The first trailer for the Disney+ holiday comedy Noelle has arrived, courtesy of D23. We’ll have our thoughts up shortly but wanted to bring it to your attention as quickly as possible.
Originally filmed for a theatrical release way back when the two-hander starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader was coming together, Disney slated the Christmasy comedy for a November 2019 release. But that was around the same time that early plans for their high-profile streaming service Disney+ were coming together, so they opted to launch the film on that platform instead. Don’t expect to see this one in theaters, especially since Disney already has Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker coming out in the holiday frame.
As for the flick itself, which will find a home on the streaming service where you can watch it again and again for your monthly subscription, Kendrick stars as Santa Claus’ daughter. She has to take over the family business when her brother (Hader) shows a reluctance to do so after their father retires. Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice) wrote and directed the film, which also stars Billy Eichner and Shirley MacLaine and arrives on Disney+ November 12th.
Look, you pretty much had me in the door with Kendrick + Hader + Christmas with Shirley MacLaine on top, but what really impressed me about this trailer is the overwhelming Christmas aesthetic. This movie looks like Christmas felt at it’s most magical, and the truth is I’m always rooting for a new Christmas classic. They don’t come along too frequently (Elf is the last bonafide contender in my mind, though Get Santa is super underrated), and I’d love to have a new holiday hit to add to the annual watchlist.
For more of the latest out of D23, check out the links below, and stay tuned throughout the weekend for our ongoing coverage.
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