All Universal Pictures Home Entertainment wants for Christmas is Mariah Carey.
The singer’s hit holiday song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is the basis for a new CGI animated movie.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that production is underway on Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You, directed by Guy Vasilovich from a script by Temple Mathews. Carey narrates the film, which features a voice cast including Henry Winkler, Lacey Chabert, Breanna Yde, Phil Morris, Laya Hayes and Keiko Agena. It is executive produced by Carey and Stella Bulochnikov for Magic Carpet Productions, in partnership with producer Mike Young and Splash Entertainment, and will be released this holiday season by Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
The film sees Yde voicing a young Mariah who sees a darling puppy named Princess at the pet store and suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. But she must prove that she can pet-sit Jack, a scraggly rascal of a dog who turns Mariah and her family’s holiday preparations upside down. The movie’s plot expands on that of Carey’s 2015 children’s book of the same name, which has sold over 750,000 copies.
“I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families,” said Carey in a statement.