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, Elf, will 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.