Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus: The Movie

Director: Jeannot Szwarc Cast: David Huddleston, Dudley Moore, John Lithgow

DVD (Anniversary Edition / Wide Screen)

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After introducing how Santa and Mrs. Claus came to the North Pole and began their work delivering toys at Christmas time, this routine children's film segues into a story about an evil corporate magnate (John Lithgow). One of Santa's elves (Dudley Moore) goes to work for the nasty tycoon and invents a wild array of far-out toys. Then there is a little boy who does not believe in Santa Claus and a girl who finds out about the toymaker's plans to defraud his company. Santa's reindeer are a little under the weather, not to mention Santa himself. This labyrinth of subplots quickly draws attention away from the story, wherever it is.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/26/2010
UPC: 0012236111870
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 4,923

Special Features

Closed Caption; 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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Huddleston Santa Claus
Dudley Moore Patch
John Lithgow B.Z.
Judy Cornwell Anya Claus
Christian Fitzpatrick Joe
Carrie Kei Heim Cornelia
Jeffrey Kramer Towzer
John Barrard Dooley
Anthony O'Donnell Puffy
Burgess Meredith Ancient Elf
Melvyn Hayes Goobler
Don Estelle Groot
Dickie Arnold Goobler
Paul Aspland Reporter
Michael Drew Reporter
Walter Goodman Street Corner Santa
John Hallam Grizzard
Judith Morse Miss Abruzzi
Peter O'Farrell Honka
Michael Ross Policeman
Christopher Ryan Vout
Tim Stern Boog
John Cassady Wino
Sally Cranfield Reporter
Aimée Delamain Storyteller
Ronald Fernee Policeman
Jerry Harte Senate Chairman
Dorothea Phillips Miss Tucker

Technical Credits
Jeannot Szwarc Director
Don Dossett Art Director
Paul Engelen Makeup
Stuart Freeborn Makeup
Pat Garrett Choreography
John Hobbs Songwriter
John Hoesli Art Director
Peter Hollywood Editor
Bill House Songwriter
Bill House Songwriter
Tim Hutchinson Art Director
Arthur Ibbetson Cinematographer
Henry Mancini Score Composer
Stephenie McMillan Set Decoration/Design
David Newman Original Story,Screenwriter
Leslie Newman Original Story
Anthony Pratt Production Designer
Bob Ringwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Ilya Salkind Producer
Alexander Salkind Producer
Penny Shwayer Makeup
Pierre Spengler Producer
Malcolm Stone Art Director
Stuart World Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Santa Claus: The Movie
1. Program Start/Main Titles [1:09]
2. Once Upon A Time [6:36]
3. The North Star [4:28]
4. Santa's Workshop [:24]
5. Meeting The Reindeers [4:04]
6. Making Toys [2:41]
7. Season's Greetings [3:50]
8. Benediction [2:30]
9. Joy To The World! [5:19]
10. Blue Christmas [7:55]
11. Mass Production [2:07]
12. Good Will Toward Men [4:15]
13. Sleigh Ride [2:08]
14. Toy Recall [9:09]
15. Patch Dismissed [1:18]
16. B.Z. On Trial [2:49]
17. Patch's Proposition [2:11]
18. Special Ingredient [7:37]
19. Christmas II [5:33]
20. B.Z. Busted [10:02]
21. S.O.S. [5:44]
22. Santa To The Rescue [4:21]
23. Happy Ending [5:53]
24. End Credits [1:31]

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Santa Claus: The Movie 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie so much. I used look forward to it coming on cable every year until now because I bought the DVD. There is just something charming about this movie. I actually just bought a DVD Player and this is the second movie I've purchased, I just had to have it and it is not even Christmas yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember seeing this movie in the theater as a child and it is a must see for me every year now. I lost my VHS of it and was thrilled to see that B&N has it on DVD. Now I can continue to watch year after year. The story is wonderful and the sets are beautiful. It tells you a wonderful tale of how Christmas began and the true meaning of Christmas! I highly recommend it!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Santa Claus the Movie shows the different ways in which people react to the season of Christmas. Some with belief, some with greed, some with child like glee. It is a wonderful Christmas Story that is fun to watch and will touch the spirit of anyone who truly believes in the true meaning of Christmas. Dudley Moore makes an adorable elf while John Lithgow comes through as a truly greedy villian. A must see for all lovers of Christmas themed movies.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I took my 3 daughters to see this movie when it first released in 1985. It was such a heart warming Christmas story to see. My daughters are now grown up but I would like for my 3 grandsons to be able to experience it for themselves. I was having a really difficult time locating a store who carried it in stock. I could order it online but didn't want to take a chance on it not getting here in time for the Christmas season. Barnes & Noble came through for me. Thanks Barnes & Noble and your employees were so helpful and kind, I truly feel they went out of their way to help this grandma. God Bless you all.