Santa Claus: The Movie
Santa Claus: The Movie is a 1985 British-American Christmas film starring Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, and David Huddleston in the title role. The film chronicles the origins of Santa Claus, who, along with his wife Anya, goes from being a simple working man to becoming an international icon of Christmas. It has since become a beloved cult classic among many since its release on Home Video and later remastered DVDs.
About Santa Claus: The Movie in brief
Santa Claus: The Movie is a 1985 British-American Christmas film starring Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, and David Huddleston in the title role. The film chronicles the origins of Santa Claus, who, along with his wife Anya, goes from being a simple working man to becoming an international icon of Christmas. It was a financial failure and received mostly negative reviews from critics at the time of release. It has since become a beloved cult classic among many since its release on Home Video and later remastered DVDs. It is the last major fantasy film produced by the Paris-based father-and-son production team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind. The film was directed by Jeannot Szwarc and released in North America on November 27, 1985, by TriStar Pictures. The 2005 DVD release was released by Anchor Bay Entertainment, under license from the film’s current owner, StudioCanal; the 25th Anniversary home video release was by Lionsgate Home Entertainment, again under Studio canal’s license. At the same time, the film also tells a contemporary story in which one of Santa’s elves, a visionary named Patch, sets out to employ Santa’s toymaking methods on his own, unaware that he might be ruining the magic of Christmas in the process. When Christmas Eve comes, Claus is approached by the oldest of elves, the Ancient One, who renames him as \”Santa Claus\”. Centuries pass as the mythology of Santa is created. Poems have been written about Santa that became holiday classics.
Because of one of them Santa decided to go on a diet due to references about his weight. Anya and Santa have decided that a naughty and nice list should be created, which Santa will check twice, due to receiving a letter from a girl being bullied by her brother who mistreats her cat. When the 20th century came around, Santa is exhausted by the ever-growing workload every year due to the world’s increasing population. Santa befriends a homeless 10-year-old orphan boy named Joe in New York City and takes him for a flight around the skyscrapers of Manhattan in his sleigh. Santa lets Joe take the reins, who flies the sleigh underneath the Brooklyn Bridge much to Santa’s horror, who then playfully gets his own back on Joe by having his reindeer perform the “Super Duper Loper Looper” Santa always fails to execute 360-degree turn around the Twin Towers of the Trade Center, but always succeeds in executing a complete aerial trick. Santa takes Joe on a trip to New York where they meet a wealthy child and an orphan who fed Santa one night. On Christmas Day, Joe and Cornelia become close friends despite their socioeconomic differences despite their differences, prompting him to quit his job and let them take over his toys and let Puffy take over the role of “uncle” Brawls and brawls led to a disputed brawling of a New York, New York-based executive.