Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas

2014

Adventure / Animation / Comedy / Family / Fantasy / Musical / Romance

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 89% · 9 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 40% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 5.4/10 10 1237 1.2K

Director

Top cast

Mark Hamill as Walter
Kate Micucci as Jovie
Jim Parsons as Buddy
Rachel Bloom as Additional Voices
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404.49 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
12 hr 43 min
Seeds 5
830.07 MB
1920*1080
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
12 hr 43 min
Seeds 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Horst_In_Translation 4 / 10

I wish this was better

Let me start this review by saying that i am not familiar with the Will Ferrell movie, so I cannot say which is better and which is worse. However, I did not really like this 45 minute special from last Christmas. The voice cast has some pretty big names, including multiple Emmy Award winner Jim Parsons as the lead character. He unites with his former "Big Bang Theory" co star Kate Micucci. The whole premise is about an elf getting his dad off the naughty list. As you probably already guessed from the title, there are quite a few musical numbers in here, but none of these really wowed me. The last one sung by the female main character was solid, the rest fairly forgettable.

All in all, this movie had no less than a total of 6 pretty experienced writers and directors and taking this into account it is a fairly disappointing result. The animation isn't great either. There are parts of it which are downright bad, like the mouth of the villain. The topics such as the elf falling in love or relationship with his dad offered room for nice emotion, but it fell short in this area too. And the ending with all the people from the naughty list suddenly showing up was strange too. Fairly forgettable Christmas special here, really only for small children.

Reviewed by atlihafsteinsson 4 / 10

Seen Elf? Like it? Then you can skip this

I don't know why it was decided to make a short-form animated musical based on 2003's "Elf", which is a wonderful holiday movie. But whatever the case, if you've seen "Elf" and like it, there is nothing about "Buddy's Musical Christmas" that's noteworthy. The plot is basically the same, so there's no real fresh changes aside from a scene with some mall santas in a diner. Moreover, the characters aren't as charming here as their real-life actors made them. You come to appreciate how likable Will Ferrell made Buddy, 'cause here, he's annoying rather than endearing. The look style is whimsical, but it's a case of all style and no content.

You should just see "Elf" instead, and get way more for your time than this over-glorified and pointless TV special.

Reviewed by Prismark10 2 / 10

Elf hazard

This cynical cash in animation short basically retells the story of Elf, the Will Ferrell film without any of the charm and many of the cast from the original film.

Ed Asner does reprise his role to voice Santa who tells the grown up Buddy who thinks he is an Elf in the North Pole that he is actually human who stowed away in Santa's bag as a baby.

His real dad is Walter Hobbs living in New York who has been on the naughty list for years.

Buddy travels to see his father who works at a publishing company with a horrid boss. Walter is taken aback at first to see this grown up infant but Buddy's relentless cheer transforms him and when Santa comes to deliver presents the curmudgeonly Walter gets the festive fever.

Because this is labelled as a musical we have to put up with some mind numbingly dull songs. Even the animation is not much to shout home about.

It would be just be better to put the Ferrell film on.

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