DISNEY’S MAGICAL HOLIDAY COMEDY “GODMOTHERED” TO DEBUT ON DISNEY+ ON DECEMBER 4, 2020
In case you have been living under the rock, by now you probably know already that Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. As part of Disney’s Media and Entertainment Distribution segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action, and animated series, and short-form content.
Well, Disney+ announced today that “Godmothered,” an all-new enchanted Christmas comedy starring Isla Fisher (“Confessions of a Shopaholic,” “Wedding Crashers”) and Jillian Bell (“Brittany Runs a Marathon,” “Rough Night”) will debut exclusively on the streaming service Friday, December 4, 2020. And it is targeting not only their younger audience but also us, the adult parents who have been feeling all kinds of feelings during this strange year 2020.
Set at Christmas time, “Godmothered” is a comedy about Eleanor, a young, inexperienced fairy godmother-in-training (Jillian Bell) who upon hearing that her chosen profession is facing extinction, decides to show the world that people still need fairy godmothers. Finding a mislaid letter from a 10-year-old girl in distress, Eleanor tracks her down and discovers that the girl, Mackenzie, is now a 40-year-old single mom (Isla Fisher) working at a news station in Boston. Having lost her husband several years earlier, Mackenzie has all but given up on the idea of “Happily Ever After,” but Eleanor is bound and determined to give Mackenzie a happiness makeover, whether she likes it or not.
“Godmothered” is directed by Sharon Maguire (“Bridget Jones’s Diary,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby”) and produced by Justin Springer (“Dumbo,” “TRON: Legacy”). Diane L. Sabatini (“Lady and the Tramp”), Tom Pollock (“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”), Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”), and Amie Karp (“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”) served as executive producers. The movie also stars Santiago Cabrera, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Jane Curtin, June Squibb, Jillian Shea Spaeder, Willa Skye, Artemis Pebdani, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Stephnie Weir.
The original soundtrack, from Walt Disney Records, featuring the score by Oscar®-winning composer Rachel Portman (“Emma,” “A Dog’s Purpose”), plus the end credit songs “Rise Up (Joy to the World)” and “Hero” performed by Jillian Shea Spaeder, will be available on all digital formats on December 4. The score was produced by Portman and was recorded with the Chamber Orchestra of London at AIR Lyndhurst and Abbey Road Studios. Upcoming titles include “The Mandalorian” Season 2 and “Soul.” To stream classic Disney hits, please visit: http://disneymusic.co/DisneyHits
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