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The Complete Credits:

The Mortals Behind the Magic

When Santa Claus: The Movie premiered on November 27th, 1985, many Salkind fans were extremely surprised not to see an incredibly impressive main title sequence, as had been the case with Superman, Superman II, Superman III and Supergirl. For probably the only time in the Salkind filmography, all the production credits were withheld until the end of the film, mostly to accommodate the presentation of Sheena Easton's delightful ballad, Christmas All Over the World.

Even so, those who stayed with the film were rewarded properly with the full credit list; and these are the names of the Mortals whose combined talents were acknowledged before the whole world:

Directed by JEANNOT SZWARC
An ALEXANDER & ILYA SALKIND Production
Produced by ILYA SALKIND and PIERRE SPENGLER
Story by DAVID & LESLIE NEWMAN
Screenplay by DAVID NEWMAN
DAVID HUDDLESTON as Claus
JOHN LITHGOW as B.Z.
BURGESS MEREDITH as the Ancient One
JUDY CORNWELL as Anya
JEFFREY KRAMER as Dr. Eric Towzer
Introducing CHRISTIAN FITZPATRICK as Joe
and CARRIE KEI HEIM as Cornelia
and Starring DUDLEY MOORE as Patch
Associate Producer ROBERT SIMMONDS
Music by HENRY MANCINI
Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra, London
Song Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSSE:
Every Christmas Eve/Santa's Theme (Giving)
Making Toys (March and Dance)
It's Christmas Again (Love Theme)
Patch, Natch!
Thank You, Santa!
Production Designer ANTHONY PRATT
Photographed by ARTHUR IBBETSON, B.S.C.
Flying & 2nd Unit Director DAVID LANE
Director of Visual & Miniature Effects DEREK MEDDINGS, B.S.C.
Edited by PETER HOLLYWOOD
Production Executive PAULINE COUTELENQ
Costume Designer BOB RINGWOOD
Casting by LYNN STALMASTER & ASSOCIATES
Optical Visual Effects Supervisor ROY FIELD, B.S.C.
Supervising Production Accountant JOHN TREHY
1st Assistant Director DEREK CRACKNELL
SHEENA EASTON Sings Christmas All Over the World
Produced by KEITH OLSEN for the Pogologo Corporation
Words & Music by BILL HOUSE and JOHN HOBBS
and
KAJA Performs Shouldn't Do That
Produced by KEN SCOTT
Lyrics by NICK BEGGS
Music by NICK BEGGS, STUART CROXFORD, NEAL ASKEW and STEVE ASKEW
Published by Infinite Music and Intersong Communications USA
Sheena Easton and Kaja appear courtesy EMI Records Limited

Optical Effects by OPTICAL FILM EFFECTS LTD.
with
Martin Body, Peter Chiang, Dick Dimbleby,
Doug Ferris, Peter Harman, Denis Bartlett

Special Effects by THE EFFECTS ASSOCIATES LIMITED
Martin Gutteridge, Graham Longhurst, Ted Grumbt, Bill Stoyle, Bob Harman

Animal Services Provided by ANIMAL ACTORS OF HOLLYWOOD
David MacMillan, Supervisor
with
Gary Brewer, Christy Miele, Don Reynolds,
Fess Reynolds, Helena Walsh, Maria Carter

Every Christmas Eve Sung by ALED JONES

Patch, Natch! Performed by THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS

Making Toys (March and Dance), It's Christmas Again (Love Theme) and Thank You, Santa!
Performed by THE AMBROSIAN CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Lyrics by LESLIE BRICUSSE, Music by HENRY MANCINI
Choirs Arranged & Conducted by JOHN McCARTHY

Electrical Supervisors JOHN MAY, JACK THETFORD, FRED WEBSTER

Construction Supervisor DAVID EDWARDS
with
Dennis Pack, Jack Wild, John Kilpatrick,
Barry Saunders, Don Taylor, Paul Clogg,
Graham Pearce, Ron Fallon, Les Silk,
Paul Mills, Fred Newbery, Peter Beard

Dressing Supervisor WALLY HILL

Original Soundtrack Album Available on EMI America Records and XDR Audiocassettes,
Manufactured & Marketed by Capitol Records, Division of Capitol Industries/Thorn EMI USA, Inc.

Soundtrack Album Consultants BURT BERMAN and BOB BUZIAK

Novelization and Storybooks Available from THE PUTNAM PUBLISHING GROUP
through its BERKLEY BOOKS and GROSSET & DUNLAP Divisions

Comic Book Adaptation Published by MARVEL COMICS

This story, all names, characters and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious.
No identification with actual persons, places, buildings or products is intended or should be inferred.

This Motion Picture photoplay is protected pursuant to the provisions of the copyright and other laws
of the United States of America and all other countries throughout the world.
Any unauthorized exhibition, distribution or reproduction of this film
or videotape or any part thereof (including soundtrack)
is an infringement of the relevant copyright and will subject the infringer
to severe civil and criminal penalties.

The animals used in this film were in no way mistreated,
and all sequences in which they appeared were filmed under strict supervision
with the utmost concern for their handling.

This Motion Picture, Story and Screenplay:
(c) Copyright 1985 by St. Michael Finance Leasing Limited, Robert Fleming Leasing Limited,
GGC Leasing Limited, Lunar Finance Limited and Snowglen Securities Limited ---
Members of the Trustee Savings Bank Group, PLC.
SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE and ELFMADE
and Title, Logos, Property, Characters,
Likenesses, Original Music Compositions
and Other Related Elements Owned by
and TMs and (c) Copyright 1985 by Calash Corporation, N.V.
All rights reserved.

APPROVED BY MPAA CODE CERTIFICATE NO. 27556

DOLBY STEREO IN SELECTED THEATRES

Special thanks to
FRANS J. AFMAN, Senior Vice President/Entertainment
and our friends at CREDIT LYONNAIS BANK NEDERLAND N.V.

Financial Advisors STATEN BANK, N.V.

International Distribution Consultant OMAR KACZMARCZYK

PROCESSED BY RANK FILM LABORATORIES

Promotional Consultants SPRINGGREENE MARKETING ASSOCIATES, INC., New York City

Cameras & Anamorphic Lenses by JOE DUNTON CAMERAS LTD.

Costumes made by BERMANS & NATHANS LTD.

Aerial Sequences Photographed Using the GYROSPHERE Camera System ---
RON GOODMAN, Camera Operator; MARC WOLFF, Helicopter Pilot

Auditing by NYMAN LIBSON PAUL & CO.

The Producers also wish to thank:
McDONALD'S CORPORATION
SYLVANIA DIVISION, NORTH AMERICAN PHILIPS CONSUMER ELECTRONICS GROUP
for supplying the video equipment
PUMA USA, INC.
for assisting with the Basketball Sequence
and designing Joe's sneakers
CONSOLIDATED BRANDS, INC.
for developing the Puce Pop
THE TIME INC. MAGAZINE COMPANY
for permission to use the Time Magazine title, property, logos & format
THE PEOPLE AND OFFICIALS OF GREENLAND
and THE STAFF OF GREENLANDAIR
for their goodwill and assistance during the filming of the Arctic Sequences
and
THE REINDEER COMPANY LIMITED, AVIEMORE (SCOTLAND)
for their cooperation.

An ALEXANDER SALKIND Presentation

Made by SANTA CLAUS PRODUCTIONS LIMITED
in Association with CANTHARUS PRODUCTIONS, N.V.
at THE RANK ORGANISATION'S PINEWOOD STUDIOS,
Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England

DISTRIBUTED BY TRISTAR PICTURES
A Sony Company

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