You’re reading that title right! Steve Urkel is back, now in animated form, voiced by Jaleel White, and in his own Holiday special!
Family Matters was one of the most popular sitcoms in the 90s and made the character of Steve Urkel one of the most, if not the most popular TV characters of that time. Family Matters originally aired from 1989-1998, which means outside of a 2019 episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! will be the first time that Jaleel White will officially be reprising his role since the series ended in 1998.
Joining White’s Steve Urkel in this all-new animated holiday movie musical are Nicole Byer (Nailed It), Roy Wood Jr. (The Daily Show), and Kym Whitley (The Bay).
Synopsis: 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. 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.
Formerly titled ‘Did I Do That to the Holidays? A Steve Urkel Story‘, this special was one of the animation projects dropped from the Max lineup after the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.
Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Robert L. Boyett (Family Matters) and Sam Register (President; Warner Bros. Animation, Cartoon Network Studios & Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe) serve as executive producers
Urkel Saves Santa: The Movie! will be available to purchase on Digital starting November 21.