Elf (movie)

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Elf is an American 2003 Christmas comedy movie, directed by Jon Favreau. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, Peter Dinklage, Mary Steenburgen, Jon Favreau, Andy Richter, Ray Harryhausen, Leon Redbone, and Ed Asner. Will Ferrell plays a human named Buddy who is raised by elves in the North Pole. He lives the way the elves do and helps in Santa's workshop. He travels to New York City to find his father. He is used to how elves live, which is very different from how humans live, with New York being a perfectly opposite way of living compared to the North Pole.

The movie was released to very positive reviews on November 7, 2003 by Warner Bros. The film inspired the 2010 Broadway musical Elf: The Musical and NBC's 2014 stop-motion animated television special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas.

Release Dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Canada 7 November 2003
 United States 7 November 2003
 Iceland 14 November 2003
 Puerto Rico 14 November 2003
 New Zealand 20 November 2003
 Italy 21 November 2003
 Australia 27 November 2003
 Colombia 28 November 2003
 United Kingdom 28 November 2003
 Ireland 28 November 2003
 Portugal 28 November 2003
 France 3 December 2003
 Brazil 5 December 2003
 Singapore 5 December 2003
 Argentina 11 December 2003
 Germany 11 December 2003
 United Arab Emirates 12 December 2003
 Austria 12 December 2003
 Chile 12 December 2003
 Spain 12 December 2003
 Greece 12 December 2003
 Lebanon 12 December 2003
 Peru 12 December 2003
 Thailand 12 December 2003
 Taiwan 12 December 2003
 South Africa 12 December 2003
 Panama 17 December 2003
 Netherlands 18 December 2003
 Bolivia 19 December 2003
 Uruguay 19 December 2003
 Venezuela 19 December 2003
 Belgium 24 December 2003
Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico 24 December 2003
 Bahrain 31 December 2003
 Slovenia 13 February 2004
 Estonia 27 February 2004
 Czech Republic 4 March 2004
 Russia 18 March 2004
 Ukraine 19 March 2004
 Kuwait 23 March 2004
 Indonesia 2 April 2004
 Egypt 16 June 2004
 South Korea 15 December 2004