'The Santa Clause 3' Gets New Director

Disney has signed director Michael Lembeck for The Santa Clause 3, according to Variety.

Tim Allen will is going to return, and will start shooting in November for a Christmas 2006 release.

In Santa Clause 3 Santa, aka Scott Calvin, struggles to keep his new family happy while battling Jack Frost, who is trying to take over Christmas.

The Santa Clause franchise has been a big moneymaker for Disney. The initial installment raked in $145 million in the U.S. and the 2002 sequel nabbed $139 million domestic.

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