Elf Movie

Elf movie poster
Elf - movie still

Who's Involved:

Jon Favreau, Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Todd Komarnicki, James Caan, Jon Berg, David Berenbaum, Ed Asner, Shauna Robertson, Bob Newhart

Release Date:

Friday, November 7, 2003

some mild rude humor and language

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Many years ago, a playful toddler accidentally ended up in one of Santa's bags of presents, and got whisked away to the North Pole, where he would live out his entire childhood. One of Santa's elves adopted the child, named Buddy, and raised it among the tight-knit community of elves, who live up North with Santa, making toys year-round. Now a tall, fully grown man, Buddy and his distinctly non-elfishness, regularly causes havoc in Santa's workshop. He is unable to fully fit in with the other elves, and becomes forlorn. This inspires Buddy's adopted elf father to suggest to his human son that it's time for him to travel out into the world of men, and try to find his biological father and family back in New York City. However, it maybe just as hard for Buddy to fit into this new world, as he's only existed with other elves around him, and is not quite used to the ways of humans--especially urbanites.

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Who stars in Elf: Cast List

"Daddy's Home" , "Megamind"  

"Faith, Hope & Love" , "The Parting Glass"  

"For the Love of Money" , "Queen Bees"  

"Rock The Kasbah" , "Surf's Up!"  

"Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde"  

"Nightmare Alley" , "Step Brothers"  

Who's making Elf: Crew List

A look at the Elf behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jon Favreau last directed The Lion King and The Jungle Book. The film's writer Jon Favreau last wrote The Mandalorian and Chef.


Jon Favreau


Jon Berg
Todd Komarnicki
Shauna Robertson

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Production: What we know about Elf?

Filming Timeline

  1. December 1969: The film was in Completed status.

Elf Release Date: When was the film released?

Elf was released in 2003 on Friday, November 7, 2003 (). There were 5 other movies released on the same date, including Anything but Love, Billabong Odyssey and Elephant.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

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