Monday, October 27, 2014
'Elf' to Return as Stop-Motion Special This Christmas.
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas will be a retelling of the original story in stop-motion form, incorporating elements both of the film and the recent Broadway musical it inspired. To many Americans, the art of stop-motion will always be intrinsically linked with the classic Rankin/ Bass Christmas specials, such as Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer. Favreau's original movie paid tribute to these much-loved programmes by including stop-motion sequences- so it's not actually Elf's first brush with animation.
The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons will take Will Ferrell's place as Buddy, and the cast also includes original Santa Ed Asner, as well as Mark Hamill and Kate Micucci. It'll air in the US on NBC on December 16th at 8pm. A UK broadcast has yet to be confirmed.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.