Justin Bieber Music Video and Song Debut with Arthur Christmas

Justin Bieber 'Under the Mistletoe'
Justin Bieber 'Under the Mistletoe' - PRNewsFoto/The Island Def Jam Music Group
Justin Bieber’s rendition of the classic holiday tune “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” will play over the end credits of the family-friendly animated film, Arthur Christmas. Sony Pictures Animation and Columbia Pictures also announced today that the music video for “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” will debut in theaters showing Arthur Christmas. The video for the song, which is off Bieber’s upcoming Under the Mistletoe album, will feature footage from Aardman Animation’s Arthur Christmas.
The first single from Under the Mistletoe, “Mistletoe,” will be used in Arthur Christmas‘ TV spots.
Arthur Christmas, featuring the voices of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, and Jim Broadbent, will hit theaters on November 23, 2011. Justin Bieber’s Under the Mistletoe drops on November 1st.
In the press release announcing Justin Bieber’s involvement with Arthur Christmas, Lia Vollack, President, Worldwide Music for Sony Pictures, stated, “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. 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.”
Source: Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Animation – October 17, 2011