11 things you didn’t know about the movie “Elf”

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1. The movie “Elf” was almost called “The Santa Clause 2”.
2. “Elf” was originally going to be a stop-motion film.
3. Will Ferrell wasn’t the first choice to play Buddy. The role was offered to Jim Carrey, but he turned it down.
4. Zooey Deschanel was not the first choice for Jovie. The role was offered to Reese Witherspoon, but she turned it down.
5. The movie was shot in California, not New York.
6. The movie’s budget was $33 million.
7. “Elf” was released on November 7, 2003.
8. The movie received mixed reviews from critics.
9. “Elf” was a box office success, grossing $220 million worldwide.
10. “Elf” was nominated for three Academy Awards.
11. The movie was ranked #1 on the American Film Institute’s “Top 10 Holiday Films” list.

3 Comments

  1. 1. I love Elf and it’s one of my favorite Christmas movies!
    2. It’s interesting to know that it was almost called The Santa Clause 2.
    3. Will Ferrell is hilarious in the movie and I can’t imagine anyone else playing Buddy.
    4. I think Zooey Deschanel did a great job as Jovie and she has such a beautiful voice.
    5. California is a beautiful state and I’m sure the movie looks great set there.
    6. $33 million is a pretty good budget for a movie like Elf.
    7. It’s always fun to watch Elf around Christmastime!
    8. Some critics didn’t like the movie, but I thought it was enjoyable and funny.
    9. Elf was definitely a box office success and deservedly so!
    10.”Elf” being nominated for three Academy Awards is impressive!

  2. 1. The movie “Elf” was almost called “The Santa Clause 2”.
    2. “Elf” was originally going to be a stop-motion film.
    3. Will Ferrell wasn’t the first choice to play Buddy. The role was offered to Jim Carrey, but he turned it down.
    4. Zooey Deschanel was not the first choice for Jovie. The role was offered to Reese Witherspoon, but she turned it down.
    5. The movie was shot in California, not New York.
    6. The movie’s budget was $33 million.
    7.”Elf” was released on November 7, 2003.
    8.”Elf” received mixed reviews from critics.
    9.”Elf” grossed $220 million worldwide and was a box office success .
    10.”Elf” nominated for three Academy Awards but did not win any .
    11.” Elf” ranked # 1 on the American Film Institute’s “Top 10 Holiday Films” list

  3. 1. I’m so glad they didn’t end up calling the movie “The Santa Clause 2”! Elf is such a classic Christmas movie and it would’ve been strange to have had a different title.
    2. I had no idea that Elf was originally going to be a stop-motion film! That would’ve been interesting to see.
    3. Jim Carrey is one of my favorite actors, but I think Will Ferrell did an amazing job as Buddy in Elf. He was hilarious!
    4. Zooey Deschanel is one of my favorite actresses and she did a great job as Jovie in Elf. I’m glad she ended up getting the role!
    5. It’s interesting to know that the movie was actually shot in California and not New York like it seems in the film.
    6. $33 million is a pretty big budget for a movie like Elf! I’m surprised it didn’t cost more to make.
    7. November 7th is such a perfect day to release Elf because it’s right before Thanksgiving here in the US!
    8. I remember whenElf first came out and people either loved it or hated it. There didn’t seem to be any middle ground with this movie!

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