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Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas.

Arthur Christmas

Aardman 3D-animation movie for Christmas 2011 about the kind-hearted but clumsy son of Santa Claus. Starring James McAvoy

Genre
Film
Released
2011
Starring
James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen, Marc Wootton, Laura Linney and others
Writers
Sarah Smith and Peter Baynham
Directors
Sarah Smith and Barry Cook
Producers
Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley, Steve Pegram and Chris Juen

Arthur Christmas is the tale of friendly, kind, but clumsy younger son of Santa Claus.

The entire business of Christmas and Santa's annual present deliveries is now much more high-tech, with Santa's sleigh now a gigantic flying saucer.

Arthur (James McAvoy) is the only member of the Santa family who is still captivated by the magic of the holiday, with Santa (Jim Broadbent) just doing his job, elder brother Steve (Hugh Laurie) running the business with high-tech efficiency and military-style precision, and 136-year-old Grandsanta (Bill Nighy) hating the modern world.

However, on Christmas night Arthur is given an important job to do which has to be completed before Christmas morning.

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
97 minutes
Release date
Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Distributor

Sony Pictures

Production company
Also known as
  • Operation Rudolph (Working title)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Tuesday 25th December 2018 at 1:45pm on C4

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