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The Santa Clause 2 [2002] (1 disc)

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Director:Michael Lembeck
Writer:Cinco Paul
Don Rhymer
Ed Decter
John J. Strauss
Ken Daurio
Composer:George S. Clinton
Length:104 minutes
(1 hour 44 minutes)
MPAA Rating:G
Suggested Event Use:Christmas
Sorting Category:Holiday
IMDB Rating:5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:56%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Scott finds out that there is one more thing he must do or he can no longer be Santa.


Reaction: A bit more evenly toned, though that tone is definitely geared toward the young audience. It's still quite enjoyable.


Personal Rating: 7/10

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Michael Lembeck => Director
Cinco Paul => Writer
Don Rhymer => Writer
Ed Decter => Writer
John J. Strauss => Writer
Ken Daurio => Writer
George S. Clinton => Composer
Leo Benvenuti => Story
Steve Rudnick => Story
Aisha Tyler => Mother Nature
Art LaFleur => Tooth Fairy
Bob Bergen => Comet (voice)
Danielle Woodman => Abby
David Krumholtz => Bernard, the Arch-Elf
Elizabeth Mitchell => Principal Carol Newman
Eric Lloyd => Charlie Calvin
Janne Mortil => Pamela's Mother
Jay Thomas => Easter Bunny
Judge Reinhold => Dr. Neil Miller
Kath Soucie => Chet (voice)
Kenya Jo Kennedy => Pamela
Kevin Pollak => Cupid
Liliana Mumy => Lucy Miller
Michael Dorn => Sandman
Molly Shannon => Tracy
Peter Boyle => Father Time
Spencer Breslin => Curtis, the Experimental Elf
Tim Allen => Santa Clause / Toy Santa / Scott Calvin
Wendy Crewson => Laura Miller

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Toy Santa's line, "You are a sad, strange little man," is also used by Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story.
  • Originally subtitled "The Escape Clause".
  • Scott Calvin starts talking about cars and engines while talking to Carol Newman, and while walking through the toyshop, Santa picks up and tries on a tool belt. These reference to Tim Taylor, Tim Allen's character on [Home Improvement].
  • Lucy has a [Kim Possible] poster in her room when the Tooth Fairy comes inside from the window.
  • Late in the movie, when Scott is mostly "de-Santafied", he captures the Tooth Fairy. The Tooth Fairy, doubting that Scott is Santa Claus, tells him "I know Santa Claus. I'm friends with Santa Claus. You're no Santa Claus." This is a parody of [?] Lloyd Bentsen's famous retort to [?] Dan Quayle during the 1988 US Vice Presidential debate, comparing him with 'Jack Kennedy' referring to John F. Kennedy.
  • In the opening credits, several Jack-in-the-Boxes pop open. The last one to open is the same type of Jack-in-the-Box that is seen numerous times in Elf.