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Tim Allen returns in Santa Clauses trailer, his first major acting role for 15 years

Callum Jones

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Tim Allen returns in Santa Clauses trailer, his first major acting role for 15 years

Wanting that early Christmas fix? Well, Tim Allen is returning as Santa Claus in The Santa Clauses for Disney Plus.

Now 30 years a senior, Calvin is well in the groove of being Santa, but he faces fresh challenges in the Disney show, from saving the spirit of Christmas to choosing what toppings he wants on his hot chocolate.

Watch the trailer here:

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Allen has been a big name in the industry for many years but has seldom graced our screens, only voicing Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story 4 in recent years. But this will be his first major on-screen acting role in a some time.

And the 69-year-old is joined by some familiar faces, with Elizabeth Mitchell returning as Santa Claus' wife, Mrs Claus and Eric Lloyd, now all grown up, as Scott's son, Charlie Calvin.

David Krumholt will also makes an appearance as number one elf Bernard, having being absent from Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

The Christmas spirit is fading fast. Credit: Disney Plus/ YouTube
The Christmas spirit is fading fast. Credit: Disney Plus/ YouTube

The upcoming series will follow on from the original trilogy, as Santa Claus looks to retire from the role after nearly thirty years of dedicated service.

However, it is not all plain sailing for Calvin as he chooses the wrong successor, with the future of Christmas in danger.

The official synopsis reads: "Scott Calvin is back! After being Santa Claus for nearly thirty years, he’s as jolly as ever. But as Christmas declines in popularity, so does his Santa magic.

"Scott struggles to keep up with the demands of the job, as well as being there for his family. Upon discovering there is a way to retire from his post, Scott considers stepping down as Santa Claus and finding a worthy successor so that he can become a better father and husband."

The Santa Clauses is set to premiere on Disney Plus with its first two episodes on 16 November.

However, since appearing in the 2007 comedy Wild Hogs, Allen has rarely been seen on the big screen.

Tim Allen said he felt like 'time had stood still' while reprising Scott Calvin role. Credit: Disney Plus/ YouTube
Tim Allen said he felt like 'time had stood still' while reprising Scott Calvin role. Credit: Disney Plus/ YouTube

For one, some of Allen's films, such as Redbelt, were not deemed a commercial success, grossing less than $2.5 million with a $7 million budget.

Also, Allen's on-screen humour is supposedly very specific, which they claim is 'difficult to transition that kind of comedy to mainstream movies'.

However, despite that, the star is now making his grand return as Scott Calvin and he seems excited to be reprising the iconic role, as well as serving as the show's executive producer.

Talking to People, the actor said: "To be on set again with so many of the original cast (more to come eventually) was like seeing family again," he said.

"It's almost as if time had stood still other than my age. I look younger now in the Santa makeup than I do out of it."

Featured Image Credit: Disney Plus/ YouTube

Topics: TV and Film, Disney Plus

Callum Jones
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