PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.
Two weeks before the end of shooting, Director of Photography Emmanuel Lubezki had to leave due to work commitments for The New World (2005). Robert Yeoman was brought in for a shot in the last half of the third act (The Wide Window). Yeoman was given a special thanks in the credits.
I'm sorry to say that this is not the movie you will be watching. The movie you are about to see is extremely unpleasant. If you wish to see a film about a happy little elf, I'm sure there is still plenty of seating in theatre number two. However, ...
When Poe is about to leave after dropping the kids off at Olaf's, Olaf asks if he wants to stay for a glass of port while gesturing his arm down. When it cuts his arm is up by Poe's chest.
The final song in the end credits is "The Littlest Elf" theme song. When both the credits and song are finished, the elf's laugh is heard right before the closing Paramount logo appears on screen.
$1,575,442 (Australia) (17 December 2004)
$118,627,117 (USA) (24 April 2005)