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Apple TV Releases ‘Ted Lasso’ Animated Christmas Short

The creators of the Apple TV+ comedy “Ted Lasso” have released a stop-motion animated Christmas special featuring characters from the Emmy-winning series.

The short, which can be seen on the Apple TV YouTube page and as bonus content in the “Ted Lasso” section on the Apple TV+ streaming service, features the voices of series cast members Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster and Nick Mohammed.

“Ted Lasso” features an American football coach (Sudeikis) hired to manage a British soccer club, and covers up his inexperience with the sport with an abundance of optimism and infectious determination. In addition to several Emmy wins, the show was named one of AFI’s top television shows of the year, has earned a Peabody Award for excellence in storytelling, and has been nominated for several Critics Choice awards, including Best Comedy Series.

The four-minute Christmas cartoon, called “The Missing Christmas Mustache,” features the team trying to find a way to restore Ted’s trademark mustache when it mysteriously disappears right before the holidays.

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