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Still shot from the movie: Santa Claus - The Movie.

Santa Claus - The Movie

This ambitious production tries to create the definitive Santa Claus, with elaborate sets and reindeer animatronics. Then the script places Saint Nick (David Huddleston) and his elf Patch (Dudley Moore) in a modern day misadventure with an unscrupulous toy maker (John Lithgow). Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 28 Nov 1985
Video Release: 26 Oct 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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The commercialism of Christmas, and how it can rob the joy of the season, are themes also found in the animated holiday classics, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The amazing world of the North Pole was again created for the big screen in The Santa Clause, starring Tim Allen.

Home Video Extra Features

On October 26, 2010, Santa Claus—The Movie releases on Blu-ray in a 25th Anniversary Edition. Bonus extras include:

- Audio Commentary with Director Jeannot Szwarc and Moderated by Scott Michael Bosco

- Santa Claus - The Making of the Movie

- Talent Bios: Dudley Moore, Jeannot Szwarc

- Theatrical Trailers

Santa Claus: The Movie—20th Anniversary Edition
DVD Release Date: 4 October 2005

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Santa Claus: The Movie, Anchor Bay Entrainment presents a widescreen version on DVD with a mitt full of extras, such as a commemorative booklet, theatrical trailers and talent bios. Watching the one-hour long making-of featurette will help you really appreciate the skill that went into creating the special effects of this pre-computer-graphics production. And you’ll feel part of the crew as you listen to the commentary by director Jeannot Szwarc and special projects consultant Scott Michael Bosco. Audio tracks are available in English.

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