So Kris Kringle started off towards the North to train under the tutorledge of an ancient clan of ninja elves to return one day to defend the world from the evil of Lord Krampus... That just came out of nowhere, though this is giving me strong Rise of the Guardian vibes. Awesome job on the mountains and the lighting.
yeah, I was thinking about a serious Santa movie idea for years, but then Rise of the Guardians comes along and now everyone will be using that as the originator of such ideas when that is clearly not the case.
Lord Krampus is Santa's ALLY, PANDA OF RED VIOLETS! Also, niiiice. Ninja elfs. I'd see that.
Panda of Red Violets. I like that. Like Son of Coul.
There has been "serious Santas" in fiction before, like I think there was a book where Santa is a gladiator who becomes Santa Claus after he saves Jesus as a baby. And then there's Santa Claus: The Movie where's he basically superhero Santa.
But still, I like Rise of the Guardians North. He has Yetis and a Russian accent to boot.