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Build-A-Bear Released A New Merry Mission Plush Collection Based off The New Build-A-Bear Movie

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It is officially that time of year – the magical time of the year where stores are stocked full of holiday cheer and new Christmas movies are making their way to theaters…

Now, in case you haven’t heard, Build-A-Bear released a new movie in theaters and along with it, they released a new Merry Mission Plush Collection (which is the characters from the movie).

Beginning November 3rd, the enchanting new animated Christmas film from Build-A-Bear Entertainment – Glisten and the Merry Mission – will be released in select Cinemark theaters across the country.

Glisten and the Merry Mission follows a young elfling, Marzipan, and her mother Cinnameg, the newly minted manager of Santa’s troubled North Pole workshop. Marzipan must believe in the magic of the season to help save Christmas, which leads to the adventure of a lifetime and the search to rediscover the enchanted snow deer, Glisten. The pursuit of their merry mission is aided by Santa and a colorful cadre of reindeer and elves. The film features a variety of award-winning celebrity voice talent including Leona Lewis, Julia Michaels, Dionne Warwick, Freddie Prinze Jr., Chevy Chase, Billy Ray Cyrus and Trinity Bliss.

And before you head to see the new movie, now is the perfect time to get your child a new furry friend!

Families can receive a free child’s ticket to this heartwarming film simply by creating and purchasing their own furry friend at a participating Build-A-Bear Workshop.


As I mentioned, Build-A-Bear has the new Merry Mission Collection so your child can make their favorite character come to life. I’m even going to let my daughter take her new friend with us to see the movie!

Within the collection are Santa’s beloved lineup of reindeer, plus some of the magical characters featured in the film:

  • Glisten: The enchanted snow deer and titular character of the film.
  • Marzipan: The young elfling who embarks on a journey to save Christmas with her strong spirit and keen eye for adventure.
  • Donner: A loyal reindeer friend who is all business in the name of Christmas.
  • Grizz: The village grizzly bear with a tough reputation who is doing his best to get off the naughty list this year.
  • Luulla: The North Pole’s cutest canine pal and Marzipan’s trusted sidekick who also happens to be a talented snowboarder.
  • The full collection of Merry Mission plush and accessories are now available online.

I cannot decide which bear I need to have, they are all adorable!!

So, hurry and get your tickets for the new Build-A-Bear movie and make sure you grab your new furry friend too!

You can visit the Glisten and the Merry Mission website to learn more about the movie release, watch the trailer, and sign up for special promotions and upcoming events at Build-A-Bear® | Glisten and the Merry Mission Movie (buildabear.com).

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