Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything we know so far

Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything We Know So Far
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Is The Santa Clauses premiering on Disney+ this year? Continue reading to find out.

The Santa Clauses is an upcoming American Christmas comedy miniseries made for Disney+ that is based on the film series The Santa Clause. It is a sequel to The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006), and it stars Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd, and David Krumholtz, reprising their roles from the film series. The showrunner and executive producer will be Jack Burditt. It has been one of the longest-running film franchises, receiving a lot of positive feedback from audiences over the years and an impressive fan base that loves to watch these films every Christmas.

Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything We Know So Far

Hence, viewers are eager to learn the answers to some of the main concerns for this new adaptation of the film into a series, such as whether it will be a part of the Disney+ lineup for the 2022 TV season or not. As a result, it is very understandable why these questions have heightened the anticipation and piqued the interest of viewers. If you are one of those who want to get clarity about the plot and cast, then look no further, as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on The Santa Clause’s forthcoming release date and much more. 

Continue reading until you reach the end to find all of your answers.

Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything We Know So Far

The Santa Clauses Release Date

The Santa Clauses is scheduled to be released on November 16, 2022, on Disney+, with its first two episodes available immediately. The series’ first trailer and the show’s two-episode premiere were shared Saturday at D23 Expo in Anaheim.

The official Twitter handle of The Santa Clauses revealed the news to the followers with a newly released poster of the show, quoting, “Christmas came early this year #TheSantaClauses is streaming November 16 only on @DisneyPlus! #D23Expo” Take a look at the post below: 

“You people made me,” Allen said when asked why he decided to reprise his character at D23. “We thought about this for a long time. The only way I would do this is if [they] answer some of the backgrounds. They answer the questions. I said yes.”

Among the questions that will be answered is why Mrs. Claus doesn’t have a first name, the history of Santa, and whether there have been any human children at the North Pole. You know, the burning questions! “You guys are gonna dig it,” Allen insisted.

Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything We Know So Far

The Santa Clauses Plot

According to the official press release by Disney at D23, “Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizing that he can’t be Santa forever. He’s starting to lose a step in his Santa duties, and more importantly, he’s got a family who could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially two sons, one that grew up in Lakeside, Illinois (Charlie) and one that grew up at the Pole (Buddy). With a lot of elves, children, and family to please, Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in a life south of the pole.” 

Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything We Know So Far

The Santa Clauses Cast and Crew

Tim Allen as Scott Calvin / Santa Claus

Elizabeth Mitchell as Carol Calvin / Mrs. Claus

Kal Penn as Simon Choksi: A game inventor, product developer, and single father, he has aspirations to become the next Jeff Bezos. But “all that changes” after he visits the North Pole

Eric Lloyd as Charlie Calvin, Scott’s oldest child and half sibling to Buddy and Sandra

Austin Kane as Buddy “Cal” Calvin-Claus, Scott’s youngest son and Carol’s only son, and Charlie’s half-brother who wants to set out on his own. In The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, he was named Buddy after his maternal grandfather

Elizabeth Allen-Dick as Sandra Calvin-Claus, the youngest child of Scott and Carol

Matilda Lawler as Betty, Santa’s Chief of Staff

Rupali Redd as Grace Choksi, Simon’s kind-hearted daughter

Devin Bright as Noel, Santa’s right-hand elf

David Krumholtz as Bernard, Santa’s former right-hand elf

Laura San Giacomo as Befana the Christmas Witch, the Italian folkloric holiday figure who lives in the Wobbly Woods.

In addition to this, Peyton Manning makes an appearance as himself as a potential candidate for a replacement Santa. Back in January 2022, Jack Burditt was confirmed as the showrunner and executive producer with Allen, Kevin Hench, Richard Baker, and Rick Messina. The cast previously collaborated in the comedy Last Man Standing, directed by the Home Improvement veteran.

Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything We Know So Far

The Santa Clauses: When was it filmed?

In January 2022, it was stated that a limited series based on The Santa Clause films was in the works, with Tim Allen reprising his role as well as serving as executive producer. Originally titled “The Clauses,” the project was conceived with the intention of being released exclusively on Disney+. The series began filming in Los Angeles in March 2022, with J.P. Wakayama serving as cinematographer. Filming was completed in June 2022.

Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything We Know So Far

The Santa Clauses Episodes

The exact episode title and synopsis of the season are not released as of September 19, 2022, but they will be disclosed once the episodes start to premiere on the streaming platform. In the meantime, we suggest viewers watch the previous films to recap the events that will lead to and transpire in the new series. The film’s order is listed below:

The Santa Clause (1994): Divorced dad Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has custody of his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally causes the death of Santa, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months, he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Realizing that it wasn’t a dream, Scott embraces the new, permanent role he has as Santa Claus.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002): Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has been in the role of Santa for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best one ever. But the world of the “Merry Old Soul” turns upside down when he’s dealt a double whammy of news: Not only has his son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd), landed on this year’s naughty list, but Scott discovers that he must marry by Christmas Eve, or he will stop being Santa Claus forever.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006): Christmas cheer turns into holiday chaos when Scott Calvin / Santa Claus (Tim Allen) invites his in-laws (Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin) for a visit and must also contend with Jack Frost’s (Martin Short) scheme to take over the North Pole. Scott, his family, and Head Elf Curtis (Spencer Breslin) must join forces to foil the nefarious plot.

Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything We Know So Far

The Santa Clauses Official Teaser

The official teaser was released on September 11, 2022, with the tagline stating, “Santa has an announcement to make. Tim Allen returns in #TheSantaClauses, streaming November 16 only on #DisneyPlus.” The teaser gives a little insight into the plot and character arcs of the beloved film franchise. Take a look at the official teaser below:

Teaser | The Santa Clauses | Disney+

Where to stream The Santa Clauses?

When released, you can watch The Santa Clauses exclusively on Disney+. The members have options to choose from a number of plans based on a monthly or yearly basis, which the users can opt for as per their preferences which allows viewers to watch new series and movies based on location when the content is available to air worldwide. 

Disney+ The Santa Clauses: Everything We Know So Far

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