Taglines: Seeing is believing!
This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves in the North Pole and becomes Santa Claus. But when Santa’s eager-to-please elf Patch leaves the North Pole for the big streets of New York City, he becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon’s plans to take over Christmas. And so begins Santa’s adventure – to rescue his faithful elf and to save Christmas for all the children of the world!
Santa Claus: The Movie (known on-screen as simply Santa Claus) is a 1985 British-American Christmas film starring Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, and David Huddleston in the title role. It is the last major fantasy film produced by the Paris-based father-and-son production team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind. The film was directed by Jeannot Szwarc and released in North America on November 27, 1985, by TriStar Pictures.
Santa Claus: The Movie is a straightforward attempt to explore the mysteries of Santa Claus with the key objective being to answer some of the basic questions many children have about the Santa mythos, such as how his reindeer fly, how he and his wife made it to the North Pole, and how he ascends chimneys, among other things.
Santa Clause: The Movie (1985)
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc
Starring: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Judy Cornwell, Burgess Meredith, Jeffrey Kramer, Carrie Kei Heim
Screenplay by: David Newman, Leslie Newman
Production Design by: Anthony Pratt
Cinematography by: Arthur Ibbetson
Film Editing by: Peter Hollywood
Costume Design by: Bob Ringwood
Set Decoration by: Stephenie McMillan
Art Direction by: Don Dossett, John Hoesli, Tim Hutchinson, Malcolm Stone
Music by: Henry Mancini
Distributed by: TriStar Pictures
Release Date: November 27, 1985