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 publisher.

Canada English

  • a.k.a. Elfe le lutin fr

Germany German (Deutsch)

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

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

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 gift
christmas spirit
dwarf
elves
looking for birth parents
north pole
orphan
romance
santa claus
sarcasm
workshop
Genres
Comedy
Family
Fantasy
Languages
English
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America New Line Cinema
Gold/Miller Productions
Guy Walks into a Bar Productions
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical PG
Canada Theatrical G
United Kingdom Theatrical PG
France Theatrical
Germany Theatrical 6
Ratings
TMDb 66% · 2,006 (more information on website)
IMDb 70% · 191,889 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 83% (more information on website)
metacritic 64% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
BuddyWill Ferrell
Walter HobbsJames Caan
JovieZooey Deschanel
Emily HobbsMary Steenburgen
Michael HobbsDaniel Tay
Santa ClausEd Asner
Papa ElfBob Newhart
Eugene DupreeKyle Gass
Gimbel's ManagerFaizon Love
Miles FinchPeter Dinklage
DebAmy Sedaris
Fulton GreenwayMichael Lerner
MorrisAndy Richter
Gimbel's SantaArtie Lange
MaymayPeter Billingsley
Polar Bear Cub (voice)Ray Harryhausen
Dr. LeonardoJon Favreau
Mailroom WorkerMark Acheson
Leon the Snowman (voice)Leon Redbone
NY 1 ReporterClaire Lautier
NY 1 AnchorTed Friend
WitnessMatt Walsh
Ming MingPeter Billingsley
GuardPatrick Ferrell
Disgruntled Cobbler ElfMichael Roberds
CarolynLydia Lawson-Baird
Nun (as Brenda MacDonald)Brenda McDonald
Elf StudentAnnie Brebner
ElfMeghan Black
ElfPatrick Baynham
Elf TwinPeter A. Hulne
Elf TeacherRichard Side
Pom PomDavid Avalon
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 ElevatorJack Murray
ChuckRobin Mossley
Kid with SantaPaul Schofield
WitnessWill McCormack
ChildAlexandra Michael
BikerJonathan Bruce
School KidAkeem Smith
Susan WellesLane Bradbury

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt Department CoordinatorVictoria Balharry
Art DirectionKelvin Humenny
Production DesignRusty Smith
Property MasterBryan Korenberg
James Mazzola
Set DecorationJohanne Hubert
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
CrewCompositorsBrian Fisher
Greg Groenekamp
Joe Salazar
Production Office AssistantTroy W. Carrington
DirectingDirectorJon Favreau
Script SupervisorJessica Clothier
EditingEditorDan Lebental
LightingLighting ArtistJohn Paszkiewicz
ProductionExecutive ProducerCale Boyter
Jimmy Miller
Julie Wixson Darmody
Kent Alterman
Toby Emmerich
ProducerJon Berg
Shauna Robertson
Todd Komarnicki
SoundBoom OperatorKelly Zombor
Dialogue EditorKimberly Ellen Lowe
Music EditorTanya Noel Hill
Original Music ComposerJohn Debney
Sound DesignerWade Wilson
Sound MixerDavid Husby
Sound Re-Recording MixerBrad Sherman
Jon Taylor
Supervising ADR EditorKimberly Ellen Lowe
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
ModelingGiovanni Dulay
Visual EffectsAntoine Durr
Douglas Bloom
Visual Effects ProducerDan Foster
Visual Effects SupervisorJoe Bauer