Justin Bieber, Aardman Animations, and Sony Pictures Animation are collaborating on “Arthur Christmas,” a 3D, CG-animated movie that hits theaters Nov. 23. The film includes a Bieber rendition of "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town," from his new Christmas album "Under The Mistletoe.”
In addition, before the movie, moviegoers will see the exclusive music video for the song, which screen before the film.
The album's debut single, "Mistletoe," will be heard in select TV spots for Arthur Christmas. Bieber's holiday album, "Under The Mistletoe," hits stores Nov. 1 and is a seasonal mix of traditional Christmas standards with newly-penned holiday music largely co-written by Justin.
"It was important to us to have a song that connected with the film's themes – and you couldn't ask for a better match than 'Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town' – but our choice was about much more than that,” says Lia Vollack, president, worldwide music for Sony Pictures. “We saw an opportunity to give our moviegoers a tremendous added value with a brand-new music video premiering in theaters. We had a great experience working with Justin on The Karate Kid, so we're thrilled to be working with him again and premiering his new video with our movie–it's a perfect fit for our movie's core audience."