Stan Cruge is the main antagonist in Santa Buddies. He is a manipulative dogcatcher who hates Christmas.
He was portrayed by Christopher Lloyd, who also played Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Merlock in Disney's DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, and Rasputin in Don Bluth's Anastasia.
Before Santa Buddies
When he was a child, he always wanted a puppy for Christmas, but his mother was allergic to dogs and never got one, which made Cruge dislike Christmas and became a dog catcher.
During Santa Buddies
At the beginning, he catches Tiny with his net and took her to the shelter. A man asked to adopt Tiny, but Cruge needed/wanted $300 for her rather than giving away free puppies for Christmas. Throughout some of the film, he attempted to catch Puppy Paws, not knowing that he belonged to Santa Paws. When he eventually captured Puppy Paws, the Buddies came to the rescue. After Paws was saved, the other dogs dogpiled and licked him. When he relocked up the dogs, Eddy the Elf dog reminded Cruge about why he disliked Christmas and to let Christmas Spirit come into his heart. On Christmas Eve, he had a change of heart and delivered Tiny at a house to give her a new family.
On Christmas Day, he was seen singing "Silent Night" with everyone else in Fernfield.