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Audible and an All-Star Cast Introduce a Holiday Classic to a New Listeners

"The Cinnamon Bear" cover art is laid over a snowy blue background. It features a large silver star with the title overlay in red and green text. The full cast list is listed on the right side.

Cinnamon Bear was born on November 26, 1937, as the star of a holiday season cliffhanger-style children’s radio series. Now as an Audible Original series, The Cinnamon Bear: A Holiday Adventure is being brought to life by an all-star cast. Alan Cumming, as Cinnamon Bear, is joined by an all-star cast, including John Goodman, Ryan Reynolds, Marcia Gay Harden, Rachel Dratch, Catherine Keener, Helen Hunt, Johnny Galecki, Thomas Lennon, Ana Gasteyer and and many more.

Revitalizing the story for today’s generation, Jimmy and Judy, the naïve main characters from the original, are more skeptical and savvy youngsters who follow the magical Cinnamon Bear (Alan Cumming) on an out-of-this-world trek to find their lost (or stolen!) tree-topping star. Along the way, they’ll encounter some bizarre (and hilarious) characters, including Mr. Presto the Magician (John Goodman), the Crazy Quilt Dragon (Stephen Root), and Santa Claus himself (Ryan Reynolds). Mix in a playful score by cofounder of the Pogues James Fearnley, and you’ve got a deliciously rich and rewarding holiday experience for the whole family to enjoy.

The first two episodes will be available on November 29, with new episodes to be released daily (Monday – Friday) through December 23 at

Full cast:

  • Alan Cumming as CINNAMON BEAR
  • Sarah Vowell as JUDY
  • Milo Manheim as JIMMY
  • Marcia Gay Harden as MOM
  • John Goodman as PRESTO THE MAGICIAN
  • Ryan Reynolds as SANTA CLAUS
  • Rachel Dratch as WEARIE WINNIE
  • Catherine Keener as PENELOPE PELICAN
  • Johnny Galecki as FEE-FO THE GIANT
  • Thomas Lennon as OLIVER THE OSTRICH
  • John Cameron Mitchell as GRAND WONKY
  • Martha Plimpton as WINTERGREEN WITCH
  • Stephen Root as CRAZY QUILT
  • Chris Parnell as ANNOUNCER
  • Bridget Everett as WAILING WHALE
  • Camryn Manheim as ROLY POLY DEPUTY
  • Dan Finnerty as LORD STENCHMAN
  • Ed Herbstman as KING HOWDYDIEU
  • Andy Mientus as RHYMING RABBIT
  • Eric Gilliland as PENGUIN
  • Craig Bierko as ADMIRAL TAFFY
  • Michael Arden as JACK FROST
  • Lakshmi Singh as LAKSMI SINGH
  • With Rocky Carroll as THE NARRATOR

Directed by David Cromer
Music by James Fearnley
Produced by Eric Gilliland, Danielle von Zerneck, Adam Pincus, & Best Case Studios


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