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“The First Snow of Winter” set to premiere in the U.K.

Hibbert Ralph Animations The First Snow of Winter will premiere in the U.K. on BBC1 on Christmas Day, December 25, at 4:40 p.m. The half-hour animated special from director Graham Ralph features the voices of Miriam Margolyes, Sorcha Cusack, and the late Dermot Morgan. The film follows the tale of Sean, a little Irish duck who becomes separated from his parents and misses the annual migration south. Thus, he is left alone to face the hostile climate of the bitter Irish winter. The special also airs in the U.S. on the Disney Channel on December 23 at 7 p.m. (EST and PST) and December 25 at 6:30 p.m.(EST and PST). The U.S. voice cast for this film includes Ashley Johnson, Tim Curry and Carol Kane.