History Film / Elf

9th Jan '18 9:40:30 AM Cintari
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* ChekovsGun: In the musical, Walter brushes off Buddy by having him work with his secretary and the office shredder, with her telling him that 'It makes snow'. In the second half of the musical, Buddy uses Walter's [[spoiler:fake]] manuscript to 'make snow', [[spoiler: meaning he didn't spend thousands of dollars on what Mr Greenway later casually drops that he's already turned down as fake.]]

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: In the musical, Walter brushes off Buddy by having him work with his secretary and the office shredder, with her telling him that 'It makes snow'. In the second half of the musical, Buddy uses Walter's [[spoiler:fake]] manuscript to 'make snow', [[spoiler: meaning he didn't spend thousands of dollars on what Mr Greenway later casually drops that he's already turned down as fake.]]
8th Jan '18 7:37:08 AM dartblaze
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never see the nun from Buddy's orphanage again after Santa accidentally kidnaps him, nor do there seem to be any ramifications for a child vanishing in the middle of the night.
26th Dec '17 11:35:26 AM SpideyTerry
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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Buddy reconnects with his father, becomes a successful writer, and starts a family with Jovie. Walter redeems himself and starts his own publishing business.


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* ParentalNeglect: Walter is so focused on work that he neglects Michael. Emily points this out as the movie goes on, and Michael eventually calls him on it after Buddy runs away.
* ParentalSubstitute: Papa Elf volunteered to raise Buddy and loves him like a son.


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* ThrowTheDogABone: After Walter denounces him, Buddy feels like he doesn't fit in anywhere. Then the sleigh crashes in Central Park, but Buddy doesn't feel he'll be of any help. Santa calls Buddy a true elf and says there isn't anyone but him that he'd want to work on his sleigh.
25th Dec '17 7:48:58 PM SymBionicFan
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** And also voiced the other Arctic creatures like the puffin, polar bear, and seal.

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** And also voiced the other Arctic creatures like the puffin, polar bear, and seal.walrus.
24th Dec '17 4:12:40 PM DaFlabbagasta
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Buddy is supposedly a normal human...albeit one who's immune to cold, can operate on forty minutes of sleep a night, is still healthy after thirty years of eating nothing but sugar (with perfect teeth!) and can create and launch snowballs at inhuman speeds.
24th Dec '17 4:09:17 PM dartblaze
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* AmbiguouslyHuman: Buddy is supposedly a normal human...albeit one who's immune to cold, can operate on forty minutes of sleep a night, is still healthy after thirty years of eating nothing but sugar (with perfect teeth!) and can create and launch snowballs at inhuman speeds.
23rd Dec '17 10:46:08 AM Gouken20xx
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** In the movie Mr. Greenway and Miles Finch don't appear much, but in the musical (in which they're combined into one character) [[spoiler:Mr. Greenway comes back in the final act as the BigBad]].

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** In the movie Mr. Greenway and Miles Finch don't appear much, but in the musical (in which they're combined into one character) [[spoiler:Mr. Greenway comes back in the final act as the BigBad]].BigBad, and also reveals Buddy shredded a completely fake manuscript earlier]].


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** Changed in the musical to "The World's Best Hotdog", with Jovie giving the putdown.


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* ChekovsGun: In the musical, Walter brushes off Buddy by having him work with his secretary and the office shredder, with her telling him that 'It makes snow'. In the second half of the musical, Buddy uses Walter's [[spoiler:fake]] manuscript to 'make snow', [[spoiler: meaning he didn't spend thousands of dollars on what Mr Greenway later casually drops that he's already turned down as fake.]]


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** In the musical, it uses the generic "Christmas Song", in both cases, due to licensing issues.
22nd Dec '17 10:55:39 AM Eshbaalauthr
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* GoshDangitToHeck: Elves swear this way, if phrases like "cotton-headed ninnymuggins" is anything to go by. Or at least, it's this trope from a human perspective. The elves still seem to find it very offensive.
21st Dec '17 7:22:32 PM PStriderFan
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* NiceGuy: Buddy. He's an overall good natured man and speaks politely with his childlike innocence to everyone around him.
19th Dec '17 9:37:22 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* MediumBlending: When Buddy leaves the North Pole, he meets pastiches of stop-motion Christmas characters as we transition to the real world.

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* MediumBlending: When Buddy leaves the North Pole, he meets pastiches of stop-motion Christmas characters as we transition to the real world.world, most likely as a [[ShoutOut homage]] to the iconic animated Christmas films of Creator/RankinBassProductions.
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