Pam Slay, 818-755-2480 at Hallmark
Holly Petersen, 503.228.6206 at Bent Image Lab
July 27, 2011
IN THE TRADITION OF TV’S BEST-LOVED ANIMATED CHRISTMAS CLASSICS,
HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF
‘JINGLE ALL THE WAY,’
A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL ANIMATED SPECIAL BASED ON
HALLMARK’S POPULAR CHARACTER JINGLE THE HUSKY PUP™, NOVEMBER 25
Half-Hour Animated Special Features First-Ever Interactive Program Experience; Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas,” Preeminent TV Holiday Destination
In the tradition of TV’s best-loved animated Christmas classics, Hallmark Channel announces the World Premiere of “Jingle All the Way,” a Hallmark Channel Original Animated Special, starring one of Hallmark’s most lovable characters, Jingle the Husky Pup™, which premieres exclusively on the network, Friday, November 25 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C). This is the first time that Hallmark Channel has ever brought a Hallmark product to life in a full-length entertainment production and it is the first cable TV experience of its kind. The “Interactive Storybook & Story Buddy,™” available in Hallmark Gold Crown Stores, is part of a significant partnership from retail to on-air, digital and social media to promote the special. Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas,” one of the most anticipated seasonal events in entertainment, features more hours of holiday-themed programming than any other network.
In “Jingle All the Way,” a spirited Husky puppy looking for a home at a Christmas tree farm instantly bonds with a young boy visiting with his parents. As the boy rides away, unable to keep him, the pup escapes and embarks on a snowy journey to find his friend again. Guided by a wise cardinal and the sound of jingling bells, he eventually receives the help he needs from a big man in a red suit just in time for Christmas morning.
The animated special offers the first-ever opportunity for viewers to activate the Jingle Interactive Storybook and Story Buddy™ while watching original program content based on the book.
“Jingle All the Way” is a Bent Image Lab Production. Chad Harris, Jodi Schade, Diana Stuart, Shawn McClaren and Ray Di Carlo are Executive Producers. Tsui Ling Toomer is Producer. Chel White directs from a teleplay by Allan Neuwirth.
Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 87.5 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading network in quality family programming with an ambitious slate of original TV movies, lifestyle and general entertainment content, and is the home of “The Martha Stewart Show”, which anchors the channel’s new daytime HOME block. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the family-friendly movies with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library, original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.
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