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18 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Movie "Elf"

Elf IS 10 YEARS OLD TODAY! Let's celebrate with some fun facts! YEAH!

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4. Does the costume Buddy wears look familiar? That's because it's heavily inspired by the ones the elves wear in the claymation classic Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.

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The Christmas classic was a big influence on Elf, especially the claymation scenes.

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8. Will Ferrell's reactions in this scene are totally genuine. Director Jon Favreau used a remote control to manually pop the jack-in-the-boxes in order to surprise Will Ferrell.

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15. The infamous "throne of lies" scene had to be shot in one take, as the set was too extensive to rebuild for another shot.

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All facts via IMDB and the film's commentary.

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