The Santa Clause 2

  • Directors: Michael Lembeck
  • Producers: Robert F Newmyer, Brian Reilly, Jeffrey Silver
  • Writers: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick, Don Rhymer, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, John J Strauss
  • Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz, Eric Lloyd, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Spencer Breslin, Liliana Mumy, Danielle Woodman

Eight years have gone by since Scott Calvin first took up the Santa suit, and became subject to The Santa Clause. Now Santa is at the top of his game at the North Pole and could not be happier, at least until Bernard and Curtis, the Keeper of the Handbook of Christmas break the news; there is another clause-the “Mrs. Clause”.

Santa/Scott is now pressed to get married before the next Christmas Eve, or the clause will be broken and Christmas will die away. At the same time, Abby the Elf delivers news that is more distressing; Santa’s own son Charlie is on the naughty list. Scott must return to his home to search for a wife and set things right with Charlie. He even brings this up when visited by the Council of Legendary Figures consisting of Mother Nature, Father Time, Cupid, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman.

To cover for Santa’s prolonged absence, Curtis helps Santa create a life-size toy replica of Santa. However, this larger-than-life legalist cannot find any grace or slack in his plastic heart for minor infractions by children the world over, having followed the Handbook too strictly. Toy Santa takes control of the North Pole with a duplicated army of life-size toy soldiers. He thinks that everyone is naughty, and he plans to give the entire world lumps of coal.

Curtis flies in to deliver the dreadful news about the Evil Toy Santa’s coal binge. However, Scott has used up the last of his magic wooing Carol and Comet has eaten too many chocolate bars. With a little help from the Tooth Fairy, Santa and Curtis return to the North Pole. Toy Santa wastes no time in subduing Scott, but Charlie and a now-believing Carol spring him free by summoning the Tooth Fairy to fly them there. Scott goes after the Toy Santa, who has already left with the sleigh, riding Chet, a reindeer-in-training, and they both crash back into the village. With an army of elves, Bernard, Scott, Carol and Charlie lead a snowball war to overthrow the toy soldiers. Toy Santa is reduced to his normal six-inch height, Carol marries Scott in a ceremony presided over by Mother Nature herself, Scott transforms back to Santa, and Christmas proceeds as it always has. In addition, Charlie and Scott reveal the truth to Lucy, Charlie’s younger half-sister (the daughter of Laura and Neil) about Scott being Santa Claus so she is now in on the secret.

Crazy on the Outside

  • Directors: Tim Allen
  • Producers: Richard Baker, Jeffrey Silver, Brian Reilly
  • Writers: John Peaslee, Judd Pillot
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Ray Liotta, Kelsey Grammer, Karle Warren

Crazy on the Outside centers on a fresh out of jail parolee (Tim Allen) who finds out that life outside his prison cell is much more complicated than he was expecting, especially when he starts spending time with his eccentric sister (Sigourney Weaver) and all the crazy people in and around her life.[1]

Toy Story 3

  • Directors: Lee Unkrich
  • Producers: Darla K Anderson, Executive Producer, John Lasseter
  • Writers: Screenplay, Michael Arndt, Treatment, John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, John Ratzenberger, Wallace Shawn, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Ned Beatty, Michael Keaton, Jodi Benson, Blake Clark, Timothy Dalton, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, Bonnie Hunt, Jeff Garlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Kristen Schaal

Andy is departing for college, and his toys, including Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz and (Tim Allen), are going to be put in the attic. Before they can be put in the attic, they are accidentally thrown away and are picked up by the garbage men. The toys find themselves at a local day-care center, where they must try to survive the playful but careless pre-school children. Woody attempts to save his friends and find themselves a new home, but matters are further complicated when Buzz is damaged during an escape attempt. The toys try to reset Buzz, but end up causing him to revert to a Spanish version of his delusions of being a space ranger, much to Jessie’s delight and the other toys’ discomfort.[2][3]

The Santa Clause

  • Directors: John Pasquin
  • Producers: Robert Newmyer, Brian Reilly, Jeffrey Silver
  • Writers: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick
  • Genres: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, Wendy Crewson, Judge Reinhold, David Krumholtz, Peter Boyle

Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) is a divorced father with an insolent son, Charlie (Eric Lloyd). On Christmas Eve, when Charlie is spending the night, they are awakened by a noise on the roof. Going outside to investigate, Scott can see someone on the roof. He yells at the trespasser, which causes the man to fall to the ground. The incapacitated trespasser appears to be Santa Claus. He magically disappears, but his suit remains. They find a business card in a pocket stating that if something should happen to him, someone should put on the suit, climb into the sleigh and the reindeer will take it from there. They find a sleigh and eight reindeer perched atop the house. Scott puts on the Santa suit to please his son, and begins delivering toys from rooftop to rooftop.

Their final stop is the North Pole. The head elf, Bernard (David Krumholtz), shows him an inscription on the card which says that, upon the death of the previous occupant, whoever wears the suit assumes the identity of Santa Claus and all the responsibilities that go with it. This is the “Santa Clause,” as stated by Bernard: “You put on the suit, you’re the big guy.” He also gives Charlie a snow globe.[1]

Charlie helps Scott and the elves perfect a new sled and communication devices. He calls occasionally, but this only reinforces Laura and Neil’s belief that he is being held against his will. Eventually, Scott, as Santa Claus, goes on with his Christmas Eve trip, but is arrested while delivering presents to his son’s home, and is accused of kidnapping Charlie. A team of rescue-elves, the ELFS, free Scott from jail, and fly Scott and Charlie home to his mother and stepfather, to whom Scott/Santa gives the presents they always wanted since childhood but never got: Laura gets a vintage Mystery Date game and Neil gets an Oscar Mayer “Wienie Whistle”. (It was because of Neil’s not getting the Wienie Whistle that he became convinced Santa didn’t exist.) Laura, realizing finally that Scott really is the new Santa, tosses the custody papers into the fireplace and welcomes Scott to come see Charlie any time he wants. Bernard tells Charlie that the snow globe is magic. Anytime he wants his father to visit, all he has to do is shake it. After ten minutes, he shakes it and Scott comes back, says he was off to Cleveland, and takes Charlie with him.

Wild Hogs

  • Directors: Walt Becker
  • Producers: Kristin Burr, Todd Lieberman, Brian Robbins, Amy Sayres, Sharla Sumpter, Michael Tollin
  • Writers: Brad Copeland, Robert Popper
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Actors: Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, William H Macy, Ray Liotta, Marisa Tomei

Doug Madsen (Tim Allen), Woody Stevens (John Travolta), Bobby Davis (Martin Lawrence) and Dudley Frank (William H. Macy) are four middle-aged suburban men in Cincinnati who find themselves frustrated with the pace of daily life. Woody is a formerly rich businessman who suddenly finds himself alone and broke. Doug is a dentist who can’t connect with his son, and he misses his college glory days when he was called “The Golden Knight.” Bobby is a plumber who is henpecked by his wife and daughters while trying to follow his dream of writing a plumbing how-to book. Dudley is a computer geek who seeks to find a woman in his life. Their one collective hobby had always been to ride together on motorcycles around the city, though after college that happened less and less often.

When Woody finds out that his marriage is ending in divorce and that he’s bankrupt, he suggests they embark on a cross-country road trip west on their bikes to seek adventure. After some hesitation from the other three, the four agree to the trip and set off on their Harley-Davidsons.

The road trip is filled with humorous moments, such as sleeping close together scantily dressed and being found by an obviously gay policeman (John C. McGinley) who tells them they can be charged with lewd and lascivious behavior, but it turns out that he is only teasing: he is actually jealous. Later, when the four go to a small lake, a family on a picnic joins them in the water only to realize the four men are naked. The policeman appears again; he also undresses and joins the four men, who quickly leave.

The closing credits include excerpts from a faux episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition where the Del Fuegos are given a brand new bar. Jack can barely restrain his emotions as he views it.

Toy Story 2

  • Directors: John Lasseter, Co Director, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon
  • Producers: Karen Robert Jackson, Helene Plotkin, Executive Producer, Sarah McArthur
  • Writers: Story, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Ash Brannon, Andrew Stanton, Screenplay, Andrew Stanton, Rita Hsiao, Doug Chamberlain, Chris Webb, Story Supervisor, Dan Jeup, Joe Ranft
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Wayne Knight

Set a year after Toy Story (1995), Andy accidentally tears Woody’s arm while playing with him before leaving for cowboy camp (an annual trip he makes with Woody), leaving Woody on the shelf. Woody starts to have nightmares of becoming a disused toy, but wakes to find that Wheezy, a penguin toy that lost its squeaker, is being taken by Andy’s mother to be sold at a yard sale. Woody rescues Wheezy with the help of Andy’s dog Buster (who was mentioned at the end of the previous film as a puppy), but he is accidentally left behind at the yard sale and subsequently stolen by toy store owner Al McWhiggin. Buzz Lightyear and the other toys watch in horror, and Buzz sets up a rescue party with Mr. Potato Head, Rex, Slinky Dog and Hamm to bring Woody back.

Woody is brought to Al’s apartment, where he discovers that he is a toy created from Woody’s Roundup, a popular children’s television show from the 1950s. By acquiring him, Al now has a complete collection of the show’s merchandise, which he plans to sell to a toy museum in Japan. Woody meets the toy versions of the show’s co-stars: his sidekick Jessie, his horse Bullseye, and an old prospector named Stinky Pete formerly known as ‘The Prospector’ (who is still in his original box). These three are excited to be going to Japan. But knowing that he is Andy’s toy, Woody has doubts and tries to escape the apartment but without success. Later, Al brings over a toy repairman, who restores Woody’s arm and gives him a fresh paint job, which Woody appreciates. He slowly warms up to the idea of going to Japan, particularly after learning that Jessie was once the favorite toy of a little girl named Emily who gave her away after growing up and he realises that, if he returns to Andy, he will eventually be thrown away when he grows up, whereas if he goes to Japan, he will be remembered and treasured forever.

The toys happily return home and soon learn that, due to Al’s failure to sell the merchandise collection, his business and his mood have both declined sharply. When Andy comes home from camp, he is excited to see the new additions to his own collection, Jessie and Bullseye, believing that his mom got them for him while he was away. He repairs Woody’s arm and marks both of the others with his name, making them feel appreciated again. Buzz shows signs of attraction to Jessie after she performs a similar stunt that Buzz did in the 1st movie (his wings inadvertently extend in astonishment). Woody and Buzz now accept the fact that Andy will eventually grow up, but even after he does, they will still be there for each other. As the movie ends, a now-fixed Wheezy sings “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

Toy Story

  • Directors: John Lasseter, Supervising Technical Director, William Reeves
  • Producers: Bonnie Arnold, Ralph Guggenheim, Executive Producer, Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs
  • Writers: Story, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Joe Ranft, Screenplay, Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen amp Alec Sokolow
  • Genres: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Annie Potts, John Morris, Erik von Detten

Old-fashioned cowboy doll Woody is coordinating a reconnaissance mission around his owner Andy’s birthday party in the days before Andy’s family move to their new house. To Woody’s dismay, Andy receives a new action figure in the form of space ranger Buzz Lightyear, whose impressive features soon see Buzz replacing Woody as Andy’s favorite toy. Woody, the former de facto leader of Andy’s toys, is disappointed and resentful at his replacement. Meanwhile, Buzz does not understand that he is a toy, and believes himself to be an actual space ranger, seeing Woody as an interference in his ‘mission’.

Later, Woody wants to replace Buzz on a family outing. He intends to trap Buzz in a gap behind Andy’s desk, but the plan goes disastrously wrong and Buzz is knocked out the window. The other toys accuse Woody of attempting to murder Buzz out of jealousy, but are unable to punish him before Andy leaves the house with Woody for an outing at the space-themed Pizza Planet restaurant. Buzz sees Andy getting into his mother’s car with Woody and manages to climb aboard, and while Woody ponders how he can return to Andy’s room alone, Buzz confronts Woody while Andy’s mother refuels the car. The two end up fighting and accidentally land outside the car, which drives off and leaves the two stranded.

Climbing onto the removalist’s van, they attract the attention of Scud. Buzz sacrifices himself to save Woody by tackling the dog. Woody attempts to rescue Buzz with Andy’s radio-controlled car. The other toys in the moving van mistakenly believe Woody is attempting to get rid of another toy, and toss Woody onto the road with Buzz. With the toy car’s batteries depleted, Woody then realizes that he can ignite Buzz’s rocket, and all three toys make their way back to Andy safely, but not before the other toys realize their error. At Christmas, a reconciled Buzz and Woody stage another reconnaissance mission to prepare for the new toy arrivals. Both are surprised to see Andy’s biggest gift—a puppy.