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From Universal Studios Home Entertainment: Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

August 23, 2011

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

Rating: PG

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

Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT CONTACTS:
Evan Fong
Vice President, Publicity
(818) 777-5540
Evan.Fong@nbcuni.com

SOURCE Universal Studios Home Entertainment


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