Disney Branded Television on Sept. 28 announced that its new Disney Original Movie The Naughty Nine will begin streaming on Disney+ on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23 – a day after its debut on the Disney Channel.
The Naughty Nine stars Danny Glover as Santa Claus. The film centers around a mischievous fifth grader named Andy, who finds himself without a present from Santa on Christmas morning. Realizing he must have landed on the “naughty list” and feeling unfairly maligned, Andy pulls together a team of eight other “naughty listers” to help him execute an elaborate heist in Santa’s Village at the North Pole to get the presents they feel they deserve. Along the way, the group comes to realize that the very best way off the naughty list is to redirect their unique talents for good — instead of mischief.
The movie’s ensemble includes Winslow Fegley as Andy; Camila Rodriguez as Dulce, Andy’s best friend and archery expert; Anthony Joo as North Pole conspiracy theorist Lewis; Imogen Cohen as daredevil “wheel woman” Ha-Yoon; Clara Stack as animal whisperer Rose; Deric McCabe as master-of-disguise Jon Anthony; Ayden Elijah as charmer Albert; Madilyn Kellam as Andy’s older sister, Laurel, a skilled gymnast seeking to regain her confidence; and Derek Theler as Bruno, a disgruntled cargo pilot who claims to have witnessed Santa’s sleigh.
Alberto Belli directed The Naughty Nine, and Suzanne Todd is an executive producer. The Naughty Nine was written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas, who also serve as executive producers.