Tim Allen will once again fill Santa’s boots. Disney+ has ordered a new limited series based on
film franchise and Allen will reprise his role as Scott Calvin, a divorced father who eventually transforms into a beloved resident of the North Pole.
It is not yet known if other actors of the trio of Santa Claus movies – like Eric Lloyd, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, David Krumholtz, Spencer Breslin or Martin Short – will participate to some extent. Filming is expected to begin in the spring, presumably for a release around Christmas.
In the new series, Calvin (Allen) will soon be 65 and he realizes he can’t be St. Nick forever. He also has a family – including two adult children – who could benefit from a life in the ordinary world. With plenty of elves, children, and family to satisfy, Calvin sets out to find a suitable replacement while preparing his family for a new adventure south of the pole.
TIM ALLEN WILL RESUME HIS FAN-FAVORITE ROLE IN ‘SANTA CLAUS’, A LIMITED SERIES FOR DISNEY+
BURBANK, Calif. (January 14, 2022) – Disney legend Tim Allen will produce “The Santa Clause” (working title), a Disney+ Original limited series in which he reprises the beloved role of Scott Calvin from Walt Disney Pictures blockbuster the franchise. Production is set to begin in Los Angeles in March. Jack Burditt (“30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” “Frasier,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) serves as executive producer and showrunner and Kevin Hench (“Last Man Standing”), Richard Baker and Rick Messina will also serve as producers. executives.
The Disney Branded Television series is a production of 20th Television.
Allen won a People’s Choice Award for his portrayal of Scott Calvin, Santa’s proxy, with an expanding waistline, rosy cheeks and snow-white mustaches in the 1994 movie “The Santa Clause.” He then played the role in two sequels, two hugely popular films, 2002’s “The Santa Clause 2” and 2006’s “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”.
In the Disney+ series, Scott Calvin is about to celebrate his 65th birthday and realizes he can’t be Santa Claus forever. He begins to lose a step in his duties as Santa Claus and, more importantly, he has a family that could benefit from a life in the normal world, especially his two children who grew up at the pole. With plenty 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.
Allen, whose popularity skyrocketed as the star of the ABC series “Home Improvement,” won numerous awards for his role as Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, including a Golden Globe in 1994 and the People’s Choice Award. for eight consecutive years. from 1992-1999. Allen also starred for nine seasons on the hit series “Last Man Standing.”
In 1995, the multi-talented actor lent his voice to Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s first computer-animated film, “Toy Story.” He reprized the iconic role as the cocky yet lovable space action character in two sequels, 1999’s “Toy Story 2” and 2010’s “Toy Story 3”. He also appeared as a character in a number of “Toy Story” shorts, including “Hawaiian Vacation”, “Small Fry”, and “Partysaurus Rex”.
He reunited with the creative team of “The Santa Clause” to create Disney’s “Jungle 2 Jungle,” and also starred in the 2006 remake of a Disney classic, “The Shaggy Dog.”
Allen also lent his own voice as the narrator of the 2012 Disneynature documentary, “Chimpanzee” and starred in the 2007 Touchstone comedy “Wild Hogs” along with the 1999 film “Galaxy Quest.”
In 1994, Disney’s Hyperion Publishing released its first book, Don’t Stand Too Close to a Naked Man. It topped the New York Times bestseller list and led to a second book, also published by Hyperion, I’m Not Really Here.
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About Disney Branded Television
Disney Branded Television encompasses the creative storytellers and production and content marketing teams responsible for Disney-branded television series, movies, and other programs spanning live-action, animated, and unscripted formats. The group powers the Disney+ streaming platform and the Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior linear networks with content for kids, tweens, teens and families, with stories that are imaginative, ambitious and reflective of their world and their experiences. Recent projects include “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series”, “Monsters at Work”, “The Mysterious Benedict Society”, and “Marvel’s Spidey and his Amazing Friends”. Disney Branded Television has created some of the most iconic and award-winning properties and franchises, including Peabody Award winners “Doc McStuffins” and “The Owl House”; Emmy winners “Big City Greens” and “Elena of Avalor”; the beloved “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts as well as the Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM) franchise, consisting of more than 100 titles.
About 20th Television:
One of Disney’s television studios, 20th Television is a prolific provider of entertainment programming, including Hulu’s most-watched comedy ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING by Dan Fogelman, John Hoffman and Steve Martin and its acclaimed drama DOPESICK review by Danny Strong and starring Michael Keaton; ABC’s new hit comedy THE WONDER YEARS from Saladin Patterson and Fred Savage; IMPEACHMENT: AMERICAN CRIME STORY by Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson and Sarah Burgess; NBC’s best series, THIS IS US, by Dan Fogelman; Fox’s No. 1 drama, 9-1-1 and its spinoff 9-1-1: LONE STAR by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Tim Minear; FX’s #1 series AMERICAN HORROR STORY by Ryan Murphy, plus dozens more. 20th TV shows have amassed a collective of 1,867 Emmy nominations and 214 Emmy wins, as well as multiple Golden Globes, Humanitas Prizes, and Peabody Awards. The studio’s landmark series from its 70-year library includes classics such as BATMAN, MODERN FAMILY, M*A*S*H, GLEE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, BONES, EMPIRE, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, 24, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, NEW GIRL and THE X-FILES.
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