“Elf” Brings Xmas Cheer 16 Years Later: E! News Rewind
Buddy the Elf has an early Christmas present for movie fans.
During the livestream, Will and Zooey recreated their famous duet of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” In addition, special guests like John Lithgow, Wanda Sykes and Busy Phillips participated by taking on various roles and characters.
“Thank you to everyone who joined the #ElfforGeorgia livestream!” Zooey shared on Instagram after the event. “So excited we were able to reach our goal of over $400k! Loved reuniting with the cast and all our very special guests.”
For those who missed out on the livestream, you can still watch online by making a donation. And warning, viewers may just learn some new secrets about the beloved holiday film that was released all the way back in 2003.
While many have hoped for an Elf sequel, actor James Caan recently shed some light on why it hasn’t been made just yet.
“We were gonna do it,” he told radio show The Fan in Cleveland back in September. “And I thought, ‘Oh my God, I finally have a franchise movie. I can make some money, let my kids do what the hell they want to do.'”
James went on to say, “The director [Jon Favreau] and Will didn’t get along very well. Will wanted to do it and he didn’t want the director and he had it in his contract.