One Christmas Eve long ago, a small orphan baby crawled into Santa's bag of gifts and was carried off to the North Pole. Named Buddy (Will Ferrell) and raised by Papa Elf (Bob Newhart), it soon became clear that he didn't fit in as he was much bigger than the other elves. Determined to find a place where he belongs, Buddy sets out to find his real dad—in New York City! Buddy soon discovers that the big city is no place for an elf and his dad (James Caan) is on the Naughty list. But most importantly, he finds that the world is seriously lacking in Christmas spirit. 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. A comedy directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Made).

Director:

Jon Favreau

Cast:

Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner, Mary Steenburgen, Zooey Deschanel, Daniel Tay, Faizon Love, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris Michael Lerner, Andy Richter, Jon Favreau

MPAA Rating:

PG

Run Time:

1hr 37mins

Release Year:

2003

Country Of Origin:

USA