On Christmas Eve at an orphanage, a baby boy crawls into Santa Claus's sack and is unwittingly transported back to the North Pole. When discovered at the workshop, the elves name him "Buddy" because he is wearing "Little Buddy Diapers", and he is adopted by Papa Elf.
Buddy grows up at the North Pole believing he is an elf, but due to his human size is unable to keep up with the other elves and demoted to the demeaning job of toy testing. When Buddy overhears that he is a human, Papa Elf explains that Buddy was born to Walter Hobbs and Susan Wells, and given up for adoption. Susan subsequently died and Walter, who now works for a children's book publisher at the Empire State Building in New York City, is unaware of Buddy's existence. Santa reveals that Walter is on the naughty list due to his greed and selfishness, but suggests Buddy could help redeem him. Read more on Wikipedia.
|Genre:||Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance|
|Country:||Germany, United States|
|Produced By:||Julie Darmody, Jimmy Miller, Jon Berg, Toby Emmerich, Cale Boyter, Kent Alterman, Shauna Robertson, Todd Komarnicki, David B. Householter|
|Directed By:||Jon Favreau|
|Written By:||David Berenbaum|
|Cast:||Lorin Heath, Peter Billingsley, Mark Acheson, Leon Redbone, Jonathan Bruce, Bob Newhart, Ray Harryhausen, Kristian Ayre, Jamie Vergan, Maurice LaMarche, James Caan, Patrick Hulne, Peter Dinklage, Dillard Brinson, Artie Lange, Claire Lautier, Mary Black, Amy Sedaris, Zooey Deschanel, Patrick Baynham, Michael Roberds, Brenda Crichlow, Peter A. Hulne, Rachel Lana Li, Patrick Ferrell, Richard Side, David Berenbaum, Nance Nickels, Oscar Goncalves, Jon Favreau, Brad Turner, David Avalon, Daniel Tay, Kyle Gass, Ted Friend, Jane Bradbury, Lydia Lawson-Baird, Faizon Love, Andy Richter, Michael Lerner, Annie Brebner, Craig Castaldo, Brenda McDonald, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Albert Precourt, Robin Mossley, Will McCormack, Patrick McCartney, Alexandra Michael, Will Ferrell|
|In Theaters:||Nov 07, 2003|
|Runtime:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Production:||New Line Cinema, Guy Walks into a Bar Productions, Gold/Miller Productions|
|Available On:||Amazon, Itunes, Vudu|