The Santa Clause [videorecording] /

by Reilly, Brian (Brian M.) [film producer.]; Silver, Jeffrey (Producer) [film producer.]; Newmyer, Robert [film producer.]; Benvenuti, Leo [screenwriter.]; Rudnick, Steve [screenwriter.]; Pasquin, John [film director.]; Allen, Tim [actor.]; Reinhold, Judge [actor.]; Crewson, Wendy [actor.]; Boyle, Peter [actor.]; Lloyd, Eric [actor.]; Krumholtz, David [actor.]; Brandenberg, Larry [actor.]; Gross, Mary [actor.]; Lloyd, Walt [director of photography.]; Bock, Larry [editor of moving image work.]; Convertino, Michael [composer (expression)]; Ramsey, Carol [costume designer.]; Spier, Carol [production designer.]; Walt Disney Pictures [presenter.]; Hollywood Pictures [production company.]; Outlaw Productions (Firm) [production company.]; Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Firm) [publisher.]; Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm) [film distributor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [United States] : Walt Disney Home Entertainment, [2002]Edition: Special edition ; Full screen version.Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0788839306; 9780788839306.Language note: English, French or Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.Other title: Title on container: Disney's the Santa Clause.Subject(s): Santa Claus -- Drama | Fathers and sons -- Drama | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Comedy films | Christmas films | Feature films | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Christmas films | Comedy films | Drama | Feature films | Fiction films | Video recordings for the hearing impairedCast: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Peter Boyle, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Larry Brandenberg, Mary Gross.Summary: Scott is distressed to learn that his ex-wife and her husband have informed his son, Charlie, that there is no Santa Claus. While a sullen Charlie visits his dad on Christmas Eve, a noise on the roof brings them outside. It turns out that there is a Santa after all, and Scott has just accidentally killed him. Because of "the Santa clause," Scott inherits the job of Santa. As the next year passes, Scott rapidly gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elf Bernard. Charlie's stepdad becomes concerned about Scott and forces him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
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Television sitcom star Tim Allen made his big screen debut with this light, family-friendly holiday comedy. Allen stars as Scott Calvin, the divorced dad of Charlie (Eric Lloyd). Scott is distressed to learn that his ex-wife Laura (Wendy Crewson) and Charlie's psychiatrist stepfather Neal (Judge Reinhold) have informed his son that there is no Santa Claus. While a sullen Charlie visits his dad on Christmas Eve, a noise on the roof brings them outside, where Scott startles the intruder, who tumbles from the roof. It turns out that there is a Santa after all, and Scott has just accidentally killed him. Because of a legal technicality known as "the Santa clause," Scott inherits the jolly old elf's job. As the next year passes, Scott rapidly gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elf Bernard (David Krumholtz) -- who is the one who really runs the North Pole -- while Charlie regains his Christmas spirit. However, Neal becomes concerned about Scott's sudden change in appearance and insistence that he's Santa, and he forces him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Director John Pasquin previously directed Allen in the TV series Home Improvement and would team with him again for Jungle 2 Jungle (1997). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround sound, THX certified, NTSC Region 1.

Full screen (1.33:1).

English, French or Spanish dialogue, Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Peter Boyle, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Larry Brandenberg, Mary Gross.

Director of photography, Walt Lloyd ; editor, Larry Bock ; music, Michael Convertino ; costume designer, Carol Ramsey ; production designer, Carol Spier.

Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: October 29, 2002.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1994.

MPAA rating: PG; for a few crude moments.

Scott is distressed to learn that his ex-wife and her husband have informed his son, Charlie, that there is no Santa Claus. While a sullen Charlie visits his dad on Christmas Eve, a noise on the roof brings them outside. It turns out that there is a Santa after all, and Scott has just accidentally killed him. Because of "the Santa clause," Scott inherits the job of Santa. As the next year passes, Scott rapidly gains weight, grows a white beard and meets the elf Bernard. Charlie's stepdad becomes concerned about Scott and forces him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Special features: so you wanna be an elf?; Santa's helper - a trivia adventure game; making Santa snacks with Wolfgang; DVD-ROM: "write a letter to Santa" feature; Christmas countdown calendar screensaver.

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