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‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Animated Film in Production

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In a press release, Universal has announced that production has begun on an animated film adaptation of the popular Mariah Carey song, All I Want for Christmas Is You. The 1994 song became a classic heard during the holidays and even inspired a book of the same name published in 2015. Now the song will try its hand at the animated film medium with Mariah Carey as producer and narrator of the film.

According to the press release, the plot is as follows:

When young Mariah (voiced by Breanna Yde) sees a darling little puppy named Princess at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. But before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can pet-sit Jack, a scraggly rascal of a dog; in fact, the worst dog in the county! Naughty Jack turns Mariah and her family’s Christmas preparations upside down in hilarious ways. Will Jack dash Mariah’s hopes for her dream puppy? Or will Christmas reveal how love works in surprising and mysterious ways?

Stella Bulochinikov (A Christmas Melody) and Mike Young (Norm of the North) will produce the film alongside Mariah Carey. Guy Vasilovich (Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out) will direct the film based on a script by Temple Mathews (The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea, Return to Neverland, 101 Dalmatians 2: Patch’s London Adventure). Other members of the voice cast include Henry Winkler, Lacey Chabert, Phil Morris, Laya Hayes, and Keiko Agena. The film is set to be released on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD, and on demand during the 2017 holiday season.

What do you think about this film? Are you interested in seeing it? Are there any other songs you would like to see adapted as animated films? Let us know in the comments below!

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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About Mark Brown

Mark is currently a university student in his early 20s pursuing a degree in computer science. He grew up watching many of the films from the Disney Renaissance, which further fueled his passion for animated films (as well as for Disney itself). And as a result of that, his favorite animated film of all time is Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
  • Manuel Orozco

    All I Want For Christmas is one of my favorite holiday songs! Seems rather interesting Mariah would want to tackle this nearly 25 years after the song was first heard on the airwaves.

    • Jeremiah

      It is a great song.

      • Manuel Orozco

        One song I cannot go through the holiday season without

    • It’s simple. Mariah must need money. Why else would she wait 25 years 2 do this?

      • Manuel Orozco

        Who knows but I don’t blame that she needs money to keep her fame alive. She used to have great of a voice and the song proves it.

      • Jeremiah

        Well the song’s been around awhile and it still plays at Christmas, that means you’ll still have an audience when the movie rolls around. Anyhoo, yet another barf worthy entry into the swirling whirlpool of mediocrity cashing in on the popularity of cutesy animation. Yay.

    • Let me know if you like the movie. I enjoy the song, but I probably won’t watch this.

      • Manuel Orozco

        I will but it probably won’t be something super awesome but simply entertaining.

  • I spy with my two little eyes…a Norm of the North credit? Please don’t let that be foreshadowing.

  • April fools? … Oh never mind it’s not quite April yet.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Trust me, I wasn’t fooled

  • Fadi Antwan

    Kill me now.

  • Jeremiah
  • Produced by the guy who did Norm of the North and written by the guy who wrote Direct-
    to-DVD Disney films. Yeah, this’ll be fantastic. So good that Illumination is not involved. /s

    • Manuel Orozco

      I wasn’t a big fan of the old direct to video Disney movies to be quite honest. But I will possibly see this nonetheless.

  • Jeremiah

    A great Christmas song is getting a movie? Cool! *reads article* EWWWWWWWWWW.

    • I felt the same way. It’s unusual for a song to become a movie. The only example
      I can think of is Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer. This smells like a cash-
      grab. Now if Universal hired good people, it could work. But with these people, no.

  • This is “Coming Holiday 2017”. Is saying “Coming Christmas 2017” now controversial?

    • Sometimes Christmas movies come out around Thanksgiving. The holiday season in general.

  • I’m just relieved it’s a dog movie and not a romance like I expected from the title. Not really a fan of the song but that picture she’s sitting with in the video looks cute.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I was given the first impression of being a romance too

  • I think the plot to this is pretty good, in fact this reminds me of when they made a special for the Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer! This might be interesting to see how it all comes together…

  • Trev

    Okay cool, but will Mariah actually sing the song, or will she tell one of the puppies to “just walk me down”?