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Artist: Ferrell, Will
UPC: 00794043716829
Studio: New Line/Warner
Genre: Christmas
Screen: Standard screen
    OUR PRICE: $8.85  
Product Type: DVD
Released: August 2009
Annotation: A human child raised by elves at the North Pole, learns of his human family and goes to live with them in New York City.
Additional Information
Rating: PG
Runtime: 95 mins
Number of discs: 2
Weight: 0.45 lbs
Info: Color, Closed Captioned, Standard screen, Widescreen, Soundtrack English, Soundtrack Spanish
Detailed Product Description: Video
In Print Date : 2004-11-16
Run Time : 5700
Recording Mode : (unknown)
Noise Reduction : (unknown)
Digital Process : Digitally Processed
Feature : Color
In Print Date : 2004-11-16
Rating : PG (MPAA)
Rating Reason : some mild rude humor and language
Category : Comedies, Christmas, Theatrical Release, Family (General), New York City, Santa Claus
Original Release Year : 2003
Released By : Warner Home Video
Catalog Number : 7168
Area : USA
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Producer:Todd Komarnicki Producer, ELF (2003)
Composer:John Debney Composer/"Hocus Pocus"
Executive Producer:Cale Boyter Executive Producer, ELF (2003)
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Star:Edward Asner American Actor
Star:Faizon Love Actor/Voice-Overs
Star:Amy Sedaris Star, MAID IN MANHATTAN (2002)
Star:Will Ferrell Actor, ELF/MELINDA AND MELINDA
Executive Producer:Toby Emmerich Screenwriter-producer
Executive Producer:Julie Wixson Darmody Executive Producer, ELF (2003)
Executive Producer:Jimmy Miller Executive Producer, ELF (2003)
Star:Jon Favreau American actor/screenwriter/director, SWINGERS
Director of Photography:Greg Gardiner
Producer:Shauna Robertson Producer, ELF (2003)
Producer:Jon Berg Executive Producer, OUT OF TIME (2003)
Director:Jon Favreau American actor/screenwriter/director, SWINGERS
Screenwriter:David Berenbaum Screenwriter, ELF (2003)
Star:Andy Richter Actor/Sidekick
Star:Bob Newhart American comedian/actor
Executive Producer:Kent Alterman Executive Producer, ELF (2003)
Star:Kyle Gass Tenacious D
Synopsis: Will Ferrell makes yet another memorable splash on the big screen in Jon Favreau's sweet and hilarious Christmas fable. Ferrell is Buddy, an innocent figure who was raised as an elf in the North Pole by his adoptive father, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart). When Buddy discovers that he's actually a human being, he heads to New York City to reunite with his biological father. The trouble is that his dad, Walter (James Caan), is a publishing executive who doesn't have time for anything other than work. Buddy moves in with Walter and his family, and proceeds to teach them a lesson or two about what being a family really means. Meanwhile, he also falls head over heels in love with the incredibly cute department store clerk, Jovie (Zooey Deschanel). By the time Christmas Eve rolls around, the general lack of spirit in the air threatens to ground Santa for the big night. He must rely on Buddy's expertise and overall enthusiasm to ensure that Christmas will be saved once again. Favreau's film is family entertainment at its finest, featuring a performance by Ferrell that is at once innocent, tender, and laugh-out-loud funny. A stellar supporting cast--including Caan, Deschanel, Newhart, and Faizon Love--adds to the film's already overabundant charm.
Distributor Note: Once upon a Christmas Eve, an orphan baby crawled into Santa's bag of gifts and was taken to the North Pole. Raised by Papa Elf (Bob Newhart), Buddy (Will Ferrell) comes to realise he doesn't fit in with the other elves. Determined to find a place where he belongs, Buddy searches for his real dad - in New York City! In the Big Apple, Buddy finds out why his dad (James Caan) is on the naughty list! But most importantly, he sees that the world is seriously lacking in Christmas spirit, which causes Santa all kinds of problems! So with the help of a beautiful department store elf (Zooey Deschanel), Buddy tries to teach his dad and the world the true meaning of Christmas spirit and to prove to everyone that Santa (Ed Asner) really exists! Source: Warner Home Video
Release Note: DVD Features: Region 1 Keep Case Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo - English Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Bonus Footage: 1. Tag Along With Will Ferrell 2. Film School For Kids 3. That's A Wrap... 4. Lights, Cameras, Puffins! 5. How They Made The North Pole 6. Deck The Halls 7. Christmas In Tinseltown 8. Santa Mania 9. Kids On Christmas Audio Commentary: 1. Will Ferrell - Star 2. John Favreau - Director Interactive Features: Interactive Games: Buddy's Adventure Game Karaoke Read-Along DVD-ROM Features: Screenplay Access: 1. Read The Script While Watching The Film DVD-ROM Games: 1. Make Your Own Christmas Book Activity 2. Send Personalized Greetings
Review: -10/27/2003
"...A disarming holiday comedy....The sweet-natured outsider fantasy neither skimps on nor overplays its sentimentality..."
Review: -11/07/2003
"...ELF returns to the hip but warm-hearted spirit of SWINGERS....[With] sophisticated glee and a sense of innocent fun..."
Review: -11/07/2003
"...Mr. Favreau's direction has a relaxed, swinging rhythm..."
Review: -11/14/2003
"...The disarming comedic tone -- silly and novel in its lack of cynicism -- is driven by the fearless, cheerful unself-consciousness of Will Ferrell..."
Review: -11/27/2003
"...There's a devil of comedy in Ferrell, and he lets it out to play..."
Review: -12/01/2003
"...Ferrell and Favreau have engendered enough goodwill to allow for a finale that glows like winter coals. A gleeful, cracked fairytale..."
Review: -12/31/2003
"Will Ferrell's man-child in tights is a surprisingly affecting figure."
Review: -11/07/2003
"This is one of those rare Christmas comedies that has a heart, a brain and a wicked sense of humor, and it charms the socks right off the mantelpiece."