Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell shine in the debut trailer for Spirited

Official trailer for Spirited
Official trailer for Spirited (Image credit: Apple)

The official trailer for Spirited is finally here, another signal that it is officially the start of the holiday season.

Today, Apple TV Plus released the official trailer for Spirited, its upcoming holiday musical starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. The trailer gives us our first look at what to expect from the film which is the latest adaption of A Christmas Carol.

The company says to "imagine Charles Dickens’ heartwarming tale of a scrooge visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve—but funnier. And with Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spencer. Also, huge musical numbers. Okay, we’re asking a lot. Maybe just watch the trailer?"

You can check out the debut trailer on YouTube below:

What is Spirited about?

Spirited will tell the story of the Ghost of Christmas Present (Will Ferrell), who, each Christmas Eve, "selects one dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he picked the wrong Scrooge. Clint Briggs (Ryan Reynolds) turns the tables on his ghostly host until Present finds himself reexamining his own past, present and future. For the first time, “A Christmas Carol” is told from the perspective of the ghosts in this hilarious musical twist on the classic Dickens tale."

The film is directed by Sean Anders ("Daddy’s Home,” "Instant Family”), written by Sean Anders and John Morris, and features original songs by Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul ("La La Land"). The movie is choreographed by Chloe Arnold (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”).

Spirited will premiere in theaters on Friday, November 11th, and begin streaming on Apple TV Plus on Friday, November 18th. If you want to enjoy the movie in the best quality possible, check out our review of the Apple TV 4K and our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2022.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.