The children’s book inspired by Mariah Carey’s 1994 hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is being adapted into a direct-to-video animation.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment announced Tuesday that five-time Grammy Award-winner Carey will narrate “Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You,” directed by Guy Vasilovich (2012’s Cartoon Network TV-movie “Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out”). It is scheduled for release on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand this holiday season.
As in the book, young Mariah (voiced by Breanna Yde, from the Nickelodeon series “School Rock”) wants a puppy for Christmas. But first she must prove she’s responsible by pet-sitting a rambunctious mutt named Jack. Henry Winkler, Lacey Chabert, Phil Morris, Laya Hayes and Keiko Agena also provide voices.
The song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” has sold more than 14 million copies.