Santa convinces his reindeer to perform the Super Duper Looper in order to catch Patch and Joe as the Patchmobile explodes. Thrilled that Santa remembers him, Patch and Joe set off in the Patchmobile to the North Pole. The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. Among the original choices to direct the film other than Carpenter were , who, despite initial interest, could not agree with the Salkinds over certain aspects of the script. Commander of the Wind Demons voice. The message that all mortal life fades is undermined by the lioness Shiegra, who takes Claus in when he's an infant and is still with him 60 years later, showing no signs of age. The novel also describes how, on a certain long-winter's night, the oldest and wisest elf of all, the Ancient One, foresaw the arrival of a man whose love for children would be equal to that of the elves.
Thus, the vast majority of the toys the elves made could not be given out, and were left to gather dust in their magnificent storeroom, the Toy Tunnel. Check out for information on how to change your Netflix country and watch American Netflix or Canadian, British, Dutch, or German from Pakistan or anywhere else in the world. He arranged for the lioness Shiegra, and later the fairy Necile, to care for Claus as he grew. The documentary originally aired in the United States on , on Christmas Eve, 1987. Unfortunately, as a movie that tries to be two movies in one, it falls short in every way -- as both an attempt to present a heartwarming story of the origin of Santa Claus and as a satire of corporate 1980s-style greed at the expense of the real Christmas spirit. To this end, they offered the role to who turned them down.
According to the novel, with the passing of each new , and as continued to rise and fall, it became more and more difficult and dangerous for the elves to venture too far out into the human world. A master toymaker David Huddleston and his wife deliver Christmas presents to all the children of their village each year. Anya suggests he enlist an assistant, which position Patch and Puffy compete to earn via a competition to produce the most toys in a limited amount of time. At the time of the film's announcement in the middle of 1983, the British Press carried reports that diminutive actors such as , and would be cast alongside Dudley as fellow Elves. David Newman, however, took sole screenplay credit. What makes you feel safe when you're scared? Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
The Great Ak is a wise mentor, and Necile is a loving, caring mother figure. The Ak found Claus abandoned at the edge of the forest when Claus was an infant. Knights fight with a sword and mace. Both the speaking and the songs are overwrought as the voice actors slowly and ponderously try really hard to convey the importance of the story instead of creating an emotional connection with the viewer. The Great Ak says humans exist to leave the world a better place than we found it, but his journey around the world only shows examples of the opposite, like people being cruel to others or waging destructive wars. There he is entrusted with special powers. While Patch works at night, B.
Please follow us on Facebook for channel updates! The Vendequm are described as being extremely fond of children since, after all, only children can see them, due to the innocence of their youth. . A child is threatened with a wooden sword and hit with it off camera. Messages are muddled, if not directly undermined, by the story or the visuals. This production suffered from several issues, most notably a master which had been subjected to heavy noise reduction resulting in a loss of sound quality.
Ilya Salkind, from the very beginning, had wanted an American actor to portray Santa Claus because he felt that the film focused on a primary piece of Americana in much the same way that did. Although the abrupt shift in tone from the first half of the movie to the second is jarring, of greater concern is the constant smoking, as Lithgow's character is always shown smoking a cigar. He also praised the film's , particularly the New York City fly-over sequence involving Santa. Originally, David Newman's first-draft script called for the character to be named Ollie; but Moore decided instead that the name should be changed to Patch, Patch being the nickname of his own young son, Patrick. The film was a financial failure and received mostly negative reviews from critics at the time of release. If you're still reading this we'd like to wish you Happy Holidays! In 2012 a deluxe three-disc set, including remastered tracks, outtakes and alternate versions and a 32-page booklet, was released.
Erasing th 'birth of Baby Jesus' angle was also a wise move. The role of the Ancient Elf was written with in mind; however, with Cagney being very weak in his old age, the legendary actor could not adequately assume the role, despite the fact that he liked the film's overall idea. Claus and are given the chance to deliver presents to children all over the world. One night, Claus, Anya and their two , Donner and Blitzen, are caught in a blizzard and succumb to the cold weather. When this eventually came to nothing, Dudley Moore suggested his friend for the role, which he in the end won.
The villainous Awgwa wants ultimate power, and to keep people, especially children, miserable. Any videos shown on 3rd party websites have passed their own stringent internal vetting procedures and as such are assumed as fully authorized for publication by the content owners. How is this one similar to and different from other Christmas movies? But the cruel Awgwas keep interfering with Claus's deliveries and hoarding all the toys in their caves. As an animated Christmas movie, this adaptation of an L. Cornelia sends a letter to Santa informing him of the situation. Of possible concern for the youngest viewers are the several mentions that Santa's going to be visited by the spirit of death, some mildly scary monsters, and a sad scene in which Santa talks about his mortality fading and that he wants decorating Christmas trees to be a kind of memorial to him. But when they're trapped in a blizzard, they're rescued by magical elves who take them to the North Pole, where the toymaker and his wife become Santa and Mrs.
Serving as was Peter Hollywood. He decides to make toys for orphans, but King Agua, the ruler of the valley where Claus lives, doesn't want the children to be happy, resulting in a great battle with the Immortals. Ultimately, the Salkinds chose Szwarc because of their excellent working relationship on Supergirl which many executives at believed was a masterpiece and would also become a mega hit. In addition to Patch, Dooley, Puffy, Boog, Honka, and Vout, the film's and cast listing features three additional elves: Groot, the Elves' Senior ; Goober, the head of the Elves' shop, who crafts Santa's full red robes; and Goobler, who trains several of his fellow elves in the art of painting toys with their own beards. Patch is fired and makes his way to the New York City of the 1980s, where he makes the acquaintance of a wicked and greedy toymaker named B.