Santa vs. the Snowman (2002)



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From the Academy Award nominated team that brought you Jimmy Neutron, comes the first-ever 3D holiday IMAX film, Santa Vs. The Snowman. Santa vs. The Snowman tells the story of a lonely Snowman who at first is swept away by the magical wonders of Santa's Village, only to ultimately wage war on Santa because he's jealous of all the attention Santa gets during Christmas time. An epic-scale polar war develops. The hilarious battle features such holiday defence mechanisms as hot chocolate squirt guns, giant Igloo Robot Walkers and even a 50-foot tall toy soldier manned by Santa himself. -- © IMAX Corporation
Animation , Comedy , Kids & Family
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Ben Stein
as "Spunky" the Elf
Victoria Jackson
as Communication Elf
Don La Fontaine
as Narrator
David Floyd
as Security Elf 2
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Critic Reviews for Santa vs. the Snowman

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (10)

Sweet-natured fun for the very young.

Full Review… | November 24, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Oedekerk ... and his team have taken the traditional animation techniques to another level -- creating snowflakes that seem to fall into the audience -- and they pull the viewers into the film.

Full Review… | November 28, 2003
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Harmless entertainment for kids and just smart enough to appeal to parents.

Full Review… | November 15, 2002
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic

The action sequences are fun and reminiscent of combat scenes from the Star Wars series.

Full Review… | November 14, 2002
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The movie has an avalanche of eye-popping visual effects.

Full Review… | November 14, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

It is best appreciated as an immersion in a three-dimensional toyland outfitted with enough whimsical gadgetry to fill a thousand playrooms.

November 8, 2002
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Santa vs. the Snowman

amazing! I can't beleive my eyes! it may be kiddish but the 3D is amazing, the story was amazing, heck, the whole movie was amazing. the best 3D film of 2002! so good I bought it in 3D!

Michael Platten
Michael Platten

Hilarious, creepy, cute, all around enjoyable by any age willing to accept the ridiculous premise. The 3D effects are effective and look great. However, this was originally made to be on an IMAX screen with 3D, which is the best way to see it the way some scenes play out. It sadly hasn't run in theaters lately, hopefully we can see a comeback or at least grouped with IMAX showings of other Christmas movies

Jacob Gossett
Jacob Gossett

Christmas Movie Review Mania Episode #4: Santa Vs. the Snowman 3D This is a very funny and energetic Yuletide short film. It just what you would expect from the creators of "Jimmy Neutron". The 3D aspect of the short is pretty good. It does rip off "The Nightmare Before Christmas" a little but that shouldn't offend. Check it out! It could be playing at an IMAX theater near you this season! "The Easter bunny is gonna have a hard time believing this one."

Bentley Lyles
Bentley Lyles

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