Disney+ releases the first image for The Santa Clauses, the upcoming sequel series to the beloved Christmas franchise starring a returning Tim Allen.
Disney+ Gives First Look At Tim Allen Reprising His Role From Santa in the new limited series the santas† First released in 1994, Santa starred Allen as the somewhat grumpy toy salesman Scott Calvin, who accidentally drops Santa from his roof and is forced to take the job. Santa was a critical and box-office success, spawning two sequels in 2002 and 2006 that received more mixed reviews. Still, the entire trilogy — especially the first film — has become an annual Christmas tradition for many households.
Santa was Allen’s first starring role in a film and remains one of his most beloved roles. That’s why Disney announced earlier this year that Allen is returning to the Christmas franchise for a new Disney+ series. titled the santas, the show will follow Allen’s Scott as he searches for a suitable replacement to take over Santa’s job. He’s getting older and can’t be Santa Claus forever, and he wants his kids to experience life beyond the North Pole. the santas will also see the return of Elizabeth Mitchell, who played Mrs. Claus in the two sequels. Kal Penn will also board the franchise as the new character Simon Choksi.
utilities, Disney+ released the first image for the Santa limited sequel. The image, revealed on social media, highlights the cast of the santas, giving fans their first look at Allen back in character. Mitchell and Penn are next to him, as are Austin Kane and Elizabeth Allen-Dick – who is also Allen’s real-life daughter – as the Claus children. Also featured in the image are Rupaldi Redd (Grace, Simon’s daughter), Devin Bright (Santa’s right-hand man Noel), and Matilda Lawler (Betty, Santa’s chief of staff). look at the Santa Clauses image below.
While the release date of the santas is still unknown, it seems very likely that Disney+ is aiming to debut the series around the holiday season. The first image of the show documents the progress of the santas also, a hint that it is very far along in its production process (if not already completed). It gives fans something concrete to rave about and an early look at some of the characters’ interactions with each other. With Allen and Mitchell returning, the spirit and charm of the original Santa movies can be replicated, which is great news.
With the recent turn of Allen not reprising his role as Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s light year, it’s especially exciting that he’s working with Disney on this new series. Revisiting the Christmas classic years later is an interesting development in Santa franchise; it will be exciting to see how the characters have changed and grown in the years since audiences last saw them. A series like this, if all goes well, also opens the door for other holiday favorites to potentially continue their story as well. In other words, the future looks bright for anyone looking for some revelry later this year.
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