Noelle, Noelle, Noelle, Noelle – Disney+ Christmas Movie Debuts Tuesday
With only a few hours until Christmaaaa – I mean, November 12, Disney fandom will wake up tomorrow with a whole lot of gifts on the screen. And Noelle, starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader is, perhaps, the top (non-Star Wars) offering.
Check out the official trailer for Noelle:
The official synopsis reads:
In Disney+’s holiday comedy “Noelle,” Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit and holiday fun but wishes she could do something “important” like her beloved brother Nick, who will take over from their father this Christmas. When Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie from all the pressure, Noelle suggests he take a break and get away…but when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother and bring him back in time to save Christmas.
Christmas Time Drama
However, Kendrick’s Noelle has a character arc to fulfill.
Though it seems like her character might be the hero of the romp, like many young protagonists, Noelle has a journey to go on before she can truly save Christmas.
“Noelle is a kind of spoiled, very bored young lady. She gets waited on hand and foot—even though she insists she can do everything by herself—by Shirley MacLaine who is like 250 years old and is this amazing sort of magical elf creature. She just kind of flits around and does whatever she wants and she’s kind of loving it. I’ll be honest, she’s loving life. Her brother is in training to be Santa Claus and he’s very reluctant. But Noelle thinks that she can just like whip him into shape in time. Then he disappears and things happen…”
According to Kendrick, that journey is key to Noelle’s growth as both a potential heir to the Kringle throne and as a person. “She has a lot more compassion than she realizes,” Kendrick said. “She has lived just being kind of bored and spoiled and now that she is finding purpose, she has a much greater capacity for her heart to allow all these people in as it were.”
The Disney Version
And of course, like any fairytale produced by Mr. Disney’s company, the Disney version of the North Pole is “plussed”.
“I’ve always wanted to do a Christmas movie. It’s definitely been a bucket list thing, and if you’re going to do a Christmas movie, do it with Disney,” said Kendrick to Good Morning America.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 11, 2019
They built ice skating slides — that’s how you get around at the North Pole, so I had to ice skate everywhere while we were filming… It was magical.” Anna Kendrick
The actress also spoke about her experience starring alongside Shirley MacLaine in “Noelle.”
GMA’s Hayley FitzPatrick quoted Kendrick saying:
“She’s an angel. All her stories are not safe for TV — it was so much fun,” the actress said, adding that she referred to MacLaine as a “living legend” while they filmed together. “She’s a real hard-living lady, and I love her for that.”
Check out the full interview:
MickeyBlog Was At the Disney Parks Blog Preview
MickeyBlog was onsite at the Disney Parks Blog Preview at the AMC theater in Disney Springs on Saturday, November 9th. DPB photographers were there snapping photos of guests who came in their best Christmas outfits.
Our Pal Nick from MagicalNewsLive joined us for the preview! Guests got to pose with a giant Mickey bar!
Everyone got a pair of Noelle antlers to wear for a group photo too!
Everyone who attended got a free Disney Parks Blog magic band as well! In addition, each guest received a free popcorn and soft drink with their admission.
We’ll leave the spoilers out, but will simply say this. Once you activate your Disney+ subscription, make sure you watch Noelle. It’s a great film that will put you in the holiday spirit. It was unanimous among guests we spoke with. Noelle is a must-watch!