*Universal is feeling festive with its latest announcement.
Mariah Carey’s classic holiday song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” will be the basis for a new animated movie at the studio, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is a home entertainment title slated for release this holiday season. Carey announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday morning.
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) March 21, 2017
“All I Want for Christmas Is You” was released by Carey in 1994, and makes an annual appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart every holiday season. The tune, penned by Carey and Walter Afanasieff, ushered in her fourth studio album and first seasonal album, “Merry Christmas.”
Carey has since released new versions in 2010 and 2011 (one featuring Justin Bieber), but the original recording remains one of Carey’s best-selling single of all time.
“Christmas” is additionally the best-selling holiday download (since Nielsen began tracking digital song sales in 2003), with over 3.2 million sold to-date, while Merry Christmas has sold 5.5 million copies in the U.S. Carey also released a children’s book based on the track in 2015.
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