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Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ Is Now an Animated Movie

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Regardless of how you feel about Mariah Carey, I think we can all agree that when it comes to holiday music, “All I Want for Christmas is You” is a certified jam—and now, it’s an animated movie, too.

Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, has just unveiled a first look at All I Want for Christmas is You, which will be released direct-to-video and stream just in time for Christmas on November 14th. The film, inspired by the hit song of the same name, is narrated and executive produced by Mariah Carey and stars Henry Winkler, Lacey Chabert, Phil Morris, Laya Hayes, Keiko Agena, and Breanna Yde from Nickelodeon’s School of Rock series as “little Mariah.”

According to the film’s official press release, All I Want for Christmas Is You is a showcase of “beautifully realized CGI animation,” but it comes with the disclaimer that this is a product of Splash Entertainment, the production company behind Norm of the North and its planned direct-to-video sequels. So, no, the animation isn’t impressive to say the least—honestly, it’s barely passable, even for a direct-to-video release. I find this especially disappointing because I think this could have been something special. There have only been a handful of good animated holiday specials in recent years, so I was really hoping that this would be better than it appears to be from this trailer.

All I Want for Christmas Is You debuts on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital HD, and On Demand on November 14th, 2017. It isn’t currently available to pre-order for some reason, but I can’t imagine you’ll have any trouble tracking down a copy of the film once it’s out if you feel so inclined.

What do you think of the first look at All I Want for Christmas Is You? Is it all you want for Christmas? Is it your wish made true? Sound off like sleigh bells in the comments below!

Edited by: Kelly Conley

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About Angelo Thomas

Angelo Thomas is a screenwriter, aspiring filmmaker, and pop culture enthusiast. In addition to writing for Rotoscopers, he writes for The Royal Blog of Oz and guest hosts The Royal Podcast of Oz. Angelo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He is currently studying Film & Video in Columbus, Ohio at the Columbus College of Art & Design, where he has also worked as an assistant in Marketing & Communications. His favorite film of all time is The Wizard of Oz, which has influenced much of his personal and professional work. In terms of his love for animation, Tangled and Frozen aren't just great animated films in his opinion — they're some of the best films ever made. Angelo is always prepared to give and defend his opinions when it comes to film and animation, which he often does on social media. He can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr @imangelothomas.
  • Yellow

    The characters kind of look like the Bratz Kids toys.

  • Manuel Orozco

    Only reason I’ll watch is for Mariah Carey’s music! Even if she doesn’t hit the high notes like she used to anymore.

    • I don’t think it’s worth watching this just because of her music, but that’s just me.

      • Manuel Orozco

        Whatever you say

  • Phoenix Wright

    Ironic, I was listening to that song last night (along with some other Christmas songs), and it is a great song. However, this looks like its going to be pretty horrible even by typical Christmas movie standards. Not that I really expected much when it was announced

  • Well…at least this looks better then The Star.

    • Manuel Orozco

      I totally agree on it and looks slightly more genuine!

    • I agree. It’s like Sony Animation, as expected, put little to no effort in that movie.

  • Jeremiah

    Oh-oh. It’s from Splaaaash. I get it.

    • Manuel Orozco

      Splash?

      • Jeremiah

        Splash Entertainment. Creators of Norm of the North. (Best movie ever. Puts Citizen Cane to shame).

        • Manuel Orozco

          I didn’t see Norm of the North

          • Jeremiah

            Me neither. Word around town though is it’s the worst animated film ever in theaters.

          • Manuel Orozco

            Either way I’m still seeing this new movie.

          • Jeremiah

            Go for it.

          • Manuel Orozco

            With pleasure mi Amigo

        • That explains why the main character in this looks rather similar
          to the little girl in Norm of the North. (Yep, this will turn out great).

        • Yellow

          This made me laugh. xD

  • This looks like a generic, although sweet looking movie that only kids will enjoy.

  • It looks kinda cute? But yeah looks very generic but nothing that seems TOO bad so far I guess 🙂