EN - A magic crystal makes it possible for Santa to multiply his efforts to distribute presents to children. But Santa's evil twin brother Basil hatches a diabolical plan: he will steal the crystal and gain control over children's minds. Thanks to the courage of young Yotan, the crystal – and Christmas - is saved.

NL - Dankzij z’n magische kristal kan de Kerstman elk jaar op 25 december eindeloos dupliceren en geluk (en cadeautjes) brengen bij alle kinderen. Dit jaar broedt Basil, de doortrapte broer en assistent van de Kerstman, echter op een duivels plan: hij wil het magische kristal stelen en het gebruiken om de macht te verwerven over alle kinderen. Na vele avonturen en dankzij de moed van de dakloze weesjongen Yotan, krijgt de Kerstman het magische kristal net op tijd terug in zijn bezit. Als beloning wordt Yotan hoofdassistent van de Kerstman.

FR - Un cristal magique permet à Père Noël de multiplier ses efforts pour distribuer les cadeaux aux enfants. Mais son méchant frère Basil a un plan diabolique. Il veut voler le cristal et contrôler l’esprit des enfants. Grâce au courage d’un petit garçon humain, Yotan, le cristal et noël est sain et sauf.


Title Santa's Magic Crystal
Original title Santa's Magic Crystal
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Animation
Year 2011


Cast Kyle Christensen, Clarissa Humm, Lisa Kent, Gerald Owens, David Dreisin, CF Fam, Michael Mena, Mathew Wetcher, Joe Carey
Editing GRID
Music Menno Van Riet
Co-director Mark Mertens

Technical specs

Running time film 74'
Release format Hard Disk
Aspect ratio 1:1.85
Sound format Sonicville
Colour Colour
Available in 2D, 3D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), The Finnish Film Foundation, The Nordic Film- & TV Fund, Ministry of Education - Finland, City of Rovaniemi - Finland, Aktia Bank - Finland, Finnvera - Finland, TV4 Nelonen - Finland, MEDIA – A Programme of the European Union
Production partners Epidem ZOT, Aranéo Belgium

New Flanders pair to meet industry at Cartoon Movie

Two concepts for animated features from Flanders, Jan Bultheel's Cafard and Sancta Media's ZOOks, will be presented at this year's Cartoon Movie (7-9 March) in Lyon, France. Flemish production companies are also involved in three international co-productions. With a total of five projects in Lyon, the Flemish animation industry is very much putting its talent on display this year.

International Hareport stillJan Bultheel's Cafard is a historical drama set during World War I about the true and improbable odyssey around the world of the first Belgian armoured vehicles division. Sancta Media is working with Editions Dupuis and Flemish broadcaster VRT to start production on ZOOks, a transmedia adventure film developed using the rotoscope technique. At the heart of ZOOks is the story of a wilful young girl who braves a forbidden forest to find her missing mother.

Published on Monday 13 February 2012

Santa makes Magic in Lyon

Antti Haikala's 3D animated family adventure Santa's Magic Crystal is to receive a special presentation at this week's Cartoon Movie in Lyon. Set for a December 2011 theatrical roll-out, the feature is a collaboration between studios in Finland and Belgium. TF1 International recently acquired world rights.

Santa's Magic Crystal
In the film, Santa's evil twin brother Basil develops a diabolical plan: to steal the magic crystal that allows Santa to distribute presents to children and bring happiness to families all over the world. Currently in post-production, the €5.7 million project will hit the big screens for Christmas.

Published on Thursday 3 March 2011

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Director Antti Haikala
Producers Mark Mertens, Eric Wirix, Jan Theys
Writers Bob Swain, Thomas Wipf, Alessandro Liggieri, Dan Wicksman, Nuria Wicksman, Kurt Weldon

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