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Santa Claus - The Movie


Nov 28, 1985

Latest Home Video

Oct 26, 2010

MPAA Rating



Jeannot Szwarc


Dudley Moore
John Lithgow


Starz/ Anchor Bay

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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).

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Why Is Santa Claus - The Movie Rated PG?

Santa Claus - The Movie is rated PG

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Most of the movie’s content issues fall into the latter half—which is set in the modern day. Here a cigar-smoking villain is responsible for making unsafe toys, taking advantage of others, uttering threats and kidnapping a child. A few mild profanities and terms of Deity used as expletives are heard. Sexual content is limited to the costumes of some dancing girls hired to promote a product. Other minor depictions of concern include a man dressed as Santa and collecting money for the poor but instead uses the cash to buy alcohol, a child who is nasty to a cat, and the homeless situation of the character named Joe.

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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

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Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of Santa Claus - The Movie...

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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