Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You! the Animated Holiday Film Debuted on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital and On Demand This Past Tuesday (Review) #AllIWantMovie

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Thanks to all the wonderful holiday movies that are playing on television, and new movies arriving on DVD and Blu-ray each week, my family is getting in the holiday spirit and can't wait for December to arrive so that we can start doing things like grabbing cocoa and a warm blanket and driving around to check out Christmas lights in town, visiting the local churches for their holiday recitals and programs, and baking, and do fun Christmas arts and crafts.  There are also a handful of holiday movies coming soon to the theater after Thanksgiving, which we are counting down the days for.  As we wait for these movies, we have been enjoying some great new DVD releases including the new movie featuring Mariah Carey called "All I Want for Christmas is You."  Not only does Mariah Carey star in the movie as the lead character, but she also lends her voice to an original song (scroll down to see a clip of "Lil Snowman") which my girls and I fell in love with when we first heard it yesterday while watching this movie.

Yesterday, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" released to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital, and soon will be flying off the shelves, as this is a really cute movie that families will enjoy this holiday season, and for years to come.  Here is more about this movie, including the official trailer...

About this Movie:

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"Narrated and executive produced by Mariah Carey, the animated family film follows little Mariah as she chases her dream of having a puppy of her very own, making her ultimate wish for Christmas come true.

Joining Mariah Carey is an extraordinarily talented, dynamic and lovable voice cast including Breanna Yde (“School of Rock,” “The Haunted Hathaways”) as little Mariah; Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Royal Pains”) as Grandpa Bill; Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, “Party of Five”) as Mariah’s mother Penelope; and Phil Morris (“Smallville,” “Seinfeld”) as Mariah’s father Bud; along with Laya Hayes (“Doc McStuffins,” Sister Code) as Mariah’s friend Vicky and Keiko Agena (“Gilmore Girls,” Transformers: Dark of the Moon) as the pet adoption facilitator Emiko. 

When Little Mariah (Yde) sees a darling little puppy named “Princess” at the pet store, she suddenly knows exactly what she wants for Christmas. Before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle’s dog, Jack, a scraggly rascal; in fact, the worst dog in the county! Jack turns Mariah and her family’s perfect holiday preparations upside down in hilarious ways. It wasn’t exactly the Christmas she wished for…it was more than she ever wanted. Based on the iconic Christmas song and popular illustrated book of the same name, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You featuring Mariah’s music and narration will be a family favorite for years to come.

Showcasing stunning visuals in beautifully realized CGI animation, the film showcases the all-new original song Lil Snowman performed by Mariah Carey along with songs from Mariah Carey’s immense discography and features the iconic song All I Want for Christmas is You, along with two more of the pop queen’s holiday classics Miss You Most (At Christmas Time) and Christmas Time Is In The Air

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 and dominated at #1 on Billboard’s Holiday 100 for four consecutive weeks . Carey’s critically acclaimed picture book of the same name was published in 2015.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is executive produced by Mariah Carey and 
Stella Bulochnikov for Magic Carpet Productions (AChristmas Melody, “Mariah’s World”) in partnership with producer Mike Young and Splash Entertainment (“Kulipari,” “Norm of the North”). It is directed by Guy Vasilovich (Lego Star Wars) from a script by Temple Mathews (Return To NeverlandThe Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea)."

  • A Wish Come True: Making Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You – Stars, Mariah Carey and Breanna Yde discuss their roles in the film, their love for dogs, and their favorite things about Christmastime

My Thoughts:

Like  said, we received this movie yesterday to review, and the girls couldn't wait to see it, especially Savannah who loves anything dogs.  The story line is simply -- Mariah wants a dog for Christmas, but after asking Santa for years for a dog, he seems to always forget to bring her one.  She ends up falling in love with a cute dog named Princess at the pet shop and will do anything to get this puppy.  Her father said that if she can dog sit for her Uncle's dog, Jack, and that if all goes well, that she could get Princess.  But, Jack was not your average pup.  It turns out he was a stray and really wasn't Mariah's Uncle's dog.   She doesn't find this out until the end of them movie, after all the craziness that Jack brings.  

Mariah had no idea that taking care of a dog was so much work, and the manual she had didn't help her tame Jack's wild ways.  Thankfully, her grandmother was helpful especially when telling Maria Jack was teething and that is why he was eating and biting everyone, and that a bone would fix it.   But, wherever Mariah went with Jack or whenever Jack got loose, he always made a mess of things, and all Mariah kept hearing was how Jack was a bad dog.  Mariah had her heart set on Princess and the only way she would get her dream puppy was if she could successfully dog sit Jack.  So, she had to grin and bear it, even if she wanted to throw in the towel so many times.

Both of my girls really enjoyed this movie, and fell in love with Jack. They got all upset at the end when Jack ran off and no one could find him.  Mariah's family told her that she had to rush to the pet store if she wanted to adopt Princes.  They went, but in the back of her mind she kept thinking and worrying about Jack.  She had to decide if she wanted Princess as another little girl was also looking at the puppy.  But, Mariah's heart told her that Jack was her dog, and she quickly left the pet store and with the help of her friends went around town looking for Jack.  Jack was eventually found, and Mariah told the dog that she wanted him, and that he wasn't a bad dog like she and others kept telling me.  This movie ended with a happy ever after -- perfect for a wonderful family-friendly holiday movie.  My girls really enjoyed this movie and can't wait to watch it again.  I see this being a popular movie to watch at the holidays.  And, the songs included in the movie will have kids getting up to dance and sing.


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About Universal 1440 Entertainment, LLC:
The Universal 1440 Entertainment banner develops and produces live-action and animated non-theatrical productions directly for distribution inall media worldwide. Since its formation in 2005, the group has assembled an exceptional roster of animated family fare, including the Daytime Emmy®-winning Curious George television series for PBS Kids and Hulu; as well as the latest installment of the beloved The Land Before Time film series, The Land Before Time: Journey of the Brave. The group also has successfully built upon some of Universal’s highly celebrated live-action, comedy and drama franchises, Scorpion KingDeath RaceJarheadAmerican PieHoney and Bring It On. In addition to the all-new animated family film Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, projects currently readying for release include the latest in the terrifying suspense sagaCult of Chucky, the newest installment of the epic sci-fi adventure hit Tremors and the next chapter of the cherished cheerleading comedy Bring it On: Worldwide #Cheersmack.

Universal 1440 Entertainment is a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment ( Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Mariah Carey:

Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/song­writer/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few – with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah's ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large.  She made her entry into the world of independent film with her landmark performance in "WiseGirls" starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, Mariah was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels' "Precious." Mariah went on to appear in Daniels' stellar ensemble piece "The Butler" (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children's charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.  Mariah is represented by Manager Stella Bulochnikov, Darrell Miller at Fox Rothschild, UTA and Nicole Perna, Brett Ruttenberg at Imprint PR.

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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