What Is ‘Noelle,’ Starring Anna Kenrick About? Here’s Our Look Into Disney Plus’ Exclusive Holiday Movie

Grab some hot chocolate, popcorn, and settle in for a Christmas movie on Disney’s recently released streaming platform, Disney Plus. One movie produced by Disney Plus, Noelle, is available exclusively with this subscription service. What is this holiday movie about? Who else, besides Pitch Perfect’s Anna Kendrick, is in this comedy? Here’s what we know about Disney Plus’ original film.

‘Noelle’ is a holiday movie on Disney Plus, starring Anna Kendrick

Some know her from Pitch Perfect, others know her from Into the Woods. Anna Kendrick made a name for herself for her whit, her comedy, and her singing. Now, the actress is taking her talent to Disney’s streaming platform.

“When you’re growing up in Maine, Christmas felt kind of extra Christmasy,” Anna Kendrick said during an interview with Parade. “Like the idea that some people didn’t have snow for Christmas just blew my mind as I got a little older and figured that out. It’s so sweet. And I’m so grateful when I get to go home for Christmas. It’s just so amazing. So I think that’s probably why I have such good feelings about Christmas because I was living the quintessential Christmas experience.”

Anna Kendrick attends "Noelle" New York screening
Anna Kendrick attends “Noelle” New York screening | Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images

Who is appears in the holiday movie, ‘Noelle?’

Anna Kendrick portrays the title character of this Disney movie. However, other notable cast members include Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader as Nick Kringle. Billy Eichner (The Lion King,) Julie Hagerty, and Shirley MacLaine also appear in Noelle.

This movie tells the story of Santa Claus’ children, Noelle Kringle and Nick Kringle. When Nick goes missing right before he has to take over the duties of Santa Claus, it’s up to Noelle to find her brother and save Christmas. It’s a heartwarming movie, filled with jokes and Christmas cheer that some fans are already sharing their love for on social media.

“I don’t know what to do with Disney+ first. Do I rewatch all princess films in chronological order? Do I rewatch all the Star Wars films in chronological order? Do I watch Tron and Mary Poppins? Noelle? Other animated classics? I don’t know where to start,” said one Twitter user.

“I got Disney+ just for the sake of watching Noelle so I can consume new Bill Hader content,” wrote another Twitter user.

‘Noelle’ is available exclusively on Disney’s streaming platform, Disney Plus

Movies inspired by other holidays will also be available on Disney Plus. That includes Halloween-centered movies like Twitches and Hocus Pocus. Noelle, Disney Plus’ original movie is currently available for streaming.

However, Noelle is not the only holiday movie available on Disney Plus. This streaming platform houses animated and live-action movies, including The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Santa Clause, Good Luck Charlie It’s Christmas, 12 Dates of Christmas, Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, The Christmas Star, and Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.

Noelle is available exclusively on Disney’s streaming platform. To learn more about Disney Plus and to subscribe, visit their website.