Dec. 23, 2022

#72 - "Santa Claus: The Movie" (1985) with Laramy Wells from "Moving Panels" Podcast

#72 -

It seems strange at first that the producers of the Superman movies would move on to an epic about Santa Claus. But in a way it makes sense. Both Superman and Santa are legendary superheroes, able to cure our pains through magical intervention. Both of them can fly through the air. Both have large supporting casts: Superman has Lois Lane, Jimmy Olson and Perry White, while Santa has Mrs. Claus, the elves and, of course, Dasher, Donner and Blitzen. This 80’s Flick brought us the origin story we never knew we wanted and children of the 80’s (and early 90’s for that matter) saw the Jolly Old Elf come to life on the big screen for the very first time. So sit down with a warm up of cocoa by the fireplace under the glow of the Christmas trees lights as Tim Williams and guest co-host Laramy Wells from "Moving Panels" Podcast discuss “Santa Claus: The Movie” from 1985 on this episode of the 80’s Flick Flashback Podcast!

Here are some additional behind the scenes trivia we were unable to cover in this episode:

  • In a 2019 interview John Lithgow said, "It's just one of the tackiest movies I've ever been in. It seemed cheesy and it certainly never stuck ... except in England. It is huge over there. I wish I had a nickel for every Englishman who's told me [it's their favorite film]. In England, that's half of what I'm known for."


Wikipedia, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Box Office Mojo

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