It was only the matter of time before another classic Christmas Jingle becomes a feature movie. In 1994 Mariah Carey‘s ‘All I Want For Christmas‘unveiled her seasonal classic and 22 years on, you can find the on every compilation or play in department stores. Now in 2017, it will return next Christmas but not just in song form, as a CGI animated feature!.
Today Universal 1440 Entertainment announced the feature is now in production, with the target of Christmas 2017 as the release date for straight to DVD release.
Universal described the release as “a fun, and heartwarming holiday story brought to life in beautifully realised CGI animation. Based on one of the best-selling and most beloved Christmas songs of all time and the children’s book it inspired, the film which features Mariah Carey’s iconic song All I Want for Christmas is You”
Check out the Synopsis…
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?
One of the top-selling female musical artists in history, Mariah Carey also narrates and produces the film, which shares one of her most treasured holiday wishes. “I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families,” said the global superstar.
Originally released in 1994, the single “All I Want for Christmas is You” has sold more than 14 million copies. In 2016, more than two decades later, it was the year’s most streamed holiday single. Carey’s critically acclaimed picture book of the same name, published in 2015, has already sold over 750,000 copies.
“Like the song itself, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is destined to become an enduring family holiday classic,” said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment “family fun, holiday spirit, poignant moments – and of course, Mariah Carey!”Powered by Sidelines