We’re just getting into Spring, but Mariah Carey made an announcement to get her fans to be anticipating Winter!
The singer’s holiday hit 1994 song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” is becoming an animated movie.
Carey, 46, took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the big news with a short teaser of the upcoming film. In the clip, the singer lounges on a couch while wearing red-and-black plaid pajamas as she cuddles with a puppy.
“Every holiday season there are traditions we can’t live without. The tree, the stockings, the presents and Mariah Carey,” a message reads in the trailer.
My song is becoming a movie! You’re the first to hear about this exciting news!” she tweeted.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) March 21, 2017
The film, produced by Universal Studios, will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and on demand just in time for Christmas this year.
The movie will expand on Carey’s 2015 children’s book of the same name, which has sold more than 750,000 copies. In the book, a young Mariah wishes for a puppy for Christmas.
The singer will narrate the film and will be joined by a voice cast that includes Henry Winkler, Lacey Chabert, Phil Morris, Laya Hayes and Keiko Agena. Meanwhile, 13-year-old Australian actress Breanna Yde will lend her voice as the young Mariah.
The song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” was originally released in 1994. More than two decades later, it has become a Christmas classic and has continually topped Billboard’s holiday chart.
Carey said in a statement, “I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families.”