Arthur Christmas Poster

Release Date: November 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 6th, 2012

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: Animated, Comedy, Family

Production Co: Aardman Animations, Sony Pictures Animation

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, 2010s, Hilarious, Son, Family, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

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    The film does have a distinctly British cheek; even with a Sony Pictures co-credit over the titles, it's just un-Hollywood enough to feel like a breath of fresh North Pole air. show more

  • Arthur Christmas is a Grinch-style story of rekindled Christmas spirit told from inside Santa's compound at the North Pole. 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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Nominated Animated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)
Nominated Best Animated Feature Film