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Elf is a 2003 comedy film directed by Jon Favreau, written by David Berenbaum and starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, and Zooey Deschanel. It was released in the United States on November 7, 2003 and grossed over $220,400,000 worldwide.
A baby crawls into Santa Claus' (Ed Asner) sack while he is delivering toys to an orphanage one Christmas Eve. Santa unwittingly takes the baby back to the North Pole, where Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) volunteers to raise him. The baby is named William, but they call him Buddy (Will Ferrell) because of him wearing 'Little Buddy Diapers'. Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities force Papa Elf to tell him the truth. The old elf reveals that Buddy was born to Walter Hobbs (James Caan) and Susan Wells and given up for adoption, and that Walter never knew that Buddy was born. He explains how Susan later died, and that Walter now works at a children's book company in New York City. Santa tells Buddy that Walter is on "the naughty list"; nevertheless, Buddy sets out for New York to find his father.
Upon arriving in New York, Buddy displays his ignorance in several ways, as he crosses the street...