THE NIGHT B4 CHRISTMAS special made its U.S. television premiere on Dec. 2, 2003 at 8:30 pm with a replay on Dec. 9, at 8:00 on Cartoon Network. Aries Spears, (MAD TV), Paramounts next feature film comedy star Earthquake, and Chali 2NA of Universal Music Groups hot hip hop sensation, Jurassic 5, highlight a talented ensemble cast that keeps the laughs coming.
Produced by Sunwoo Ent. and Nite B4 Prods. Inc., THE NIGHT B4 CHRISTMAS follows a young elf named Elvin (Spears) on his adventure to become the next pop music icon. He leaves his elfs life behind, changes his name to Slim Shorty and sets out on a journey to meet fame and fortune. When he hooks up with a gnome, a dog named Pup (2NA), and his girl Jel-O, the music-filled adventure really takes off, but soon Elvin discovers some of the harsh realities of the music business. Making matters worse, a mysterious virus ends up at the North Pole, leaving Santa (Earthquake) bed-ridden with no toys ready to be delivered. Elvin must lead his crew on a wild sleigh ride to save Christmas.
THE NIGHT B4 CHRISTMAS is an original story conceived by Brian E. ONeal and Sib Ventress, and was exec produced by ONeal, Sunwoo USA svp and Jae Moh, Sunwoo USA president.
Sunwoo USA is the Burbank, California division of Sunwoo Entertainment (www.sunwoo.com
). Sunwoo, headquartered in Seoul, is comprised of three animation studios: Sunwoo Animation, Grimsaem Animation and Anivision Korea. They all work closely together with Sunwoo Digital Intl to provide animation series. Sunwoo also produces live-action commercials and feature films through Sunwoo Prods. and maintains an Internet presence through Enpop.com, an entertainment Website.