From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Setting out to find a life beyond the North Pole, Henry (Kyle Massey, “Dancing with the Stars,” “That’s So Raven”), a wayward elf, borrows Santa’s sleigh as his get-away ride, only to accidently crash-land in a small American town. Though Henry makes it out safely, he finds himself with bigger problems when thieves sneak on board and steal Santa’s magic toy bag. With Christmas swiftly approaching the consequences are dire; without the magic toy bag, the holiday will be cancelled. On a mission to recover Santa’s bag, Henry soon gets a helping paw from the heroic and hilarious Beethoven and his teenage pal, Mason (Munro Chambers, “Degrassi: The Next Generation”) who is also seeking to recapture some Christmas magic. Determined to save the day, Beethoven, Henry and Mason work together to bring Christmas joy to all!
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure stars Kyle Massey (“Dancing with the Stars,” “That’s So Raven”), John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld,” “Dancing with the Stars”), Munro Chambers (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), Robert Picardo (“Stargate: SG 1,” “Stargate: Atlantis,” “Star Trek: Voyager”), Kim Rhodes (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “Mostly Ghostly”), Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Smokin’ Aces), as well as Tom Arnold (“Roseanne,” True Lies) as the voice of Beethoven and narration by John Cleese (“Monty Python,” A Fish Called Wanda).
SYNOPSIS: ‘Tis the season to celebrate with everyone’s favorite St. Bernard, Beethoven, in an all-new, heartwarming holiday adventure where the hilarious canine speaks for the first time! When Henry the elf (Kyle Massey, TV’s “That’s So Raven”) flees the North Pole with Santa’s sleigh and magical bag of toys, he crash-lands the precious cargo in a suburban neighborhood tree. But when the bag ends up in the wrong hands, it’s up to heroic Beethoven and his teenage pal, Mason (Munro Chambers, TV’s “Degrassi: The Next Generation”), to rescue Henry, fetch Santa’s toys and save Christmas for children everywhere. Featuring an all-star cast, including Tom Arnold as the voice of Beethoven, it’s a barking good time for the whole family!
BONUS FEATURES ON DVD:
- DELETED SCENES
- GAG REEL
- FUN IN THE SNOW: A MAKING OF: Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew as they reveal what it was like working with the four pawed star of the film and shooting in near blizzard conditions.
- BEETHOVEN GOES CAROLING: The Cast of Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure get in the festive spirit with their rendition of a holiday classic.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION – DVD:
Street Date: November 8, 2011
Copyright: 2011 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Selection Number: 63116823
Running time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Layers: Dual Layer
Picture Format: Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Languages/Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Sound: English DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1, Spanish DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1, French-Canadian DOLBY DIGITAL 5.1
CAST AND FILMMAKERS
Cast: Tom Arnold, Kyle Massey, Munro Chambers, Kim Rhodes, John O’Hurley, John Cleese, Curtis Armstrong, Robert Picardo
Directed by: John Putch
Screenplay by: Alteire Brothers
Produced by: Jeff Freilich
Co-Producers: Ellen Rutter
Director of Photography: Ross Berryman
Production Designer: Craig Sandelis
Film Editor: John Gilbert A.C.E.
Costume Designer: Patti Henderson
Music by: Chris Bacon
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