Jaleel White is reprising his iconic role as Steve Urkel once again in the upcoming Warner Bros. Discovery animated film Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie.
The film is described as one that finds Steve in the position of being the only one who can save Christmas. According to the official description, as reported by TVLine, “The holiday season is here, and brilliant but accident-prone super genius Steve Urkel has only one mission: to make the holidays the best they can be for everyone!”
“However, things are off to a not-so-merry start after he ruins a celebration at his local shopping mall and humiliates the department store Santa,” the description continues. “Hoping to make things right, Steve invents a device that helps people spread holiday cheer but it only manages to make things worse. Using his big brain and even bigger heart, it’s up to Steve to help the city rediscover the holiday spirit.”
Apart from White voicing Urkel, the film also stars the voices of Nicole Byer, Roy Wood Jr. and Kym Whitley. IMDb also reports that comedian and writer Wyatt Cenac is credited with writing the screenplay.
As TVLine reports, “Urkel Saves Santa was one of six Warner Bros. Animation projects set to premiere on then-HBO Max in August 2022, only to be pulled as the streamer transitioned to just Max. Another casualty, the holiday movie Merry Little Batman, was recently picked up at Prime Video..”
The film will be available to purchase on digital beginning Nov. 21.