The holidays are right around the corner and there is so much to look forward to – from picking out the best Christmas tree, to making your holiday wish-lists, and of course, tuning in to Nickelodeon’s highly-anticipated, animated movie, “Albert.” Nickelodeon is getting us all in the holiday spirit with its original movie, “Albert,” which focuses on a Douglas fir tree that has big dreams of being the greatest Christmas tree there is. “Albert” is set to premiere on Nickelodeon on December 9th at 7:00 PM ET / PT.
“Albert” has an all-star, spectacular cast voicing the roles of characters in the movie. The cast includes Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), who is voicing the role of “Albert,” Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock) and Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street). Other cast-members include Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live), Breanna Yde (School of Rock), John DiMaggio (Adventure Time), and Mary Pat Gleason (Mom).
Let’s learn a little more about this outstanding, holiday movie that will bring extra Christmas cheer to all viewers. “Albert is the story of a tiny Douglas fir tree named Albert who has big dreams of becoming Empire City’s most famous Christmas tree. When the search for this year’s tree is announced, Albert believes he has found his calling and hits the road with his two best friends, Maisie (Zamata), the persistently positive palm tree, and Gene (Friedlander) the abrasive and blisteringly honest weed, to fulfill his destiny. With a few prickly situations along the way, and Cactus Pete (Riggle) out to stop him, Albert learns the true meaning of Christmas. The hour-long TV movie will also feature two original songs, “The Best Thing That Can Happen to Christmas” and “Christmasiest Christmas,” performed by the voice cast.” (source: press release)
Michael Sammaciccia, Senior Vice President, Development and Production, Nickelodeon Original Movies, said, “Albert is in the great tradition of classic heartwarming holiday stories, and we’re thrilled that it is the first original animated TV movie Nickelodeon has ever made. Between the hilarious voice cast and the lush CG animation, Albert is a great movie for kids and families to enjoy this holiday season.”
“Albert” is definitely a movie that the whole family will enjoy and will be one of your favorite Christmas movies yet! Be sure to mark your calendars and don’t forget to tune in to the premiere of “Albert” on December 9th at 7:00 PM ET / PT.
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