Movie 'Elf'

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This holiday, discover your inner elf.

When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Enchanted Working Title
  • Elf

Canada English

  • a.k.a. Le lutin

Germany German (Deutsch)

Buddy - Der Weihnachtself
  • a.k.a. Buddy, der Weihnachtself

Einst landete das Waisenkind Buddy zufällig im Geschenksack des Weihnachtsmanns und somit in Santas Werkstatt am Nordpol. Dort wurde er von seinen Adoptiveltern zum Elfen ausgebildet. Leider ist er inzwischen dreimal so groß wie sein Ersatzvater; und damit Buddy kein Außenseiter-Dasein unter den Elfen fristen muss, schickt man auf die Erde, wo er nach seiner wahren Familie suchen soll. Kein leichtes Unterfangen, schließlich kennt sich Buddy im Großstadtdschungel ganz und gar nicht aus, was zu jeder Menge Turbulenzen führt.

France French (Français)

Elfe
  • a.k.a. Elfe

Buddy, un être humain, est élevé par les lutins du Père Noël depuis sa plus tendre enfance. Lorsqu'il atteint l'âge et la taille adulte, ces derniers s'aperçoivent que cette différence physique commence à poser quelques problèmes : anormalement grand pour ce lieu légendaire, l'homme provoque en effet un joli scandale au Pôle Nord ! Renvoyé dans son pays d'origine, il se lance à la recherche de son père biologique, un sinistre éditeur, à New York.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Elf - Un elfo di nome Buddy
  • a.k.a. Elf - Un elfo di nome Buddy

Buddy è un bambino curioso che vive in un orfanotrofio. La notte di Natale si infila nel sacco di Babbo Natale, che però se ne accorge solo una volta tornato al Polo Nord. Qui il barbuto Santa Claus diviene una specie di padre adottivo del bambino, che cresce assieme agli altri elfi. O meglio, lui cresce, mentre gli altri restano... elfi. Divenuto chiaro che Buddy non può vivere nel mondo degli elfi, viene rimandato dove è nato, alla ricerca dei suoi veri genitori. Ben presto però si accorgerà che la grande città non è fatta solo di pattinaggio sul ghiaccio e zucchero filato.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
adoption
christmas
christmas spirit
dwarf
elves
father son relationship
holiday
looking for birth parents
north pole
orphan
romance
santa claus
sarcasm
workshop
Genres
Comedy
Family
Fantasy
Languages
English
Origin Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America New Line Cinema
Guy Walks into a Bar Productions
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical PG
Canada Theatrical G
United Kingdom Theatrical PG
Italy Italian (Italiano): Theatrical
Australia Theatrical G
France Theatrical U
Germany Theatrical 6
France Physical DVD
France Physical UMD
Ratings
TMDb 67% · 3,875 (more information on website)
IMDb 71% · 310,031 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 86% (more information on website)
metacritic 64% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
BuddyWill Ferrell
WalterJames Caan
Papa ElfBob Newhart
SantaEd Asner
EmilyMary Steenburgen
JovieZooey Deschanel
MichaelDaniel Tay
Gimbel's ManagerFaizon Love
Miles FinchPeter Dinklage
DebAmy Sedaris
FultonMichael Lerner
MorrisAndy Richter
EugeneKyle Gass
Gimbel's SantaArtie Lange
Leon the Snowman (voice)Leon Redbone
Polar Bear Cub (voice)Ray Harryhausen
NY 1 ReporterClaire Lautier
NY 1 AnchorTed Friend
Security GuardPatrick Ferrell
Security GuardPatrick McCartney
Doctor / Mr. Narwhal (voice)Jon Favreau
CarolynLydia Lawson-Baird
NunBrenda McDonald
Elf StudentAnnie Brebner
Elf StudentLuke Pohl
ElfMeghan Black
ElfPatrick Baynham
Disgruntled Cobbler ElfMichael Roberds
Elf TwinPeter A. Hulne
Elf TwinPatrick Hulne
Elf TeacherRichard Side
Pom PomDavid-Paul Grove
Foom FoomKristian Ayre
Perfume ClerkLorin Heath
PrinterDillard Brinson
Office Co-WorkerBrad Turner
Office Co-WorkerDavid Berenbaum
Office Co-WorkerBrenda Crichlow
FranciscoOscar Goncalves
NurseMary Black
Man in ElevatorMurray Jack
Mailroom GuyMark Acheson
ChuckRobin Mossley
Kid with SantaPaul Schofield
SelfMatt Walsh
WitnessWill McCormack
WitnessGus Michael
ChildAlexandra Michael
Police OfficerTerry J. Scarlatos
BikerJonathan Bruce
School KidAkeem A. Smith
School KidMichael Christopher Fischetti
Susan WellesJane Bradbury
Ming Ming (uncredited)Peter Billingsley
Man in ElevatorJohn Murray
Passerby (uncredited)Jay Finocchiaro
Radioman (uncredited)Craig 'Radioman' Castaldo
Orange Elf (uncredited)Graeme Duffy
Buddy's Belch (uncredited)Maurice LaMarche
Child (uncredited)Rachel Lana Li
Gimbels Elf (uncredited)Natasha Denis
Jack in the Box - Laugh (archive sound) (uncredited)Dal McKennon
Extra in crowd (uncredited)Nance Nickels
Passerby (uncredited)Albert Precourt
Store Owner (uncredited)Joe Ranft
Ice skater (uncredited)Jamie Vergan

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt Department CoordinatorVictoria Balharry
Art DirectionCharles E. McCarry
Kelvin Humenny
Assistant Art DirectorBarbara Wilson
Assistant Set DecorationJennifer Silvertand
Production DesignRusty Smith
Property MasterBryan Korenberg
James Mazzola
Set DecorationJohanne Hubert
Set DesignerAllan Galajda
Amrit Laura Gunhouse
Geoff Wallace
Jay Mitchell
Set DresserKelly Canfield
Todd Lawley
CameraCamera OperatorCarey Toner
William Waring
Director of PhotographyGreg Gardiner
First Assistant CameraDavid E. Baron
Doug Lavender
Patrick Stepien
Steadicam OperatorCarey Toner
Still PhotographerAlan Markfield
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignLaura Jean Shannon
Costume SupervisorNancy Duggan
First Assistant HairstylistDonna Bis
Ian C. Ballard
Key Hair StylistAngel De Angelis
Sherry Linder-Gygli
Key Makeup ArtistJames Sarzotti
Victoria Down
Special Effects Makeup ArtistGitte Axen
Rebeccah Delchambre
CrewCompositorsBrian Fisher
Greg Groenekamp
Joe Salazar
Digital Effects SupervisorMark Rodahl
Post Production SupervisorJay Vinitsky
Production Office AssistantTroy W. Carrington
Special Effects CoordinatorTony Lazarowich
Stunt CoordinatorG. A. Aguilar
Scott J. Ateah
StuntsDavid Mylrea
Doug Chapman
Garvin Cross
Owen Walstrom
DirectingDirectorJon Favreau
First Assistant DirectorJim Brebner
Script SupervisorJessica Clothier
Second Assistant DirectorAndrew M. Robinson
Second Unit DirectorChristopher Woods
Mickey Gilbert
EditingEditorDan Lebental
LightingLighting ArtistJohn Paszkiewicz
ProductionCasting DirectorSusie Farris
Executive ProducerCale Boyter
Jimmy Miller
Julie Darmody
Kent Alterman
Toby Emmerich
ProducerJon Berg
Shauna Robertson
Todd Komarnicki
Unit Production ManagerDavid B. Householter
Penny Gibbs
SoundBoom OperatorKelly Zombor
Dialogue EditorKimberly Lowe Voigt
Music EditorTanya Noel Hill
Original Music ComposerJohn Debney
Sound DesignerWade Wilson
Sound Effects EditorAnthony Milch
Stephen P. Robinson
Steve Mann
Sound MixerDavid Husby
Sound Re-Recording MixerBrad Sherman
Jon Taylor
Supervising ADR EditorKimberly Lowe Voigt
Supervising Sound EditorJohn Leveque
Visual EffectsAnimationBrian Dowrick
Hunter Athey
Jeremy Oddo
Justin Mitchell
Musa Brooker
Rob Meyers
Steve Baker
Teresa Drilling
Animation SupervisorErik De Boer
Stephen Chiodo
Compositing SupervisorCraig Seitz
ModelingGiovanni Dulay
Visual EffectsAntoine Durr
Arthur Jeppe
Douglas Bloom
Visual Effects ProducerDan Foster
Joseph B. Conmy IV
Visual Effects SupervisorBill Westenhofer
Joe Bauer
Lauren Ritchie