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Arthur Christmas

PG| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn't know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It's up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa's youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns.

Cast: James McAvoy , Hugh Laurie , Bill Nighy , Jim Broadbent , Imelda Staunton , Ashley Jensen , Marc Wootton , Laura Linney

Director: Sarah Smith

Genres: Children, Comedy, Animated

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Release Date: November 23rd, 2011|1 hr. 40 min.

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fan reviews ( 14 )
  • There's nothing dark about Arthur: It's as bright and twinkling as a Christmas tree, decked with warmth and humor. show more

  • All of the actors' vocal performances are spot-on, including McAvoy's gentle Arthur, Nighy's salty GrandSanta and Ashley Jensen's cute stowaway elf Bryony, a chipper little pixie that would make Rudolph's pal Hermey proud. show more

  • Leave it to the folks who brought us "Wallace & Gromit," "Chicken Run" and "Flushed Away" to bring a delightful blast of fresh air to the conventional Christmas genre. Aardman's Arthur Christmas is that and more - an endlessly amusing 3D, CG-animated Yuletide romp with lively innovation at every turn and a dream voice cast headed by James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie and Bill Nighy. show more

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  • November 19, 2012 Chad
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    Good christmas fun for the wholle family!!!!

  • January 02, 2012 ngar311
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    love it

  • December 19, 2011 littleblack911
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    Very well done christmas movie that gives you holiday spirit and keeps you smiling all the way throygh. I would recommend it to my family and friends.

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With only a few days left until Thanksgiving, you should already be in full-fledged holiday mode. If not, this montage from 'Arthur Christmas' will help you get into the spirit (or that ugly Chris...

James McAvoy, 'Arthur Christmas' Star, on Voice Acting and Getting Better

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By Caroline Frost "I wanted Arthur to be really appealing without being cute, with soft hair that would make you want to pat him," is how 'Arthur Christmas' director Sarah Smith envisioned her lead...

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