Universal and John Putch Reunite on 'Beethoven' Sequel

Straight-to-DVD 'Beethoven' holiday movie to shoot in Manitoba through February.

TORONTO – Universal and John Putch are reuniting to shoot the feature Beethoven Saves Christmas in Manitoba.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment, which worked with Putch on America Pie: Book of Love direct-to-DVD film, is set to shoot the Beethoven holiday film from Feb. 15 to March 4 in Stonewall, Manitoba, ahead of a DVD release.

Local Winnipeg indie producer Original Pictures is helping stick-handle the local shoot, with Jeff Freilich producing. No word on casting.