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Screen Media Scores U.S. Rights to ‘Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer’

Josh Hutcherson’s animated feature to start holiday season theatrical run on November 30.

U.S. distribution rights to Josh Hutcherson’s animated family feature, ‘Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer,’ have been acquired by Screen Media, according to a Variety report, with a holiday season release set for November 30. Elevation Pictures will release the film in Canada.

In the film, written and directed by Jennifer Westcott, Blitzen announces his retirement on December 21, which gives Elliot, a miniature horse, only three days to travel to the North Pole, compete for the open spot and fulfill his lifelong dream of pulling Santa’s sleigh.

Voice casting includes Hutcherson as Elliot and Samantha Bee as Hazel the goat, as well as John Cleese, Martin Short, Jeff Dunham and Morena Baccarin. The film is produced by Lucas Lynette-Krech and Canadian studio Awesometown Entertainment in association with Elgin Road Productions Ltd.