The Happy Elf

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Overview

One of Santa's little helpers learns that even spreading Christmas cheer can be quite a chore in this animated holiday adventure featuring the voice and music of Harry Connick, Jr. Few elves display half the Christmas cheer of Eubie, and when the grumpy town of Bluesville refuses to celebrate the holidays, Santa's chipper little toymaker takes it upon himself to brighten the spirits of the Grinch-like citizens. Bringing cheer to this crabby bunch will be a real challenge, but if anyone's up for the job it's ...
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Overview

One of Santa's little helpers learns that even spreading Christmas cheer can be quite a chore in this animated holiday adventure featuring the voice and music of Harry Connick, Jr. Few elves display half the Christmas cheer of Eubie, and when the grumpy town of Bluesville refuses to celebrate the holidays, Santa's chipper little toymaker takes it upon himself to brighten the spirits of the Grinch-like citizens. Bringing cheer to this crabby bunch will be a real challenge, but if anyone's up for the job it's certainly Eubie.
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Special Features

Full-frame & widescreen (enhanced for 16x9 TVs) presentations; "Making Of" The Happy Elf: an interview with Harry Connick, Jr.; 3 Elf games: "Eubie's Gift," "Noth Pole Puzzle Fun," and "Build An Elf"; The "Reel" storyboard; Bluesville coloring book; Printable holiday cards; Santa's gallery; Eubie's holiday treat; Original trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/6/2005
  • UPC: 013131320695
  • Original Release: 2005
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 96,355

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harry Connick Jr. Voice Only
Kevin Michael Richardson Voice Only, Voice Only
Lewis Black Voice Only
Carol Kane Voice Only
Rob Paulsen Voice Only
Mickey Rooney Voice Only
Technical Credits
John Rice Director
Morris Berger Executive Producer
Steven Brown Executive Producer
Stew Burris Art Director
Sidney Clifton Producer
Harry Connick Jr. Songwriter, Executive Producer
Andrew Fishman Screenwriter
Scott D. Greenberg Producer
John W. Hyde Executive Producer
Scott Landis Executive Producer
Ann Marie Wilkins Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Happy Elf
1. Eubie The Happy Elf [5:20]
2. Santa's Sleigh Crew [3:34]
3. Naughty and Nice [5:45]
4. Something Must Be Done [3:03]
5. Welcome To Bluesville [7:20]
6. Eubie's Big Plan [7:52]
7. Busted! [8:20]
8. Testing For Santa's Sleigh Team [3:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Happy Elf
   Play Movie
   Chapters
   Extras
      "Making Of" The Happy Elf: An Interview With Harry Connick Jr.
      Games & Activities
         Build An Elf DVD-ROM Fun:
         Eubie's Gift Grab
         North Pole Puzzle
         Printable Holiday Cards
         Bluesville Coloring Book
      Storyboard Reels
      Santa's Gallery
         Lil' Farley
         Eubie
         Santa
         Gilda
         Derek
         Tucker
         Norbert
         Molly
         Mayor
         Toady
         Curtis
         Brother and Sister
      Eubie's Holiday Treat
      "Harry For The Holidays" Promo
      Trailer
   Audio Setup
      Dolby Digital 5.1
      Dolby Digital 2.0
      Play
   Video Setup
      Widescreen
      Full-Frame
      Play
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Delightful New Christmas Classic

    "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer" will need to make a new space in the Christmas Classic section of my home DVD cabinet. I watched the premiere broadcast last night with my children. It was very modern and timely in its approach. It didn't have the saccharine sweetness of Christmas specials from a generation ago. Yet, it still retained the ability to strike a familiar cord and warm the heart the way a Christmas classic should. Even my jaded 13 year old watched the entire thing and admired the animation that she said made her think of the Incredibles. I loved the New Orleans/Jazz subtleties that underscored this as a Harry Connick, Jr. venture. "Bluesville", primary character named Eubie (Eubie Blake), Narrator being "A Young Man with a Horn". Adults and kids will enjoy this animated treat. It has timeless elements that will capture the affection of audiences for years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A New Christmas Classic

    I was amazed by how great this movie is.It has superior animation.People of all ages will enjoy this.I believe it will become a Christmas classic for years to come.With the music and voice of Harry Connick Jr this is a holiday movie you must see.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Instant Holiday Classic

    I went out and baught this DVD after we saw the show in NBC. It is going to be in our holiday list of "shows not to miss" from here on out. Watching Euby and Elf set out to make nice kids from naughty ones gives us hope for all those not-so-nice people we all know. Add to this the fact that you get to listen to Harry Connick Jr and this awesome song, and you've got a real winner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Light Up Your Holiday Spirit!!!

    I truly adored Harry Connick Jr.¡¦s charming animated film, The Happy Elf. As a serious fan of his artistry, Connick successful narrates, executive produces, and provides all the original music for this new NBC holiday show/DVD, based on his wonderful song. The story is endearing and the characters are adorable and comical. The plot is very easy to follow and flows very well from scene to scene. The music featured is upbeat and inspiring. The story and its music truly get me into the Christmas mood and spirit. Although this is more of kid¡¦s film, but adults can still relate to the messages of being good all year round that their children will pick up along Eubie¡¦s journey. This bright and light-hearted film has already became one of my all time Christmas favorites, along with A Christmas Story, Miracle on 38th Street, Love Actually, The Polar Express, A Christmas Carol, and It¡¦s a Wonderful Life! The DVD has numerous great features, including all kinds of fun games for the kids to play - Eubie¡¦s Gift Grab, a North Pole Puzzle Game, Printable Holiday Cards, and a Bluesville Coloring Book!!! I highly recommend this film to light up anyone¡¦s holiday spirit and warm your heart!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Happy Elf

    Harry Connick Jr! Isn’t that enough! Okay, so I’m a big fan of the man, but this show’s pretty good on its own, although the music and narration wouldn’t be the same without him. Forty-five minutes is a little shorter than I cared for, but that’s what they gave us (an extra few minutes wouldn’t have hurt much). We get to follow a Happy Little Elf called Eubie who tries to make some naughty kids turn nice. Not too sappy, and still a possible Christmas classic. The DVD set’s not too shabby. Aside from the film there are quite a few extras including a box that lights up and plays a little tidbit from the theme music. There are quite a few good laughs in here. This film is very suitable for the older kids, but not for babies teens and adults with a since of humor will also enjoy this flick. It will even be nice throughout the year!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Must Have this holiday season!

    The Happy Elf! Woohoo! So cute! So entertaining! A movie that everyone loves :D I dont usually like animated films but boy! this movie sure entertained me :D Lovin it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great holiday movie!!!!!!

    The Happy elf is one of the best Christmas movies ever! It leaves you feeling so good after watching it. I believe this movie needs to be on everyones shelf this holiday season and for years to come! Harry Connick Jr is one gifted person!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    In the tradition of the classic Christmas stories

    The Happy Elf is an instant classic and comparable to the Christmas standards of Rudolph and Frosty. Harry Connick Jr. leads an excellent vocal cast in the spinning of tale of an erratic elf who brings Christmas to an isolated town that is somehow off of Santa's map. Definitely watch and listen for the great performances of the extremely talented and underrated Carol Kane and Lewis Black. This is a great purchase for a family celebration any time of the year.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Happy Elf

    The Happy Elf was given to me by a friend as a Christmas gift. I have to admit I had not heard of it, even though it made an appearance on NBC. I really enjoyed the 3-D action. The story was good enough to entertain me for the whole 45 minutes. Harry Conick Jr. did an excellent job with the narration and the music! He pinned the whole original score, and I really enjoyed that. The DVD set came in a neat box that lights up and plays some of the original soundtrack. There are also great extras including an interview with Harry Conick Jr. and a CD-Rom that allows you to make your own Christmas cards, this will come in handy for next Christmas! This is a fun movie for old and young (but maybe not too young). I believe that all who like to be entertained, and kind of dig Christmas will enjoy this creative show!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Christmas must-have for this year

    Bound to become the next holiday classic, "The Happy Elf" is about Eubie's journey to bring the heart of Christmas to Bluesville. Featuring cute claymation characters, this film will captivate kids of all ages. The dvd also has lots of cheerful bonus features such as elf games and printable holiday cards. If you liked "The Polar Express" and "Elf", then you will love this movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    one of the best X-mas movies I have seen in a long time!!

    I was completely suprised by this movie and I feel that I really need to share this movie with the world! I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of X-mas(because I find it too commercial and somewhat depressing), X-mas movies or music, or Harry Connick Jr. But while flipping through the channels recently, I saw The Happy Elf on, and since there was nothing else I wanted to watch, I decided to give it a chance... and man am I glad that I did. I thought that the story was very touching in many ways. I liked the reaction of the kids in Bluesville when Eubie first came to town, and I loved the scene where Eubie gets his elf hat taken from him as a punishment of sorts. The change in the Mayors attitude was wonderful, and I loved the way he became more animated as he began to feel the X-mas spirit. Curtis was my favorite character, though his part wasnt huge, it was very sweet to see someone that reminded me of me, and a "goth" character who wasnt depressed all the time, but actually a member of the Bluesville Secret Society of Happy People!! So I definitely have to recommend this movie to everyone, not just as a great X-mas movie, or a great animated movie, but as a great story and a great movie all around!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Animation At Its Best

    This is destined to be holiday classic. How cute is Eubie the Elf? Full of comedy and adventure, "The Happy Elf" is a movie people of all ages will find touching and entertaining. The story of saving Christmas doesn't get old and this production goes to show. Get in the holiday spirit you may be lacking and check this movie out.

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