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Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie!

By Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Animated holiday musical has some slapstick violence.

Movie NR 2023 86 minutes
 Urkel Saves Santa movie poster: a boy in glasses sits in a Santa chair while smiling, an annoyed looking mall Santa and elf stand behind him.

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Steve urkel is,back . Yeah

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Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! is an over-the-top musical comedy that brings back the beloved character Steve Urkel in animated form. Urkel, now the head of Urkel Industries, faces a festive challenge when the Twin Ferns Mall experiences a downturn in holiday cheer. The story unfolds as Urkel, armed with his inventive skills, tries to help Santa, portrayed as a Department Store Santa (Larry Owens), but of course good intentions lead to chaos, punctuated by his famous catchphrase, "Did I do that?"

The film cleverly comments on contemporary society by introducing an altruistic app that turns holiday joy into a misguided game. While the animated feature offers entertainment, some laughs, and even some catchy R&B songs, it takes a while to get there, and some audience members might check out before the fun even begins. Despite this, Jaleel White's effort to recapture Urkel's magic adds a nostalgic touch for Family Matters fans and provides a lighthearted holiday treat for kids.

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