Arthur Christmas will be released in cinemas worldwide just in time for the American holiday season and Christmas time.
The animated movie from Sony Pictures Animation shows how Santa employs an ultra high-tech mission to deliver presents in time for Christmas morning. Thousands of elves, computer screens, levers and buttons go into the present delivering operation from the North Pole creating mayhem and havoc for Santa and his family.
Sony have brought out the big guns with major stars voicing the parts of the animated characters, promising a treat for families and children looking forward to the holiday season.
- James McAvoy (The Last King of Scotland, X-Men: First Class)
- Bill Nighy (Love Actually, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
- Hugh Laurie (House, Monty Python)
- Jill Broadbent
- Matt Lucas (Shooting Stars, Little Britain)
- Ashley Jensen (Extras)
- Imelda Staunton (Cranford)
Director: Sarah Smith
Writers: Peter Baynham and Sarah Smith
Producer: Steve Pegram
Co Producer: Peter Baynham
Executive Producers: Peter Lord, David Sproxton, Carla Shelley
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