once again, this good performance was ruined by awful writing. The worst part about this sorry excuse for a TV movie though, is that it ruined the story that formed a Christmas classic, Elf. The final scene might have earned itself a third star, if it weren't for Buddy being very annoying. He actually managed to be even more annoying than he had been all movie long. But to sum it all up, this thing had the cheesiest lines and songs that I've ever heard in a movie. Do yourself a favor and, if you taped it, or it's on again, don't watch this. Sit down on the couch, and watch the original Elf. That can actually be considered a movie. This remake is pure junk.


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