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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: Comedy, Animated

Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Arthur Christmas (2011)

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

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  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

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

  • 75
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Crisply shot and voiced by a legion of Brits, the animated Arthur seems aimed at the Scrooge and caroler in all of us. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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

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