Jack Black teams up with his “Gulliver’s Travels” co-star Jason Segel to create “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy 2010,” their wonderful take on the holiday carol in the style of David Bowie and Bing Crosby’s famed 1977 classic. And in the spirit of the holidays, the duo is offering all their U.S. proceeds from the sale of “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy 2010” to Blue Star Families (bluestarfam.org).
“Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy 2010” will be sold exclusively on iTunes beginning Tuesday December 7. Additionally, a 2-D animated video for “Little Drummer Boy” will premiere on CollegeHumor.com that same day. “This old chestnut was dying to be rockified...enjoy” explained Black on his choice of song.
Blue Star Families is a nonprofit organization created by real military families, acting as the bridge between the military community, the shapers of policy affecting military life, and the nation. The American military is the most diverse in the world and our members are equally diverse, including military spouses, parents, and families from all branches of service, including the National Guard and reserves. Blue Star Families seeks to connect, support and empower military families by offering solutions that make military family life more sustainable.
"BSF is extremely grateful for this gift,” explained Mark D. Smith the Executive Director of Blue Star Families. “This gesture serves as wonderful example of the strong support our military families enjoy for all their sacrifices from the civilian community across the country. We would like to especially thank Jack Black and Jason Segel for their generosity”
In theaters on December 22, Gulliver’s Travels is a modern, 3D family comedy take on the classic tale. Jack Black (star of “Kung Fu Panda” and “School of Rock”) is Lemuel Gulliver, a lowly mailroom clerk at a New York newspaper. After Gulliver bluffs his way into assignment writing about the Bermuda Triangle, he goes there only to be transported to an undiscovered land, Lilliput. In this fantastic new world, Gulliver is, at last, a bigger-than-life figure – in size and ego – especially after he starts telling tales, taking credit for his world’s greatest inventions, and placing himself at the center of its most historic events. Gulliver’s position is enhanced even further when he leads his new friends in a daring battle against their longtime enemies. But when Gulliver loses it all and puts the Lilliputians in peril, he must find a way to undo the damage. Ultimately, Gulliver becomes a true giant among men only when he learns that it’s how big you are on the inside that counts.