Only 6 sleeps to go… and Door Number 19 swings open to reveal an animated comedy that’s fun, creative and original.
The film tells the story of one of Santa Claus’ sons, Arthur, a clumsy, fearful but overly enthusiastic boy, and his quest to make sure that an accidentally undelivered gift makes it safely to one little girl before Christmas sunrise. Of course, he’s not supposed to be on this mission, and with all the main gift deliverers busy, he has to turn elsewhere to get help and guidance. Will he deliver the gift in time, or will he ’cause more problems than it’s worth?
The movie is full of heart, with all the makings of a ‘Christmas Classic’, coupled with the quirky humour and unique style of Aardman Animations. You might even recognise some of the talented voices that make up the cast, including James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie and Imelda Staunton.
Although it was only released in 2011, this film is a favourite for both critics and cinema-goers alike, from many different walks of life. It delivers a fresh and imaginative perspective on the ‘Santa Claus Story’ without the forced festive spirit found in other movies. This one is definitely one to watch.