Once upon a Christmas Eve, an orphan baby crawled into Santa's bag of gifts and was taken to the North Pole. Raised by Papa Elf (Bob Newhart), Buddy (Will Ferrell) comes to realize he doesn't fit in with the other elves. Determined to find a place where he belongs, Buddy searches for his real dad - in New York City! In the Big Apple, Buddy finds out why his dad (James Caan) is on the naughty list! But most importantly, he sees that the world is seriously lacking in Christmas spirit, which causes Santa all kinds of problems! So with the help of a beautiful department store elf (Zooey Deschanel), Buddy tries to teach his dad and the world the true meaning of Christmas spirit and to prove to everyone that Santa (Ed Asner) really exists!

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Elf (2003)

PG

Family/Fantasy/Comedy · 1h 35m · 11/7/2003

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This holiday, discover your inner elf.

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Once upon a Christmas Eve, an orphan baby crawled into Santa's bag of gifts and was taken to the North Pole. Raised by Papa Elf (Bob Newhart), Buddy (Will Ferrell) comes to realize he doesn't fit in with the other elves. Determined to find a place where he belongs, Buddy searches for his real dad - in New York City! In the Big Apple, Buddy finds out why his dad (James Caan) is on the naughty list! But most importantly, he sees that the world is seriously lacking in Christmas spirit, which causes Santa all kinds of problems! So with the help of a beautiful department store elf (Zooey Deschanel), Buddy tries to teach his dad and the world the true meaning of Christmas spirit and to prove to everyone that Santa (Ed Asner) really exists!

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Companies

New Line Cinema, Guy Walks into a Bar Productions

Budget

$33,000,000

Revenue

$220,400,000
Part Of
Cast
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Will Ferrell

Buddy
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James Caan

Walter
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Bob Newhart

Papa Elf
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Edward Asner

Santa
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Mary Steenburgen

Emily
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Zooey Deschanel

Jovie
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Daniel Tay

Michael
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Faizon Love

Gimbel's Manager
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Peter Dinklage

Miles Finch
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Amy Sedaris

Deb
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Michael Lerner

Fulton
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Andy Richter

Morris
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Kyle Gass

Eugene
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Artie Lange

Gimbel's Santa
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Leon Redbone

Leon the Snowman (voice)
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Ray Harryhausen

Polar Bear Cub (voice)
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Claire Lautier

News Reporter Charlotte Denon
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Ted Friend

NY 1 Anchor
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Patrick Ferrell

Security Guard
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Patrick McCartney

Security Guard
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Jon Favreau

Doctor
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Lydia Lawson-Baird

Carolyn
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Brenda McDonald

Nun (as Brenda MacDonald)
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Annie Brebner

Elf Student
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Luke Pohl

Elf Student
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Meghan Black

Elf
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Patrick Baynham

Elf
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Michael Roberds

Disgruntled Cobbler Elf
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Peter A. Hulne

Elf Twin (as Peter Hulne)
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Patrick Hulne

Elf Twin
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Richard Side

Elf Teacher
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David Avalon

Pom Pom (as David Paul Grove)
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Kristian Ayre

Foom Foom
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Lorin Heath

Perfume Clerk
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Dillard Brinson

Printer
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Brad Turner

Office Co-Worker
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David Berenbaum

Office Co-Worker
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Brenda Crichlow

Office Co-Worker
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Oscar Goncalves

Francisco
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Mary Black

Nurse
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John Murray

Man in Elevator (as Murray Jack)
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Mark Acheson

Mailroom Guy
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Robin Mossley

Chuck
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Paul Schofield

Kid with Santa
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Matt Walsh

Self
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Will McCormack

Witness
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Gus Michael

Witness
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Alexandra Michael

Child
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Terry J. Scarlatos

Police Officer
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Jonathan Bruce

Biker
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Akeem A. Smith

School Kid
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Michael Christopher Fischetti

School Kid
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Jane Bradbury

Susan Welles
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Jack Angel

Mr. Narwhal (uncredited)
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Bob Bergen

Baby Walrus (uncredited)
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Peter Billingsley

Ming Ming (uncredited)
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Craig Castaldo

Radioman (uncredited)
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John Cygan

Arctic Puffin (uncredited)
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Natasha Denis

Gimbels Elf (uncredited)
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Graeme Duffy

Orange Elf (uncredited)
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Jay Finocchiaro

Passerby (uncredited)
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Maurice LaMarche

Buddy's Belch (uncredited)
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Rachel Lana Li

Child (uncredited)
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Dal McKennon

Jack in the Box - Laugh (archive sound) (uncredited)
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Nance Nickels

Extra in Crowd (uncredited)
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Albert Precourt

Passerby (uncredited)
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Reginald Colin Rowley

Santa's Elf (uncredited)
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Jamie Vergan

Ice Skater (uncredited)
Crew
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Jon Favreau

Director
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David Berenbaum

Writer
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Disc Releases
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Elf

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

10/28/2008

$8.99 -$1.76 (16%)

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Elf

(4K Ultra HD, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

11/1/2022

$16.99 -$17.00 (50%)

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Elf

(DVD)

11/16/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Elf

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/16/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Elf

(Blu-ray, SteelBook)

11/5/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

Elf

(DVD)

11/16/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Elf

(DVD)

11/7/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

Elf

(Blu-ray, SteelBook)

10/29/2019

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Elf

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

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Elf

(DVD, Clamshell)

10/7/2008

$6.68 -$1.31 (16%)

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Elf

(DVD)

11/30/2005

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Elf

(Blu-ray, Box)

4/4/2023

Disc Title Front Cover

Elf

(Blu-ray, THINpak)

11/16/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Elf

(Blu-ray)

11/7/2003

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Elf

(Blu-ray)

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Elf

(DVD)

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Elf

(DVD)

10/26/2010

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Elf

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Elf

(Blu-ray)

10/26/2010

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Elf

(DVD)

11/16/2004

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