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Saving Santa

  • 2013
  • Leon Joosen
  • 80 mins
  • U

Summary

Animated musical comedy featuring the voices of Martin Freeman and Tim Curry. When Santa is kidnapped by evil Nevill Baddington, opportunity finally knocks for Bernard the elf to prove his worth and save Christmas with the aid of a special invention.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

This animated Brit-voiced bauble won't give the Christmas heavyweights any sleepless nights. But, if Saving Santa lacks the clout and quality of, say, Disney's Frozen, it's still a cute festive entertainment for younger kids. Martin Freeman voices Bernard, an inventor elf whose latest gizmo inadvertently disrupts the cloaking device that conceals Santa's North Pole HQ from the outside world. In drops nasty Nevill (Tim Curry), a parcel-delivery rival who's seeking the secret of Santa's super-speedy sleigh. It's down to Bernard to make amends, by using Santa's time globe, several times, to travel back in time and set things right. His multiple time-trips may confuse younger kids, so parents should be prepared for probing questions about temporal paradoxes.

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Credits

Cast

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BernardMartin Freeman
Nevill BaddingtonTim Curry
SantaTim Conway
Vera BaddingtonJoan Collins
ShinyAshley Tisdale
Mrs ClausPam Ferris

Crew

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DirectorLeon Joosen
DirectorAaron Seelman

Details

Theatrical distributor
Kaleidoscope
Released on
2013-11-29
Languages
English
Available on
Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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