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‘Elf’ Movie to Get Stop-Motion Special with Jim Parsons

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Who doesn’t love a good stop-motion Christmas special? Well it looks like the trend is continuing as the incredibly popular 2003 Christmas movie, Elfwill now get an stop-motion animated spinoff special with Jim Parsons voicing Buddy the Elf. (Will Ferrell starred as Buddy in the 2003 version.)

According to a press release, Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas is:

“A retelling of Buddy’s delightfully absurd yet heartwarming story and blends the look and feel of the stop-motion animated Christmas specials of the past with the sharp sensibility of the modern-day classic holiday film. Santa narrates the story of Buddy’s travels to New York City to meet the father he never knew he had. Along the way his unrelenting cheer transforms the lives of everyone he meets and opens his father’s eyes to the magic of Christmas.”

The special will include several songs, including: “Happy All the Time,” “A Christmas Song,” and “Nobody Cares About Santa Claus.”

Several other actors will be in the special, including: Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Fred Armisen, Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Gilbert Gottfried, Kate Micucci, Rachael MacFarlane, Max Charles and Steve Higgins.

Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas will be aired Tuesday, December 16 at 8 pm Eastern/Pacific on NBC.

Who is as excited as Buddy is for this new stop-motion Christmas special?

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About Alissa Roy

Alissa is a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, studying Media Arts & Technology. Her hometown is in the Middle-of-Nowhere, NY, where winter is approximately 6 months of the year. She is extremely nerdy, and loves all things animated, literary, or Harry Potter related. Her older sister spawned her love of animation by dragging her downstairs at 2 a.m. every morning and making her watch various films until their parents took them back to bed. Some of her all-time favorite films include Mulan, The LEGO Movie, Up, Tangled, and The Lion King. She also collects old Peanuts comic strips, and spends her free time reading, writing for the Rotoscopers, and working a variety of jobs. You can follow Alissa on Instagram and Twitter: @ThisAlissa. See her work here.
  • Blake Taylor

    Wow! This sounds great. Totally unexpected but I’m looking forward to it.

  • james rath

    So is it a spin-off or a remake? Either way, I’ll be looking forward to it.

    • Alissa Roy

      It’s a spin-off! 🙂

      • Not Without

        It is actually based on the musical which was in turn based on the movie Elf. The Original Broadway Score is available on Spotify if anyone wants to hear the songs.

        I’m so surprised this is the first we are hearing of it.

  • I seriously cannot wait! I love watching this movie during Christmas since its one of the rare funny Christmas movies that actually made it to a classic

  • Ella

    YESSSSS OMG I am at play practice rn and I just told my friends and we r freaking out!!! I love Elf!! Totally watching this

    • Ella

      (Excuse the chatspeak btw I had to type it fast as we were on in like one minute.)

  • AnimatedMadness

    I dunno, Jim Parsons singing?

    Lol Just kidding! You’d have to be a total Scrooge to not like Elf! It’s a classic! Plus, it’s great that stop-motion is getting more attention these days!

  • Matt G

    They lost me at Jim Parsons but brought me back with ‘stop-motion.’

    I’ll watch it, I guess.