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Arthur Christmas

A movie directed by Sarah Smith

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"There's always time for a bow!"

  • Dec 6, 2012

Santa has scored another perfect Christmas Eve and is back at the North Pole to rest.  But wait!  A toy has been overlooked and not delivered!  Who will save the day?  Can Arthur, Santa's bumbling son, do it?

I loved everything about this movie.  The animation is bright and beautiful, the script is witty, the pacing is quick, and it all ends happily.  Children will love seeing Santa, the reindeer, and sleigh (even though he usually drives a solar-powered spacecraft aided by a NASA-like control room manned by elves) and adults will laugh nonstop at the very funny dialogue that combines traditional values with modern technology.  Turn on the subtitles to catch them all.

The British cast features James McAvoy, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, and Jim Broadbent and is outstanding.   I was left with a big smile on my face.  Recommended for all ages.


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December 14, 2012
Ok--I missed this one. Time to add it to my queve
December 14, 2012
I really think you'll like it.
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review by . November 24, 2011
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Star Rating:         Arthur Christmas breaks no new ground as an animated 3D film, but as a twist on the Santa Claus legend, it’s charming, clever, and often times quite funny – too funny, at times, for really young children. What new things can we possibly learn about Jolly ol’ St. Nick? For one thing, there has never been just one of him; the name Santa is, in fact, a title that’s passed down from generation to generation. We also learn that …
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Director: Sarah Smith
Genre: Animation
Release Date: 23 November 2011 (USA)
Screen Writer: Sarah Smith, Peter Baynham
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