Genius Products and The Weinstein Co. will release the CG-animated holiday feature The Flight Before Christmas on DVD this fall. Featuring the voices of Emma Roberts (Nancy Drew, Aquamarine) and comedian Norm MacDonald (The Norm Show, Saturday Night Live), the movie about a young reindeer with ambitions of becoming an expert flyer like his father will hit retail on Oct. 28.
When Niko sneaks out beyond the safety of Home Valley to practice his flying, he unwittingly endangers the herd as the notoriously mean Black Wolf follows him home. Before it’s too late, Niko must join forces with his forest animal friends to save Santa and the reindeer from the Black Wolf and become a Christmas hero, just like his father, who he believes is a member of Santa’s famous Flying Forces. The heartwarming yuletide tale is rated G and will carry a suggested retail price of $19.97.