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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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English

Release Date:

16 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas See more »

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Trivia

Kate Micucci and Jim Parsons were both on The Big Bang Theory (2007). 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

Version of Elf (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy All the Time
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Performed by Fred Armisen, Edward Asner, Rachel Bloom, Larry Dorf, Jim Parsons, Rachel Ramras and Kevin Shinick
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one funny song in an OK Christmas special
16 December 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Christmastown in the North Pole is a really happy place. Buddy is the happiest one of them all and really really accident prone. Santa tells him that he is actually human who stowaway in Santa's bag as an orphan baby. His father is Walter Hobbs living in NYC who's been on the naughty list for over 50 years. He travels to see his father who works at Greenway Publishing. He's thrown out of his father's office. Then he meets and falls for Jovie who's ringing the donation bell on the street.

The first song is funny. I hoped that the special would continue like that but it never gets back to that level. Jim Parsons is a great cartoon voice but completely different than Will Ferrell. He sounds a bit like Jack McBrayer. Buddy keeps the show rolling. However the other songs aren't that much fun or catchy. They sound like the usual Broadway fare. The animation looks charming. They do change a few things from the movie. I wish the changes could have made the second half better.


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