“The Very First Noel,” Exclaim Entertainment’s new animated Christmas special for 2006 featuring the voice of Andy Griffith (as Melchior), will be available on DirecTV throughout the entire holiday season! Starting Friday, November 24 (the day after Thanksgiving) and running through December 31, “The
Very First Noel” will air daily on a regular basis on DirecTV Channel 103.
“The Christmas story provides a beautiful — and powerful — opportunity for bringing families together, so we think “The Very First Noel” will resonate with DirecTV’s audience,” said Exclaim co-founder Dennis DeShazer. DeShazer is also an executive producer of “The Very First Noel.”
Created by the award-winning animation team Carrie and Yarrow Cheney, “The Very First Noel” is in the tradition of the classic animated Christmas specials from the 1960s and ’70s. “Those shows had charm and sincerity that brought so much to us as kids,” says Carrie Cheney. “We wanted to create a new show with the same warmth and heart.”
Using 3D animation and clever rhyme throughout, the story is told by Griffith. As the voice of Melchior, one of the Three Wise Men who traveled from the East to see the newborn King of Kings, Griffith brings familiarity to the beloved Christmas story. The program also features a soundtrack of Christmas carols performed by The Brothers Cazimero from Hawaii.
“The Very First Noel” is available at Wal-Mart and other retailers, as well as online at www.VeryFirstNoel.com this Christmas season. A seven-year labor of love by the Cheneys, the program is destined to become a Christmas classic, drawing families together for years to come.
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