Elf (2003)

This holiday, discover your inner elf.

  • Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2003-10-09
  • User Rating: 6.6/10 from 2282 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 37min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
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When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

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  • Will Ferrell

    as Buddy
  • James Caan

    as Walter Hobbs
  • Zooey Deschanel

    as Jovie
  • Mary Steenburgen

    as Emily Hobbs
  • Daniel Tay

    as Michael Hobbs
  • Ed Asner

    as Santa Claus
  • Bob Newhart

    as Papa Elf
  • Kyle Gass

    as Eugene Dupree
  • Faizon Love

    as Gimbel's Manager
  • Peter Dinklage

    as Miles Finch
  • Amy Sedaris

    as Deb
  • Michael Lerner

    as Fulton Greenway
  • Andy Richter

    as Morris
  • Artie Lange

    as Gimbel's Santa
  • Peter Billingsley

    as Maymay
  • Ray Harryhausen

    as Polar Bear Cub (voice)
  • Jon Favreau

    as Dr. Leonardo
  • Mark Acheson

    as Mailroom Worker
  • Claire Lautier

    as NY 1 Reporter
  • Ted Friend

    as NY 1 Anchor
  • Matt Walsh

    as Witness
  • Peter Billingsley

    as Ming Ming
  • Patrick Ferrell

    as Guard
  • Michael Roberds

    as Disgruntled Cobbler Elf
  • Lydia Lawson-Baird

    as Carolyn
  • Brenda McDonald

    as Nun (as Brenda MacDonald)
  • Annie Brebner

    as Elf Student
  • Meghan Black

    as Elf
  • Patrick Baynham

    as Elf
  • Peter A. Hulne

    as Elf Twin
  • Richard Side

    as Elf Teacher
  • David Avalon

    as Pom Pom
  • Kristian Ayre

    as Foom Foom
  • Lorin Heath

    as Perfume Clerk
  • Dillard Brinson

    as Printer
  • Brad Turner

    as Office Co-Worker
  • David Berenbaum

    as Office Co-Worker
  • Brenda Crichlow

    as Office Co-Worker
  • Oscar Goncalves

    as Francisco
  • Mary Black

    as Nurse
  • Jack Murray

    as Man in Elevator
  • Robin Mossley

    as Chuck
  • Paul Schofield

    as Kid with Santa
  • Will McCormack

    as Witness
  • Alexandra Michael

    as Child
  • Jonathan Bruce

    as Biker
  • Akeem Smith

    as School Kid
  • Lane Bradbury

    as Susan Welles
  • Leon Redbone

    as Leon the Snowman (voice)
Sound John Debney Original Music Composer
Camera Greg Gardiner Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Laura Jean Shannon Costume Design
Art Rusty Smith Production Design
Editing Dan Lebental Editor
Production Cale Boyter Executive Producer
Directing Jon Favreau Director
Art Johanne Hubert Set Decoration
Production Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
Production Shauna Robertson Producer
Production Todd Komarnicki Producer
Writing David Berenbaum Screenplay
Production Jimmy Miller Executive Producer
Production Kent Alterman Executive Producer
Production Jon Berg Producer
Production Julie Wixson Darmody Executive Producer
Sound Kimberly Ellen Lowe Dialogue Editor
Sound Kimberly Ellen Lowe Supervising ADR Editor
Camera William Waring Camera Operator
Sound Kelly Zombor Boom Operator
Art James Mazzola Property Master
Art Kelvin Humenny Art Direction
Sound Tanya Noel Hill Music Editor
Visual Effects Musa Brooker Animation
Directing Jessica Clothier Script Supervisor
Sound Jon Taylor Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Brad Sherman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art Bryan Korenberg Property Master
Visual Effects Joe Bauer Visual Effects Supervisor
Camera Alan Markfield Still Photographer
Visual Effects Douglas Bloom Visual Effects
Sound John Leveque Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Erik De Boer Animation Supervisor
Camera Carey Toner Camera Operator
Camera Carey Toner Steadicam Operator
Visual Effects Jeremy Oddo Animation
Visual Effects Justin Mitchell Animation
Visual Effects Teresa Drilling Animation
Visual Effects Brian Dowrick Animation
Visual Effects Hunter Athey Animation
Visual Effects Steve Baker Animation
Crew Troy W. Carrington Production Office Assistant
Visual Effects Giovanni Dulay Modeling
Visual Effects Antoine Durr Visual Effects
Crew Brian Fisher Compositors
Visual Effects Dan Foster Visual Effects Producer
Crew Greg Groenekamp Compositors
Visual Effects Rob Meyers Animation
Lighting John Paszkiewicz Lighting Artist
Crew Joe Salazar Compositors
Camera David E. Baron First Assistant Camera
Sound Wade Wilson Sound Designer
Camera Doug Lavender First Assistant Camera
Sound David Husby Sound Mixer
Costume & Make-Up Nancy Duggan Costume Supervisor
Art Victoria Balharry Art Department Coordinator
Camera Patrick Stepien First Assistant Camera