Making Of...
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Santa Claus: The Movie Behind The Scenes

Santa Claus: The Movie Picture
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1985 Family movie starring David Huddleston, John Lithgow, Dudley Moore et al.
Contributed by: Mak Wilson, Puppeteer Of Donner
The puppet reindeer head weighed 10lbs!
Contributed by: Bellina
The real action flying sequences were shot against a giant front projection screen which took 4 weeks to shoot. The screen, created by Zoran Perisik, was the same technique used by him for the Superman movies.
Contributed by: Bellina
Dudley Moore had a baby grand piano installed in his dressing room, which he played whenever he wasn't on set.
Contributed by: Katie Fraser
All the toys in the workshop were hand made for the movie and when the movie was finished they donated all the toys to a local children's hospital.
Contributed by: Katie Fraser
When they were filming the scene in which Santa and his wife are in the sleigh at the start and the blizzard happens David Huddleston had to tell the special effects team to stop the blizzard from being too fast as they couldnt see what they doing, and it got into their eyes and say their lines. You can see this in the making of the film feature on the DVD.
Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
Alternate Versions
Sometimes, there will be several versions of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may release a special cut of the movie.
Santa Claus: The Movie