Elf is a 2003 American Christmas fantasy comedy film, directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum.
Buddy and Jovie, now married, bring their newborn daughter Susie to visit Papa Elf.
On Christmas Eve, a baby boy crawls into Santa Claus's sack at an orphanage and is unwittingly transported back to the North Pole.
When discovered at the workshop, the elves name him "Buddy" because he is wearing "Little Buddy Diapers", and he is adopted by Papa Elf.
It received positive reviews from critics and grossed 0 million worldwide on a million budget.
It inspired the 2010 Broadway musical Elf: The Musical and NBC's 2014 stop-motion animated television special Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas.