Fred Claus Filming Locations
Fred Claus Filming Locations

Fred Claus Filming Locations: Fred Claus is a 2007 American Christmas comedy film which is directed by David Dobkin and written by Dan Fogelman. Fred Clausa’s story is given by Dan Fogelman and Jessie Nelson, and star casts like Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Miranda Richardson, John Michael Higgins, Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bates, and Kevin Spacey. 

Fred Claus earned $97 million globally against a production budget of $100 million. The movie was first announced in October 2005 with Mike Mitchell and was released in the US on November 9, 2007, by Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie is based on the poem named A legend of Santa and his brother Fred written by Donald Henkel.

Fred Claus Filming Locations: Where was Fred Claus filmed?

Film NameFred Claus
Filming LocationsPinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 410 N Michigan Avenue in Chicago, United States.
Filming DatesOctober 2nd, 2006-February 6th, 2007.
Release Date9 November 2007
Fred Claus Filming Locations: Where was Fred Claus filmed?

Fred Claus Filming Locations

Fred Claus was shooted in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. The film started filming on October 2, 2006 and wrapped on February 6, 2007. 

Below here are some of the particular details about the shooting locations of this movie. Let’s have a look at the complete list of all the locations Fred Claus was filmed.

Buckinghamshire, England

Fred Claus Filming Locations: Where was Fred Claus filmed?
Fred Claus Filming Locations: Where was Fred Claus filmed?

Santa’s workshop at the North Pole was set at Pinewood Studios. The location of the studio is Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. It has more than 8 acres of movie studios and at least 20 stages. The studio property once used to be the Heatherden Hall estate and the main mansion and the gardens of the estate are also required for shooting.

Pinewood Studios has clasp up large-scale productions which include Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Mamma Mia. For filming the scenes with the elves more than 30 actors who were brief were employed for the movie and were sophisticatedly duplicated to fill out the shots.

Chicago, Illinois

Fred Claus Filming Locations: Where was Fred Claus filmed?
Fred Claus Filming Locations: Where was Fred Claus filmed?

A remarkable portion of the movie was shot in different parts of Chicago. The city of Chicago located on the shores of Lake Michigan, with to be a favorite location for shooting since it offers an interesting range of architecturally magnificent buildings. Some of its identifiable and noticeable landmarks are Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, Grant Park, the Willis Tower, and the Navy Pier.

Various scenes were shooted in and around Michigan Avenue which includes the scene where Fred is being run after by all the Santas, another scene where Fred is trying to get away from the carolers, and also a sequence where he appears to be a bell ringer to con people. The mall sequence where Fred beats up the Santa Clauses is the Water Tower Place on 835 North Michigan Avenue with Magnificent Mile

Some residential properties served as filming locations as well. One such place is 6788 North Jean Avenue, while 358 West Dickens Avenue stands in for Wanda’s apartment building. Other places required for filming include Hubbard Street, Monroe Street, and areas around Clark Street, Franklin Avenue, Francisco Avenue, and Logan Boulevard. (External Link: IMDB)

Release Date

The movie was released on DVD on November 25, 2008, and was released in the United States on November 9, 2007, by Warner Bros. Pictures. 

The movie is based on the poem named A legend of Santa and his brother Fred which was written by Donald Henkel.

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