You know the summer is officially over when we start getting marketing material for Christmas movies. Today Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman Animations released a new trailer for Arthur Christmas, an animated feature with the vocal talents of James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen.
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.
This looks like it’ll be a fun Christmas movie, one i’m sure parents and children will flock to. Arthur Christmas is directed by Sarah Smith (making her feature film debut) and will be released November 11th in the UK, and November 23rd in the US.