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  • [MUSIC PLAYING]

  • [COFFEE POURS]

  • What's up, everyone?

  • This is "Disney+ Deets," where we break down everything

  • you need to know about your favorite

  • Disney+ movies and series.

  • I'm Kenneth.

  • And I'm Marcellus.

  • And not to toot our own horns, but we're pretty

  • much the biggest Disney+ fans out there.

  • No, let's do it.

  • Toot-toot!

  • Beep-beep!

  • That's right.

  • Let's get into it.

  • Ho-ho-ho, Marcellus.

  • MARCELLUS: Happy Holidays, Kenneth.

  • KENNETH: Today we're taking a sleigh ride back to the '90s

  • for one of my favorite holiday movie

  • treats, "The Santa Clause."

  • MARCELLUS: First, a little background.

  • The original idea explored what Christmas

  • would look like if Santa Claus was permanently gone.

  • KENNETH: No Santa?

  • That sounds like a horror movie.

  • Thank goodness for Tim Allen.

  • This was his first feature-film debut.

  • MARCELLUS: That's right.

  • He and director John Pasquin had previously worked together

  • on the hit ABC show "Home Improvement,"

  • and then went on to make Disney's

  • "Jungle2Jungle" after "The Santa Clause,"

  • now streaming where, Kenneth?

  • KENNETH: Disney+, Marcellus.

  • MARCELLUS: Beautiful job.

  • [CHUCKLES]

  • KENNETH: Ooh, this kid can act.

  • MARCELLUS: Yeah.

  • KENNETH: Casting Charlie was one of the hardest

  • roles for the filmmakers.

  • They wanted someone who could really

  • showcase that sensitivity and childhood innocence.

  • They went to 13 different cities and held open casting

  • calls to find Eric Lloyd.

  • MARCELLUS: It was worth it, though.

  • He's so cute, and he really holds his own with Tim Allen.

  • KENNETH: Listen, Eric, if you are listening,

  • you should have got an Oscar, sir.

  • MARCELLUS: Oh, yes.

  • KENNETH: I enjoyed you.

  • I watched this movie over and over,

  • and I am now old enough to appreciate the nuances

  • of your performance. MARCELLUS: It was--

  • KENNETH: It was amazing.

  • MARCELLUS: --brilliant.

  • KENNETH: Ah!

  • He went into different layers, this boy.

  • MARCELLUS: And did you know Eric accidentally knocked out

  • his front teeth before they started filming

  • and had to wear fake ones for the movie?

  • KENNETH: Oh, I know what all he wants for Christmas is.

  • MARCELLUS: Oh, here we go.

  • So the Santa that we see fall off the roof

  • is played by Tim Allen's stunt double, Steve Lucescu.

  • KENNETH: Marcellus, why don't you ever be my stunt double?

  • MARCELLUS: Because, Ken, I just gotta be honest with you--

  • I don't want to.

  • [LAUGHS]

  • I'm just going to come out right now and say it.

  • KENNETH: Be honest.

  • MARCELLUS: I don't want to.

  • KENNETH: I appreciate you speaking your truth.

  • MARCELLUS: Can I just say I love Santa's business card?

  • [LAUGHS]

  • It's got some really nice design.

  • It's very nice.

  • KENNETH: I love this part where he's

  • delivering all the presents.

  • He's pulling a kayak out of the bag.

  • That's the magic of this Christmas bag.

  • No matter how big the item is, you just pull it out.

  • Oh, I know what I want to show to people--

  • and boom!

  • That look familiar?

  • MARCELLUS: Look, a hidden Mickey!

  • [UPBEAT HOLIDAY MUSIC]

  • I just love how they designed the North Pole in this movie.

  • KENNETH: Yes.

  • The director wanted to highlight how Santa Claus is

  • a combination of legends passed down from different countries

  • over centuries.

  • So he wanted the production design of the North Pole

  • to represent all cultures and races.

  • They took inspiration from Egyptian, Turkish, Gothic,

  • and Celtic influences to create the world of Santa's workshop.

  • I imagine that the workshop smells like cinnamon and sugar

  • cookies.

  • MARCELLUS: It probably does.

  • Oh, no, it has to have like a little apple smell,

  • so it's like apples and cinnamon.

  • KENNETH: Yes, like apple pie-- fresh-baked apple pie.

  • MARCELLUS: Yeah. KENNETH: That's what I imagine.

  • MARCELLUS: And some pine. You need pine.

  • KENNETH: Yes.

  • These are the hallmarks of the holidays.

  • Your house has to smell like apple pie,

  • pine, sugar cookies, all of it.

  • Mmm.

  • MARCELLUS: You see here, where he's putting on the tool belt?

  • That's an intentional nod to Tim Allen's role

  • in "Home Improvement."

  • [IMITATES TIM ALLEN GRUNT]

  • MARCELLUS: Ken, the elves are my favorites.

  • Did you know that the filmmakers ended up casting

  • 125 children to play elves?

  • The kids are ages 2 to 13 years old.

  • And the costume design team created

  • 125 unique looks with customized trims, hats, and shoes.

  • No two looks are alike.

  • KENNETH: Now that's what I call getting

  • into the holiday spirit.

  • MARCELLUS: Right?

  • KENNETH: He's back at work.

  • MARCELLUS: Look-- she's like, oh, my gosh.

  • KENNETH: She gave me that look like my mom,

  • when she'd give me the look when I would dress myself.

  • MARCELLUS: Yeah, like, "ooh."

  • [LAUGHS]

  • Peter Boyle, who plays Allen's boss in the movie,

  • actually appears in the second and third "Santa

  • Clause" movies, as Father Time.

  • KENNETH: Yes.

  • Love Peter Boyle.

  • Look at Santa Claus and the elves all getting

  • ready for the big night.

  • MARCELLUS: Oh, I love that.

  • You know, the director recalled that this dance

  • Tim Allen and the elves do is totally improvised

  • and done in one take.

  • Definitely makes me want to learn it.

  • KENNETH: Ooh, ooh, ooh!

  • Here comes another little hidden gem.

  • You see Santa number 6?

  • That is actually the film's director John Pasquin.

  • I love when directors make a cameo in their own movie.

  • MARCELLUS: Me too. It makes me smile.

  • KENNETH: Marcellus, now we have talked

  • before about actors dedicating so

  • much time in the makeup chair.

  • But this takes the cake.

  • To transform himself into Santa, Tim Allen

  • went through approximately five hours of makeup

  • in prosthetics-- not including the two hours to take it off.

  • MARCELLUS: Not only that, but filming took

  • place in the middle of summer.

  • They had to set a six-hour time limit on how long

  • he could be in the suit, because it was so hot.

  • KENNETH: Wow.

  • Marcellus, you know, you can't stand being hot.

  • I can't imagine you wearing all that in the summer heat.

  • You'd never guess it with all that fake snow.

  • MARCELLUS: This movie is magic, Ken.

  • Thanks for watching, everyone.

  • Take care of yourselves and the planet,

  • and have a happy holidays.

  • Thank you, Ken.

  • I hope you get some presents.

  • KENNETH: I'll get presents.

  • I'm going to ask Santa for a grill,

  • then that way you can bring some of your coal over.

  • MARCELLUS: Really, Ken?

  • KENNETH: Well, you ain't getting no gifts.

  • You've been naughty.

  • MARCELLUS: Anyway, Ken and Marcellus, signing off.

  • [UPBEAT HOLIDAY MUSIC]

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/27
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