Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: October 16, 2012
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: "So You Wanna Be An Elf'" featurette
- Making Santa snacks with Wolfgang
- "The Night Before Christmas" short
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
New York Times - 11/11/1994
"...A clever, entertaining children's film with a realistic edge and a minimum of seasonal mush....[Leads Allen] to bright prospects on the big screen..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/11/1994
"...There's a real edge to this picture, yet it doesn't cut out the youngsters who will find so much to embrace in this genuinely imaginative work with its amazing special effects and an enchantingly realized -- and immense -- Santa's workshop kingdom..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 11/11/1994
"...THE SANTA CLAUSE is often a clever and amusing movie, and there's a lot of fresh invention in it..."
When Santa Claus gets killed in a freak accident after being startled on the rooftop of a house, it looks like Christmas is ruined. But fortunately, just before his death, the jolly, gift-giver passed the torch to ad executive Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), who finishes the job of bestowing holiday cheer on all. When he finally reaches on the North Pole, however, Scott learns that he can't give up the job -- he's become the next Santa Claus. (THAT'S the Santa Clause!). Scott returns home, only to find himself slowly changing into the pudgy, white-haired old man so beloved of children... and to find that everyone around him considers him utterly and completely mad.
Family Interaction |
- Feature film debut for TV star and comedian Tim Allen.
- Additional credits: Chris Danton (unit production manager),
Alan Edmisten, Michael Johnson, & Marcel Saumure (assistant directors), Carolyn Soper (visual effects producer), Nikki Amorosino (special effects), and Barry R. Koper (key makeup).
- BBFC rated U by the British Board of Film Classification.