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Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

  • 2011 film

Aardman 3D-animation movie for Christmas 2011 about the kind-hearted but clumsy son of Santa Claus. Starring James McAvoy. Also features Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen and more.

Arthur Christmas

Key details

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

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.

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Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
97 minutes
UK release
Wednesday 23rd November 2011
Distributors

Sony Pictures

Also known as
  • Operation Rudolph (Working title)
Production
Animated
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 24th December 2020 at 5:00pm on CITV
  • Saturday 19th December 2020 at 9:25am on CITV
  • Saturday 12th December 2020 at 4:40pm on ITV2

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