Following the successful debut of Bing in cinemas last year, Acamar Films has developed a new feature-length cinema experience, titled Bing’s Christmas. In partnership with Vue and Showcase, Bing’s Christmas will run exclusively in 105 cinemas across the U.K. from Friday, November 29.
Acamar Films held a star-studded premiere Sunday to celebrate and preview the award-winning preschool show’s first Christmas cinema experience. The event in central London was attended by cast and crew along with celebrities and their Bingsters, including TV presenter Alex Jones, DJ Annie Mac, singer Antony Costa, actress and singer Hannah Spearitt, singer JB Gill, actor Simon Bird, newsreader Sonali Shah and actress Sophie Colquhoun.
“Bing brings a lot of joy to our house of a morning! What Bing does and his journey through life – kids can really relate to that,” said Antony Costa, from boy band Blue, who attended the Premiere with his family.
Directed by Declan Doyle and Mikael Shields, Bing’s Christmas includes brand new Bing stories, including leaf pictures in the woods with Amma, Bing & Sula face painting, a Puppet Show performance and a grand finale of extra special Christmas adventures.
The voice cast features Rafferty Railton (Bing), David Threlfall (Flop), Eve Bentley (Sula), Xavi Nixon (Nicky), Noah Hicks (Pando), Jocelyn Macnab (Coco), Poppy Hendley (Charlie), Akiya Henry (Amma), Bryony Hannah (Padget), Tamsin Greig (Molly), Pauline McLynn (Gilly) and Teresa Gallagher (Pico).
Vue and Showcase have pre-sold more than 14,000 tickets ahead of Friday’s nationwide launch, setting up Bing’s Christmas to be a big hit this festive season.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Vue and Showcase this Christmas,” said Eroulla Constantine, Director of Sales and Distribution, Acamar Films. “We hope to move and delight Bingsters across the U.K. when Bing’s Christmas opens in cinemas on Friday. It’s very special.”