Father Christmas is getting ready to call it a career in the first Disney+ trailer Santa Claus.
Scenes from the upcoming limited series based on Santa Claus The movie franchise dropped Saturday at Disney’s D23 event in Anaheim, California. Ahead of the project’s premiere on November 16, audiences encountered Tim Allen’s character Scott Calvin, better known as Santa Claus, who had turned 65 and decided to find a replacement for him. in his most important work when he concentrates on enjoying himself. some downtime.
“For the good of Christmas, for the good of my family, I, Santa Claus, have decided to retire,” Allen tells the elves in the trailer. After seeing their devastating reaction, Allen quipped, “We have a grief counselor, don’t we?”
The footage shows Allen interviewing potential replacements, including Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. When he learned that he had taken part in an interview to become Santa, Manning mentioned his old rival Tom Brady by exclaiming, “Yes! Cant wait to rub this into Brady’s face. “
Allen attended D23 to introduce the trailer for the show, which is a sequel to the series that debuted in 1994 with the original. Santa Clause and last on the big screen with 2006 Santa Clause 3: Escape clause. “Skipped first teaser for new series about Santa at a big event in Anaheim near Disney,” Allen tweeted. “Stand up on stage and surprise the crowd with it.”
Among the actors appearing in the clip is David Krumholtz as Bernard, Santa’s main elf. Krumholtz, who has previously spoken out about his absence from the third film, took to Instagram to celebrate the return of the franchise by posting a still photo of himself with the caption, “Remember me? “
The cast includes Elizabeth Mitchell, Kal Penn and Eric Lloyd. Allen executive produces, along with hosts Jack Burditt, Kevin Hench, Richard Baker and Rick Messina.
Santa Claus premieres November 16 on Disney+. The trailer is below.