The Santa Clause 2

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Overview

The 2002 sequel to Tim Allen's holiday blockbuster The Santa Clause is given a more than adequate treatment on its first DVD release. For a film directed primarily at children, there is a surprising abundance of special features packed into this single-disc package. Director Michael Lembeck provides a feature-length audio commentary track for viewers interested in some insight into what went into the film's creation. For more behind-the-scenes info, a making-of featurette and a "Tour of Elfsburg" are included ...
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Overview

The 2002 sequel to Tim Allen's holiday blockbuster The Santa Clause is given a more than adequate treatment on its first DVD release. For a film directed primarily at children, there is a surprising abundance of special features packed into this single-disc package. Director Michael Lembeck provides a feature-length audio commentary track for viewers interested in some insight into what went into the film's creation. For more behind-the-scenes info, a making-of featurette and a "Tour of Elfsburg" are included too. Additionally, fans of the film should be happy to discover a selection of seven scenes that were left on the cutting room floor and a collection of humorous outtakes. For younger audience-members, there is a game that can be played on the TV, interviews with other mythical holiday characters and, several DVD-ROM games and activities. On the technical side, the disc features a 1.85:1 widescreen transfer of the film that preserves its original aspect ratio (a full-screen version is also available), the English, French, and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, and optional English subtitles are available.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Seven deleted Scenes; Gag reel: Bloopers from the cast; "Operation Toy Box: Save Santa" set-top game; "Inside the North Pole With Curtis" making-of featurette; "True Confessions of the Legendary Figures": Interviews with the Tooth Fairy, Mother Nature, Father Time, and the Easter Bunny; "Director's Tour of Elfsburg" featurette; Audio commentary with Michael Lembeck; DVD-ROM features: "Coloring Book" activity, "Reindeer Games" game, "Santa Lib's" activity, and "Holiday Rush!" game; Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound; THX-certified; Original theatrical aspect ratio (1.85:1) enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions; French and Spanish language tracks
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Like most sequels -- especially those eight years in the making -- The Santa Clause 2 is bursting at the seams of its Santa suit with extra subplots and places for your eyes to look. Unlike most sequels, the latest Tim Allen holiday vehicle actually pulls it off. Surprisingly, what's new is every bit as effective as what returns. It could even be argued that the sequel's three most whimsical ingredients are all fresh: comically gifted child actor Spencer Breslin as an elf, Allen's own synthetic dictator of a doppelganger, and a reindeer that speaks in irresistible reindeer gibberish. If the above weren't enough, the team of screenwriters (there's almost one per character) finds room for fellow folklore icons like the Tooth Fairy and Mother Nature, and even introduces a frosty principal (Elizabeth Mitchell) for Allen's Scott Calvin to thaw. The whole concoction overwhelms a viewer's better notions that this is just a corporate, profit-driven enterprise. Although the screenwriters distribute screen time miraculously among the disparate components, left out in the cold is Eric Lloyd as Scott's son, reprising from the first movie -- which makes him a decidedly awkward age to write. That's why his "acting out" takes the form of spray-painting graffiti about the principal on school walls, which just never makes much sense for his character. Other than that, the script really does have it both ways -- pursuing equally interesting plot lines both at the North Pole, where Allen has a dandy time playing the robotic impostor, and back home. The Santa Clause 2 generates enough populist charm to appease all but the most cynical purists -- who were never its target audience in the first place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/18/2003
  • UPC: 786936221800
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Walt Disney Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Thx
  • Sound: THX-Supervised Mastering, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English, Français, Español
  • Time: 1:44:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 47,156

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tim Allen Santa, Scott Calvin, Toy Santa
Elizabeth Mitchell Carole Newman
David Krumholtz Bernard the Head Elf
Eric Lloyd Charlie Calvin
Judge Reinhold Neil Miller
Wendy Crewson Laura Miller
Spencer Breslin Curtis
Art La Fleur Tooth Fairy
Liliana Mumy Lucy Miller
Aisha Tyler Mother Nature
Danielle Woodman Abby
Kevin Pollak Cupid
Jay Thomas Easter Bunny
Michael Dorn Sandman
Molly Shannon
Andrew Stone Picardo
Technical Credits
Michael Lembeck Director
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Richard Baker Executive Producer
Susan Brouse Casting
Jackie Burch Casting
Tony Burrough Production Designer
Matt Carroll Associate Producer
Lynne Carrow Casting
George S. Clinton Score Composer
Sandy Cochrane Art Director
Ken Daurio Screenwriter
Edward Decter Screenwriter
Ingrid Ferrin Costumes/Costume Designer
David Finfer Editor
Bruce Franklin Associate Producer, Asst. Director
Alec Gillis Makeup Special Effects
GVFX Special Effects
David Husby Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Lando Set Decoration/Design
Rick Messina Executive Producer
James Miller Executive Producer
Bobby Newmyer Producer
Cinco Paul Screenwriter
Frankie Pine Musical Direction/Supervision
Brian Reilly Producer
Don Rhymer Screenwriter
Jeffrey Silver Producer
John J. Strauss Screenwriter
William W. Wilson III Executive Producer
Tom Woodruff Jr. Makeup Special Effects
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/Santa Alert
2. Charlie's Caper
3. The Football Game
4. Another Santa 'Clause'
5. The Holiday Conference
6. The Santa Duplicator
7. Going Home for Charlie
8. Santa Clone
9. 27 Days to Find a Wife
10. The Naughty and Nice List
11. First Date
12. Santa's Soldiers
13. Scott's Confession
14. Trouble at the Plant
15. Looking for the Tooth Fairy
16. Seeing Is Believing
17. All Tied Up
18. Scott and Chet Save Christmas
19. The Marriage Clause
20. End Credits
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Bonus Features
      Inside the North Pole With Curtis
      Director's Tour of Elfsburg
      Gag Reel
      DVD-ROM
      True Confessions of Legendary Figures
      Audio Commentary
         View the Film With Audio Commentary by Director Michael Lembeck: On
         View the Film With Audio Commentary by Director Michael Lembeck: Off
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Improvements to the Pantagraph
         The Molenator
         The Dating Game
         You Didn't Tell Her You're Santa
         You Have So Much Kid in You
         Rescuing the Elves
         Carol Confronts the Soldiers
      Operation Toybox: Save Santa Game
      Register Your DVD
   Scene Selection
   Set Up
      Lucasfilm THX Optimizer
         Audio Tests
            Play Test
         Video Tests
            Play Test
      Audio Options
         English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
         Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
      Captions
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
   Sneak Peeks
      Freaky Friday
      Lion King 1 1/2
      Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
      According to Jim
      Lilo & Stitch's Island of Adventures DVD Game
      Toys for Tots
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 16, 2012

    Best of the 3 Santa Clause Movies! I LOVE this movie! And it's o

    Best of the 3 Santa Clause Movies! I LOVE this movie! And it's one of my favorite Christmas movies. If you are a romantic at heart and never too old for the magic of Santa Claus, this is a great film. The girl who plays Santa's love interest is an excellent actress who plays her role with emotional depth and nuiances. Her performance really makes the film believable. This is a wonderful movie!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A movie for anyone who never stopped believing in Santa Clause

    I Thought this was way better then the first Santa Clause. And Even the lines were better in it too. I barrowed the fullscreen DVD from my aunt , watched five times and returned it. My Two brothers liked it , my parents liked it , and I liked it too. Infact I liked it alot that my parents made me go out on my own and buy the widescreen DVD. I'll Never Be Sorry For Buying It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A funny Christmas classic!

    I loved this movie! I thought it was HILAROUS and it was a lot better than the first one! While this movie has a great plot line and the funniest jokes, this movie misses the reason for the season: The Birth of Jesus. Santa Clause is more in the "spotlight" and Jesus is never mentioned. I love this movie, but don't forget that Christmas has a more significant meaning than Santa Clause, toys, candy canes, Christmas trees, decorations, or anything like that!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!!!

    I thought Eric LLoyd was great! And really cute! The whole movie was wonderful! I loved it! I watched it over and over again! I never got hearing their voices! It was one of Tim Allens greatest movies! Eric is really hot! If he ever needs someone to talk to just email me! :.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A christmas disapointment.

    Tim Allen really bombed on this one . I found it to be two hours of total boredom with little plot and a lot of senseless antics. Couldn't even keep the kid's interested. We don't need any more like this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of many great sequels

    This movie was awesome much better than the first

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    better than the first

    the santa clause is a great step by from the first one. SC2 is great. i normally hate sequels but i 100% don't hate this sequel. i hope there will be a santa clause in a couple of years, but if it doesn't happen i will not have a problem.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cutest movie!

    I loved this movie! I was a huge fan of the first one and the second one was so cute too! It's one of those movies that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling at the end! So sweet!

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