SAVING SANTA is absolute torture! I actually turned it off after 45 minutes. I couldn’t bear another second. There were better things I could be doing like scraping the dead skin off of my heels.
The incomprehensible plot of this animated fiasco revolves around villainous Nevil Baddington trying to steal the time globe on Santa’s sleigh for his mother’s delivery service. No, I’m not making this up.
Poop shoveling Bernard D. Elf, who longs to be an inventor at Santech, Santa’s headquarters, is out to stop him and save Christmas. Tim Conway from The Carol Burnett Show is a comic genius but an uninspired choice to voice Santa. The songs are forgettable, the animation mediocre, and not even Scrooge himself wants to watch Old Saint Nick being kidnapped and tied up using Christmas lights.
The only saving grace is listening to the accents of such English thespians as Tim Curry and Joan Collins. Nothing like a good British accent!
JEFF RATING: * out of ***** (Very bad)
PARENTAL WARNINGS: Small kids may get upset seeing Santa in peril; otherwise nothing to speak of.
SUGGESTED VIEWING AGE: No one should be subjected to this spectacle.