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New Show The Santa Clauses is the Perfect Christmas Throwback

Disney has just released its latest addition to The Santa Clause, the Christmas trilogy that started back in 1994. But this isn’t another movie. This time Disney is shaking things up with a tv series called The Santa Clauses. The show, which premiered on Disney Plus two days ago, picks up years after the last film took place, with Tim Allen’s character, Scott Calvin (a.k.a. Santa), trying to go into retirement. The show will follow him as he tries to select the next Santa to succeed him so that he may retire and leave the North Pole with his family. 

The show is being directed and produced by Jason Winer, with much of the original cast from the films returning. Joining Tim Allen on the screen is Elizabeth Mitchell, Austin Kane, Elizabeth Allen-Dick, Matilda Lawler, Devin Bright, Rupali Redd, and Kal Penn. In addition to the Calvin family’s return, more characters from the original films are anticipated to appear throughout the series! 

The cast and crew talked a little bit about what direction they felt the show would be going in a little bit before it premiered during the D23 fan convention. The general consensus about the series was that the show would aim to expand on the original mythos from the films. Details such as the North Pole being under a globe of ice in the original film were brought up by Winer, as he talked about how he was excited to expand on the ore with the updated technology available. Allen discussed how he was surprised that the script for the show answered questions that he had during the creation of the movies, such as what happened to the original Santa after he fell off his roof and why the Elves seemed to get over the transition of power so quickly. 

It will be exciting for fans who grew up watching the films as they rolled out in 1994, 2002, and 2006. It is a nice new addition to the long list of Christmas tv and movies to get you into the holiday spirit. Plus, you might just consider rewatching the original movies before the show to help prolong the experience.

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