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‘She ended up moving to the high ranks’: Tim Allen Defends Daughter Getting To Work in ‘The Santa Clauses’ as Fans Accuse Him of Nepotism

Tim Allen Defends Daughter Getting To Work in 'The Santa Clauses' as Fans Accuse Him of Nepotism

Disney revealed the trailer of The Santa Clauses at the 2022 D23 Expo. The trailer for the Disney+ miniseries gives a look at Tim Allen, who returns as Scott Calvin or Santa Claus in the series. The series will follow Scott Calvin looking ahead to his retirement from Santa Claus’ job and looking for a replacement. The trailer gives a few glimpses at Santa Clause interviewing former NFL superstar Payton Manning for the job. The trailer also shows Elizabeth Mitchell as Mrs. Claus and David Krumholtz as elf Bernard.

The Santa Clauses
The Santa Clauses

The series is a follow-up to The Santa Clause franchise, which started in 1994 with the release of The Santa Clause. The studio also released The Santa Clause 2 in 2002 and The Santa Clause 3 in 2006. The trailer of The Santa Clauses seems to be bringing back the emotional balance that made the first two movies so loving. 

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Tim Allen Reveals How His Daughter Got the Role in The Santa Clauses

While The Santa Clauses will have its original cast, it will also bring up some new faces to the show. One of these characters would be Scott Calvin’s daughter, Sandra. The first film introduced Scott’s son, Charlie.

A scene from The Santa Clauses trailer
A scene from The Santa Clauses trailer

Scott Calvin later gets married to Charlie’s principal, Carol Newman, and has another son with her by the end of the third movie. Sandra was born after the events of Santa Clause 3, making her the youngest in the family.

In the series, viewers will be introduced to Scott Calvin’s daughter Sandra, played by Elizabeth Allen-Dick. During his interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tim Allen talked about how his daughter landed the role in the series. 

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He said he was hoping for his daughter to have a small appearance as one of the elves at the North Pole. But the makers liked her performance and wanted her to read more of a part. 

The Santa Clauses to release on Disney+

“I said, ‘Whatever you want to do. I want nothing to do with it. I don’t want to pitch my daughter for a part in the [series],” he stated.

He claimed that the makers loved her performance and ended up casting her as Santa’s daughter. Tim Allen also claimed that her daughter must have landed the role due to her age, as she is playing a 13-year-old, and she is 13 years old.  

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Disney’s Miniseries The Santa Clauses is Coming on Disney+

The trailer of The Santa Clauses shows Scott Calvin preparing for his retirement. Listening to his decision to retire, elves at the toy factory start panicking. The trailer further shows Santa Clause interviewing people, who might be interested in the job. other than the trailer, the studio showed exclusive footage at the D23 Expo.  

The Santa Clause

The footage shows a conversation between Santa Clause and his wife Carol. In the scene, Santa goes through the naughty and nice lists. The scene also introduces new characters, Simon Choksi and his daughter Grace. The footage also shows Santa having a heart-to-heart with his children, Cal and Sandra. 

The series cast Tim Allen, Eric Lloyd, David Krumholtz, Wendy Crewson, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Judge Reinhold.

The Santa Clauses will release on November 16, 2022, on Disney+. All three Santa Clause films are also available on the streaming platform. 

 Source: Collider

Written by Laxmi Rajput

Laxmi Rajput is a writer at Fandomwire. She finished her Post Graduation in Broadcast Journalism and worked as a Business News writer for a year. But her interest in entertainment and pop culture compelled her to find a way towards Entertainment Journalism. She has worked across various fields and has 2 years of experience in content writing. She likes reading, music, movies, and traveling. She aspires to become a fiction writer in the future.