Saving Santa (2013)

Saving Santa (2013)




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At the North Pole, a well-meaning but error-prone elf learns that Santa has a secret time machine built into his sleigh. Later, he must protect the machine from army commandos who want to use it for evil purposes.
Animation , Kids & Family
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Martin Freeman
as Bernard D. Elf
Pam Ferris
as Viera Baddington
Noel Clarke
as Snowy
Rebecca Ferdinando
as Valley Girl Elf
Tim Curry
as Neville Baddington
Tim Conway
as Santa
Joan Collins
as Vera Baddington
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Critic Reviews for Saving Santa

All Critics (5)

Warm-hearted animated elf story with mild violence.

Full Review… | June 17, 2014
Common Sense Media

On this evidence, Santa's sadly not worth saving.

Full Review… | December 1, 2013
Observer (UK)

The colourful, simplified computer-generated animation will be easy on the eye for youngsters ( ... ) that the singing is sometimes less polished than parts of Mamma Mia! won't matter to older toddlers.

Full Review… | November 29, 2013
Birmingham Mail

I watched it with a nine-year-old who said: "This film is so annoying I want to kick it!"

Full Review… | November 28, 2013
London Evening Standard

Voiced by a recognisable cast, Saving Santa is a pleasant and well-timed festive animation, but its unsophisticated storyline, general lack of humour and substandard soundtrack ultimately let it down.

Full Review… | November 27, 2013

Audience Reviews for Saving Santa

***Due to the recent RT changes that have basically ruined my past reviews, I am mostly only giving a rating rather than a full review.***

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

Festive for sure, but tends to drag on with no humor as an elf becomes depressed because he can't save Santa from a human invasion at the North Pole.

Ryan Carson
Ryan Carson

The animated children's film Saving Santa is a whimsical holiday adventure that tries a little too hard. When the North Pole is attacked an aspiring inventor elf named Bernard attempts to save Santa by using Santa's sled to travel back in time. Featuring Martin Freeman, Tim Curry, and Ashley Tisdale, the film has a solid cast. And there are a number of charming and festive musical numbers. However, the animation style is rather crude and the characters lack a sense of life. Saving Santa has some production issues, but is still an entertaining film with a bit of Christmas magic to it.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

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