Elf (movie)

2003 American comedy film starring Will Ferrell directed by Jon Favreau

Elf is an American 2003 Christmas comedy movie, directed by Jon Favreau. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, and Ed Asner with Leon Redbone. Ferrell plays a human named Buddy who is raised by elves in the North Pole. He lives the way the elves do and helps in Santa's workshop. He travels to New York City to find his father. He is used to how elves live, which is very different from how humans live, with New York being a perfectly opposite way of living compared to the North Pole.

The movie was released to positive reviews on November 7, 2003 by Warner Bros. The film inspired the 2010 Broadway musical Elf: The Musical and NBC's 2014 stop-motion animated television special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas.

Release datesEdit

Country Premiere
  Canada 7 November 2003
  United States 7 November 2003
  Iceland 14 November 2003
  Puerto Rico 14 November 2003
  New Zealand 20 November 2003
  Italy 21 November 2003
  Australia 27 November 2003
  Colombia 28 November 2003
  United Kingdom 28 November 2003
  Ireland 28 November 2003
  Portugal 28 November 2003
  France 3 December 2003
  Brazil 5 December 2003
  Singapore 5 December 2003
  Argentina 11 December 2003
  Germany 11 December 2003
  United Arab Emirates 12 December 2003
  Austria 12 December 2003
  Chile 12 December 2003
  Spain 12 December 2003
  Greece 12 December 2003
  Lebanon 12 December 2003
  Peru 12 December 2003
  Thailand 12 December 2003
  Taiwan 12 December 2003
  South Africa 12 December 2003
  Panama 17 December 2003
  Netherlands 18 December 2003
  Bolivia 19 December 2003
  Uruguay 19 December 2003
  Venezuela 19 December 2003
  Belgium 24 December 2003
  Mexico 24 December 2003
  Bahrain 31 December 2003
  Slovenia 13 February 2004
  Estonia 27 February 2004
  Czech Republic 4 March 2004
  Russia 18 March 2004
  Ukraine 19 March 2004
  Kuwait 23 March 2004
  Indonesia 2 April 2004
  Egypt 16 June 2004
  South Korea 15 December 2004