Tuesday, July 8, 2014

NORTHPOLE 2 - Coming Christmas 2015

With all the excitement of Christmas in July and Hallmark's Special Christmas Keepsake week of Christmas Movies on TV and new Hallmark Ornaments, too... where they do it up bigger and better than anyone else, I might add... Let us also enjoy the excitement of learning bits and pieces of what's to come this Christmas Season and the next!!!

If you've been watching the Christmas Movies closely, then more than likely, you have seen previews of the Hallmark Channel's Original Christmas Movie: Northpole! Here's some exciting news for this upcoming film....


--HALLMARK's PRESS RELEASE--

HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUNCES THE NETWORK’S
HISTORIC AND SUCCESSFUL COLLABORATION
WITH HALLMARK CARDS ON ‘NORTHPOLE’
HAS RESULTED IN A MUTUAL COMMITMENT
TO CREATE A MULTI-YEAR, MULTI-FILM FRANCHISE
BASED ON THE MAGICALLY STUNNING HOLIDAY FILM



‘NORTHPOLE 2’

PREPS PRODUCTION AS THE 2015 SEQUEL TO THE BEST HOLIDAY MOVIE THIS SEASON


“Northpole” Is Centerpiece of Hallmark Channel’s Top-Rated Programming Franchise,

‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS’


Hallmark Channel proudly announces the network has expanded its historic and successful partnership with its parent company, Hallmark Cards, in long-form entertainment to create another magically stunning and thrilling holiday adventure, “Northpole 2,” premiering Holiday 2015.


With the highly anticipated premiere of the upcoming Hallmark Channel Original Movie “Northpole” on Saturday, November 15, 2014 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C), “Northpole 2,” and the other films set to follow in the multi-year franchise promises to deliver unparalleled entertainment and one-of-a-kind synergies to the network’s advertising, digital, and social media partners.


“Northpole 2” will dazzle audiences nationwide and take them on yet another enchanting adventure through Santa’s magical hometown using state-of-the-art CGI technology. “Northpole 2” gives viewers a closer look into the stunning city of Northpole, which is powered by the magic of holiday happiness around the world. The charming city is home to Santa, Mrs. Claus and spirited elves who work in the city’s guilds to bring Christmas joy, laughter and hope to people everywhere. Production and casting for the two-hour full-length Hallmark Channel Original Movie will soon be announced. “Northpole 2,” is the centerpiece of Hallmark Channel’s annual ‘COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS,’ the #1 most treasured holiday destination by television viewers.


“By creating Hallmark Channel’s first multi-year, multi-film franchise, ‘Northpole’ not only brings quality, family-friendly holiday entertainment to our viewers, but also is instrumental in providing a smart business model that brings great value and significant opportunities to Hallmark Channel’s business partners,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO, Crown Media Family Networks. “’Northpole 2’ will become yet another holiday movie viewers look forward to year-round and become the heart of Hallmark Channel’s annual beloved ‘Countdown to Christmas’ campaign.”


“We are thrilled to be working with our parent company, Hallmark Cards, on ‘Northpole 2,’ a movie that is sure to become another Christmas classic and delight our viewers with the magic of the holiday season,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming, Crown Media Family Networks. “Building upon the successful collaboration with Hallmark Cards, ‘Northpole 2’ will be the holiday movie viewers will look forward to seeing in 2015.”


“Northpole 2” will be produced by Muse Entertainment. Joel Rice is Executive Producer. Doug Barr is Director.



ABOUT HALLMARK CHANNEL

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 86 million subscribers. Hallmark Channel is the nation’s leading destination for quality family programming with an ambitious slate of TV movies; original scripted series, including Cedar Cove, When Calls the Heart, and Signed, Sealed, Delivered; specials such as Kitten Bowl; as well as some of television’s most beloved sitcoms and series, including The Golden Girls, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie,and Frasier. The channel is also home to Daytime Emmy-nominated lifestyle program, Home & Family, a daily two-hour live show shot in a fully functional house located on the Universal Studios lot. Hallmark Channel's sibling network, Hallmark Movie Channel, available in HD and SD, focuses on family-friendly movies with a mix of original films, classic theatrical releases, and presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library.

ABOUT HALLMARK CARDS, INC.

Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what’s in their hearts and connect in emotional ways with others. In the U.S., innovative Hallmark greeting cards and gifts are sold through the network of Hallmark Gold Crown® specialty stores, leading mass retailers and online. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. Millions of households enjoy family friendly television programming offered by cable's top-rated Hallmark Channel and fast-growing Hallmark Movie Channel. Hallmark's Crayola subsidiary inspires artistic creativity in children through Crayola® crayons and markers as well as other innovative art tools, crafting activities and creative toys. Privately held Hallmark is based in Kansas City, Mo., and continues to be led by members of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.​

ABOUT MUSE ENTERTAINMENT

Muse Entertainment is a leading film and television production company known for its well-crafted and high-quality productions. Since its founding in 1998, Muse has produced, co-produced or provided production services on more than 170 TV movies and mini-series, television series and feature films and has won over 100 awards and garnered over 300 award nominations! Muse Entertainment’s most recent television series are Played, Bomb Girls (Seasons I, II), Bounty Hunters and Being Human (Seasons 1, II, III, IV). In 2011, its topical, 8-hr. historical drama, The Kennedys, earned 10 Emmy Award nominations. Its Pillars of the Earth also won an Emmy and many other awards. Muse’s other award-winning programs are Cyberbully, Durham County (Seasons I, II, III), Ben Hur, The Last Templar, Impact, Human Trafficking, Answered by Fire, This is Wonderland and Tales from the NeverendingStory. The company’s head office and its Quebec production centre are in Montreal. Muse also maintains development and production operations in Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles. For more information please visit www.muse.ca

--HALLMARK CHANNEL--

--END of Press Release--




Isn't this fun news!?!?!
 
I personally am a big fan of the Tim Allen Santa Clause series, so I'm definitely looking forward to seeing how this one compares to that!
 
Well..... now..... what do you think? Please share in the comments below!

And, visit the Original Northpole page for Images and Details for this Hallmark Channel Christmas Movie.
 

8 comments:

  1. I always love to see how the North pole is interpreted in movies or cartoons. I also love the way it is done in The Santa Clause, and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,, the POlar Express, and Santa Claus the Movie. Northpole looks good in the commercials I've seen many times on Hallmark.

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    1. Those are all good ones! Let's hope this will be just as great!

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  2. Hallmark better hope "Northpole" is a hit. I now have very high expectations for this movie. On a side note, the Hallmark Movie Channel is changing their name to Hallmark Movies & Mysteries... http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2014/07/hallmark-movie-channel-rebranding-to.html

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    1. Yes, let's hope it's a good one for Hallmark!

      The new name for the Hallmark Movie Channel has been in the works for awhile now and will officially change on October 1.

      You can check out my original post on the new name, here:
      http://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2014/03/can-you-solve-this-hallmark-movie.html

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  3. I agree. Hallmark better hope it's a hit.

    Speaking of the Hallmark Movie Channel... Candace Cameron Bure is producing a mystery series she will be starring! http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/true-blood-authors-aurora-teagarden-717243

    Misty

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  4. Awesome find, Misty! I just received news / press release on this .... this morning!

    You have solved the Mystery of the final series to become the all-new Original Mystery Wheel franchise... coming next year to the Hallmark Movie Channel, which will be known then as Hallmark Movies & Mysteries!

    Thank you for discovering it and sharing this news here! I had just read on Candace's blog recently that she was doing prep work for some movies, and I thought, hmmm?, wonder if any of those are Hallmark, and bingo!, and here comes this news this morning!

    Here is the Press Release I received:
    http://itsawonderfulmovie.blogspot.com/2014/07/candace-cameron-bure-to-star-in-new.html

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  5. I truly love watching Candace Cameron Bure movies - when is "Let it Snow" coming out in DVD - Hallmark needs to start releasing more movies in DVD

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  6. I thoroughly agree that Hallmark should release more of their movies on DVD. I have been asking for some for a year now with no luck. I especially enjoy the Christmas Movies. I watch them all year.

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