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Fox to feature animated holiday specials Nov. 23 and Dec. 17

Melissa Hayer Published: November 16, 2012
Join Hiccup and Toothless as the holiday spirit spreads throughout Berk in the exclusive broadcast premiere of "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury." - Fox Photo
Join Hiccup and Toothless as the holiday spirit spreads throughout Berk in the exclusive broadcast premiere of "DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury." - Fox Photo

Join Hiccup and Toothless as the holiday spirit spreads throughout Berk in the exclusive broadcast premiere of “DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury.” – Photo provided by Fox

 

Animated holiday programming featuring the exclusive broadcast premiere of “Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury” and the return of “Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown” and “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” will be featured on Fox Nov. 23 and Dec. 17.

“Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown” airs at 7 p.m. , Friday, Nov. 23 with an encore airing at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17.

“DreamWorks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury” airs at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, followed by “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” at 7:30 p.m.

Summaries of the holiday specials, provided by Fox, are as follows:

HAPPINESS IS A WARM BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN
In this annual holiday special, the Peanuts gang is back and ready to help Linus (Austin Lux) break away from his childhood security blanket. The stakes are high as Linus learns his grandmother is coming to visit, and he must decide whether or not to dispose of his most cherished possession. In an effort to help Linus kick his habit, Charlie Brown (Trenton Rogers), Lucy (Grace Rolek) and even Snoopy pitch in to help. Lucy is quick to attempt her amateur psychiatric skills, while Snoopy employs the age old drag-and-run method. Despite all attempts, Linus eventually learns that security is a valuable quality in life and everyone is entitled to their own version of a security blanket.

DREAMWORKS DRAGONS: GIFT OF THE NIGHT FURY
Inspired by the popular “How to Train Your Dragon” film franchise, this all-new special is a story of faith, love and friendship that takes viewers on an adventure of dragon-sized proportions as the villagers of Berk prepare for the winter holidays. As their festivities approach, the dragons make a sudden mass exodus leaving Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Stoick (Gerard Butler) and the rest of the gang saddened by the loss of their winged friends. A wild turn of events leads Hiccup to discover a mysterious, never-before-seen island and learn the true reason why the dragons left the village. Friendship and loyalty abound in this touching holiday tale of spreading one’s wings, but always staying close to home.

ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS
America’s favorite arctic herd returns in this annual special to decorate the holiday season. In his rush to help, Sid (John Leguizamo) destroys Manny’s (Ray Romano) favorite decorations. Manny is so upset he convinces Sid he is now on Santa’s naughty list. Sid, Crash (Seann William Scott), Eddie (Josh Peck) and Peaches (Ciara Bravo) take off for the North Pole to plead their case to Santa (Billy Gardell). Meanwhile, Manny, Ellie (Queen Latifah) and Diego (Denis Leary), worry over Peaches’ safety and race to find her. Back at the North Pole, Sid and his crew accidentally destroy Santa’s Workshop on Christmas Eve, and it’s up to these newfound friends to orchestrate a Christmas miracle.

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The Peanuts gang is back and ready to help Linus break away from his childhood security blanket in "Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown." - Fox Photo
The Peanuts gang is back and ready to help Linus break away from his childhood security blanket in "Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown." - Fox Photo

The Peanuts gang is back and ready to help Linus break away from his childhood security blanket in “Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown.” – Photo provided by Fox

 



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