Who else but Mariah Carey can have us talking about Christmas in March? The singer’s iconic 1994 song “All I Want For Christmas” is coming to the big screen, with production already underway, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The timeless hit is being made into an animated film, starring School of Rock’s Breanna Yde, as the voice of young Mariah, who just wants a puppy for Christmas.
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.
To prove to her family she can be a responsible pet owner, Breanna’s character takes care of Jack, a rowdy mutt that turns their lives upside down.
Announcing the project on Twitter, Mariah said: “I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families.”
I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of my favorite Christmas song to new generations of families with my upcoming new animated movie, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You. You’re the first to hear about this exciting news! Don’t forget to follow @AllIWantMovie for more updates. #AllIWantMovie
The film will be produced and narrated by the pop diva herself, and will also feature the voices of Henry Winkler and Lacey Chabert.
“It is packed with family fun, holiday spirit, poignant moments and of course, Mariah Carey,” according to Universal Entertainment.
The animation is set to be released later this year.