Saturday, November 19, 2016

'Albert' Holiday Movie | Behind-The-Scenes | Nickelodeon

Go behind-the-scenes of Nickelodeon's brand-new festive TV movie Albert with producer MacGregor Middleton (Random! Cartoons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fanboy & Chum Chum, Ni Hao, Kai-Lan), executive producers Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Nick Environmentals, KaBlam!, Snow Day, Sanjay and Craig), writers Will and Aaron Eisenberg (The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery), animation director Max Lang (The Gruffalo), and actors Bobby Moynihan (Albert, Saturday Night Live) Rob Riggle (Cactus Pete, 21 Jump Street), Sasheer Zamata (Maisie, SNL) and Judah Friedlander (Gene, 30 Rock) to find out how Nickelodeon's first original animated TV movie was made!:

Go Behind the Scenes of Albert from Nickelodeon Partner Marketing on Vimeo.

Albert is the story of a tiny Douglas fir tree named Albert who has big dreams of becoming Empire City’s most famous Christmas tree. When the search for this year’s tree is announced, Albert believes he has found his calling and hits the road with his two best friends, Maisie (Zamata), the persistently positive palm tree, and Gene (Friedlander) the abrasive and blisteringly honest weed, to fulfill his destiny. With a few prickly situations along the way, and Cactus Pete (Riggle) out to stop him, Albert learns the true meaning of Christmas. The hour-long TV movie will also feature two original songs, “The Best Thing That Can Happen to Christmas” and “Christmasiest Christmas,” performed by the voice cast.”

Additional cast members include the voices of: Cheri Oteri (Saturday Night Live) as a TV news correspondent; Brenna Yde (School of Rock) as Molly, Earth Mama’s granddaughter; John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Donny, Molly’s father; and Mary Pat Gleason (Mom) as Earth Mama, the owner and caretaker of the nursery. Albert is directed by Oscar®-nominated Max Lang (The Gruffalo), executive produced by Will McRobb and Chris Viscardi (The Adventures of Pete & Pete), and written by Will and Aaron Eisenberg (The Massively Mixed-Up Middle School Mystery) and Joe Stillman (Shrek). The Eisenbergs are also co-executive producers, and Viscardi serves as Nickelodeon’s SVP, Content Development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties.

Nickelodeon's brand-new one-hour, CG-animated holiday tale premieres Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nick USA!

L-R: Maisie, Gene, Cactus Pete, and Albert in Nickelodeon’s TV movie, Albert.

Fans can visit the Holiday page on and the Nick App, along with Nick’s YouTube Channel, to learn more about the movie and its characters. Albert will be available on and the Nick App, along with platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, Google Play, Vudu, Playstation, and Nick On Demand. In addition, an illustrated adaptation by Random House Children’s Books, Albert: The Little Tree With Big Dreams, is currently available.

Additional source: IMDb.
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