Elf Image
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 126 Ratings

Summary: Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.
Runtime: 97 min
Rating: Rated PG for some mild rude humor and language.
Production: New Line Cinema
Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Countries: USA, Germany
Language: English
Home Release Date: Nov 16, 2004
Director Credit
Jon Favreau Director
Writer Credit
David Berenbaum Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Bob Newhart Papa Elf
Edward Asner Santa
Will Ferrell Buddy
Cast Credit
Amy Sedaris Deb
Andy Richter Morris
Artie Lange Gimbel's Santa
Daniel Tay Michael
Faizon Love Gimbel's Manager
James Caan Walter
Kyle Gass Eugene
Leon Redbone Leon The Snowman
Mary Steenburgen Emily
Michael Lerner Fulton
Peter Dinklage Miles Finch
Zooey Deschanel Jovie
Producer Credit
Cale Boyter Executive Producer
David B. Householter Co-Producer
Jimmy Miller Executive Producer
Jon Berg Producer
Julie Wixson Darmody Executive Producer
Kent Alterman Executive Producer
Shauna Robertson Producer
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
Todd Komarnicki Producer
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