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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.