Comedy / Animation / Family
Director: Sarah Smith
Running time: 97 mins Released: 11th November 2011
About Arthur Christmas
A quirky family film from Aardman Animation. In a base hidden beneath the North Pole, an army of elves work with military efficiency to get everyone's presents ready for Christmas Eve. Then a giant sleigh/spaceship distributes the presents around the world – all in one night. It's a dazzling feat of hi-tech ingenuity, but mischievous Grandsanta (Bill Nighy) hankers for the days of going down chimneys. His son, Santa (Jim Broadbent) controls the operation, but much of the planning is left to capable, collected Steve (Hugh Laurie), the eldest son. When one child's present is left behind at the base, Steve doesn't think it matters. But Arthur (James McAvoy), the youngest son, wants to put things right. With Grandsanta and a stowaway elf in tow, they cross oceans and deserts in an old-fashioned sleigh to deliver the present and uphold the values of Christmas.