HomeTV and MoviesThe Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons fronts epic Elf reboot with a musical twist – here’s how to watch it
The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons fronts epic Elf reboot with a musical twist – here’s how to watch it
TWO of the best telly treats have combined for an epic festive feast as The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons and Elf's Buddy Hobbs join forces.
In a little-known Christmas fact, the Sheldon Cooper actor took on the voice character role of the human elf – played by Will Ferrell in the original Elf movie – for spin-off Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas.
The hour-long fun-filled flick is based on both the 2003 film and the subsequent Broadway musical.
It is in cartoon form – a contrast to the original film – yet is just as adorable as Jim's red-head Buddy sets out on adventure to discover his real father.
After learning of his identity, he heads to New York City to track him down.
Armed with his cute band of friends, ever-enthusiastic Buddy is set to bring Christmas spirit and festive tunes to life in the animated Big Apple.
Father Christmas, again played by Ed Asner, narrates the story, which also features Star Wars actor Mark Hamill play Buddy's father, Walter Hobbs.
Sing-a-long tracks include Happy All the Time, A Christmas Song, and Nobody Cares About Santa Claus – all of which feature on the Broadway show.
Those telly fans eager for an Elf update 17 years after the original may well find this ticks the box courtesy of The Big Bang Theory star.
The movie is currently available on both Sky Cinema and NOW TV – just in time for the festive season starting.
Meanwhile the original movie is also available to watch right now on Amazon Prime, who added the title to its festive streaming collection.
The DVD and Blu-ray are available to buy via independent sellers on Amazon, or it can be rented for £3.49 from iTunes.
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