‘An Elf’s Story’ Brings Holiday Cheer to TV, DVD


Back in 2005, mother and daughter team Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell, together with illustrator Coë Steinwart, created a new holiday classic with their book The Elf on the Shelf. Since then, the book has sold 1.5 million copies and is now the inspiration behind a new animated feature Big Canoe Entertainment and Atlanta-based animation house Trick 3D titled An Elf’s Story.

To kick of the holiday season in November, Aeborsold, Bell, Steinwart and the creators and actors behind the animated special will embark on a 16-city media tour. The film will premiere at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Sunday, November 20, with the historic cinema transforming into Santa’s North Pole for a day of family friendly activities starting at 2:30 p.m. One-hundred percent of the net proceeds for the Candy Cane Red Carpet event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with Atlantan celebrities and sports stars expected to attend.

An Elf’s Story, which will play on a major TV network on November 25 and launch on DVD/Blu-ray (from CCA and B, $9.95/$14.95) on the 26, will showcase inventive new 3-D animation techniques developed by Trick 3D for the film. Utilizing full-set constructions, new more immersive 3-D cameras and a new process for stereoscopy, the studio set out to embellish the depth of the film’s world while creating a more comfortable viewing experience. A “3D experience in a 2D format” is promised for television and DVD viewers, while glasses-on full 3-D can be enjoyed on Blu-ray.

For a complete list of appearances visit elfontheshelf.com.

The Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf

  • Elf Lover

    I love the Elf on the Shelf. I can’t wait for this DVD to come out. My kids are going to love it.

  • Elf Daddy

    I can’t wait to see this!!! I’m definately bringing the family out to the Fox for this.

  • Holly

    I love my elf buddy and cant wait till this movie to come out I m asking santa for it for christmas!!!

  • http://[email protected] maysundays

    Good read. Trick 3D does some really nice animation. Keep up the good work!

  • Mimi

    Absolutely the most wonderful children’s Christmas show I’ve ever seen. I went to the premier this afternoon at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and was amazed at the animation and how heart-warming the story was. It’s by far the most wonderful Christmas show I’ve ever seen. The children are really going to love it.
    The message is especially good for all the little ones that are beginning to doubt that there could be such a thing as this wonderful Santa that brings them joy and spreads love…even if they aren’t as good as they might have been.
    It reminds me very much of a wonderful story I have heard about a man that loves us all no matter what we do. He still believes in us. May God bless us all this year and forever.